The owner of the landholding described as property 3 in Heidi Meyer's
The owner of the landholding described as property 3 in Heidi Meyer's "concept” for a residential component to the Badderam eco resort at Buderim has written to Sunshine Council saying he had told her he wanted no part in it.

Angry property owner slams Badderam plan

BADDERAM promoter Heidi Meyer's presentation to Sunshine Coast Council of an expanded vision for her Buderim development included one property whose owners have made absolutely clear they wanted no part of it.

Mark MacLeod, of 32 King St, wrote to the mayor and all councillors yesterday following reports about the presentation made by Ms Meyer to some councillors last Friday which unveiled a "concept" to expand her resort approval to include a residential component across 24 hectares.

Last Friday's meeting included Sunshine Coast Council CEO Michael Whittaker, Craig Mathieson from the Office of the Mayor and CEO, councillors Christian Dickson, Steve Robinson and Jason O'Pray and federal Fairfax MP Ted O'Brien.

"I would like to make it public knowledge that we have never given Heidi Meyer, Kim Carroll or anyone else from the Badderam group, permission to include or use our property as part of any expanded Badderam proposal, or make any representations in relation to our land," Mr MacLeod, whose property he shares with his wife Leonie, wrote.

"In fact, when Ms Meyer and Mr Carroll approached us last year to propose bringing our development into their Badderam concept, we made it quite clear to them that we did not want to be part any of their future development plans."

Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford, who represents Buderim, said he had been approached by a further two owners concerned their properties had been included in Ms Meyer's "concept" without their permission.

Mr MacLeod said Ms Meyer had last April secured a resort development approval on a rural-zoned block of land outside the planning scheme others were obliged to follow.

"That hasn't been achieved without lobbying," he said.

In his letter to the mayor and councillors Mr MacLeod said most of the expanded Badderam proposal was also on rural zoned or restricted development land in the town plan.

"Why would council continue to ignore their own planning scheme in looking at an expanded development proposal in this area," he wrote.

"Our property has been used and misrepresented by Meyer and Carroll on the issuu website and the Information Memorandum."

Mr MacLeod said when Ms Meyer and Mr Carroll advised him they were going to seek interest in finding investors for their project overseas, he had made it "quite clear" that the property was not to be included in any expanded proposal to local or overseas investors.

Ms Meyer was asked a series of direct questions about why she had included 32 King St against the expressed wish of the owners, why the property was included in an information memorandum for potential investors, whether she had the permission of all other land owners included and whether she intended to seek an amendment to her existing approval relating to critical performance deadlines that fall due in April.

In relation to 32 King St she made assertions about negotiations with Mr MacLeod that he has dismissed as being without fact.

"Yes, we have sought permission from other land owners," she said.

"Owners have not signed to any agreements and reserve the right to change their mind at any given time, no contracts are in place. Discussions have been sought around concepts only. 

"We feel confident that we will be able to meet the conditions of our approval. 

"We do not seek to have the conditions of our approval amended."



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