AN application to redevelop the Australian Postal Institute site near the Shoalhaven Heads Surf Club will go before Shoalhaven City Council Development Committee on Tuesday night.
Staff are seeking clarification on a numbers of issues including zoning and whether council will support the residential component within the development.
The other issues are parking in the tourist component, which does not meet council’s numbered requirements and a reduction in the residential lot size to less than the minimum 500 square metres.
A number of derelict holiday units on the land in McIntosh Street were demolished last year, following protests by residents and pressure from council.
The Australian Postal Institute, through Kawarra Beach Pty Ltd, has submitted plans to subdivide the block into eight lots and develop 16 tourist accommodation units which will front the golf course, an in-ground pool and a café, and a number of the dwellings for permanent residential use which will front McIntosh Street.
Local residents have voiced concerns regarding the proposal, with council receiving 30 individual submissions, of which 24 were against the development.
Council has also received a petition of more than 125 signatures against the proposal.
Many of the submissions argue the site should be preserved for tourist related development, not for additional residential housing.
Its possible impact on the existing kiosk within the surf club and that it is contrary to the objectives of its zoning were also questioned.