Mould infects homes near controversial development site

A draft plan of sections of the development, and the slope it's set to be build on.
A draft plan of sections of the development, and the slope it's set to be build on.

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The controversial four-storey development planned for St Georges Basin, yet to be approved by planning bodies, has already caused grief for one elderly resident in Anson Street.

Muddy water from the development site ran beneath her house, and caused an outbreak of mould on the walls.

Shoalhaven City Council advised her to clean the mould, and local residents are concerned the problem will continue to manifest.

Her home, on the lower side of the street, isn’t the only home affected.

A young man told 200 residents that his lifelong dream is being ruined by the development at the public meeting at St Georges Basin on Thursday night.

Fellow St Georges Basin resident Terry Patterson was saddened by what he heard at the community meeting.

“Home owners there are being swamped with runoff every time it rains,” Mr Patterson said.

“There are no environmental traps, no way to prevent it from happening again.

“The developer has cleared all of the vegetation without council approval.

“This developer has given no regard for the people around him.”

Council provided a certificate of consent for “limited” clearing of the site.

However, during the course of clearing the land, developer David De Battista has overextended the parameters for consent according to council development manager Cathy Bern.