On Tuesday night Shoalhaven City Council adopted an updated master plan for the Woollamia Boat Ramp.
The issue has troubled Shoalhaven City Council since the master plan was first adopted in August 2016 but since then there has been significant community division over the boat ramp.
At the February 25 meeting council staff recommended that master plan K was adopted but instead this advice was ignored and councillors put forward motions to adopt plans H and J.
Dave Fenech, who gave a deputation to the meeting, said option K was the best of the worst options they'd been given.
"We would like council to just go to the H plan, agreed and adopted to by all users," he said.
"This had just gone on way too long."
Helen Ball, who owns a property adjacent to the project, was concerned cars would be parked right on her backyard and the decision was being rushed through.
"Friday we were told by council staff they would be recommending plan J but by 6:30 pm that day they'd done a revision and gone to K," she said.
"Council staff prefer an expedient outcome to the right outcome."
Councillors were divided along the lines of the two deputes with Crs White, Wells, Gash, Watson, Pakes, Guile, Kitchener and Proudfoot supporting option H while Findley, Alldrick, Digiglio, Gartner, Levett pushed for J.
A main contention between the two plans were three proposed car parking spaces bordering Ms Ball's property.
Mayor Amanda Findley was unimpressed with council's decision to adopt plan H.
"What we've demonstrated tonight is what's wrong with politics," Cr Findley said.
"It's a pretty sad day where we can't compromise with three car parks and extra vegetation."
Helen Ball called out in disgust as plan H was adopted.
"I don't want to sit on this for the next umpteen years," Deputy Mayor Patricia White said.