A developer's hopes for South Nowra turned into a social media nightmare, after an unknown person suggested social housing was intended for the site.
Judith Stubbs and Associates were contracted by Molnar Property Group to ask the Twin Waters community what they thought about a possible nearby development.
John Molnar, director of Molnar Property Group, said an unknown person made copies of that request, and attached a second document that suggested the development may be for social housing.
"It's nonsense - something has gone wrong here," he said.
"We wanted to do the right thing by the community and get an idea of what people like about the area and what their concerns might be, so we could incorporate those into the development application.
"We're not going to put something in the area that won't work for that area."
The tentative plan, which has not yet reached the development application stage, is for 10 one-bedroom units and 46 two-bedroom units in a two-storey high development on Old Southern Road.
Nine house lots have been approved for the front of the 20-acre space. The two acres behind those lots would be the site of the units.
Mr Molnar said the properties were intended for young professionals who were not yet ready to buy a house, first home buyers and older locals looking to downsize.
He said concerns that the second story properties would overlook backyards were also unfounded.
"None of the two-storey units would be able to overlook existing residents' backyards," he said.
"There is a big buffer, which is zoned as an environmental zone, and the two storey units would overlook that land.
"One site on the northern side would potentially look north, and there is one house there which is on several acres, about 50 metres back from the road."
The area is zoned to allow buildings of up to three storeys.
Mr Molnar said the development would be staged, and the units would be built and sold based on demand.
"This is a really up-and-coming area," he said.
"We've planned a village green, a lot of green open space. We don't want to overdevelop the site, we just want to provide a diversity of housing in the area."