The Land and Environment Court will be holding a special hearing in Culburra Beach next Monday, May 10 to hear further submissions and decide the fate of the proposed West Culburra Development.
The proposal was first put on public exhibition in 2013, and at that time included an urban development area of approximately 75 hectares; 650 low and medium-density residential lots; 3.5 hectares of industrial development; tourist accommodation, cafes, restaurants and viewing areas; foreshore reserve; a sports field, parks and view corridor and supporting infrastructure and services, including new roads and a stormwater management system.
A number of objections were lodged by members of the community. Concerns included the proximity of the development to Lake Wollumboola, destruction of bushland, and the large scale of the proposed development.
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In 2018 the Independent Planning Commision refused development consent for the proposal in the Land and Environment Court.
The applicant, Sealark Pty Ltd, which is part of the Halloran Trust, has appealed the decision, and was allowed to provide an amended proposal as part of the appeal.
The amended proposal is for an urban development area of approximately 47 hectares; 244 low-density residential lots, capable of providing up to 293 dwellings; 12 medium-density residential lots; 45 integrated housing lots; three mixed use lots; 13 industrial lots; a sportsground with supporting amenities and parkland/open space areas; and supporting infrastructure and services, including new roads and a stormwater management system
It is on exhibition at: www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/40901
Monday's hearing, which will include a number of presentations for those both for and against the proposal, will take place in Culburra Beach Community Hall from 12.15pm.
Prior to the public submissions the senior commissioner will undertake an inspection of the site.
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