COMMUNITY scrutiny during a briefing held on Monday 18 November in Tea Gardens, regarding information on Parry’s Cove Development resulted in many questions being answered.
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Representatives from Sheargold Managing Director Michael Sheargold, Development Manager Kelly Small, Development Advisor John Dunning and Bob Lander from Development Consultants Tattersall Lander Pty Ltd were available to take questions from the floor.
Before community Question and Answers Development Manager Kelly Small detailed all aspects of the DA to date and displayed the plan and future construction process, advising recent bushfires have delayed Council’s public display.
Major local concerns centred around road access being used by trucks, availability of facilities to non-residents,
flood and fire measures including emergency evacuation contingencies, effects on existing infrastructure such as the Skate Park and the effect on flora and fauna.
John Dunning said,” During the recent realignment of Mungo Brush Road it was estimated 75 trucks per day were driving through Tea Gardens.”
It is estimated during construction ten trucks per day will travel to Hall Road before Myall Quays Boulevard not entering the township at all.
“As Parry’s Cove will be under Community Title it will ultimately be up to the owners to decide who uses the facilities,” Kelly Small said.
Flood water is mitigated predominantly to feed the wetlands, with minor parts to Monkey Jacket and Jay Lake.
Fire measures meet Asset Protection Zone regulations in the DA.
The development allows for 110ha of natural bushland to be set aside to conserve local biodiversity.
The team at Sheargold encouraged residents to contact them in the future with any questions or concerns.
Michael Sheargold Told News Of The Area, “Tonight gave us the opportunity to go into more detail with local residents and I am pleased at the level of interest shown by the good turn out.”
By Sandra CLARK