Meetings will be held at Thirroul – then at Wollongong Council Chambers next week to oppose a development planned for Lawrence Hargrave Drive on Kennedy’s Hill.
There is strong community opposition to the plan to knock down an existing home and develop the site, with the application exceeding the area’s nine meter height limit. Concerns have also been raised about floor space ratio, the shading, and the impact more medium-density housing will have on traffic on the already-congested road.
There have been numerous submissions to council opposing the development. Thirroul Village Committee is also against the plan. You can read that story HERE
TVC is now concerned significant changes to the NSW building approval process mean Council may not be able to reject the development.
“The report shows WCC has twice previously advised the developer of significant shortcomings. He has effectively ignored these shortcomings and pushed on by resubmitting most of the same errors. In effect he has bypassed WCC,” says a letter issued by the TVC
“WCC Development Assessment staff have prepared a report to go to the Wollongong Local Planning Panel (WLPP) who are now the consent authority and will make the final decision. WLPP replace the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP).”
You can read the report HERE
TVC is calling on people who would like to oppose the development to attend a meeting at Jose Jones at 2pm on Saturday- and/or coming along to the meeting at the Council Chambers on Wednesday August 1 at 5pm
“In order to oppose the development we need people to do the following,” they say.
“1) turn up as an observer at the WLPP meeting next Wednesday 5 pm at the Council Chambers or
2) offer to speak at the meeting or
3) help research this new background legislation.
“Speakers will be given 5 minutes. To avoid overlapping content, there will be a meeting this Saturday at 2pm at Jose Jones. If you wish to speak, can you please send your key areas to be covered to firstname.lastname@example.org. TVC will attempt to collate this and summarise the matters allocated to date.”