A meeting is being held at Coledale tomorrow, to protest a development many locals believe will change the face of the village.
The rally is to oppose the construction of five-townhouses planned for 50 Squires Crescent, which the locals say will mean more traffic and more people in an area already struggling under the weight of inadequate infrastructure.
Wollongong Council rejected the DA so the developer has taken the matter to the Land and Environment Court..
Locals are calling on the project to be denied citing major safety concerns about the nearby creek, and the removal of the majority of trees on the block, including a Port Jackson Fig, which would come under threat.
They also say the development disregards the desired future character statement for Coledale, and doesn’t fit the current R2 zoning for low-density housing.
A flyer circulated by the Save Our Suburb group also says Coledale can’t support exponential growth due to a lack of amenities including parking, pubic transport access and internet.
The flyer states ‘Approving this development will set an unwanted precedent for Squires Cres and Coledale as a whole.”
Opponents to the plan, and to the over-development of the area, are being asked to attend The Coalition Conference at 50 Squires Crescent at 10am Wednesday November 4, with organisers saying ti’s general community concern that speaks the loudest.