April 03 2014
Port Stephens Council has withdrawn its support for this contentious Application because it has succumbed to pressure from the community to at last insist on a proper Species Impact Statement, which has not been provided by the proponent. Council has received over 1200 submissions on this proposal and the matter had an airing on the ABC 7.30 Report last Friday, 28 March 2014. HERE
The Council has released a media statement HERE
The Soldiers Point Community Group has released a statement to members HERE
This longstanding matter has been reported to TRRA Inc. meetings over the last three years, we have worked with the local community group and have covered it HERE
TRRA Inc. has also made several submissions to Council on this subject:
This long running saga needs to be told in full and has major implications for Council and the way the Planning Department has been handling major developments over the last few years. More to follow as time permits.