The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has recommended that the Independent Planning Commission refuse this application.
Lake Wollumboola Protection Association Inc members are delighted at this news. We strongly support the recommendation as we consider that Long Bow Point should be included in Jervis Bay National Park.
The Department’s main concerns include:
- inconsistent with strategic planning objectives to protect Lake Wollumboola from future urban development.
- inability to demonstrate with scientific certainty that the proposed stormwater management system would achieve a neutral or beneficial effect on water quality in the lake.
- inadequate information on ground water inputs to the lake to inform an accurate assessment of potential impacts on ground water.
- potential water quality impacts represent an unacceptable risk to the lake’s unique ecosystems and the threatened and migratory species it supports.
- likely signifcant impacts for lake and Long Bow Point threatened flora and fauna.
- potential social and economic benefits unlikely to significantly outweigh environmental impact.
Follow this link for the full report: http://ipcn.nsw.gov.au/resources/pac/media/files/pac/projects/2018/07/long-bow-point-golf-course/department-of-planning-and-environments-assessment-report/assessment-report.pdf
We encourage you to become familiar with the Department’s report and recommendations.
The Independent Planning Commission will hold public meetings regarding both the golf course application and the West Culburra development at Culburra Beach Bowling Club on 24 July 2018 at 10:30am for the golf course and 1:30pm for West Culburra.
You can apply to make a short presentation or to write a submission. Otherwise come along to show your concerns regarding these damaging proposals.
Email for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 9383 2100