Two issues with the same common thread. The Energy Australia Substation and Liberty Proposed Restaurants DA –These are both situated on an area of land which was the subject of an exhaustive battle fought against the original developer by Council, this Association, other groups and local residents through the Land & Environment Court. While the Court approved the Service Station construction, the property was subject to stringent protective covenants which were attached to the Land Title and thereby enshrined for the future. The main measure being a protected bush band 10-15 metres wide surrounding and intersecting the property. This bush band had only three small gaps on the Poole Close side. The original block was subsequently subdivided however the protective covenants still apply to both blocks.
ENERGY AUSTRALIA SUBSTATION
Energy Australia essentially approved their own Development and Review of Environmental Factors, disregarding the L&E Court covenants and despite all objections proceeded to bulldoze large areas of their block preparatory to construction commencing. They have torn out substantial portions of the protected bush bands including mature swamp mahogany trees. This Association is objecting strongly against this action and you are encouraged to do the same.
Address objections to :–
Energy Australia –
Attn: James Hunkin, Area Development Manager,
Central Coast & Attn: Graham Lucas, Project Development
Manager, Central Coast –
and the Mayor (PO Box 21, Gosford, NSW 2250
or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION FOR REFRESHMENT ROOMS & CAR PARKS (DA38092/2010) on the Liberty block between the existing Service Station and Wards Hill Road.
These plans show the proposed buildings and southern car park and cleared areas taking out 5 metres of the 15 metre protected bush band adjacent to both Wards Hill Rd & Poole Close as well as removing a large mature eucalyptus, all specifically protected by the Court order. This application has not yet been decided (Feb 28). We have lodged an objection with Council’s Planning Dept. and objections have been lodged directly with the Mayor who, in a recent ABC interview said “I certainly have [received] no objections of any sort in relation to it”
While the period for submissions has closed it would be useful to reinforce in the Mayor’s mind that there are in fact many objectors!
Address: Mayor Laurie Maher, PO Box 21, Gosford,
Or email email@example.com
CLICK HERE TO SEE RESTAURANTS PLAN
CLICK HERE TO SEE L & E COURT BUSH REGENERATION PLAN AFTER BUILDING OF LIBERTY SERVICE STATION