Phone 4325 7369     Fax 4339 2307     Email us.

Skip Navigation Links.
Collapse Issue 433 - 27 Nov 2017Issue 433 - 27 Nov 2017
Collapse  NEWS NEWS
Nursing home refusal to be reviewed
Woy Woy police station may get officer-in-charge
Sporties' plan attracts 30 submissions so far
Council abandons Australia Day celebrations
Wicks claims achievements
'Dire need' to monitor oyster leases, says Tesch
Ferry service disruptions continue
Charity ball exceeds fund-raising target
MP to hold youth forum
Blaze burns in national park
New interview room at Mary Mac's Place
Mary Mac's collects for Christmas hampers
Guide issued for objectors to Sporties' proposal
Club plans to raise funds through to Christmas
Night work on Rip Bridge
Council agrees to meeting about Umina oval
Group starts to promote shade trees
First fair for the Bays
Call to control cotoneaster
Local charity appoints new chief
Bays' committee members step down
Information walk about bushfire hazard reduction
Collapse  FORUM FORUM
What is the future of the Peninsula?
Loss of iconic club would be huge
Unanswered questions show need for transparency
Creeks are the best form of drainage we have
Lions Park entrance is a major asset
Good public performance venues needed
Clubhouse is not abandoned
They will not supply a dredge - stop asking
We need sharply-focussed and sophisticated plans
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Aged care provider was awards finalist
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Jazz played in arboretum
Choir performs for Mary Mac's
Rotary plans Opera in the Arboretum
History book about The Bays
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
School raises issue of 'inappropriate cyber interactions'
Students help collect soil for memorial
Orchard Hills girls help clean up the Peninsula
School celebrates 90th birthday
New furniture and equipment
Learning about dogs
Students write for Christmas exchange
Celebration
School musical praised
Students sing at shopping centre
Ball games carnival
Collapse  SPORT SPORT
New equipment brings pool to Olympic standard
Umina boxer set for the Commonwealth Games
Killcare surf club rookies go to camp
Charity bowls at Sporties
Fitness program awaits funding approval

Sporties' plan attracts 30 submissions so far

Submissions from community members regarding the proposal to demolish the Woy Woy Sporties Bowling Club, on the Corner of Brickwharf Rd and North Burge Road, and replace it with 63 senior living apartments, retail and a club, totalled 30 by November 23.

Save Woy Woy Waterfront spokesman Mr Ross Cochrane said he expected the number of submissions to exceed 50 before the deadline of December 11, which would enable the application to be considered by a Council meeting.

The applicant lodged an access report with Council on November 10 and submitted further plans on November 13.

The major issues raised by residents in the 30 submissions received so far included objections to the scale of the proposed development and flooding and storm water management issues.

One submission said: "At the junction of Brick Wharf Rd and North Burge Rd, which is the address of this new development the road floods.

"If we have big tides, the road floods.

"If we have heavy rain, the road floods.

"If we have a high tide and heavy rain, especially in an East Coast Low, this area is completely covered and the roads are impassable.

"How will any underground car parking be able to cope with that?"

He said none of the individuals who had undertaken to write a submission to Council following the public meeting held to discuss the Sporties proposal had done so as yet.

"The 30 submissions already received by Council were from other concerned people," he said.

Mr Cochrane said he had twice emailed all 15 Central Coast Councillors but only two had responded.

They were Cr Chris Holstein and Cr Rebecca Gale Collins.

"I find it very disappointing the others have not responded.

"I figured just from courtesy they would all reply at least with a standard email."

Cr Holstein and Cr Gale Collins both undertook to consider the concerns of the community if the proposed Sporties redevelopment plans came their way.

Mr Cochrane said the latest plans and access report submitted by the developer were "just a rehash, no real changes from the original stuff".

Mr Cochrane said he believed the proposal as it stood had many deficiencies.

"There is not even a mention in any set of plans about the water issue we have," he said.

"We have tidal inundation.

"We would be the lowest point on the Peninsula.

"We get flooding on that area six times a month, every high tide you will see water coming up from the gutter.

"Somehow they have stated they have got an exemption for onsite storm water retention.

"It is my understanding that a new development can't release any more water than the building that was already there.

"They are relying on seepage but the new plans show a huge roof area and an underground carpark so there can be no seepage.

"All the water will go out through the gutter so they are supposed to build a huge retention pit and they haven't got one.

"Council's consent for the much smaller 2014 application to build boatshed restaurants on the water side of the site said they would need onsite retention but in the new stormwater plan they are saying they are onsite retention exempt."

Mr Cochrane said he and several other concerned residents had requested information from Central Coast Council that has not been released on the basis that it is "commercial in confidence".

In particular, Council has not released minutes from a pre-DA meeting held between Woy Woy Holdings Pty Ltd representatives and Council staff.

Community members have also been denied information about the change of ownership of a triangle of land that was marked as community reserve in the 2014 plans but incorporated into the development site in the 2017 plans.

Comments


Add a comment
Comments entered here may be published in the Forum section of Peninsula News. Name, full residential address and daytime telephone number are required, but only name and suburb will be published. This is a moderated forum: Contributions will not appear here until they are approved by the editor. Contributions may appear in an edited form.


Name:
 
Address:
Suburb:
Telephone:
Comment:
 

 
  • HillviewP

    pictures/300_HillviewP.jpg

    HillviewP

  • SportiesP

    pictures/300_SportiesP.jpg

    SportiesP

  • ListenP

    pictures/300_ListenP.jpg

    ListenP

  • OysterP

    pictures/300_OysterP.jpg

    OysterP

  • BarP

    pictures/300_BarP.jpg

    BarP

  • YCBallP

    pictures/300_YCBallP.jpg

    YCBallP

  • BaysFireP

    pictures/300_BaysFireP.jpg

    BaysFireP

  • MaryMacP

    pictures/300_MaryMacP.jpg

    MaryMacP

  • GabyP

    pictures/300_GabyP.jpg

    GabyP

  • GustP

    pictures/300_GustP.jpg

    GustP

  • BluewaveP

    pictures/300_BluewaveP.jpg

    BluewaveP

  • RaffleP

    pictures/300_RaffleP.jpg

    RaffleP

  • OperaP

    pictures/300_OperaP.jpg

    OperaP

  • BookP

    pictures/300_BookP.jpg

    BookP

  • SoilP

    pictures/300_SoilP.jpg

    SoilP

  • WoyGrafP

    pictures/300_WoyGrafP.jpg

    WoyGrafP

  • 90P

    pictures/300_90P.jpg

    90P

  • NewP

    pictures/300_NewP.jpg

    NewP

  • DogP

    pictures/300_DogP.jpg

    DogP

  • 3kP

    pictures/300_3kP.jpg

    3kP

  • GoldP

    pictures/300_GoldP.jpg

    GoldP

  • KMartP

    pictures/300_KMartP.jpg

    KMartP

  • PoolP

    pictures/300_PoolP.jpg

    PoolP

  • CampP

    pictures/300_CampP.jpg

    CampP



Search this website

What's On
.
<December 2017>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
262728293012
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31123456
(Click for details)


Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.
  Copyright © 2017 Peninsula Community Access Newspaper Inc