Broulee 80 lot subdivision
This 80 lot subdivision DA currently before Council is the final and largest subdivision stage of this proposed development in Broulee. It will have a major impact on the local community and the local environment.
There have been many thoughtful submissions to Council on this DA application. However, it seems likely that the DA will be processed under the current delegated authority assessment regime and there will be no further debate on the serious issues raised by the community. For all practical purposes the community will learn the outcome of their submissions when the bulldozers start-up.
We believe there is a need for Council to respond to the community on at least the major issues raised and the outcome of Council’s consideration of them. The BMPCA is seeking a meeting with Councillors, Council Planning staff and perhaps the developer to to get a better understanding of Council’s reaction to the serious suggestions made by the community. If Council is making a summary of the community submissions perhaps this could form an agenda for the meeting.
At this stage we are not proposing a large meeting but a smaller group of perhaps five community representatives, Council planning staff and Interested Councillors.
Another way of developing an agenda may be to consider to what extent this development can meet general requirements for good development. This would include issues such as:
- Protection of public land that is currently used for sports, passive recreation and interaction between the community and the natural environment.
- Road design that does not take priority over pedestrians, cyclists.
- Design that considers the future impact of climate change.
- Impact on the local community. Does the development fit with the existing village structure of Broulee. If not, does it have to be radically different to achieve the objectives of the Council and developer?
- Has protection of the environment and the implications of the design for community health and social wellbeing been properly taken into account
- Does the new development preserve existing community values and natural infrastructure such as clean and attractive beaches?
On behalf of BMPCA and the wider community I am asking Councillors for their support for a meeting with the community to allow Council to respond to the major issues raised by the community.
I have attached a copy of the submission made by the BMPCA to provide some more context but I know individual members of the community have made important submissions raising issues not covered in the BMPCA submission