16 Crooked River Rd, Gerroa, NSW 2534

Dwelling, shed, swimming pool and wood heater

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 9 months ago. It was received by them 22 days earlier.

(Source: Kiama Municipal Council, reference 010.2019.00000234.001)

7 Comments

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  1. Julieanne Seymour commented

    Please , let’s start phasing out wood heaters in our communities and keep our air clean.

  2. ROY Schmidt commented

    Based on the importance of the location, I question whether a residential house, a LARGE shed, a good size pool & a wood heater can be achieved for $400,000?? That is, will the design & quality of the properties be appropriate for the location?
    Plus I agree with the comment by Julienne Seymour re phasing out wood heaters! The morning after impact in Gerroa can be horrific!

  3. Patricia Dunn commented

    Once again, please allow no more wood heaters to be installed.There are plenty of adequate, less polluting methods available for heating a home.

  4. bernadette black commented

    Please consider the effect of wood heaters on our air quality. It really is time to discontinue this form of house heating.

  5. Steven commented

    Most people have no objection to wood heaters, they remind us of the country and why we moved down, I wouldn't be concerned about a few greens having their usual complaining.

  6. Roger Collins commented

    I can't understand the 400k DA for all that development I agree with Roy that either this is a low cost development on a high cost block of land; or, the DA estimate is deliberately low to reduce DA fees. Council is not always alert to this ruse as it missed one local development that went in below 4m but eventually cost nearly 10m bypassing scrutiny by Councillors as well as a hefty DA fee.

  7. Stephen Brazier commented

    This is a small 1.2ha allotment that lies within the 40ha minimum zoning area, which is required to allow a dwelling. This zoning runs along the saddle between Gerringong and Gerroa and is primarily created to preserve the character and identity of our beautiful local landscapes.(KLEP Cl1.2(2e)). One can only assume that this condition of development was in place at the time of purchase of the property, and that the purchasers were well aware of it's existence.

    The owners of this property were granted a contravention of the 40ha zoning to construct a primary dwelling in 2016(still not constructed). This primary dwelling is approximately 5 times the size of the 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom secondary dwelling for which they are now seeking approval. And, then there is the 12m x 14m steel shed (DA 10.2019.234.1), all requiring an additional contravention of the 40ha zoning requirement. All these buildings are in the top one third of the allotment adjacent Crooked River Rd. The secondary dwelling is sited only 28m from the road.

    The first approval in 2016 was seen as reasonable given that the allotment previously contained an old dwelling that burnt down.

    However, this clustering of buildings in this spot will denigrate the vistas from this saddle and will be another nail in the coffin for preserving our much loved landscapes. The 40ha zoning was created for a reason!

    The owners have already been allowed one concession for the primary dwelling, surely this should be enough of a generous compromise from this community!

    If you wish to preserve the dwindling local vistas and scenic values of our locality I urge you to email Council with an objection to this over development.
    NB: comments on Planning Alerts are not considered official objections to DA's. Closing date for submissions is 24th January 2020.

    Stephen Brazier

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