71 Trinity Point Drive, Morisset Park NSW 2264

Mixed Used Development (Tourism & Hospitality)

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website over 4 years ago. It was received by them 6 days earlier.

(Source: Lake Macquarie City Council, reference DA-1731/2014)

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  1. Deborah Morris commented

    The developer has commenced removing trees on the site even though the project has not been approved.
    No consideration has been made to ensure the services provided by the marina do not become a small business which do not have zoning approval.
    The noise levels and restrictions from all facilities at the complex have not been addressed to ensure local residents do not have loud music and noise late at night disturbing their peace whereas local residents are bound by time restrictions and noise levels.
    No provision has been made to ensure the tourist accommodation does not become permanent residential increasing the level of 50 % of the 150 apartments.
    Local residents are bound by the 6m foreshore restriction and not remove any vegetation from the foreshore, to improve their view. Is the developer bound by this same restriction?
    Why does the developer require to block off the foreshore restricting local residents access to foreshore land? Will council ensure access is provided to residents at all times?
    Height levels of the development are to be restricted to tree height only, will this be enforced? Once the trees have been removed tree height becomes obsolete.
    Why have many loads of soil and earthmoving works already been carried out on the site when council has not given approval?
    Submissions from local boating organisations were asked for their insight and advised council the area could accommodate 50-60 boats however a marina of 188 berths has been requested. Is their advise not taken into consideration, why ask for it in the first place.
    All other marinas on the lake are built on a wide part of the lake to not restrict local residents from access. Bardens Bay is too small for a marina of this size considering the shallow depth in so many areas and the narrow entrance to the bay. Why should this project have precedence over the residents of Bardens Bay and their ability to use the bay.
    The fact the developer now wants to have approvals done in stages and not the complete project as submitted to council gives them the ability to show amendments and changes as minor, therefore increasing the original size and purpose without community involvement of such changes and if they are necessary.
    A smaller development than that suggested would have more chance of success than to be left with a white elephant that fails as over development and leaves council with the problem of maintaining the safety and welfare of those living in the area and using Bardens Bay.
    I hope council considers the local residents and their requirements and not a developer seeking to make a massive profit at the expense of the people who live in and use the area and not caring for the environment as we that live in Bardens Bay always have.
    The fact there was an open day at Trinity Point in which only a handful of massive cruisers from Sydney attended and not any local Lake Macquaire boating people to see the proposal and a restaurant launch in Sydney not involving local residents before any approval has been given, shows the complete arrogance and disregard for rules and regulations the developer has for the local community and council.
    Thank you for the opportunity to voice our concerns, we hope the right decision is made for Lake Macquarie's future.

  2. Ann-Maree Mabbutt commented

    Firstly, I ask the question why Mr Johnson needs to be so greedy, after gaining approval on a perfectly workable plan approved for Trinity Point some five (5) years ago, but now is asking to add another 100 villas and a 60 room hotel in addition to the 188 berth marina, and a heliport (give me strength).

    As a Bonnells Bay resident, I am writing to you to strongly oppose the newly submitted Berth Marina being proposed for the Morisset peninsular, with the many extra berths and dwellings. I have many reasons why I would contest the validity of this Marina on this peninsular, but my main concerns are as follow:

    Lack of Peninsular Infrastructure -

    One of my major concerns is the lack of infrastructure and dangerous roads currently leading not only onto the Peninsular but also to this Marina area. There is currently one road in and out of this peninsular, which is tremendously inadequate as it stands, without a large marina being built in the vicinity.

    These are simply suburban streets you are now proposing to have to deal with this increased traffic load. I would find it hard to believe that the developer would be concerned in relation to building an appropriate AND SAFE infrastructure to manage traffic in and out from the major connecting roads.

    Helipad -

    Public transport into and out of the Morisset area, both rail and bus services, is also unsatisfactory for the ever increasing peninsular population, hence why the developer is obviously again proposing a heliport as stated “A helipad provides additional accessibility to the site increasing its attractiveness within the Tourism market.”

    I VEHEMENTLY OPPOSE THIS HELIPAD – Why should all of the suburbs on the Morisset peninsula and surrounding suburbs have to endure the noisiest of aircraft (being the helicopter) coming over their heads at all hours of the day. I do not want to hear how this will only be used minimally – as a resident who moved from aircraft noise in the past, I know once a heliport is built, we the residents will have to suffer, not the greedy Mr Johnson.

    I love the Lake Macquarie area, but I am very much against the ludicrous growth of this suburban area (Trinity Point) without proper infrastructure to accommodate such a major marina development and as a resident also having to endure helicopters over my home.

    Regards
    Ann-Maree Mabbutt

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