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In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

Grant & Sheila Brennan commented

We write to inform you of our complete opposition to Fraser Properties proposed changes to the already approved development of the Shell Cove Marina Project, Shellharbour. This project, when initially announced over 20 years ago, had many opponents, including ourselves, but due to perseverance and co-operation by the previous developer Australand, AND local residents in partnership with
Shellharbour City Council, came up with a proposal that won the support of local residents. NSW Department of Planning and Environment approved this remarkable project on that basis, thus construction commenced. Two years ago Fraser Property bought the project from Australand with a guarantee to move ahead as per the original plan. Now we find that Fraser wants to substantially change the concept, without any public consultation, or indeed any public announcement or press release and increase occupation density by (1) increasing hotel floor height from 8 to 11; (2) increase height of other surrounding dwellings by adding extra floors at 5 other multi unit locations immediately surrounding the marine harbour. No proposal for street widenings, no proposals for extra traffic management etc.
We want to know how can a developer (not the original designer/developer) do this without public support? Initially Australand worked hard to win public support by displaying what they proposed, they won the publics' support. Now we have the new owner abandoning the approved original concept because they realise more dollars can be squeezed out of this publically supported project. Is the tail wagging the dog? A 100% Australian owned developer Australand wins support of locals for a great project and now a 100% foreign owned developer wants to move the goal posts after the game has begun!
The original design was right and the proposed changes are wrong.
This isn't Cliff Drive, Wollongong or Campbell Parade, Bondi. It had the support of the Shellharbour City Council and a large majority of council residents who also went along with the original concept design after much consultation.


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