What you can do before 20th August 2012

At the very least, ask NSW Planning to extend the exhibition and conduct a well advertised public workshop involving representatives from State Planning, TRU and Wollongong City Council. – Then

Get familiar with the facts

  • ~1200 homes on Tallawarra Lands
  • TRU have submitted a “response” to criticisms by Govt Depts., LIA and residents – called the “Preferred Project Report”
  • Residents given 4 weeks to pore through 21 lengthy technical documents. Closes Monday 20 August 2012.
  • Land is earmarked as Employment Lands, but employment land is on Geotechnically challenging contaminated land and may never get built.
  • Responsibility for required infrastructure (schools/transport/access/roads) is being passed on to the surrounding community/services/govenrment.
  • The likely outcome is that land designated as Employment Lands will be a high priced residential development with a negative impact on employment prospects for Dapto which already has a very high unemployment rate.

If you have concerns:

At the very least, ask NSW Planning to extend the exhibition and conduct a well advertised public workshop involving representatives from State Planning, TRU and Wollongong City Council.

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