Ulladulla Ratepayers & Residents opposed to the development at 252 Princes Hwy, Ulladulla
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As ratepayers, local residents & community members we need your support to oppose the development of a manufactured housing estate at 252 Princes Highway, Ulladulla - on a small pocket of land situated at the entrance to the South Pacific Estate, just south of the Ulladulla township.
The development under DA19/1102 consists of 49 two & three bedroom manufactured houses with single car spaces, a community building, waste storage, minimal off-street parking & minimal landscaping/green space. Plans also include the ‘concept’ of a roundabout at the intersection of Pitman Ave & Princes Highway.
This disgrace of a development will increase the Estate’s population by potentially up to 200 people, putting an added strain on the community’s infrastructure and local environment.
In February 2019 many ratepayers, residents & community members provided submissions opposing the proposed development after formal notification was received from the Shoalhaven City Council. We have received no formal updates regarding the development until last week when one of our residents was made aware of the amendment to the existing DA.
Issues we have collectively raised which have not been addressed in the latest DA amendment include the following:
- Increased traffic volumes on South Pacific Estate streets, inadequate parking within the development, pedestrian safety especially for young children resulting from the parking overflow onto Pitman Ave;
- Bushfire evacuation as South Pacific Estate is already zoned as a fire prone area with a single connector road;
- Social issues including concerns regarding the health & wellbeing of existing residents during the proposed construction of the site & the increased noise pollution once the 49 dwellings are at full capacity;
- Community concerns regarding the likelihood of increased crime, mental health issues, domestic violence and drug use associated with high density developments;
- This type of high density, low value development significantly detracts from the property values of adjoining properties where existing residents who have worked hard to acquire their properties and build their homes have their property values undermined by these types of dwellings;
- Environmental issues including the impact the waste storage area will have on surrounding residents, as well as the fact that there is minimal ‘green space’ included in the development plans; and
- Impacts to conservation efforts. South Pacific Estate adjoins Racecourse Beach. Racecourse Beach, including its headlands and reef, is a pristine and fragile marine environment. This marine environment also includes one of the Shoalhaven’s designated foreshore nesting sites for migratory birds including the endangered Hooded Plover as well as a variety of sea birds. Any decision on further development should take into account the environmental impact and effect that doubling the local human population would have on Racecourse Beach.
This high density, low value development is inappropriate & for this reason we ask that you support us by signing this petition to show our Mayor, Deputy Mayor & Local Councillors that we, the ratepayers, residents & community members of Ulladulla & surrounding areas do not want this development to be approved.
The current submission period is open until the 9th of October 2020. In addition to signing this petition, we request your support by visiting the Shoalhaven City Council website & lodging a submission against DA19/1102. Alternatively you can write a letter & drop it off to the Shoalhaven City Council office.
The South Pacific Estate is a much loved home to the residents of ~200 houses in the Estate. We are proud to live in this beautiful community & have much respect & appreciation for the nearby South Pacific Heathland Reserve & Racecourse Beach.
Please stand with us to fight this development & show our Mayor, Deputy Mayor & Councillors that our voices count.
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