Save The Farm, no tourist development for Killalea State Park

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Kiama MP Gareth Ward announced on Friday 18th October 2019 that the NSW Government had awarded a $6.5 million grant to upgrade the Killalea reserve park, run by the Reflections Holiday Parks group which will invest $4.4 million into the project.


As well as 15 luxury eco-cabins and a 200-seat function centre, the redevelopment would include 53 full-serviced campsites, a new playground, walking trails and outdoor recreational equipment.


Killalea state park was donated to the public as a surfing reserve, to be conserved for future generations and avoid development. We like it as it is; beautiful, unspoiled and affordable. We object to the use of this public space being developed for private interest, and with a massive donation of public funds no less. Why a grant for what appears to be a commercial enterprise? A 200 seat function centre/venue would regularly bring well over 100 cars in and out - overwhelming the site and surrounding residential areas.


A similar development proposal was raised in 2008 and failed in 2010. We can make it fail once more. Please sign and share this petition amongst like minded Illawarra locals and friends. Alternatively, email MP Gareth Ward yourself to voice your displeasure at kiama@parliament.nsw.gov.au