Conflict between estuary management and masterplan
I am reluctant to comment on a plan costed at $1.2M with many irregularities, without any assurance of improvement.
There is conflict between the Woy Woy Waterfront Masterplan and the Brisbane Water Estuary Management Plan April 2011.
The amalgamation has changed the council's priorities from estuary health to entertainment and recreation development.
I refer to Figure 3.4 and associated works, especially Action W43.
Why is the council addressing an issue that should have been rectified sometime after April 2011?
The Memorial Park has been marked for recreation, complete with a waterfront promenade.
Is it a heritage or recreation precinct?
Another trade-off for development is unsurprising.
Coastal wetlands, Section 3, have significance the Woy Woy Waterfront Masterplan, yet it also shares space with recreational outlets, emphasising the confused purpose of the plan.
Turning Section 2 into another shared zone is a rushed decision, without any meaningful input.
With more than a dozen staff attending the Peninsula Leisure Centre, I expected a plan that would be supported.
However, there is very little in the plan, an indication the council has not seriously addressed the issues.
Any work on the waterfront will be limited to the best and latest advice on climate change.
What scientific report did they use to prepare this plan?
Did they refer to DA53119/2017?
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch has unfavourably commented on this plan.
I expect this to be common.
Design of the promenade adjoining the Memorial Park will be contenious for many reasons.
With costs applying, Council staff need to be transparent with veterans of all conflicts.
Letter, 18 Jun 2022
Norm Harris, Umina