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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Batemans Bay – seniors living development project deferred

The result of the Public meeting held at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on 26 August 2019,

has seen the project 2018STH030 – Eurobodalla – 272/19 at 49 Beach Road Batemans Bay – seniors living development concept plan deferred.

In the Record for Deferral it states:


The panel resolved to defer the Concept and Stage 1 Development Application 272/19 for a seniors living and residential flat building development for the following:

1. Amended plans that:

a) Reduce the overall density of the development resulting in greater built form separation that at least meets or exceeds State Environmental Planning Policy No 65 – Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development (SEPP 65) and Apartment Design Guidelines (ADG)

separation requirements

b) Reduces the extent of noncompliance with the Height of Building standard of Clause 4.3 of the Eurobodalla Local Environmental Plan 2012

c) Provide greater landscaped area that supports canopy trees that have the capacity to grow to the height of the buildings proposed

d) Explore opportunities to reduce the extent of traffic utilising Marlin Avenue

e) Identifies an area on site for caravan and trailer parking

f) Redesign the residential care facility consulting centre to delete the pharmacy and provide consulting rooms commensurate with a Seniors Living facility

g) Redesign the mass of the Residential Aged Care Building to reduce the impact of the building when viewed from the boardwalk and adjoining waters

h) Include a plan that details the exact location of the marine park boundary

i) Setback buildings from the board walk to minimise privacy and amenity impacts

j) Provide additional cross sections that demonstrate the relationship with the foreshore

frontage, and adjoining residential lands to the south

k) Include a revised staging plan that identifies that the board walk will be constructed in one stage

l) Include a plan that demonstrates compliance with solar access, cross ventilation and

accessibility requirements of the ADG and State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for

Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004

2. The following additional information be lodged with the amended plans:

a) A design and architectural strategy for the overall development

b) A waste management strategy

c) An updated aborist report that reviews the vegetation to be retained including

recommendations for protection during construction

d) A revised contamination report that meets the provisions of State Environmental Planning

Policy No 55 – Remediation of Land

e) A preliminary construction management plan that includes management of dewatering

3. That the existing plans be referred to an external architect/urban designer for review and comment that ensures design excellence. These comments are to be provided to the applicant for consideration as part of the amended plans

4. That the amended plans be advertised

5. That a supplementary report be provided that specifically addresses the amended plans and the following:

a) Compatibility with the desired future character of the area

b) Traffic impacts in the area and car parking

c) Compliance with the ADG and SEPP 65

d) Compliance with State Environmental Planning Policy (Coastal Management) 2018

e) Compliance with Marine Estate Management Act provisions

f) Compliance with State Environmental Planning Policy No62 Sustainable Aquaculture

When this information has been received, the panel will hold another public determination meeting.

The decision to defer the matter was unanimous. The Panel adjourned during the meeting to deliberate on the matter and formulate a resolution.


NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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