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Clarence City Council Must Hand Kangaroo Bay Back to the Community

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  -  Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Tags: Planning, Kangaroo Bay, Local Government

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Planning spokesperson

Eastern Shore residents never wanted the king-sized Kangaroo Bay development that’s gobbled up public open space and would create a traffic and parking nightmare. 

We urge the Clarence City Council to refuse a further extension of the time for starting construction, and instead to call for development tenders that fit the original community-endorsed Kangaroo Bay Plan.

Enough’s enough – public land should be for public good.

So far the promised hospitality school is just a pipedream, and residents are left with a fenced-off prime foreshore site and the haunting prospect of an oversized development years off in the future.

This development has been mired in murky dealings between the Office of the Coordinator General and the proponent. It never had widespread residents’ support.  

Development of the Kangaroo Bay foreshore should have the interests of residents, not developers, at its heart.  We hope the Council will keep this at the forefront of their minds when they make a decision about the future of the foreshore at their October meeting