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Hodgman Must Explain $2.5M Crown Land Gift to Kangaroo Bay Community

Rosalie Woodruff MP

Rosalie Woodruff MP  -  Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Tags: Kangaroo Bay

Ms Woodruff to move —That the House:—

(1) Notes that Sunday 9 April 2017, 70 concerned residents of the Kangaroo Bay area attended Clarence Council’s launch of the Kangaroo Bay Parklands, in the rain, to protest against the Kangaroo Bay development.

(2) Recognises the Premier, Hon. Will Hodgman MP continues to avoid the community's concerns about the excessive size of the development in this position, the failure of Council to properly consult their community, and a development application and a planning scheme change that was pushed through across the Christmas New Year holiday period.

(3) Understands that in March 2015, the Premier stated in a media release that his Government had contributed Crown Land valued at $2.5 million to enable the Kangaroo Bay redevelopment to proceed.

(4) Calls on the Premier to explain to Kangaroo Bay residents why his Government gifted Crown Land to council to facilitate this development, while divesting itself of responsibility for the impact and appropriateness of the development for the local community.