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Precinct representatives at a Waverton Peninsula Working Group meeting on 14 October 2014 learnt that RMS had now given the green light permitting the developer to lodge its Development Application (DA) with Council, and that the developer was now expected to lodge the DA within 4 to 5 weeks. This indicates DA lodgement in mid-November, which would result in the DA public consultation and submission period spanning the Xmas/New Year holiday season.
From RMS we learnt that the DA proposal would include a super yacht facility on the dolphin wharf for 13 super yachts (up to 40 metres long), which would be linked to Woodleys Cove by an access way capable of carrying motorised vehicles to provision the super yachts. In Woodleys Cove there would be 71 boats in marina berths on-water, and between 38 and 60 boats in dry stack in the Woodleys shed/on trailers within the bund wall car park. This indicates that all up there would be in excess of 140 boats parked at the Berrys Bay marina.
When Precinct representatives met with the RMS Principal Manager, Property on 10 October they were told that the developer is expected to lodge its Development Application with Council in 2 to 3 weeks time.
In our letter we warn the Premier Mike Baird that his Government’s agency RMS has told Precinct that they are about to issue consent to the developer to lodge a Development Application for the Berrys Bay marina which we argue fails to protect the unique values of Sydney Harbour. We therefore request the Premier’s urgent intervention to assert the primacy of the Harbour planning instruments, to reset his Government’s commercial goals from the development, and to direct the developer to revise its proposals to work within those parameters.
To read the full letter click on Letter to Premier 8 October 2014