To read Precinct’s response to the letter dated 21 August 2014 from Ray Williams MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads, click on ‘letter-to-Parliamentary-Secretary-for-Transport-Roads-4-Sep-2014’ and attachment insert link to ‘Pacifica Proposal per 7.30 NSW with prior use areas’.
A belated and inadequate response to our long unanswered letters, from Parliamentary Secretary Ray Williams MP writing on behalf of the Minister for Roads and Freight, Duncan Gay MLC – click on ‘Letter from Ray Williams MP‘.
“Apologies we haven’t provided an update sooner, the Development Application is still going through the process required for lodgement and the lodgement date hasn’t been confirmed as yet.
Please be assured that we will be contacting the CRG members once timing for lodgement is confirmed and a meeting of the group will be scheduled”.
On 30 June 2014 the Community Liaison Manager for Pacifica Developments’ Berrys Bay project provided the following update to members of the developer-appointed Community Reference Group:
“The project team is proceeding through the various steps required prior to lodgement of a development application as is usual under an agreement for lease. These final stages require quite a bit of administrative coordination of all parties involved and we anticipate it will be a few more weeks”.
Precinct has written to the Minister for Finance & Services who is responsible for Government Property NSW (GPNSW), which controls the land component of the Berrys Bay marina site. In the letter Precinct points out that although RMS is the Government’s lead agency managing the marina proposal, GPNSW has responsibility to ensure compliance with the SHREP 2005 legislation to protect the Harbour and its foreshores and to act in the public interest. Precinct requests a meeting while there is still time for the Minister to intervene to ensure the development is brought back to the appropriate scale.
To read the full letter click here Letter to Minister for Finance & Services 24 June 2014 . For the attachment referred to in the letter click on Pacifica’s Berrys Bay Proposal.
Precinct has written another follow-up letter to the Minister, repeating our request that he meet on-site with Precinct representatives to begin a process in which both government and the marina proponent downscale their demands on the Bay and the environment.
The full letter is available on:
Our spokespersons for the Save Berrys Bay campaign have been interviewed on site regarding the Berrys Bay marina issues and it went to air on the ABC1 TV program “7.30 NSW” at 7.30pm Friday 23 May 2014. If you have missed the live broadcast or want to watch it again, it is available on:
“Harbour development weighs up private gain and community pain”
Our spokespersons for the Save Berrys Bay campaign have been interviewed on site and we expect that the Berrys Bay marina issues will get an airing on the ABC1 TV program “7.30 NSW” at 7.30pm Friday 23 May 2014. We assume it will be available on iView for those who miss the live broadcast.
Studies, reporting and planning are almost complete, on completion there will be a review and the development application will be finalised ready for lodgement and exhibition. At this stage we are anticipating this will be early June.