Picnic for Bonville development

DEVELOPMENT and subdivisions will be on the menu when the opponents of plans for a major residential development attached to the Bonville Golf Resort hold a picnic meeting tomorrow.

They will also ponder the revelation that the Department of Planning has given the green light to the next stage in the process of developing Bonville as a rural residential hub.

The Coffs Harbour City Council is still considering the rezoning of land at the Bonville Golf Resort, along with the public submissions lodged during consultation about the proposed development.

No date has been set for the matter to come before council.

A member of the Bonville Action group (BAG), Andrew Grey, said Sunday’s picnic meeting was a chance for the community to be updated, share ideas and keep up the momentum of their campaign.

“It will be an opportunity for people to put their heads together to ensure we’ve covered all our bases and to consider future action to stop this gross overdevelopment,” Mr Grey said.

“The issue has gone very quiet but people still have concerns about the timing and sampling technologies used in the environmental impact assessment.

“Many people are also very concerned about how the prospect of the issue being taken to the Land and Environment Court by the developer might lead a majority of councillors to approve the development.”

Sunday’s barbecue/picnic meeting will be at the end of Williams Road and will start at noon.



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