EUROBODALLA SHIRE COUNCIL - YUIN NATION
The last stage of an area approved for development, as part of the Broulee Biobanking Agreement 2014.
This proposed development would see 12 hectares of land cleared for an 80-lot residential subdivision surrounding Captain Oldrey Park (Lot 3 & 4 DP 1271181 and Lot 23 DP 127 4371, DA0493/22).
WHERE IS IT UP TO?
Submissions to an updated development application closed in February 2022 with the application status listed as “Further Information Requested” What was intended to become community-owned land adjacent to the proposed development has already been cleared, despite being under consideration for purchase as an asset protection zone for the housing development.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
- Approximate area to be cleared: 12 hectares
- The site is the last local remnant of Bangalay Sand Forest, an Endangered Ecological Community
- Flood risk: The height of the land on this flood-prone site must be increased considerably so that all buildings meet the acceptable Council flood level.
- Loss of mature vegetation: The development will fell a number of the Broulee area’s tall mature trees (including the Bangalay and
- Black Butt) that are estimated to be well over 100 years old.
- 52 threatened species of plant, bat, bird, mammal and 2 endangered ecological communities, are known or likely to exist on the proposed development site
- Gang Gang Cockatoos, whose local populations have declined by approximately 80% in recent years.
WHO’S FIGHTING IT?
- Broulee Mossy Point Community Association