MID COAST COUNCIL - WORIMI COUNTRY
361 Blackhead Road is a 10.63 hectare area of designated koala habitat in Hallidays Point. After possessing a 20 year DA from 2004 (123/2004/DA/B) for an aged care facility, the DA was modified and approved in May 2022 for a retirement village consisting of 96 dwellings and a 104 bed nursing home, which has now been listed by Sotheby’s and is accepting expressions of interest.
WHERE IS IT UP TO?
Received development approval and now accepting expressions of interest.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
- Approximate area to be cleared: 10.63 hectares
- High bushfire risk: The area is a high bushfire risk zone that was heavily impacted by the Black Summer fires in 2019/2020 and requires total land clearing and removal of over 500 trees to comply with bushfire safety
- Inadequate infrastructure: Only one road out in the case of an emergency/bushfire and nearest hospital or ambulance service is over 25 kilometres away
- Squirrel Glider
- Spotted Tail Quolls.
WHO’S FIGHTING IT?
- Hallidays Point Community Action Group