Skip navigation

Red Rock

profile image
Cate Faehrmann
NSW Greens MP
19 January 2008

COFFS HARBOUR CITY COUNCIL - GUMBAYNGGIRR COUNTRY

DEVELOPMENT PROFILE
Red Rock is a tiny hamlet north of Coffs Harbour, surrounded by large areas of bushland and bordered by Solitary Marine Park to the east and 60 km of Yuraygir National Park to the north. Residents have maintained low levels of development, opposing the installation of town water and sewerage, and aim to be a sustainable community.

The proposed site, 400m from the village, was once a wetland but has been drained. For three decades the landowner has sought and been refused consent for large-scale tourist developments, including a golf course and marina. They have now proposed a development (1166/21DA) for a “primitive camping” ground, which they have amended and reduced several times in order to secure a consent.

WHERE IS IT UP TO?
The DA was approved by Coffs Harbour City Council despite not meeting the requirements of the zoning. The supporting councillors based their vote on a verbal agreement by the property owners that they would meet the conditions for the development that council previously set. Council is currently working towards establishing guidelines for “primitive camping” within the LGA, but these have not yet been approved.


WHAT’S AT STAKE?

  • Plans for the development include retaining walls, fountains, bridges and drainage that would significantly impact on local vegetation.
  • The proposed campgrounds will be unsupervised, posing threats to the local ecology through the introduction of open fires and domestic pets.
  • Fire: The site has high bushfire vulnerability, with only one access road and close proximity to fire-prone vegetation in Yuraygir National Park.

WHO’S FIGHTING IT?

  • Red Rock Preservation Society

 

profile image
Cate Faehrmann
NSW Greens MP
19 January 2008
SHARE:

THE LATEST NEWS

MEDIA RELEASE

Renewed Hope for Broken Hill Rehab Centre After NSW Health Minister’s Commitment

In response to questions from Greens MP Cate Faehrmann during budget estimates today, NSW Health Minister Ryan Park agreed to meet with the local community who have been lobbying for years for a residential drug detoxification and rehabilitation facility in Broken Hill.

MEDIA RELEASE

Greens move to establish Rozelle Interchange Inquiry

The NSW Upper House is likely to undertake a formal inquiry to examine the impacts of the Rozelle Interchange on local communities when Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and transport spokesperson, moves to establish the inquiry in NSW Parliament this afternoon.

MEDIA RELEASE

Minister must do more to rein in reckless spending by Sydney Metro: Greens

The Transport Minister needs to urgently act on the revelation today that potentially dozens more senior executives were set to be employed by Sydney Metro on bloated salaries well above public service levels, says Greens MP and spokesperson for transport Cate Faehrmann.

MEDIA RELEASE

Upper House Inquiry and Report into Gold, Silver & Lead Mining Sabotaged by Government: Greens

The Greens have accused the Government of deliberately sabotaging an Upper House Inquiry into the impacts of heavy metal mining projects, including Cadia’s controversial gold mine, resulting in a report with findings and recommendations that contradicts the weight of evidence heard throughout the inquiry.


CAMPAIGNS