Housing plan unveiled

The development is planned for a 147.2-hectare site and would include around 1550 low and medium density lots, 13.75ha of public open space and a 21.2ha of regional open space reserve, along with a 2500 square metre centre with retail and commercial outlets and a new public primary school with shared oval.

According to the council, the habitat of the rare graceful sun-moth would remain in the public open space, along with the protection of an Aboriginal site and the retention of the highest dune on the site.

During an archaeological survey, Aboriginal elders expressed concern at the potential loss of a remnant stand of quondong trees, a recognised bush tucker species, that have since been fenced and will be retained as part of the foreshore reserve.

Should the council planning committee recommend adoption of the outline development plan for advertising only, it will be the subject of a 28-day public advertising period.