Shoalhaven City Council has considered the application for a retail development proposed for No. 320 Princes Highway, Bomaderry, at tonight’s Ordinary Meeting.
The development includes the demolition of existing structures, bulk earthworks, construction of a retail development (Woolworths supermarket), associated car parking, advertising signage, landscaping, new vehicle access points and works within the adjoining road reserve.
Mayor Joanna Gash said that Councillors, as the determining body, need to assess the merits of the proposal and make a determination of the application.
“When reviewing all the reports, the development is permissible within the zone and Council does have the option to approve this development,” said Clr Gash.
“However the recommendation from tonight’s meeting has been the subject of a rescission motion submitted by Clr Guile, Clr Kitchener and Clr Findlay and will be reconsidered at the next full Council meeting.”
“The recommendation that was put forward at tonight’s meeting acknowledges that the site is physically suitable for the proposed development and acknowledges that the design, subject to some conditions, is considered acceptable.”
“It also recognises that the development is permissible in the zone and the economic impact is not of such a degree that it would undermine the variability of the existing centres.”
“All of the economic consultants reports, provided as part of the assessment of this application, recognise that additional supermarket space is warranted and will be of significant convenience to residents,” said Clr Gash.
“The proposed development would also increase choice and supplement existing facilities and assist people in having greater access to shopping facilities.”
Mayor Gash said that any conditions for the development application would also be the subject of a further report to Council.
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170