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Protect the Royal National Park -'7D' rezoning on exhibition

Wollongong City Council are again exhibiting  the proposed rezoning for the '2508' region covering the land in between the Royal National Park and the Illawarra escarpment. 

'7D' was the zoning name appointed back in the 1990s following a commission of inquiry to further protect the catchment of the Hacking River, as it directly feeds the Royal National Park and into Port Hacking of the Sutherland Shire. Since the 1960s much of the surrounding land was already zoned non-urban and conservation. However developers are pushing to turn our precious green corridor into concrete. 

For the future of our beautiful coastline, National Parks, tourism, threatened native animals, and fresh air for Wollongong and Sydney, and less strain on infrastructure this green corridor needs the highest protection, and development limited to suitable infilling within the township. We cannot move the National Parks nor the ocean so must protect the vital link in between. Nor can we risk further lives to bushfire by trying to evacuate yet more people through the few narrow valleys, as evident in the massive wildfires of Christmas 2001.

Land release for mass housing development also places a huge strain on existing infrastructure. Despite any new income injection into Council, it does not cover the new expenses to upgrade or expand infrastructure, and as proven recently by Shellharbour Council (following their mass new housing developments) triggers a substantial rate rise for existing residents!

The pages linked below include specific information and an easy click- to- send submission to Wollongong City Council on each of the specified precincts/areas of the' 2508'  Helensburgh, Otford and Stanwell Tops - 7D lands.

Wollongong Council are wisely proposing much of the land buffering the Royal National Park to be to be zoned Environment protection E2, but we need to tell them we agree or else developers will have that overturned! 

So if you would like to automatically send an email to Wollongong Council for each of the 24 precincts requesting conservation of the remaining '7D' zoned bushland, whilst allowing existing uses rights for  approved dwellings & approved business please complete the form below or  

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Att: Wollongong City Council 

Re: Planning Proposal 7D lands Helensburgh, Otford, Stanwell Tops

'7D' was the zoning name appointed back in the 1990s to further protect the catchment of the Hacking River, as it directly feeds the Royal National Park and into Port Hacking of the Sutherland Shire. Since the 1960s much of the surrounding land was already zoned non-urban and conservation. 

For the future of our beautiful coastline, National Parks, tourism, threatened native animals, and fresh air for Wollongong and Sydney, and less strain on infrastructure this green corridor needs the highest protection, and development limited to suitable infilling within the township. We cannot move the National Parks nor the ocean so must protect the vital link in between. Nor can we risk further lives to bushfire by trying to evacuate yet more people through the few narrow valleys, as evident in the massive wild bushfires of 2001. To that end, apart from the recreational & tourism zonings in the Gateway precinct, the remaining bushland 24 precincts must be zoned E2 environmental with existing use rights for approved existing dwellings/businesses.

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