Gowings’ Service Centre
DA 0824/16DA: 24 hour service centre at corner of Moonee Beach Road and Sullivans Road.
This page focuses directly on the proposed development for a service station and fast food outlet at 2B and 4 Moonee Beach Road (ref 0824/16DA).
As the development application is now scheduled for adjudication before the Land and Environment Court, much of the material here is historical.
The ‘Blog’ section is a general nest of articles, opinions and reminders for residents (and friends) of Moonee Beach who are united in their opposition to this proposal.
The ‘Documents’ section contains downloadable documents relevant to residents in writing formal submissions or objections in opposition to this proposal. These might give residents ammunition or ideas to fuel their opposition, and, in some cases, back it up with relevant information (Council likes back up information).
The ‘DA Documents’ section contains documents submitted by the applicant, Gowing Bros, or by third parties on their behalf, to Coffs Harbour City Council as part of the Development Application process. Residents who are opposing the development application should give these a thorough read to familiarise themselves with the details of the proposal.
Sea Shepherd Australia currently enjoys the financial support of Gowings Brothers Pty Ltd, the developer behind DA0824/16DA. Under the banner of the Gowings Whale Trust, Sea Shepherd merchandise is sold in Gowings-owned and managed shopping centres, Port Central and Coffs Central; furthermore, Gowings has pledged a donation to Sea Shepherd…Read More
As a result of more than 250 submissions to Council, the developer behind DA 0824/16DA, Gowings, has been asked to explain, elaborate, address or otherwise amend their proposal. The Moonee community and their supporters deserve a high-five: that’s a great result. In part, here’s what Gowings has been asked to…Read More
OK, environmentalism mightn’t be your thing. And a snotty-looking swamp frog ain’t no cute and cuddly panda. But, in case you are interested, or think you maybe might consider becoming interested, here’s a list of endangered species in our immediate area whose outlook isn’t going to get better with fast…Read More
Here’s a list of direct and potential impacts from the proposed 24-hour service centre and fast food outlet. Feel free to crib for your own submissions to Council in opposing the development. But to keep your submission legit, best to re-write what you use in your own words. Evidence backing all…Read More
Andrew Fraser announced today that Coffs Harbour City Council will receive a a grant of $25,000 from the New South Wales government to combat litter, primarily targeting takeaway and beverage containers. Good luck to Gallows Beach which is where the grant seems directed. But here’s an idea for Council to…Read More
Letter to the Editor, The Advocate, 17 June 2016 So Gowing Bros ‘love affair’ with Coffs Harbour continues, and now it has set its sights on Moonee Beach. And what is Gowings’ vision for our beautiful coastal village? A 24/7 service centre and fast food outlet. This adds nothing to…Read More
Support documents and downloads
Technical Note: Investigation of Service Station Sites This technical note describes industry best practice in the assessment of service station sites in line with relevant legislation and policies and replaces the Guidelines for Assessing Service Station Sites (EPA 1994). The diagram on page 6 shows how contaminants from a petrol…Read More
This is Doctor David McDonald’s account of challenging a proposal for a McDonalds in Port Macquarie, published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. If you are concerned about the potential impact of a fast food outlet on your child’s health, you really should read this. It features corporate sneakiness (McDonalds…Read More
Livingstone Shire Council (Yeppoon, QLD) rejected the proposal for a service station on the grounds that there were other service stations within five kilometres of the proposed site, and that the proposal was inconsistent with the shire’s desire to encourage non-motorised transport options.Read More
This is the Community Vision 2030 document published by the Coffs Harbour City Council. It was developed through community consultation (see the background paper here). Here’s some key findings. The resulting vision statement: Our Vision: Coffs Harbour is a model of sustainable living. We value, respect and protect our natural…Read More
Like the Lake Macquarie LGA, Wollongong Council are exceeding their constituents’ expectations by progressively and pro-actively enacting legislation to prohibit the erecting of petrol stations next to child care centres. Note especially 7.2.2 Development Controls: Child care centres will not be supported upon a site within a 90 metre straight…Read More
Fast Food Litter Distribution
Moonee Developer Contribution Plan (Draft)
NSW Coastal Policy: A Sustainable Future for NSW Coast
Environmental Action for Service Stations
Coffs Harbour 2030 Community Vision
Schedule of Conditions, Moonee Marketplace 2005
NSW EPA Petrol Stations Assessment
Lake Macquarie LGA -- Childcare Centre Regulations
Coffs Harbour 2030 Community Vision -- Background Paper
Coffs Local Environment Plan (LEP)
Yeppoon Rejects Service Station Proposal
Coastal Design Guidelines for NSW
Wollongong DCP Landuse Controls -- Childcare Centres
hese documents are submitted by Woodman Architects on behalf of the applicant (Gowing Bros) in support of the above development proposal.
They are posted here as a convenience for interested parties as Council's own DA Tracking system is, quite frankly, a dog to navigate and highly temperamental.