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.

Blog

Gowings, Sea Shepherd and Moonee Beach

November 16, 2016

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…

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Please Explain

November 4, 2016

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…

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Get Your Greenie On

July 5, 2016

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…

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Direct Impact (and potential ones)

July 5, 2016

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…

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PREVENTION GRANT TO COMBAT LITTER AT GALLOWS BEACH

July 1, 2016

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…

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Just Another Boil on the Arse of the Pacific Highway?

July 1, 2016

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…

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Support documents and downloads

Environmental Protection Authority Investigation of Service Stations

June 20, 2016

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…

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Environmental Action for Service Stations

June 20, 2016

Published by Department of Environment and Climate Change, NSW. This is something of a checklist for service stations to ensure they meet minimum compliance standards.

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Challenging Ronald

June 20, 2016

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…

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Yeppoon Rejects Service Station DA

June 20, 2016

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.

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Coffs Harbour Community Vision 2030

June 18, 2016

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…

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Wollongong DCP — Land use controls, childcare centres

June 15, 2016

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…

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Archive

DA Documents

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.