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

Are the Whales’ ‘Trust’ Misplaced

June 29, 2016

This is from the ‘Gowings Whale Trust’ page on their Port Central website: We established the Gowings Whale Trust to increase people’s knowledge, involvement and understanding of the Humpback Whale through public education. The Humpback delights coastal dwellers with its acrobatics as it makes its way through Australian waters and…

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Bad for your hips … and your hip pocket

June 28, 2016

We all know that fast food is bad for our hips. But you might be surprised how hard it hits your hip pocket, too. Residential amenity This is a real estate speak to describe the good things that people look for in a residential area, and just as importantly, the things…

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Something in the Air

June 28, 2016

There are more than 1500 petrol and service stations listed by the Yellow Pages across Victoria. In comparison, the number of petrol stations on the EPA’s priority sites list might seem minimal. But over 15% of the sites are current or former petrol stations and 2.5% are current or former…

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Some key points for your submission to Council

June 23, 2016

For those feeling hesitant, confused or a little lost with the whole process of writing a submission to Council, here are some points: It doesn’t have to be literature. You don’t get extra points for being a Tolstoy or Dickens. So long as you’re clear about why your objecting, that’s…

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Moonee Developer Contribution Plan (Draft)

June 21, 2016

This document is notable especially for the planned playground and community centre opposite the site of the proposed service station. So kids get a double-dose! Follow the link for the download.

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Close to Home

June 21, 2016

Toormina kids at risk from petrol station fumes (reproduced) This article is a media release from the Total Environment Centre. “The recent development consent for a petrol station to be built metres from a pre-school in Toormina flies in the face of common sense and ignores a recommendation from the…

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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.