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

Small Spills, Big Problems

June 20, 2016

A new study suggests that drops of fuel spilled at gas stations — which occur frequently with fill-ups — could cumulatively be causing long-term environmental damage to soil and groundwater in residential areas in close proximity to the stations.

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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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Similar Battle: Judgement Rejects DA

June 20, 2016

This is the decision of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales against the proposed development of a service station, carwash and convenience store in Merrylands, NSW. The Court found against the application on the grounds that it was inconsistent with zoning objectives.

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Coffs Harbour City Council’s Statement of Sustainability

June 19, 2016

This excerpt is taken from CHCC’s Statement of Sustainablity: What are the principles of sustainability? Council is commited to the key principles of sustainability, as outlined in the Local Government Act (1993). These are: 1. Integrated decision-making Integrate both long and short-term economic, environmental, community and ethical considerations when making…

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Snowball-In-Hell: Some Outcomes

June 19, 2016

Wow. What a great turn out. We’re guessing 130–140 people seriously unhappy with this proposal. Despite the appalling weather, and in a village where most people elect to walk (and we may not feel safe doing that for long, right?), that’s a great show of community spirit and opposition to this development…

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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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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.