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

5 Reasons against DA 0824/16DA

June 15, 2016

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Good morning, good morning, what a great day to oppose DA 0824/16DA. 😉 Here’s a few reason why: LPG storage tanks and filling points are not shown on any of the submitted plans. The minimum standoff for LPG storage and filling points from ‘sensitive’ areas (i.e. child care) is 55 metres.…

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It’s a green development, really …

June 14, 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Judging by the site plan, you’d think the proposal was for a rainforest, not a service centre. Using green shading to colour the existing childcare centre and existing commercial or residential premises along Moonee Beach Road and Sullivans Road gives a false impression of landscaping and green-ness, and visually misleads the balance of…

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CHCC Vision 2030

June 14, 2016

This is the background paper to Coffs Harbour City Council’s Vision 2030. It outlines community concerns and aspirations for the future of Coffs Harbour. Of particular note, Table 3 (page 11) shows that the three most important planning issues for the community are: Preservation of forests, beaches, wildlife, water, rivers,…

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7 Good Reasons

June 12, 2016

Don’t forget: community meeting this morning (Sunday, 12 June 11am) at Moonee Beach Reserve. If you’re thinking, “Meh…”, here’s some reasons to attend: A show of hands is better than a show of Facebook “Likes”, and a show of heads is better than a show of hands. Meet with other concerned…

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Moonee Says No

June 11, 2016

Put it in your car window (rear window is better), your shop window, your letterbox, on your forehead. Download below.  

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In case you missed it …

June 8, 2016

Here’s the Development Application notice at 2 Moonee Beach Road. It’s that tiny little sign 15-odd metres back from the road. What? You missed it? You might have to squint.

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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.