The land at the entrance to Tura Beach being considered for rezoning. Following a flood of letters in the Merimbula News Weekly and many comments on the newspaper’s Facebook page, about the proposed rezoning at Tura Beach that could see a Bunnings store built opposite Woolworths, member for Bega, Andrew Constance has said further discussions are taking place.
Although agreed by Bega Valley Shire Council, the proposal had to go to the state planning department for rezoning, who overturned council’s decision.
Mr Constance responded to concerns raised in the News Weekly by indicating that that the regional director of planning, Brett Whitworth had been in contact with the proponents at Tura Beach to advise of further consideration to their rezoning proposal.
“I am advised that the proponent has had further discussions with the department and have been advised of a further process to consider the application for the parcel of land to be re-zoned.
“Whilst further information is being sought by the department from the proponent I would expect such a determination to take quite a few weeks, remembering that the government enters caretaker mode this week.
“I am very keen for those in the local community to have their thoughts and feelings heard on this proposal and I urge people to make their thoughts known through contact with my office.
“I believe there to be strong views about such a development and I am keen for people to forward their views both for and against so that I can make representation to the Planning Minister,” Mr Constance said.
“All correspondence received regarding this matter will then be forwarded to the NSW Department of Planning. Now is the time to have your say,” Mr Constance added.
Contact Mr Constance by email: [email protected] or by post to PO Box 758, Bega 2550.
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