Mayor Mark Honey says he was dumbfounded when he read the Department of Planning’s update of its Illawarra-Shoalhaven Urban Development Program and saw that there are 350 greenfield sites designated for the area between Gerringong and Gerroa.
“It is hard to explain why it is there after all of the political reassurances we have had, including just recently by Gareth Ward, that there will always be open land between the two villages,” he says.
“To still have this in the document after years and years of protests and fights to get it eliminated is pretty disturbing. It is something I need to take up urgently with the State Member and the Minister.”
The Bugle contacted the State Member, Gareth Ward, and he said he was unaware of the document and would look into it.