Mayor Mark Honey has used his attendance at the February meeting of the Minnamurra Progress Association to re-emphasise the major focus of his term as mayor.
“A lot of time and effort of this Council is going to be devoted to long term planning – planning for the future of the municipality for our children and grandchildren,” he said.
“We want to get it all under control so that we can understand what the place is going to look like in 2030 rather than just letting things happen ad hoc.
“I am going to put a lot of emphasis on strategic planning for the whole municipality, but we will probably start with the Kiama CBD where there are traffic flow and parking problems that need to be addressed.”
He also signalled out Gerringong as needing a new DCP. “It seems to be booming into almost another central coast type town with the amount of apartment development going on.”
A DCP has already been foreshadowed for Jamberoo.
Another area of great strategic importance in the long term will be Bombo Quarry.
“The site is currently owned by State Rail and Boral, and very soon we hope to sit down and have discussions with the landowners to start developing
a strategic plan for the site when mining ceases.
“It is 200 acres, the size of Kiama Downs, and represents an incredible potential for the future.”