Concerns raised over revised plans for Akuna St development

All of these trees on Akuna will be removed if the plan is approved to make way for shops

Residents have until Tuesday 29 August to lodge any concerns they have about the revised plans submitted for the development of the land on the corner of Akuna and Shoalhaven Streets, which also includes 100 Terralong St (the old Mitre 10).

Following discussions at its August meeting, the Central Kiama Precinct is to make a submission listing concerns about the planned removal of all the trees on the Akuna St side of the property; its height exceeding 11 metres in parts; congestion caused by traffic and parking problems; lack of use of solar, water retention and other sustainable building methods; and rubbish bin removal issues once the building is occupied.

“We will put in a submission on behalf of the Precinct,” says its Chair, Peter O’Neil, “But we encourage individuals to have their say about it as well.

“It is a development that will shape Kiama’s future.”

The sale of the Council owned land depends on the developer’s DA being approved.

 

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