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PLan Media Release: PROGRESS REPORT
URGENT INTERVENTION REQUIRED
145 HA UNIQUE COASTAL ENVIRONMENT AT THREAT

Time is running out for Lee Point. A large area of high-density residential, tourism and commercial development will be developed on land cleared next to Casuarina Coastal Reserve.


There are two separate areas affected.


The beachside of Lee Point Road is approx. 124HA. There is a 1,200 page Environmental Impact Statement. The NT EPA has finished its assessment of the proposal and has provided the Assessment Report to the Minister for Environment and Natural Resources. We understand that the NT EPA will be releasing its Assessment Report on Monday the 12th of November.


The Muirhead side of Lee Point Road is open for public consultation closing 9/11/2018. This is approximately 51HA.


There is serious discontent within the community over the proposed clearing of 145HA of coastal land at Lee Point. The proposed block size is predominately less than 600sqm. DHA has been heard to claim this as affordable housing.


Defence Housing Authority (DHA) has made no response to repeated calls for open consultation. This seems to be a serious failing in DHA’s mandate. A recent meeting between PLan and the DHA has borne no fruit.


It is a simple process for NTG to step in and bring DHA back to the table and achieve proper consultation with the public about the DHA’s proposals for over 700 very small lots on the Lee Point Peninsula next to the Casuarina Coastal Reserve.
With the recent example of Blake Street where community are forced to use the legal process to battle flawed planning, PLan is very concerned to see yet another process that has closed the doors on good planning.


The community should contact their local politicians urgently and let them know that substandard planning process was not what was promised on the change of government. Make a submission by visiting this site https://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/planning/lta.dar.list or mailing to planning.ntg@nt.gov.au

 

For further information visit https://planinc.org.au/

 

Nick Kirlew
Convener
PLan: The Planning Action Network

PLan Media Release: PROGRESS REPORT
URGENT INTERVENTION REQUIRED
145 HA UNIQUE COASTAL ENVIRONMENT AT THREAT

Time is running out for Lee Point. A large area of high-density residential, tourism and commercial development will be developed on land cleared next to Casuarina Coastal Reserve.


There are two separate areas affected.


The beachside of Lee Point Road is approx. 124HA. There is a 1,200 page Environmental Impact Statement. The NT EPA has finished its assessment of the proposal and has provided the Assessment Report to the Minister for Environment and Natural Resources. We understand that the NT EPA will be releasing its Assessment Report on Monday the 12th of November.


The Muirhead side of Lee Point Road is open for public consultation closing 9/11/2018. This is approximately 51HA.


There is serious discontent within the community over the proposed clearing of 145HA of coastal land at Lee Point. The proposed block size is predominately less than 600sqm. DHA has been heard to claim this as affordable housing.


Defence Housing Authority (DHA) has made no response to repeated calls for open consultation. This seems to be a serious failing in DHA’s mandate. A recent meeting between PLan and the DHA has borne no fruit.


It is a simple process for NTG to step in and bring DHA back to the table and achieve proper consultation with the public about the DHA’s proposals for over 700 very small lots on the Lee Point Peninsula next to the Casuarina Coastal Reserve.
With the recent example of Blake Street where community are forced to use the legal process to battle flawed planning, PLan is very concerned to see yet another process that has closed the doors on good planning.


The community should contact their local politicians urgently and let them know that substandard planning process was not what was promised on the change of government. Make a submission by visiting this site https://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/planning/lta.dar.list or mailing to planning.ntg@nt.gov.au

 

For further information visit https://planinc.org.au/

 

Nick Kirlew
Convener
PLan: The Planning Action Network