Huntingdale Park Development
The amendment DS18/1311 has been lodged and can be viewed on Council’s DA Tracking webpage.
The applicant has summarised the proposed modification as follows:

  • The number of lots in Stage 8 will increase from 9 to 15 (801–815); as a result the stage 8 boundary will move further to the west.
  • The rear boundaries for lots 801-810, and 812-814 in Stage 8 and lots 901-907 and 909-910 in Stage 9 have been extended to the south towards the creek line, to reduce the bush fire threat resulting in a reduced width of the riparian zone.
  • The number of lots in Stage 9 remain unchanged, however lot boundaries will be reconfigured.
  • The road within Stage 9 has been extended to the west to remove the battle-axe lots.
  • The proposed public reserve located in the north western corner has been removed and the land has been split between proposed Lot 909 and Lot 910. However, a restriction on the use of land will be placed over this area to ensure the vegetation is retained.

Council has agreed to the Committee’s request to extend the period for submissions from two to six weeks. The developer has agreed to make a presentation to the Forum (see Forum website for date of meeting).

Queen Street Road Safety Proposal – Advice from Council
Council is seeking the Forum’s feedback on a road safety project that has been nominated for delivery in the 2019/20 financial year under various Federal and State grant funding programs.

The $185,000 project proposes to remove the existing pedestrian refuge and replace with a raised pedestrian crossing in Queen Street, between Alexandra Street and Prince Alfred Street, the installation of an additional raised pedestrian crossing at the existing kerb extensions in Queen St mid-block between Albany Street and Alexandra Street, and a 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area (HPAA) from Albany Street to Prince Alfred Street. In the 5 year period between July 2012 and June 2017 there were 5 crashes along Queen Street, 1 of which involved a pedestrian.

A Berry resident, Suzanne Campbell, has developed an online business to deliver innovation and social impact called ‘vennu’. The vision for vennu is to build more resilient communities by sharing community spaces. Vennu is an easy to use digital marketplace, showcasing an abundance of unique community spaces to hire, saving time, money and effort. Vennu provides a streamlined and trusted online connection to community spaces, to increase utilisation and return, for the good of the community. Early adopters are Scouts Australia NSW, Surf Life Saving NSW, Illawarra Sports Stadium and Aspire (Wollongong University).

Roadworks on Woodhill Mountain Road
The works will be undertaken from north of the overpass to 300m North of Bong Bong Road. The project involves regrading and the placement of a new gravel pavement, prior to sealing. The works will be undertaken in 2 to 3 stages of construction to limit the delay to traffic moving through the site.

The works are scheduled to be undertaken from 3 September to 19 October, weather permitting.