Councillors voted unanimously on 27 October to refuse the Woollamia development application for ‘Primitive Glamping”. A very similar DA for Mt Hay in Broughton Vale has received 170 objections from residents.

The Forum Committee had written to Council about applications for luxury glamping sites misusing the description ‘primitive camping ground’ to avoid regulations that specify critical requirements, including those for public safety, proximity to fire hydrants and hoses, and facilities for people with disabilities.

The Committee joined with Woollamia residents to ensure that important regulations are not circumvented and to protect neighbouring properties, rural communities and the amenity of ratepayers.