Save Kesbys Point Road

As you may know, NSW Crown Lands have re-advertised the proposed Sale/Closure of Kesbys Point Rd, as the first time was procedurally unlawful. This means the submission process is now extended until October 13, 2023. We have consulted with our retained environmental counsel, Hones Lawyers, specifically Peter Clarke. Peter has been working on the issues surrounding Kesbys Point Rd since 2020, so is expert on the situation. We have attached a “template” that Peter has drafted for those who oppose this closure to use as a base for their submission to Crown Lands. It is drafted for you to use … Continue reading Save Kesbys Point Road

Central Coast Council Media Release 

Verde Terra v Central Coast Council 4 July 2023 Council Statement Following the NSW Court of Appeal judgment delivered on 2 June 2023 in the matter of Verde Terra v Central Coast Council, Council has been notified that Verde Terra (VT) has filed an application for special leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia.  At this stage, Council has not been served with the application, but intends to actively respond. MDA Statement The MDA spoke with Edward Hock (Council solicitor). He said that although VT filed an application to appeal to the High Court, it is not automatic. The … Continue reading Central Coast Council Media Release 

Mangrove Mountain Landfill Update

Latest from Land and Environment Court Case 2023 The Court of Appeal judgment was delivered on 2nd June. The judge refused Verde Terra’s request not to have to put in a new Development Application. The critical outcome from the Court of Appeal judgment is that any new DA would be required to be accompanied by an Environmental Impact Statement. It is most unlikely that VerdeTerra would be capable of sustaining a position of minimal environmental impact to allow any DA to be approved, so the Court of Appeal judgment is about as good a result as we could have hoped … Continue reading Mangrove Mountain Landfill Update

Feedlot and other undesirable DA’s

Two undesirable DAs currently in Council MDA has written submissions to Council objecting to these two development applications. More information available on Facebook – Mangrove Mountain Feedlot Objectors. Application Number DA/4247/2022 Address 2 Hershon Road Suburb MANGROVE MOUNTAIN Description NOMINATED INTEGRATED Rural Feed Lot, Sheds and Associated Works Community members have repeatedly expressed their opposition to the proposed feedlot, signing petitions, attending and actively participating in community briefings, and perhaps most importantly lodging objections to the DA. 2. Concrete Pipes & Structures Application Number DA/1060/2023 Address 315 Greta Road Suburb KULNURA Description Construction of a Machinery Shed & Ancillary Rural … Continue reading Feedlot and other undesirable DA’s

Mountain Districts Association Chairperson’s Report, 2023

Our Association aims to represent our rural community on issues that affect residents as well as encouraging initiatives that enhance our environment and lifestyles. In 2022 as we began to move on from Covid lockdowns there continued to be disruption to community and Government services and the impacts caused by natural disasters. MDA has represented our local community on the following issues: *Our lack of elected representation at Local Government level. Next election of Councilors is to be in 2024. *Following the verdict by the Land and Environment Court handed down in favour of Verde Terra the case has now … Continue reading Mountain Districts Association Chairperson’s Report, 2023

Mountain Districts Association AGM Report 2023

Annual General Meeting Our AGM was held on 8th March. Our chair read out her Presidents Report, and a summary of it is included in this Community News. We were pleased to appoint Mr Phil Douglas as the returning officer, and then proceeded with the appointment of officers for 2023. They are: Chair – Claire Podlich Secretary and Public Officer – Poppe Zouroudis Treasurer – Verena Mauldon 2 committee members – Elaine Raines and Glynnis Golsby We then held our General Committee Meeting where we moved forward with the following items: – We have a website: where you can … Continue reading Mountain Districts Association AGM Report 2023

Mangrove Mountain Landfill Court Case

On 8th August the MDA committee, together with three community members, met with the Central Coast Council’s administrator Mr Rik Hart, as well as Council’s lawyer, Mr Ed Hock. We presented the history of the issue and a statement of community expectations for action. That is, that the landfill site be permanently closed, remediated and the golf course constructed as per the intention of the original approval. Our aim is to protect the aquifer and the Central Coast Water Supply. We were extremely pleased when Mr Hart advised that Central Coast Council will actively defend the Appeal by Verde Terra in … Continue reading Mangrove Mountain Landfill Court Case