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<b>LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY</b> - Closed ePetition Details

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY - Closed ePetition Details

Petition to request that Eurobodalla Shire Council undertake a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement prior to development adjacent to Coila Lake Foreshore

Petitioner: Ms Robyn Flynn | Member: Scully, Paul | No. of Signatories: 967 | Date closed: 09/03/2022
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly, We are residents of Tuross Head with serious concerns that DA2248/1983 (now including MDA0124/20) comprise a “Zombie” development which the Eurobodalla Shire Council (Council) are pursuing regardless of any environmental harms. This DA was approved over 30 years ago and lies close to the foreshore of Coila Lake. It’s highly likely to damage precious flora, fauna and Aboriginal Heritage. The sites slope down to a walkway through natural bush along the foreshore of Coila Lake. It’s used by the local community for leisure, wildlife photography and exercise. The western site is adjacent to remnant littoral rainforest, wetlands, saltmarsh and seagrass beds which are home to wildlife feeding on diverse plants, insects and animals. The foreshore supports several “Endangered Ecological Communities” which need urgent protection from this development. The eastern site holds rich cultural history for the area’s First Nations people with artefacts requiring archaeological investigation. Council cannot produce any Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of this area, will not commit to undertaking one, actively avoid engagement and rarely respond to any of our attempts to communicate. Our aim is to see Coila Lake foreshore preserved and the proposed development undergo a comprehensive EIS to ensure best practice measures protect this unique and historical natural area. We would be very grateful if you could assist by taking measures to constrain this “Zombie” development and ensure that our Council apply a proper EIS and an AHIP to protect our precious foreshore and cultural heritage.