Category Archive: Planning and Land Use

West Menai (Heathcote Ridge) development

In December 2012, Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council announced their desire to rezone 865-hectare of land for new homes, employment and conservation in the West Menai area in the Sutherland Shire. The Land Council proposes to develop 2,700 new homes, 70 hectares of employment land and 514 hectares of conservation areas on a site it …

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Save Our Shire

Save Our Shire is a group of Sutherland Shire residents concerned about excessive rezoning proposals in Sutherland Shire Council’s new SSLEP 2015. It includes representatives from Precinct Residents Associations across the Shire and Sutherland Shire Environment Centre. For more information see Save Our Shire Facebook page

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Save Spring Gully

The Spring Gully Protection Group (a sub-committee of Sutherland Shire Environment Centre) is working to protect 5.6 hectares (14 acres) of pristine bushland in Spring Gully, Bundeena, on the southern outskirts of Sydney. The property, formerly known as the “Boy Scouts’ Camp” borders the Royal National Park – the second oldest national park in the …

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Sandmining

Sandmining on the Kurnell Peninsula has changed the landscape of Kurnell dramatically. The following extracts from Kurnell: Birthplace of Modern Australia by Daphne Salt reveals just how the transformation of the dunes came about following European settlement: “According to the handwritten 1868 Sutherland Estate Report, Kurnell at that time was still mostly virgin land covered …

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Towra Point

Towra Point Nature Resevere comprises 286.4ha of on Towra Peninsula and Weeney Bay, on  the forshores of Quibray Bay at Kurnell. It is a major breeding, feeding and roosting site for threatened bird species. 34 migratory bird species have been recorded using the Reserve including the Japanese Snipe. Three Aboriginal sites have been recorded within …

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