Delegation to meet developer

cokeworks meeting

Part of the crowd at the Sunday meeting in Corrimal

ALMOST 100 residents attended a meeting to discuss the proposed residential development proposal for the former Corrimal coke works site on Sunday.

The developer has received approval from the Department of Planning to put the re-zoning plans back before council with no changes to the original demand for over 700 new homes on the site.  They have, however, been required to revise their flood and ecological studies, their traffic impact study and contamination remediation plan. They also have to complete an Aboriginal cultural heritage study, and conservation management and geomorphological plans.

Spokesperson for Corrimal Community Action Group are calling for a guarantee that the site will be decontaminated, that increased traffic issues are dealt with, environmental and flooding concerns addressed, plus safe pedestrian and cycleway access included before the re-zoning and development proceeds.

Corrimal Community Action Group spokesperson Anne Marett said a delegation will meet with the developer on Tuesday this week from 9.30am to 11.30am outside Corrimal Community Centre in Short Street.

The Corrimal Community Action Group will take part in a workshop with the owner of the Corrimal Coke Works and eight consultants.

“The aim of this workshop is to develop a vision for the old coke works site, which can inform the design and development of the project,” a spokesperson said.

“A public meeting held yesterday in Corrimal offered its support to the representatives and again expressed a number of their concerns to be taken to this workshop.

“High on this list is the impact of such a large development of 736 residences, on traffic and increased risk of flooding.  People also called for the developers to guarantee the site is clean and safe from industrial contamination before any building starts.”


About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


One thought on “Delegation to meet developer

  1. Thank you Corrimal Community Action Group!


    Posted by John | December 4, 2018, 1:08 am

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