This special page has been established to follow Meriton Group's proposal to over-develop Little Bay Cove, adjacent to Prince Henry at Little Bay. The Save Little Bay Group is working tirelessly to ensure that the site is not rezoned to allow high-rise apartments and over development, and the long debated and carefully considered original Master Plan for Little Bay Cove is not varied.
Visit the Save Little Bay website for everything you need to know about what you can do to help prevent the monstrous Meriton proposal for Little Bay Cove.
Update December 2019
On 4 December, representatives from the Save Little Bay Group and Prince Henry Community Association met with the Mayor of Randwick, Councillor Danny Said, and Randwick Council Officers: Alan Bright, Manager Strategic Planning, and Joshua Hay, Manager Communications. All were very supportive of the Save Little Bay Group's position.
Council advised that a preliminary assessment of Meriton's planning proposal had been completed, with a number of significant key issues identified, as detailed below. Those issues have been provided to Meriton for their consideration and response. Council also advised it was unlikely that any further review would be voted on before February 2020.
Key issues from Council's preliminary assessment of the Meriton proposal
Unrealistic public transport assumptions used to justify the proposal;
Lack of certainty of any mass transit transport system servicing the site in the medium term and the long term and is subject to future detailed planning investigations;
Concern about the incompatibility of the proposed heights with the scenic coastal area;
Impact on views, particularly from Little Bay Beach and Malabar Headland; and
Impact on the critically endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub, open space, and the significant Aboriginal ochre site located nearby
Save Little Bay website to be launched in early 2020
A Save Little Bay website is currently being created to ensure that the important information published regularly on Facebook can be more easily accessed, rather than having to scroll through dozens of posts.
In the meantime, check in on the Save Little Bay Facebook page to keep up to date with the frequent updates and information posts. And, keep talking to your family, friends and neighbours about Meriton's monstrous proposal and the Save Little Bay campaign to maintain the original Master Plan for Little Bay Cove.
The Save Little Bay Group is also preparing posters for people to hang on their fences, front porches etc. Posters are expected to be available in early 2020.
In late September 2019, Meriton Group released its plans to substantially increase the Masterplan-approved development capacity of the Little Bay Cove site, Prince Henry's near neighbour to the north. As a local resident, you may have received a Meriton letter and aerial images of the proposal in your mailbox.
The Save Little Bay group was established to organise and coordinate the Little Bay community’s opposition to Meriton's proposed overdevelopment of Little Bay Cove. The proposal is at odds with the tranquil and recreational nature of our local environment which owners, residents and neighblours seek to preserve and protect.
The Save Little Bay group's objective is to support and retain Randwick City Council’s Master plan. Hundreds of owners based their investment decision on owning a property within the beautifully planned low and medium density Master Plan, which ensures a relatively sensible development of the Little Bay Cove site.
The Prince Henry at Little Bay Community Association Executive supports the objective of the Save Little Bay group, and encourages each Prince Henry owner and resident to to sign the Save Little Bay petition and to lodge their own individual objection. Details of who to write to and where to lodge your objections are listed below.