Save Little Bay

Save Little Bay

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.

Follow Save Little Bay in Real Time

Save Little Bay website launched | January 2020

Update December 2019

Save Little Bay website to be launched in early 2020

Background

Useful links

Where to lodge your objection

 Follow Save Little Bay in Real Time

For up-to-the-minute information on Little Bay Cove and to find out how you can help, go to:

 Save Little Bay website launched | January 2020

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
Council's update on the Meriton proposal can be found on the Planning Proposals page of the Randwick City Council website.

Every day's a good day to show your support — sign the on-line petition!

 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.

 Background

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.

 Useful links

Save Little Bay website

Save Little Bay Facebook page

Sign the Save Little Bay petition

Perspective images

Analysis Study

Little Bay Planning Proposal

Southern Courier article | 8 October 2019

Flyover video — must watch | Meriton's monstrous overdevelopment plans for Little Bay Cove

Prince Henry Community Association | Objection letter 29 October 2019

City Hub — Big trouble in Little Bay | 13 November 2019

Randwick Council — Update on the Meriton proposal | December 2019

 Where to lodge your objection

Randwick City Council

30 Frances Street
Randwick NSW 2031

Submissions must be emailed to council@randwick.nsw.gov.au

How to object to Council (this document may help you write your submission)

Randwick City South Ward Councillors

Cr Carlos Da Rocha

C/- 30 Frances Street
Randwick NSW 2031

M: 0409 357 168
E: carlos.darocha@randwick.nsw.gov.au

Cr Noel D'Souza

C/- 30 Frances Street
Randwick NSW 2031

M: 0477 351 202
E: noel.dsouza@randwick.nsw.gov.au
Answering Service: 02 9962 8365

Cr Danny Said (Mayor)

C/- 30 Frances Street
Randwick NSW 2031

T: 02 9093 6813
E: mayor@randwick.nsw.gov.au
M: 0408 653 006

Michael Daley, State Member for Maroubra

Maroubra Electorate Office

Mr Michael Daley, MP
Level 5, 806 Anzac Parade
Maroubra NSW 2035

PO Box 535
Maroubra NSW 2035

T: 02 9349 6440
E: maroubra@parliament.nsw.gov.au 
F: 02 9349 4594

Matt Thistlethwaite, Federal Member for Kingsford Smith

Electorate Office (Principal Office)

Shop 6, 205 Maroubra Road
Maroubra, NSW 2035

PO Box 895
Maroubra, NSW 2035

T: 02 9349 6007
E: Matt.Thistlethwaite.MP@aph.gov.au
F: 02 9349 8089

Rob Stokes, NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces

Best to send a copy of your objection to both ministerial and electorate offices.

Electorate Office

1725 Pittwater Road
Mona Vale NSW 2103

T: 02 9999 3599
E: pittwater@parliament.nsw.gov.au
F: 02 9999 0922

Ministerial Office (Planning and Public Spaces)

Especially write to Rob Stokes at his Ministerial Office — his department has the power to override Council planning decisions.

GPO Box 5341
Sydney NSW 2001

T: 02 8574 6707
E: http://www.nsw.gov.au/ministerstokes
F: 02 9339 5554