Heritage Note

This week, our group received the first documents from Wollongong City Council in response to our GIPA request. One of the documents we received is a file note completed by a Wollongong City Council (WCC) Heritage Officer. Heritage impact is one of many assessments council will make to form their recommendation to the Regional Planning Panel. The Heritage Officer raised several concerns with the revised proposal including that it exceeds the height limits set in the WCC Local Environment Plan and would have an unreasonable impact on the escarpment views. The file note concluded with “The proposed development is not supported on heritage grounds at this stage. It is recommended that no exceedance of the LEP height control should be supported for this site.“ This conclusion is in line with the concerns raised by us and by the community more broadly. This issue must be considered seriously when it comes to making a decision about this proposal. #thirroul #savethirroulvillage