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Further consents required prior to Earthworks at Wooyung tourist development:
- Department of Natural Resources approval for interception of the watertable
- Department of Natural Resources approval for clearing of native vegetation
- Department of Natural Resources approval for work within 40 metres of a natural water body.
- Department of Environment and Heritage Approvals required
- Condition 5: requires an additional consent for any work
that can possibly damage native vegetation in all SEPP 26 Littoral
Rainforest areas (and the 100 metre buffer zone around them) from
Council with the concurrence of the Director General for the Department
of Environment and Conservation. This must be obtained prior to the
commencement of clearing or earthworks.
- Condition 8: That all wetlands, SEPP 26 Littoral rainforest
(and the 100 metre buffer zone around them) ecologically endangered
community of Coastal Cypress and all dunal areas need to be protected
during construction and excavation and that these plans must be
submitted prior to earthworks
- Condition 9: Fulfilment of all of the requirements of the Department of Natural Resources
- Condition 10: That the maximum depth of excavation for the lake is 3 metres
- Condition 11: That all dredged soils must be used for earthworks on this site
- Condition 12: That the dredge site must be protected to the satisfaction of the Shire Engineer
- Condition 13: Compliance with all requirements of local Council for effluent disposal prior to earthworks
- Condition 21: Submission of specific engineering details of
lake as part of Building Application, which must be approved by the
Shire Engineer prior to commencement of any earthworks on site.
- Included in the building application, Condition 22 requires the full details of the sewerage treatment plant to be submitted.
What you can do:
- Write to the Tweed Shire Council to ensure all requirements are met prior to earthworks to avoid illegal clearing issues such
as have been seen in other developments in the Shire.