Two Points, two big developments

JRPP to meet in Wyong today.

25 October 2017

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The Joint Regional Planning Panel will today decide whether to approve two developments that stand to have big impacts on life in two of Brisbane Water's smallest suburbs.

A $12 million proposal by Baptist Care to build 55 seniors housing units on Brisbane Water Drive at Point Clare will be put under the microscope.


Local residents largely oppose the development, with spokesperson George Mastoris saying it's completely out of character with the area.

"We don't have any issue with people needing roofs over their heads, but they also need the right support network around them, public transport and major shopping centres, and simply that's not going to be around in the Point Clare area, " Mr Mastoris says.

"It will basically overwhelm the community here. The roads and parking can't cope with it."

Also up for analysis is a 36 million dollar plan for three new apartment buildings at Point Frederick (Main, below).

This proposal would see 111 units spring up on Albany, Auburn and Duke Streets, and was deferred back in June as the Panel sought more evidence that the suburb would benefit from the proposal.

The meeting kicks off at 4pm at Council's Wyong office on Hely Street.


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