Saturday, May 25, 2024

Court sinks Gladesville marina expansion

The NSW Land and Environment Court has rejected plans for an expansion of Sydney’s Gladesville Bridge Marina.

The Court ruled against the plans stating that the development would create a ‘visual intrusion’ and interfere with the public’s use and enjoyment of the waterway, among other issues.

The Gladesville Bridge Marina development application had proposed to increase the facility’s number of boats from 50 to 115.

Since the plans were first raised in 2018, City of Canada Bay Council representatives, Members of Parliament, local business owners and residents have come together in opposition to the proposal.

In the years since, close to 2,000 community members have also signed a petition opposing the development, Council said in a statement today. It says locals say the historic bay is already over developed and additional redevelopment is unacceptable. 

In June 2021, Council staff recommended refusal of the development application to the Sydney Eastern Planning Panel, which concurred with this recommendation and ruled against the proposal.

The private landowner then appealed this decision, leading to a second bid at the Land and Environment Court, which has now dismissed the appeal.

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