Height limits revised to allow rezoning

GREATER Taree City Council has endorsed the rezoning of land containing Halliday Shores Retirement Village.

"After the rezoning proposal was put on public exhibition, council received a number of submissions about the proposed height limit," Richard Pamplin, council's senior leader strategic planning, said.

"We then approached the developer with these concerns, so they could have the opportunity to revise their plans in accordance with community wishes."

The proposed heights in the retirement village plans were revised and the proposed environmental zone was enlarged to ensure that the impact of the development is minimised.

"We are pleased that we could work collaboratively with the developer to address community concerns, whilst at the same time providing much needed additional aged housing for the area," Mr Pamplin said.

Prior to the recommendation being passed, two public speakers were heard, both involved with Hallidays Shores, who were in favour of the recommendation.

Councillor Robyn Jenkins was the only councillor who voted against the recommendation as she said she had an "issue with extending the limit of the buildings from 8.5m to 10.5m".

Cr Jenkins was under the impression that the 8.5m limit was not negotiable for a building zoned R1 by council, however Cr Keegan clarified that this was zoned RU1 that held different height allowances.

All councillors, except Cr Jenkins, voted for the recommendation.

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