Our consultation with the local community, started in early October 2018 and we took feedback on the preliminary design until 10 December 2018. This non-statutory consultation provided an opportunity for the team to hear from stakeholders. We have continued talking with the community since December 2018.
During our early engagement phase, 72 stakeholders provided feedback on the proposed marina development. In late May 2019, we distributed a Feedback Summary to the local community for this non-statutory consultation.
A Community Update was distributed in late February 2019 and we also restated our offer to marina neighbours who overlook the bay, with an opportunity for the visual assessment consultant to take some photos from vantage points to the Harbour and marina within their property. A number of our neighbours accepted the offer and the photo montage from participating properties will assist those neighbours to visualise the proposal, and to assist us in appreciating any potential for impact arising from the development from any outlook they have to the Harbour. We are currently developing these photomontages.
We received the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) from the Department of Planning in late 2018, outlining the matters for assessment as part of this proposal. The Community Update lists the various assessments we will be completing as part of the report for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIS).
Roads and Maritime Services as Land Owner provided written confirmation that our Permission to Lodge a development application was approved in early February 2019. Roads and Maritime Services stated that "in granting this consent, RMS is not endorsing the proposal nor approving the development itself. We are simply giving permission for you to lodge an application. As such, the application could still be refused".
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