Lennox Head Residents’ Association, Feb 2019

On 3 December we were delighted to see 24 members, four visitors, guests Paul Rippon, General Manager and James Webb, Development Manager, Clarence Property Group plus Cr Sharon Cadwallader. 

Seven Mile Beach, 4WDs and our beach wildlife. S Eastment, Landcare spoke about impacts of 4WDs and humans on beach wildlife. Dunes and all the beach above high tide mark are bird and turtle nesting and breeding grounds which are vulnerable to vehicles and curious dogs. Therefore, drivers and dog owners are urged to stay below the high tide mark at all times.

Epiq. P Rippon advised houses are being built on Stages 1 and 2 with Stage 3 under construction. Some Stage 4 has sold with average sale prices above expectations. Generally, buyers are local with minimal investors. Stage 5 awaits Council approval. Superlot 5, not financially viable for retirement living, is subject to a State Planning rezoning application. Superlot 7 may be habitat living (businesses below residential) with later stage Clarence-built housing quality controlled. See website http://www.epiqlennox.com.au/masterplan/. There are about 500 sites so potentially 1,200 residents. 

Sports fields are operationally ready dependent on resolution of appropriate amenities/community centre. The shopping centre DA was approved by the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP), opening late 2020 after Council construction of Hutley Drive North. A 98 place childcare centre should be completed late 2020.

Clarence agreed to construct a pathway across the grassed easement linking Karalauren Court and Stage 5 to the shopping centre, following persistence by Association members.

Skennars Head Aureus Intrapac Development BSC PP17/010 proposal for rezoning was passed by Council but the development was not accepted by JRPP at its December meeting. Intrapac planner, Jenny Rudolph, will attend our 4 February meeting. 

Lennox Village Vision trial period for one way traffic flow will run from March to June 2019, including Easter and holidays, to ensure understanding of the impact during high and low peaks. 

Upcoming meetings: Mondays 4 February, 4 March and 1 April 2019 from 7pm in the CWA Hall.

Feedback is encouraged by email to lhrainc@gmail.com or facebook at Lennox Head Residents’ Association.

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