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Flood DangersThe second of our independent expert reports was a flood study on the development and the potential impacts on surrounding properties. You may not know this, but much of the Northern suburbs is considered a flood risk. Historically, there have been major flood events as well as more common minor flood events. With any development, particularly one of this size, the way it manages these flood events as well as day to day water management must be explained as part of the proposal. When they reviewed these aspects of the proposal, our experts found; concerns around the proposed flood protection measures including proposed flood gates on businesses within the development that would likely impede safe evacuation in the event of a flood. They also found the stormwater management system was unusual and not like typical civil engineering design and this raised questions about its capacity. Generally, they found the DA to be lacking in the detail required to make a clear assessment about the developments ability to manage water both on site and the preventative measures required to ensure it would not impact surrounding properties. This report by Martens Consulting Engineers can be found on our website.

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TfNSW Traffic Plans - Thirroul Community Feedback

The Feedback Summary Report on the proposed traffic improvement options for Thirroul was released last week. The report has captured and responded to community feedback received on the proposed traffic improvement options displayed in June and July 2021 for Thirroul. It was clear the community do not believe either of the proposed options would meet their needs.

Have a read of the report

Nick McLaren Interviews TfNSW about Thirroul Traffic Plans

TfNSW does not seem to make the link between them rejecting their own proposals for clearways and continuous lanes of traffic through Thirroul, sacrificing LHD Street Parking and the Thirroul Plaza DA inflicting exactly the same thing! How can a state government agency abandon their own plans, and then accept a set of plans, equally damaging to the Thirroul town centre, proposed by a private developer with private interests?

Nick McLaren interviews Louise Wellington on ABC Illawarra

Nick McLaren from ABC Illlawarra interviews Louise Wellington at the plaza dite to discuss the issues with the Thirroul PLaza DA.

Community Meetup held on 7 April 2022

There was a great turn out at the community meeting on 7 April. We had standing room only at Club Thirroul. Have a read of the presentation.

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ABC Illawarra discusses Thirroul Flooding with STV

 Lindsay McDougall discusses flooding in Thirroul, and concerns regarding the Thirroul Plaza Redevelopment, with Save Thirroul Village.

Wombarra residents commission report

A great piece from ABC Illawarra mornings, 18 March 2022. Wombarra residents commissioned a report regarding the sediment runoff at the Wombarra developmet site.