Environment will be safe from development explosion

Environment will be safe from development explosion

Posted Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:41am AEDT

The New South Wales Planning Department says measures are in place to protect the local environment around the northern parts of the Central Coast despite widespread development over the next 25 years.

A long-term plan for the North Wyong Shire was released yesterday, including 20,000 new homes and the potential creation of around 17,000 jobs.

The report focuses on areas around Warnervale, Lake Munmorah and Summerland Point.

The Department’s Central Coast Regional Director, Michael Leavey says a green corridor and habitat links are included to preserve local biodiversity.

“What we’ve looked to do is to balance both the development and the conservation needs, so we’ve largely developed those two areas concurrently to focus future development in the less sensitive areas and at the same time protecting the more important assets,” he said.


Topics:urban-development-and-planning, wyong-2259

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