Pushy Petrac promises have president peeved

FRED Goodman doesn't like it when people say they are going to do something and then not deliver it.

So when he took a close look at plans for Petrac's proposed Pacific Pines development at Lennox Head it upset him.

And the president of Lennox Head Residents' Association is not the only one feeling anxious over the plans.

Other locals are also concerned about aspects of the residential and retirement living development planned for a $60 million site at Lennox Head, which would include three-storey houses.

They are not satisfied with the development application's 'lack of emphasis' on extending Hutley Drive before the subdivision is developed, and are also worried the sporting fields, which Petrac originally said would be completed with high priority, 'don't seem to be given much significance'.

The application for work is with the NSW Department of Planning and has just finished a period on public exhibition.

The proposal includes a residential subdivision, retirement homes and a community centre off Montwood Drive at the Pacific Pines estate. It is expected to bring an extra 1750 residents to Lennox Head.

Resident Mick Denny has encouraged locals to write to the Department of Lands to share their concerns.

"If the subdivision is approved as currently proposed, the nature of Pacific Pines, The Meadows and Lennox Head overall will be changed for the worst," he said.

But Petrac has defended its plans.

"Petrac is currently working with local council regarding Hutley Drive and will be delivering a significant portion of the road to the community," a spokesperson said.

Petrac will reassess its three-storey height proposal, but stated the three-storey height of both the neighbourhood centre and the units was 'of great benefit to the local community'.

It also stated the delivery of the sporting fields was 'of very high priority' to be delivered once approval for stage one was granted.

Petrac is hoping to start work later this year.

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