A giant slide, amphitheatre and playground with village green are among features of revamped plans for Marang Parklands on the Kurnell Peninsula.
Breen Resources has lodged a State Significant Development application for transforming the former sand mining site, which is now being used for landfill
The company decided to push ahead with the project even though it is still in a conciliation process, which began after Sutherland Shire Council rejected the plans.
The SSD application, which has been placed on public exhibition, also seeks to relocate waste processing operations to the eastern part of the site where a new "state of the art" facility would be built.
"By relocating the recycling operations, Breen will be able to deliver the new enhanced Marang Parklands development at no cost to ratepayers," the company says.
The Marang Parklands development will comprise:
Demolishing and removing the existing buildings will enable the transfer site ownership to Sutherland Shire Council.
The new recycling operations will be more compact, adhere to stringent environmental regulations, and house all processing activities in enclosed buildings.
Breen has already delivered three playing fields and a skatepark under the 2010 VPA. The enhanced plan for the Marang Parkland will be an asset in high demand at a time when the community is encouraged to spend more time locally. The proposal is a huge win for the local community and local sports organisations.
The 25-ha Waste Processing Facility will provide an estimated 80 jobs during construction and 80 jobs in its operational phase, supported by 10 administrative jobs.
The new approach to the Marang Parkland has been included in the SSD after council rejected a proposed VPA.
DPIE will put the application on public exhibition for 28 days. Breen is encouraging anyone wanting to comment to go to www.breen.com.au
Short story is that the mediation process will continue in parallel.
You were correct in that the process started in Feb. Below is the indicative timeline - subject to approvals of course.
And they applied for SEARS for this proposal in late 2019.
Subject to approval estimated timeframes for completion.
Embellished Marang Parklands November 2024.
Playfield Fields stage 2. July 2025.
Playing fields stage 3. June 2026
Sutherland Shire Council has rejected an offer by sand mining company Breen Resources over the development of Marang Parklands at Greenhills Beach.
The details have not been revealed because the proposed changes, under a new or additional Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA), were considered in a confidential session at the last council meeting.
The 91-hectare sport and recreation precinct is being developed under a 2010 VPA between the council and landowners, Breen and Frasers Property (formerly Australand).
A skate park was completed in late 2015, followed by two synthetic hockey fields in April 2018, with more playing fields and passive open space was due to be delivered by 2023.
The council's unanimous resolution, which was made public after the closed session, said the council declined the Breen Resources' offer, dated May 7, 2021 and delegated chief executive Manjeet Grewal to commence a dispute resolution process.
A council spokesman said discussions were continuing "to negotiate the terms of an additional VPA between the two parties governing the future use and embellishment of the planned Marang Parklands".
Breen Group director Tom Breen said, "The proposal is for a new VPA, which in part provides for enhanced parklands compared to that which were the object of the original VPA".
"Breen and council continue to be engaged in discussions and negotiations relating to this offer."
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