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Council staff met with Grevillea Waters residents this week about a proposed 16 townhouse development on adjacent land at 30 Golding Street, Yamba. Image: CVC

Council staff visit Grevillea Waters

Rodney Stevens

Clarence Valley Council staff visited the Grevillea Waters Village at Yamba earlier this week to hear residents’ concerns about potential flooding effects on the Village if a proposal for a 16-townhouse development on adjacent land that is 93 per-cent flood prone is approved.

Grevillea Waters Residents Committee Focus Group GWRCFG spokesperson David Robinson said the group hopes their findings and recommendations will inform the Councillors’ decision to approve or reject the current Development Application before them.

Public submissions regarding the proposed development closed on April 25, with the decision on approval of the $13.279 million three-storey townhouses to come before a future council meeting.

Mr Robinson said many residents are extremely concerned and frightened for the future of the Village and the increased threat of flooding they claim the development will cause.

“On Friday, May 3, Kevin Hogan, Federal MP for Page will visit Grevillea Waters Village and speak to residents and hear their concerns about this proposed development on our doorstep,” he said.