Friday, 25 September 2015

Dockside Group brings Darling Harbour to Watsons Bay

National Parks are custodians of this land for all Australians. Tell the Minister for Environment and Heritage Mark Speakman to reject this proposal

The Yellow line shows the scale of the party precinct planned by Dockside Group looming over Watsons Bay. Bottom right, the three buildings outlined in red are the Gap Bluff function centre and party accommodation which will double in size. These will be linked by new footpaths and mini buses with Constables Cottage and Cliff St ( top centre in red )  the proposed venue/ restaurant on Camp Cove Beach and party accommodation. Further party accomodation is shown  left outlined in red 

The sheer scale of the Dockside Group plans for Watsons Bay are shown in this aerial view from the tender document. The yellow line shows how the party precinct will loom over Watsons Bay from the three buildings in red at Gap Bluff down to the development of Constables Cottage on historic Camp Cove beach . This chunk of National Park is half of the available parkland on South Head given over to a private developer to run industrial scale parties, school formals and weddings. Dockside Group run the 2000-person venue in Darling Harbour and plan to bring their industrial scale functions to Watsons Bay's delicate village and National Park with no additional parking, no transport or traffic solutions and no solutions to noise pollution, security and safety of guests and residents.  A fitting use of the beach where Captain Arthur Phillip first landed in Sydney Harbour?  

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