Impacts of the Development
The proposed development at False Cape appears to have adopted an approve-it first, and solve-the-problems later approach with both the management of scenic amenity and geohazards. This approach is likely to result in almost no environmental protection at all and consequently very high levels of impact. It will also result in an unworkable and unenforceable system of responsibilities for management of environmental issues and geohazards in the future.
At a purely technical level and on the basis of considerable experience, we can state with a high degree of certainty that the large environmental impacts associated with this project cannot be successfully mitigated. We independently arrived at this conclusion, which is parallel to the conclusion of council’s own officers.