The 3228RA are extremely disappointed that the panel appears to have ignored the wishes of the community in recommending development of the Spring Creek valley. We do not believe that Torquay/Jan Juc can be considered in isolation and the panel does not seem to have considered, among other things, the development of the Armstrong Creek suburb and how that development impacts on Torquay/Jan Juc. The panel has placed "great weight" on the 2009 strategic work and by inference has placed little consideration on the current situation. The committee are formulating a considered response and deciding how we should proceed.
We hope to join with other community groups to present a united front and will be calling on all our members to email/contact the Surf Coast Shire councilors and state and local federal politicians to ask for their support to stop development in the Spring Creek valley.