Lines now open on Dolphin development

By SALLY GORDON

A FREECALL community phone line for people to ask questions and provide feedback on the redevelopment proposal for Yamba's Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort opened yesterday.

The 1800 information line is the first step in the North Coast company Sustainable Futures Australia's (SFA) plans to engage the community during the concept planning for the Blue Dolphin's redevelop- ment.

Mariner Land Limited and Mitchell Partnership recently announced their vision for the Yamba Road tourist facility, to be called Dolphin Blue.

A spokesperson for Mariner Land Limited said redevelopment plans for the site were based on the construction of between 320 and 350 owner/occupier and holiday apartments.

It's anticipated that a large range of community resources will be included in the new development, including greater public access to the Clarence River foreshore.

The design and project approval stages are expected to be completed this year.

It is then estimated that two phases of construction over five to six years will go ahead.

Developers said yesterday that the Blue Dolphin would remain open for campers and those holidaying in caravans during this period.

SFA community consultation coordinator Stephanie Long said developers were keen to hear feedback from residents.

The first public workshop will be held Friday, April 21 at 7pm at the Treelands Drive Community Centre.

The same workshop will be repeated on Saturday April 22 at 9.30am.

An additional workshop will be held for tourists staying at the Blue Dolphin Thursday, April 20 at 9am.

Ms Long said community groups could also register for a focus group session by using the toll-free number.



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