Update Regarding Caravan Park proposed on Pottsville Koala habitat

Notice from proponent’s lawyers, 3rd April 2024, an on-site “… conciliation conference under section 34 of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979 (Conciliation Conferen… If the matter is not resolved at the Conciliation Conference, the matter will proceed to a hearing at a date to be fixed.”


Development Application no. DA23/0302 (112 sites, reception, managers residence and pool). 

A development application has been lodged by Design Build Instruct Pty Ltd seeking development consent for a caravan park (112 long term sites), reception, managers residence and pool at Lot 2 DP 815370; No. 1126 Pottsville Road, Pottsville. Tweed Shire Council is the consent authority for the application. 

The development application, documents accompanying it and opportunity to respond with your concerns is on the Council’s DA Tracking site.

Please put in your comments to Council by Wednesday 16th August 2023.

1. Go to – datracker.tweed.nsw.gov.au and click ‘agree’

2. Type in DA23/0302 in ‘Application Search’

3. Click on ‘Have your Say’.

Points of Concern for Objections:

• This development is high density and will impede movement of the Koalas.

• The site is within the Pottsville Koala Activity Precinct (KAP)

• The proposal is between the Pottsville Road and Pottsville Wetlands an area which is an important movement connection for Koalas and other fauna moving between the Pottsville Wetlands and Pottsville Environment Park.

• There is no movement link for the Koalas proposed in the study with the only offset being planting of Koala trees in adjacent areas.

• The residents from the 112 permanent caravan sites will be accessing the Pottsville Road at Seabreeze Boulevarde. Over 70% of traffic will be using the northern roundabout for entry and exit to the site. This increase in traffic will be an additional risk to Koalas crossing this section of road which is a known hot spot for Koala crossings.

• The proposal will not only impact on Koalas and wildlife but also on the residents of Pottsville, increasing risk of wildfire, flooding and traffic flow.

Thank you.


Caldera Environment Centre