Re-advertised Development Proposal - Lakewood Drive Merimbula

An application has been received to develop land at Lakewood Drive, Merimbula for the purpose of a seniors housing development comprising 89 units.

Council has received an application seeking approval to develop land as follows:

  • DA No.:  2022.335
  • Applicant: HDC Planning
  • Consent Authority: Southern Region Planning Pannel (SRPP)
  • Description of Land: PLT: 602 DP: 1277714-83 Lakewood Drive MERIMBULA
  • Description of Proposal: Seniors Housing development comprising 89 units
  • Responsible Council Officer: C E Hancock

The application and plans relating to the development are available on Council’s website Application Tracker at, for a period of 28 days from 18 May 2023 to 15 June 2023 (excluding Public Holidays).

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, copies of your submission can be made publicly available. You can request that your name and address not be disclosed by writing ‘OBJECTION IN CONFIDENCE’ on your submission, however we may still be obliged to release these details. Submissions that do not contain the author’s name and address may not be considered, as we will be unable to validate their authenticity.

If you would like to comment on the proposal please write to us before 15 June 2023. If you object to the proposal you need to tell us in your letter why you object to it and mail it to:

Submissions can also be made on Council’s Application Tracker

If you make a submission you are required to disclose information about any political donations or gifts. This includes all reportable political donations made to any local Councillor of Council and all gifts made to any local Councillor or employee of Council, within a period of two years before the application is made.  Forms for making disclosures are available on Council’s website or from Council’s Office.

Under the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 this development is classed as ‘Integrated’ which means that approval is required from NSW Rural Fire Service.

Under the provisions of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, this development is classed as ‘Integrated’ which means that approval is also required from Heritage NSW.

A Biodiversity Assessment Report (BDAR) has been submitted with this application as the development triggers the Biodiversity Offset Scheme under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.



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