There is a general feeling of relief for residents of Shoal Bay who have been fighting to keep Halifax Reserve, also known as Lot 424, in public hands following a key recommendation in the plan of management calling for its retention.
Port Stephens Council is calling for feedback on the Draft Plans of Management for its Halifax and Shoal Bay holiday parks. A public exhibition period began on July 18 for a period of 42 days.
This will include a series of community consultation sessions.
“We are pleased to see that the report for Halifax has recommended the reserve remain as open space and available to the public,” residents spokesperson Rick O’Shea said.
“It certainly seems that the council is heading in the right direction but it is also important for residents to attend the community information sessions and put forward their opinions.”