Future of Chinderah

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It is important that the community’s vision for the future of Chinderah is central to Council’s decision making about how Chinderah changes over time.

By having your say you will be help create a shared community vision for the future of Chinderah to guide development of the Chinderah Locality Plan.

The Locality Plan will set out a vision for the future of Chinderah and identify unique features that it would like to maintain. It will then set out goals and actions that will guide future decision making about how land can be used in Chinderah. It will help ensure the community’s vision for Chinderah is achieved over the coming years.


Have your Say

You are invited to join the conversation about what is important for the future of Chinderah.

140 people attended two Community Conversations at Cudgen Leagues Club on 21 October. Over twenty different themes came out of the attendee's feedback including the importance of acknowledging Aboriginal and South Sea Islander heritage, protecting the natural environment including wildlife corridors, a potential community garden and community hub.

Each attendee voted for the top five themes that they believed are most important to be considered for the future of Chinderah. The top five themes that received the most votes from the community have been added to the discussion forum below.

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the discussion forums below.


It is important that the community’s vision for the future of Chinderah is central to Council’s decision making about how Chinderah changes over time.

By having your say you will be help create a shared community vision for the future of Chinderah to guide development of the Chinderah Locality Plan.

The Locality Plan will set out a vision for the future of Chinderah and identify unique features that it would like to maintain. It will then set out goals and actions that will guide future decision making about how land can be used in Chinderah. It will help ensure the community’s vision for Chinderah is achieved over the coming years.


Have your Say

You are invited to join the conversation about what is important for the future of Chinderah.

140 people attended two Community Conversations at Cudgen Leagues Club on 21 October. Over twenty different themes came out of the attendee's feedback including the importance of acknowledging Aboriginal and South Sea Islander heritage, protecting the natural environment including wildlife corridors, a potential community garden and community hub.

Each attendee voted for the top five themes that they believed are most important to be considered for the future of Chinderah. The top five themes that received the most votes from the community have been added to the discussion forum below.

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the discussion forums below.

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  • Enhance public open space along the foreshore.

    almost 1 year ago
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    Example feedback from the 'Future of Chinderah' Community Conversations

    "Improve lighting and walkways along Chinderah Bay Drive and Chinderah Road along the waterfront"

    "More picnic tables and waterfront encouragement."

    "Footpaths and foreshore. Continue the work done on the riverfront at Jennars Corner to the South. Increase usage of the foreshore past the pub, Cubby Bakehouse and Pontoon. More usable picnic areas (Cubby), Play areas. Make it usable."

    "Foreshore development. Pro active family and entertainment areas along the river. Jettys, BBQs, Gardens, public toilets, open air cinema."

    "Plant more trees on the river bank. Natives would be ideal."

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  • Flooding and drainage

    almost 1 year ago
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    Example feedback from 'Future of Chinderah' Community Conversations

    "Flood mitigation rock wall along river."

    "Resolve flooding issues especially when considering new developments - not making the problem worse."

    "Stop the filling of the floodplain surrounding Chinderah. Increasing levels of land forces water to where it shouldn't be. Major flooding events are expected. Minor flooding is becoming worse."

    "Drainage - higher Tweed Bank, deep drainage for increased rainfall and cyclones."

    "Appropriate land development uses to deal with flood and drainage. Foreshore development to help mitigate flood."

    "All existing stormwater needs to be upgraded in Chinderah. All areas that flow into Chinderah need to stop being overdeveloped."


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  • Boating facilities and marina

    almost 1 year ago
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    Example feedback from 'Future of Chinderah' Community Conversations

    "Encourage boating 1. boating access 2. storage 3. facilities 4. boat ramps"

    "Pontoons more for public and private use. Marina in still water opposite Markwell's Fish Processing Plant."

    "Chinderah boat ramp upgrade and dredging - very dangerous to access at low tide and rocky. Improve seating and shade and extra parking. Formalised parking would improve safety (on river refuelling)"

    "Facility for river users re: fishing/skiing."

    "Public access to river. Jetty etc Boardwalk, Marina."

    "Waterways Interaction. More public jetties for people to have access to use. Eg like the one out front of pub."

    "Boating and Site-seeing. River a great service for sports and small business."





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  • Roads, road safety, parking and noise reduction

    almost 1 year ago
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    Example feedback from 'Future of Chinderah' Community Conversations

    "Safety of pedestrians and traffic on the corner of Chinderah Bay Drive and Chinderah Road as the traffic situation is very bad."

    "Road Management - Roundabout and speed bumps in front of Cubby. Curb guttering along Chinderah Bay Drive (near Shell servo). "

    "Less heavy vehicle traffic at early hours of the morning from quarry and waste service."

    "Keep large vehicles off Chinderah Bay Drive. They reduce tourism and village amenity."

    "Reduce raceway traffic - Phillip Street and Chinderah Bay Drive are dangerous - people drive too fast, too noisily. More speed bumps, roundabouts."

    "Noise alleviation all along the bypass route from ski lodge to Chinderah Road overpass."

    "Parking improvements around Cubby House café."

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  • Maintain village feel

    almost 1 year ago
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    Example feedback from 'Future of Chinderah Community Conversation

    "Village feel in town centre - Small business, parks, cafes."

    "Keep village environment - no high rise or marinas."

    "Keep village atmosphere. No high rise. Not an extension of Kingscliff. Shops and businesses relatable to village feel."

    "Village feel - building height to 2 storeys, limited development, residential not commercial emphasis."

    "Village feel. Diversity of business and residential where they feed off each other. Industrial land to only be positioned South and East of M1."

    "Village feel. Ensure that the community retains the village feel by allowing/modernising but do not over-commercialise the area. *Do not allow housing estates/highrises"

    "Keep the village atmosphere and residential focus and NOT allow extensive commercial development and late night noise. Keep Chinderah for the locals!"

    "Modernisation of Chinderah without over-development."

    "Keep Chinderah a village. Low density housing, keep our green spaces."

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  • Open Forum - What else is important to you for the future of Chinderah?

    almost 1 year ago
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