THERE is one thing on Teralba residents’ minds: bushfire season.
Subdivision lot 413 in Teralba has been under development since 2002.
The area is bordered by Pitt Street, James Street and Five Islands Road, and has only one entry point, via Pitt Street.
Last week, Lake Macquarie council discussed an application lodged by McCloys Teralba, which stated a second entry was unnecessary, and the company would not contribute to the cost if the council went ahead with it.
Holmesville resident Bernard Griffin spoke against the issue at the council meeting.
He recently received a letter from the council stating his home was at high risk of being exposed to bushfires.
Teralba subdivision residents, who are surrounded by 71hectares of vegetation, received the same letter.
Mr Griffin said Holmesville was a similar size, but had four entry points.
‘‘To put a village in Teralba the same size as Holmesville with only one exit is immoral,’’ Mr Griffin said.
Without McCloys’ help, the council would be out of pocket by $5million for a second entry.
Councillors Barry Johnston and Laurie Coghlan were unanimously supported in their motion to defer the issue until a site inspection was complete.