Signs protesting a development application to build a boat shed at Barker Reserve have been erected around the park as Shoalhaven City Council will consider a motion to 'call in' the development.
The motion, to be put up by Cr Patricia White at the Development and Environment Committee on Monday, January 20, asks that the development be determined by the full council and a briefing be organised for residents on the proposal.
Recently, a petition was delivered to Shoalhaven City Council's Ulladulla office signed by 198 people.
Concerns about the development included the environment, foreshore erosion, traffic movements, noise, safety, parking, amenity to the park, ambience and community asset.
If approved, the boat shed would cost around $80,000 and be constructed where the children's playground is located.
It's proposed the playground would be relocated in Barker Reserve as required by council.
In a letter to the editor, the Mollymook Outrigger Canoe Club and the Makai Paddlers Society (who plan to use the boat shed) said the reserve would improve the amenity of the area for all users.
"It will also enrich the marine foreshore environment, improve public saftey and enhance the health and wellbeing of a growing number of the Shoalhaven's sporting community." the letter said.
"The current practice of leaving larger boats on the foreshore at Barker Reserve is a less than ideal solution for both users of the reserve and paddlers."
Many more letters opposing the boat shed then for the boat shed were received by the Milton Ulladulla Times including from D Cook from Burrill Lake who said if the proposal was approved the "ambient landscape of this area will be changed forever".