Kiama council knocks back ‘Croom Castle’

Kiama Council has rejected a proposed $13.1 million mega mansion at Jamberoo Road, Croom at a general meeting on Tuesday night.

The development, dubbed “Croom Castle” by locals, would see the demolition of an existing dairy, the construction of a large rural dwelling with a floor area of 3340 square metres, a secondary dwelling, information and education building, farm stay accommodation with five cabins, hay and tractor sheds and roadworks.

The combined total floor areas of the buildings proposed in the development was 4605 square metres.

The proposed principle dwelling on Lot 12, Jamberoo Road Croom would be spread across four levels and when viewed from the front the building, would reach a height of 17 metres above the natural ground level.

The application attracted 13 submissions from the community.