Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Module Redevelopment DA 545/2013

This letter was from a concerned resident.  All objections must be in by 3 March.

Dear Mayor, Councillors and Town Planner,
We, residents in Malton Rd, Beecroft would like to express our strong objection to this development application. The reasons for our objection are as follow:
1. Beecroft is one of the rare and well maintained leafy residential suburbs, which makes it perfect for families and those that love nature. The proposed building will not blend into our existing low rise residential housing. We already have many high rise building in nearby suburbs, so the developer should look for those locations instead of building an eye-soring structure in the middle of a village.
2. School, child care center, retirement residential complex surrounding the Beecroft Village, it is not the ideal location to position a high dense commercial development building, in particular a large shopping mall. It generates high volume of traffic in the area, but our current infrastructure would not be able to cope. We already experienced congested traffic condition and this DA will cause further congestion to the area, which is not suitable for high pedestrian crossing and post a high risk to our school children.
3. Please remember we had a terrible accident at the corner of Hannah and Beecroft Rd about a year ago. We cannot afford and would not like to repeat the same tragic event.
4. With the high volume of traffic adding to the area, it creates a safety hazard for our community.
5. Beecroft Rd and Hannah St is already a choking point, any additional traffic will cause the place to be a chaos.
6. It is not a good development for our area, as the majority of the residential unit is one bedroom. It will become a student lodge, which means there will be high turn over of tenants and they would be less conscience to our environment. This will impact our ecosystem and will further deteriorate our bushland. We work extremely hard to preserve our bushland and do not want it to be destroyed.
7. With such high volume of residential units, there will be many cars being parked at the complex and usually would cause overflow onto the nearby streets and railway parking area. This will create unnecessary pressure to our residents.
8. According to the Zoning map, CP 2010-08, the subject area is classified as Business, so it should not comprise of residential units on top of the shops.

Please consider in the best interests of our community and reject the DA.

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