152-154 South Street Centenary Heights QLD 4350

Extension to Educational Establishment

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 4 months ago. It was received by them 3 days earlier.

(Source: Toowoomba Regional Council, reference MCUI/2019/718)

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  1. Kerri Bynon commented

    As the single most impacted property involved in the extension of the St Thomas More's school - from the street to the back fence - I have concerns regarding the substantial increase in noise this property will experience. While it has been indicated that a 1.8m timber acoustic fence will be constructed I fail to see how it will offer any real protection from the increase in noise to the house and yard. It may curb some of the noise currently being experienced by this property's back yard - echos and chatter from between the schools current buildings, I don't see how it will stop the increase in noise from hundreds of shrieking screaming primary school children when they are on the oval given how much closer to my fence line they will be. I don't think a 1.8 m timber fence will offer anywhere near the sound protection of the brick house and garage that currently stands between us.
    there is also how the expansion will impact this property's value.
    Another concern is that the contractors who often work for the school take little to no care or give consideration to the impact on neighbors their activities may have - if a 1.8m fence is erected are they going to assume it will stop everything - dust, chemical drift - because I believe it won't. And given the number of times over the years this property has been impacted by activities at the school it's a very real concern. And the excuse it was carried out in good faith is pretty meaningless when people get sick because of it.

  2. Kerri Bynon wrote to local councillor Carol Taylor

    I'm positing this comment twice - one for planning one for a Councillor given planning apparently don't take future problems an application could create into account.
    As the single most impacted property involved in the extension of the St Thomas More's school - from the street to the back fence - I have concerns regarding the substantial increase in noise this property will experience. While it has been indicated that a 1.8m timber acoustic fence will be constructed I fail to see how it will offer any real protection from the increase in noise to the house and yard. It may curb some of the noise currently being experienced by this property's back yard - echos and chatter from between the schools current buildings, I don't see how it will stop the increase in noise from hundreds of shrieking screaming primary school children when they are on the oval given how much closer to my fence line they will be. I don't think a 1.8 m timber fence will offer anywhere near the sound protection of the brick house and garage that currently stands between us.
    there is also how the expansion will impact this property's value.
    Another concern is that the contractors who often work for the school take little to no care or give consideration to the impact on neighbors their activities may have - if a 1.8m fence is erected are they going to assume it will stop everything - dust, chemical drift - because I believe it won't. And given the number of times over the years this property has been impacted by activities at the school it's a very real concern. And the excuse it was carried out in good faith is pretty meaningless when people get sick because of it.
    I also forgot to mention in my first post the prevailing breeze/wind and cross breeze/wind blows in my direction - which is why I'm so concerned about potential chemical drift.

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    Carol Taylor local councillor for Toowoomba Regional Council
    replied to Kerri Bynon

    Dear Kerri
    Thank you for your email
    I will follow up with Planning tomorrow and will forward your email to Cr Tait ( Chair Planning )
    Kind regards

    Cr Carol Taylor
    DeputyMayor
    Toowoomba Regional Council
    Sent from my iPhone

    On 17 Mar 2019, at 12:04 pm, Kerri Bynon <> wrote:

    I'm positing this comment twice - one for planning one for a Councillor given planning apparently don't take future problems an application could create into account.
    As the single most impacted property involved in the extension of the St Thomas More's school - from the street to the back fence - I have concerns regarding the substantial increase in noise this property will experience. While it has been indicated that a 1.8m timber acoustic fence will be constructed I fail to see how it will offer any real protection from the increase in noise to the house and yard. It may curb some of the noise currently being experienced by this property's back yard - echos and chatter from between the schools current buildings, I don't see how it will stop the increase in noise from hundreds of shrieking screaming primary school children when they are on the oval given how much closer to my fence line they will be. I don't think a 1.8 m timber fence will offer anywhere near the sound protection of the brick house and garage that currently stands between us.
    there is also how the expansion will impact this property's value.
    Another concern is that the contractors who often work for the school take little to no care or give consideration to the impact on neighbors their activities may have - if a 1.8m fence is erected are they going to assume it will stop everything - dust, chemical drift - because I believe it won't. And given the number of times over the years this property has been impacted by activities at the school it's a very real concern. And the excuse it was carried out in good faith is pretty meaningless when people get sick because of it.
    I also forgot to mention in my first post the prevailing breeze/wind and cross breeze/wind blows in my direction - which is why I'm so concerned about potential chemical drift.

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    Description: Extension to Educational Establishment

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