31 Cobham Ave Melrose Park NSW 2114

Home business - Tattoo parlour in conduction with ground floor commercial space

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 19 days ago. It was received by them 5 days earlier.

(Source: City of Ryde, reference LDA2019/0078)

19 Comments

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  1. Mathew Stulic commented

    Melrose Park is a predominantly residential area. The City of Ryde section of Melrose Park is a quiet, family-oriented suburb. Many residents have made it their home and invested in the area based on these fundamental characteristics of the suburb. A proposal to develop a "tattoo" parlour is fundamentally incompatible with the present character of the suburb. The significant risk to the character of our suburb is that undesirable elements infiltrate the streets on which we live and in which our kids play. This will (among other things) decrease property values and the general amenity and reputation of the area. Any approval of this development application would be an outrageous development that would cause many in our community significant distress. This application simply must be rejected.

  2. Jennifer Small commented

    The City of Ryde suburb of Melrose Park is a residential area with a mix of working families as well as retirees who enjoy the various walking and cycling paths. The playing fields and homes are within close proximity to this proposed development of a 'tattoo parlour.' Many school aged children walk past on their way to and from school, the TAFE, the railway, bus and ferry stations. The increased evening, late night traffic, noise and parking issues is not in keeping with the aesthetics of the family friendly suburb. This development would bring an unneeded element as well as possibly anti-social behaviour to the streets and avenues of Melrose Park. This application needs to be rejected.

  3. John Douglas commented

    In 1928 the area described as the "Golf Links Estate", known as Melrose Park, was planned and approved by Ryde Council. This was planned as residential area of about 450 houses surrounding a golf course.

    Since that time Melrose Park has come under unwanted & sustained attacks.

    1. 1978 Ryde Council places RE1 zoning on private land in Melrose Park
    2. 1982 Roads & Martime moves private property boundaries landward, now found to be a violation of Certificates of Title in Melrose Park.
    3. 2002 to 2011 Department of Planning acquires 11 properties at sub market values in Melrose Park, exploiting elderly Melrose Park residents.
    4. 2005 the NSW Geographic Names Board ( with the knowledge of Councils) approves "boundary "creep" enabling developers to profit by using Melrose Park" to build thousands of apartments in this once quiet suburb.
    5. 2018, Melrose Park residents in Wharf Rd are threatened with acquisition of a portion of their land being resumed for the Parramatta Light Rail project. Since moved to Waratah St.

    Role forward to 2019, Ryde Council entertains the approval of a Tattoo parlour in Melrose Park.

    Councillors, planners, developers & politicians be warned residents of Melrose Park are not happy. Please consider this application carefully and inlight of the above history of a formerly quiet & safe suburb of Ryde.

  4. Vince Cusumano commented

    This as a quiet residential neighbourhood is an inappropriate place to have a tattoo parlour. This type of business is better suited to a shopping centre of commercial/industrial estate.
    The former site was a corner shop and the new site has been used as a residential dwelling.
    The Tattoo parlour is not acceptable here and I would not support this application

  5. Patricia Galvin commented

    I oppose this development application. We do not need it. This is a quite leafy suburb with lots of children attending the local Melrose Park School around the corner from the proposed development. It is not appropriate to have a Tattoo parlour in this area.

  6. P Smith commented

    I oppose this DA. While the site may be zoned for commercial use a tattoo parlour is totally inappropriate. This quiet residential area is already suffering from increased traffic , parking issues and trucks most of which is a result of the development activities in the area. There is a primary close by and consequently many school children would walk by. While tattoo parlours may be legitimate businesses their links to crime is well known - to the point legislation had to be put in place to try and manage this.

    Council is urged to reject this DA based on the simple fact the community does not want it

  7. C commented

    I would like to raise my objection to having a tattoo parlour on the corner of Cobham Ave and Andrew St Melrose Park.

    Why? This is a suburban area with many families. Based on the history of other tattoo parlours in the area, eg Pretty in Ink on Victoria Rd at West Ryde, tattoo parlours can attract gang style activities. Case in evidence is the shooting and murder that occurred at Pretty in Ink.

    As a resident and owner in this area, I do not want this business in my community space, I cannot see how it will benefit our community.

  8. Stephen Brown commented

    As a local resident, I am opposed to this development application. A tattoo parlour is not in keeping with the character of Melrose Park. Melrose Park is quiet residential suburb with a local primary school and numerous parks and sporting fields all within walking distance of the proposed location.

    I believe this business should be located in a commercial precinct where it is not directly adjacent to residences.

  9. Robert Rao commented

    I am a local resident with two young children.

    I strongly oppose this application.

    It’s a disaster to have a tattoo parlour locating in the middle of the beautiful quiet residential area. It will change significantly the characters of the area and decrease the value of the property in this area.

  10. Andrew Brennan commented

    I support the proposal. I would much rather see a tattoo parlour here than another "massage" parlour. So long the operators respect the local community and operate to the strict current and future rules & regulations I don't see why it would not work for the area.

  11. R Lane commented

    I object to the proposed development of a Tattoo Parlour at 31 Cobham Ave, Melrose Park.
    I have lived in Melrose Park for 25 years, and was drawn to the suburb for its village like environment, surrounded by parks, sporting fields, local school, golf course, river access, access to work, and a small corner shop for the local residents. The location of the small corner shop is now the subject of this proposed Tattoo Parlour. The traffic intersection at this proposed development application, is a cross roads for local residents to access all the facilities listed above. Many of these residents are young children walking past or using the bus service just outside the door of the proposed development. A Tattoo Parlour is not a simple micro business that is merely a place of office administration, internet sales, or where someone runs their micro trades services business from, it is a business that can only survive on patronage from outside of the Melrose Park catchment. After the few residents of Melrose Park get their tattoos, the patronage will involve a movement of random people, from random demographics, with random moral compasses, in and out of a location frequented by our most vulnerable residents, our children. There is a place for this type of business, in larger shopping or commercial precincts, with better security for our vulnerable members of our community. This is not an appropriate development for our village suburb.

  12. John Hanley commented

    I have lived in Cobham Avenue for over 40 years and enjoyed the neighbourhood as it is a family oriented community. I feel that this type of business would be more suited to a Main Street. I strongly oppose this application.

  13. S and D de Vos commented

    I strongly object to this development application.

    I live on Cobham Avenue, which is a quiet suburban street with many young families and retirees. 31 Cobham Avenue (which is at the corner with Andrew St) is a very visible corner in our neighbourhood. Many families regularly walk passed this corner on the way to walking their children to the local primary school and local parks, using the zebra crossing on Andrew St which is directly adjacent to the premises. Using the premises in the manner proposed would have a significant adverse impact on neighbourhood amenity and drastically lower the tone of the neighbourhood.

    This premises (with the exception of four other similarly zoned premises grouped together on Cobham Ave) is entirely surrounded by low density residential zoning. Any proposed use of these premises therefore needs to be compatible with the homes in the immediate vicinity and add to rather than detract from its safe, friendly character.

    Further, there is no dedicated parking for any customers of this premises. Street parking directly adjacent to the premises is significantly limited by the fact that this corner where the premises is located is next to a bus zone on one side, and the zebra crossing on the other. Due to the nature of the business, it can be assumed that the majority of customers would travel by car and passing foot traffic or custom within walking distance would be very minimal.The proposal is therefore likely to lead to a significant increase in traffic parking outside nearby residents' homes (including the homes of mainly families with young children, such as my own) to frequent the tattoo parlour.

    Whilst the application states that approval for signage is not sought as part of the application, business premises can install a range of signage without the need for Council approval (exempt and complying development). Of course this premises would seek to install at least some signage to advertise its business, and this would occur in a very prominent position in our neighbourhood.

  14. billy bob citizen commented

    i find it funny how closed minded the people opposing this app are. its like you are all the cunninghams from happy days thinking that tattoo shops have degenerates and criminals and drug dealers hanging around them. just last weekend there was a international tattoo convention at the icc in darling harbour. if tattoo shops bring criminals about then we should shut down the financial sector because of the well known and widespread illegal drug usage and the fact drug dealers hang around the cbd

  15. J fisher commented

    We already have a tattoo parlour in the west Ryde area. I don’t think it is appropriate to have this one in a residential area.

  16. William Jones commented

    I Vehemently Condemn, Object & Oppose this Proposed Development Application.

    There is always a large number of unattended young children walking past this address on their way to & from School, and also on weekends, due to Melrose Park being a very safe and relatively quiet area.

    I guess the cold comfort that we neighbours can all have, is that if it does get approved, the chances are it wont be round for too long, due to it being in the wrong area, as they have obviously not done their market research that well. Have a look around at your fellow Melrose Park/Meadowbank Residents and how many have tattoos? You could argue that they may have tattoos under their clothing, but you can usually tell the type of person who would get a tattoo & not many in the Melrose Park/Meadowbank area!

    Tattoo Parlours are not always - but usually - more prosperous in lower income areas, or Near major arterial routes, shopping centres or commercial areas.

    As someone who drives all around Sydney every day for work for the last 15 years it is amazing how many times you see Tattoo Parlours Start Up & Close Down in a very short space of time!

    The worst bit is the type of people that hang around them during their short duration - devaluing & degrading the area!

  17. Joanne Harrison commented

    The tattoo parlour should not be approved in Cobham ave as it and the neighbouring streets are full of families with school kids walking to and from school. Although most kids are aware of stranger danger, it may put some of them in difficult situations without a known adult to support them nearby. It would be better suited on a street like Constitution Rd near the railway station or on Victoria Rd which are busier and lots of adults around looking out for the kids. If Council approves this tattoo parlour and something does happens to a child, I (and I am sure others) will hold Council responsible.

  18. Paul Farac commented

    This has to be a joke ,it would be like opening up a surf shop in Bourke .Wake up Ryde council.

  19. Christina B commented

    Wasn't there a fatal shooting at the tattoo parlour in West Ryde? In fact, aren't there a lot of shootings at tattoo parlours? Google it. Just what a quiet residential family oriented street needs eh. Stop prostituting the area, overdevelopment, tattoo parlours in residential streets, what next? Keep it in the commercial area.

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