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In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

John and Robin Ikin commented

We would object to this type of development in Woongarrah based on the following:
You need to look at the areas from Hornsby to Chatswood where homes have been demolished to build multi pack "strata units". Sold by developers for lots of money and sold with the slogan of smart living with all the mod cons and close to all amenities.You now have 20 klms of multi homes where the actual suburb character has disappeared replaced by a ghetto type atmosphere. Rubbish and junk left lying around including old cars. Possible turnover of tenants who really don't give a dam for the area or the residents. Streets close by will become parking areas. Possibility of gang types roaming our streets.
Woongarrah and the existing infrastructure did not cater for this type of development originally so trying to introduce this development in now simply does not and will not work.
This area has been developed with quality homes where waterways have created a wonderful place to just walk around even late at night. Even the wild life put on a display for you as they know nobody is going to hurt them. People are happy to say hello to each other in the street when passing and not worried by some person who may have had a bad day.
The news each night reports somebody has been shot or stabbed in the suburbs where you do find this type of development. We also have the same concerns for the new Woongarrah Town Centre and hope we have a friendly village when this development is finally up and going.
We do not object to development within Woongarrah but believe Council should be looking at the type of development proposed, we need to ensure that we do not start a problem that can not be fixed. Council with the Land and Environment Courts should have specific guidelines for Woongarrah so that future developers are aware of what is allowed before applications or purchase of land is made.

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