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In Gymea NSW on “Fitout and Change of Use...” at 87 Gymea Bay Rd Gymea 2227:

Mark Formica commented

We believe this application should NOT be approved.

1. PROXIMITY TO EXISTING "AWARD WINNING" FRESH FRUIT MARKET.
Gymea Fresh Fruit Market is located 5 doors only from the proposed site on yet another Fruit Market and directly across the road from the existing Superbarn Grocery store which also retails fruit & vegetables. As you can imagine this will impact both established businesses.

2. THIS DOES NOT ENHANCE THE MIX OF RETAIL BUSINESSES IN GYMEA VILLAGE.
We believe yet another Fruit, Vegetable & Grocery store in such close proximity would NOT be the best choice of business for the Council to promote our Shopping Village. Any other business would be more beneficial to our community.

3. GROSSLY UNDERESTIMATED SHOP FITOUT COST.
We believe the proposed proprietor has grossly underestimated the fit out cost to avoid higher council fees.

4. EXCESS NOISE FROM COOL-ROOM & IMPACT ON RESIDENTS.
We believe the proposal has not considered the noise output from the Cool-room machined proposed to be located in the fit out. Residential impact has not been considered in their Statement of Environmental Effects. This also would relate to deliveries being compliant to your specific council requirements and time restrictions so as not to impact residences adversely.

5. HOURS OF OPERATION 5am-9pm SEVEN DAYS .
We believe the hours of operation ,as stated on the Development Application section4.2, of 5am to 9pm Monday-Sunday detailed as the "present operating times" are NOT the current Tenants hours of operation but have been altered to suit the applicant and benefit the proposed business. These hours are not in sync with existing businesses and our "village" shopping feel.

6. WASTE REMOVAL
Once again we believe the applicant has misled the council. The statement of Environmental Effects states waste removal will "continue as it is at present". Currently there is no waste removal available for the current tenant and their business. Waste will be substantially increased due to the nature of the proposed business and as matter will be also be perishable. this will also impact residents and Council Waste removal.

7. DUTY OF CARE
As a family owned business supporting two families of local residents and also employing 20 local residents we believe our Council has a Duty of Care to not only support its rate payers and voters but also assist their community. We support local charities ( Babe babes , Relay for Life ) local schools, local sporting teams, local sporting clubs just to name a small portion of our reach in the community. We would hope that our Council would want this type of business to continue and thrive and not be strangled by an influx of inferior product & service.

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