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In Marrickville NSW on “To hold a cross cultural...” at 142 Addison Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

Jacqueline Taylor commented

I oppose this application on the following grounds:
- although we all enjoy the Sunday markets, they do place serious pressure on local parking and traffic for the entire day, for several blocks around the Addison Rd site. If this were to happen on Saturday as well, residents in this area would have no ease of access or parking for the entire weekend. I reject the assumptions of the application that visitors will 'magically' prefer public transport since the event endorses it. It sounds like it would draw a similar demographic to the Sunday markets, and we find that most visitors seem to come by car.
- in a similar vein, the Sunday markets provide a constant soundscape of amplified music to the neighbourhood, which is fine for one day of the weekend, but having this both days of the weekend means that residents have no quiet enjoyment of our homes at all on our days at home. This particularly is a serious issue.
- the Addison Rd centre is a community centre. Members of the community come to enjoy the grounds and the facilities, largely on the weekend. Appropriating the centre for a paid event and stopping local residents and other visitors from enjoying the centre as is their right, is unfair.

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