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In Menai NSW on “Change of Use and Fitout to...” at 2/814-822 Old Illawarra Rd Barden Ridge 2234:

CLAYTON DAVIS commented

My name is Clayton Davis and I own and operate Sydney Martial Arts Centre located at Unit 6 Menai Services Centre, directly adjacent to the Menai Trade Centre, 814-822 Old Illawarra Road, where the application to open another gym is located. I do not approve of this application to Council and thoroughly agree with all the other comments from neighbouring business tenants, both from the Trade Centre and the Services Centre, that this will cause major issues with parking and safety. As noted in other letters to Council against this application, there is only 2 allocated parking spots for this unit (which is located in a tight laneway behind the existing Church premises!). Therefore, customers would inevitably come into the adjacent Menai Services Centre where my business and many other (already established businesses) are located and take our customers parking.

Being located in the Services Centre, my fitness centre along with Club Vulcan fitness centre and the classes run by the Physio upstairs, are far enough away from traffic and the surrounding Trade businesses (mechanics, auto-electricians etc) in the Trade Centre, that we do not interfere with them in any way, or they with us. It is my opinion, that to put a gym in the unit in question, between all the busy trade businesses, with no safe walking access is ridiculous. I hope council will strongly oppose this application.

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