Report comment

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


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.

delivered to the planning authority

This form is for reporting comments that should be removed. Reasons can include that the comment is spam, abusive, unlawful or harassing — in other words, where people are going out of their way to cause harm. Please explain clearly why you think the comment should be removed.

This week

Find PlanningAlerts useful?

This independent project is run by a local charity, the OpenAustralia Foundation. PlanningAlerts is powered by small, tax-deductible donations from the people who use it to stay informed about changes to their local area. If you find it useful, chip in to support PlanningAlerts.

Back PlanningAlerts