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In Elermore Vale NSW on “Erection of 25 attached two...” at 18 Nerigai Close Elermore vale, NSW:

Peter Dunn commented

Development Application No: DA 2015/540

As a concerned resident residing in Melinda Avenue for the past 13 years, after viewing the plans for the proposed residential development at the south western end of Nerigai Close I have some genuine concerns.

First of all I strongly object to the size and the scale of this development and the lack of off and on street car parking. The plans I have viewed are for 25 two storey dwellings with each only having a single garage. This is totally inadequate and is a major flaw in the design which raises safety concerns in regards to amount of vehicles that will more than likely be parked on the street in such a confined area.

It is fair to say that in most cases today the average household consists of at least 3-4 people and regardless of age, gender or employment capacities, in most situations there are at least 2 people per household that have or own a car. As for this proposal, there is the potential to generate over 100 more vehicular movements along Nerigai Close, Melinda Avenue and through to Kerry Avenue each day. This extra traffic alone would have an adverse effect on the quiet amenity of the neighbourhood given the only access is via Nerigai Close.

Not only does this development ignore the importance of off street parking in such a clustered and confined space, it also creates a major hazard for any emergency services due to only having access via Nerigai Close. Kerrry Avenue was never completed as a cul-de-sac and I was led to believe that it would eventually be continued for any further development. So therefore the question has to be asked as to why this is not the case with this proposed development.

Kerry Avenue is significantly wider then Nerigai Close and in my opinion and from what I have observed with service vehicles such as large garbage trucks travelling along Nerigai Close, Kerry Avenue should be the preferred connection for any new smaller development. If it was to be retained at its current width it would be better suited to cater for safe on street parking along with the expected increase in traffic flow and allow for a quick response time for any emergency situations should they arise .

While I accept progress and that things don't stay the same forever, I am totally against this irresponsible development and the ramifications to the surrounding neighbourhood.

Peter & Merryn Dunn

Melinda Avenue,
Elermore Vale

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