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In Sawtell NSW on “Subdivision-Non Strata - 57...” at Sawtel Road Tormina NSW 2452:

Berenice Smith commented

I have lived on Sawtell Rd for 34 years, the proposed development for Lot 2 is opposite, we have already lost a huge section due to the construction and expansion of Marion Grove/ Mater Christi and it has had a huge impact on the natural habitat and wildlife in that bushland. When my children were young we often had Koalas, echidnas, bush wallabies, carpet snakes and an amazing variety of birds in our property.
I object to the proposed development for the following reasons:
*Traffic > Sawtell Rd is heavily used 24/7 by trucks, buses and vehicles, a roundabout at Linden Ave may well slow down traffic, however it will cause major congestion and I would like to know if we residents are going to have problems exiting and entering our properties safely?
*Lot 2 DA is for 56 homes and a Child Care Centre which is a multi million dollar development yet Sawtell Rd is still not curbed and guttered, is this going to change? there is already so much noise I keep all my front windows closed.
* Most of the residents here purchased their properties because of the beautiful surrounding bushland and this was always a protected Koala corridor and habitat.
* When did the land in question change to R2 residential and why were near by residents not informed?
* The developer proposes a 'biodiversity offset' with land that is not even in Coffs Harbour.
* The developments that council approved many years ago ( despite being swamp land) in Sunbird Estate and Corrigan Avenue, flood when we get torrential rain, the storm water pours thru our properties on Sawtell Rd and this has caused major structural damage and stress to us as ratepayers.
There is so much land available for development in Bonville and the western side of the highway, please save what is left of beautiful natural habitat and the critters that have resided there for many generations.

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