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In Pascoe Vale VIC on “Development of the land by...” at 21 Northumberland Road, Pascoe Vale VIC 3044:

Zoe Button commented

73 dwellings is far too many for this area. There will be will be a significant increase in residents and too many cars for our community to cope with.
- Local primary schools are already beyond capacity. As is Strathmore Secondary College, these dwellings and all the other local high density dwellings popping up within the Strathmore Secondary zone will add to this strain and cause concern for local families with young children.
- Trains are already congested and this will only worsen as the increase in demand will no doubt not be met.
- This will also add further pressure to local resources such as local medical centres, supermarkets, supermarket parking etc

A reduction in car park requirements is a joke.
- Train commuters have had to migrate further from the station and are now parking along Northumberland Rd and in the surrounding streets such as Prospect St and Pleasant St due to the extensive developments in Fawkner street, Heath Street and Grover street and with recent parking restrictions in those streets. The streets around this proposed development and all the streets heading towards the station are already congested each weekday with cars of those who use the train. Residents of this dwelling with their 1-2 cars each, visitors to the area and train commuters will be competing for parking spaces.
- Northumberland Rd, Prospect Street and Fawkner Rd will also suffer heavier and more constant traffic as a consequence. This intersection and current pedestrian crossings will not be sufficient putting people’s safety at risk. My concern also extends to its close proximity to Austin Cresent Reserve and Gavin Park and the safety of our community accessing these spaces.

Along with the poor consideration of the practicalities of such a dwelling with the significant influx of residents and cars on our already tight local resources, a 7 storey building is going to look ridiculous. It will not be in keeping with dwellings within the area, it will be sitting on top of a hill, it will be visible from afar and will ruin the look of our neighbourhood.

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