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In Valentine NSW on “Multi Dwelling Housing -...” at 31 Berringar Road Valentine NSW 2280:

B and J Owen commented

As with the previous commenters, we would like to express disappointment that Lake Macquarie Council would consider yet another multi-dwelling development in Valentine. Our concerns relate to the impact on the community, on traffic, on local infrastructure/resources and the immediate neighbours. Living in Berringar Rd we have lived through the increase in noise and traffic both during and after other such developments in the area. This property is located at an already busy intersection and we can see real safety issues with vehicles from several dwellings entering and exiting the property. Existing residents in Tallawalla Road and Berringar Road consist of younger families and older community members who we believe live here due to how safe and community focused the area was. This is becoming less so with the numerous recent developments in the street which have acutely changed the feel of the neighbourhood. We think it's also relevant to note that some of the more recent high density property developments have been unable to be sold for considerable lengths of time, advertised but sitting vacant and opening up the area to a greater influx of people/traffic. Others have already commented on how the local school, facilities and recreation areas are just not able to accommodate development in such high numbers. Lake Macquarie Council please consider the damage you are doing to the suburb of Valentine with these approvals.

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