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In Umina Beach NSW on “Construction Of A Two (2)...” at 454 Ocean Beach Road, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

G commented

I strongly appose the application in response to local road infrastructure (local road and parking) already been well beyond capacity combined with boarding houses being renowned for unfortunately delivering social problems.

Infrastructure - already past capacity examples:
~ Ocean Beach Road heading towards Woy Woy station during peak times is already well past its capacity.
~ Car Parking around the location is also past capacity eg Umina Markets, Nippers, Umina Beach Big 4 Caravan Park access during Christmas time, Umina Recreation Area every weekend.

Social Issues - Sadly this is the reality
~ A boarding House should never be approved and constructed within proximity of Schools or venues that deliver children's programs such as child care and surf life saving clubs.

~ Council has a responsibility (Duty of Care) to the Community and must own the reality of the situation and do what they can to minimize potentially negative social impacts to the existing community particularly in a location that receives a high volume of local and non local visitors on weekends and during school holidays.

~ Negative Disturbances within this highly sensitive precinct will have a profound impact upon local business (West street) and tourism.

~ Whilst walking distance to shops is a positive, having a Boarding House within easy walking distance to seven alcohol serving venues ie 2 x Bottleshops, 1 x Pub, 1 x Bar, 1 x Club & 2 x surf clubs (I'm probably missing some) surely warrants a "no".

The reasons for a "NO" in this location surely outweighs the request for a yes. Council we vote you in to take your Duty of Care seriously!...Please select a location that has not got such a stretched infrastructure problem via local and external community usage and another location that does not have an existing high density of children's venues and alcohol distribution centers all within close proximity.

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