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

Dave commented

This is the letter I sent to council before it's close of submissions:
A so called 'boarding house' of this size and situated in this particular area, notwithstanding the current zoning in place, is setting a precedent and an invitation to disturbing the general residential area that has been in place and nurtured for decades, and meshed into what has now become such an attractive proposition for people to want to live in and contribute to an established society supporting the local community through, besides shopping and spending money, volunteering and support of community and council ideals .
To also allow the proposed development to include a general kitchen and entertainment area for the residents, as well as resident's individual kitchens, is inviting regular ongoing people and traffic noise and anti-social activities to take place, despite the statement of a residential manager being placed near the complex; even allowing for Air BnBs, extra 'room mates' and a high turnover of visitors due to its proximity to the beach, shopping centre and licensed venues, and entertainment precincts.
Based on my personal experience, having lived in these type of residentials, these
comments are made being mindful of what this type of development this can be - one
allowing a high number of transient persons wanting a cheaper place to stay other than
places with more stringent and stronger regulations, and an easy to get to holiday period stay.
lf council insists that such a facility must be built in its area, t believe it is best placed in a vicinity that is underdeveloped and not near homes of long-term owners/ratepayers who have for many years supported the local area and ensured its appealing attractiveness remains.

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