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In Petersham NSW on “Alteration and additions to...” at 40 Bishop Street Petersham NSW 2049:

Judi Partland commented

I strongly oppose this development application.
I have been a resident of Bishop St for 36 years.The proposal to convert 40 Bishop St from a single storey dwelling into a 10 room, 2 storey boarding house, with a 3 month limited stay for visitors (therefore producing a highly transient population), is entirely inappropriate for a quiet, established, residential area. A commercial boarding house simply does not match with the character of the surrounding dwellings and streetscapes.
The parking situation in Bishop St, Morgan St and Jarvie Ave is already diabolical. These streets simply can't sustain a development of this size and subsequent large number of additional vehicles requiring on-street parking spaces.
Traffic in the area has steadily increased with the closure of Morgan St several years ago, with motorists seeking a short cut through to Livingston and Warren roads via Bishop St and Jarvie Ave. Additional traffic in the street created by boarding house residents will exacerbate the already hazardous nature of increased traffic in small narrow suburban streets.
As noted in previous comments, there are 38 existing boarding houses operating in Petersham, one already in Morgan St. We do not need another one.
I am stunned that Council is considering this application at all, and am very worried about the dangerous precedent that it sets.

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