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In Sellicks Beach SA on “Three storey mixed use...” at 87 Esplanade, Sellicks Beach SA 5174:

Meg Salk commented

After discussions with neighbours many who are not computer friendly and also very shocked to hear that a proposed three floor high rise development was to be even suggested for Sellicks Beach, I would like to submit my strong objection to a development of this kind.

This high rise development is far from what the character is for our town even after many two floor houses have been built along the Esplanade.

Our seaside town, once a rural township that met the beach with only few full time locals and many beach shacks has now become a home to more permanent living as many have moved here to live in a quiet town away from shops and major developments.

A what is definitely I will describe as a concrete eyesore will not only set precedents for more development of this kind to be approved but will also help to further remove the charm for what brought and brings people to live or visit here.

I am very concerned to be told that this development will be potentially also connecting to what is already a very stressed sewage system and for this to be allowed and then allegedly assisted to do so by council when many residents of which to be a closer street were and have been refused connection.

Why should this development to be allowed when others rejected?

It also seems from plans of the development that parking will be very limited and possibly inappropriate for such a sized development, this will I believe cause even more safety risks to be added to a already dangerous area where cars are coming and going from the beach area and car parking and many walking pedestrians crossing very close to a corner that cars already come round very fast, not to mention the bus which picks up and drops off and parks regularly to realign it’s schedule.

There will be no area for what will be needed for any type industrial waste bins to service the three shops underneath and no access for such a truck to even service such bins or for any location for the five proposed residents to place bins out (a minimum of two bins each) for safe collection on bin day while cars and people are frequenting, that being at least ten extra bins in a area for the residents alone on a area that was only originally four.

Over height of this development to be a included issue as not only it being 3 floors which is already out of character but it seems that it’s height may be already planned to be a above a height that of what the local precincts allows.
The height of three floors will not only shadow nearby residents but also block many more than direct locals to the address from views and sunsets that have been enjoyed by some for more than 70 years.
I hope that council seriously take into consideration that many community members are against this development and reject it according.

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