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In Palm Beach QLD on “Material Change of Use Code...” at 2 Mawarra Street, Palm Beach QLD 4221:

Cynthia Webb commented

This proposed development is absolutely unsuitable and unwise for the position. We don't have enough space around the area as it is - not enough parking on the street, not enough roads to get around. The Gold Coast Highway (between Tallebudgera and 19th Avenue, sometimes further South, is frequently at crawling pace with banked up traffic in summer weekends and holiday periods. As there are only two ways to proceed from Coolangatta/Tugun to Burleigh Heads and beyond, via Palm Beach... how will the current two routes, Townson Avenue, or Gold Coast Highway, cope with so many extra people living in Palm Beach? It's no use suggesting using the M1 either, as most of the time it is also over-loaded with traffic. Once roadworks begin out there, it will be even worse. Then, if the Light-Rail is one day going to come through as well - the mind boggles as to how it can all work. So many people from the Southern Gold Coast have to commute up and down via GC Highway, through Palm Beach.
As for living standards around this section of Palm Beach, it may well deteriorate rapidly and end up as a low-rent slum in the future. The population density is NOT suited to the area, or the history and future of Palm Beach, always a family residential area. There are so many more reasons why the proposed development is absolutely insane, reasons already mentioned above by others.

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