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In Keiraville NSW on “Residential - multi...” at 14 Cosgrove Avenue, Keiraville NSW 2500:

Cherylyn Fenton commented

I would like to register my dismay at the proposal. It clearly states in Our Wollongong 2028 Community Strategic Plan , p.24 Goal 1. "We value and protect our environment. 1.1.3 The potential impacts of natural disasters, such as those related to bushfires, flood and landslips are managed and risks reduced to protect life, property and the environment. " The property at 14 Cosgrove Avenue is already a known slip area and in a precarious position adjacent to the Illawarra Escarpment for bushfire. Attempts to put much smaller developments on that block have been rejected by Wollongong City Council in the past. This much larger development will put residents and their property in danger and create havoc in the cul de sac. The retention of soils and land stability in the area would benefit from retention and increase in vegetation rather than overdevelopment. I am bewildered as to how the majority of this block was ever zoned medium density and would question how and when this decision was made.
Traffic in this area is very congested during times when The University is in session. The traffic study needed to be conducted during these times and not when exams are on or during breaks in sessions. I feel that any decision to permit this development will set a very dangerous precedent for large scale residential developments in areas adjacent to the escarpment or on private property that is in the designated escarpment.

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