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In Thirroul NSW on “Commercial - demolition of...” at 282-298 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul NSW 2515:

H. Clarke commented

I feel the development of the northern suburbs, such as that proposed for the shop fronts in Thirroul exciting and proactive for the residents and visitors of the area. However, the addition of 82 apartments to the development is one of the most thoughtless and abhorrent proposals I have even come across. The current traffic gridlock from Hospital Rd Bulli through to Thirroul is evidence of poor planning and neglect to the existing residence of the area. First and foremost, the access in and out of Thirroul and surrounding areas need to be amended. It is the duty of care of the council to ensure that safety is considered in planning of suburbs and new developments. If an emergency was to occur in Thirroul in peak hour or any time on the weekend, I believe the current road situation would make it a challenge for the services to access the area in a timely manner and would risk the lives of the people in the northern suburbs. 82 new apartments does not keep with the feel of the area, nor will the road infrastructure accommodate an additional 120 ( and most probably more) cars on the road.
The proximity to schools will make this an additional safety management issue.
If this development is approved after all of these concerns from myself and the others, it would beg question as to whether community engagement is taken seriously or is this a 'lip service' stunt to appease the masses. This development should not go ahead and careful consideration to any plan amendedments should be heavily scrutinised with independent traffic management assessments.

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