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

Stuart Montague commented

I object to this development of the existing Thirroul Plaza,  DA-2020/363 on the grounds below;* firstly the loss of on-street parking in Lawrence Hargrave Drive* the development does not have any community space in the plan where people can meet* no public amenities such as toilets * traffic plan was not extensive enough covering different times & days of the week, must have been conducted during Covid - 19 lockdown.* Unprecedented times in NSW history to submit such a controversial DA, I do not feel confident that this DA will be scrutinised enough.* Overdevelopment of site with residential units, will these units be sold with a  'noise clause' as they are so close to railways lines & live music venues that are vital to the cultural fabric of Thirroul village. The height of these units will block key views to the escarpment & create unwanted shadowing across Lawerence Hargrave Drive. These units do not meet "compliment the current urban fabric" as stated in the WCC / DCP for Thirroul Village Centre. The retail parking allotted will not cope with visitors to the unit owners, therefore, pushing parking into residential streets. Why 82 units when Thirroul would benefit from office space. * Traffic congestion, the construction will cause congestion 6 days a week for at least 2 years which will flow into quiet residential streets, removal of on-street parking changes the streetscape of Thirroul village & greatly disadvantages the elderly locals who are still able to park in the street safely.* Underground parking, will it be able to cope with flooding rain* Thirroul Village does not need this type of development to change the Village streetscape to look more like satellite suburb of Sydney or the Gold Coast of Queensland.

Below are  the WCC/ DCP AIMS & OBJECTIVES for Thirroul Village;
 3.1 Aim of the plan 1. The aim of the Thirroul Village Centre Precinct Plan is to strengthen the role of the centre as an economic and cultural hub through enhancing the existing character of Thirroul. Improvements to pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular connections into and out of the Village Centre, the consolidation of parking facilities, as well as the encouragement of residential and retail/commercial uses particularly in a variety of mixed use developments is promoted. 2. The strategies and controls in this part of the DCP will ensure new developments contribute to the desired streetscape character of the Village Centre and maintain environmental sustainability through appropriate built form and public domain elements including building setbacks height, architectural design, materials and finishes, open spaces and footpaths, parking facilities and pedestrian circulation. 
3.2 Objectives 1. The key objectives of the Thirroul Village Centre Precinct Plan are: a) To support retail frontage along Lawrence Hargrave Drive wherever possible; b) To encourage retail activities along Lawrence Hargrave Drive; c) To encourage a viable village through a variety of uses and activities; d) To create and consolidate open spaces for the local community; e) To create a place that recognises cultural identity; f) To maintain efficient traffic flows whilst enhancing pedestrian amenity along Lawrence HargraveDrive; g) To provide adequate parking to maintain viable retail activity; h) To maintain a village character with a safe pedestrian environment; i) To create a built form that compliments the existing urban fabric; j) To reinforce links to surrounding areas, in particular, Thirroul Beach; and k) To retain key views to the escarpment. 
This DA does not support any of the above aims or objectives for Thirroul Village Centre.

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