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

Neil Wiblin commented

I am vehemently against this proposal.
During peak times Monday to Friday, traffic along LHD from Austinmer to south of Thirroul is at best, heavy. On the weekend traffic is at a standstill, sometimes from the other side of Kennedy's Hill in Austinmer to Bulli. This used to occur mainly during summer, however now stretches year round. No amount of traffic control will manage the current issues already in and around Thirroul, let alone with these proposed extra traffic movements. There is only one road with two lanes in and out of Thirroul as well as suburbs north all the way to Helensburgh.
How can the Council entertain such a huge increase in daily traffic movements?
The NSW SES and Council are the experts in flood plans - this application should be with them for consultation prior to public release - particularly as the updated study has not been released as yet.
Car movements are always underestimated, with no thought given to events, both social but more importantly environmental. There is only one way in and out of Thirroul -
We were very lucky this fire season that the escarpment didn't ignite, unlike the South Coast and many other regions in NSW. How will these extra traffic movements impact egress for the public and access for Emergency Services?
The Bureau of Meteorology forecast rainfall to be up to 80% above median this coming year. Once again the question of egress and access rears it head!
We have all experienced the effects of Climate Change and words like Fires unprecedented in memory, Flood of Record etc comes to mind.
The risks aren't about the fact people are stuck in heavy traffic for extended periods, the risk is to peoples lives trying to evacuate the area! This is a real risk!

NO - the addition of 82 Units is a money making exercise without due consideration to the lives and safety of residents and responding emergency services.

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