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In Brunswick VIC on “Use of the land for trade...” at 145 Glenlyon Road, Brunswick VIC 3056:

Michael Welch commented

This enormous undertaking is just not appropriate for this site. It is a highly prized residential area, the traffic is already horrendous along Glenlyon rd and also along a narrowed Lygon st. It would be incredibly difficult for semi trailers to access the site from Lygon/Pitt st from the rear or from a very busy Glenlyon rd at the front and the impact on parking and traffic flow would be catastrophic.
Bunnings is proposing to have extended hours so the impact would be multiplied.
I don’t think a proper assessment of traffic impact, noise pollution, parking access for local businesses and residents and the destruction of established small businesses already reeling under Covid.
We have plenty of Bunnings stores within a stones throw, in properly serviced sites away from residential areas on sites shared with other large retailers, with the appropriate traffic arrangements and appropriate designated car parking.
Why squeeze this into an inappropriate site when really council should require Bunnings to explore options away from residential centres especially in this area already renowned for its traffic and parking issues.
There are many small businesses struggling in this Covid period and to allow Bunnings to trample in and snatch their livelihoods away is just a Council not representing its residents and small businesses as they are supposed to do.
I have worked part time in the area close to this site and believe it has the potential to have an incredibly negative impact on residents and small businesses in Brunswick.

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