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In Upper Ferntree Gully VIC on “Development of a Medical...” at 1 Mount View Road, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156:

Vicki Toes commented

This Medical Centre is not aesthetically pleasing to the surrounding area. Dawson Street has period houses and this will look like a big white elephant. It says on the application that it will have 19 car spaces. If it has provision for 13 practitioners, who probably will all have a car....that’s 13 spaces taken. Now if all practitioners have a patient each, that’s another 13 cars so with only 19 available where will the other 7 cars be parked? Some might ride a bicycle to use those 20 spaces, but usually if you’re going to see a doctor it means you’re usually sick and you won’t be feeling like getting the old push bike out! The surrounding parking is not sufficient to support more parked cars. So then cars will probably park in private car parks ie: Fern Tree Plaza, Royal Hotel etc. thus taking away car spaces for those businesses.
This application has serious impact on the surrounding neighbours, local traffic, aesthetics of the area and available parking. It is not justifiable or sustainable for the area which already has local Doctors and Dentists, and who don’t need to have their already suffering businesses impacted again as they try to survive during Covid.

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