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In Chatswood NSW on “Albert Avenue Railway...” at Albert Avenue, Chatswood,:

SUE GIBSON SWALWELL commented

SUBJECT; DIGITAL SIGNAGE – ALBERT AVENUE, CHATSWOOD – RAILWAY OVERPASS

Having reviewed the abovementioned application, I wish to lodge my objection to the installation of the signage with the utmost disgust, on the following grounds.
• As an Australian, where since a small child I was always taught that our forefathers fought and died for our Country in war to ensure that as Australians we were free. As such the one most reverent day of the year ANZAC Day was borne. A day held with high reverence, meaning, remembering them you gave their life to give everyone reading this objection a better life and Country. One that I am proud to be, and now this day can be destroyed in Chatswood because of a “digital signage” that cannot be approved under any circumstances.
• Chatswood’s Garden of Remembrance (listed under local heritage) is immediately adjacent to this railway overpass. This garden serves the Community not just as a place for two (2) special days a year, namely ANZAC DAY & REMEMBRANCE Day but for enjoyment and contemplation and also for the school children to learn about the meaning of the garden and the plagues therein.
• ANZAC DAWN SERVICE, approving DIGITAL SIGNAGE would totally take away the ambiance and serious impact the solemnity of this service – and if one looks at the words ‘AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM” – because a signage would illuminating and destroying this day.
• RESIDENTIAL IMPACT – this signage would impact on all residents residing in the units/house around have its NEON LIGHTING DISLAYED day and night all year round. What is more important allowing every person the right to quiet peace and enjoyment and be allowed to sleep or a signage on a bridge?
• DANGER TO DRIVERS AND TRAFFIC – Driver’s would be distracted by the ever changing signage not just those traversing Albert Avenue, but it would also be seen from the Pacific Highway. So taking into account the busy pedestrian crossing directly below and in front of this overpass, lives are put at risk and therefore comprises a greater SAFETY HAZARD.
Therefore, I pose these questions to you;

• IS NOT ANZAC DAY AND REMEBERANCE DAY TO BE OBSERVED IN SILENCE AND REVERANCE
• YOU MUST AND IT IS YOUR DUTY TO DENY THIS APPLICATION AS IT IS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH SEPP 64 AND ROAD SAFETY ASSESSMENT CRITERIA TABLE 4 OF SEPP 64 & SECTION 3 OF SEPP 64.
• WILL THE PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT MEMBERS ACCEPT LIABILITY IF A CHILD/PERSON IS KILLED AT THE CROSSING BY A DRIVER OF A VEHICLE THAT HAS BEEN DISTRACTED BECAUSE OF THIS SIGN.
• WILL THE PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT MEMBERS ACCEPT LIABILITY FOR THE CAR ACCIDENTS DUE TO DISTRACTION OF THE DRIVER’S “RUBBER NECKING”
• WHAT PURPOSE OR SIGNIFIGANCE DOES A DIGITAL SIGN OVER A RAIL CORRIDOR HAVE?
• DOES THE SIGNIFIGANCE OF THE SIGN OVERRIDE OUR HERITAGE AND BELIEFS THAT AS AUSTRALIANS WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF OUR ANZAC’s.

Therefore, I ask that you do no approve this DA on the above grounds.

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