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In Botany NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 1581 Botany Road, Botany NSW 2019:

G. Searles commented

I am rather disappointed to see this proposal. There are numerous reasons I feel this should not be approved, however the main one is safety. Firstly, there is no need for a 24 hour restaurant on Botany Road, in that area of Botany, even Sundays the street and shops are deserted. If you increase this by allowing a McDonald's to open, not just during the day, but at night time you are asking for increased street activity, noise and potential "gang hangouts".

Secondly, Sir Joseph Banks street is a rather narrow street during the day when there are cars parked on both sides of the street and coming out of Salisbury, Luff or Margate streets is quite tricky as it is with horrible visibility. Increased traffic, especially those who are unaware of the tightness of this street would not be safe for my children or I to be walking around this area.

Furthermore, there is currently one pedestrian crossing connecting the north and south sides of Botany road for families to get to Sir Joseph Banks park to enjoy the peace and quiet. This is not positioned in a convenient location for many, therefore having to cross Botany road at other points, an increase of traffic along Botany Road, let alone other local streets being used as a rat run, makes it less safe for families and local residents.

Finally, Botany is a very family orientated area, with a growing increase of younger families. These families are starting there own businesses and would prefer to support local businesses, the streetscape of Botany Rd is fostering this small town vibe. We are a village made up of local micro breweries and distilleries, artesian bakeries, independent burger shops and small town patisseries. This does not fit the heritage feel, and with all the investment put into Botany to make it a more beautiful and safer community, this would take away all of that.

There are already 2 McDonald's located within a few kms of this site - why does there need to be another one?

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