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In Umina Beach NSW on “Residential Flat Building...” at 42 South Street, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

Helen Cahill commented

I have lived in Trafalgar Avenue Umina Beach for the past 54 years having Fyffe Lane to the rear of my property.
Last year Council requested residents who had these lanes to the rear of their properties to complete a survey regarding noise, traffic, speeding vehicles, graffiti, crime, access to their properties, parking in the lanes, pedestrian access and usage, necessary council signage, speed signage, water runoff and subsequent flooding into adjacent properties.
There were also questions asked regarding redirection of vehicles away from the lanes and whether it might be considered placing barriers across lanes to prevent vehicles using lanes at all.
These lanes were originally used as access for the "dunny carts" to take away the pans before we had the sewer attached. They were not meant for constant traffic as is the case with Fyffe Lane and the egress from the rear of Bunnings by all and sundry. In addition, most blocks in South Street and Trafalgar Avenue which back onto Fyffe Lane have been developed to the maximum with no lawns, gardens or shade trees.
I cannot understand how Council could envisage another 6-12 vehicles from this proposed development of 6 units, joining this throng and where exactly visitor spaces for this development would be located. Is it to be South Street as there is no room for parking in Fyffe Lane.
Parking is a nightmare with holiday visitors parking caravans, boats, trailers and campervans in surrounding streets when the beach and shopping car parks overflow.

Underground parking begs the question of the high water table we have in this area.
Will this mean pumps being turned on to prevent these car parks flooding, as they must at applicable intervals, for surrounding residents to endure? I am aware this not uncommon.

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