We will get the community that we care for. If you want to do your bit to protect our community a letter is needed. It is the only way you can make your concerns heard. The one below was submitted to Council by the CPPA on a current subdivision proposal at 323 Coal Point Rd. It can be downloaded from the CPPA website and edited.
I wish to express my concern over non-complying development application and object to a DA that has been lodged for 323 Coal Point Rd, a subdivision of a battle-axe block to create another residential block without sufficient access and below width requirements.
Development needs to be sympathetic to the community in which it occurs, not destroy the very essence of it; as such it is vital to protect our urban forest for the lifestyle we enjoy in this beautiful area.
If this subdivision is allowed it will mean the removal of approximately 22 gum trees along with two majestic trees located adjacent to the driveway that is only 3.6m wide instead of the required 5m.
This subdivision will impact the corridor that provides for the fauna in the area, of which there are threatened Squirrel Gliders.
The subdivision will add to the already congested bin servicing, blocking the footpath, as there will be 10 bins each week in an area of about 20 metres, adjacent to a bus stop.
Council needs to abide by its own rules and enforce them for the greater benefit and long-term planning implications of the community.
This development proposal sets a precedent for decreased block sizes and would further erode council’s planning instruments in a community that is not supported by adequate community infrastructure or public transport and has topographical challenges where high velocity water impacts on the water quality of the Lake.