Don't Choke Rainworth

Principal Petitioner Brenden Brien, Bardon
Closing Date Thu, 28 Jun 2018
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Opposition to the proposed Material Change of Use for the development of a proposed Childcare Centre at 225 Boundary Road, Bardon.

1. OPPOSE TO THE MATERIAL CHANGE OF USE - not compatible with the area’s Character Residential zoning. Don’t want commercial zoning to creep into a residential precinct. 2. Bardon Shed should not be used as a precedent as it was previously a petrol station and not a residential site like 225 Boundary Road, Bardon. 3. All the developer’s reports ignore the new development (the Bardon Shed) on the opposite corner of Runic Street. They also appear to be cookie cutter reports i.e. Air Quality Report refers in one place to the wrong site (Waterworks Road). This demonstrates a lack of genuine analysis. 4. Traffic - The Bardon Shed has demonstrated increased traffic impacts on Runic Street. Any further development will have negative impact on entry and exit onto busy Rouen Road roundabout. Traffic Assessment Report bases its analysis on 2009 figures at four schools. Are these schools situated on a residential no-through road, with a State School at one end, a shopping precinct at the other which abuts a major roundabout? 5. Parking has always been an issue as many residences currently do not have adequate off-street parking. 6. Safety - There is considerable foot traffic along the street by children using it to enter Rainworth School. Increased volumes of traffic increases the risks for pedestrians, notably younger children on the way to school. 7. Noise - 64 children playing in areas immediately adjacent to the home will be detrimental to the amenity of the neighbourhood and an elevated play area will spread the noise disruption over a wider area. 8. Scale – Far exceeds any existing buildings in the wider, surrounding community including the Bardon Shed. The plans indicate a two level development which takes up most of the block. No amendments to screening or landscaping can overcome the obtrusiveness of the proposed structural form. 9. Drainage - Runic Street is part of the old Western Creek bed. Three occasions in the past 15 years, when the Rouen/Boundary Roads roundabout has been under one metre underwater. 70% of the proposed development will have an impervious surface which means natural absorption will be greatly reduced, and impact surface flows increasing the flood risk for lower lying homes in Runic Street 10. The current zoning as residential should be maintained therefore DISALLOWING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANY CHILDCARE CENTRE

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