Residents ignored

Portrait of bride and groom by church
Portrait of bride and groom by church

The development will consist of 90 dwellings and be at least four storeys high, adding between 90 and 200 cars to the area. The proposal contravenes a large number of the State’s R-codes and the council’s own by-laws.

We only found out about the development after one of the neighbours dropped a copy of a note, which only seven residents received from the council, in my letterbox otherwise I expect I’d be none the wiser.

I phoned the council to find out more and was put through to an official who I was told was in charge of the project. When I asked why the council did not see fit to provide all residents in the immediate area with a copy of the note, he replied it did not directly concern us.

I live three doors away from the proposed complex. How does this not directly concern me? This tells me how out of touch with the community the council truly is.

Alfred Cove’s residents consist mostly of young families and the elderly. Kitchener Road is extremely busy already as it is used by motorists to bypass traffic lights and the addition of this extra traffic will only make the road more dangerous.

If the councillors would just get off their backsides and come and park their cars in the street for 10 minutes around 7am, I am sure they would see the problem, although at that time of day I expect they are still snuggled up in bed while their electorate struggle through the problems they have created.

The council seems to have no interest in the wellbeing of its residents or the amenity of the area.