Advert angers

I AM very angry that another propaganda advertisement by the Rosehill golf course developer has accused local residents of misleading people regarding aircraft noise in the South Guildford area.

To claim that the development will be a quiet, comfortable community located within the 20-25 Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) aircraft noise contour is misleading.

I live in the Rosehill Estate and am just outside of the imaginary line of the 20-25 contours.

I can testify that it is not quiet and comfortable when outdoor living is continually interrupted by aircraft noise to the point that all conversation has to stop while aircraft take off and land on the main runway.

The State Planning Policy 3.1 Residential Design Codes states that one of the intentions of the policy is to provide quality of living conducive to the Western Australian climate by providing gardens, a play area for children and outdoor living, recreation and dining space on residential building blocks.

To this end, the policy defines R20 codes, which states that a minimum of half the total of site area must be for open space and a minimum of 30m2 provided for outdoor living as defined in the State Planning Policy.

The developer cannot insulate the outdoor areas and so the quiet, comfortable community will be cocooned inside their insulated buildings looking through double-glazed windows on to an outdoor area they cannot use: goodbye to quality living, gardens, a play area for children, outdoor living, recreation, barbecues and dining space.

DAVE ABBOTT,

South Guildford