Sunsets Not Skyscrapers renew objections to Scarborough towers

Sunsets Not Skyscrapers members Janet Pettigrew (Right) with Mike and Marilyn Needham, Fran Maloney, Della Cameron, Jason Thwaites and John Kirkman. Photo: Matt Jelonek
Sunsets Not Skyscrapers members Janet Pettigrew (Right) with Mike and Marilyn Needham, Fran Maloney, Della Cameron, Jason Thwaites and John Kirkman. Photo: Matt Jelonek

A COMMUNITY action group opposed to the 3 Oceans development has labelled the recommendation to approve the project “extremely disappointing”.

Sunsets Not Skyscrapers spokeswoman Janet Pettigrew said the developer’s revised application did nothing to alleviate their concerns.

“It continues to raise more questions than it answers,” she said.

“There doesn’t seem to be any valid reasons to support it.”

Ms Pettigrew said they were not against development at the site but wanted the developer to keep to the guidelines for a 18-storey maximum permitted height.

She also believed traffic and transport impacts had not been addressed.

“If it’s given a green light it opens the way for many more developments like this along Scarborough foreshore,” she said.

“Why is this development being given so much access to flaunting the guidelines?

“It will have a huge impact and impost on the local community and have no real community benefit.”

The group plans to submit a petition to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority objecting to the development, which currently has 1100 signatures.

3 Oceans declined to comment.