New South Wales
I object to the project on the following grounds.
1. The drawings on which this plan is proposed appear to have been incorrectly scoped and planned. There are faults in the drawings of the surrounding areas; naming, labelling, resident and street design. I have no confidence due diligence or the parameters applied to the original scoping work have been applied to the proposed amendments.
2. The revised relocation of the Kiss and ride facilities from Apraisa Ave to Wilkins Way is unacceptable. These amendments to the plan:
a. Violate privacy of the residences and residents opposite in Wilkins Way, along Hopper Walk and Percival Road. This side of the proposed school is a residential area. The increased traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian will encroach on the residents privacy entitlements. Please note Hopper Park is NOT designated and was NOT DESIGNED to be a'playground' or family park area. It is an open space / green area. This design principle will not only be compromised but it will actually be obliterated by the proposed placement of the two new entrances on Wilkins Way and the Kiss and Drop construction . The increased traffic caused from these proposed amendments will bring vehicular and pedestrian traffic and unplanned; quite frankly, unwanted undesirable activity to this pleasant residential area.
b. Is unsafe due to:
* the slope and visibility over the decline from Gorman Rd to Aprasia St. Wilkins Way is already marked with 'no stopping' signs on the Left Hand side for this reason.
* narrowness of Wilkins Way - despite widening for parking / drop off road below Percival Road, the road is narrow and has low visibility.
* increased traffic along Wilkins Way.
There are two major residential laneways and Percival Road that lead / open onto Wilkins Way. It is noted that the Site drawings are inaccurate and do not reflect 'Ida Lane' between Gorman Road and Percival Road. One drawing even has 'Jones Lane' marked where Percival Road actually is adjacent to Hopper Park.
At present visibility entering Wilkins Way from either of the laneways or from Percival Road is severely compromised by cars parking on Wilkins Way. This safety issue will be increased with more traffic trying to park, turn into or move down Wilkins Way from both Gorman, Percival and Aprasia Ave.
* Percival Road is currently only wide enough for one way traffic, with residents on both sides of Hopper Park, parking on the road; opposing traffic cannot fit side by side down the road. Vehicles are consistently reversing back along Percival Rd to avoid incidents. Additional traffic through this area will exacerbate not only this traffic problem but will cause incidents.
3. The secondary entrance opposite Percival Road
* is unsafe
* will cause violation of the privacy of all residents of Wilkins Way, Percival Road and Jones Lane opposite Hopper Park.
This entrance will increase the foot traffic from Percival Road, also through the two residential laneways and across Hopper Park and Hopper Walk and Aprasia Ave.
Wilkins Way will itself have increased traffic due to the Kiss and ride facility. There is no safe road crossover proposed for on Wilkins Way.
It is unsafe and Illogical to have this second, secondary entrance on Wilkins Way. Its presence will cause traffic, safety and privacy issues.
Overall the amendments to the original plans are unacceptable.
Most specifically the relocation of the Kiss and Ride facilities and the inclusion of two new entrances on what was originally a predominantly, fenced side of the school are unacceptable. Safety, security and privacy issues are compromised.
It appears the amendments have been made without thorough analysis, planning, revision and checking. Consequently these amendments need to be rescinded and rethought.
I am very disappointed that despite wanting to provide comment earlier my contact request and phone calls were not returned.
We are now provided with inaccurate, unsatisfactory and unacceptable amendments to review.
To successfully integrate into the community the school and its planning need to meet the requirements of the community; this project clearly does not have the wholistic community perspective.