To whom it may concern:
We own and operator significant businesses within the Dunheved Business Park and have so for many years. We are also substantial owners of industrial property within the Dunheved Business Park.
We strongly object to the State Significant Development Application for 25 Dunheved Rd on the basis that the road infrastructure is already inadequate to cope with the amount of traffic coming in and out of the business park.
Operation of the proposed facility at 25 Dunheved Rd at the throughput levels stated will be severely detrimental to existing businesses like ours due to increased traffic congestion, particularly at the single entry/exit to the business park which has been failing to cope for some time. Should the proposal go ahead, we expect that our businesses will incur substantial losses due to increased distribution costs and an inability to continue to meet customer delivery requirements.
In support our submission, we engaged our traffic consultants (GTA) to perform a peer review of the Traffic Impact Assessment. Attached is their report which identifies a number of items that should have been concerned and also highlights some inconsistencies in the assessment relative to standards. Page 5 of their report provides a summary and recommendations.
There have been long standing plans for a second entry/exit point for the business park via Links Rd and we don’t believe that the proposed facility at 25 Dunheved Rd should be allowed to operate until the second entry/point is built and operational to alleviate the traffic issues.
We look forward to an opportunity to discuss our objection further with you.