Section 66 Development Application – Submissions close Friday 25 May
PRESERVE THE BUSH CAPITAL—YOUR CONTRIBUTION NEEDED!..
Save the Gang Gangs, Sugar Gliders and all that’s fascinating about the bush!
DRA strongly encourages you to lodge an objection to the Section 66 Deakin (Kent Street) Development Application by the closing date, Friday 25 May. You can email your objection to the address below. If you are writing a letter, please email it, or post it by the due date.
We and other resident and environmental groups have tried unsuccessfully to have this DA put on hold until the Integrated Plan for Red Hill and surrounds is developed. The best chance to get this to happen is for as many objections as possible to be lodged.
If this development proceeds as planned there would be devastating impact on woodland and wildlife as well a significant and unacceptable increase in traffic in Kent Street, safety issues for school children accessing Kent Street, as well as the building of an unsightly storage facility more suited to an industrial zone than the Deakin/Hughes suburban area.
Remember your submission will only be counted as an objection if it says “I object” and gives one or more reasons.
You need to give the DA Number 201833473, Section 66 Deakin Blocks 7 and 8.
Below is some text you could edit or replace with your own objections (remember to start with “I object”):
EPD Customer Services
PO Box 365
MITCHELL ACT 2911
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 201833473,
SECTION 66 DEAKIN BLOCKS 7 AND 8
I object to Development Application 201833473 for Section 66 Deakin, Blocks 7 and 8.
This proposed development would destroy our beautiful woodland and wildlife, exacerbate traffic congestion, affect residents’ safety and amenity, and would be completely inappropriate in scale and character for a suburban area.
The development would concrete over the woodland and wildlife on Section 66 Deakin to build an ugly multi-storey storage. The endangered yellow box red gum woodland on this site contains many mature trees, some with hollows used by nesting gang gangs, sugar gliders, microbats and other animals.
Building multi-storey storage on these Blocks would add to existing traffic congestion and road safety issues on Kent Street, Carruthers Street, including for children from local schools, and in feeder streets.
The development would affect the safety and amenity of nearby residents, particularly children who play in this area and walk and cycle to Alfred Deakin High, other nearby schools and bus stops.
The scale of the proposal is completely inappropriate. It would cover the entire site in buildings and car parks and would be 41-fold increase in the building area allowed by the current lease.
Multi-storey storage facilities are not an appropriate use for land immediately adjacent to Red Hill Nature Reserve and the Hughes/Deakin Public Open Space, and would be totally out of character with the surrounding RZ1 residential area.
They would be unsightly and would obstruct the iconic view of Canberra’s Inner Hills from the National Arboretum and surrounding suburbs.
They would create noise and light disturbance for residents and wildlife.
No development should proceed on this site until the Integrated Plan for Red Hill Nature Reserve and environs has been developed, as it explicitly includes Section 66 Deakin.
I ask you please to reject this Development Application.
[name, address, date]
Additional Information – should you need this:
The original application is here
You can lodge an objection online