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Rail crossing death
Accident highlights 'unresolved issue', says chamber
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Why the government shelved the level crossing project
Solution needed before more accidents, says Harris
Department declines to provide information
Proposal to limit hearings at Woy Woy courthouse
MacDonald calls for more consultation on court changes
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Implement a dune plan, says community group
Group plans to continue lobbying for better roads
Association releases black spot survey
Marine Rescue kept busy
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Man charged with murder
Man dies at Umina beach
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Peninsula lives matter
Proposed service station statement misleading
Performing arts in entertainment hub?
Consider flora and fauna on Australia Day
Pelicans don't wear T-shirts
Imperceptive and simplistic
A rip-off and wrong
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Skills to help people avoid suicide
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A grand master in Chinese health practice
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First place in round five
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Pearl Beach pool dates to 1926
Life as a night telephone operator

Proposed service station statement misleading

I have read the misleading Statement of Environmental Effects for the redevelopment of the service station on Ocean Beach Rd (Peninsula News, 9 Jan 2017: Service Station May Be Redeveloped) and it is a planning sales pitch minus the facts.

The planning roundabout is back in action for the year 2017 with no foreseeable improvement, only the continuation of an eccentric process.

Consider DA50046/2016: "The proposed redevelopment is likely to improve the soil and groundwater quality at the site", yet eight trees are to be removed from the site.

How many soil monitoring bores are to be created to test for likely soil improvement on the site in the years ahead to gauge the accuracy of the assessment?

How can soil quality can be improved by clearing vegetation and developing the site as a petroleum storage facility.

Soil watch is needed.

Details of road traffic in the area is short on information, and about $3 million, which will be needed to pay for road management consultation and construction.

Ask any local resident for information.

Contrary to the report, the area effected is larger than described, including Bourke Rd, Ocean Beach Rd and Ryans Rd.

There are also motorists, school children, cyclists and pedestrians.

Note well, that there is no reference to the two bus stops on Ocean Beach Rd or the pedestrian refuge in the vicinity.

It will not be that far into the future before this intersection has traffic lights so that pedestrians have the same consideration as motorists.

The report has also failed to advise that this development will force motorists to seek alternate transport routes to their destination, meaning increased traffic flow on secondary local roads.

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