Unsafe Traffic Situation - Truck on Wrong Side of the road
Please find attached a photo of a truck on the wrong side of Mulga Rd, Oatley. This "unsafe traffic situation" occurs on a daily basis. And why? Because Hurstville Council told the Land and Environment Court that such turning paths of trucks was not an issue.
Trucks, when turning left out of the Coles loading dock, cross the double centreline and go onto the wrong side of the road. This is not only illegal but also unsafe.
The court appointed expert identified such turning paths of trucks as an issue for the Land and Environment Court to consider.
On the first day of the hearing Hurstville Council told the court about "this problem of getting these 11 metre trucks on and off the site."
The commissioner agreed with Hurstville Council and the court appointed expert, and said that he could not ignore the problem and that if he followed Coles’ line of argument and if he decided to approve the supermarket, Coles "will have an unsafe traffic situation."
But, on the last day of the hearing Hurstville Council told the court that the turning paths of trucks was no longer an issue for Council, and the commissioner of the court then went on to approve the supermarket.
Breach of court orders at Coles Oatley - again
I would like to report and have recorded the fact (ie in the form of a work order) that just before 8am this morning I observed a Tip Top truck (see attached photo) parked in Mulga Rd on the western side of the Mulga Rd/Woronora Pde intersection, apparently waiting to enter the loading dock. The door of the loading dock was closed. I told the driver that parking in any of Oatley West's residential streets is a breach of Land and Environment Court orders and asked him to wait in Roberts' Ave, Mortdale. The driver drove off. I watched the driver proceed north along Woronora Pde, go around the roundabout at the Woronora Pde/Wonoona West intersection and head back towards Coles Oatley - to then park in Woronora Pde (see attached photo). I stopped and repeated my claim that parking in our residential streets is a breach of court orders and that he should wait in Roberts Ave, Mortdale. The driver then asked where Roberts Ave was, which I naturally told him.
Thank you in anticipation of Council's consideration of this request. I would appreciate an early reply to my correspondence.
Contravention of Coles Traffic Management Plan.
Letter to Hurstville City Council, General Manager September 28, 2007
Contravention of Coles Traffic Management Plan.
I am writing to complain about a contravention in the traffic management plan court order decreed when the Coles Supermarket was approved by the Land and
On Thursday 27 September at approximately 8.20am a Steggles van (number plate XBA506) delivering to Coles drove down
My understanding of the court order is:
That trucks are supposed to access the site via
That trucks are supposed to wait at
Please advise what actions council is taking to ensure that the Court Order is not breached by Coles.
Cc: Coles Supermarkets Pty Ltd (ABN 45 004 189 708)
Coles Supermarkets Pty Ltd
How many supermarkets do we need?
Have Your Say on Traffic Problems at Coles Mulga Road
This a breach of the court order. Take photo or details of numberplate, report immediatly to police and council this is a breach of the court order and report it to this blog with date and time.
2) Do you see trucks parked near Coles waiting to go into dock?
This is against the court order. According to the court order, trucks have to wait on Roberts Avenue. Report to Council and Police.
3) Have you experienced a dangerous situation as a pedestrian or driver due to traffic coming out of into the development?
Send us photos or your stories to ORAO@oatleypark.com
Coles doesn't support locals
No support for Coles
Don't shop there if you care
We tried, we lost but we still care
The people of Oatley fought hard to protect our suburb from what we felt was a development that would have a detrimental impact on this special part of
Has all that effort been for nothing? THAT'S UP TO YOU
Although we’re yet to feel the full impact of this development and there’s nothing we can do now about the ugly edifice in Mulga Road, it’s time to think about why we felt a Coles Supermarket was wrong for Oatley in the first place. Just because it’s there doesn’t make it right. There’ll be lots of communities into the future who will be forced to give up quiet, leafy parts of their suburbs to corporates like Coles if those corporates can prove that fighting communities results in a profitable supermarket.
If you felt that what Coles did was wrong, you don’t have to support them. Coles needs the spending of every household in Oatley. Don’t think your household spend is too little to make a difference. When people join together and not support what they believe is wrong the result can be substantial even if the Oatley battle, as such, is lost.
Organisations like Coles will not consider communities unless it is in their interests to do so. We can show Coles the importance of listening to communities and use our experience to help others.
You are still able to be a conscientious objector ….
If you didn’t want it, you have the right not to shop there.
Thanks for your long fight.
Oatley Residents Against Overdevelopment www.nocoles.oatleypark.com
Po Box121, Oatley 2223
The First of accidents to come?
Will Coles reassess the value of this site, please? Or will it take a death before Coles withdraws its totally unsuitable supermarket development?