Tuesday, October 11, 2005  

Leader Letters October

Loyal to local business
If Wayne C and Rob, both otherwise anonymous, (Your View, September 27) are so serious in their support for Coles, why don’t they provide to council the name of their street?

A traffic management plan could then be devised that ensures delivery trucks doing the Coles
run are diverted past their homes.

We should declare no personal stake in this as we are away from the route . Trucks won’t be passing our door, belching fumes into our windows, making noise in the early hours or threatening our pedestrian safety. But we do feel for people whose quiet residential streets will be transformed in this way.

And as for the perceived benefits of a Coles, we would say that we have always been grateful for the quality and variety that the small supermarkets, delicatessens, newsagents, florists, butchers, cake, bread, fish and liquor stores of Oatley have provided.

We feel loyalty toward the hardworking, friendly and community minded people who run those small businesses.
Phillip Andersen and Sharyn Cullis
Leader 11 October 2005

What fate awaits Oatley?
Brooke Wallace (Your View, September 30) describes graphically what happens to small towns invaded by supermarkets.

In the 1 950s we lived in a small English village, Redhill. in Surrey. about 32km south of London. It was an olde world market town of picture postcard charm.

Revisted 30 years later, this quaint village has been replaced by supermarkets and car parks.

Is this to be the fate of Oatley village?
Kevin Orr
Leader 11 October 2005

Worth fighting for
As the mother of a young child, I add my voice in opposition against the Coles proposal.
I believe it will threaten many characteristics of Oatley West and Oatley Village —the quiet, clean environmental ambience with many parks; the small friendly neighbourhood businesses (who support local community groups such as Lions and schools) and safe streets to walk/cycle on.
I have never been involved in community action before but believe it is definitely worth fighting to retain the qualities of our lovely suburb that we hold dear.

I, for one, would like our children to thank us for standing up to developers and big business trying to impose an unnecessary and inappropriate supermarket complex here.
Hannah Rose
Oatley West
Leader 11 October 2005

Other suburbs at risk
Some people are irritated by the protests from Oatley residents against the proposal for a
regional supermarket, three times the size of Franklins at Mortdale, to be built in the small neighbourhood centre of Oatley West.

These protests by Oatley residents result from a loophole in the council’s planning controls. This loophole is being used to gain approval t for the supermarket by circumventing council’s intention to restrict centres like Mulga Road to small neighbourhood shops.

This restriction to small shops is intended to apply to all small neighbourhood shopping at centres such as Lugamo, Peakhurst Heights, Penshurst West, etc and corner shop sites.

Oatley Residents Association made many representations to the council over the past year for this loophole to be closed but was unsuccessful. The council has now belatedly arranged for the minister to approve appropriate amendments to make the council’s intention clearer.

These representations have resulted in the council’s planning controls being amended to stop overdevelopment.
Ted Cooper
Oatley Residents Association Inc.
Leader 6 October 2005

Oatley has the lot
In response to the letters “Shopping around for
supermarket support” and “Come on, get a
life” (Your View, September 27).

We have lived at Oatley since 1966 and find
the shopping all we require.

Our speciality shops, together with the general
stores, gives us all we need without going out of
the suburb.

For a small charge, the IGA supermarket will
deliver as will many of the other shops.

The proposed supermarket does have plenty
of parking but the problem is trucks, estimated
at 30 a day and all the other cars that will use
this facility have to use inadequate roads to access it.
Take a look at the main one in question, Mulga Road.
Betty and Doug Wickens.
Leader 6 October 2005

Monday, October 10, 2005  

Appeal Hearing

All welcome to attend either day at any session.
Hurstville City Council’s appeal in the Land & Environment Court regarding the supermarket in Mulga Rd will be held:

WHEN: Monday, 17th October
Tuesday, 18th October

TIME: 10 am. – 4pm.
(session times may vary at Judge’s discretion)

WHERE: 225 Macquarie St, Sydney
The Land and Environment Court Registry - Windeyer Chambers
(diagonally opposite Sydney Eye Hospital &30metres walk from the top of Martin Place towards Hyde Park )

Hurstville City Council V Renaldo Plus 3 Pty Ltd

Noticeboards displaying the daily court lists are located on the ground floor and on the Registry level (level 4). Court rooms are located on Levels 13, 12, 11, 10, 5, 3 and 1 of the same building.
Further information : www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/lec

All welcome to attend either day at any session.

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