Rosalind Steel, Les and Val Zahn, Richard Wright, Bruce Steel and Michael Connelly are urging residents to join the fight against a proposed sound wall.
Rosalind Steel, Les and Val Zahn, Richard Wright, Bruce Steel and Michael Connelly are urging residents to join the fight against a proposed sound wall. John Gass

Fight planned against wall

TERRANORA residents have erected a sign to pro-test the new Altitude Aspire development.

A group of residents are concerned about the loss of views and an increase in traffic when a large sound barrier is installed as part of the development..

Parks Ln resident Michael Connelly said the sign urged residents to join the fight.

“They propose to build a minimum 2.4-metre-high acoustic wall along their 700-metre-plus boundary with Fraser Dr,” Mr Connelly said. “This continuous fence will totally obliterate the public views we have all enjoyed as we drive along Fraser Dr.

“My wife and I erected a billboard to highlight this crime against the community.”

Mr Connelly said residents will experience increased noise from the bounce-back of sound from the wall.

“The fact they are doing this with a Part 3A development application means the fate of our area will be developed by a faceless person behind a desk in Sydney,” Mr Connelly said.

“The development they wish to build is so out of character for the area.”

Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest said he had concerns about the planned development.

“I have many concerns about this, and one of them is the fact Fraser Dr has been labelled as temporary road access for the next 10 to 15 years. That is not temporary,” Mr Provest said. “I also have concerns about the size of the retaining walls and the loss of views. There are a number of issues here and I will continue to keep looking into this and protect residents.”

Residents have until Monday to voice their concerns about the Newland Development project.

Submissions can be made to the State Planning website or by post to Department of Planning, Information Centre, 23-33 Bridge St, Sydney. A Tweed Shire Council spokeswoman said council's draft submission concerning the development will be reported to the April 19 council meeting for determination

“Council will then resolve whether or not to forward the submission to the Department of Planning, who are the consent authority for the application,” the spokeswoman said.

The project will comprise a resident's club, walking trails and 900 residential allotments.

Newland Development did not return calls from the Tweed Daily News yesterday.



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