A PROPOSED child care centre in a small, dead-end street in Mount Eliza has upset neighbours in an already traffic congested area.
The child care centre is being proposed for 126 children in the heart of Mount Eliza’s residential Woodlands area.
Resident Sanja Sridharan said the advertised plans show a “significant overdevelopment” in a dead-end residential street already suffering from heavy school traffic from Mount Eliza North Primary School.
“Around 600 children attend the primary school and adding a 126-capacity child care centre right next to it is not only outraging the residents in Moseley Drive, but also residents along Walkers Road and other courts off Walker Road,” she said.
“This large-scale development is further proposing a 28 spaces car park for the double storey building, leaving a full block footprint.
“This means significant tree removal and removing habitats for local wildlife”.
Sridharan said the community was united in opposing the “out of scale” development, and further outraged by the developer – Punkah Island – being based in Adelaide, South Australia.
“Unfortunately, the public signage coincided with the school holidays, so not many people actually saw them,” she said, adding that objections had closed on Friday 21 April.
The shire’s planning and infrastructure director Mike McIntosh said the traffic and transport team was reviewing the proposal and would look at issues such as its impact on surrounding roads and the availability of parking.
Feedback and the advice from the traffic team would “inform the shire’s thinking” and help shape recommendations for the application.