M Singleton NSW

Opposition to Social Housing Development South Nowra

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Recently solicitors acting on behalf of Molnar Property Group sent out surveys to residents in Twin Waters Housing Estate located in South Nowra as part of the Social Impact Assessment process in order for the development application to be considered by the Shoalhaven Council.

The exact location of the proprosed development is set to be located at Old Southern Road, South Nowra (Lot 2 DP 1065105 & Lot 28 DP 17310) near the Twin Waters Housing Estate (see supplied map).

The Molnar Property Group propose to build 56 units consisting of 10 one-bedroom units and 46 two-bedroom units with fully self-contained kitchen, living/dining area, bathroom, laundry and outdoor area(s) (balcony or terrace). Parking is proposed to be onsite, with the buildings to be up to two stories high, which are divided into three separate blocks (A, B & C).

These units are being built primarily and solely for Social Housing recipients, which will bring with it the range of problems and cohort that are often seen in social housing areas, such as anti-social behaviour, increased crime, devaluation in property prices and a decrease in overall well being of existing residents that live in the area.

We the undersigned to this petition strongly oppose the application of the proposed Social Housing Development at the Old Southern Road, South Nowra site. Our opposition to this proposed development is on the following grounds;

* that it does not fit within the street-scape of current residential dwellings already built in the area.

* that current infrastructure in the area was not designed for, nor will it cope with the demands seen by high density housing developments like this, such as no public transport, lack of safe pedestrian access and distance to necessary amenities.

* that social housing brings with it many problems, like an increase in anti-social behaviour, higher crime rate including thefts, assaults, vandalism, burglaries and property damage.

* that high density housing impacts the quality of life for residents living in and around such developments, especially based on the type of occupant who regularly resides in social housing projects.

* that it will have a much higher impact on local wildlife than that of low density residential housing that is already witnessed in the area.

* that it will have a negative impact to property values for those people who invested significant amounts of money to help develop the area and promote it as a quite, respectful housing community that has a good social engagement and atmosphere, something that social housing never brings.

Accordingly we request that the Shoalhaven Council reject this proposal to build any type of social housing development at the nominated site. In response, if the Shoalhaven Council fail to heed the warning and feelings of the local community already existing in the area, that we the undersigned will take all necessary action available to us in order to have the development denied once and for all.

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