Bud­erim carpark

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS | OPINION -

RE­LAT­ING to the alarm over the carpark, two years ago a de­vel­oper bought a third of the land and is build­ing 10 units, plus two com­mer­cial shops at the front.

This devel­op­ment will cause more park­ing prob­lems when com­plete.

Up un­til last week there has never been any men­tion of a sa­cred site or valu­able trees.

Not so long ago, sim­i­lar groups were de­mand­ing the cam­phor lau­rels in Bud­erim be cut down be­cause they were weeds.

With due re­spect to those protest­ing, the site is a mess and not a good ad­ver­tise­ment for our vil­lage.

We have re­cently lost 20 park­ing spa­ces in Ballinger Rd; that has ex­ac­er­bated the prob­lem.

This pro­posal will pro­vide 212 car spa­ces and the school in par­tic­u­lar should wel­come it.

There is no need for cau­tious sup­port for a multi-level carpark, be­cause this is not multi-level.

It can barely be con­strued as two-storey through­out.

It has been specif­i­cally de­signed by a top ar­chi­tect not to look like an ugly car park on Main St.

That is why we have in­cor­po­rated a much needed com­mu­nity build­ing, solv­ing two prob­lems at the same time.

It does not need a fea­si­bil­ity study, it has been done al­ready by qual­i­fied peo­ple who have lived most of their lives in Bud­erim.

It will be an act of gross stu­pid­ity and ne­glect to pre­vent this carpark from go­ing ahead. ALAN THORN­TON Bud­erim

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