Melville Times - - Opinion -

I AM a res­i­dent of At­tadale and have con­cerns re­gard­ing the pro­posed wave park de­vel­op­ment at Tomp­kins Park.

Dur­ing a team sport train­ing ses­sion or match, we can clearly hear the calls of team mem­bers from across the wa­ter at Tomp­kins Park at our home near Burke Drive, At­tadale.

These calls/voices are not com­ing from Troy Park net­ball club. We checked on these oc­ca­sions and no ac­tiv­i­ties were in progress at Troy Park.

It is 800m in a straight line from mid-pitch Tomp­kins Park to our street lo­ca­tion.

There­fore, other res­i­dences and busi­nesses in Burke Drive, His­lop Road, War­ra­goon Cres­cent, Hurst Street, Stone­ham Road, Mot­t­ley Street – in­clud­ing At­tadale Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Hospi­tal - will hear sounds orig­i­nat­ing from across the wa­ter at the pro­posed wave park at Tomp­kins Park.

Birds and wildlife that re­side in and around Al­fred Cove (an A-class na­ture re­serve and fed­er­ally listed as a threat­ened eco­log­i­cal com­mu­nity) are sen­si­tive to noise.

Dis­tur­bance to res­i­dents, busi­nesses, hospi­tal pa­tients and the Al­fred Cove wildlife is guar­an­teed.

The fol­low­ing types of noise pol­lu­tion will be gen­er­ated by the pro­posed wave park – me­chan­i­cal plant noise, car-park re­lated noise, hu­man noise such as shout­ing, laugh­ing and scream­ing dur­ing wa­ter-based ac­tiv­i­ties, mu­sic noise from ex­ter­nal sound sys­tem as­so­ci­ated with the pool and noise from the rooftop mem­bers’ area.

The wave park group's busi­ness case states it will be open from 6am to 10pm.

This is yet an­other prob­lem the pro­posed wave park will pro­duce.

It is im­por­tant to be in­formed by the truth in this dis­rup­tive, noisy scheme. Name and address supplied

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