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April 17, 2021

The Kollective impact on Byron

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Residents of Brunswick Heads can visit Sunrise Beach Estate to see a visible negative effect of The Kollective’s developments on our neighbourhoods – our streets are now cluttered with parked cars.

This developer exploits the unrealistic, and woefully inadequate, ‘0.5 car spaces per dwelling’ criterion of the State Planning Department Affordable Rental Housing legislation. It will allow The Kollective’s ‘The Corso’ to provide only 24 car spaces for 48 dwellings. So, at the very least, there will be 24 cars parked on the single road frontage.

This new proposed development is especially dangerous, being immediately next door to a preschool.

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  1. Maybe you could see the Federal Government.
    In The Guardian on 15th August, Treasurer Joe Hockey apologised to the public for saying that Pensioners don’t drive,
    “Joe Hockey has made an abject apology to “the disadvantaged” for his “insensitive” and “hurtful” comments about their driving habits and fuel consumption.
    After refusing to back down for two days on the remarks that the poorest people “don’t have cars or actually don’t drive very far”, Hockey made an emotional appearance on radio 2GB on Friday afternoon to try to defuse the row.
    He was, he said, “really, genuinely sorry that there is any suggestion, any suggestion at all that I or the government does not care for the most disadvantaged in the community. I am sorry about that interpretation, I am sorry about the words.”


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