Obi McDonald-Saint, Wilsons Creek
I write to you in response to your article (Echo 23 June) about Council staff backing the Wilsons Creek rezoning proposal. This is a complete absurdity. 15–30 dwellings on less than 13 hectares is a ridiculous proposal and highlights what little regard and familiarity Council staff have with the Alidenes precinct.
This is a tight-knit group of nature-loving residents that have often bought property to enjoy a natural, idyllic lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of busy streets and noisy, dense neighbourhoods. This is no place to turn into a housing estate.
The development would likely double the number of road movements within the precinct, increase the dangerous traffic conditions of the Alidenes and Wilsons Creek Roads intersection, and completely impact on the character of the community. This isn’t even factoring in how flooding, fire, sewerage, access roads, power, and infrastructure affect and diminish the amenity of land usage. The impact on Yankee Creek and riparian buffers would likely cause further degradation of these natural assets. The residents of Alidenes precinct say ‘NO’ to irresponsible development!