New planning law feedback demands infrastructure upgrades
|01/07/2018||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
People want better roads and more car parking spaces before big buildings, like this one, are built in Penrith’s CBD under new planning laws. Picture: Supplied.The announcement of new planning laws for Penrith — which may lead to 18-storey buildings in the CBD and commercial development along the river — have been greeted with praise.
However, many people told The Gazette road upgrades and infrastructure improvements are needed to make further development palatable.
Many people voiced their opinion on the Facebook page about the laws, nominating better roads and car parks as vital counter-balances to new development but said they were looking forward to jobs close to home.
‘‘There should be no further development allowed in the Penrith area until the roads are able to handle it. Getting around Penrith nowadays is a joke,’’ said Jason Brown.
Tanya Hodge pointed to the developments at Riverside, Jordan Springs and Glenmore Park as causing major ‘‘bottle necks’’ that should be addressed.
‘‘We cant get anywhere without precious time being wasted in bottleneck traffic in all roads into, through and out of Penrith City Centre!’’ Ms Hodge said.
Rob Greaves also said the new housing estates proved ‘‘making the concrete jungle bigger without upgrades to roads is just creating problems for the future.’’
One of the main perceived benefits of the laws people raised were new jobs.
Christie MacGregor said ‘‘with infrastructure comes jobs, which Penrith needs’’ and Luke Hepburn hopes to work in the area.
‘‘If I can work in Penrith I’ll be over the moon,’’ he said.
‘‘But yes, roads needs to be a huge factor in this.’’
Poonam Naik said he was looking forward to food and entertainment improvements, but didn’t want more housing development.
‘‘Parking roads hospital — go for it — we need restaurants and cafes and the entertainment quarter,’’ he said.
‘‘But no more new estates, enough of more concrete blocks.’’
Two other areas that factored into the reception of the new rules were needed upgrades to the hospital and car parking — especially in the CBD — expansion to cope with increasing demand.
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