No Stadium for Hillsborough - Great venue, Wrong Location!

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No Stadium for Hillsborough - Great venue, Wrong Location!

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Sam Nicholas started this petition to Lake Macquarie City Council

Newcastle Basketball Association are intending to build a 4000 seat, 10 court stadium on a small plot of land between the Newcastle bypass and Waratah Ave. The main entrance/exit for cars, buses, service vehicles will be on Waratah Ave which is an entirely residential street. The intended parking lot will only be for approx. 300 cars.

The residents of the area do not want this major project to proceed for the following reasons: Increased traffic of approx 300+ cars per hour during events, an estimated 750,000 people per annum to attend, increase in crime, decreased property value by an estimated $50k, an estimated 2500 cars coming to the area when we already have a severe lack of on-street parking and all this movement will generate a substantial amount of noise. In addition the build will eventuate the destruction of habitat and breeding grounds of multiple native wildlife species, Hillsborough Public School is adjacent to the proposed site which will lead to a decrease in child welfare and the safety of the children, their parents and staff.

We the residents are not against new community centre proposals, but the correct location should be chosen. Communication and consultation with the surrounding residents must be at the forefront of any decision making process, after all the land does belong to the people and we should have a choice over what is built on it. If the goal is to offer better access to the community, then the community's voice should be heard and respected.

Please check the application submission page through Lake Macquarie City Council website for further information.   DA/872/2020

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