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Suncorp stop putting spray booths near residential areas and move your existing ones away

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Suncorp owns Capital Smart Repairs PTY LTD via Suncorp Investments PTY LTD. Suncorp has funded the expansion of Capital Smart and there are now many Capital Smart Repairs smash repair workshops located close to residential areas. So they have effectively funded the placement of pollution sources near to residential areas and schools.

The employees of this company have greater protection against the toxic substances used in automotive spray-painting, while those effected by these smash repair businesses have basically non.

In Queensland these are: Archerfield, 25 metres; Banyo ,62 metres; Nerang, 42 metres from a nursing home/ aged care facility; 

In New South Wales: Broadmeadow in Sydney is 120 metres from a school; Brookvale in Northern Sydney is 53 metres from the nearest residential properties; Canley Vale backs onto a house and measures 5 metres on Google Earth from outfall stacks to the house. Darra, 150 Metres to houses over the Ipswich Motorway.

In Victoria: Blackburn in Melbourne is across the traintracks from a residential area; Hallam is approximitely 150 metres from residential; 

In Western Australia: Booragoon 66 metres to a hotel;

No consideration was given to the residents of the nearby neighbourhoods when these high-volume smash repair workshops were placed in these areas. These workshops have an ongoing negative impact on those who live nearby, we are having to keep our windows closed, which makes things quite uncomfortable in hot weather.

I live nearby to the workshop in Archerfield, we are effected by this business on a daily basis, the outfall from the stacks causes reactions and effects my allergies. 

Suncorp has the money to move them, its full year after tax profit was $1.04 Billion dollars.

Suncorp, we urge you to do the socially responsible thing and move all your Capital Smart workshops away from residential areas, there is plenty of vacant industrial space not located adjacent to residential areas.



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