Riverstone, Schofields & Districts
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Schofields West submission responses
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<blockquote><strong class="quote">Warren Kirby wrote:</strong> <P>Concerning the zoning changes along West Parade I would like to suggest an idea that, while it won’t save homes, I think will provide a better outcome for the current residents, the council and locals business.</P> <P>The Dept of Planning have ruled out having it zoned as residential and have used council’s desire for parks to provide a balance between population with recreation. The haven’t mentioned anything about a commercial building - and have also set a precedent with the Riverstone Police Station which lies in exactly the same flood zoning.</P> <P>A building on West Parade that was designed for personal trainers, indoor gymnasium, indoor sports, coffee shops or similar recreationally-focused activities and a multi-storey carpark on top is potentially an attractive financial proposition for a property developer.</P> <P>The carpark would help alleviate the inevitable increased pressure on Riverstone Railway station during the week and provide options for weekend sports, while at the same time improving on Council’s desire to provide adequate recreational opportunities.</P> <P>And it would mean that residents will have the power of negotiation instead of having to accept whatever council is prepared to pay for a land marked as green space. It may not save homes but residents are much more likely to get enough money to buy themselves an equivalent property.</P> </blockquote><br>
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