In a nutshell developers are seeking the zoning to be changed on the Australian Horizons site in Arthurton Road and Elm Street from industrial to mixed use.
The developers are proposing to construct 350 units (a combination of studio apartments and larger residences) up to twelve storeys high plus commercial and retail premises.
It is estimated that there will be a thousand extra residents not including the number of people using the site each day which greatly exceeds this figure. In addition traffic is estimated to grow by at least an extra thousand cars per day. To date the plan includes widening Arthurton Road by five metres, but no further consideration has been given to the surrounding streets that are likely to be inundated with this surge in traffic that they are not designed to cater for.