RESIDENTS of Madeira Street, Sylvania, are fighting plans for a restaurant and microbrewery on the old Tynan Motors showroom site at the end of their street.
The Sylvania High School P&C also has concerns with the proposal due to the number of schoolchildren passing the site and will seek further details from the council.
The application by Cochrane Investment Trust for the site at 117-119 Princes Highway is for a 99-seat restaurant and microbrewery operating from 10.30am to 11.30pm Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 11.30pm Saturday, and 10am to 10pm Sunday.
The site recently got a spot rezoning from residential to local centre which permits a restaurant.
The rezoning application was lodged by Vetl Pty Limited of Hunter Street, Sydney.
Residents of the townhouses in Madeira Street next to the the site are objecting to the development on the grounds of noise, odours from the brewery, potential drunken behaviour of patrons, traffic, parking and waste.
‘‘Our street is a quiet street with lots of families,’’ Madeira Street resident Dianne Vince said.
‘‘We are worried about our kids walking past the site and the additional traffic from the site. It is a dangerous intersection and there have been three fatalities in the past. That’s why they have made it a no-right-hand turn into Maderia Street.
‘‘This development would mean lots of noise generated seven days a week, at all times of the day and night.
‘‘We are also worried about drunken behaviour and the environmental impact with more waste generated and odours from the bin storage area.
‘‘There is already a rat problem in Madeira Street, and this would add to it.’’
Resident Carol McNamara said: ‘‘This is a nightmare corner. It is bad enough as it is and extra traffic will be a problem.’’
Sylvania High School P&C president Michael Sheedy said the group was concerned ‘‘that the location and purpose of the building was inappropriate given the number of school aged children that pass each day either on foot or by transport’’.
A council spokeswoman said a number of objections were received during the advertisement period and therefore the Cochrane application was not likely to be finalised until next year.
‘‘Residents were notified about the proposed change. It was advertised in the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader and on council’s website for the periodbetween November 29, 2011 and January 4, 2012 and ‘‘the neighbour notification period for the Cochrane proposal closed on December 5 2012.
She said objections ‘‘There were a number of objections received so final determination is likely to be deferred to council’s Planning Committee which means the application would likely not be finalised until next year.’’
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