Land and Environment Court to hold on-site meeting at Kingsgrove on Monday regarding child care centre development

Traffic conflict concerns: Residents outside the site of the proposed child care centre at Vivienne Street and Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove: Picture: Chris Lane
Traffic conflict concerns: Residents outside the site of the proposed child care centre at Vivienne Street and Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove: Picture: Chris Lane

The Land and Environment Court will hold an on-site meeting at Kingsgrove next Monday regarding an application for a 47-place childcare centre on the corner of Kingsgrove Road and Vivienne Street.

The intersection was the site of a fatality when a five-year old boy was knocked down by a car while crossing on his way to Kingsgrove School in 2012.

And last January two men, aged 32 and 44, who were food delivery workers died after their motor scooter was involved in the crash with a bus and car at the intersection.

The application for the childcare centre was rejected by the Georges River Local Planning Panel last December and the developer has now appealed to the Land and Environment Court.

In a unanimous decision, the panel concluded that refusal of the application was warranted due to the safety and traffic conflict concerns.

The $730,000 DA by Futuristic Design Pty Ltd was for a two-storey child care centre on the corner of Kingsgrove Road and Vivienne Street, Kingsgrove which would accommodate up to 47 children aged 0 to five-years-of-age and to operate 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Residents said the intersection of Vivienne Street and Kingsgrove Road was subject to "traffic mayhem" during school hours.

They predicted "severe pedestrian and vehicle conflict" if the planned child care centre ahead.

Kingsgrove Public and Kingsgrove High School are located approximately 300-metres to the south of the site.

The on-site meeting will be held at 301 Kingsgrove Road at 9.30am to hear residents concerns before adjourning back to the Land and Environment Court.

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