The Chatswood West Ward Progress Association wishes to object to the proposed Modification 9 for the redevelopment of the Thomas Street Car Park in Chatswood. Already it is hard enough for disabled people seeking medical treatment to gain entry to edical premises at 12 Thomas Street via the disabled ramp coming from Fleet Lane, but now Meriton want to make it harder.
Willoughby Council, with due recognition of the disabled, guaranteed a Right of Way via a proper road and pedestrian pathway through the development site “before, during and after” construction.
The developers appear to have side stepped this condition for development, making it very difficult for the disabled to access. Now, I hear the developers wish to convert the Right of Way and access for the disabled into a zone shared with heavy service vehicles accessing the loading dock in the building! What next? Such changes will place all pedestrians, including the aged frail, the wheelchair bound, people with children in pushers, those dependent on walking aids, and people with visual impairment and others with significant handicaps in jeopardy.We are getting tired of “Meriton creep”. Boundaries and time limits are set and Meriton push them out.
Please stand up to them. They will be gone in couple of years with their pockets bulging, but we will still be here! Modification 9 is a denial of justice to residents and medical professionals and others offering services.
R.L.Lawrence, Vice President