Local needs completely ignored
I am a retired senior project manager and development manager and I have been astonished by the ineptitude of the builder-developer-Central Coast Council in relation to the construction of the Atlantis project here in Ettalong Village.
It is hard to differentiate between the three as they appear to be so closely entwined.
For months, and years, the requirements of the local community have been completely ignored.
In fact, in some examples of traffic management, the trio have seemed to go out of their way to cause as much hardship and pain on the local community as they could.
The latest would be the lack of directional signage in the rear lane to the post office - a potential traffic accident waiting to happen.
While the end of the lane at Picnic Parade is well sign posted showing "One Way" in an eastern direction, there is now nothing at the Memorial Ave end. Why?
The building now has residents, so it must have a Completion Certificate. Right?
I believe it is because the builder used the lane as part of his site illegitimately and had taken down the signs to build a hoarding on the proposed hotel site opposite and removed the road marking after they over-excavated the entire lane for their own services.
One day I was walking home via the lane from the beach only to be stopped by one of the builder's "traffic controllers".
He advised that I could not walk down the lane because of the construction work being carried out.
I looked down the empty laneway and back at the genius holding the stop/go sign and asked: "What work?"
He turned around looked down the empty lane and then at his wrist watch and said: "Oh ... it is lunchtime".
He dropped his sign and headed for the pub to be with his mates!
That kind of bullying arrogance was thrust upon the aged frail residents of Ettalong for over two years due to the lack of planning by the builder and the lack of any community consultation (through letter drops, barbecues and the like) by the self-centred developer endorsed by an equally non-caring lazy council.
Now that same council is going to approve more developments with the same unprofessional standards.
Email, 14 Aug 2019
Jeff Evans, Ettalong