(Name withheld) , of  Allambie Heights NSW, made the following submission on the project:

Proposed amendment to parking provisions for boarding houses: ARHSEPP

The proposal for increased parking areas is warmly welcomed. Whilst not
opposed to the boarding houses, it is not a ‘one size fits all’. There
are appropriate areas, which, of course, mean developers cannot make
massive margins. The loophole has allowed greed rather than common
sense. The previous government have done the usual ‘both feet in’
without looking logically at the impact without certain measures in
place. Technically, without the residents actually standing up and
saying enough, the control mechanisms from local government are erased
and nobody can stop this from going out of control to the point of
overcrowding and high traffic pollution. Infrastructure would be
inadequate yet again. In certain areas, this will badly affect the
flora and fauna.
They should be sited where there are regular bus services and full
amenities and rooms actually affordable for service workers.
These developments are being allowed in smaller R2 Residential Low
Density areas, which are completely out of character with the
surrounding neighbourhood. They are allowed to sit what appears a
medium to high density in the middle of where single dwelling homes
currently exist. This would have an unreasonable impact on the amenity
of adjoining owners in terms of privacy, bulk and scale. Thus
overriding the local council’s normal DCP and LEP controls put there
for good reason.
There is inadequate kerbside room for rubbish collection. This creates
a traffic hazard in quiet residential streets
Developers appear to be using the criteria in the applications quite
flippantly. If there is something to meet the criteria i.e. a bus stop
within 400 meters, it fits. Regardless of frequency and route. The
transport close by appears often inadequate for shift / key workers
The streets and intersections surrounding these developments do not
cater for the increase in traffic this over-development will generate.
The proposed over-development will compromise future living standards
for quiet/small neighbourhoods.