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Mylor residents will voice their concerns
about the installation of guardrails on
Stock Road this Thursday, May 14.
The public meeting, to be held at the Mylor
Hall from 7.30pm, will give locals the chance
to outline their opposition to the galvanised
barriers, which are part of a Black Spot project
to improve safety on the road.
An Adelaide Hills Council representative will
attend the meeting.
Residents are concerned the rails create blind
spots for locals pulling out of or into driveways,
hem cyclists and pedestrians in and restrict the
ability of cars to pull off the road if faced with
an oncoming vehicle driving outside their lane.
Mylor meeting over
By Melissa Keogh
A Stirling couple are preparing to fight
for their Pomona Road streetscape after
plans to build a two-storey 24-hour fitness
studio were released to nearby residents.
Steve and Lesley Nadin said they felt
“horrified” at the prospect of the multi-million
dollar development at 7 Pomona Road.
The plans were released by the Adelaide
Hills Council for public comment in April and
have since attracted concern from a number of
The mixed use concrete and glass structure,
proposed by Duxton Offices, comprises a fitness
studio – which will be open 24-hours – and
The Nadins feared the development would
cause traffic issues and make the usually quiet
street a hive of activity during all hours of the
Since learning of the development plans,
the pair launched a petition, door-knocking
residents along Pomona Road and stopping
people in Stirling’s main street.
The petition has attracted about 90 signatures
and was considered by the council’s Strategic
Planning Development Policy Committee
(SPDPC) last night.
Mrs Nadin said apart from ruining the appeal
of Pomona Road the gym would disrupt a
group of retirees living in units adjacent to the
“I couldn’t believe that they (the council) are
considering allowing this in Stirling,” she said.
“If this gets passed it will open a gateway for
more 24-hour things in the town.”
Mrs Nadin said she objected most strongly to
the proposed car-parking facilities.
“They’re going to put a number of car parks
in front of the building, which means that at
night, being a 24-hour gym, car headlights
will be going into the neighbors’ gardens and
houses,” she said.
The development site is within the council’s
Stirling Fringe Policy Area which states
buildings within the area should contribute
“positively to the small scale and low-density
character” of existing dwellings.
The Stirling Districts Residents Association
public officer John Hill also objects to the
“The building is large scale,” he said.
“It will almost certainly contain an element of
retail that council will not be able to monitor,
and is at odds with every single building in the
Mr Hill also said that the gym’s proposed
car park also clashed with the zone’s policy,
which states that car parking should be located
behind buildings and not face the road.
The council’s manager of development
services, Deryn Atkinson, said the final decision
on the proposed development was still yet to be
“We’re still going through the assessment
phase and the decision will be made at a future
Development Assessment Panel meeting,” she
Ms Atkinson said only a select few residents
on Pomona Road were officially notified by
council of the proposal.
“It’s not a category three development, it’s a
category two, so feedback is quite limited to
adjoining neighbors,” she said.
“The public consultation period is now closed
and a copy of the valid representations have
gone to the applicants.
“They then have an opportunity to respond.”
residents Steve and
Lesley Nadin are
“outraged” by plans
to build a two-storey
Petition over Stirling 24-hour gym
I couldn’t believe that they (the
council) are considering allowing
this in Stirling
– Pomona Road resident Lesley Nadin
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