A mixed reaction to debate about multi-storey height restrictions

Great Lakes residents and visitors have given a mix of Facebook comments to the Great Lakes Advocate story, Is the Forster-Tuncurry skyline about to change?, published on-line yesterday afternoon, October 9.

A increase in height limits maybe okay away from the foreshore area but that is not spot for 12 storeys, David Harris posted, while Essie McDonald said:  No way do we need a 12 storey ruining our lovely sky line. 

“I am not opposed to the site being developed, just the proposal to exceed existing height limits,” Bryan Meaker said.

You will end up like Sydney units everywhere and choked roads, Debbie McMillan said.

For those of us who actually live here the skyline is changing all the time. As long as traffic and parking have been seriously thought about it is just one of several multi storey buildings either being built or in the planning stage, Jan Peasnell wrote.

“Well you can't see a view with nothing there, so what's the difference, Let Forster out of the dark ages,” Robyn Mansbridge Gale posted.

Marc Degnan said he didn’t care about the height.

“I care about parking and effects on traffic.”

Kym Davies Maunder: “If this is the site next to the trampolines  – we all whinged when the decaying units were there –  now whinging over improvements to our town. I say full steam ahead.”

“Go for it. About time they built there. Go 15 for all I care,” James Turner said.

The issue will be debated this morning from 10am at council’s Forster chambers.