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Residents love peace and quiet in Coogee
22 May 12 @ 04:12pm by Leesa Smith
Beach Burrito Company’s chef Par Kash, whose business has grown about 30 per cent a year since opening two years ago, said it was imperative to protect the existing businesses.
“It’s already difficult, especially in winter,” he said.
Yasser Alahmad owns two City Mart stores on Arden St and Carr St
“Businesses are struggling now,” he said. “It’s hard to make a profit even in summer.”
Barzura cafe is at the proposed rezoning hot spot and Rodney Sen, the owner for 18 years, said his customers were concerned about the potential impact on the peaceful area.
“They are worried that if rezoned it could create a triangle effect with the Coogee Bay and the Beach Palace,” he said.
“It is incredibly serene here - there is no yahooing or carrying-on.”
He added that any development would make parking a huge concern.
The proposal, in Randwick Council draft LEP, to rezone the residential area between Kurrawa Ave and Beach St to commercial was debated by Randwick Council tonight.
The commercial zoning was voted down by the council will allow restaurants and cafes between the Barzura Restaurant Bar and the Grand Pacific Coogee, both in the existing commercial area of Beach St.
Going into tonight’s meeting Coogee residents said they feared the beachside suburb could become “Kings Cross by the sea” if the foreshore’s southern end was rezoned.
“I just can’t believe that we are getting made the Kings Cross by the sea,” Coogee Precinct’s Del Buchanan said prior to the meeting.
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