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While residents could understand the rationale for medium-density housing (i.e. providing an alternative form of housing to accommodate differing housing needs), many had a sense of unease about this occurring in Khandallah and there was limited support on this basis.
People recognised that suburbs do change over time. However, people were concerned about the impact medium-density development would have on existing residential amenity (sunlight, outlook, noise, and physical dominance).
The demand for medium-density housing in Khandallah was questioned, given that population growth has been slow in recent years and the forecast growth remains low.
Concerns were strongly expressed in relation to the lack of prior consultation regarding the decision to engage with the residents of Khandallah after a decision has already been made by Council to investigate medium-density housing in this suburb.
Residents of existing medium-density housing in Khandallah noted that they enjoy their current living environment.
The most accepted locations for medium-density housing are around the Town Centre and along public transport routes. Although some people questioned whether Khandallah residents walk to the local shops and services.
Some residents raised concern about the medium-density area being located close to schools (largely due to traffic/parking concerns).
Khandallah residents made these comments about medium-density housing scale and design:
Residents clearly stated that medium-density housing should not compromise the existing character of Khandallah – high quality design is required:
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