Residents hold talks with Bunnings

RESIDENTS of Pandanus Drive in Cannonvale met with Bunnings Warehouse representatives last week to discuss plans for their streetscape, which they believe has been impacted by the new development.

After months of gathering plans and documents on the development, resident Gaye Donnellan said she was pleased with the outcome of the meeting.

“We're pleased Bunnings have got in talks with us and will now help us,” she said.

“The group of us [residents] feel much happier that this may all end up ok.”

In the past, angry residents expressed their disapproval of the development as they believed they were left in the dark about the impact certain aspects would have on their street.

One element which proved to cause the most concern was the removal of nine Chilean Wine Palms to make way for delivery trucks.

Another was the signage on the building that was set to be marked with the identifiable “big red hammer”.

Ms Donnellan said Bunnings agreed to help with additional landscaping and maintenance of the nature strip while also agreeing to not put a “big red hammer” on the side of the building facing the street.

“That's a plus for us,” Ms Donnellan said.

“We have a good relationship with Bunnings now.

“It's great to see that they're now on our side and working with us.”

After initially being shocked by the development, Ms Donnellan said she was hopeful Bunnings would work with the residents in the future to ensure both parties benefit out of the new development.

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