Who We Are
SOS Wahroonga brings together all concerned about the 288 unit developments on Fox Valley Rd (adjacent to The SAN Hospital and across the road). There are 500 units/dwellings proposed for the Wahroonga Estate.
Our primary concerns include:
The incongruity of creating a mini-suburb of 500 units/houses setting a precedent for further high-rise development on Fox Valley Road.
The terrible impact this will have on traffic on already congested Fox Valley Road (and also Lucinda, Ada, and the Comenarra Parkway).
The literal ‘boxing in’ of Wahroonga Adventist School established 113 years ago, cutting a projected 800 students off from their only grassed play area, and making them cross a busy access road at recess and lunch. The apartment buildings will remove all possibility for any further school expansion, or a grassed full sized oval for over 800 school children.
The dangerous bushfire risks associated with adding hundreds of additional residents to the Wahroonga Estate who have limited road evacuation routes.
The special provisions given to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 2010 allowing them to over-develop the Wahroonga Estate. This development completely conflicts with the local streetscape and area. They have not considered AT ALL the detrimental effects of this high-rise development on the local Wahroonga community, church congregations, or school community.
The majority of the Board of the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church don't live in Wahroonga, so they don't really care if they destroy our suburb. Because they do not live here!