Join the Submission Against the Tattoo Parlour at 31 Cobham Ave

Once again we have developers using the courts, to push an ill-placed Tattoo Parlour in quiet Cobham Avenue Melrose Park. This is the third time the applicant is seeking approval.

Please add your name below to my submission to the Land and Environment Court against the proposal. The matter, LS2019/22 – Tattoo Parlour at Melrose Park is set down for hearing on Monday 20th July 2020. 

Let's not forget that this was recommended for refusal by Council Staff, and also refused by the Ryde Planning Panel. Unsurprisingly, under the State Government's planning laws, developers always get another chance.

Your added name will help bolster my submission to be delivered to the court. Please share widely.



Dear Commissioner,

Application for Tattoo Parlour – 31 Cobham Ave Melrose Park

The application for a tattoo parlour at the above site is incompatible with the intent of the zoning in place.

The subject site is zoned B1 Neighbourhood Centre. The intent of the neighbourhood centre zoning is to provide a range of small-scale retail business and community uses that serve the needs to the people who live within the immediate surrounding neighbourhood as well as to encourage employment opportunities in accessible locations.

A Tattoo Parlour is contrary to the intent of the zoning. A tattoo parlour does not serve the needs of the people in the surrounding low density residential zoning. Uses such as corner shops, bakeries, butchers, chemist or accountants would be more appropriate as these uses provide a direct and ongoing service to the community.

A use such as a tattoo parlour, would be more appropriate in the nearby West Ryde town centre only a few kilometres away.

There is strong community opposition to this proposal. During the notification period, Council received 55 submissions. 49 of these objected to the development. The number of submissions opposing the development is representative of the tattoo parlour being an inappropriate use in this zoning and locality.

Due to the nature of the business, this proposed development is likely to attract clientele from a much broader area than the immediate locality and most clientele are likely to drive to the premises. While the development provides for two parking spaces, this will not cater for any clientele parking.  This will result in demand for on street parking.

In summary, this application should be refused. It is inconsistent with the zone objectives and is contrary to the public interest.


Yours faithfully

Jerome Laxale 

3rd July 2020

Who's signing

Luke Campbell
Brooke Gannon
Hugo Waibel
Trent Kennedy
Alana Oconnor
Jimmy queally
Kathleen O'Connor
Robert King
Andreas Schindler
Anthony Bennett
Tracie O’Sullivan
Tammy Nair
Allison Murphy
Tanya F
Kendall Smith
Olivia Cullen
Catherine Parks
lisa schindler
Anthony Davis
Danielle Davis
Pamela Smith
Pauline Stone
Belinda Grava
Carol Lenehan
Richard Latham
Emily Owen
Rebecca Clapham
Katrina Chase
Merv Jones
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  • Brett M
    followed this page 2020-07-10 12:34:01 +1000
  • Luke Campbell
    signed 2020-07-10 11:50:31 +1000
  • Brooke Gannon
    signed via 2020-07-10 11:45:28 +1000
  • Hugo Waibel
    signed via 2020-07-10 10:45:28 +1000
    This is absolute madness to have a Tattoo Parlour into this quiet neighbourhood.
  • Trent Kennedy
    signed via 2020-07-10 10:43:44 +1000
  • Alana Oconnor
    signed via 2020-07-10 09:04:45 +1000
  • Jimmy queally
    signed via 2020-07-10 09:00:21 +1000
  • Kathleen O'Connor
    signed via 2020-07-10 08:27:41 +1000
    Absolutely no way is this appropriate. I SAY NO TO A TATTOO PARLOUR in this quiet residential area!
  • Robert King
    signed 2020-07-10 07:32:37 +1000
  • Andreas Schindler
    signed via 2020-07-09 22:50:51 +1000
  • Anthony Bennett
    signed 2020-07-09 22:36:26 +1000
  • Tracie O’Sullivan
    signed 2020-07-09 21:44:45 +1000
    I am horrified and extremely angry that the council would even consider allowing a business like this in a quiet residential area. There is a huge number of children and families that walk, run and bike ride past this location. The weekend sports also sees numerous children travel past that location.
  • Tammy Nair
    signed via 2020-07-09 21:27:23 +1000
  • Allison Murphy
    signed 2020-07-09 21:02:51 +1000
  • Tanya F
    signed 2020-07-09 21:01:09 +1000
  • Kendall Smith
    signed 2020-07-09 20:57:03 +1000
  • Olivia Cullen
    signed 2020-07-09 20:53:21 +1000
  • Catherine Parks
    signed 2020-07-09 20:35:16 +1000
  • lisa schindler
    signed 2020-07-09 19:39:16 +1000
  • Anthony Davis
    signed 2020-07-09 19:32:38 +1000
  • Danielle Davis
    signed 2020-07-09 19:03:03 +1000
  • Pamela Smith
    signed 2020-07-09 18:34:57 +1000
    No one in Melrose Park wants this. The council, both sides of the political fence on Council and the residents. It does not fit within current zoning. It should be rejected and any costs incurred by Council reimbursed by applicant.
  • Pauline Stone
    signed via 2020-07-09 18:29:45 +1000
  • Belinda Grava
    signed via 2020-07-09 17:45:17 +1000
    I can’t see any benefits a commercial venture like this would bring to this family orientated suburb.
  • Carol Lenehan
    signed 2020-07-09 17:08:26 +1000
  • Richard Latham
    signed 2020-07-09 16:58:19 +1000
  • Emily Owen
    signed 2020-07-09 16:56:15 +1000
    I agree with all stated, this is not suitable for our area !
  • Rebecca Clapham
    signed 2020-07-09 16:43:58 +1000
  • Katrina Chase
    signed 2020-07-09 16:43:16 +1000
    Please do not approve this tattoo parlour. This is a residential area & so close to the primary school that my son attends. We walk past this area twice a day & this is not the area for such a business.
  • Merv Jones
    signed 2020-07-09 16:24:51 +1000
    Isn’t " No " a clear statement ? What part of " No " don’t they understand ? Merv Jones