1038 Anzac Parade Maroubra NSW 2035

Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of boarding house and basement

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 8 months ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Randwick City Council, reference DA/144/2019)

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  1. Jayden D. commented

    I object to the construction of 40 unit boarding house at 1038-1040 Anzac Parade.
    I sincerely urge Randwick Council to refuse this DA Proposal DA/144/2019) on the below grounds:

    1) The proposal is not within the public interest:
    Surrounding areas has been a mix of private homes, duplex developments, apartments and town houses which can best be described as low to medium density. The existing homes all compliment the demographic mix of the precinct – families, single professionals and retirees. The proposed development does not fit this mix or enhance it.

    2) The Maroubra community are AGAINST boarding house style accommodation:
    There are no authorised boarding houses in the proximity of 1038-1040 Anzac Pde. The direct opposite property at 1001 Anzac Pde has been refused DA for 10 boarding room, 2-storey house (let alone 40) for similar reasons and community concerns.

    DA/396/2011
    1001 Anzac Parade MAROUBRA NSW 2035
    Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of a two-storey boarding house with 10 self-contained units, one car park space and associated works (SEPP Affordable Rental Housing)
    Lodged: 31/05/2011 (Refused: 23/08/2011 by Council).

    DA/510/2018
    6 Fenton Avenue MAROUBRA NSW 2035
    Demolition of existing structures and construction of a new 4 storey boarding house comprising 20 boarding rooms, 1 manager's room, 4 car parking spaces and associated site works.
    Lodged: 20/08/2018 (Refused: 13/12/2018 by External Committee)

    3) Excessive noise and affects to neighbouring residents:
    Neighbouring properties are occupied by young family with small kids (mine family being one of them, 2 kids 1yr old and 3yr old), retirees & people working from home. The development is not considered to maintain the desirable attributes of the locality and protect the amenity of the existing residents.
    Long-term construction with associated noise, dust & pollution, earth-moving machines occupying the street and surrounds will have a negative impact on the resident’s quality of living.

    4) Surrounding accommodation comparisons:
    E.g. Adjoining property 1030-1036 Anzac Pde, Maroubra has a land size of 2212m2 with only 20 x 2br split-level town houses, with 20 car parking and 5 visitor parking with 2 car wash bays. Good balance.

    In comparison 1038-1040 Anzac Pde, Maroubra property has a combined land size of ONLY 845m2 (423m2 + 422m2) for a proposed 40 boarding rooms across 3-storeys. This equates to a minimum of 40 adult lodgers (plus onsite caretaker) AND “up to 2 adult lodgers and 1 visitor shall be permitted in the double rooms”!! This is medium to high density living quarters.
     This equates to potential 80+ lodgers, with only 20 car park spots/8 motorcycle spots!!
     There will be excessive noise due to high traffic in and out of the complex and driveway.
     There will be excessive noise from lodgers/extra visitors within open courtyards and communal areas facing surrounding properties.
     There will be privacy issues when the high 3-storey building overlooks adjacent properties courtyards and directly into their balconies and bedroom windows.

    5) Complaints handling:
    The submitted plan of management for complaints handling by the boarding house caretaker is inadequate and is reactive rather than preventative. It does not contain enforceable and realistic management measures to mitigate potential noise impacts on the neighbours.

    6) Existing Crime in the area:
    The precinct already experiences an over representation of anti-social behaviour including violence against persons and property, armed robbery, drug use, public drinking, loitering and littering, loud and aggressive behaviour (especially night time). E.g. Nearby Lexington Place has been riddled with crime, social unrest and social disadvantage for years and this is not an area that would absorb a further influx of up to 80+ persons or more for the proposed 40 short term boarding units.

    7) Kids, traffic and congestion:
    Murray Street to Jersey Street are already very busy streets providing access from Anzac Parade to the Des Renford swimming pool complex (already has street congestion issues), kids scooter park, kids’ playgrounds, sports fields, and cycle track and netball courts situated at Heffron Park. The development of a boarding house in an area frequented by young children and young and elderly people accessing sporting facilities is totally inappropriate.

    There are 2 bus stops, one right in front of 1038-1040 Anzac Pde and one situated in front of the Pizza Hut and Porta’s Liquor outlet on the opposite side of the road. Murray Street parking and Anzac Parade middle section parking is used constantly for customers to these retail outlets and the delivery vehicles, as well as being full of vehicles from surrounding residents. There will be more pressure for car space during clearway times on Anzac Parade, making this area inadequate to cater for an influx of 80+ short term boarder’s vehicles (since there is 20 proposed car spots only).

  2. stephen johnson commented

    Does this proposal comply with the council's LEP? It appears to be the type overdevelopment both parties advocated preventing at the recent state election. Without adequate and efficient public transport these boarding house residents will need to use their car to got to the shops, Doctors, schools.

  3. L.Do commented

    Dear Randwick council, I object to the construction of 40 units boarding house at 1038-1040 Anzac Parade.
    I sincerely urge Randwick Council to refuse this DA Proposal DA/144/2019). It does not suit the demographic in the area. It will also affect the traffic congestion and parking issues around the area. Right now as a mum I find it hard enough to find parking in streets nearby when I take my daughter to the park or swimming lessons near the proposed area where the boarding house will take place. I also worry about the noise and safety issues that this type of development can affect residents nearby and parking issues that will arise.

    Thank you.

  4. George, Joanne commented

    This DA is another indication that developers see South Maroubra as a ‘soft target’ to make a quick buck at residents expense. What sense is there to dump a boarding house (40 rooms no less) to an area of Maroubra that is struggling to cope with existing social issues...which are well known, including council members. If they’re not aware I would encourage them to engage local law enforcement officers ... where they explain the deep seated issues South Maroubra residents face compared to their Northern Maroubra brothers and sisters where these DAs don’t even see the time of day.

    Double standards or do council members view this part of Maroubra as the ‘anything goes’?? Fenton St Maroubra Boarding house was rejected was accepted... it’s a disgrace... fix South Maroubra, don’t make it worse for residents trying to make it a better place.

  5. Samantha B commented

    As a local resident I'm deeply concerned that this boarding house will do nothing to improve the local area. Nor will it improve or even maintain the quality of life for those living near it. It would be a terrible thing for this DA to be approved by Randwick Council.

    As mentioned by other commenters I'm not even sure how allowing up to 81 people to live in such a space can even be considered 'medium density' housing. Surely this is high density and vastly inappropriate for this neighbourhood and the community.

    Although some of the plans for this boarding house meet what are considered to be 'adequate provisions' for a 'boarding house' many elements don't even meet the low standards that boarding houses require in terms of communal space and parking.

    When you consider the local area and strain on resources it's a disaster in the making. Parking is already difficult on this area of Anzac Parade due to the number of cars and the clearway in place. The road is busy and it's often hard and dangerous to get in and out driveways, especially at peak times.

    We can only assume additional cars not provisioned for would then impact the streets around Des Renford leisure centre causing problems the broader Randwick community - not just those living in the immediate area. 20 spaces for up to 81 people with not even one visitor space?!?!!? Not nearly enough. They've not even provided enough to give the on site manager a parking space - so not sure where they think he / she will park? Perhaps on a neighbours road - make it their problem right?

    Noise and antisocial behaviour will 100% impact local residents who are already struggling with this issue. Again ask the local police. The influx of people / comings and goings and general noise will really affect those living around this building, many have young families or just want a quiet place to come home to at the end of the day. The loitering and general issues that come with this type of housing shouldn't be something that needs to add to the area which already has it's issues.

    These types of buildings appeal to transient people, often younger who don't care about Randwick, the community or their neighbours. They're there to live there for a short time before moving on. There's no sense of community, giving back or contributing to the local area. It's sad for those that are trying to make South Maroubra a better place for families and the older generation to have something like this dumped on them to just get on with. I hope the council will think of residents and community, not making money for whoever it is that wants to build this.

    Although the boarding house states that they intend to have 3 month contracts with each tenants we have no idea if this would be followed all the time and who would even monitor this (outside of those who own it). I've seen many student accomodation rent out rooms over summers to backpackers or anyone else on shorter contracts to make money while school's out. At the end of the day this is going to be run as a business to make money for those that own the land and own the rooms. They don't care about who and how.

    The facilities don't allow for this to be a long term affordable housing solution for anyone. How could anyone live for an extended period of time in a space which doesn't have even the basics for cooking (just a microwave and fridge in each room) and no facility for drying clothes. The DA states the back garden could be used to hang clothes (as well as providing a communal space for recreation) but the space just doesn't allow for that, especially for so many people. This one basic example (there are many in this DA which are similar) shows that it's not considering the welfare or basic needs of those who will be staying there. They'd rather put another room in to make more money than provide a well equipped kitchen on adequate laundry room. It just shows that when they designed it what the objective is - to make as much money as possible with no consideration for those who live there or those who live near by. Pack them in - charge the dollars. While the apartments look shiny and new in the DA they barely function as more than a hotel room for those who live there.

    Another major issue with this DA is the blatant lies they've put about the 6 'small' trees on the property which they plan to remove without a second thought. I look at these trees every day from my garden and from my windows. The majority are over two stories high - one at least three stories high and provide a home to many birds and other wildlife in the area. They also contribute to the neighbourhood and suburban feel of South Maroubra and can be viewed from far away adding to the 'urban jungle' the council are aiming to keep. They also massively contribute to the privacy of at 50+ residents taking into account those on all sides of this property and help with acoustics of the area.

    Removal of trees and building this enormous structure will mean that those staying in the boarding house will have direct line of site into not only the gardens of neighbouring properties but also the living rooms and bedrooms of those who already live here. So security, privacy and quality of life all massively impacted for young families and the older residents who have built a home here. It's just terrible. Again another DA lie where they state this has been built with the privacy in mind for existing residents. Some rooms will look directly into people's bedrooms. I'm not sure the architect or developer would like it if someone did this to them or say their privacy has been considered.

    These are just a handful of concerns from myself and the local community. I really hope the council will review this DA and see it for what it is. Ultimately a commercial building, there to make money for those that own it, masquerading as a residential solution in an area under strain but filled with owners who want to make a better future for the area.

    I urge the councillors to object to this DA and allow another development solution in the space that will improve the area and provide affordable housing solutions for those that want to live in South Maroubra long term. Let's build a community, not tear it down.

  6. Vincent Burke commented

    I urge Randwick City Council to refuse the recent DA proposal (DA/144/2019) for a 40 room boarding house on the following grounds:

    Privacy/ outlook
    The 3 storey building will mean that residents of the proposed development can look directly into the surrounding private gardens, living rooms and bedrooms of 1030-1036 and the neighboring residential buildings. This will cause issues around privacy,security, noise, safety, violations of light easements in a neighborhood that already experiences regular incidents of anti social behavior stimulated by alcohol and drug abuse.
    The proposed plan categorizes the existing tress on the site as being 'small'. This is a is a blatant lie, given some of them are 3 stories high and provide privacy and aesthetics which are in keeping with the South Maroubra area.

    Noise/environmental impact on surrounding area
    Construction on this scale will require large machinery, deep excavation which will generate huge amounts of dust & pollution and noise impacting the main demographic of young families/ retirees which reside in this area.

    Parking, traffic and congestion
    The plan to provide 20 spaces to residents of the boarding house vs potentially 80 people requiring parking plus the manager of the 'boarding house' is preposterous and will cause a huge over spill into the surrounding streets and roads. The area currently suffers from a lack of parking spaces due to the neighboring Des Renford leisure Centre. The neighborhood is not adequately prepared for this influx of up to 80 residents given inadequate transport facilities and parking restrictions currently in place.

    Thanks

  7. Paul, Stacey commented

    Why are we seeing developers lodge these boarding house DA’s in an area that already has dense housing? We are struggling with current facilities and social unrest. As a resident for close to 15 years in South Maroubra we simply ask council to explain why they would even contemplate packing in more transient people in such a confined space, and to an area that has more than its fair share of public housing estates. Has Sth Mar behind the dumping ground for developers to make some cash? Council need to step up and protect the residents of South Maroubra who are busting their guts to make this a better place to live. We need HELP..... not be loaded with extra weight on our saddle bag. This has to be rejected, for the sake of better balance in housing stock, and health of residents who are struggling as is.

  8. Jim, Cathy commented

    5 new boarding house rooms is bad enough for an area that has its more than fair share of dense housing....but 40?? These developers are taking residents for a joke. How about the idea that council reject outright any boarding house proposal that sits in dense public housing area? Wife and I having been residents of South Maroubra for over 30 yrs, the place isn’t getting any better.....crime and anti social behaviour our mange concern and cause for stress. These development will make matters only worse. And as highlighted above, it appears this part of Maroubra has become the dumping yard for get rich quick developers who have absolute no regard for long term social health and sustainability of south Maroubra residents. An absolute joke, council have to decline ... just like they did for better off Maroubra residents at 6 Fenton St Maroubra....we not be as rich as those on the other side of Fitzgerald... but we are proud of what we have and work hard each day to make our place a better place to live... This development we set us, and many other residents, back.

  9. Erika H. commented

    This development should be rejected and I echoe all the negative impacts to the South Maroubra area mentioned thus far. I, like many parents in my townhouse and houses nearby enjoy exercising and walking with our prams/strollers with our kids up and down the footpath along Anzac Pde and across to the scooter park, playground and swimming centre. As a working mum of 2 kids, infant and toddler with daily constant dropping off and pickups from daycare, I moved here 5 years ago to start a family and enjoy the surrounding beaches, bays, parks and amenities and shops. The influx of 80+ transient residents who won't consider their place home like my family and others around us, does not fit in with this area...and the community residents that are trying to improve the surburbs image. The extra noise will affect my kids well being and extra foot traffic and congestion is a safety issue for the kids as well. I have an open courtyard where my kids play, and this new dense living, 3 storey boarding house will look straight down into our townhouse, losing our privacy and possibly their saftety. My husband and I have already experienced on multiple occasions random people jumping over our fence (denting it as well) into our courtyard (luckily whilst my kids were inside)...so you could imagine this DA proposal at 1038-1040 Anzac Pde is making me very anxious and worried for my kids and also angry at money making developers not taking family and real community life into consideration. A police record of public nuisance, crime, theft and drug and alcohol offences of this particular area is proof enough. Randwick Council, please reject this DA proposal.

  10. Warren commented

    Can’t blame developers for wanting to make a fair return on their investment but not at the expense of the local community. As highlighted by other concerned residents, there is no value to local residents. This area needs more diverse housing, not more of the same. Council must step in and protect South Maroubra from having any more of these boarding houses approved. As rightly highlighted previously, Sth Mar can’t continue to be the dumping ground for property developers seeking to make quick returns, and burden the local community, residents , law enforcement authorities with long term issues in the process. This should be a no brainer, council should reject outright.

  11. Martha and Tom E. commented

    Agree 100% with the above comments. S Maroubra already has its disproportionate number of public housing dwellings for the area, why must the community accept further increases in boarding houses? Where’s the variety in housing stock? Why aren’t we doing more to help families, new home owners enter the Maroubra market? This DA is madness, local community is struggling as is, don’t make our lives worse by saying ‘yes’.

  12. Ray G commented

    No more backpacker lodges for South Maroubra. This community has enough problems to deal with.

  13. David M commented

    This proposed development does not align with the low/medium property density in the area. The concerns regarding crime, antisocial behaviour, privacy, parking and congestion issues raised in other comments are mirrored with me too.
    It is a blatant short term profit play by developers, with no thought or consideration given to long term local residents. It would also set a dangerous precedent for more developments like these to occur, if approved.

    Any council who approves this development would not have their constituents best interests at heart, which would not play well for them in future elections.
    Please reject this proposal for the good of the area and local community.

  14. jeanette northall commented

    I was really upset to receive the DA proposal DA/144/2019 in regards to a 40 bed Boarding house plus manager accommodation for 1038 - 1040 Anzac parade. It just seems totally out of keeping with the area. I live next door to this block and as an elderly retiree am really concerned about having up to 80 people living the other side of the fence. Surely this is hotel size and should not even be considered for this block. The increase in noise, lack of privacy with the block looking into my courtyard are an issue but from a security point of view it is a nightmare.

    I agree with all the other comments so will not repeat them. We are all just so concerned about what will happen to the area if this goes ahead. Please do not let this happen to this area.

  15. Theo Klonaris commented

    I have lived in the Maroubra area my whole life and I am frankly disappointed by yet another over development proposal in the area. I object to the proposal of DA proposal DA/144/2019.

    In essence the developer is proposing a dwelling of mainly studios to house 80 people with car parking for 20 people on a major road with a clearway enforced on weekdays. I suppose the Anzac Pde median strip across the road will simply become a dumping ground for parking cars. One only has to look at the surrounding area to see the detrimental effect of high density dwellings, such as Chester Ave and the increasingly lack of street parking available.

    The South Maroubra area has disproportionately suffered from anti social behaviour which has only marginally improved in the last decade. The local shops of Lexington place which were long ago abandoned to become a ghost town are testament to that!

    The community wants long term residents that are invested in improving the area and the lives of the people in it, not a transient population that is simply passing through.

  16. John Charmers commented

    Council’s recent decision making is cause for great concern. For example, 9-11 Lexington Place had a recent DA approved for approx 20 rooms, on a plot of land no more than 400sqm, and in the heart of an area than has seen so much social unrest.

    South Maroubra doesn’t stand a chance if council continue and approve DA’s that do absolutely nothing for the local residents, who are simply left behind picking up the pieces.

    Every happy and thriving community needs balance.... piling on and approving more dense housing DA‘s, in a part of Maroubra that already has its fair share, makes absolute no sense.

    If council can decline 6 Fenton Ave boarding house DA for our well to do Maroubra neighbours, then council could do rate payers south of Fitzgerald Ave a favour (and space to breathe ) by declining this absurd proposal.

  17. Danielle F commented

    I strongly object to the proposed DA proposal DA/144/2019 for a 40 bed Boarding house plus manager accommodation at 1038 - 1040 Anzac Parade.

    All the reasons noted in the previous comments speak volumes about the impact of this development on the community, and I support them all and urge Randwick council to reject this development.

  18. Natalie Small commented

    I object to the construction of 40 unit boarding house at 1038-1040 Anzac Parade.
    I sincerely urge Randwick Council to refuse this DA Proposal DA/144/2019) on the below grounds:

    That is not in keeping with anything in the immediate area. We have no boarding houses and is all residential living. Everything is also at 2 levels only not 3. With the 3rd level there will be no privacy at the complex 1030 to 1036 Anzac Pde. Are the rooms going to be soundproofed ?

    The noise level at night with definitely carry toward our building, which the caretaker may or may not be able to contain. With the 3 month leases it could be holiday makers that decide to take up residency. So it is party time every night.

    I am unsure if you realise that we have a Porta’s Liquor outlet just across the road from 1030 Anzac Parade, so we already have a lot of noise at night from the drinkers that loiter around the area and in the middle of the street.

    The parking around 1038 Anzac Parade is already tight, even with the parking in the middle of the street. When it is summer parking is very tight around the area because of the park and swimming pool just around the corner from Anzac Parade. At night people park their to visit Pizza Hut and the bottle shop.

    Getting in and out of the driveway is already risky in peak hours, without the extra traffic that 80 cars create.

    We already have public housing on the other side of the complex (1028 anzac Pde) which has a whole other set of problems for us. So to have loud noises on both sides lot the complex is unreasonable.

  19. Kathy Cross commented

    As a long term nearby resident of 1038-1040 Anzac pde I strongly object to this application. Since we have moved here over 27 years ago we have seen many changes to the area, mostly involving overdevelopment of a quiet suburb into a mini metropolis without adequate infrastructure to cope with the ever increasing traffic flow along Anzac Pde. As it is the main thoroughfare into town, it can take up to 3-4 minutes just to cross the road to get to the only off street parking available to residents (after clearway signs were posted overnight). The proposed addition of 40 to 80 extra cars/bikes travellers with only 20 parking spots is a recipe for further congestion and safety issue such as simply crossing the road to try and catch the full buses.
    The area is already densely populated with low income housing commission units with unfortunately high levels of crime and anti social behaviour. We fear that adding 40-80 short term/?backpackers residents could increase these statistics and put long term ratepayers at risk.
    We fully support the other concerns expressed in previous comments and hope Randwick council can see reason and reject the DA/144/2019.

  20. Gordon Yung commented

    I urge Randwick City Council to refuse the recent DA proposal (DA/144/2019) for a 40 room boarding house on the following grounds:

    Privacy & Antisocial behavior
    I live next to this block. The 3 story building will mean that residents of the proposed development can look directly into our courtyard , living room, bedrooms and the neighboring residential buildings. This will cause privacy and security issue. As a parent, my child always play in the garden. I am afraid that the anti social behavior in new boarding house may cause bad influence and danger to our children in this area. Because we have already experiences regular incidents of anti social behavior stimulated by alcohol and drug abuse from neighborhood .

    Environmental issue
    Construction of this site will create a large amount of dust, air pollution and noise around the neighborhood. This will cause irreversible serious health issues to young children and elderly who are living in this area. In addition, the deep excavation may affect our building structure such as our building's wall and basement car park.

    Parking and Traffic issue
    80+ new people will making the street parking around 1038 Anzac parade even worse. A lot of people cannot find parking around here already because customers of pizza hut , liquid shop and swimming pool. Getting in and out of the driveway and the intersection in front of the 1038 Anzac parade is already risky in peak hours, without the extra traffic that 80 cars create.

    Randwick council can see reason and reject the DA/144/2019

  21. jeanette northall commented

    I was really upset to receive the DA proposal DA/144/2019 in regards to a 40 bed Boarding house plus manager accommodation for 1038 - 1040 Anzac parade. It just seems totally out of keeping with the area. I live next door to this block and as an elderly retiree am really concerned about having up to 80 people living the other side of the fence. Surely this is hotel size and should not even be considered for this block. The increase in noise, lack of privacy with the block looking into my courtyard are an issue but from a security point of view it is a nightmare.

    I agree with all the other comments so will not repeat them. We are all just so concerned about what will happen to the area if this goes ahead. Please do not let this happen to this area.

  22. Michael Cianci commented

    I am a concerned on the proposal to construct a 40 room boarding house at 1038 Anzac Parade and quiet shocked that Randwick Council would entertain such a proposal.

    This new development would bring an increase to the traffic in the area and impact on available parking spaces which is already struggling to cope. Has this consideration been taking into account as we have 30 parking spot in our complex of 20 townhouses and the new boarding house has a allowance of 20 spots for 40 rooms..Restricted parking on Anzac Parade which meaning Muarry Street and adjoining street will suffer keeping in mind Des Redfern leisure centre has it own issues with parking..

    This development is not in the interest of the area we live in and could be looked upon as a commercial type residence. Most of the people will be short term and don’t have any invested interest in the property and therefore the people it shall attract will not add any value.

    I’m concerned with the people this development will attract as they will be more than likely young single men and likely backpackers which will add to the noise, violence and possible crime..

    As this structure is over 50 years old it is more than likely going to expose asbestos in the demolition of the structure..How is this going to be managed?

    South Maroubra is a target for these ridicous proposals and the more these development get pushed through the more stress it puts on our infrustures..Eastgardens has just added thousands of units and now these things are popping up everywhere. These developments only line the pockets of developers and Randwick Council at our expense..

    With all the housing commission surrounding this area and the type of people it attracts this would only add more fuel for the fire..I would suggest Maroubra Police Station to move up a lot closer as they will be spending most of their time up here..

    Outraged!! this development must not go ahead and I hope the Council come to their senses and see this before it is too late..

  23. Andrew Zhao commented

    Dear Randwick Council,
    I object to the construction of the 40 unit boarding house at 1038-1040 Anzac Parade.

    The development will have no value add to our community and surrounding residents. We have already experienced an increase in traffic from the recent apartment developments and we do not need to further extend this type of high density housing.

    The introduction of short term renters at a boarding house would introduce concerns for surrounding residents. Concerns include noise pollution, increase traffic, increase crime.

    The only party to benefit from this development are the developers and their bank accounts. Please consider the surrounding residents before going forward with this application.

    Andrew

  24. Marcel and Jaqueline commented

    My family which includes our dog, absolutely and strongly object to the proposed DA proposal DA/144/2019 for a 40 bed Boarding house plus manager accommodation at 1038 - 1040 Anzac Parade, for up to 81 people and 20 car spaces.

    Our concerns match all the strong, realistic and social etc... reasons noted in all of the previous comments speaks volumes about the impact of this development on our community, and we support them all and urge Randwick council to reject this development immediately.

    Lastly, I can imagine that these so-called boarding house accommodations will be tiny and suffocating for the intended tenants, which does not bode well for a happy, social or comfortable place to live, long or short term.

    Randwick Council PLEASE reject this insane development in our home suburb South Maroubra.

  25. Hanh Hoang commented

    I object to the construction of the 40 unit boarding house at 1038-1040 Anzac Parade.

    I have concerns for the quality, securities and the capacity of infrastructure available to the existing residents in the neighbourhood. There is a mix of ageing population and families with small children in this areas whose daily routines will be heavily impacted by the demolition, the construction and the ongoing activities of this boarding house once in operation.

    Maroubra should not position itself as an area of mass population growth with these types of development. It needs to be a location where people wish to live with quality and order of security.

  26. Oliver Scarponi commented

    Please Randwick council, do not allow this to happen, I strongly refuse this development DA Proposal DA/144/2019) to go ahead and I object to the construction of 40 units boarding house at 1038-1040 Anzac Parade, I live only meters from this site and as I father of two young girls ( 8yo & 4yo) I am concern for the social and infrastructure impact this will bring. We are already experiencing antisocial behaviour from early hours of the evening, crime and loud arguments from neighbours. Please stop this development ! I want to feel safe in my street. it will be too many additional cars and potentially temporarily residents who won't appreciate the sense of community we want to achieve here. thank you for your consideration.

  27. Joseph Budnik commented

    I object to the construction of 40 unit boarding house at 1038-1040 Anzac Parade. 
    I sincerely urge Randwick Council to refuse this DA Proposal DA/144/2019) on the below grounds:

    1) The proposal is not within the public or community interest: 
    Surrounding areas has been a mix of private homes, duplex developments, apartments and town houses which can best be described as low to medium density. The existing homes all compliment the demographic mix of the precinct – families, single professionals and retirees. The proposed development does not fit this mix or enhance it and will be detrimental to the area.

    2) The Maroubra community are AGAINST boarding house style accommodation: 
    There are no authorised boarding houses in the proximity of 1038-1040 Anzac Pde. The direct opposite property at 1001 Anzac Pde has been refused DA for 10 boarding room, 2-storey house (let alone 40) for similar reasons and community concerns.
    Regards.
    Joseph Budnik

  28. Lyudmila Chausova commented

    Please do not overpopulate Randwick/Maroubra area. This suburbs are so unique and extremely family orientated. Let's keep the same spirit for other generations.

  29. Adele Marshall commented

    I am not happy about this proposal boarding house going up next door.

    It is not within the charter of the local area which are either one or two storey's only. There is nothing within this block that is 3 level's, so why should this be approved ?

    As the outside living area within this boarding house is next door to us, the noises will definitely be travelling towards us. So this will impact our quiet harmony that we are now living in. As transients they will not care how much noise they make day or night.

    I will also be sadden to see the big trees going on 1038 Anzac parade, with only shrubs taking their place. As I am not permitted to take down the 20foot trees that borders my courtyard so why are these people exempt ?

    I would like to know the following:-
    1 - Is anything in this building going to be soundproof ?
    2 - What social impact study has been done (as we already have housing commission on the otherside to us) which is also very noisy at night. The police are often called there because of this.
    3 - No trees should be removed, as you do not permit this for me
    4 - Will there be permitted restrictive time that people can be outside at night?

    Thank you

  30. Jayden D. commented

    This DA for boarding house accommodation with short-term residents contribute to the 'backpacker' style boarders and fuel the noisy/alcohol/drug-fueled 'undesirables' stigma Maroubra residents so desperately wants to avoid or remove.
    I want to qualify all the above comments concerning safety and increase in crime in concentrated mainly in Maroubra within Randwick, are government statistics from the 'Incidents of crime recorded by the NSW Police Force by Local Government Area'. This is a disturbing upward trend in various crimes that Randwick Council needs to take seriously and make active decisions to curb and reduce.....ie My young family with 2 small kids needs to feel safe, please don't add fuel to the fire and REJECT this DA proposal.

    Facts and figures do not lie. Particularly worrying is the increase of 'Possession and/or use of other drugs Up 26.7% and Transport regulatory offence Up 41.8% is particular relevant now with more congestion and over development in Maroubra.

    Local Government Area Offence type "5 year trend and average annual percent change (Jan 2014-Dec 2018)"
    Randwick Non-domestic violence related assault Up 10.8%
    Randwick Sexual assault Up 8.4%
    Randwick Indecent assault, act of indecency and other sexual offences Up 10.7%
    Randwick Intimidation, stalking and harassment Up 14.6%
    Randwick Steal from retail store Up 10.0%
    Randwick Possession and/or use of cocaine Up 12.0%
    Randwick Possession and/or use of amphetamines Up 13.1%
    Randwick Possession and/or use of other drugs Up 26.7%
    Randwick Other drug offences Up 16.0%
    Randwick Prohibited and regulated weapons offences Up 14.6%
    Randwick Liquor offences Up 7.8%
    Randwick Breach Apprehended Violence Order Up 8.5%
    Randwick Breach bail conditions Up 8.4%
    Randwick Transport regulatory offences Up 41.8%

    'Source: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.'

  31. Cameron R commented

    DA/144/2019 must be rejected.

    Maroubra and South Maroubra already have too many social issues stemming from the heavy concentration of public housing dwellings.

    This community has been struggling to deal with these issues for years now. Approving this boarding house DA will not only add extra weight to residents and community groups, but it will also encourage prospective developers to lodge further boarding house DA’s. 9-11

    Lexington Place should have never been approved! As if that area of Maroubra needs more cramped housing dwellings??? Just madness.

    PLEASE stop making the same mistakes. NO MORE BOARDING HOUSES.PLEASE.

  32. Jason, Rachael W commented

    We’ve been part of this community for over 15 yrs and not enough has been done to improve the lives of those that are residing in public housing, but also those living in private residential dwellings.

    As highlighted above, Maroubra can’t be the ‘play thing’, the dumping ground for developers....DA’s that plan to shove human beings in tight confined boarding spaces in an area that is struggling to keep its head above water, is simply not fair on anybody .... only stakeholders who stand to benefit will be the investors themselves.

    Let’s see a better mix of housing options. This community needs help to address the social issues which seem to be getting worse, as already highlighted above. Council has already approved too many of these DA’s, approving the 9-11 Lexington Boarding House DA still troubles our family and friends. That is the last thing that nearby community needed. So unfair on them, particularly for the residents who plan to be there long term.

    DA/144/2019 must be declined for the sake and mental health of our residences and long term sustainability of the area. Let’s attract more families, more aspirational individuals who will be invested in the area long term...and will help make this place a better place to LIVE!

  33. Kasia P commented

    I object to the construction of 40 unit boarding house at 1038-1040 Anzac Parade.

  34. Susan Leslie commented

    This application should be rejected. It will impact the immediate area with traffic, parking, noise, overcrowding and likely increased social problems. A boarding house of this size is not appropriate for the area. It is much too large, with inadequate parking, privacy and noise provisions. Consideration for the current residents should be put ahead of the profits of developers.

  35. Caoimhe Mulhall commented

    I object to the construction of 40 unit boarding house at 1038-1040 Anzac Parade. The reasons listed above are all valid - this will exacerbate social issues and is not appropriate for the area
    Council have a duty to serve the residents of the area and this proposal is absolutely not in the best interests of the vast majority in the community

  36. Linda LIN commented

    I object to the construction of 40 unit boarding house at 1038-1040 Anzac Parade.
    I sincerely urge Randwick Council to refuse this DA Proposal DA/144/2019) on the below grounds:

    1) The proposal is not within the public interest:
    Surrounding areas has been a mix of private homes, duplex developments, apartments and town houses which can best be described as low to medium density. The existing homes all compliment the demographic mix of the precinct – families, single professionals and retirees. The proposed development does not fit this mix or enhance it.

    2) The Maroubra community are AGAINST boarding house style accommodation:
    There are no authorised boarding houses in the proximity of 1038-1040 Anzac Pde. The direct opposite property at 1001 Anzac Pde has been refused DA for 10 boarding room, 2-storey house (let alone 40) for similar reasons and community concerns.

  37. David J commented

    I strongly object to the construction of a 3 storey 40 unit boarding house at 1038-1040 Anzac Parade and sincerely urge Randwick Council to refuse this DA Proposal DA/144/2019).

  38. Diana Mousina commented

    Dear Randwick Council, I object to the construction of 40 units boarding house at 1038-1040 Anzac Parade.
    This will create excessive congestion in an already dense area, increased noise and safety issues as well for families.

  39. Lisa Schwanz commented

    I urge Randwick City Council to refuse the recent DA proposal (DA/144/2019) for a 40 room boarding house on the same grounds listed in the other excellent comments below. The increased noise, traffic, and congestion will be so large that it will change the local community entirely. Moving onto and across Anzac Parade by car or on foot is already very difficult and dangerous near Murray street; this development would create a completely unworkable intersection for local residents and Randwick Community members accessing Des Renford and Heffron Park. The loss of privacy and trees to neighbors is inordinate. A 40-room boarding house for even 40 residents (much less 80) is not medium density, and the anticipated temporary nature of the residents makes it clear that the property will be more like a hotel (business) than a residence. This type of development does not belong in a neighborhood that is filled with long-term residents who have sought the area for its community-feel. Approval of this application would make it clear to local residents that the Council does not value families and long-term, professional residents in South Maroubra.

  40. Jason commented

    I object to the proposed development (DA/144/2019). The capacity of 80 persons is grossly disproportionate to the capacity of the surrounds to absorb it. We live in a block nearby that is medium density. The proposed property would have much higher density (2.5 fold higher), and provides vastly too little parking for those people (by at least two fold - one car space per two residents should be absolute minimum).

    Transport in this area is already stretched. The bus stop on the west side of Anzac pde on Murray St is quite regularly bypassed by full buses in the morning. High density housing will exacerbate the existing shortcomings in transportation. In particular, developments with grossly insufficient parking will put more pressure on surrounding streets.

  41. Sarah commented

    We object to this application! A boarding house especially of this size is not appropriate for this area. It will impact the immediate area with traffic, parking, noise, overcrowding and likely increased social problems. The people of this community should be out first before developers and this type of construction.

  42. Simon Hill commented

    I urge Randwick City Council to refuse the recent DA proposal (DA/144/2019) for a 40 room boarding house on the following grounds:

    This development is completely out of character with existing neighbouring properties which consist of long term residing families and retirees.

    A 40 bedroom boarding house with capacity for more than 80+ short term non-local transient adults does NOT belong in this area. Petty crime and serious crime are a big concern for residents with families or older residents.

    South Maroubra has enough antisocial behaviour and we trying to make our neighbourhood safe and enjoyable to live in for ourselves and for future generations.

    The fact that security officers ride and follow buses from the junction onwards is indication enough that the council needs to be encouraging appropriate development of older housing stock.

    This area of Maroubra is also rich in trees and birdlife that is a joy to live near. Losing six large trees will be detrimental to the local environment.

  43. Deb commented

    You may like to discuss this at the Maroubra Precinct meeting this Mon 29th April at 7pm Maroubra Surf Club

  44. Tanya & Andrew commented

    Thank you for the short notice, Deb. Hoping we can leave early and make it tonight... if not, please refer to concerns raised above by our fellow residents.

  45. Herdis L. commented

    I strongly object to the proposal DA/144/2019 for a 40 bed Boarding house plus manager accommodation at 1038 - 1040 Anzac Parade.

    I concur with the concern already expressed by my neighbours in Maroubra/South Maroubra. The council has already approved boarding houses for 3 Chester Ave., 5 Astoria Circuit and 9-11 Lexington Ave. - all situated in an area heavily occupied with Council housing!

    I believe that the mixture of a very large proportion of Council Housing and Boarding Houses does not support a continued medium density area and will distort the social fabric even further. The council should promote a sustainable mix of professionals, families and older people and not lean towards transient, social support dependant occupiers.

    In addition - transport in this area is heavily stretched and I have no idea what the council is doing to enhance the transport options leading up to the completion of the light rail which does not stretch down to this area! The bus stops on the west side of Anzac Pde from Beauchamp Street onwards are often bypassed by full buses in the morning and in addition the council cannot be bothered attending to concerns raised that there are no pedestrian crossings from the East side to the West side - people running for their lives between streams of cars to reach the bus!

    Parking is another issue - the demands for new developments should include at least 1 parking space per 1 studio/1 bedroom flat and 2 car spaces for 2 bedrooms.

    Council must reject this proposal in the interest of the future of Maroubra.

  46. Jayden Do commented

    Thanks for the heads up Deb.
    My neighbour and I attended and tabled our collective objections and concerns at the Maroubra Precinct @Maroubra Surf Club last night which was well run, informative and a great community forum. Our views and concerns above-mentioned have been received by council and with evidence of our formal independent town planner commissioned report being submitted as well, will hopefully support our cause to stop this development.

    It was mentioned to us last night and should also be highlighted here to Randwick Council that the Maroubra Community facebook page organised a poll for the community to vote FOR Or AGAINST DA of 1038-1040 Anzac Parade Maroubra. Of the 351 votes: 65% were AGAINST and 35% were FOR. So the dtastics and facts show the majority of Maroubra Community residents are totally against this type of this boarding house developments in these already heavily congested areas of Maroubra.

    https://www.facebook.com/630646280409005/posts/1338407672966192/

  47. Tanya & Andrew commented

    Facebook Poll is interesting but it shouldn’t influence how council approach this and future boarding house DAs.

    It shouldn’t be a popularity contest.

    Instead, council should simply weigh up the costs vs benefits of approving boarding house DAs to the community.

    Most, if not all, of the concerns posted above should provide council more than adequate justification to decline this DA.

    Common sense should decline this DA and future Boarding House DA’s as South Maroubra and Maroubra have enough social issues to deal with, as clearly outlined by fellow residents.

  48. Yolana Pataki commented

    I disagree with your first point.
    As an ederly retiree, I'm looking to move and purchase a home in Maroubra or Randwick area to settle down near my daughters young family. I definitely value and will take into consideration community comments and feedback on all potential areas before I eventually decide which location is more liveable for me.

    The Maroubra Community Facebook poll has been created by concerned local residents (just like other community pages) and the polling results of people against this particular boarding house DA are a direct reflection of the wider Maroubra community 'sentiments' so it definitely has its merits. It's based on actual voting numbers (just like elections), not emotive comments and should not be viewed as a popularity contest. In addition, to all the above-mentioned factual based comments, direct submissions, Council SHOULD definitely be influenced by these poll figures in its decisions to allow or reject more boarding house DA's in this Maroubra precinct.

    I agree with the cost vs benefits rationale and social issues raised, extra traffic and congestion impacts etc. I definitely do not want to purchase and live nearby high density and heavily congested housing stock of which Maroubra has seems to have it's fair share already.

  49. Tanya and Andrew commented

    That’s a fair point you made, Yolanda.

    Just as an aside, how did the Boarding House DA at 5 Astoria Circuit Maroubra win council approval?

    This madness has to stop. Council neglecting residents who are trying their best at making Maroubra a better place to live.

  50. John P commented

    This article will explain why so many boarding house DAs are happening. Sorry, “new gen” boarding houses..
    https://www.therealestateconversation.com.au/blog/john-gilmovich/what-are-new-generation-boarding-house-developments/john-gilmovich-real-property

  51. Tanya and Andrew commented

    We understand the case for ‘new gen’ housing options but building these boarding houses in communities with already a heavy concentration of affordable/public housing is simply madness.

    Let’s support DA’s that help give Maroubra a fighting chance to improve. Boarding Houses like this is just out of control.

  52. Laura commented

    Dear Sir Madam,

    I would like to express my strong objection to the proposed development of a 40 bed boarding house at 1038 - 1040 Anzac Pde Maroubra.

    This proposal does not fit with the demographic of the area and surrounding dwellings.
    I have grave concerns for other families like our household who originally moved to Maroubra seeing the positive changes that have been made to the safety of the area in the way of redevelopment of private homes, apartments and townhouses.

    All of the residents I have spoken to in my building, and friends and family who live in the area are also strongly opposed to this proposed development. Honestly it was a shock to even hear that this proposal was being considered given the DA refusal of the 10 boarding house directly opposite at 1001 Anzac Pde.

    Traffic outside on Anzac Pde is already too busy and this proposed development will only add to the congestion and lack of parking. I am also concerned about the type of person/people that this boarding house may attract, as safety for my family is of upmost importance.

    I urge you to please reject this proposed development, and to openly listen to what other residents in the area are also saying.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

  53. Dan Henderson commented

    I object to the construction of 40 unit boarding house at 1038-1040 Anzac Parade.

    I firmly believe this will impact leasing and resale of neighboring properties.

  54. suzanne mckay commented

    This is a real shame. The area has a disproportionate amount of affordable housing and a history of social issues. Just as the balance was starting to be restored this comes along. This, in all fairness and respect to all members of the local community, should be rejected by Randwick Council.
    The proposed development would be nothing short of an overcrowded mess.
    There is a stretch of the Southern end of Anzac Parade where there are lovely private dwellings that are well maintained and welcoming. Amidst that here is government housing beside, alongside, across the road and down the street. How about a bit of equity and balance!
    Stop targeting South Maroubra with short term, transient and low income housing (which will probably be exploited to the further advantage of the developer).

  55. Gillian Fillmann commented

    I strongly object to the proposal for the 40 unit boarding house @ 1038-1040 ANZAC Parade
    This will create more congestion with extra cars coming and going on an already extremely busy main road.
    This will most definitely de value existing properties at a time when the housing market is already showing signs of lower prices.

  56. Jasna commented

    Dear Sir/ Madam,
    I would like to express my strong objection to the proposed development of a 40 bedroom boarding house at 1038 - 1040 Anzac Pde Maroubra. I believe that affordable housing should be distributed/scattered across a very broad area rather than in concentrated pockets, this just creates ghettos.
    Please learn from mistakes of the past.

  57. M Robinson commented

    Dear Sir Madam,

    I am writing to express my strong objection to the proposal for 40 bed boarding house at 1038-1040 Anzac Pde Maroubra (DA/144/2019).

    Hearing of this proposal was a shock given the DA refusal of the boarding house at 1001 Anzac Pde.

    This scale of this development is at odds with existing neighbouring properties. The demographic of the residents is at odds with the existing neighbours, who are long term residents of families and retirees.

    A 40 bedroom boarding house with capacity for 80+ short term transient adults does not belong here. Crime, noise and general disturbances are a big concern for residents with families or older residents. Already my property has suffered vandalism on multiple locations, and we witness antisocial behaviour in our immediate vicinity. I have serious concerns about the type of people that this boarding house may attract, as I have young children myself.

    Without exception, all the locals I have spoken to are strongly opposed to this proposal.

    I urge you to please reject this proposed development.

    Thank you.

  58. J Pearce commented

    Thank you Council for even considering this proposal. You’ve just ruined my return from holidays. This DA is a farce.

  59. Julie B commented

    Boarding House Developers are at it again, this time at 41 Robey Street Maroubra.

    Residents who are concerned about an unhealthy concentration of cheap housing developments must speak out against such plans.

    This area has enough issues to deal with, Maroubra over the years has done more than its fair share to accomodate affordable housing stock.... but enough is now enough.

    This place can’t cope with more ‘affordable housing’ dwellings..... resident are struggling. This, and other DA’s like 1048 Anzac, 41 Robey.... must be consigned to the dust bin.

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