122 Herring Rd Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Approval is sought for a Concept Development Application for the development of the Morling College site comprising building envelopes, basement car parking (537 spaces) and road infrastructure/public domain layout. The application proposes for a mixed use commercial, retail and residential development across two development precincts recognised as 'Site A' and ‘Site B'. Site A includes the provision of two mixed-used envelopes inclusive of two 14 storey residential building forms above a varied 3 to 5 storey activated mixed use podium to Herring Road extending to the rear of 1 Saunders close. Site B includes the provision of three 14 storey residential building envelopes along the south western boundary of the site. The development also includes the provision of a single storey multi-purpose hall and potential future expansion above the Morling College MALC building currently under construction. SNPP & Integrated development - NSW Office of Water.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 3 months ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: City of Ryde, reference LDA2019/0264)

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  1. Fatih Gurcaglar commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I wish to object to the proposal. The location is surrounded with high rises and needs open spaces which Morling College is providing as is. The height of this proposed development is too high and will cause high density which is already more than Herring road can hold.

    The size of this proposed development requires an extension to the Herring Road I believe. There will be an increase in traffic incidents if this development is allowed. The roads will not cope especially Herring Road, Sounders close and proposed road in the project. As a resident, I am having issues to enter the Herring Road in rush hours due to traffic density.

    The location needs open spaces, green parks, green playground area for children instead of high rises. The only chance to have a short walk around the area is walking from the kerb of Herring Road only. There is no dog park as well. I would like to give you Zetland as an example. There are high rises but surrounded by libraries, children playgrounds and dog parks as well.

    In my opinion, there should be a regulation to control the gaps between residential high rises to keep the city look like a cement wall which this development will cause.

    Regards

  2. Hoonah Jang commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly disagree with the proposal and I request your reconsideration on this application for 122 Herring Rd with the Health Issue of the residents in this area.

    I and my family have been living in Saunders Close since 2014 and we are suffering from headaches and coughing caused by so much noises and sever pollutions from too many constructions every single days and nights.
    Every early morning, we wake up with construction noises and we cannot keep open the window during daytime due to so much pollution and noises even though it is beautiful sunshine day.
    We are very concerned about our health which can be caused by too many construction and I believe it is already too busy with high-rise buildings and we need more green field rather than more buildings for the residents’ welfare.
    Furthermore I wish our place to be known as a good place to live in, not a place where our health can
    be threatened by.

  3. John commented

    Over populated in this area already. I oppose the proposal as a current resident on herring road

  4. Cindy Chen commented

    I am strongly not agree with this proposal due to a few problems it will have. One is the distance between Toga building and the future proposal building is too close. It will have no privacy and too crowd with big traffic when residents driving back. Second is too noisy without any considerations about how to build more green space for the surrounding residents. We know about it will be a master plan. But we want the master plan with the considerations about more playing ground for kids growing up, more green park for people life.
    You must care about people first in Australia when you want to develop here!
    Thanks,
    Cindy

  5. Mei Low commented

    Macquarie Park is already over-crowding with too many high rise apartments and the congestion in Herring Road, Epping Road, Waterloo Road, Talavera Road and over-crowding in our only proper shopping centre - Macquarie Central.

    As of today, we already have 10 major developments around the same area in Macquarie Park under construction, it is hard to imagine any more new developments of High Rise Building. These upcoming ones in under construction are already an issue as they are already adding to our congestion and over-cramming in our suburb.

    As City of Ryde Council, we need you to help us maintain and keep all the greenery left on Herring Road and around Morling College and the surroundings. Not to mention we need your help to address the traffic congestion and lack of parks, shops as our only Macquarie Central shopping centre is now overcrowded.

    We need widening of roads, ease of congestion, providing amenities including more schools, clinics, greenery parks, childcare, clinics, playground to the neighborhood of Herring Road. This proposal is adding to woes of living in our popular street of Herring Road.

    Below are our summary of the main points of objection.

    1. Close Proximity with the Proposed Morling College Layout – Currently with Mascot Building issues which have a high probability cause was due to the construction of the nearby Buildings. We have huge concerns that Site B is only 12 m away from us. It is too close to our Building. These 3 building construction in Site B are too close for our comfort; and when during construction, they might affect our Building. Not to mention the construction dust directly blowing into our homes.


    2. Town Cramming and Overcrowding in Macquarie Park and in particular Herring Road – This reduces our quality of life.

    3. Congestion in an already overcrowded road in Herring Road, Waterloo Road and Epping Road and the surroundings.

    4. Overshadow/ Loss of Light as the proposed Building blocks the sunlight on to 120 Herring Road. Site B of 14 Storeys is too tall and too close to 120 Building. We would want these Building further away from 120 Building and the new proposed development must not be taller than 8 storeys.

    5. Sharp Wind Sound– with the strong winds, the wind is already creating howling sound through the buildings. With this new proposed Building, this will create a louder huge howling sound from the wind going through in between the Building.

    6. Loss of Privacy and overlooking into our 120 Herring Road apartments.
    Site B is like next to 120 north west facing apartments. It is too close and
    is affecting our privacy.

    7. Devalue of 120 Herring Road Property due to overcrowding, loss of sunlight, lack of privacy and overdeveloped in Macquarie Park.

    8. Increase in Traffic Generation, especially the turnabout in/out of 120 Herring Road. As it is today, it is already an issue getting out of 120 with the heavy traffic, with these new proposed 500+ apartments, it will only cause more traffic issues in the tiny roundabout. The planned road is not going to solve the problems with mix/retail, childcare and residents, especially during peak hours. We have huge concerns over this planning.

    9. Increase in traffic in already congested roads of Herring Road, Epping Road and Waterloo Road. This adds to the woes of traffic issues.

    10. Loss of Greenery and Trees

    11. Loss of View from the residents in 120 Herring Road facing the Macquarie Shopping Centre and greenery in the North West

    12. Extreme Dense and closeness in apartments in Macquarie Park that make Macquarie Park loses its original flavour of a greenery park with homes and colleges.

    13. Construction Noise and Dust from this proposed construction.

    We would request City of Ryde to re-consider the application as both sites have to be further away from 120 Building and the Building should not be taller than 8 storeys high with a park in between 120 and Site B.

  6. Judy Liu commented

    Personally I disagree with this new DA proposal due to the intensity of large population in this area, it is a good concept to develop Macquarie park but it is lack of concern of the current residents, no room for kids to play, no fresh air to breath and no enough greens and park for our pets, council should concern more about the quality of residents lives then focus on the money .

  7. Lucas commented

    Hi Sir/Madam,

    I strongly disagree with this proposal as it is significantly impact the daily life for people who is living in and will living the new building.
    1. 14 storey building which is over the heights and impact the sunlight access to existing units and also will impact the new building as well
    2. 2 storey building too close to existing building 120 Herring Rd and 1 Saunders close. Which bring out privacy issues.
    3. A new town design is required. As currently master plan have got a proper consideration:
    a. Why a only 2 hours sunlight access design can be accepted?
    b. Why French window facing to other people’s window directly?
    c. Why create a view blockage for a 24 storey tower have you take it into consideration ?
    d. Who will reimburse Owner’s evaluation loss!
    e. As the issue mention above which also impact the resident who will living in the new building
    Suggestion:
    A proper town plan should consider as a long term development target rather than current financial benefit only, please consider people ‘s life in this area. Creating new shopping centre, increase cars space, which is good, it bring the convenience to community. But please limit the building in a lower level and also with reasonable distance without privacy being affected.

  8. Sandy commented

    Dear Madam/Sir

    I would like to bring your attention to the recent proposal of development of 122 Herring road MQ, which would badly affect residents of 120 herring road as well as Saunders close. Below are main points I would like you city of Ryde to consider :

    - As you should be aware of Mascot building issue, which has high possibility cause that they are too close to nearby buildings. We have major concern that site B from the proposal that is too close to 120 herring northwest side.
    - Loss of privacy, if the proposal goes ahead, people from site A or B would overlook into 120 herring road, there will be no privacy at all for us as residents of 120 herring road. I would not wish to have blinds down all day long.
    - It has already overcrowded on herring road, Epping road, and waterloo road . As of today, there are lots of constructions in place around this area. We have already had a massive neighbour " MQ village" , traffics conditions are getting worse and worse already. Think of 122 herring road create further hundreds of residents and cars, cannot imagine how bad our life quality would turn into. Please, please , seriously city of Ryde council need to reconsider this proposal and replan more efficiently and consider our living quality and consider for our kids as well.
    - Loss of sunshine. The proposal would cause very serious problem for the residents of 120 herring road, we don't want to have only 2 hours of sunshine everyday and live in the darkness for the rest of the day. This is unacceptable.
    - Loss of View from the residents in 120 Herring Road facing the Macquarie Shopping Centre and greenery in the North West
    - Construction Noise and Dust from this proposed construction. We don't wish that we need to bear the noises everyday, as we already have enough due to heavy traffics on herring road and constructions nearby.

    We would request City of Ryde to re-consider the application as both sites have to be further away from 120 Herring road building and consider in the better way for residents of your community.

    Thanks.

  9. Rosa Yau commented

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I objected to the proposed development of 122 Herring Road which would seriously affect the residents of 120 Herring Road, Saunders Close and Moolten Avenue in all aspects.

    I dont want to mention about traffic congestion, pollution, loss of sunshine, construction noise as I believe many people already showed their comments. I just want to ask what is the principal roles of a Council. The Council is to manage its area at the local level, making decisions on behalf of the local community about local services, providing a healthy and better lifestyle for the residents of the community, not only fulfilling the wishes of the developer. I wish Ryde Council still keeping this promise and please dont upset the residents already lived in Macquarie Park for quite a number of years.

  10. Monique Crane commented

    I strongly object with the proposal and I request your reconsideration on this application for 122 Herring Road.

    This proposal is outrageous and should be reconsidered. Overpopulation in the area too much construction SO CLOSE to 120 building MAY NOT BE SAFE!!

    Our building is 24 floors high, building so close is not okay! And should be avoided. THE COUNCIL NEEDS TO CREATE SPACE BETWEEN THE BUILDINGS!

    The DENSITY is not safe! More cars, roads and people in a small space is NOT okay. There are many children in the 120 building the volume of cars proposed is not safe. Macquarie Park is a large leafy neighbourhood and our home.

    The current proposal allows us only 2 hours of sunlight per day. We don’t need to live in buildings that have LESS THAN 2HRS OF SUNLIGHT A DAY. Just because it is legal doesn't make it right!

    THE CURRENT PLAN IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH!! Wind draft, noise, lights round the clock, less than 2 hours of sunlight is NOT OKAY!! WE NEED to change the plan!

    We brought our place to make it our family home. We brought an apartment where my toddler can see the horizon to improve his vision. With 122 building we will be 24 meters from another tower with no ability to view the horizon.

    How long will it take for the council to value the lives of the citizens over profiteering developers.

    Please stop this.

  11. Alex Golshani commented

    Dear sir or madam,

    I still really find it very hard to believe that the council could even think about approving such a destructive plan. Macquarie Uni area is an already overcrowded suburb with more than 10 new construction sites in progress as we speak. I'm not sure if any of the council members have ever been to Macquarie Centre on a weekend or not? People already fighting over groceries! Herring road is extremely congested every day and it's almost impossible to get your car out during rush hour. Building FIVE high rises in such a dense area is not what residents need. We need more green space, a park, an oval and a safe suburb to raise our kids in, not a jungle of concrete.

    Soon, the NBH project in North Ryde is going to be finished, and guess where all those new 5000 families are going to go for shopping on weekends? Considering all the new constructions in progress, and thousands of people who will be added to the population in the future, thanks to the Ivanhoe project, do you really think it would be possible to breath in Macquarie area in a few months time? With such narrow roads, and a useless public transport which literally crashes for 24 hours because of a single mechanical incident in the morning, what do you think is going to happen to overcrowded suburbs such as Macquarie Park?

    Those buildings will be literally built in just a few meters distance from my apartment. I don't want to live with all the blinds shut day and night, because council has zero consideration for people's privacy. Besides, the Mascot building case is still open in the court. You cannot build five high rises in such a dense area without affecting others.

    Besides, thanks to approving Toga's buildings without forcing them to build a proper enclosed garbage disposal area, Saunders close has literally been turned into a big garbage collection zone. The moment you walk into the street, all you can see is an army of huge red and yellow bins lining up from beginning of the street, all the way to the end. They are always there, giving the residents a disgusting stream of smelly air every single moment! Adding those new buildings to the Council's money producing fleet, will turn this area to a massive smelly garbage bin!

    I strongly disagree with the proposed plan as I'm extremely concerned about the wellbeing of my family and myself.

  12. Jialin Peng commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I live in 120 herring road. I strongly wish to object to this proposal! If anyone of decison makers coud come here in person to have a look what the real environment is and where the proposal plans to do, he or she will absolutely dosn't consider this proposal is a good idea!

    1. Density, Density, Density! only 10-12m between buildings, Herring Road is not city, not CBD, not office buildings area. No residential buildings should be designed like this proposal, so crazy! Even in China, they are not doing like this now!

    2. Safety, Safety, Safety! Don't forget Opal tower, Moscot and others. Too close tall buildings construction will absolutely bring huge risks. If any those kind of disaster things happen, can any officers stand up to take the responsibility? Safetyis not only about the construction risks, but also the kids safety. No playground, no dog area, nothing!

    3. sunlight, strong wind, traffic conjection, polution, these things have been brought up here enough.

    4. I highly understand the develpment is as important but I just hope this ridiculous proposal gets amends to make this area more prosperous, more environment friendly. I believe every single resident in Herring road community doesn't like this proposal.

    5. Some folks in Council consider zero of the people in community, making more money is only thing they care about. But I still believe there must be some good folks in Council who really care about the people and will to help Ryde becoming better. Nevertheless, I and my family will do our best to stand with all residents in this community to get this proposal becoming reasonable!

  13. Jingjing Zhang commented

    Dear Ryde Council,

    I live in this community, just read the posts here, I can't agree more! Please, Ryde Council officers, come and go around here, hear what the people are says, talking with us. I don't reckon any officers would think this proposal is a right one to consider!

    Safety
    Traffic
    Noise
    Density
    Construction risk
    cement forrest
    ...

    I strongly object this crazy proposal!

  14. Taotao Luo commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I write in connection with the DA application of 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park. I have closely examined the plans and I know the site quite well. I strongly object to the development of these buildings in this location.

    My objection to the current plan is raised because the current plan proses a major construction with only 6-12 meters next to an existing 24-floor building!

    As residents of 120 Herring road, we cannot be assured that this level of construction will not impact the fundamental existing high rise and narrow building structure! The buildings are too close together! We do not wish our home become the 2nd MASCOT TOWER!

    Whilst engineers and town planners can provide reassurance on paper, as we’ve seen repeated in the past year, the reality of construction may be very different. This means substantial risk to the existing building and its’ residents!

    Additionally, we can not ignore the highly potential risk in the building process itself. There have been a couple of reports about crane collapses in Sydney, and we cannot prevent or be certain that this may not happen on this site, as there is a proposed 14-floor building between an existing 13-floor building and an existing 24-floor building.

    We request that the plans are modified, and the construction will be moved further apart from the current buildings for safety reasons! The plan can be moved, and the area reallocated!

    We also note that the newly proposed road plan consists of only a no through road, which means Herring Road is the only exit for hundreds of cars and thousands of residents. The evacuation will be a major issue in the future as well as just morning rush hours. Just look at Saunders Cl, which is always overcrowded with cars, even in the weekend.

    We request that the plan consider the existing, and the existing large, and new community be considered in this plan! Please space the buildings apart! Every meter counts! For risk! For sunlight! For wind draft! For not being boxed in! Please plan for more space, even if the amount of construction needs to reduce!

    We are here for better life, not being forced to leave one day and struggle finding a couch to stay like the residents in MASCOT.

    Yours faithfully,

    Taotao Luo

  15. Leon commented

    Dear Your Honor,

    Being a new apartment owner at 120 Herring Road, it has been both disappointing and appalling to receive the proposal for extended developments of 122 Herring by Morling College. Three proposed buildings side by side of northwest, 14 story and only 10 meters away from our current apartment. Herring Road is already overpopulated with extreme concerns of traffic congestions. We can not afford to make it worse. It is appalling for the council or planner to approve building development only 10 meters distance to our existing building at 120 Herring Road! As owners at 120 we were seeking quality of life as we moved in around April 2019 to this brand new beautiful building. Now with this new proposal we are absolutely dissatisfied. We seek your understanding and support to review, reconsider, limit the proposed work for Morling college developments.

    Regards

  16. I-van Leong commented

    Dear Council,
    The DA shows 11 options and their preferred option. As residents at 120 Herring Road, the new development will affect our quality of life. May we respectfully request that an enhancement of option 5 be considered to at least move the adjacent new buildings to ours just a little further away? Given the recent cases of Mascot where construction too close to current buildings can cause damage to the integrity of our building, this should show cause of concern as we may be forced to move out if there is structural damage. By requesting that the applicant move the new buildings away (hence construction) it will greatly limit the damage to our building. This will at least provide a little compromise in that they will get what they want, the council and we can at least get a little more relief resulting in a win-win for all.

    Yours Sincerely,

  17. Lynn commented

    Dear Council,

    As as part of Macquarie Park community, I strong disagree with the Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College Application.

    When I received the letter, as a resident at 120 Herring Rd, I felt shocked, disaoopinted and frustrated.

    With 10 constrauction sites going on at Macquarie Park area, this place is already over laoded with people and trafic. Every morning, the trafic has caused so much trouble on the road, all car drivers and buse drivers are all suffering. As the heart of North West area, this place deserves to be a better place for people to live and work.

    With the new DA, all I can see is more green space has been taken away, more people's viw at 120 Herring Rd have been taken away, residents can only see next door buidling when they are at home. We dont want to live in steel jungle!

    Also the close distance also worries us so much. Not only to mention the noise and dust and horrible wind effect that the construction will cause, the close distance make we worry that we will end up a second Opal tower. It is sad the no one is taking responsibility for residents who are sufferring from Opal towel, and it is also sad for us that we see the risk of it and we do nothing about it!

    With all my reseprct, we as residents, will be more than happy to so our community become more and more beautiful and livable. But with above DA, all I can see is worry. We dont need more high rise buildings to block our sight, sunlight and casue security concerns.

    It will be much appreciated our voice can be heard as we are the ones who live on site and bear with any conquences. This is our home and we have nowhere to escape to if anythings go wrong.

    Thanks

  18. Adrian commented

    Dear Council,
    I strongly want to put my disagreement into this destructive construction plan which hardly I can say there is any plan behind this decision except another beneficial construction for building developer companies.
    In such over crowded areas with no good transport infrastructure - extremely jammed narrow roads and always delayed public transport, building a single 1 floor house is a wrong decision, while we already have more than 10 sites under construction.
    After all, because it is easy to say that none of the decision makers had suffered from visiting this site by themselves, I should mention that already there is no privacy in this area's building as the gap between them are so nothing. And it is not just a matter of privacy because it is extremely dangerous for our health to have all those construction noises and pollution, literally in our balcony. And any defects in our children health is the council's responsibility.
    At the end, I want to believe that our mental and physical health means something to the council and all these negative feedbacks may be considered in your decisions.

    Thanks

  19. Eyal Karin commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I wish to object to the proposal. Specifically, I’d like to note that the current proposal has several and critical design problems, that could be resolved with better town planning!

    The current plan proses major construction with only 6-12 meters next to an existing 24-floor building! As residents currently living in a high rise (120 Herring road), we cannot be assured that this level of Construction will not impact the fundamental existing infrastructure that is high and narrow already (Both 120 Herring Road -23 floors, and 1 Saunders Close, 12 floors)! The buildings are too close and the proposal requests that there are at least two built around the fundamentals of each building!

    Whilst engineers and town planners can provide reassurance on paper, as we’ve seen repeated in the past year, the reality of construction may be very different. This means substantial risk to the existing community!

    We request that the plans are modified, and the construction will be moved further apart from the current buildings for safety reasons! The plan can be moved, and the spaces reallocated!

    We also note that the proposed close proximity of the building would mean very low exposure to sunlight (currently proposed around two hours of sunlight), limited green spaces, bedrooms that face each other with little distance, and the likelihood of wind drafts. Sunlight, wind drafts, and privacy can all be better resolved with more space between the buildings and better planning. These faults will heavily impact a large community, and the other infrastructure benefits are in no way an added benefit to the community when the plan jeopardises basic living standards! Our community in 120 herring road, and 1 Saunders close objects to living in small, dark and cramped spaces because of design faults!

    We request that the plans be modified to move the buildings apart! For risk! For sunlight! For avoiding wind draft! For not being boxed in! We implore you to feedback to counsel stakeholders that plan moves the buildings apart to facilitate for more space, even if the amount of construction needs to reduce!

    Thank you, and kind regards,

  20. I-van commented

    Dear Ryde Council
    In the DA application it seems that an independent traffic consultant wasn't engaged in assessing the increase in traffic and its impacts including the new development at Ivanhoe Place. The report said that the roundabout can accommodate future increased traffic even at peak times. Imagine the gridlock that will result and impact to the other residential and shoppers to Macquarie Center. Please examine this application very closely if there was sufficient consultation with residents directly impacted.

    Regards

  21. Jane commented

    Dear Madam/Sir

    I am writing here to express my disappointment re recent notification of proposal of 122 Herring Road. We just moved to this suburb not long ago for better quality of life, now this new proposal extremely let us down, i believe above-mentioned issues express what i really want to say.

    Hereby we hope city of Ryde can consider for their residents and providing better environment for our kids by reconsider the proposal.

    Thanks.

    Jane

  22. Shawn commented

    Dear Council,

    As a resident of 120 Herring road community, I strongly disagree with the 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College Application. The following reasons are given:
    1. We cannot be assured that construction this close will not impact our current building fundamentals and safety, please take MASCOT TOWER at Sydney Olympic Park as an example.
    2. It is over crowded in current area, adding buildings only 10-12m away is not a good idea. This place is supposed to be lived in with privacy and comfort, not high density.
    3. Less sunlight and green area.
    4. Traffic and noise. I believe to build buildings such close to the community will cause a lot of noise and traffic issues, which already happened as mentioned by other residents above, so please do not make it worse.

    Regards,

  23. Jamie commented

    Good day,

    As a resident of 120 Herring road community, I strongly disagree with the 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College Application. Our standard of living will be greatly affected by this construction because our unit is directly facing the proposed site. The construction will impact our health, privacy, and safety. We would greatly appreciate it if you could prioritise the health and safety of the residents. The buildings proposed will only be around 6-12 meters away from the apartments currently located on Saunders Close. Kindly take into consideration the amount of air and noise pollution the construction will bring to the residents in close proximity to the construction site.

  24. Ryan commented

    Dear Council,

    I am a resident of the 120 Herring Road Community. I live in one of the residential buildings that would be closest to and most affected by the proposed development by Morling College. In particular, the construction of the proposed five 14+ storey buildings would have huge effects on the people living around the site. I would like to express my concern regarding the proposed development, as I believe that it would greatly impact our quality of life.

    1. Safety - There is always a risk of danger to the health and safety of nearby people whenever construction projects are involved, particularly high-rise projects. With the recent developments in Sydney, I hope that you appreciate the worries about our safety.

    2. Health - The development would also greatly impact our health, primarily due to increased pollution, dust, and other contaminants. The construction would definitely bring huge amounts of dust into the homes and lungs around the development site. This would definitely cause health problems for people living in the area.

    3. Noise - There would also be worse noise pollution in the already quite noisy area. With heavy traffic and several construction projects ongoing, any additional activity would only exacerbate the problem.

    4. Quality of life - Nobody wants to live in a place without sunlight. Nobody wants to wake up and see nothing but glass and concrete. Nobody wants to be surrounded and boxed in with no privacy. If the development pushes through in its current state, there is a very real risk that this will become a new reality for some of the residents in Herring Road.

    I trust that the Council will do their due diligence and really examine and understand the proposed development and the potential negative effects on the lives of the people currently already residing in the area. I hope that the Council will prioritise keeping the area a great place to live.

  25. Howard Chien commented

    I strongly disagree with this proposed development plan from Morning College (Development application number LDA2019/0264. As a resident at 120 Herring road, I am extremely frustrated with this approved development plan. I want to express several points to Councils at the City of Ryde.

    It will be overcrowded with such a narrow road after 122 Herring road construction has finished. As a resident at 120 Herring road, this will affect our quality of life. With only leaving 15 meters away to build another 3 apartments behind us at 120 Herring road, will be extremely lack of privacy.

    Under the development application number LDA2019/0264, morning college has provided a masterplan to propose to upgrade the roundabout at Ivanhoe Place to signalize traffic lights. This will create a traffic jam after turning right from Epping road, as there are only a little more than 100 meters away from Ivanhoe Place and exiting from 120 Herring road. Especially during peak hours in the morning and afternoon sessions from commuters traveling back home. Therefore I strongly ask the council to look into this proposal from Morning College.

    Under the current proposal with new construction is within 15 meters North-West away from 120 herring road, I am very concerned that those new apartments may be too close to us. After so many newspapers reported the Mascot Tower has to be evacuated after the facade and structure began dangerously deteriorating, I am so worried that we will be going down that track too. I am deeply asking Councils from the City of Ryde need to reconsider the building plans from the North-West construction building which was proposed by Morning College.

    From development application number LDA2019/0264, it has suggested there are less than 2 hours of sunlight after constructing 3 towers with 14 stories on each building. This is extremely lack of natural light coming towards the westerly facing side of 120 Herring road.

  26. Tony Z commented

    Objection to Application LDA 2019/9264, 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113 – Morling College Application

    We are one of the owners in 120 Herring Road Macquark Park. We just moved in this new building a few months ago. Compare with the living environment in 29 years ago. We feel it is more worst now. The major reasons for this objection:

    · Traffic:

    Before to approve this application, may I ask:

    Heavy traffic jam as usual now on Herring Road, Epping Road and Waterloo Road, plus,

    1) Opposite Herring Road: New government project –“ Ivanhoe Project “ has approved to build approx 2,000 new apartments within next five years. Hundreds and thousands of car spaces will park in these buildings.
    2) There is only one roundabout for both sides of residential cars in and out.

    So, traffic safety issue need to review.

    · Trees and landscaping:

    1) The size of landscaping decreased in the past ten years in the area? For example, more than 15 trees have been cut off and only two left in the middle of Herring Road. Number of new buildings up, number is size of green land is going down.

    2) The above application: to build seven buildings, size of green land in here absolute is going to reduce.


    · Loss of view over another private land:

    This application for Seven buildings with 14- storey high. We believe 14-storey are too high to block both sides of the existing building views and also it will be very close to our building.

    · Many other issues need to be considered, such as ten of dozens of old buildings will be rebuilt in this area. It has been approved by council in ten years ago. This means it will increase over 20,000 to 30,000 new residents will living in Macquarie Park. Public facilities are nearly overload.


    Regards
    Tony Z

  27. Michael Chavet commented

    I object to the proposed development at 122 Herring Road. I am a resident at 1 Saunders Close which is directly adjacent to the site.

    This development will heavily impact my family's lives through all the noise, vibrations, dust and potential structural damage that will affect us during construction.

    Apart from the construction impacts, the finished product will devalue the character of Macquarie Park. The proposal includes 5 x 14 storey residential buildings which will result in over 1200 new residents in this area of Macquarie Park. Of course this has to be considered in conjunction with the several other nearby high rise apartment buildings being constructed or finalised on Herring Road.

    The northwest metro is already at full capacity during peak hours at the moment and cramming 1200 more people on to the trains will affect the entire region.

    Macquarie shopping centre is also extremely overcrowded, even at non-peak times. The additional population will merely add to this unpleasant overcrowding.

    This development will also heavily impact the amount of sunlight and privacy we currently have in our residence with five high rise buildings in close proximity, and will unfairly devalue properties for all the owners.

    Furthermore, this development is inexplicably being proposed by Morling College, a Christian College. As a strong Christian myself, I believe that there is a much better use of $240M by the College than an over-development money making exercise that will ruin the existing community. Even the extravagance of the Hillsong Church adds amenity their local area and doesn't go down the path of over-development and overpopulation for the sake of pure financial gain. I would understand if Morling College wanted to build a new hall, new classrooms, new gardens, some small new cafes etc. to provide a healthy investment while bringing new amenity for the local community. This would be mutually beneficial for the community and for Morling College. However introducing 5 x 14 storey residential buildings in an already overdeveloped area is truly a horrendous proposal, and will surely go down the unstable path of Mascot and Olympic Park developments.

    If this development is allowed to pass through by Council, it will lead to very bad press and very bad political outcomes for the local Labor government. We will be forced to vote for political parties that seek to reduce overpopulation and over-development.

  28. Angela K commented

    I strongly oppose the DA for the development of the Morling College site. As a local resident and home owner for over 20 years, I support good developments, but a high-density proposal like this is completely inconsiderate and inappropriate. It is unwanted!

    As an owner of the beautiful 120 Herring I am distressed. The choice of this apartment was with the promise of an unobstructed view on the quiet side however 4 months after the settlement, all 11 south western boundary options at Site B of 3*multi-story residential are proposed to be positioned directly across of us. I am genuinely concerned about my family’s long-term health and well-being, lack of privacy, overshadowing & overlooking, inadequate sunlight, and the list goes on.

    It’s also hugely DISAPPOINTING to see Morling College, a CHRISTIAN College going to the greedy direction over excessive property developments and profit maximisation, clearly at the expense of the local community!!!

    The proposal cannot be considered in isolation...Herring Road is already enough congested as it is, parking at Macquarie Centre is horrendous, the entire area is overcrowded! If this development goes ahead plus all the other planned sites going up in the area, the road system and public transport will not sustain a further influx of residents, it would be a total disaster waiting to happen!!!

    As many of the residents in the area are young families, the preservation of green space is crucial to quality of life. We don’t need over-development but a park or a public library, we need more open space to ensure road safety and to support emergency services access.

    City of Ryde please listen to us, don’t let us down. Please please reconsider the application and make fair decisions for the community!

  29. Dee commented

    I strongly DISAGREE the proposed development!!!

    1. No Privacy
    2. The building are too close and we don't want to on the Top news.
    3. We are already suffering over-development!
    4. Please consider the residents in Saunders Close. We want a life.
    5. We are already overcrowded-please come and see the "Saunders Close", it only leave a circle for the car entries. All are high-rise building surrounded and no green...

    City of Ryde please listen to us, don’t let us down. Please reconsider the application and make fair decisions for the community!

  30. Peter commented

    Hi Sir/Madam,

    I strongly disagree with the above proposal to make the community around Saunders close and 120 Herring Road too crowded.

    1. The proposed 14 storeys height building is only 5 – 12 meters distance from 1 Saunders Close. This is one of the fundamental reasons that all our family members object the proposal.

    We don't want our existing homes (Saunders Close & 120 Herring Road) to be the next Opal Tower, neither the ones that council approves to build (122 Herring Road).

    What happens if there is a heavy fire on certain levels of the high rise building (at the back of 1 Saunders Close)? Is 5-12 meters distance enough for the emergency service? Please check the below video as an example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsgPoV-tksM and respond to our community whether the Ryde council and Morling College (a CHRISTIAN College) will be responsible in the future if such disaster happens once the above proposal being approved?

    There is no privacy for the residents when the proposed buildings are only 5-12 meters away.

    2. Traffic congestion is another issue and Macquarie park is already overcrowded.

    Do you think that Saunders Close and 120 Herring Road can handle the traffic (inc parkings) when another 5 major residential buildings will be developed plus other Morling College buildings that are under construction at the moment?

    Do you think it will be safe for our neighbors, especially the kids to grow up and play around??

    I think we need sufficient distance between buildings, widening of roads, additional sidewalks and bicycle lane within the community to relieve the traffic from Herring Road, we need more greenery parks, playgrounds, open recreational court or public library.

    I support the view that Macquarie park can be future developed into a more modern area, however, we also need to learn the lessons (consequences on high density, pollution, noise, traffic congestion, poor quality of life) from other major cities in the world as Sydney only has limited years’ experience in building the high-rise apartments.

  31. Jia Zhao commented

    Dear sir/ madam,

    I strongly object the construction which is going to commence on the address 120 Herring Road Macquarie Park.

    The new construction will have a big negative impact on the existing buildings of both sides. Base on the proposal, there will be an unreasonable ( which may comply with the regulation) distance to the buildings of Saunders close, especially 1 Saunders close. The foundation of the buildings are not capable to bear the impulse when the new construction starts to build. And the light will be blocked to the room of southern aspects of 1 Saunders close. The 2 light hours is unacceptable in australia. At last and it is the most important issue is congestion, you will be aware of it if you drive through the herring road and Epping road at peak hour in the morning and afternoon. Thousands of cars are jammed because the capacity of the roads were not designed for the volume of the new buildings. It is too crowd already.

    In sum, I disagree with the proposal, we need more space, more light, more delightful living area.

    Regards
    Jia

  32. Shaun commented

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I disagree with the proposed development of 122 Herring Road and I worry about the wildlife in this area. Please pay attention to the rainbow lorikeets and cockatoo living around here. I like bird watching and I realise their flying route is from Talavera Road, Herring Road, between Waterloo Road and Lachlan Road and the tree area around Morling College. I particularly worry about the lorrikeets as they cannot fly very long distance, they need to rest in between before they continue. If the proposed development really happen, I am sure most of the greens will disappear and our birds will not have enough space for them to survive. We need more greens, space and sunlight for all living creatures.

  33. Charalampos Perperoudis commented

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I disagree with the the proposed development of 122 Herring Road. Does the area has enough primary and secondary schools for the new residents? Is the Hospital and health care facilities enough? Ryde Hospital is an old, small facility that cannot cover the needs of a growing populations. Is the fire station well equipped if fire happens on high rise building, policies and safety issues? We need more community services if population increases, not just putting people there and leave them in a bad condition.

  34. Matthew K commented

    As someone who lives on Saunders Close - a development that came from the sale of part of the existing college's land - I see no issue with the new development.

    We are not living in a low or medium density residential area - Macquarie Park is one of the most highly connected suburbs in Sydney with easy access to the motorway, frequent buses and the recently reopened metro.

    You cannot move into a high rise and complain that more high rises or similar are being built around you - as most seem to be.

  35. Anderson B commented

    Hi Sir/Madam,

    I think the proposal needs to be further designed to minimise the impacts on the existing communities (Saunders Close & 120Herring Road).

    I am ok with the similar high rise that will be built in this area as long as they wont be next Opal Tower or make the existing buildings to be the next due to the construction undertake within 6-12 meters.

    High Density is a siginifant issue we need to address here not high rise apartments.

    We need privacy, sunlight, greenery park, playground, sports facilities.

  36. Robin Z commented

    Hi Sir/Madam,

    As an owner of 120 Herring Rd Building, I am strongly OPPOSED to Application LDA 2019/9264, 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113 – Morling College Application.

    I believe any sustainable development of a community should take account into life condition of all existing and future residents, rather than only focus on short-term financial benefits. The proposed 14 stories height building is too close to existing two buildings on Herring Rd (120 Herring Rd & Saunders Close), I think no one wanna someone else looking at his-her face when he/she get up every morning. This is definitely not accepted, this is about privacy.

    Then, the foundation of the buildings are not capable to bear the impulse when the new construction starts to build. I think Opal Tower and Mascot building crack are the best example. Furthermore, construction noise and dust from this proposed construction. We don't wish that we need to bear the noises everyday, as we already have enough due to heavy traffics on herring road and constructions nearby.

    Thirdly, Macquaire Uni - Macquarie Park has become a congested area, the most thing this area, community needs is infrastructure, rather than more buildings and bring more people in. High-density of buildings in appearance will not create any value for this community, the most important this is environment, environment, environment.

    I hope our city of council will consider benefits of local residents, and reconsider the above DA Application.

  37. Crystal N commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    As a resident of 120 herring rd, I wish the Ryde council reconsider this Development Application, and I strongly object to this DA for the following reason.

    1. I have huge concerns that Site B is only 12 meter away from our building, which is to close to our building. I am very worried that their construction will affect the foundation of our building. Please consider the safety of current residents, and please take Opal Tower and Mascot building crack as an example.

    2. Privacy problem. The proposed 122( 14 storey residential building) is too close to existing two buildings on Herring Rd (120 Herring Rd & Saunders Close). It is unacceptable, this will violate the privacy of our residents.

    3. less sunlight. I think that since it is a residential building, the distance between buildings should be calculated to ensure the lighting time of all residents' home. If there is a 14-storey building 12 meters away from the northeast of our building, it will definitely make our building without sunshine, which will negatively impact on the physical and mental health of our residents.

    In sum, I am strongly OPPOSED to this DA, we need more privacy, more light, more delightful living area.

    Regards,
    Crystal

  38. Faren commented

    To City of Ryde Council,

    I am an owner in No 1 Saunders close and I strongly disagree with the proposed application. Apart from the council's financial benefits, honestly I absolutely see no reason why the new buildings have been proposed to be built in such a close vicinity from 1 Saunders close and 120 Herring road!!! What is the necessity for turning so many units in the three buildings (the site A included) into a fleet of dark dungeons. To your surprise, we are all human, living in these buildings, not rats. People need PRIVACY, SPACE, SUNLIGHT and AIR!

    Here is a clause from your traffic "assessment" document :

    "The traffic volumes in the adjacent road network has declined, particularly for the
    Herring Road/Waterloo Road intersection", stated in Appendix F - Traffic Parking Impact Assessment paper.

    With all due respect, either you are not familiar with the area at all, or the assessment is based on some made up numbers, only to make things look right and legal. No need for those magical "declining" numbers. All it takes for you, is to come over and check out the every day traffic jam in the aforementioned roads. Even before all the in progress constructions finish, the narrow two-lanes roads are constantly blocked with cars! The Macquarie centre is about to choke with so many people from 10 AM on the weekends. You have to drive for half an hour up and down, to find a free car space and get your groceries. In my opinion it is so unrealistic to believe, all those people are using public transport and the full carpark is just an illusion. They ALL USE THE SAME ROADS to get to the shopping centre!!!!!!!!!!

    Last but DEFINITELY NOT LEAST, our main concern is to become the news headline in the near future. Opal, Mascot and then Macquarie park! Even if you wouldn't care about the area being overpopulated, there is ABSOLUTELY no need for the developer to build those high rises in our faces. They are so close to the both buildings, specially to No 1 Saunders Cl. To be honest, I already know your answer to the concerns raised by the community that "the safety of the construction has been carefully 'assessed' by the council's engineers", but I'm sure your friends in Mascot council said the same to the poor people in that tower, and now everybody is holding the owners accountable!!!

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE reconsider the application! Believe it or not, we are real living things, not just numbers on your "assessment" papers.

    Regards!
    Faren

  39. Massi commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    As a resident of Saunders close building, I strongly disagree with the application LDA2019/0264, proposed for the new construction on 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park.

    This area is already overcrowded and with all the new construction projects currently in progress, Herring road and Waterloo road will become even worse than what they are today, once those buildings are occupied by the new residents. Building high rises one after another is not what people need when the closest hospital is 15 minutes drive from here and the closest playground for our kids basically does not exist!

    Besides, site A is proposed to be built so close to No 1 Saunders close! Even though I don't live in those buildings but I am extremely concerned about the safety of my family and friends living there. Aren't we supposed to learn from our mistakes? The Mascot tower's case is still open in the court! I don't understand why the assessors at the council even think about building those high rises so close to each other when the people's safety is in danger! I don't believe anyone in the area who pays council every month want their money and their tax to be used against them and ruin their lives.

    Long story short,

    1. Macquarie park is already overcrowded and the roads are congested every day. Adding thousands of families to such a packed area makes it far worse.

    2. SAFETY! SAFETY! SAFETY! The proposed buildings are so close to the existing ones. As other people mentioned so many times, don't make us the news headline!

    3. Privacy! Building those towers so close to each other literally kills the residents' privacy. Usually people DO NOT LIKE THEIR BEDROOMS TO BE EXPOSED TO OTHERS day and night!

    4. Sunlight! Site A will overshadow 120 Herring road in the morning and 1 Saunders close in the afternoon. The people on the lower levels will literally get zero sunlight during the day!

    The residents will be so grateful if the council could sometimes be a bit mindful of their wellbeing and lifestyle. PLEASE reconsider the proposal and don't turn the lives of so many families into a nightmare just to earn more money!

    Regards,
    Massi

  40. Vincent Cai commented

    Dear Ryde Council,

    I strongly disagree with the proposal and I request your reconsideration on this application for 122 Herring Rd with the Health Issue of the residents in this area.

    Since some accidents happened in some of the apartments, as other people in this page mentioned so many times, don't make us the news headline! safety is the most important thing!

    We have huge concerns that Site B is only 12 meter away from our building, whats that means? That means we need to start worry our own privacy everyday!

    We would request City of Ryde to re-consider the application. Thank you.

  41. Jenny hu commented

    I quite disagree with this proposal. First of all, please excuse me if I am not expressing myself clearly or correctly as my English is not good enough. With the help of my good and caring neighbour, I think I need to stand up to raise our voice and I am confident that you will care and work hard for us in the Ryde Council. That's the reason why we choose Macquarie Park as our home.

    I know there is a development application for 122 Herring Road in Macquarie Park planning to build 5 blocks of 14 storeys high on a small piece of land which is close to already densely built area. This project includes five hundred plus (500 +) park spaces and one child centre. The new blocks will be built at a distance of up to six meters from existing residential buildings.

    I have to raise the following issues if the the development is approved:
    reduce the sunlight in the existing apartment to 2 hours per day - bad effect on our physical and mental health;
    airflow between the new and existing buildings may cause damages and danger, we have already strong wind all the time;
    Since the new building will be lower than the neighbouring 24 storeys building, the exhaust air from the air condition vents will blow directly to the apartment above. Our living environment will be full of dust all day and all years;
    more cars due to the new 500+ car park spaces and accessed through the narrow roads may cause heavy traffic congestion and dangerous to the children especially a child care center will be built there;
    the new development means reduce green area around us.
    The piece of land has always been well developed, occupied by Morling College and teach the new immigrants English as well as Bible study group. It's good enough for the community in Macquarie Park area. What do we want more?

    ​Last but not the least, we love to stay in Macquarie Park as this is a wonderful area. We don't want to diminish our quality of life. Please help to protect our neighbourhood and environment.

    Thank you for all your support.

    Best regards,

    Jenny
    Resident of 120 Herring Road

  42. Yuki Wang commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I live in 120 herring road. I strongly wish to object to this proposal! If anyone of decision-makers could come here in person to have a look what the real environment is and where the proposal plans to do, he or she will absolutely don't consider this proposal is a good idea!

    1. Density, Density, Density! only 10-12m between buildings, Herring Road is not city, not CBD, not office buildings area. No residential buildings should be designed like this proposal, so crazy! Even in China, they are not doing like this now!

    2. Safety, Safety, Safety! Don't forget Opal tower, Moscot and others. Too close tall buildings construction will absolutely bring huge risks. If any those kind of disaster things happen, can any officers stand up to take the responsibility? Safety is not only about the construction risks, but also the kids' safety. No playground, no dog area, nothing!

    3. sunlight, strong wind, traffic congestion, pollution, these things have been brought up here enough.

    4. I highly understand the development is as important but I just hope this ridiculous proposal gets amends to make this area more prosperous, more environmentally friendly. I believe every single resident in Herring road community doesn't like this proposal.

  43. Fanny L commented

    I disagree with the proposed development of 122 Herring Road.
    The proposed buildings are 14 stories and only 5-12 meters away which is ridiculous close. There will be no privacy and sunlight for 120 residents.....

  44. Jianming Zhang commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    The road condition of Saunders Close can't support such a large traffic (basement car parking 537 spaces) from Morling College.

    I strongly wish to object to this proposal and would request City of Ryde to re-consider the application. Thank you.

    Jimmy

  45. Yuqi Zhou commented

    I’m one of the owner live at 1 Saunders close Macquarie park. here are some of my points

    1. When GFA building 1 and building 2 surround our 1 Saunders close. The population will be over crowded and the space between the building will be too close. Who can guarantee the construction will be safe for our residents and if new building construction of digging the foundation cause any crack of our building, who is in charge for this? Council/government or GFA developers?who will promise if anything unpredictable happen will not let us be homeless.This plan make us daunting and uncertain.

    2. Our residents safety and living environment and life quality are super important. With the extra 5 new building, especially building 1 and 2, the community or government which approved this this plan do they only think about their benefit and making money not consider our feeling and lifestyle. will they give promise to maintain our green areas and children playground, and footpath. make sure we have fresh air to breath everyday. Right now the air and the facility for our building is perfect. Why can’t we keep the way it is. there is no more space to create more of these facilities. more important we don’t want to repeat opal tower mistake

    3.Our rubbish bins are all line up in front of 1 Saunders for all the Saunders close buildings. This is within the tolerance level only one night before the rubbish truck come. image later new building doing similar way how can we look tidy and smell good.

  46. Eric Liu commented

    I totally disagree with the proposal

    1. No Privacy
    2. The building are way too close.
    3. Please consider the residents in Saunders Close(elders,young families)
    4.Safety comes first!
    5.want more greens & play area.
    6.its already overcrowded in Saunders close.

  47. Jacky Z commented

    Dear sir/ madam

    I am writing this letter to disagree with the proposal.

    The new building of number 1 and 2 are too close to 1 Saunders Cl, the foundation of 1 Saunders cl will not be able to take the impact from the new building surrounded.

    Thinking about the current high residential building issues happened these years, the mascot and opal tower both are damaged because of the foundation. And the Saunders cL buildings are designed and built at least 5 years ago. The foundation would off not be designed for taking another impact in unreasonable distance. So it is high likely to have the issues that happened to Mascot and opal tower.

    Please take consideration of the petition from the residence from Saunders cL. We are not hoping that someday the big issue will happen to us as the pathetic people lived in mascot building and opal tower.

    Regards
    Jacky Z

  48. Jacky Z commented

    Dear sir/ madam

    I am writing this letter to disagree with the proposal.

    The new building of number 1 and 2 are too close to 1 Saunders Cl, the foundation of 1 Saunders cl will not be able to take the impact from the new building surrounded.

    Thinking about the current high residential building issues happened these years, the mascot and opal tower both are damaged because of the foundation. And the Saunders cL buildings are designed and built at least 5 years ago. The foundation would off not be designed for taking another impact in unreasonable distance. So it is high likely to have the issues that happened to Mascot and opal tower.

    Please take consideration of the petition from the residence from Saunders cL. We are not hoping that someday the big issue will happen to us as the pathetic people lived in mascot building and opal tower.

    Regards
    Jacky Z

  49. Eyal Karin commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    after lengthy discussions amongst the residents of 1 Saunders close and 120 Herring road, the community seems to bring up several points of objections, as well as common suggestions for a better Herring Road design as a whole.

    Here are two common points of objection, and these are also reflected within the other submissions and comments to this DA -

    1. The close, multiple and large scale construction next to our building is unacceptable to the community; The construction creates risk and anxiety about the security of the current 120 Herring, and 1 Saunders Close buildings. Many of us in the existing community, object to the proximity of the buildings (6m-12m) and demand more space between the buildings. The plan also (1) box both of the existing buildings from two sides against Herring road and creates minimal sunshine, minimal pedestrian access, noise levels that are near the maximum standard (as indicated by the town planner at 50/56), (2) roads and garage entrances where green paths and additional floor space ratio should be added for compensation to the low floor space ratio the plan creates. But most critically (3) the engulfing new buildings restrict the pedestrian passage measures to either the Metro, Macquarie Centre or the Kent Road School (primary pedestrian flow in the neighborhood). The current community is large and overlooked in the plan.

    2. The congestion imposed by the addition of >600 apartments and >500 cars to a small, and an already congested area is unacceptable to the community; The plan currently includes very minimal green spaces, and largely takes away floor space ratio from both Herring 120 and 1 Saunders Close – a point that was even noted by the Town planner contracted by Morling College (p.139).

    Our suggestions as a community include

    1. Create more space between the buildings; and use greening spaces between the new and existing (Herring 120, 1 Saunders) buildings. Green space features between the buildings can stand to reduce noise (Buffering sound, reduce car activity, remove the location of the garage door noise). This can be achieved by removing duplicating garage entrances from Site B, (next to Herring 120) and the move of the Site A car access to the end of Saunders close (Facing a commercial rather than residential building). Increasing the green space between the buildings can also increase much needed privacy (through tree plantation and distance between buildings that are made of largely glass walls in Herring 120), and achieve higher floor space ratio for both buildings (that is already at a bare minimum, as indicated by the town planner; p.139). This suggestion can also achieve the outlined urban design aims of integration, connection, sense of space; and safety given our main current pedestrian pathways to the Metro, shops and Kent road school pass through the back of 1 Saunders Close, and will pass through the back of 120 Herring road in the future.
    If the plan can move the buildings further apart, the residents of 120 Herring and 1 Saunders will also gain much needed sunlight access, and safety concerns about proximal construction can be addressed.

    2. Lower the height of the apartments to 8 floors; and the match of the new building in site B/ Northen part of site A to match the height of the existing buildings in Herring Road 110-114 buildings (nine floors). In this way, the community can mitigate some of the issues around poor sunlight, congestion, prospective wind draft and traffic. In addition, the number of on street parking and car spaces in general should be reduced to achieve the intended design urban principles outlined in page 22 of the plan (Primarily safety).

    3. Adding addition features that are pedestrian and child friendly; such as playgrounds, parks, wider pedestrian pathways and pedestrian crossings. There are (1) many young families in the area, (2) the area includes multiple mixed zoning, and (3) even a child care centre is proposed, yet very few efforts are currently proposed to achieve pedestrian safety and connection. The pedestrian connection of Herring 120 and 1 Saunders close are largely overlooked, and the future connection of our neighbourhood as whole is restricted to pathways at the back of site B which will miss the main pedestrian axiom of the current and future community to the Metro, shops, and Kent Road school (An axiom stretching from the back of 120 Herring and 1 Saunders to the End of 110 Herring Road where wheelchair access lifts are located). The current reliance on herring road as a pedestrian road that links us to the station is unacceptable given that Herring road is (1) congested at most parts of the day, (2) is not wheel chair or child friendly, (3) is without pedestrian crossings for most of the road, is unappealing given the pollution, noise and the risk of walking by cars that drive at speed. We also suggest that the pathway width increase on the expense of on-road parking spots in order to reflect the safety needs of the neighborhood, and a sense of space. In addition, the area does not include a playground for what would be in the future over 1000 families.

    Please consider the point of view of the current residents, who feel largely overlooked, boxed in, and are going to endure three years of construction only to deal with challenges of congestion, privacy, low sunlight, wind draft, noise, and rolling garage doors in their faces.

    We all want (1) liveable spaces, (2) we rely on good access to the metro station shops, and above all (3) we demand better safety for our kids!

    Please help us achieve this.
    I hope you find these to be clear and to the point. Please approach us about the plan.
    Thank you, and we hope to address the panel in person in the near future.

  50. Sophia Z commented

    Dear sir / madam,

    I strongly disagree with the proposal here is my main concern as per below
    Building 1 and 3 are too close to 1 Saunders Cl. The level 1 is only less than 12 meters away which may cause the foundation cracks or damaged as the issue happened in mascot and opal tower.

    Regards
    Sophia

  51. Leo. Z commented

    Dear sir/ madam

    The distance between 1 Saunders cl and the new proposal building number 1 and 3 is my concern.

    Base on the DA, the distance is only 5-12 meters in between. It is unsafe for either existing building or the proposal buildings.

    Besides, there are too many high density buildings around already. Road capacity for traffic, space for kids, parkings in macquarie shopping centre, noise and lights are all the points what to be considered comprehensively. According to the preferred proposal in DA, those issues won’t be sorted and even it will get worse.

    Please take the petition into consideration.

    Regards
    Leo.

  52. Jacky Z commented

    Dear sir/ madam

    I am writing this letter to disagree with the proposal.

    The new building of number 1 and 2 are too close to 1 Saunders Cl, the foundation of 1 Saunders cl will not be able to take the impact from the new building surrounded.

    Thinking about the current high residential building issues happened these years, the mascot and opal tower both are damaged because of the foundation. And the Saunders cL buildings are designed and built at least 5 years ago. The foundation would off not be designed for taking another impact in unreasonable distance. So it is high likely to have the issues that happened to Mascot and opal tower.

    Please take consideration of the petition from the residence from Saunders cL. We are not hoping that someday the big issue will happen to us as the pathetic people lived in mascot building and opal tower.

    Regards
    Jacky Z

  53. Olivia Li commented

    I object to this proposal as an owner of Saunders close.

    Currently there are multiple developments happening within Macquarie Park, which will lead to increase in people density, air pollution and noise pollution.

    I acknowledge that Morling college would like to maximise their land usage. But I'll appreciate if it's done in a way that benefit the community, not just cramming as many buildings as possible into the land.

  54. xiangju zhang commented

    Dear sir or madam,

    I urge for council to please consider reject or revise the proposed plan by Morling College. The current buildings on Saunders close and Herring road already have very high density.

    Most importantly, as an owner of Saunders close, we do not want to be in the headline news like Mascot tower. The proposed 14 stories mixed use/ retail building in site A is too close to 6 and 4 Saunders close and will put the foundation of existing building in danger. Will council be responsible for the multi-million dollar bills if Mascot tower reappear here in Macquarie Central?

    Secondly, I can understand Morling college would like to build 4-5 stories mixed used buildings like dining hall, café and child care to service its staff and students. But the 14 stories retail units above is too greedy and not benefit the community at all. It will not only blocks sunlight for the existing buildings and also will cause serious traffic jams and danger for the kids.

    Please reconsider potential damage of the plan rather than only focus on near term $$.

    Many thanks
    Mandy

  55. Leona commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am here to strongly object the proposal. I live in 1 Saunders Close. As the plan mentioned, building 1 is too close to our building. Therefore there are some issues with our serious concern.

    1. Safety - I guess no one can guarantee that the new constructions will not affect our living building's foundation because of the narrow distance between building 1 and 1 Saunders Close. There are plenty of examples around us, like Mascot Tower.

    2. Privacy - If two building are too close, that means we can see opposite building clearly and they do so. Normally we only close the curtain during the night. If the building 1 will be standing in front of us, then we need to shut the curtain off during the daytime as well, how can we get sunlight?

    We hope these two buildings can be built far away from us, at least they will not affect our safety and privacy.

    Kindly regards,

    Leona

  56. Christina commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly disagree with the proposal. First of all, our quality of life will be affected. The new construction nearby must bring noise and air pollution problems to us. As the building are too close, these problems will be even worse. If current college and community are removed, the kids will lose the space to play. Also, the angle for building 2 's position will definitely affect 1 Saunders close sunlight. On the proposal it says we will get 2 hours sunlight. From our points, only 2 hours are not enough for us, also if the building too high, the lower level of our building residential cannot get even 2 hours sunlight.

    Please take our consideration and make some changes for us.

    Many thanks,

    Christina

  57. Sin Woon commented

    I object to this development.

    LESS FSR TRANSFER FROM 120 HERRING ROAD.
    On 22.0 DEVELOPMENT STATISTICS plan, Building 120 Herring Road has "LESS FSR TRANSFER 8,017 sqm." Printed on the plan. Does it mean building 120 Herring Road has "borrowed" 8,017 sqm from 122 Herring Road development. If this is correct then 8,017 sqm has to be deducted from the Adjusted GFA of 60,633 sqm. After deduction the remaining GFA area becomes 52,616 sqm. This will mean only 4 blocks can be built in this development.

    GREEN SPACE.
    This development belongs to religious organization and not profit minded property developers. To welcome community to this college more green space and activity centre are required.

    CLU DE SAC or DEAD END ROAD.
    The existing Saunders Close and new road are both dead end roads which are notorious for creating traffic jam. If the only exit/access is blocked either by traffic accident or fire engine fighting a fire then no cars can enter or leave the development. Propose these two roads should be linked and with connection to Bluegum Road at Macquarie University.

    ROADS TO BE WIDER
    Existing Saunders Close road and new road are not wide enough to take care of smooth traffic after the development is completed with addition of 500 odd cars. Wider roads are required.

    TRAFFIC JAM AT JUNCTIONS OF NEW ROADS AND HERRING ROAD
    With so many cars going to Herring Road in the morning, there will be hugh traffic jam. Cars may have problem getting out of car park of each building.

    EXISTING SERVICES MAY NOT COPE
    Existing water main, fire fighting hydrants, power lines, NBN, sewer lines and gas mains may not cope and should be updated

    COMBUSTABLE ALUMINIUM PANELS ETC
    No illegal combustable aluminium or other panels should be approved for use for this development.

    STRICT ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION CONTROL DURING CONSTRUCTION
    Strict dust, noise, traffic, vibration, muddy water overrun, dangerous chemical escaping, to be monited by government agencies at regular intervals.

    DELIPIDATION REPORTS AND SETTLEMENT MONITORING TO ALL SURROUNDING BUILDINGS DURING CONSTRUCTION
    Detail Delipidation Reports for all surrounding buildings to be prepared by independent professional firm. All surrounding buildings to be monitored for settlement and monthly reports to be submitted. All these activity to be paid by owner of this development.

  58. Annie Huang commented

    Dear Council officer,

    I am the owner of property of 1 saunders close. I object to this development.

    The reasons are:

    1. The distance between the site of their development and building #1 Saunders Close is only 12 meters, where the building is surrounded by their new sites from both the left side and back. It will cause tremendous risk to the safety of our building. We are extremely worried about the tragedy happened to Mascot property will occur to us.

    2. The proposed 14 stories mixed use/ retail building will lead the nearby community and complex to a high-density environment, it will extremely depreciate the value of the buildings both the 128 and 122 and the entire Macquarie Suburb.

    3. This will also bring big negative impact on the living environment and standard of people living in Macquarie center, which will cause bring down the image of this suburb entirely.

    Hope the council and government consider our concerns and objectives seriously.

    Kind Regards,
    Annie Huang

  59. Chris Y commented

    Strongly disagree with it!

    Having been living in this area more than five years, my family and I are suffering from the increasing traffic congestion, the non-stop construction noise and dust, and lack of entertainment and recreational facilities.

    Now we are more disappointed with the DA application of 122 Herring Road. The current plan will make our community more crowed and less comfortable. Look at Saunders Close and Mooltan Avenue, there are always fully parked, legally and illegally. Every morning I have to wait in a long queue in order to get Herring Road. In the afternoon, it’s a much worse nightmare to get home due to the heave traffic jam on Herring Road.

    Moreover, there is only one footpath from Epping Road to Waterloo Road on my side. It is already heavily broken and overcrowded. For numerous times, I have seen parents with prams, wheelchair users and blinds with guide dogs struggling to get through this extreme busy footpath. The plan is definitely make it worse.

    I feel very sad that our suburb is becoming another cement forest where your can only see concrete boxes and no life.

  60. Tina commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly disagree of this proposal. As an owner of 1 Saunders Close, we already had the ONE TWENTY TOGA building opposite us, and it is close, I don't want another building even more closer. I couldn't find any benefits, only I know is we will not have any privacy, and we must tolerate noise everyday. I don't even know if the construction will affect our building's foundation? Morling College didn't even care about the residents in our building, which is really selfish and unreasonable.

    Please kindly consider our concerns, please stand on our side! Thank you!

    Kind regards,
    Tina

  61. Vonnie H commented

    Dear sir/madam,

    I strongly object with the proposal and I request your reconsideration on this application for 122 Herring Road.

    This proposal is outrageous and should be reconsidered. Overpopulation in the area too much construction so close to 120 building and Saunders Close may not be safe! The density is not safe! More cars, roads and people in a small space are NOT okay. There are many children in the community the volume of cars proposed is not safe. Macquarie Park is a large leafy neighborhood and our home. I still really find it very hard to believe that the council could even think about approving such a destructive plan.

    With the current DA, we can hardly see any green space and all we can see now is only a concrete jungle. There will also be low exposure of sunlight and wind drafts. The apartments will all face to face and we will have NO PRIVACY. Nobody wants to live in a place without sunlight. Nobody wants to wake up and see nothing but glass and concrete. Nobody wants to be surrounded and boxed in with no privacy.

    The northwest metro is already at full capacity during peak hours at the moment and cramming 1200 more people on to the trains will affect the entire region. There traffic is only getting worse on Herring road and Epping Road for all the development. Again, it is too crowded for all the 5 new buildings, Morling college and Saunders Close to share Saunders street alone!

    Most importantly, we cannot be assured that construction this close will not impact our current building fundamentals and safety, please take MASCOT TOWER at Sydney Olympic Park as an example. According to the DA, they will be developing 500+ underground car parks and this might impact our old buildings!

    It will be much appreciated our voice can be heard as we are the ones who live on site and bear with any consequences. This is our home and we have nowhere to escape to if anything goes wrong.

    Regards,
    Vonnie

  62. Elaine Seit commented

    Objection to Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie
    Park Morling College Application
    Reference: Application LDA 2019/0264 by Morling College

    As owners of 120 Herring Road Macquarie Park, we object to the
    application LDA 2019/0264 122 Herring Road launched by Morling College.
    Macquarie Park is already over-crowding with too many high rise apartments
    and the congestion in Herring Road, Epping Road, Waterloo Road, Talavera Road
    and over-crowding in our only proper shopping centre - Macquarie Central.
    As of today, we already have 10 major developments around the same area in
    Macquarie Park under construction, it is hard to imagine any more new
    developments of High Rise Building. These upcoming ones in under construction
    are already an issue as they are already adding to our congestion and over-
    cramming in our suburb.

    Ryde Council, we need you to help us maintain and keep all the
    greenery left on Herring Road and around Morling College and the surroundings.
    Not to mention we need your help to address the traffic congestion and lack of
    parks, shops as our only Macquarie Central shopping centre which is now
    overcrowded.

    We need widening of roads, ease of congestion, providing amenities including
    more schools, clinics, greenery parks, childcare, missing Macquarie Park library,
    playground to the neighborhood of Herring Road. This proposal is adding to
    woes of living in our popular street of Herring Road.

    Below are our summary of the main points of objection.
    1. Close Proximity with the Proposed Morling College Layout – Currently
    with Mascot Building issues which has a high probability cause was due to
    the construction of the nearby Buildings. We have huge concerns that Site
    B is only 12 m away from us. It is too close to our Building. These 3
    building construction in Site B are too close for our comfort; and when
    during construction, they might affect our Building. Not to mention the
    construction dust directly blowing into our homes.
    2. Town Cramming and Overcrowding in Macquarie Park and in particular
    Herring Road – This reduces our quality of life.
    3. Congestion in an already overcrowded road in Herring Road, Waterloo
    Road and Epping Road and the surroundings.

    4. Overshadow/ Loss of Light as the proposed Building blocks the sunlight
    on to 120 Herring Road. Site B of 14 Storeys is too tall and too close to
    120 Building. It would cast a shadow on North West facing site while Site
    A will cast a shadow on North East site. We would want these Building
    further away from 120 Building and the new proposed development must
    not be taller than 8 storeys. I have a ground floor unit. There will be NO light for us!!

    5. Strong Wind Sound– with the strong winds, the wind is already creating
    howling sound through the buildings. With this new proposed Building,
    this will create a louder huge howling sound from the wind going through
    in between the Building.
    6. Loss of Privacy and overlooking into our 120 Herring Road apartments.
    Site B is like next to 120 north west facing apartments. It is too close and
    is affecting our privacy. Again, we are already looking into a block of units, with the DA there will be another lot units looking into us.

    7. Devalue of 120 Herring Road Property due to overcrowding, loss of
    sunlight, lack of privacy and overdeveloped in Macquarie Park.

    8. Increase in Traffic Generation, especially the turnabout in/out of 120
    Herring Road. As it is today, it is already an issue getting out of 120 with
    the heavy traffic, with these new proposed 500+ apartments, it will only
    cause more traffic issues in the tiny roundabout. The planned road is not
    going to solve the problems with mix/retail, childcare and residents,
    especially during peak hours. We have huge concerns over this planning.

    9. Increase in traffic in already congested roads of Herring Road, Epping
    Road and Waterloo Road.
    10. Loss of Greenery and Trees in Morling College.
    11. Loss of View from the residents in 120 Herring Road facing the
    Macquarie Shopping Centre and greenery in the North West
    12. Extreme Dense and closeness in apartments in Macquarie Park that make
    Macquarie Park loses its original flavor of a greenery park with homes
    and colleges.
    13. Construction Noise and Dust from this proposed construction.
    We would request City of Ryde to re-consider the application as both sites have
    to be further away from 120 Building and the Building should not be taller than
    8 storey high with a park in between 120 and Site B.

    I would have thought that with the proposed Meriton project coming in, the oversupply of units would be at extreme levels.

    Regards

    Elaine and Sam

  63. Kui Ing (Selina) Li commented

    To whom it may concern,

    I strongly object to this development application LDA 2019/0264.

    Macquarie Park is already overcrowded with too many high rise apartments and the congestion in Herring Rd, Epping Rd, Waterloo Rd, and Talavera Rd.

    This area where they are looking to develop is already very crowded. Further construction will deprive us of many hours of sunlight and our privacy. Morling College says they are maximising land use, but they have no consideration for our quality of life.

    This development will destroy our green space, including our community gardens which many members of our community have worked so hard for (and which I was recently nominated for a volunteer award from Ryde Council). This green space, with the community gardens, library and playground make our community unique and great to live in. The community and the council recognizes the value of our green space and community gardens in bringing people together, but this development will reduce our green space and destroy the gardens by greatly reducing the amount of sunlight our gardens receive.

    New construction work may also have an impact on the foundations of existing buildings, such as the cracks we've seen in Opal and Mascot towers: if cracks appear in our buildings, who is going to pay for it? Not to mention the increased noise and dust pollution this development will create.

    There are also privacy issues with the addition of so many new residential dwellings and the greatly increased number of people that will come to the area if the development goes ahead. This will also create traffic chaos: the roads are already congested enough with long delays during peak periods, where is the planning for additional roads to go with these buildings?

    Please take into consideration our concerns, as it is our lives that are affected.

    Regards
    Selina L

  64. Ritchie B commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly disagree with the proposal above.

    Safety and Privacy are the major concerns. The proposal is to build two 14 storeys buildings very close to the back and left side of 1 Saunders Close. ONLY 6 - 12 METERS AWAY !!! Seriously ?

    Have the council and Morling College ever considered how this will impact our existing communities ?

    Please dont tell us the proposal like this is to build a better Macquarie Park as as we know it is maximizing the financial benefits both to the ryde council and a CHRISTIAN College.

  65. ABI commented

    I object to this development.

    Overpopulation around this area.
    No valuable foreseeing.
    The new development will only cause unsatisfaction from people and destroy community love and harmony.
    People will leave this area for sure!! because the council is too greedy!

    Abi

  66. Stephen H commented

    I strongly disagree with the development plan for the following reasons.

    PRIVACY and SUNLIGHT ISSUES

    The fact that the buildings are constructed so closely together will mean that residents will be worried about their right to privacy being encroached upon by neighbours livings in buildings a few metres away. Blinds and curtains need to be lowered or drawn. at all hours. Whatever amount of sunlight residents can enjoy would be blocked out.

    DETRIMENTAL IMPACTS ON NEIGHBOURING BUILDINGS

    Existing buildings around or close to the world-be building site may be endangered when the planned buildings are under construction. It is not impossible that the foundations and safety of existing buildings will be affected. Neighbouring residents are in fear that their buildings will be a duplicate of Mascot Towers.

    POLLUTION AND HEALTH ISSUES

    A few years of pollution, chiefly noise and dust arising from the construction site will have detrimental impacts on neighbouring residents’ health while the buildings are being erected.

    TRAFFIC ISSUE

    Traffic chaos created as a result of the development will be another big issue. At present, cars leaving Saunders Close already find it difficult to gain access to Herring Road. An increase of five 14-storey apartment buildings and the addition of the inmates of 500 odd units, and their daily use of cars, it stands to reason to say that chaotic traffic conditions will be inevitable. Furtheemore, it will not be uncommon in the future to witness cars and pedestrians fighting for priority and right of way. The addition of one or two zebra crossing wouldn’t be able to solve the problems.

    CONCRETE JUNGLE AN EYESORE

    Currently No.122 Herring Road is the site of a college and the residential homes of students and their families. The proposed development should therefore be carefully considered. Knocking down homes, chopping away trees and removing green lawns, replacing them with high rise apartment buildings will totally ruin the character of the location. Cement walls will be something that runs to meet neighbouring residents' eyes whichever way they choose to turn their heads. A concrete jungle will surely be an eyesore not only to neighbouring residents but to all visitors of the area.

    SOME POSITIVE SUGGESTIONS

    It is hoped that the city of Ryde Council would understand and share the concerns of all of us residents who live in the vicinity of the would-be construction site. It is also hoped that the Ryde Council would advise Morling College to change its development plan. The creation of more green spaces such as a garden for the elderly and playground for the kids would surely be most welcome to everyone.

    If the development has to go ahead, let the buildings be reduced in height, say from 14 storeys to 8. The reduction in height would allow residents in lower storeys of existing buildings to have the opportunity to enjoy more and longer hours of sunlight.

    Let the number of buildings to be erected be cut from 5 to 3.

    And finally, let Morling College provide its own parking spaces for the construction workers/tradesmen.

    Finally, the City of Ryde Council is kindly requested to make parking time limit along Saunders Close for not more than 2 hours. Thank you.

  67. Gang Liu commented

    I strongly disagree with the proposal and I request your rejection on this application for 122 Herring Rd for the following reasons:
    It impacts on Road safety, especially many schools kids lives in Toga complex.
    Safety risk to the existing property. New development too close to the existing properties. The foundations and safety of existing buildings will be affected.
    The impacts of the above two risks are serious. It will also cause the damage to government's reputation, especially local council.
    The new build overshadows a neighbour, causing loss of light and no privacy.
    Over-development in this area.

  68. David Robinson commented

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I object to this proposal, particularly the site A buildings between 1 Saunders Close and 120 Herring Road. As a unit owner in 1 Saunders Close I have the following concerns:

    1. I am concerned by how close the basement parking is to 1 Saunders Close and fear for the impact that construction of the basements and two 14-story buildings will have on the 1 Saunders Close building. We have seen how other unit blocks in Sydney have been damaged by new construction nearby and I do not want that to happen to our home. I would prefer these two buildings not to be built at all, but if they must be built I think 14-storeys is too much for that space and there must be a greater separation between the buildings.
    2. What sun our south-facing unit currently receives will be blocked by the proposed building 2.
    3. I believe the current design will funnel wind through the gap between the proposed buildings 1&2 and through between 1 Saunders Close and building 1 creating a wind tunnel between the two buildings.
    4. The footpath on Herring Road down to the station and Macquarie Centre is narrow and in poor condition. Also pedestrians rarely look for traffic when crossing Saunders Close. If more units are to be added a better pedestrian solution is required or we fear an accident is inevitable.
    5. Saunders Close is already difficult to exit on weekday mornings and Saturdays with many of those cars doing u-turns on Herring Road or Windsor Drive to head up to Epping Road. Adding extra cars from the proposed buildings 1 & 2 parking will only make that worse. Also Herring Road is already a very busy road and adding more cars from five 14-storey buildings at peak hours will worsen the congestion.
    6. This will remove the closest green area and place for children to play as well as the Saunders Close community garden. We would like to see the proposal having more green space such as a garden and playground.

    Finally I note that over the past 4 years we have had to endure dust and noise from the developments at the corner of Epping and Herring roads, then 120 Herring Road, then the building Morling College are currently constructing. Now we have another development of the other corner of Epping and Herring roads starting with the Ivanhoe estate redevelopment to come. On top of this we now face the prospect at least 5/6 new buildings in Morling college with an uncertain construction schedule. When does this end?

  69. Alice Zhang commented

    I object to this Development Application

    1. Please remove buildings 1 and 2 from the development plan. I worry about the danger of building so close to my building – I think this is more dangerous than the Mascot development as this proposal would mean new 14-storey buildings would be built on two sides of my building.
    2. The height of proposed buildings 1 and 2 will mean there will be no sun at all for my unit, which faces onto Morling College. This will affect my life, my feelings and my health.
    3. There has been noise and dust from building all the time over the 4 years since I bought my unit. Now I have a baby and I don’t want my baby to grow up in this noisy and dusty environment. I think it will affect my baby’s life.
    4. This area needs more green space and places for children to play not more buildings
    5. Adding a lot more buildings and people in such a small area will create trouble with hospitals, schools, shopping, traffic, and so on. All these will also affect my life.

  70. ali commented

    I object to this Development Application for these reasons
    All the time in the 4 years I have lived in Macquarie Park there has been noise and dust from new building after new building. This is stressful for residents.
    I am worried about the proposed buildings 1 and 2 being so close to my building and I would like them to be taken out of the plan – I have seen difficulties caused by cracking problems in the Mascot development and this seems even more dangerous as there will be construction on two sides of our building.
    I would like Macquarie Park to have more green space and places to play not just more and more apartment buildings.
    I don’t think my unit will see any sun at all if buildings 1 and 2 are built as my unit looks out over Morling College. I worry this will affect my health.
    Putting a lot more buildings and people into this small area will impact on shopping, schools, hospitals, traffic and other facilities.

  71. Michael Chavet commented

    In addition to my previous comment, I would also like to add that Saunders Close already experiences frequent, extreme and damaging wind tunnels that are caused by the abundance of tall buildings that already exist in the vicinity. Adding 5 more buildings in close proximity will undoubtedly worsen this problem and could potentially lead to increased damages, or even potentially injury or death due to objects falling on people in the strong winds.
    Regards,
    Michael

  72. Henry Xiao commented

    To Whom It May Concern,

    the new propsal of the building is way too close to the exisiting building of 1 saunders close.
    We don't want to see the tragic of Mascot Tower happening again in Macquarie Park.

    The too short distance would cause the collapse/crack of the exisiting building.
    Plus, the extra pressure and burden it will casue to the herring road for the traffic.

    I strongly oppose the proposal.

  73. Kate C commented

    Dear sir/ madam,

    I strongly object to the proposal.

    Based on the preferred plan of DA, Building 1 and 2 are way too close to 1 Saunders Cl. The foundation will high likely be damaged by the new construction. Please make the building away from our build as much as possible.

    Regards

    Kate c

  74. Ritchie B commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly disagree with the proposal above.

    Safety and Privacy are the major concerns. The proposal is to build two 14 storeys buildings very close to the back and left side of 1 Saunders Close. ONLY 6 - 12 METERS AWAY !!! Seriously ?

    Have the council and Morling College ever considered how this will impact our existing communities ?

    Please dont tell us the proposal like this is to build a better Macquarie Park as as we know it is maximizing the financial benefits both to the ryde council and a CHRISTIAN College.

  75. Kate C commented

    Dear sir/ madam,

    I strongly object to the proposal.

    Based on the preferred plan of DA, Building 1 and 2 are way too close to 1 Saunders Cl. The foundation will high likely be damaged by the new construction. Please make the building away from our build as much as possible.

    Regards

    Kate c

  76. Ringo Mok commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    The proposed development will disrupt the livelihood and quality of living for the residents, including myself, in this area. There is enough noise pollution and population density already as it currently stands and it therefore makes no sense to continue to develop here to add to this. Furthermore, the proposed development hinders access to sunlight and decreases privacy of existing residents - we are not caged animals to be exploited by developers and investors! I therefore oppose this proposed development.

  77. Harry commented

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    As a unit owner of 1 Saunders Close, I object to this proposal for the below reasons.

    1. Building A & B is only 6-12 meters away from 1 Saunders Close. This will definitely impact the foundations of 1 Saunders Close which was built 5 years ago. We need greater separation between the buildings.

    2. Loss of greenery space and playground. building so many high rise apts in such a small area will took our existing greenery space and kids wont have space to play and grow up.

    3. It is already difficult to drive out from Saunders close in the weekday morning and afternoon. I can always see people crossing saunders close without pre checking whether there is any car turning into the road. With increasing apts and cars, the probability of traffic accidents will definitely increase.

  78. Lai Mui Tsang commented

    Dear Sir/ Madam,
    I strongly disagree with this proposal.
    The new buildings are too close to 1 Saunder Close. We cannot be assured that construction this close will not impact building fundamentals and safety. We really worry about it.
    I’m very stressed about this planning, because I couldn’t sleep and depressed during the construction of 120. And also we will have no sunlight and no privacy.
    I don’t wish for any tall storey buildings in this area.
    Thank you for your attention.

  79. Ramesh commented

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I strongly disagree with this new proposal from Morling College as this is very close to 1 Saunders close and the new development will hinder the foundation of 1 Saunders close. Moreover this will also deprive the much needed space that is currently available between the apartments impacting the quality of life of the current residence of 1 Saunders close.

    Hence we kindly request the council to consider the quality of life if the current residence surrounding this new proposal.
    Thanks

  80. Ling Zeng commented

    Dear Sir/ Madam
    I strongly disagree the proposed development of 122 Herring Road.
    We don't want our only existing homes (Saunders Close and 120 Herring Road )to be the next Mascot Towers, neither the ones that Council approves to be built (122 Herring Road ).
    Regards.
    Ling

  81. Hongfeng Xia commented

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I disagree the 122 Herring Road development very much!!!
    We don't want our existing homes (Saunders Close and 120 Herring Road ) to be the next Mascot Towers !!! We don't want to lose our homes !!!
    Thanks.
    Hongfeng

  82. Mei Low commented

    Date: 7 September 2019

    Objection to Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College Application

    Reference: Application LDA 2019/0264 by Morling College

    On behalf of all owners in 120 Herring Road Macquarie Park and Saunders Close, we object to the application LDA 2019/0264 122 Herring Road launched by Morling College.

    Besides the points we already raised on 21 August, below are a list of suggestions and improvements we would like to see the City of Ryde to help us build a livable community on Herring Road.

    Suggestions and improvements

    1. Widening of Herring Road with extra lanes on both sides. Widening on Epping Road to ease of congestion.
    2. Already High Density in FSR Floor space ratio for 120 Herring high rise of 25 floors. It is unfair that with this new development our residents of Saunders and 120 to be unfair suffer inequitable FSR ratio with the high rise of 5 buildings of 14 floors new apartments

    3. Greenery and Park and support the elderly and young and handicap
    a. Request City of Ryde to provide green Park around Saunders Building, 120 Building and Parks specifically between Site B and 120 and Site A and 1 Saunders Close

    b. Support of young families in Herring road – green and Park for the young to run and old folks to do Tai Qi

    c. Support the aged and handicap in wheelchair – We would like to see a widening of foot path in primary and secondary foot path to add handicap and aged path for these residents to be able to move from the building to the Metro and Macquarie Central without having to get on to the main Herring road foot path

    4. Safety
    a. With the increase of proposed residential of 500+ with mixed retail, we would like safety to be assured by City of Ryde for the young kids, primary school kids walking home from public school like Kent Primary, High school kids walking back from Metro through a green path way other than Herring road
    b. Safety for the aged and handicap to be able to cross the roads with between Site A and 120 and saunders building as we do not have aged and handicap path. We would like this considered into the plan
    5. Reputable Builder and Council for this proposed development
    a. With the recent saga of Opal Building and Mascot, we as owners are extremely worried on the close intended construction.
    b. We want to request that the tender of this development must be awarded to reputable Builder and Developer who is listed and cash-rich. We hope the City of Ryde could work with Morling College to address this concern

    6. Protection of Fauna and Flora and especially the trees in Morling College now
    a. I would be able to supply the photos of the beautiful huge trees around the area. These trees today in different seasons provide the Greenery, the beauty of Macquarie Park. We would like the developer to be able to migrate and protect these huge trees in the construction and assure that they are protected

    b. Protection of our birds living in the area – the various species of Birds Family around the region is so beautiful. Their homes are in these huge trees.

    7. Greenery on top of the entire development of the building proposed – We would like to have Trees and Plants on the Rooftop to re-created the loss in Greenery that this development has caused for us

    8. Unblock and open space for Site A and Site B for all residents and owners of 120 and Saunders – the Sites after development have to be open space to allow residents – young and old and handicap to move the building to building and enjoy the open green space

    9. Collection of Storm water for irrigation of Greenery and Solar around the region - Request City of Ryde to be more Green conscious to request all development going forward in Macquarie has to re-used storm and rain water in watering all Greenery, provide the drainage and sewage system to avoid contamination, use of Solar for all lighting in path ways for residents

    10. Green walk path with handicap way from Epping Road to Metro via this 120/Saunders development

    11. More Pedestrian crossing between 120 and Sites A and B
    12. Address Traffic issues and turning out from 120 by installing traffic lights and widening of Herring Road with Pedestrian path widen
    13. Request Public Library and Clinics with new supermarkets in the mixed retail in this development
    14. Request control on restaurants ratio in mixed retail to 15% to control the exhaust and noise created by the restaurants in this new proposed Mixed Retail.
    15. Lastly and repeating Greenery on top of all buildings including the side façade of Building in mixed retail to create the loss greenery back to the residents

    Dear City of Ryde, please help us to create these in our Herring Road community

  83. Jon commented

    Our area is overpopulated already and Sydney is in a severe drought. We do not have the resources to support more people. Please put your greed to the side and think about the future of our community and the environment.

  84. Manish commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    As a resident of the area over the last 5 yrs I have seen the 'slow' urban sprawl in the area especially along Herring Road. What bothers me now is the absolute lack of concern to open spaces, footy ovals et al in this area. Furthermore I fail to understand the lack of commonsense with this new proposal especially after 120 Herring Rd was approved and construction began in early 2017. Two years later after lots of noise & nuisance from Building contractors we now have 5 more new high rises planned in this area. Has anyone thought about impact of Vibration for the construction activity on the residents especially the elderly & young families with kids. I can't help but shake my head in disbelief at this lack of Project Management and Planning especially after Macquarie Uni Train Station was opened up in late Feb 2009 more than 10 years ago, Development has been slow to catch up in this area. Is there any plan to cater for 'green spaces' or should we just say Goodbye to the current lifestyle & sunshine which I will be directly affected by and just say hello to noise, traffic, dust & pollution and any crime !!!

  85. Jonas Chow commented

    Objection to Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie
    Park Morling College Application
    Reference: Application LDA 2019/0264 by Morling College

    As an owners of 120 Herring Road Macquarie Park, I object to the
    application LDA 2019/0264 122 Herring Road launched by Morling College.

    Macquarie Park is already over-crowded with too many high rise apartments on Herring Road, Epping Road, Waterloo Road, Talavera Road. These roads leading to all old and new developments and to Macquarie Central Shopping Centre is causing congestion.

    As of today, we already have 10 major developments under construction around the same area in Macquarie Park, it is hard to imagine any more new developments of High Rise Buildings.

    These upcoming developments under construction are already an issue as they are adding to our congestion in our suburb.

    City of Ryde Council needs to help us maintain; add more parks and keep all the greenery remaining on Herring Road; around Morling College and it’s surroundings.

    We also need your help to address the traffic congestion to Macquarie Central Shopping Centre and surrounding roads. There needs to be new ways to redirect or widen the roads to ease congestion

    Providing amenities including more schools, clinics, greenery parks, childcare, clinics, playground to the neighborhood of Herring Road. This proposal is adding to woes of living in our popular street of Herring Road.
    Below are our summary of the main points of objection.

    1. Close Proximity with the Proposed Morling College Layout – Currently with Mascot Building issues which have a high probability cause was due to the construction of the nearby Buildings. We have huge concerns that Site B is only 12 m away from us. It is too close to our Building. These 3 building construction in Site B are too close for our comfort; and when during construction, they might affect our Building. Not to mention the construction dust directly blowing into our homes.

    2. Town Cramming and Overcrowding in Macquarie Park and in particular Herring Road – This reduces our quality of life.

    3. Congestion in an already overcrowded road in Herring Road, Waterloo Road and Epping Road and the surroundings.

    4. The proposed buildings will cast shadows and loss of sunlight to our apartment block. Site B of 14 Storeys is too tall and too close to 120 Herring Rd. We would want these buildings further away from our block and the new proposed development shouldn’t be taller than 8 storeys.

    5. Sharp Wind Sounds – caused by strong winds, already creating howling sounds through the buildings. With this new proposed building, more wind tunnels will form creating more howling sounds through the buildings.

    6. Loss of Privacy and overlooking into our 120 Herring Road apartments.
    Site B is facing the north west section of our apartment block. It will be too close and will affect our privacy.

    7. Depression of the area and 120 Herring Road due to overcrowding, loss of sunlight, lack of privacy and overdevelopment in the Macquarie Park area.

    8. Increase Traffic in the future, especially at the roundabout of 120 Herring Road. It is already an issue exiting out of the block. With these new proposed 500+ apartments it will cause more traffic issues in the tiny roundabout. The planned road is not going to solve the problems with mix/retail, childcare and residents, especially during peak hours. We have huge concerns over this planning.

    9. Loss of Greenery and Trees

    10. Loss of View from the residents in 120 Herring Road facing the Macquarie Shopping Centre and greenery in the North West

    11. Extreme Dense and closeness in apartments in Macquarie Park that make Macquarie Park loses its original flavour of a greenery park with homes and colleges.

    12. Construction Noise and Dust from this proposed construction.
    We would request City of Ryde to re-consider the application and increase the distance on both sites from our apartment block. Is it also possible to reduce the height of those buildings down to 8 stories.

    Please take in consideration my concerns. Thank you

  86. Travis N commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly object to the recent DA submitted by Morling College for 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park.
    As a new home owner at 120 Herring Rd (settled in August), I am deeply concerned that the 5 14-storey residential buildings coupled in with commercial and retail space will:

    1. Place further strain on limited infrastructure along Herring, Epping and Waterloo Rd.

    • Worsens the road and pavement over-congestion issue by introducing more cars and foot traffic to the area. The current pedestrian walkway from the building to Macquarie Uni Metro station is already very narrow as it stands.

    2. Result in a loss of privacy

    • The close proximity of residential buildings will compel residents to put their blinds down even more

    3. Reduction of sunlight

    • The towers will overshadow low-level units and dwellings in the area

    4. Introduce more construction noise and dust

    • Given the number of active developments in the area (e.g. Neue Macquarie Park), the approval of this DA will worsen the situation

    Overall, the above-mentioned points will have a significant and detrimental impact on the quality of living for residents in the area.

    I sincerely hope that the City of Ryde factors all comments and objections on the DA to come up with a plan that contributes to the long-term well-being of the community and its residents.

    Thank you,
    Travis

  87. Yuting Z commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I strongly do not agree with the current proposal. I have recently become a resident of this area because of its quietness and green environment. The construction of such a large number of buildings will bring a long period of noise/pollution to anyone who lived nearby, and will cause the light-blocking problem to the unfortunate dwellings next to the site.

    Regards
    Yuting Z

  88. jenny wang commented

    Hi Sir/Madam,

    I strongly disagree with this proposal as it is significantly impact the daily life for people who is living in and will living the new building.
    I believe any sustainable development of a community should take account into life condition of all existing and future residents, rather than only focus on short-term financial benefits. The proposed 14 stories height building is too close to existing two buildings on Herring Rd (120 Herring Rd & Saunders Close), I think no one wanna someone else looking at his-her face when he/she get up every morning. This is definitely not accepted, this is about privacy.

    Then, the foundation of the buildings are not capable to bear the impulse when the new construction starts to build. I think Opal Tower and Mascot building crack are the best example. Furthermore, construction noise and dust from this proposed construction. We don't wish that we need to bear the noises everyday, as we already have enough due to heavy traffics on herring road and constructions nearby.

    Thirdly, Macquaire Uni - Macquarie Park has become a congested area, the most thing this area, community needs is infrastructure, rather than more buildings and bring more people in. High-density of buildings in appearance will not create any value for this community, the most important this is environment, environment, environment.
    Please take the petition into consideration.

  89. kelly commented

    Hi Sir/Madam,
    I object to applying for lda2019/0264122 herring Road Macquarie Park Morling College.
    I am a student. I live in this neighborhood. I don't want my home to be like Opal Building and Mascot.
    New buildings are being built all around.
    Every day there is a layer of dust at home, it is a very bad thing, and the winter was no sunlight at home, if so many so high building, will have no privacy.
    Because there are so many old people and children in our community, there are no parks or recreation areas.
    I hope to build a children's playground in our community and a place where residents can exercise.
    And one of our roads to the station was very small, so it was dangerous for people on the other side of the street to retreat into the grass and the fast moving traffic if they were in prams and crippled cars.
    Kelly
    Delivered to the planning authority

  90. Kan W commented

    I strongly DISAGREE the proposed development!!!

    1. No Privacy
    2. The building are too close and we don't want to on the Top news.
    3. We are already suffering over-development!
    4. Please consider the residents in Saunders Close. We want a life.
    5. We are already overcrowded-please come and see the "Saunders Close", it only leave a circle for the car entries. All are high-rise building surrounded and no green...

    City of Ryde please listen to us, don’t let us down. Please reconsider the application and make fair decisions for the community!
    Kan W

  91. Richard Li commented

    Dear Sir and Madam;

    As residents of 120 Herring Road Macquarie Park, we strongly disagree with the Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College . We sincerely request Council consider how the application will impact greatly on the nearby residents’ apartment

    The development application is totally unacceptable. When we read the development application, we felt so disappointed and frustrated. The application is so greedy. If we had known this application before, we would not have bought any apartment located at 120 Herring Road Macquarie Park. Our apartment will be absolutely devalued by this application.

    The sunlight from North and West is almost blocked. We would not believe why the existing residents could only have two hours sunlight a day. 120 herring Road is an residents’ apartment not commercial building

    Those building will be literally built just a few meters distance from our apartment. We don’t want to live with all blinds shut day and night. It will be a terrible life for us to live this apartment. People’s privacy is taken away. You cannot build five high rises in such a dense area without affecting others

    We strongly object the development plan as we wish our family have a better life here. Please stop it.

  92. Manish Pareek commented

    Hi

    The masterplan doesn't say much about the Geotech. The concept talks about structures that are above the ground level. The sub-surface data mainly rock quality, cores & Lab test results from adjacent high rises would be beneficial in my view particularly if the constructions is in Hard Sandstone then are there any weaker joints/fractures present that may be affected by the construction/vibration activity. The core logs should also help in identifying lack/presence of any clay or shale in the foundation & how they react to swelling from water.

    Besides the geotech, other key issues that mus b addressed are as under:

    1) How does the developer plan on monitoring noise & dust levels ? Are there any plans to set up sound barriers/fences to monitor the decibels from the hammering for Pile foundations & drilling activities or water spraying to keep the dust levels down. These need to be addressed for the general health of the residents in the area.

    2) Also Removal of the existing old brick buildings/sheds could expose people to any fine asbestos during demolition work. How will that be handled ??

    Recent events seen during the construction of 120 Herring Road & the new Morling College Hostel wing have highlighted rampant illegal parking by Contractors on Saunders Close in driveways & nonchalant disposal of litter during lunch hours. I dont think the residents need to go through another groundhog day scenario all over again. Thanks
    Manish

  93. Mark Williams commented

    Objection to Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie
    Park Morling College Application
    Reference: Application LDA 2019/0264 by Morling College

    I have been living on Herring Rd now for 4 years and in that short period of time, there has been significant development happening and with little improvement to infrastructure.

    You just need to look at the skyline and see the number of cranes, here is a list of current and future projects I can find;
    -Neue, 137-143 Herring Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113
    -Prime, 101 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113
    -Park One, 80 Waterloo Road
    -Sale of 159-161 Epping Road
    -112 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park
    - 197-223 Herring Road, Macquarie Park (Macqaurie Shopping Centre)
    - Natura, 82-84 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park
    - Ivanhoe estate

    The Morling College proposal will just add the overcrowding we see in the area.
    The number of projects currently in progress within Macqaurie Park and the number of futures projects in unbelievable. There is also no clear direction on how Ryde Council will improve infrastructure;
    -Very small amount of parkland considering how large the population will be come
    -Poor condition of footpaths between Epping Rd and university Rd
    -No bicycle lanes.
    -Herring road not optimised , poor use of bus lanes and wasted space

    I am strongly against this proposal

  94. Jess Shi commented

    Objection to Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie
    Park Morling College Application
    Reference: Application LDA 2019/0264 by Morling College

    Morling College’s proposal for the construction project on its existing land would brought a serious impact on our residents’ lives.

    1. Very small amount of parkland and ground space will disappear and becoming residential apartment which will undermine our existing community environment. The only playground currently left with open space for kids and resident within the area will all be replaced by buildings.

    2. It will aggravate the traffic congestion in the neighbourhood, ie. more difficult to drive in and/or drive out of Saunders Close which will bring safety concerns for pedestrians.

    3. Residents’ privacy will be compromised. The space and distance between building and building is too close, which will severely narrow the safety space of the inhabitants.
    Fourthly, due to the growing density of the buildings within the area, new buildings will bring potential safety hazards to the existing ones.

    Last, but not lease, all community resources will disappear, including the church, playground, library etc, which will be replaced with a crowed community with cold buildings only and neighbours who we would never have a shared outdoor place in order to know each other.

    Therefore, as a resident of the existing community, I and my family strongly against this proposal. Our community requires the preservation of existing green field and ground shared space with open air and those community resources.

  95. N F Lee commented

    To the General Manager
    We, the undersigned, have objections to LDA2019/0264 (Applicant: Morling College) with the following reasons:
    1. We need more open space and green areas, including parks and playgrounds
    There are many families living in apartment blocks in Macquarie Park, from young children to young adults to the elderly. As we don’t have backyards anymore, we need open spaces for a healthy lifestyle and community meeting for recreation/exercise. We do not need more tall buildings to make the small area between Saunders Close and Morling College to be over-crowded and over-populated.

    2. Traffic congestion
    As present, the number of cars that come into and/or leaving Saunders Close feed into Herring Rd which is often ‘bumper to bumper’ at peak hours. It is almost unsafe at times to cross Saunders close. Note that Herring Rd has similar capacity as 30 years ago when thousands of units were non-existent. There are many more blocks of units being built and/or close to completion on Herring Rd, Waterloo Rd and Talavera Rd.

    3. Pollution and possible damage
    If construction goes ahead, pollution and noise will be detrimental to residents and there is no guarantee any excavation is not going to affect the foundation and/or structure of existing blocks.

    We suggest Council puts a limit on the number of blocks to be built and the height of the blocks. There needs to be more space in between blocks to ensure the safety of the buildings and the quality of life of residents. There should also be some open space left for community social gatherings and recreation.
    Thank you for your consideration.

  96. Bill Wang commented

    Dear Sir or Madam:
    I strongly disagree with the proposal!
    I'm one apartment owner of 120 Herring Road. When I received the letter,I felt shocked,disappointed and frustrated!
    Our building 24 floors high,and just settled. The Morling College new plan will
    affect our quality life!The new DA shows 11options and their preferred option.As residents at 120 Herring Road ,There are many problems will come in :Large population in this area ,Heavy traffic, No Greens and room for kids,No secret,Density ,Safety,Sunlight,Noise,and so!
    Morling college plan to build many new buildings are so closer with our building that causing structureal instability in our building!
    This area is already very crowded,There are over 10 new constructions sites in progress,And thousand of units will be settled in next years,I can't imagine any more new high rise buildings appear!
    I strongly object The Application LDA 2019/0264 122Herring road,Macquarie Park Morling college Application!

  97. Nino Tang commented

    Dear Sir and Madam;

    As residents of 120 Herring Road Macquarie Park, after seeing the proposal plan submitted by Morling College, we strongly disagree with the Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park. Alongside with all other concerning owners who have made their comments here, we also ask if the Council can consider how this application will impact all residents currently reside here on Herring Road.

    This proposal will limit our views from our apartment, it will also limit the amount of sun lights going into other parts of this building.

    Traffic congestion is already a concerns without these existing buildings. It takes a good 1-2 minute just to exist into the roundabout with the number of cars traveling on Herring Road.

    Please carefully plan this over crowed area and review the proposal plan accordingly.

  98. Lan Zh commented

    To whom it may concern ,

    I strongly oppose the proposal. The area is surrounded with high rises and needs open spaces which Morling College is providing as is. The height of this proposed development is too high and will cause high density which is already more than Herring road can hold and can be seen from the terrible traffic on the road.

    The size of this proposed development requires an extension to the Herring Road I believe. There will be an increase in traffic incidents if this development is allowed. The roads will not cope especially Herring Road, Sounders close and proposed road in the project. As a resident, I am having issues to enter the Herring Road in rush hours due to traffic density.

    The location needs open spaces, green parks, green playground area for children instead of high rises. .

    There should be a regulation to control the gaps between residential high rises to make our community better.

    Regards

  99. Heather Mu commented

    Dear Sir or Madam:
    I am writing to express my disagree with the proposal.

    The development application is completely unacceptable.
    The over development in the area will have serious impact on:
    1. Privacy of the residents
    2. The traffic capacity on Herring Road
    3. Green space of the whole area
    The density in the area will also create other problems that will cost our community a lot. Please take our disagreement in consideration. Thank you!

  100. Leila Zhang commented

    I disagree with this new DA proposal due to the intensity of large population in this area,
    there are no enough open spaces as there are.already a lot of high rise built in close proximity. There not enough play grounds for kids to play, and no enough greens and park for our pets, council should concern more about the quality of residents lives. Its already overloaded with population.

  101. Cathy Chong commented

    To whom it will concern:
    I strongly disagree with the proposal.
    I have been living in Saunders Close since 2015. I and my neighbors are suffering from the noises and pollution from the overloaded constructions in the neighbor area from then on.
    The currently proposed construction will make things even worse for me and my neighbors and will also create problems that cost our privacy and living space.
    The traffic capacity in the area has already reached its limit at the time. And the green space has been deprived from the residents by these high density constructions.

    Please consider not to approve this proposal for our community.

  102. Glan Han commented

    Dear Madam and Sir:
    I strongly oppose the proposal.
    The over development in this area has already made problems to the living environment. We have been suffering from the heavy traffic and pollution caused by the non-stopping constructions. This proposal will make things even worse for us and cost our health.
    Please consider the community members and do not approve this proposal.

  103. Linda Hua commented

    Dear Manager
    I and my family have objections to this proposal.
    The proposed construction will have negative impact on our community through:
    1. making the already heavy traffic on Herring Road worse
    2. sacrificing green space in the area
    3. pushing the living environment to its limit
    4. depriving residents’ privacy
    Please do not approve this proposal and consider the whole community.

  104. Victoria Zeng commented

    Dear Sir and Madam

    I strongly disagree with the Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College . We sincerely request Council consider how the application will impact greatly on the nearby residents’ apartment

    The development application is totally unacceptable. When we read the development application, we felt so disappointed and frustrated.

    Those buildings will be literally built just a few meters distance from our apartment. We don’t want to live with all blinds shut day and night.

    The2 Macquaire Uni - Macquarie Park has become a congested area, the most thing this area, community needs is infrastructure, rather than more buildings and bring more people in. High-density of buildings in appearance will not create any value for this community

    Please take the petition into consideration.

    Thank you!

  105. Doris Li commented

    Dear manager,

    I hope you can seriously consider our voice of objections to this proposal.
    My husband and I do not agree with this plan as it will strongly reduce the life quality and increase the safety issues of people who already live here.

    The very first reason will be the safety issue. Please consider the traffic problem, both people live here and these uni students need to be careful when they walk past or drive through the road. It definitely will increase traffic accidents.

    Second, people live at the high levels do have the right to enjoy the sunshine and nice view when they bought the apartment. And we do not want to sacrifice our public area and the green space.

    As we are suffering the pollution and noises every day, please try to understand our situation and please be mercy and kind to save us from these endless instructions.

    People live here have families and babies. Please consider our human rights and try to stop the overdevelopment as its not ethical to making money by exploiting our rights.

  106. Fanglin Wu commented

    I strongly object to this proposal. Macquarie Park is already overcrowded and congested, and current residents are suffering from the over development of this area.

  107. Dayo commented

    Dear Council,

    As a resident of 120 Herring road community, I strongly disagree with the 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College Application.

    It will be overcrowded with such a narrow road after 122 Herring road construction has finished. As a resident at 120 Herring road, this will affect our quality of life. With only leaving 15 meters away to build another 3 apartments behind us at 120 Herring road, will be extremely lack of privacy.

    This development will heavily impact my family's lives through all the noise, vibrations, dust and potential structural damage that will affect us during construction.

    If this development is allowed to pass through by Council, it will lead to very bad press and very bad political outcomes for the local Labor government. We will be forced to vote for political parties that seek to reduce overpopulation and over-development.

    I hope our city of council will consider benefits of local residents, and reconsider the above DA Application.

    Thank you

  108. Nikki Yu commented

    Dear Sir and Madam,
    I strongly oppose the current plan, because the whole area has been overly developed with all the high rise residential buildings which is causing traffic congestion and reckless reduced green public spaces. As a current resident, I am suffering from the noise, congestion, and no privacy. During a windy day, the pedestrian path along Herring Road towards Epping Road is Turing into multiple wind tunnels created by the overly crowded buildings. It is unsafe and unable to work properly.

    Please stop any new development that is in the interests of real estate companies rather than that of the local residents.

    Thank you!

  109. Sarah L commented

    To whom it may concern,

    I strongly oppose to this development application LDA 2019/0264.

    Macquarie Park is already overcrowded with too many high rise apartments. During peak hours the congestion in Herring Rd, Epping Rd, Waterloo Rd, and Talavera Rd is terrible and the current plan will make it worse. The Pedestrian side walk is very narrow along these roads, when crowded it is very dangerous to walk on. This area cannot afford more people.

    More importantly, the current plan will lower the living standards in this area, in particular, sunlight, privacy and green public space.

    Please reject this plan. Thank you!

  110. Aloysius Lee commented

    Dear City of Ryde Councilors,

    Recent news has revealed many problems with apartment buildings in NSW which stem from a lack of government oversight and regulation over the industry - therefore I must STRONGLY OBJECT to the proposed plans for 122 Herring road.

    The plans for 122 Herring road place the new structures too close to the existing buildings and are TOO TALL for the area. Additionally, it removes greenery from the area, adds significant traffic without enough upgrades to Herring and Epping road and pose a significant quality of life decrease for the existing residents.

    Please reconsider your proposal – with the current state of the apartment building industry there are no guarantees from your council or the builders that no issues will arise.
    Will the council of Ryde fix any and all problems if they arise as a result of this new development?

    I do not wish my home at 120 Herring road to become like Mascot Towers and if there are any issues as a result of your approval for 122 Herring road, I will hold you directly responsible.

    Regards

  111. John Zhang commented

    Disagree with the DA to develop high density buildings as it's overcrowded and will cause traffic congestion. The proposed building is too close to the surrounding building will cause risk.

  112. K. R commented

    Dear City of Ryde council,
    Other than Saunders Close 1, other Saunders Close apartments will also be impacted by the new extensive drilling and excavation into the ground: we already have construction issues (e.g leaking and cracks within buildings and parking spaces) with the current Saunders Close buildings. Knowing this, further drilling and excavation in the immediate areas will aggravate the entire community's building structures :( The damages will be too high for so many existing tenants, property owners etc. Please don't build on such a dense and already developed land :( The consequences and damages will be too substantial and please think in the people who first settled here. If you are in our shoes, would you risk further cracks, leaks and damages in your own homes? :(

  113. C. R commented

    Dear City of Ryde Council,
    No one should be living in an unsafe, lack of privacy and overcrowded living environment.
    The new development proposed will be unsafe for the existing owners, and tenants. Cracks and leaks (including underground areas) have already been reported by many residents to building managers etc. Further drilling, excavation will not only create noise, air pollutions but fatally weaken the construction and foundation of the surrounding buildings. Please respect the basic living condition standard of the current people who already made Saunders Close their home!
    We believe the council will not neglect and damage current residents' basic living conditions (for the sake of getting new incomes and rooms for new developers). Please don't endanger existing people's homes for future years to come!

  114. Megan K commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Please consider our request and do not proceed with the proposed development.

    Maquarie Park is a great location for young families, not a place reputable for students' party central. Please come to the area on Wednesday nights after drunk noisy crowds return from the Ranch hotel, leaving our parks behind Morling College completely trashed and vandalised. This is a huge disruption to young families with children wanting a clean playgrounds and putting kids to sleep.
    If more student accomodation is going to be built and Morling College is encouraging such behaviour, then please prevent this proposed development.

  115. Andrew Lukins commented

    I also object to this proposal. I agree with all previous comments.
    There are so many units going up in afraid the area will turn into a concrete ghetto just like Zetland, and devalue everyone's investment.

  116. Yee Yeow commented

    I strongly opposed to this ill- considered development proposal. It will lead to overpopulation, reduced green space, traffic congestion.

  117. Violet Shi commented

    I am object to this proposal.

    Considering the recently apartments cracking scandal, I and my family really did not see any further unsafe action to be taken.

    Morling College has already built a public motel and on Saunders close which is ridiculous to find strangers around where we are living and no judgement why a college needs to build a hotel to make money.

  118. Nathan commented

    Already, the Saunders Close development is severely lacking in natural sunlight. Better planning could've allowed for existing buildings to be taller, with greenery occupying the space between them to maximise livability. Further, I would assume the addition of further buildings will enhance (negatively) the wind tunnel effect, creating a noisy and uncomfortable living space for all.

    Please reconsider this proposal (reducing or eliminating it), and in either option, consider turning the morling college space into some shared green space for the residents of Saunders Close and its immediate surrounds to enjoy.

  119. Danny S commented

    Dear City of Ryde Council,

    Reference : Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College Application.

    I write in connection with the above planning application. I have examined the plans and I know the site well, as the resident in 120 Herring Road. I wish to object strongly to the development of these development in this location.

    Based on the vision of City of Ryde : "The place to be for lifestyle and opportunity @ your doorstep".

    With approval of this development, it will not reflection the vision for City of Ryde Council, as the place to be for lifestyle as overcrowded living environment, lack of privacy for the resident in 120 Herring Road, new building will deprive the sunlight hours.

    This development proposals should be considered very carefully: infilling could ruin the character of the Herring Road.

    Please consider and listen to all of our objection against this development proposal. Thank you.

  120. Haidong Xiao commented

    Objection.

    Safety
    Traffic
    Noise
    Density
    Construction risk....

    Morling College is running a business but not a college.!

  121. Shawn commented

    The proposed plans would create an overpopulated mass of residents without adequate parks, footpaths amenities etc.

    Would suggest the council reviews the width and condition of the current footpaths before continuing to consider any further mass residential developments in the Herring Rd area.

    The proposed plans would impact the wellbeing of existing rate paying residents, through considerable disruption to daylight, noise pollution during development and post development.

    Recent residential developments in parts of Sydney too close to neighbouring buildings has lead to structural damage to existing buildings. The council needs to review the current groundwater location and water running next to 8 Saunders Close to see clearly that this land is sensitive to development.

  122. sharon commented

    Dear city of ryde council

    My whole family would like to object this proposal . Without any concerns about the neighbors only money driven. This is ridiculous and harmful for the living of macquarie park. Traffic issues and public green areas will need to be solved as priority

    Regards

  123. Edward Chan commented

    I strongly object to Morling College’s proposal to add high rise developments around the 120 Herring Road residence. It will have negative impacts on the quality of living of the hundreds of residents already living in this area. Traffic congestion, overcrowding and loss of green space are only a few reasons to put an end to this development. Ignoring the community’s objections to this development is at the peril of the council.

  124. Lydia commented

    Dear City of Ryde Council,

    Objection to proposed concept development application for the development of the Morling College....

    Apart from potential construction risk, my major concerns are:

    1. old and short of infrastructure facilities not matching current residents's needs, let alone new development....* look at the rubbish pedestrian path we got on Herring road, so narrow and not even comfortable to walk on, I can not imagine kids and disabled one would be safe on it... when it is raining, it is just unable to walk on, full of water.... *bus stop is not comfortable to stay close to 1 saunders close... *waste managment is a issue too... it is disgusting to see so many rubbish bins on saunders close everyday already, I can not imagine what would be like on saunder close for the new development.... *metro station is quite crowded during peak hours now, I would questioning the capacity of the metro station if bringing in new development like that... *flooding issue.. you know now when the storm is coming there is flooding land near the creek, if new development approved, would it worsen the situation?

    2. traffic congestion...now it is already super crowded on herring road, take me tens of mins just on herring road. long quee already exiting from saunders close to herring already. if bringing in new development and many more cars travel on the herring road???? where are the traffic report for the development? considering the development in construction or not?

    3.over population... be repeated by above comments and ... please consider it...

  125. Lavender Pan commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I strongly OBJECT this development. This would result in no privacy of our living and block all our sunshine. The buildings are too close to each other and would hugely impact our surroundings and quality of life.

    Hope authority could look into this and make the wise decision for residents.
    Thank you.

  126. Kia commented

    Dear City of Ryde Council,

    This area is already over populated. Life style will change and it will create lots of dissatisfaction for whoever lives here either as owner-occupied or tenants as well property investors to keep the value of their properties. I oppose the proposal as a current resident on herring road. It will cause lots of big issues and head aches for everyone for sure.

  127. Ivy Park commented

    This plan will impact on health of numerous tenants who reside in the surrounded area. As a mother of a little boy, I strongly oppose to this proposal.

  128. Judy Wright commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I strongly DISAGREE with this development. This would result in overpopulated, dense, low privacy area without any sunshine. The buildings are too close to each other and would hugely impact our surroundings and quality of life.

  129. Hao Z commented

    Dear Sir/Madam:

    Strongly disagree with the application LDA 2019/0264.

    There have been enough concerns about environment, community, health, safety, privacy, traffic articulated by owners and residents above at 120 Herring Rd and Saunders Close, which I can’t agree more. I am not going to repeat all those concerns, but they are equally important to a few more concerns I would like to elaborate below:

    1. The proposed five buildings will double the population density (about 1500 households then) in the area, not counting the 10 other residential high rises being built or close-to-finish at the moment in the surrounding areas. There won’t be enough medical resources available for the residents in the area. In case of emergency/crisis, how would thousands of residents be evacuated with only two small roads, one being a non-through?
    2. It is time to have a real city plan rather be driven by pure financial gains for developers. I can hardly see a plan behind this proposal with any consideration for quality of life or health or community safety for residents living in an already over-crowded area. Australian Bureau of Statistics has already listed the Macquarie Park as one of those areas with oversupplied dwellings in the next five years – how would additional five 14-floors buildings contribute to the apartment oversupply in the district?
    3. The application proposes for a mix use commercial, retail and mainly residential development by Morling College, which made me question whether this aligns with the mission/vision of Morling College to serve its community. What a community – made of iron and concrete, no sunlight, no greenery, no place for children – Morling College is proposing for the community it serves, while only considering maximising its own financial gains! It would be grateful that the Morling College would carefully consider and respond to concerns raised by the community it serves.

    Following recent building crises, it highly suggested an urgent need for the Council / State to reform the building and construction industry by ensuring people and community first and by lifting building standards and across NSW (although extensive work has been started by NSW government), e.g.: revise the regulations that allows 6-12 meters distances between two high rises (even below 9 floors – safety and privacy issues).

    I, one of many resident in the area, would greatly appreciate that the City of Ryde could carefully consider our concerns, weight the benefits and damages of the proposed application, and truly act in the interest of community safety and consumer protection.

    Thank you for your consideration
    Hao

  130. kuifen wang commented

    over over over supply in Maquarie Park! buildings are too close to each other.
    as residents, we need greenland, parks, open spaces.

    like Rohdes, Zetland, there are many high rise as well, but they are well planned, many green parks, children playground, sports fields. Not like Macquarie Park, just tall buildings.

    I strongly DISAGREE with this development.

  131. Adrian Stanislaus commented

    I DO NOT support the LDA2019/0264.

    Herring Rd currently are already very busy as it is. There are already a lot of new development happening in the area.

    With this Morling College development, it'll be much worse. The additional population density that this will bring is not doing the community any favours.

    On top of that, with all those proposed high rise being built, this community will loose the greenery and being replaced with concrete jungle. Not only the greenery, the community will also loose the sun.

    So this development is bad for the community, please reconsider the plan and have the community in mind.

    Thank you.

  132. Nancy Malek commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am strongly opposed to the proposed development at Morling College as it will negatively impact population density. There is a real threat to the health and safety of the residents of Saunders Close, which must not be overlooked.

  133. Rachel Wong commented

    Dear City of Ryde Council,

    I strongly oppose the listed development plan for several reasons:
    1. Excessive noise and air pollution
    2. Severe lack of green spaces in this area
    3. Poor thought to infrastructure + continuing overdevelopment despite poor occupancy. E.g. lack of public parking spaces and hence poor occupancy for shop fronts.
    4. Overwhelming traffic congestion, especially when adjacent to arterial roads
    5. Pending important reforms from state government with regards to building standards as highlighted by cracks in Mascot Tower, unsafe Opal Tower, water damage in Zetland apartment blocks, septic spray in Paramatta's Altitude towers.. the list goes on.

    Please thoroughly consider the concerns of your residents.

  134. Victor Ly commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly disagree with the developments proposed on 122 Hereing road. My concerns are same to those already mentioned in prior comments, that is overcrowded, safety issues around building towers closely to each other, privacy, lack of sunshine and lack of green space.

  135. Yng Yiing Lee commented

    Dear City of Ryde Council,
    I vigorously oppose the listed development plan for the following reasons:
    1. Excessive noise and air pollution
    2. Severe lack of green spaces in this area
    3. Poor thought to infrastructure + continuing overdevelopment despite poor occupancy. E.g. lack of public parking spaces and hence poor occupancy for shop fronts.
    4. Overwhelming traffic congestion, especially when adjacent to arterial roads
    5. The density of the proposed development is too high
    6. Pending important reforms from state government with regards to building standards as highlighted by cracks in Mascot Tower, unsafe Opal Tower, water damage in Zetland apartment blocks, septic spray in Paramatta's Altitude towers.. the list goes on.
    Please consider thoroughly the concerns of your residents delivered to the planning authority

  136. Malong Dong commented

    Dear City of Ryde,

    I am not in favor of the development plan at 122 Herring Road, because

    1. The area is ALREADY in danger of over development without proper infrastructure support
    2. The recent sandals of high density building quality impose potential threat to existing apartment buildings
    3. The proposed development plan has not considered neighboring communities as it’s lack of design for public area and community harmonization.

    Please kindly consider my concern and the voice from the public. Thank you.

  137. Eric M commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly disagree the current plan.
    1. Overpopulated, increases congestion, noise and cars in our street.
    2. We need SPACE between buildings, we need SUNLIGHT! PRIVACY! NO WIND DRAFTS!
    3. Construction Risk!!
    Please listen to our voices, we really don't want to have five more buildings in our community. Morling College said they want to "maximum the land use", how absurd is that!! What benefits does our residents get? I live in level 6, if you approve the DA, there will be a building only meters away from my apartment, and because of the direction, my apartment won't have sunlight at all!!
    I know all of you just want to make money, however, as a Council, please think more about the community and residents! Just think about it, be honest, do you want to live here with all those buildings?! Please don't disappoint us. Thank you.

    Kind regards,
    Eric

  138. Mei Low commented

    Dear Sir

    We object to the application LDA 2019/0264 122 Herring Road launched by Morling College.
    1. Close Proximity with the Proposed Morling College development with Saunders (1,4,6) and 120.
    2. Concern on construction risks like Mascot – on soil, vibration, muddy water overrun, dangerous chemical escaping
    3. Concern and issues on LESS FSR transfer from 120 Herring – on 22.0 development plan statistics plan, 120 Herring Building has “less FSR” of 8017 sqm. We would like this 8017 sq m to be deducted from the adjusted GFA of 60,633 sq m of the proposed development and thus this would mean the Morling College development could only have 4 building and not 5.
    We would like
    1. Greenery on top of entire development of the building proposed – We would like to have Trees and Plants on the Rooftop to re-created the loss in greenery that this development has caused for us
    2.. Unblock and open space for Site A and Site B for all residents and owners of 120 and Saunders – the Sites after development have to be open space to allow residents – young and old and handicap to move the building to building and enjoy the open green space

    thanks

  139. Maria commented

    I disagree with this proposal , we are already over populated with the amount of units built , and existing .

    Have we really put money before the well-being of people ..

    How sad a state we have become !!

    Council and the government should be ashamed !!

  140. Fengjuan Chen commented

    Dear Sir/Madam
    As a current resident of 120 Herring Rd, I strongly disagree with this development proposal.
    The gap between 120 and proposed building is too small which gives no privacy and safety to the residents.

    I also greatly concern about the impact on the underground structure given the density of high rises in the area. There is already an intensive pressure for high rises apartment buildings focusing on the role council plays in terms of approval and regulation. Council should give careful consideration to any potential risk in this high density area.
    thank you
    Fengjuan Chen

  141. Zhinong Wang commented

    To Whom It May Concern,

    I object to the proposal. This proposed development will cause potential issues to the surrounding area and apartments/buildings close by.

    As a resident, we need open spaces and grea area instead of high rises.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    Regards

  142. dongdong Li commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I strongly OBJECT this development. As a resident, this would result in no privacy of our living and block all our sunshine. These buildings are too close to each other and would hugely impact our quality of life.

    Please reject this plan. Thank you!

    Thank you.

  143. Eunice Fung commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly object to the proposal development of 122 Herring Road. My worries and concerns are the same as previous mentioned by commenters. Issues such as over crowding, over developing lands that causes even more problems to the community and environment, increase in traffic thereby causing more chaos and increase safety concerns, lack of public space and privacy, lack of green areas leading to environmentally unfriendly area, lack of children safe play space and loss of sunshine which decreases human health. Furthermore, the increase in population in a confined area significantly increase STRESS (PHYSICAL AND MENTAL). This not only affects owners and tenants of Saunders Close but also to the surrounding Macquarie community. Our HEALTH AND SAFETY is extremely important and it is our first PRIORITY to protect it, including the environment. I asked that this proposal to be seriously reconsidered, for a more community acceptable and environmentally friendly development.

    Thank you for your attention.

    Warm Regards,
    Eunice

  144. S Loh commented

    Dear City Of Ryde Council,

    I STRONGLY DISAGREED with the application of LDA 2019/0264.

    1. The area already very crowded and over populated, with the additional of current & future housing projects
    2. Increased noises and air pollutions will caused health issues
    3. Congestion on Saunders Close and Herring Rd will cause safely issues, especially for families with young kids
    4. Construction risks of putting more apartment in such a tiny area

    Please reconsider the application.

  145. John mathews commented

    Absolutely no consideration for the people who have lived here for years. Just pure corporate greed.
    My street is going to become a mess, no sunlight or privacy. Stop this monstrosity.

  146. T Leung commented

    Dear City Of Ryde Council,

    I strongly oppose the application of LDA 2019/0264.
    The construction of 5 multi-storey buildings will have detrimental impact on the foundation of the surrounding residential apartments and traffic safety.
    The area around Saunders Close and Herring Road is already over populated. The above application will create an extremely high population density, which may have negative impact on the environment and sustainability.
    I sincerely urge the council to reject this application.

    Thank you for your attention to this serious matter.

  147. Jin Lee commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I strongly object to the application LDA 2019/0264.

    1. There is no open space on either sides of the Herring Road since the new developments in the area and this new development will put residents of the area, current and future, mental and emotional stress even more due lack of open .
    2. Once the developments which are currently being developed in the area are occupied, the traffic on Herring Road, Waterloo Road and all surrounding roads will increase dramatically. This new development will just add another level of traffic problem and will even affect the quality of air and negatively affect the health of residents.
    3. This new development will negatively impact the privacy and sun luminosity of units in existing buildings on Saunders Close.
    4. too many buildings in cramped area of Saunders Cl will impact mental and emotional health to the residents due lack of privacy, struggle for the open space, increased traffic, increased noise by both vehicles and people, etc.

    Please consider people and their mental, emotional health, and even physical health which too many developments in the area will negatively impact to current residents in the area and please do not add more problem to the problem which has already been caused and will manifest when the developments currently being built are occupied.

    Please consider us, people, current and future residents in the area, when this development application is considered.

    Regards,

  148. Bogumil commented

    Dear Madams and or Sirs,

    I strongly object about the planned development.

    Where shall i start. This kind of development would pack this area with even mor high rise buildings, removing very valuable green areas. Furthermore, it would increase traffic, polution and noise. Especially during the building phase the construction noise and dust pollution will reduce the current life quality.

    For many residents the decress in privacy and quality of living will be permanent. Who likes to be observed by the neighbor few meters away. In addition many current places will loose the possibility of direct sunlight during the day. As a consequency of both this reasons the real estated will loss of value.

    Please keep as many green areas as possible for us people as well as this fantastics nature here.

    Please listen to peoples voice and stop the current plan.

    Best regards
    Concerned resident

  149. Mei Low commented

    Dear Council

    This is our Consolidated Points on Objection to Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College Application

    Reference: Application LDA 2019/0264 by Morling College

    Below are our summary of the main points of objection with Suggestions and Improvements of DA

    1. Close Proximity with the Proposed Morling College development with Saunders (1,4,6) and 120.

    2. Construction Risks - Concern on construction risks like Mascot – on soil, vibration, muddy water overrun, dangerous chemical escaping

    3. FSR - Concern and issues on LESS FSR transfer from 120 Herring – on 22.0 development plan statistics plan, 120 Herring Building has “less FSR” of 8017 sqm. We would like this 8017 sq m to be deducted from the proposed adjusted GFA of 60,633 sq m of the proposed development. Thus this would mean the Morling College development could only have 4 building and not 5 which gives the green space back to the residents who have huge concerns on space.

    • Furthermore, it is unfair for the higher density is shifted towards120 and Saunders

    4. Traffic Congestion
    o The Traffic development plan in the proposal was done in 2014.
    o This means the traffic plan is obsolete. It is not applicable to today’s new development and issues already happening. The report does not consider today’s 120 MQ, MQ village.
    o Early 2020 we would have Prime and Park one settling
    o Furthermore new development of NEUE, Natural, Metricon Orana coming in next 2-3 years to add to traffic jam

    o As it is today, it is already an issue getting out of 120 MQ and Saunders with the heavy traffic at peak hours, with these new proposed 500+ apartments, it will only cause more traffic issues in the tiny roundabout. The planned road is not going to solve the problems with mix/retail, childcare and residents, especially during peak hours.
    o The proposed new road is a dead-end road - this posed a safety concern
    o New Road Proposed connects to another back road that does not lead to the main highway will still cause further traffic issues and not solve the issues

    5. Overshadow/ Loss of Light. We would want these new development Building further away and the new proposed development must not be taller than 8 storeys.

    6. Sharp Wind Sound– with the strong winds, the wind is already creating howling sound through the buildings. With this new proposed Building, this will create a louder huge howling sound from the wind going through in between the Building.

    7. Loss of Privacy and overlooking our Herring Road apartments.

    8. Devalue of Herring Road Property due to overcrowding and overdeveloped in Macquarie Park.

    9. Loss of Greenery and Trees in Morling College – Loss of green and Birds around Herring Road Community

    10. Loss of View from the residents in Herring Road Community

    11. Extreme Dense and closeness in apartments in Macquarie Park that make Macquarie Park loses its original flavour of a greenery park with homes and colleges.

    12. Safety and Health issues – Safety, Construction Noise and Dust from this proposed construction.

    • Concern on construction getting into and out of only the 2 tiny roads of Saunders Close and 120 Herring Road. ( Concern on safety for kids and aged during constructions)
    • Concern about the close proximity of the construction with the huge machinery
    • Concern of crane next to our residents home.

    Suggestions and improvements

    1. Widening of Herring Road with extra lanes on both sides. Widening on Epping Road to ease of congestion.

    2. Reduce this development with the “stolen” FSR back to the community – hence reduce the proposed development to 4 buildings of 8 storeys high

    3. Greenery and Park and support the elderly and young and handicaps. Request City of Ryde to provide green park around Saunders Buildings and 120 Building and Parks specifically between Site B and 120 and Site A and 1 & 6 Saunders Close
    b. Support of young families in Herring road – green and park for the young to run and old folks to do tai qi
    c. Support the aged and handicap in wheelchair – We would like to see widening of footpath in the primary and secondary footpath to add handicap and aged path for these residents to be able to move from the building to the Metro and Macquarie Central without having to get on to the main Herring road footpath
    4. Safety
    a. With the increase of proposed residential of 500+ with mixed retail, we would like safety to be assured by City of Ryde for the young kids, primary school kids walking home from public school like Kent Primary, High school kids walking back from Metro through a green pathway other than Herring road

    b. Safety for the aged and handicap to be able to cross the roads with between Site A and 120 and Saunders building as we do not have aged and handicap path. We would like this considered into the plan

    5. Reputable Builder and Council for this proposed development
    a. With the recent saga of Opal Building and Mascot, we as owners are extremely worried on the close intended construction.
    b. We would like to request that the tender of this development must be awarded to reputable Builder and Developer who is listed and cash-rich. We hope the City of Ryde could work with Morling College to address this concern

    6. Protection of Fauna and Flora and especially the trees in Morling College
    a. These trees today in different seasons provide the greenery, the beauty of Macquarie Park. We would like the developer to be able to migrate and protect these huge trees in the construction and assure that they are protected – Photos could be provided
    b. Protection of our birds living in the area – the various species of Birds Family around the region is so beautiful. Their homes are in these huge trees.
    7. Greenery on top of the entire development of the building proposed – We would like to have Trees and Plants on the Rooftop to re-created the loss in greenery that this development has caused for us
    8. Unblock and open space for Site A and Site B for all residents and owners of 120 and Saunders – the Sites after development have to be open space to allow residents – young and old and handicap to move building to building and enjoy the open green space
    9. Collection of Stormwater for irrigation of Greenery and Solar around the region - Request City of Ryde to be more Green conscious to request all development going forward in Macquarie has to re-used storm and rain water in watering all greenery, provide the drainage and sewage system to avoid contamination, use of Solar for all lighting in pathways for residents
    10. Green walk path with handicap way from Epping Road to Metro via this 120/Saunders development
    11. Address Traffic issues and turning out from 120 by installing traffic lights and widening of Herring Road with Pedestrian path widen
    12. Request for a Public Library and clinic with new supermarkets like Coles, Woolworths, AUDI or IGA and other larger Asian / Fruits and Vegetable groceries shop in the mixed retail in this development as Macquarie Central is running out of items on their shelves on weekend
    13. Request control on restaurants ratio in mixed retail to 15% to control the exhaust and noise created by the restaurants in this new proposed Mixed Retail.
    14. Lastly and repeating Greenery on top of all buildings including the side façade of Building in mixed retail to create the loss greenery back to the residents

    Thank you for reading and please kindly assist the community as your actions will be deeply appreciated by the Residents in Saunders and 120.

  150. Maya commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    '2 hours of Sunshine' !!

    Crikey most of us would struggle with this Rationing of Nature's free resource in my Lucky Country. Presumably this would make a headline in the local tabloids. In my view the concept development plan needs to address some key issues & I will list them as under.

    - Increase in Noise & Dust levels
    - Loss of open-space & greenspots
    - Increase in vehicle numbers
    - Life behind 'Louvres'
    - Lack of Privacy
    - Safety aspects for Kids & the Elderly
    - No space for Dog-walkers
    - 'Wind Tunnel Effect' due to the corridors created by the new High-rises (do come down to the alley between 4 & 6 Saunders Close to experience this)
    - Geotech issues that may arise from the vibration from construction activity (eg: how deep will b the foundations be & what's the quality of the bedrock, any groundwater seepages and presence of Clay)
    - Removal of Trees during the construction phase for the 'New street on the Block'!!
    - Increase in heavy vehicles accessing Saunders Close & 120 HR during the proposed Demolition work
    - Lack of Parking spots for Visitors & Patrons of new cafes/businesses & for the Contractors during the proposed activity.
    - Wider footpath access to the MQ Uni Train Station along Herring Road (one can watch the 'Single File March' of the Residents in the morning & back in the evening.
    For this point do spare a thought for the families pushing their prams/ strollers upslope over a badly existing footpath. Makes one wonder if the council cant provide this basic amenity, how would they cater to the rest of the issues.

    Do imagine putting up with the noise amplification at the higher levels during the construction phase. We had to put up with the Roadworks Nightworks last year.
    & the construction of the new Residential wing at Morling College and there's more construction to come over the next few years. No Sir thank you, but we value our Quality of Life & as residents need to know how the Council will address these.

    Yours in Anticipation.
    A Concerned Resident.

  151. Brent commented

    I strongly disagree with this proposal due to a few problems it will have.

    One is the distance between building at 120 Herring Rd and the future proposal building will be too close. It will have no privacy and too crowd with big traffic when residents driving back.

    Second,it will significantly reduce the green space for the surrounding residents. I know about it will be a master plan, but so far I cannot see any consideration for surrounding residents from this plan. Please think about the reason to launch the proposal, if it cannot benefit lives of surrounding residents and will be annoying for them, I cannot see the reason to continue this proposal.

    Finally, there were over 150 complaints already above regarding this proposal, and the "silent majority" has not been included. Please at least consider for potential users in new proposal, those students will be studying and living in a community which isn't friendly and regarding them as "not welcomed".

    Yours in Anticipation.
    A Concerned Resident.

  152. Ailan Huang commented

    Hi council officer,

    on 12th 5:30-6:30pm, I have attend the meeting with Morling College representatives. At the end when the Morling College principle came out to make his points. I personally feel very unhappy. he mentioned this land area they will used to build retail stores, cafe, kid playground, and green space etc. they could have put a fence on it to show us that is their private land belong to them, we not allow to enjoy. But they choose not to put up the fence and open up for us as community enjoyment area. all I concern is the new building 13 and 14 storey next to our 1 Saunders close, is it safe for us during and after construction. without safety is no. 1 priority, who cares the enjoyment. As a family lives here 3 years. We so used to drive to the park and go to shopping centre seeking entertainment. We don’t have to rely on the facility they build. it will become very crowded space and lots of kids and adults will share the same areas to play. When it becomes over crowded there is less enjoyment, end up we still prefer drive out to play and eat. So go ahead, put the fence up, this is not the point we will be happy accept the whole plan.

    the meeting mentioned the sunlight hours and the building distance all fall within compliance. How about the foundation of the new building? when they dig into the soil deeper, who can guarantee it won’t lose our foundation of soil. we want safety guarantee! we don’t want to be homeless. I believe we working hard making money to invest to here, we wants to have a stable living style and settle heart to enjoy our daily life. not wonder from now on if it still worthy to stay here. If they can listen to your voice and amend the plan become better acceptable structure, we will become a better unite community.

    what they think it is good for us it’s not necessary what we think it’s good for us. agreement is the key to make both parties happy. They should have consider long term relationship for the neighborhood, not only think the here is an empty land, just maximum the used of it.

  153. Dylan Peka commented

    As a current resident on Herring Road I find this proposal abysmal as Macquarie Park is already in high capacity especially on Herring Road. Everyday we see congestion of traffic, high volumes of pollution and daily construction.

    Moving forward with this proposal would greatly decrease the current residents of Herring Road’s quality of life. I wish to oppose the Concept Development Application of 122 Herring Road.

  154. Muhammad Sajjad commented

    Hi Council officer,

    Living at 1110/4 Saunders Close...

    I opposed this proposal due to 3 reasons:

    1. Dust allergies, which will be definately start
    2. Noise Pollution
    3. Sunlight hours reductions

    Above three issues are more serious when we think of our kids and elderly who always stay at home.

  155. Xiao zhi xiang commented

    I strongly oppose the new building to be built. the density is already too high and can't hold any more new buildings.

  156. jianling he commented

    Government planning approval department:
    I am a resident of Sauders close Building 1, and my family is firmly opposed to the Morling Colleg building plan:
    1. Sauders close Building 1 is a small high-rise apartment built four years ago. When designing and constructing this building, the foundation was designed according to the unexcavated geological strength around the site. It is impossible to build a room for the current Morling College. There is a redundant foundation strength. Therefore, when the foundation of the new building is dug around 12 meters on both sides of the Sauders close 1 building (only underground garages need to be excavated more than 10 meters deep), it is very difficult to avoid damage to the building in Sauders close 1. Examples of such accidents are not uncommon in the history of world architecture. The closest thing to us is the building accident in the Mascot area.
    2. The new building is too small for our Sauders close Building 1, and the windows on both sides are clearly visible to each other, allowing everyone to live in a privacy-free environment.
    3. The current Sauders close Rd community and the surrounding environment are harmoniously integrated. If a high-density building is built in the area, it will become a cement forest. Both adults and children will enter and exit the cement forest. But have to endure the cold winds between the tall buildings. In addition, after a large number of people in the late period, the traffic and living environment in this area will become worse and worse, reducing our existing living standards.
    Therefore, the government is strongly urged to cancel the construction of the seminary.
    Sincerely
    Thank you for your attention!
    jianling he

  157. Kelly commented

    Dear Council,

    I strongly disagree with the proposal on the Morling College DA.

    It seems like the proposal is devised to maximise the use of the land for Morling College but as a resident who lived on Herring Rd and on Saunders Close more than 7 years, I cannot say nothing but it is too selfish and greedy plan.

    If it happens actually, I believe it would be the hell for the existing communities with significant pollutions and traffic jams.
    We have been suffering from the dust and noises for more than 7 years from the construction and I am seriously concerned about our health issues including mental health issues. As my son is suffering from coughing and phlegm from the continued constructions. Besides, I started to get an insomnia with anxiety and concerning for being exposed to those unhealthy environment for so long period. I have even dreamed nightmares.

    I believe it is time to think of community who have already been living here and about environment for our descendants.
    As we need more green leaves than concrete buildings.

    Kind Regards,
    Kelly J

  158. Monica commented

    Dear Council,

    I absolutely disagree with the DA.

    As a resident of 6 Saunders Close, the height of the proposed building is too high and so close to our place that we can lookinto someone else’s bedroom. And for the extension of Learning Center, it shouldn’t happen, as it is a kind of long shape building and if it go up as a doubled than now, it will block everything and we cannot see any other things but the building.
    I believe Morling College need to respect the existing communities and residents who have been living there for a long time.

    Kind Regards,
    Monica

  159. Stella commented

    Dear Council officer,

    I am a resident living in 2 Saunders Close.

    I oppose the proposal for the following reasons:
    1. first and foremost, safety issues related to exsiting buidlings nearby, what is happening to the Masco Tower may happen here
    2. infrastructure needs to be in place to accomodate the rapid growth of population before proposals like this (propose five high rise buildings in such a small area) can be approved. Congestion of traffic is a particular concern. Bad traffice may cause safety issues as well
    3. Quality of living in this community: privacy, greenery, sunlight, etc

    Thank you for your understanding and support!

    Regards

    Stella

  160. Qiong Li commented

    Over populated in this area already. I strongly disagree the proposal as a current resident on herring road.

  161. Natt & Charmaine commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly object to the proposed development of 122 Herring Road which would seriously affect the residents of 120 Herring Road, Saunders Close and Moolten Avenue in all aspects.

    This proposed development will inevitably create serious issues with traffic congestion, pollution, loss of sunshine, loss of privacy, loss of residents quality of life, construction noise and dust (during construction period). All this for the sake of financial and commercial gains by developers. It's a high price that the local residents will have to pay for decades to come.

    The Council has the power and ability to prevent this and do what is best and right for the community and majority of people. I can only hope and trust that our Council would perform this duty to its best ability and reject the proposal. By doing so, setting a great example for other councils to protect and look after the best interest of its residents.

    Thank you.

  162. Mengyuan Zhou commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly disagree to the proposed development of 122 Herring Road which would dramatically impact our lives, it will make the traffic overloaded too much, and proposed buildings will fully block our sunshine. It will also increase the pollution in the area.

    I believe the council will do the right thing for this community and hope this propose will be rejected.

    Thank you.

  163. Yan Zhao commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am writing to you to object to the proposed development at 122 Herring Road.
    First and the mostly, herring road is already crowed at peak hours. There will be a few new buildings settled at same region in next 2 years. The traffic report in the proposal is outdated which cannot accurately reflect recent traffic conditions and constraints. The development should be amended according to latest traffic report or rejected until traffic conditions improved.

    Secondly, Such a high density, high rise buildings are so close to existing buildings in Saunders close. The construction will put risks on the residents and buildings. State government has started drafting new legislations to regulate new developments. Ryde Council should take this into consideration when review the proposal. Strict land study report and engineering certificate should be provided with the proposal.

    Regards

  164. Bill Yoon commented

    Dear sir/madam,

    I strongly object to the proposal.
    The area is already congested with traffics and quite dangerous for kids to go out and play with friends due to lack of public parks. And the air pollution is getting worse due to lack of greenery. Instead of more high rise buildings that block out the sun light and attract more cars to the area, we need more parks, playgrounds for our future kids, and pedestrians safe areas.

    This proposal will have just an opposite effect of what we really require in the area.

    Moreover, building high rises very close to 1 Saunders Close may weaken the underground structure and cause damages to the building and make it unsafe to live in. This developer is gambling on our life by proposing to build something very close to all the existing buildings on Saunders Close.

    For our life sake and for our safety, please object to this appplication.

    Thanks

  165. Ting Li commented

    Dear Sir/Madam

    We object this proposed development at 122 Herrng Road.

    We were furious when we learned about this proposal put through by the Morling College. Town planner, do you consider the traffic congestion on Herring Road is already terrible? There are a couple more buildings on Waterloo Road are close to completion towards end of the year, and can you imagine how the road can cope with another 5 blocks of apartments being built on Herring Road?? The simple answer is the road cannot cope.

    While to develop the area is a good intention, but when the area is over developed, then it will reduce overall life quality of the residents in the area. The area will no longer be attractive.

    Also, given the close proximity of the proposed development to Saunders Close, no one can guarantee it will not cause any structural damage to the existing apartments. The possible damage is reasonably foreseeable. If anything, it will be paid by those apartment owners to fix. Even if we can prove the damage is caused by Morling College, it will be a long legal battle before a settlement can be reached. Again, who would fund this expensive exercise? The Owners!! Morling college's profits will well be our loss. We do not wish to experience what happened to Mascot Tower.

    We sincerely hope Council will exercise all its due care to our owners and residents when considering this development proposal.

    Regards

    Ting Li

  166. J Yuan commented

    To Ryde Council,

    I object to the development proposal by Morling College. The living environment is increasingly becoming deteriorated by the overdevelopment in this area. The noise pollution, congested traffic, increased neighborhood social problems, reduced green landscape, very limited privacy space, etc. all of these are against the sustainable development rules and principles. Please immediately stop the plan and listen to the community voice. Thanks

    Yours in Anticipation

    J Yuan

  167. Behzad Abbasgholi commented

    Dear Ryde Council

    Please help us to make a better Herring Road. This area is already full of buildings and this new development plan reduce our space, green area, unsafe and noisy, risk to our tower and last but certainly not the least a lot of pollution mainly suffering our kids and disabled people here. To let us keep the better quality of life, kindly please revise this huge development plan.

    Sincerely yours
    Behzad

  168. Ying Jian Zhang commented

    Dear Madam Sir:
    I living in 6 Saunders close MQ park, the new plan shows 14 level high just front of my balcony, completely block the view and no privacy at all, I am strongly against this plan.

  169. Liu ping Feng commented

    Dear Madam Sir:
    the new plan was too high and too close ,large amount of the people will cause lot of problem such as noise ,parking, traffic, living quality and privacy of the people living around, I am strongly against this new plan.

  170. P Wong commented

    Dear Ryde Council,
    I object the application by Morling College. Herring Road has been very crowded and congested. I am on 6 Saunders Close. The proposed high buildings and the future population will affect privacy of the complex, create pollution, safety issues.

    Please listen to the community and stop the plan to protect our quality of life.

  171. Amanda Liu commented

    Dear Sir/Madam

    As part of Macquarie Park community, I strong disagree with the Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College Application.

    Traffic congestion,Road safety & evacuation risk
    With the recently completion of Macquarie Village, residential on 120 Herring road and the expected completion of the complex along Waterloo Road near Macquarie shopping centre, the traffic near the surrounding area becomes over crowd and cause the potential risk to the elders and school kids. There are numerous retirement villages, Macquarie University , Epping Boys High School and Kent Road Public School around this area. Safety travelling for these people need to be considered when council receives new application for high density building. Also with such large population living so close by, increase the evacuation risk.

    Not enough childcare & schools
    With the population is increasing dramatically in Macquarie Park with the newly completed high rise residential, there is already not enough childcare centre, schools for the family move to Macquarie Park and raise the children. Childcare centre waiting list is 3-5 years long for almost all the childcare centre near this area. The long and hopeless waiting list puts extra burden on the young family and prevent one of parent not able to back to work. I can’t think of how worse it will be if 5 residential building, each with 14 stories are built.

    Therefore I strongly disagree with the Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College Application.

  172. James Tai commented

    Dear Council

    I am the owner and resident of 1 Sauders Close, and am absolutely against the development plan for the following reasons,
    1) have already suffered 2+ years excessive noise and BLACK dust from 120 Herring Road development, it really affected my life and health. Let's keep in mind that developers and builders are not so much concerned about how we feel, once project is "done and dusted" they simply walk away, whereas we have to inhale the black dust during extended period of construction and suffer from the aftermath.
    2) the proposal has not been specific about the Stages and total construction period (including excavation and ground digging). Anyhow, I am of the view that the total project will take years to complete, meaning years of damage to the quality of my life.
    3) piling will be a disaster for all surrounding buildings, soon we will see cracks on the wall, and carpark will be leaking etc.
    4) according to the proposed plan of Building 1, it is almost at arms length to my building and will not only block my views but completely blocks the only little beam of sun that I may possibly enjoy during the day. I don't want to wake up in the morning and wave to the guys across the road. To be honest, life suffers more.

    I believe council should represent the interest of community and the local residents, rather than those for-profit businesses, to seriously and rigorously consider the value of this project and its impact to the community. We do not need more crowed residential buildings surrounding us and continue suffering from narrowed / unpaved pedestrian walks, we need more privacy, safety and better facilities, and quality of life. Please be mindful that we as local residents have long-term vested interest in the area, developers don't.

    Kind regards

  173. Jason D commented

    The area already has over development and this will add to the pressure on existing infrastructure. There is no privacy left with existing apartments facing each other and heavy traffic on herring road during peak hours. The additional buildings will make the situation more worse.

    We need better open spaces in the area but at the moment with so many projects ongoing in Macquarie park. Please consider the impact this project will have on our community and provide a more liveable space instead of making our beautiful suburb a packed one that does not benefit people living here

  174. Pat N commented

    Dear Council,

    As an owner of a property in Saunders Place, I am very concerned about the proposed development in Morling College, Macquarie Park. There has been so much development in this small area over the past few years that adding another 5 buildings will take it over the limit of what the area can handle. On top of that, the impact on traffic in the area even though the metro is there, and the impact on privacy/light on our apartment makes no sense as to why another buildings are needed here. I am all for progress but we need not need the area to be turned into a getto.

    I do not support this development in its current state.

  175. William Deng commented

    We object to build additional 5 buildings around 120 Herring road, this is negatively impacting to the overall environment and living to the local people.

    William

  176. James Tai commented

    Dear Council

    I am the owner and resident of 1 Sauders Close, and am absolutely against the development plan for the following reasons,
    1) have already suffered 2+ years excessive noise and BLACK dust from 120 Herring Road development, it really affected my life and health. Let's keep in mind that developers and builders are not so much concerned about how we feel, once project is "done and dusted" they simply walk away, whereas we have to inhale the black dust during extended period of construction and suffer from the aftermath.
    2) the proposal has not been specific about the Stages and total construction period (including excavation and ground digging). Anyhow, I am of the view that the total project will take years to complete, meaning years of damage to the quality of my life.
    3) piling will be a disaster for all surrounding buildings, soon we will see cracks on the wall, and carpark will be leaking etc.
    4) according to the proposed plan of Building 1, it is almost at arms length to my building and will not only block my views but completely blocks the only little beam of sun that I may possibly enjoy during the day. I don't want to wake up in the morning and wave to the guys across the road. To be honest, life suffers more.

    I believe council should represent the interest of community and the local residents, rather than those for-profit businesses, to seriously and rigorously consider the value of this project and its impact to the community. We do not need more crowed residential buildings surrounding us and continue suffering from narrowed / unpaved pedestrian walks, we need more privacy, safety and better facilities, and quality of life. Please be mindful that we as local residents have long-term vested interest in the area, developers don't.

    Kind regards

  177. Clair C commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I wish to oppose the current plan, because we are oversupply in the area. The traffic is bad and MQ become the most HD area in Australia.

    Please consider the current residents here!!!! Please consider the human being rather than economic profits!!!

    Clair

  178. Amanda Li commented

    Dear Council,

    As many of the residents living on herring road for years, we strong disagree with the Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College Application.

    1, Overload traffic. This is not a overpass highway or interchange, we only have one Herring Road to use. Please considering the road safety issues.

    2, Noise Pollution. When peak hours, if all windows and balcony door are open, we have to yell to each to be heard. Big long term health affecting issue.

    3, Air pollution. We literally have BLACK dust and dirt covering our balcony every single day. It sounds like a joke that resident can't even enjoy using their own balcony, but unfortunately it is true.

    4, Over development. Right now at this stage, there are 4 residential construction areas are working at the same time. But basic public facilities can not follow the pace of development. Such as poor road path conditions, green plants coverage etc.

    5, Less privacy, too crowded, buildings and buildings are way too close.

    6, Living/Life quality will be dropped dramatically. We do appreciate and enjoy the benefit which some of the development plans brought to us, but we believe that the purpose of those plans is to improve our living/life quality. So please, help us to build a better living area rather than a commercial money making tool.

    Sincerely yours,
    Amanda Li

  179. Jay commented

    Dear Council,

    I strongly disagree with the proposal of 122 Herring Rd DA for the several reasons as below;

    1. Health Issue(physically and mentally)
    - As residents and an owner, who have been living since 2012, me and my family had to be exposed to the nosiness and dust through every days’ and nights’ construction but all we can do was just waiting for the finish.
    However after all the 7+years series construction, the DA proposed more than 8 buildings-14 stories each-which will continue further 3+years from now. When those construction will be done finally? When can we breathe in and sleep properly ? When can we live relaxed life without construction?
    It just keeps going on and on and it is just too much. I even dream nightmares with stress and depression from the continuing constructions- cannot breath in fresh air and sleep properly with noises and dust- and I really concern about our health. My son is suffering from coughing and phlegm since we moved in this area and insomnia for myself already.

    2. Lack of Privacy
    - According to the new DA, one of the 14 stories buildings, the biggest one will be built just in front of my building so closely and it will block my place and we cannot see anything but someone else’s room.

    3. Lowered quality of our lives
    - The face of our building is southwest and it doesn’t get any direct Sunlight-you might know how important it is to people. But the one good thing was the green view in front of out place and that was the reason that I bought it at a high price eventhough for myself. But if the new high rise buildings will be built in front of it so closely and extended of the nearly finished one upto 8 stories, it would block everything and people of our building will get suffering from depression and mental illnesses with the lack of Sunlight-eventhough it is indirect and just a single beam- and with the blocked views except gray buildings view. And people could even look into someone else’s room and it could raise security issues.

    4. Environmental Issue
    - Herring Road and Saunders Close are already overcrowded with people and cars and trashes. The figures of DA were quite old data(2014-it was the time before people settled on Herring Road and Saunders Close) and they need to update it by investigating now. I believe it is the time to think about environment for our descendants and we need more Sun lights and green place than concrete high rises.

    5. Lack of consideration for community as a religious group
    - Morling College looks like want to maximize the use of their land. However they need to think about it would maximize the damage to existing communities as well and it would cause a lot of problems as time goes by.
    They need to find a way to minimize the impact and the damage to the existing residents as a religious place for public which is supposed to contribute to the community not cause any harm.

    Kind Regards,
    Jay

  180. Y GUAN commented

    Dear Council Officer,
    I object this proposed development at 122 Herring Road in Macquarie Park.

    There were huge changes in Marcquarie Park recent years, especially in economic development because of the improved shopping center and nearby resident buildings. However, it became more crowded and fewer green areas in our living area. The building construction noise, vehicle air pollution and severe traffic jam is definitely affecting local community's living quality.

    I sincerely hope Council will represent and protect the local residents'interest when considering this development proposal.

    I believe more green area and improved basic infrastructure is currently needed, which will make our community's future more happier, brighter and sustainable.

    Yours sincerely,
    Y GUAN

  181. Kelly commented

    Dear Council,

    I strongly object to the 122 Herring Road DA.

    As a more than 7years resident in this area, I have seen it is already overcrowded with people and cars and trashes. Every morning and afternoon at peaks, it has traffic jams with cars and construction trucks and it is really hard to get out of and get into our own building.
    If the DA will goes, it would be chaos while the construction and will be even a hell to the residents after all construction.
    As the Saunders Close is a small road, it is not wide enough to handle those many cars and traffics and it would be very dangerous to the pedestrians and residents who has to use this road.

    Please let Morling College reconsider it and be mindful of the existing residents and owners’ interest who had already paid quite a lot of amount of money for their property. They shouldn’t harm or place any of the existing residents in danger. They should respect the existing residents’/owners’ right to enjoy their life in their environment.

    Kind Regards,
    Kelly J

  182. neil commented

    I strongly disagree with this proposed development plan from Morning College (Development application number LDA2019/0264. It is a high density population area with very limited capacity for traffic and facilities.

  183. Sophia Rosberg commented

    To whom it may concern,

    I STRONGLY object to this proposal.

    Herring and Epping road are already incredibly congested and this development would make the traffic so much worse.

    Further to this, the proposed plan would make the macquarie uni area of macquarie park and the metro train station over crowed and will lower our standards of living !

    In addition to this, the footpaths along herring road are already really busy and in terrible conditions, making it hard for the elderly and people in wheelchairs to travel, over congestion caused by these planned building will only make this travel for our most vulnerable impossible.

    On top of all this, the proposed building will leave the lower levels of 120 herring road and Saunders close with almost no sunlight and incredible amounts of traffic

    I am urging the council to withdraw this plan as it is unrealistic and will be detrimental to the already outdated infrastructure in the area.

  184. Linda commented

    Dear Council,
    As an owner and resident of 1 Saunders Close, I am feeling as disappointed as other residents and strongly object to the proposal of 122 Herring Road DA. There are serious concerns on construction risks in such a crowded area, close proximity between the buildings resulting in lack of privacy.
    With developments after developments in this area, Morling College's proposed "land maximization" plan is just going to put more pressures on oversupply of the area, already congested roads, and it will be achieved at the costs of residents losing the quality of living, potential construction damage like Mascot. We don't want to see it happening on us, and mistake should be learnt and not repeated.

    I sincerely hope our concerns will be heard and council will help to protect existing residents who has long term vested interests in this community.

    Best regards
    Linda

  185. Xiaofeng Li commented

    Dear Ryde Council,

    As a resident of 1 Saunders Close and property owner of 120 Herring Road, I strongly disagree with this proposal due to the high risks of many problems and issues caused by the development.
    Firstly, the foundations of the buildings 1 Saunders Close and 120 Herring Road could be affected by the proposed development. As shown from the proposed site plan, the proposed buildings are located very close to the existing buildings nearby, the foundations of the existing buildings could be damaged and trigger the sinking of the building. This could be highly possible referring to the tragic hazards happened recently in Mascot Towers. (reference: Daily Mail - Apartment block just 150 metres from evacuated Mascot Towers is suffering from 'cracks and sinking foundations' - as experts warn thousands of properties across Australia are unsafe)
    Second, wind conditions between buildings will be another issue with the development of proposed buildings. I am heavily concerned about the wind tunnel effect of the development. This is because I have experienced this in every winter period since I have lived in 1 Saunders Close. The distance between the proposed building and 1 Saunders Close as well as the distance between the proposed building to 120 Herring Road will be too short and this will inevitably create a new wind tunnel. The strong wind gusts between those buildings will be devastating and the use of balconies will be greatly affected!
    Third, overshadowing issue. Plans for the fourteen story towers will cast large shadows to the nearby building, and this problem will become extremely severe in winter period. I strongly recommend the Council to review the shadow diagrams to evaluate the impact on the nearby buildings.

    Overall, I strongly object to this proposal and I am disappointed with the complete lack of consideration for the residents and community of this area. I hope the Council could reconsider the development plan.

    Regards,
    Xiaofeng

  186. Yaoyao Ji commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am writing to voice my opposition to the developments proposed by Morling College. I am a resident living in 1 Saunders Close and I am deeply concerned with the plans to build high rise buildings in my area.
    I am unsure if all of you aware of the community that resides in the area of Sanders Close and that you are threatening with this development. I must admit that until I moved to the area around 3 years ago I also did not know of it. I was amazed to find a very family friendly, safe and close-knit community.
    The proposed development of high-rise buildings will destroy this community. I have major concerns with the shadowing and wind tunnel issues that high-rise buildings create. It will dramatically increase the traffic and congestion in the area. Most of all I am concerned with the affects that it will have on the local community and the kids and families who live in the area.
    I realise there is a lot of money to be made on this development and the Morling College may get their maximised land use, but I ask that you please consider the community that you will ruin if the current proposal proceeds. I ask that you maintain the low density, community feel and character of the community.

    Thanks!

  187. Soy Kwon commented

    I strongly disagree with this proposal since Macquarie Park/uni area is already over-crowding with newly built apartments (and will be more) and the congestion mainly in Herring Rd, Epping Rd.

    We, residents of City of Ryde, request you to help us keep leafy surroundings on Herring Road and Morling College.

    I strongly agree with and support all other people who objected to this proposal above. Please see below for several points of objections.

    1. Proposed layout by Morling college is too close to 120 Herring Road and 5 buildings on Saunders Close

    2. Health issue due to construction Noise and Dust from this proposed construction

    3. There is no such plan to manage the over-crowded area with new residential building & commercial on the ground level as proposed

    4. Congestion is already there on Herring Rd. & Epping Rd.

    5. Devalue of Saunders Close Property due to overcrowding, lack of privacy and overdeveloped in Macquarie Park

    6. Increase in traffic in already congested roads of Herring Road, Epping Road and Waterloo Road. This adds to the woes of traffic issues.

    7. Loss of Greenery and Trees

    8. High density

    9. Safety issue - no one wants to be like an Opal Tower residents

    10. No public parking even they are proposing residential buildings and commercial

    I stongly request City of Ryde to re-consider the application from Morling College.

  188. jianling he commented

    Dear Council officer
    We strongly recommend that your government management department cancel the Morling Colleg building plan, because such building density directly affects the quality of life and safety of our citizens.
    1. Make children and adults useless space for activities
    2. There is no privacy between neighbors.
    3. Local population density is too high, making travel difficult (parking and road congestion)
    4. Damage to the foundation of the Sauders close Building 1 and endanger the safety of the building.
    Thank you for your attention!
    Xiao Zhixiang

  189. Ellen Zhang commented

    Dear Council,

    I would like you to reconsider building these five apartments, as I strongly disagree with this DA proposal, for the following reasons:

    1. The traffic report is obsolete as it is 2014. You must give us a valid up-to-date traffic report.
    2. The floorspace is stolen from 120 residents, we want our 8017sqm returned to us.
    3. Reduced greenspace and family friendly infrastructure.
    4. Noise pollution, from construction and neighbouring buildings.
    5. Safety of other residents around the area.
    6. Possible causes of Asthma reactions due to dust particles floating in the air from the neighbouring construction sites, excessive amounts of dust inhaled by an Asthmatic may or can cause death or suffocation.
    7. Many lower levels of other residental apartments will be deprived of sunlight, due to overshadowing from the new apartments.
    8. Construction risks, there are many risks during this contruction of these new buildings, from muddy waters to dangerours chemical escaping, which WILL be deadly to other neighbouring buildings and the residents living in them.

    In conclusion, I will ask you to withdraw this DA and not approve it, due to the reasons listed above.

    Thank You.

  190. Deming commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I wish to register my strong opposition to the proposal. I believe the development would have profound detrimental and devastating effects for the privacy of current residents near Saunders Close, surrounding area and the living environment in Macquarie Park.
    Firstly, the distance between buildings in Saunders Close and the future proposal building is too close which will negatively impact the privacy and sun luminosity of units in existing buildings.
    In addition, once the developments which are currently being developed in the area are occupied, the traffic on Herring Road, Waterloo Road and all surrounding roads will increase dramatically.
    Last but not least, too many buildings in cramped area of Saunders Close will impact mental and emotional health to the residents’ due lack of privacy, struggle for the open space, increased noise by both vehicles and people, etc.
    To sum up, I strongly expect you to reject the proposal.
    Thank you!

  191. Keke commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I strongly disagree with the proposal as I really don’t hope the similar tragedy in Opal Tower will happen in Saunders Close.
    The proposed high rises are so close to the building of 1 Saunders Close. The development will more or less have detrimental effects on the foundation of the existing buildings.
    In this case, I am sincerely expecting the City of Ryde to consider the wellbeing of current residents in the area and reject the proposed development.
    Thank you!

  192. Michael Chui commented

    Dear Council,

    I object the current plan submitted for the redevelopment of Morling College.

    I am a landlord at Macquarie Central, I agree with others who suggested that there are already way too much development activities at Macquarie Park, density of high rise buildings is too high, putting a lot of downward pressure on rental income, which is important to the existing investors to support their cash flow.

    In my opinion, buildings not at the main road should not be built higher than those at the main road, otherwise it could put too much traffic on the connecting roads. I think at least the new buildings at Morling College that are not on Herring Road could be low rises instead of the current plan with over 10 floors.

    Thank you.

  193. Qiao Nan Han commented

    Dear Council

    I am concerned about the development as it will potentially block out sunlight and cause additional congestion to traffic at Saunders Close and Herring Road.

    Additional infrastructure will be required in order to accommodate this, such as:
    - More Ride Sharing facilities
    - Council operated Shuttle Buses
    - Widening and/or upgrade of Herring Road

  194. Julia Huang commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I wish to oppose the current plan (LDA2019/0264) as a resident on Herring Road:

    1. The proposal will extremely increase congestion, noise and cars in our streets without adequate solutions to a growing community. Macquarie park is already overcrowded!

    2. The plan overlooks basic community needs for space between buildings and public green spaces. Given the fact that the recent Mascot Tower issue has high possibility cause that they are too close to nearby buildings, I seriously doubt the proposed high rise buildings are too close to the existing surrounding buildings.

    Regards,

  195. Jessie Fan commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I strongly disagree with this proposal as it will negatively affect the daily life for the people who is living in 120 herring road as well as Saunders close. Actually, the area around Macquarie Uni is already overcrowded with too many high rise apartments .The current proposed plan is not considering about the nearby residents.
    Firstly, the construction work will cause high level of noise to the residents, secondly, the distance between buildings should be concerned, and the sunlight hours of our buildings will be deprived. Thus, we request that the plans are modified and the construction will be move further apart from the current buildings.

  196. Roni Young commented

    I strongly agree with and support all other people who objected to this proposal above. Please see below for several points of objections.

    1. The new apartments in Morling college is too close to 120 Herring Road and buildings on Saunders Close

    2. Health issue due to construction Noise and Dust from this proposed construction

    3. It will be very hard to manage the over-crowded living are and over-congested traffic when people move into these new aprtments

    4. Overdevelopment in Macquarie Park will 100% devalue of Saunders Close Property

    6. Instead new apartments, Macquarie Park really new parks for children and family to hang out.

    Please really consider the citizens here, not just follow the request of developer without considering environment of City of Ryde.

  197. Charles MA commented

    To whom it may concern

    Dear sir/madam,
    I would like to express my opposition to the proposed development plan for the site of Moring College, i.e. 122 Herring Rd Macquarie Park 2113. The reasons are,
    1) with another additional 537 car parking spaces on the site, it will make the traffic congestion even worse, and even unsafe for the public road user.
    2) with such high number of new apartments proposed, certainly the Macquarie Park area will lack of the adequate public facilities to cater such populations growth,
    3) with the proposed the building sites, the new buildings will be too close to the existing buildings, which can cause privacy issues with the occupants of the existing buildings,
    4) also duo to the close proximity of the proposed building sites to the existing buildings, it can cause potential structural damages to the existing buildings during the construction phase of these proposed high rise buildings,
    5) it will severely lack of green and published spaces for all the local residents of this area.
    6) not sure if the public facilities of Macquarie Park area can sustain such a large population influx in such of short period of time,

    We understand the need for more buildings to accommodate population growth of the greater Sydney area, but we think this particular proposal is too many apartments for the site.
    he proposed buildings are TOO HIGH AND TOO DENSE!
    We would like council to get the balance right.
    Thus I would like to voice my opposition.
    Regards
    Charles Ma

  198. Lindsay W commented

    Dear Council officer,

    I strongly object the proposal LDA2019/0264. In the last 5 years there were over 5 massive development projects around MQ university train station that makes this area over-crowed. This new proposal with 5 high rise buildings will make the things worse and jeopardise the health and safety of residents that live around.
    Besides, the proposed buildings are too close to the existing buildings on Herring road. It will have seriously damage the privacy and sunlight to the residents who live in these buildings

    Please consider the welfare of the existing residents and reject the proposal.

  199. Kitty Yip commented

    The Traffic and Parking Report indicated
    that due to the Chatswood rail shutdown
    traffic survey data collected in 2016 and the tube count data collected in 2017 for Saunders Closehas been utilised for this assessment. This is an absolute joke! Do I have to list how many new apartments were built over the last two years? 1 Saunders close, morling college student housing which is next to 8 Saunders close, 120 Herring Road were not even built at the time, how can such biased master plan be proposed??

  200. Serene C commented

    Dear officer,

    I am writing to strongly object the proposal LDA2019/0264. I would not waste your time to read my reasons again, as they were all very well presented by my neighbors. We share the same anxiety over the environment, traffic and quality of livings.

    Please consider seriously as your final decision could have a life time impact on this neighborhood.

    Thank you and best regards,

  201. yufei Dong commented

    Dear council

    I disagree this proposal

    Please consider the existing residents lving in macquarie park. As a newborn mum i have a big concerns about the width of road and traffic issue. With already very narrow street for walking with pram limited kids playarea complicated round about. The herring road has became a dangerous place for kids and aged ppl.

    We need more infrastructure and green area to make macquarie better and safer.

  202. Siu C commented

    1/. Flyover should be in place and
    2/. Footpaths widened
    PRIOR to approval for additional dwellings

  203. Sarah D commented

    I strongly disagree with this proposal.

    The proposed plans would create an overpopulated mass of residents without adequate parks, footpaths amenities etc.

    Would suggest the council reviews the width and condition of the current footpaths before continuing to consider any further mass residential developments in the Herring Rd area.

    The proposed plans would impact the wellbeing of existing rate paying residents, through considerable disruption to daylight, noise pollution during development and post development.

    Recent residential developments in parts of Sydney too close to neighbouring buildings has lead to structural damage to existing buildings. The council needs to review the current groundwater location and water running next to 8 Saunders Close to see clearly that this land is sensitive to development.

  204. David W commented

    As an owner of 120 Herring Rd Building, I am strongly OPPOSED to Application LDA 2019/9264, 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113 – Morling College Application.

    Privacy issue: The proposed 14 stories height building is too close to existing two buildings on Herring Rd (120 Herring Rd & Saunders Close), This is definitely not accepted, this is about privacy.

    Lack of sunlight:

    As a residential building, the distance between buildings should be calculated to ensure the lighting time of all residents' home. If there is a 14-storey building 12 meters away from the northeast of our building, it will definitely make our building without sunshine, which will negatively impact on the physical and mental health of our residents.

    Safety issue:

    Please consider the safety of current residents, and please take Opal Tower and Mascot building crack as an example.The foundation of the buildings are not capable to bear the impulse when the new construction starts to build.

    Fire concern:

    What happens if there is a heavy fire on certain levels of the high rise building between 120 Herring Rd & Saunders Is in such short distance enough for the emergency service? The fire can be impact each building in such closed distance. Please respond to our community whether the Ryde council and Morling College (a CHRISTIAN College) will be responsible in the future if such disaster happens once the above proposal being approved?

    This is not about our property value concern, it's about the safety,privacy and health concerns. If the current building plan approved, then some one from the Ryde council must be responsible for this decision made if some disaster happened.
    Thanks for your consideration.

  205. Inga B commented

    Reference: Application LDA 2019/0264 by Morling College

    Dear Clr Laxal, Mayor City of Ryde Council

    I wish to voice my objection to the above DA on the following grounds:
    1. Proximity to existing buildings (120 Herring Road and 1 Saunders Close)

    2. Population overcrowding due to the number of new apartments which detrimentally impacts the local facilities (footpaths, access to parks, Macquarie Centre, Metro line and bus stops)

    3. Traffic congestion along Herring road and Saunders Close due to increase of vehicles travelling in and out of the proposed development. There already is difficulty for garbage trucks to access Saunders Close and a lack of parking along Saunders Close.

    4. Loss of natural daylight/overshadowing affecting residents of 120 Herring Road, 1, 4, 6 and 8 Saunders Close

    5. Loss of privacy affecting residents of 120 Herring Road, 1, 4, 6 and 8 Saunders due to closeness and size of buildings

    6. Loss of green space and open space impacting local flora and fauna.

    7. Noise pollution from the increase in traffic, and proximity of apartments to each other.

    I respectfully request Council reconsiders this development and limits both the size (height) and location of the development.

    Thank you.

  206. Danny Thompson commented

    To the Ryde Council,

    My name is Danny Thompson, one of the residents who live at the building number 2 Saunders CLose, Macquarie Park. I strongly oppose the Application LDA 2019/9264, 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113 – Morling College Application.

    The reasons for my objection will be:
    1/ For the close proximity of the proposed building sites to the existing buildings, it will cause the potential structural damages to the existing buildings during the construction phase of these proposed high rise buildings.

    2/ The addition of the extra 537 car parking spaces on the site, it will make the traffic congestion even worse at the Sauders Close and Herring Road and even unsafe for the public road user.

    3/ Fire risk: there a high risk of severe fire in one of the proposed buildings. Consider the narrow space of the Saunders Close, would it be enough time and space for the fire bridge gate personnel to act if the fire spread into the neighbour buildings?

    4/ This proposed building will adversely affect the quality of life of our residents who live in this area due to the over-crowded population, lack of green trees, polluted air, excess noise for construction site, and noise from students in and out everyday.

    5/ The proposed new buildings will be too close to the existing buildings, which can cause privacy issues with the occupants of the existing buildings.

    We want to live in a safe, non-stressed and clean environment. Ryde council people, please do the right things! Do think of the whole community, not just put the benefit of one Morling College at the expense of the whole community at the surrounding areas.

    Regards
    Danny Thompson

  207. Kathy Zhang commented

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I would like to express my objection for this project. All the way from Waterloo Rd to Herring Road there are so many high rise residential buildings, but not enough public community facilities like park, green ground, areas for kids, libraries, etc. And the traffic now is already so busy, so many cars and pedestrians. It is not even safe to walk on the kerb sides of Herring road, the over-crowded population of this residential area is out of the capacity for the Herring Road, I cannot see another reason why we need 5 more residential buildings besides the developer can earn more money. The new buildings are all located very close to current buildings, which will also give rise to privacy issues. After all the buildings are built, we will lose all our green grounds, and also lose the opportunity to open the windows and enjoy ourselves on the balcony.

    Please do consider the benefits of the whole community and consider our opinion when making the final decisions.

    Kind regards

    Kathy

  208. Yonnie Ho commented

    Dear council,

    I would like to voice out my opposition to this project. With the proposed plans, it would create an overpopulated mass of residents in the area.There are already issues with the current shared amenities such as footpaths, green space, roads.

    On 22.0 DEVELOPMENT STATISTICS plan, Building 120 Herring Road has "LESS FSR TRANSFER 8,017 sqm." Printed on the plan. Does it mean building 120 Herring Road has "borrowed" 8,017 sqm from 122 Herring Road development. If this is correct then 8,017 sqm has to be deducted from the Adjusted GFA of 60,633 sqm. After deduction the remaining GFA area becomes 52,616 sqm. This will mean only 4 blocks can be built in this development. Over construction on the current land size will cause not only over population in the area but also safety issues like the Mascot tower.

    I suggest the main concerns of development should be the benefits of the residents and community, not for the sake of purely developing the area without consideration. Please consider the needs and wants of the residents before approving any development plans, because we are the ones that bear the consequences of your decisions.

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    Yonnie

  209. LEI ZHUANG commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I wish to oppose the current plan, because the proposal (1) overlooks our community needs to connect, and have safe pedestrian paths to the Metro, shops, and Kent road school; forcing our kids to walk along the busy herring road is not a solution! (2) The proposal will increases congestion, noise and cars in our streets without adequate solutions to a growing community; (3) The plan overlooks basic community needs for space between buildings (Sunlight, privacy, sense of space, no Wind drafts), and public green spaces!

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    Lei Zhuang

  210. Balaji Rajasekaran commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I wish to oppose the current plan because the proposal (1) overlooks our community needs to connect, and have safe pedestrian paths to the Metro, shops, and Kent road school;forcing our kids to walk along the busy herring road is not a solution!

    (2) The proposal will increases congestion, noise and cars in our streets without adequate solutions to a growing community;

    (3) The plan overlooks basic community needs for space between buildings (Sunlight, privacy, sense of space, no Wind drafts), and public green spaces!

  211. Choon Tay commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I wish to object the proposed development application of 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113. The reasons for my objection are as follows:-

    1) Increase traffic generation and congestion.
    2) Over development on the property site.
    3) Too high density of dwelling.
    4) Lack of amenities to cope with the additional population.
    5) Layout of the high density building structures have little aesthetic appeal.
    6) Increase is noise pollution.

    Hope you would kindly consider my objection to the above development application.
    Thanks.

    Choon Tay

  212. Ying Chen commented

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    I object to the proposal. The close proximity, density and height of the buildings will contribute to noise pollusion and will congest traffic around the area - this can adversely affect local residents.

    Thanks,
    Ying

  213. Chien-Yin Liu commented

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    I would like to object this proposed development plan of 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113. The reasons for my objection are as follow:

    1. There are too many high rise residential apartments on Herring Road. I don't want to see my appartment becomes 2nd Mascot Tower.
    2. Lacking of amenities to provide the additional residents.
    3. Lack of layout plan which is too close my building. The sun light and privacy is going to be issues.
    4. The traffic in the area is going to be worse due to the additional population.
    5. The over developments in this area may also impact or shake my current building ground foundation. It can be indirectly cause structural damage.

    I would like to recommend to object this development application due to the negative impacts to the existing residents and existing residential buildings on Herring Road.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Angela

  214. Wal Zhang commented

    Dear Council,

    I strongly object to this development. Many potential issues that others have commented above, such as congestion, traffic, safety, noise, green space, etc. This kind of high density development will deteriorate residents' living standards. A crowded residential area will have long term impact to the future development in Macquarie Park which may bring in issues that might be oversight, such as crime rate, community issues. A crowded living area will lose its value and less attractive to people who have a high expectation of living standard. Positioning itself as the high technology hub of Sydney, Macquaire Park should be very careful in planning its residential areas, particularly Herring Road is at the joint between residential, commercial, education and major transportation. If this kind of over-crowded development is getting through the council, eventually Macquarie Park will lose its competitive edge to other similar areas in Sydney. Business and people will move somewhere else where their living standards can be met. Please think long term and don't just focus on short term.

  215. Miranda commented

    The area especially around Herring road is FAR too congested and overpopulated. Not enough open space/greens, only high rise. Not enough parks nearby and the traffic becomes really bad because it's overpopulated (due to the high rise). The air/environment becomes polluted because of the ongoing construction. I strongly oppose the proposal. Pls STOP further develop more high rise around the area.

  216. Xiaoyun Z commented

    Re Application ID LDA2019/0264

    Dear Ryde Council,

    I strongly disagree with the application LDA2019/0264, proposed for the new construction on 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park.
    I agree with and support all other people who mentioned the issues including density, privacy, traffic, safety, noise, green space above.

    Let me just emphasize again - SAFTY

    1. Herring road is the primary access connecting Macquarie Park station, Macquarie University and Epping road. Such major development will significantly increase traffic flow and congestion.
    2. A corresponding issue on road SAFTY is not addressed by applicant. Pedestrians’ need for a SAFTY path to metro, shops and school is overlooked.
    3. The development plan is QUITE CLOSE to the existing buildings on Saunders Close and 120 Herring road. This year has seen the tragedy in Mascot Tower, whose building foundation was eroded by soil-filled water due to the building work at its neighbour (refer to following news on record https://www.afr.com/property/residential/soil-is-falling-away-under-mascot-towers-20190917-p52sbw). Please identify a responsible party who can cover the losses to property residents and owners of above-mentioned buildings if the applicant creates similar problems.

    I hereby hope the council would kindly reject above development application. I understand the financial benefits associated with the development project. However, it should not be approved by sacrificing local residents' rights to safety, heath, community environment and social wellbeing.

    Thank you and best regards

  217. Simon Choi commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I wish to oppose the current plan, because the proposal

    (1) overlooks our community needs to connect, and have safe pedestrian paths to the Metro, shops, and Kent road school; forcing our kids to walk along the busy herring road is not a solution!

    (2) The proposal will increases congestion, noise and cars in our streets without adequate solutions to a growing community;

    (3) The plan overlooks basic community needs for space between
    buildings (Sunlight, privacy, sense of space, no Wind drafts), and public green spaces!

  218. Rosita Pang commented

    When we bought the apartment, we were told by the agents that there would be no high rise to be built in front of us, but now they have already built 120 Herring Road, which blocked our sunlight already. It is totally unacceptable that they are going to build another one that close to us. We totally object the plan. I have already be diagnosed of low in Vitamin D, with the construction of this new high rise, my medical situation would get worse. Similar, my son was diagnosed for jaundice and part of the reasons is the low exposure to sunlight. I am really worried our situations would be worsen by the new construction. We strong oppose this proposal and I would really appreciate City of Ryde would listen to us for once. Macquarie Park has been a nice area, but recently, there are just too many developments around. We have already suffered from air pollution caused by the construction around. I was also diagnosed from high allergy to construction dust, which cause the blockage of my Eustachian tube due to this allergy. Also, a lot of natural habitats have been removed due to the recent constructions. Our birds are losing their homes and the source of food. If we continue building in this areas, it would just destroy the beautiful environment further. Enough is enough.

  219. Elizabeth Sinclair commented

    Objection to LDA 2019/0264 redevelopment application for 122 Herring Road.
    Dear Sir / Madam

    As owners of property in Saunders Close, we have concerns about the proposed development at 122 Herring Rd, on the following grounds.

    1) Gross over development of the site, with a large number of people and cars put into a limited space.
    2) Privacy - reduces privacy as there is the ability to look into others units.
    3) Shadowing of buildings, lack of sunshine. We have a north facing unit which currently receive a lot of sun, this won’t be the case if this development proceeds.
    4) Traffic congestion, already a very congested part of Ryde, this number of car spaces will only compound the problem.
    5) Lack of green space, providing trees, gardens and space for residents to relax.

    Recommend reducing the height of proposed units from 14 storeys to 8 storeys and reduce the number of unit blocks built in this space.

  220. Yi Wu commented

    I strongly disagree with DA for 122 herring Road. There are a few question I’d like to know.

    1. Density
    Why do we need so many buildings in limited area? What is the purpose for 7 buildings to be constructed so close without greenery and landscaping? Wondering if it focuses on human being or developer benefit?

    2. Safety and security
    How to evacuate the crowd through the narrow/tiny driveway as soon as possible If there are emergency or accidents?

    It’s a highest potential risk.

    3. Privacy and living quality
    What is the purpose for high rise buildings? It will make us lack of sunlight, loss of privacy, it’s so ridiculous that someone having excises in the balcony can see others wearing in the bedroom, cooking in the kitchen. I will be depressed if living in this condition more than one year.

    Last but no least, during these years, in NSW, the construction quality make us disappointed. It was said that relevant authorities have been doing updated construction requirements to improve our building quality, so now I think the construction for 122 herring road must be terminated until the new policy issued. Also, developers for 122 herring road have to be responsible of any damage of all buildings around 122 during the construction, with no exception.

  221. Ying Tang commented

    Dear City of Ryde Council officers
    I am the resident at Sunders Close Macquarie Park, and I strongly object to the proposal LDA2019/0264 submitted by the Morling College. In the last five years, over ten property developments, over 5000 apartments are under construction or recently finished or approved in the heart of Macquarie Park.
    • Prime - 101-107 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park, 680 dwellings – under construction
    • Macquarie Park Village - 1 Mooltan Avenue, Macquarie Park, 700 dwellings – under construction
    • NEUE Macquarie Park - 137-143 Herring Road, Macquarie Park, 285 dwellings – just finished
    • Park One - 80 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park, 412 dwellings – under construction
    • nbh at Lachlan’s Line - 25-27 Epping Road, Macquarie Park, 900 dwellings – under construction
    • Natura - 82-84 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park, 334 dwellings – under construction
    • 112 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park, 221 dwellings – registration and sales
    • Platinum on Peach Tree - 9 Peach Tree Road, Macquarie Park, 116 dwellings – registration and sales
    • 120-126 Herring Road, Macquarie Park, 198 dwellings - mostly occupied;
    • 63-71 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park, 154 dwellings – approved
    • 45-61 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park, - approved
    • 197-223 Herring Road, Macquarie Park – approved
    We all experience traffic congestion in Herring Road, Epping Road, Waterloo Road, Talavera Road every day. Imagine once all the approved and under-construction apartments are occupied, the traffic will get worse. I won't agree that generating additional 183 and 143 vehicle trips during AM and PM peak hours by this Morling College LDA is minimal impact to the current traffic situation.
    The other main reasons for my objections are:-
    • Overshadow/ Loss of privacy. Especially the proposed Building 1 (12,480sqm) & 2 (13,380 sqm). They are simply too bulky and high. The sunlight is limited to 2 hours as an acceptable standard, cannot agree with that. We will look straight into someone else’s window., or have to put down our blinds every day.
    • Sharp Wind Sound– with the strong winds, the wind is already creating howling sound through the buildings. With this new proposed Building, this will create a louder huge howling sound from the wind going through in between the Building.
    • Safety hazard. The entrance to Saunders Close via Herring Road is narrow & already difficult during peak time. Given the increased residents & pedestrians & service for retailers & café & childcare, I am very concerned with the road safety.
    • Noise & Dust & Waste disposal. I noticed that the new LDA use Saunders Close to run the Waste Collection. Bin collections for over thousands residential apartments & commercial shops every morning will become a serious health issue for all residents on Saunders Close.
    I urge the City of Ryde to listen to the voice of community, add more green, reduce the level and density of the residential apartments, and widen the road & pedestrian path to offer us a safe & beautiful community.

  222. D Tong commented

    To Whom it May Concern

    I strongly object to the proposal LDA2019/0264 submitted by the Morling College. This location is surrounded with high rises and we have enough concrete blocks. We need more green, more open space, better traffic flow. This Traffic Report of this Master Plan uses out-dated 2016 & 2017 data when we don't have metro, we don't have residents at Macquarie Park Village, 120 Herring Road, NEUE and all those under-construction developments.
    The whole master plan is money driven, to maximise the GFA, has no consideration to the people living there or will live there.
    I disagree with the Building 1 (12,480 sqm) & 2 (13,380 sqm) next to Saunders Close, they are are too visual bulky, too close and too tall. It blocks our sunlight, and no privacy.
    I disagree with using Saunders Close as access for waste management collection plan. It cause noise and dust.
    I disagree with the high density residential apartments buildings, Herring Road pedestrian path or road cannot hold.
    We request the plan to be modified, lowered, move apart to give more spaces.
    Regards
    Danny

  223. D Tong commented

    To Whom it May Concern

    I strongly object to the proposal LDA2019/0264 submitted by the Morling College. This location is surrounded with high rises and we have enough concrete blocks. We need more green, more open space, better traffic flow. This Traffic Report of this Master Plan uses out-dated 2016 & 2017 data when we don't have metro, we don't have residents at Macquarie Park Village, 120 Herring Road, NEUE and all those under-construction developments.
    The whole master plan is money driven, to maximise the GFA, has no consideration to the people living there or will live there.
    I disagree with the Building 1 (12,480 sqm) & 2 (13,380 sqm) next to Saunders Close, they are are too visual bulky, too close and too tall. It blocks our sunlight, and no privacy.
    I disagree with using Saunders Close as access for waste management collection plan. It cause noise and dust.
    I disagree with the high density residential apartments buildings, Herring Road pedestrian path or road cannot hold.
    We request the plan to be modified, lowered, move apart to give more spaces.
    Regards
    Danny

  224. J Liu commented

    Objection to LDA 2019/0264 redevelopment application for 122 Herring Road.

    Dear Sir / Madam

    As owners of property in Saunders Close, we object to the proposed development at 122 Herring Rd, on the following grounds.

    1) Over development of the site given consideration to the nearby finished and under-constructing apartments. The infrastructure (road, pedestrian path, safety hazard, green, open spaces) cannot support such a large number of people and vehicles.
    2) Privacy - reduces privacy as there is the ability to look into others units.
    3) Shadowing of buildings, lack of sunshine. We have a north facing unit which currently receive a lot of sun, this won’t be the case if this development proceeds.

    Recommend reducing the height and sizes the proposed buildings, and leave more spaces for safety gap, playground, green area. Let's make Macquarie Park, a beautiful place to live; Ryde council, a leading council to consider our people, not just money!

    Thanks

  225. Y L Wang commented

    Dear Sir or Madam
    As the residents at Saunders Close, we totally disagree with the Morling College master plan on the following grounds:-

    1. Not safe to build & no privacy, building are too close. We all heard about Mascot Tower, and many construction site incidents;
    2. Not enough sunshine - would you be happy to live in the dark with only 2 hours sunshine?
    3. No enough greens & play area. All concrete blocks in the area. Macquarie Uni is not CBD. Considering the other renowned university campus around the world, are they all surrounded by concrete blocks?
    4. Already overcrowded in Saunders close and traffic congestion in Macquarie centre. Moiling College Masterplan use traffic data collected in 2016/17, it is invalid. Everyone knows thousands apartments were built and metro & bus exchange were put in use during the past two to three years.
    Please modify the master plan and give more consideration to our people who lives there.
    Thanks

  226. J Li commented

    To Whom it May Concern

    As an owner of property of 120 Herring Road, I strongly object to the proposal LDA2019/0264.

    From safty aspect of the development, the residents of Herring Road will not be able to live in a safe zone if the construction commenced as the distance between the blocks. Specially, most residents of Herring Road are students from MQ and employment from nearby companies, the overcrowded concreted buildings will put the residents in a dangerous enviromwnt of their future studying and living life. This effect will cause a big economic issue - commercial operation will be drag down.

    Also, the mentro is operating underground, if the 122 Herring Road proposal has no concercern about the underground facilities, it would be a huge problem for Macquaria Park area.

    Additionally, not only the air pollution caused by the construction period is type of disturbing issue, but also the noise. Although the construction takes 2 years or 3, put it in long term at point the plane of the new blocks, the properties will be worthless than its initial valuation as Herring Road was a most valuable road by the closure to Macquarie Uni with existing green environment. It's not utilise the location of Herring Road blockes.

    In briefe, the proposal is lack of enviromental and future valuation of properties concerning.

    Thank you for consideration.

    Beat Regards,

    J Li

  227. Yang Zhang commented

    I object to this Development Application
    1. Please remove buildings 1 and 2 from the development plan. I am worried that the two new 14-storey buildings proposed to be built on two sides of my building will affect the structure of my building – I have seen the situation at the Mascot development and I think this is a real danger.
    2. I think my unit, which faces onto Morling College, will lose all remaining sun as building 2 will sit where the sun come in from
    3. There has been noise and dust from building all the time over the 4 years since I bought my unit. This is impacting residents
    4 Macquarie Park needs more green space and places for children to play not more buildings
    5. More buildings and people will impact on hospitals, schools, shopping, traffic, and so on. This will make it harder for all residents.

  228. Youbin Sun commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I wish to object to the proposal. The location is overcrowded with existing high rises and needs open spaces which Morling College is providing as is.

    I think it make sense if they want to build low rise mixed use buildings to provide dining hall, child care services to their student and community, as well as the three high rise on the back. But building the 14 story facing 6 Saunders close will create unnecessary traffic incidents. As a resident, I am having issues to enter with the small road between Morling and 6&4 Saunders close already due to traffic density at peak hours.

    Please seriously reconsider their plan and benefit the community.

    Many thanks
    Youbin

  229. Alex Zhang commented

    I object to this Development Application for these reasons
    All the time in the 4 years I have lived in Macquarie Park there has been noise and dust from new building after new building. This is stressful for residents.
    I am worried about the proposed buildings 1 and 2 being so close to my building and I would like them to be taken out of the plan – I have seen difficulties caused by cracking problems in the Mascot development and this seems even more dangerous as there will be construction on two sides of our building.
    I would like Macquarie Park to have more green space and places to play not just more and more apartment buildings.
    I don’t think my unit will see any sun at all if buildings 1 and 2 are built as my unit looks out over Morling College. I worry this will affect my health.
    Putting a lot more buildings and people into this small area will impact on shopping, schools, hospitals, traffic and other facilities.

  230. B Tang commented

    Hi, I wish to object the proposal due to it height, size, and high density, there is not enough facilities, such as road, pedestrian path, school, parking etc, to support another mass production of residential apartments.

  231. 8 Saunders Close Resident commented

    I strongly disagree and object to the proposal.
    The density is already too high. The plans for the project will cause disruptions to views. further construction will cause health issues and traffic will be horrendous amoungst many more negative impacts the project will cause.

  232. A Tjandra commented

    To Whom it May Concern

    As an owner of property in Saunders Close, I strongly object/opposed to the Application no LDA2019/0264, 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113 – Morling College Application.

    No 1 is by far the most important one is about Safety aspect of the development, as the distance between one building to another is less than 12 metres. As they have stated that, they will build an underground of 500+ car parking spaces on site, which means they will dig down below to the ground to create these underground parking spaces.
    1 Saunders close building is a small high-rise apartment built 4-5 years ago. When designing and constructing this building, the foundation was designed according to the unexcavated geological strength around the site. There is a redundant foundation strength. Therefore, when the foundation of the new building is dug around 12 meters on both sides of the 1 Saunders close building, it is very difficult to avoid damage to the building in 1 Saunders close. Examples of such accidents are recently reported in building incident in Mascot Tower apartment, or even the Opal tower at Sydney Olympic Park.

    Sharp Wind Sound– with the strong winds, the wind is already creating howling sound through the buildings. With this new proposed Building, this will create a louder huge howling sound from the wind going through in between the Building. Therefore, when you combine this too close proximity between one building to another and you add these strong winds that comes through in between the building, 1 Saunders Close building foundation can be even more fragile and can cause damage to the existing building of 1 Saunders Close.

    Amongst the issue about safety of the nearby building, Herring Road will not cope with the huge addition of cars coming from the current congestion, plus the future development that will complete soon (including Ivanhoe Place). When they do their report, their traffic report is obsolete. You can try to experience it yourself; try to drive during the morning and afternoon peak hours.

    Following recent building crisis, it highly suggested an urgent need for the Council / State to reform the building and construction industry by ensuring people and community first and by lifting building standards and across NSW (although extensive work has been started by NSW government), e.g.: revise the regulations that allows 6-12 meters distances between two high rises (even below 9 floors – safety and privacy issues).

    I would hope that the City of Ryde could carefully consider our concerns, investigating again for the possible damages or downsides of the proposed application, and truly act in the interest of community in terms of safety and consumer protection.

    Thank you for your consideration

  233. Reinette Chavet commented

    To whom it may concern,

    The current proposed development will have a significant negative impact upon the neighbouring pre-exisiting housing, and further, I believe will place an unmanageable burden upon the infrastructure of Macquarie Park.

    The current infrastructure in terms of roads, Metro, and local shopping centre are all already running at peak capacity at many times across the day. Keeping in mind the fact that across Herring Road there are several major developments already in construction (and several further down on Waterloo Road) I cannot foresee how the roads or public transport will cope if this proposal were to go ahead.

    The transport imact assessment that was tendered as part of this proposed development was completed close to five years ago, which pre-dates the opening of major apartment blocks that have since opened adjacent to Morling College and are hence not at all an accurate reflection of current or future road congestion.

    I understand that Morling College is eager to maximise the use of their land, but I truly feel that this development (as it currently stands) will do nothing to benefit the local community, and will rather have a significant negative impact that is quite far reaching across the suburb of Macquarie Park.

    I believe strongly that there are suitable alternative deisgns that would enable them to develop the land without burdening local infrastructure beyond maximum capacity, and would further allow more local facilities to be enjoyed by the community. For example, limiting the height and amount of purely residential blocks in the design would balance the desire for development without straining the local infrastructure beyond capacity. It would also ensure that the current residential properties surrounding Morling College are not completely bereft of direct sunlight. In addition, having clearly defined green spaces and business spaces within the design will allow the local community to benefit from the proposed development.

    Ultimately I do not think that this proposed development should go ahead, as Macquarie Park is already facing significant challenges with the numerous large scale residential units under construction on both Herring and Waterloo Roads. However, if they are adamant to push on the design they should at least moderate it. Remove plans for at least two of the large residential buildings. The current design is requesting to develop too many high rise residential buildings - moderating the size, and substituting some of that space for business spaces would enable surrounding residential units to benefit instead of suffer. Further, they should consider positioning of these high rise buildings, as the current plan would have them built in close proximity to pre-existing residential buildings. If they could move some of these buildings further back, they would lessen their impact on sunlight access for surrounding buildings.

    Thank you

  234. Jenny commented

    Dear Council Officer,

    I strongly object to the proposal LDA2019/0264 submitted by the Morling College.

    The whole master plan is money driven, to maximise the GFA, but it has no consideration for the people living there or will live there.

    1. This location is surrounded with high rises and we have enough concrete blocks. We need more green, more open space, better traffic flow.
    But this DA on 122 Herring Rd is just too much- TOO MANY & TOO HIGH & TOO CLOSE!!!

    2. The Traffic Report of this Master Plan uses out of dated data, which was measured in 2016, before settlement of Macquarie Park Village, 120 Herring Road, NEUE, etc.

    3. Especially I disagree with the Building 1 (12,480 sqm) & 2 (13,380 sqm) next to Saunders Close, they are are too visual bulky, too close and too tall. It says it would allow only 2hour sunlight to the existing buildings but technically it will block whole our sunlight as we have to roll down our blind through the whole day to have a privacy because of the too close proximity of the buildings. Besides 2 hours is not an enough sunlight for people and it didn’t even consider who lives on SouthWest face- the new building will just block every face and we won’t get any light, even indirect lights.

    4. I seriously concern about the residents’ mental and physical health.
    People have already been bothered by so much construction for more than 6 years, every days and nights with nosies and dust and traffic disorders. Buy if the there are more construction in this area, the life in this area would be literally a disaster and the hell with pollutions and traffic jams and overcrowded people.

    We need rather green park and widened Herring Road pedestrian path for people and I believe the DA shouldn’t cause any damages to the existing residents lives.

    It would be much appreciated if you could reconsider the DA to be canceled or modified with updated Data for every residents’ welfare in Saunders Close and Herring Rd.

    Best Regards,
    Jenny K.

  235. Xu Fang commented

    I also strongly object to 122 Herring Road development. This is because the council has not disclosed why the surranding infrastructures (e.g. schools, traffic controls, securities) can support such a significant and sudden increase in population.

  236. Katrina commented

    To whom it may concern,

    I am writing to oppose the plan for 122 Herring Road Macquarie Park. I believe that it will have very negative impacts for the surrounding area and very bad impact on the traffic and infrastructure of Macquarie Park which is already bad enough.
    Macquarie Park already has too many new high rises being built which is going to further burden infrastructure, so to add this to the long list seems like absolute insanity to me. If this construction has to go through, please minimise it. Don’t make it so tall, so wide, and intruding on the space of 120 Herring Road and Saunders Close residents. Having such a huge construction close to other buildings will have a very dangerous affect on the buildings’ foundations. Imagine the consequences for such a dangerous situation.
    Ryde Council should really consider the quality of life of the existing residents instead of focusing on the money of more and more high rise apartments in the Macquarie Park area.
    Please consider all our opinions and make this suburb be safe, green, healthy and environmental for our children.
    Thank you!!

  237. Lily Cheng commented

    Dear Councilor,

    Thanks for your time.

    I understand Macquarie Park is a high density area which allows to have tall buildings, and Morling College has proposed DA to build another 4-7 tall building (13-24 storeys) in such a small area.

    In the past century, There is not much tall buildings in Sydney. We get used to see houses and 3 storeys units in this area. We feel safe and secured. In the past 10 years, we built Sydney taller and taller. In consequence, we have also seen more and more construction issues, such as recent Mascot and Homebush residential issues.

    We blamed to the designer, construction company or even local council who approved the plan when they were happened. However, everything are in line with the requirements. Why should they be blamed? Instead of blaming here and there after incidents, should we try to prevent it from the very beginning?

    When we consider to develop our land, should we consider if our land is affordable with such high density extremely tall building when we were usually having houses here? Should we be more conservative when we evaluate the plan?

    Australia always consider about people at first. In the past century, the government and leaders always treat it as thumb rules. I believe it is still the thumb rule to our government. Shall we think about our environment that we lived in? Is our beloved green land still green? Can we still smell the fresh greens in the morning and at night?

    Should we consider about the community safety? If there is any fire or emergency, do we still have enough space to keep those thousands people, including elders, working adults, teenagers and kids, in such a high density area after built another 4-7 buildings.

    The last one in my mind is schools. It is unavoidable to have another hundreds or even thousands kids moved in with their families. Do we have enough childcare, preschool, public schools to afford those kids? I have heard from one of my neighbors couple of years ago that she had to give up work for three years because no childcare available for her son. If we have another thousands family moved in, can we still give our lovely kids a place to play, to stay, to be educated?

    All in all, they are just my personal opinion. I trust the council will consider more than us and have a safe and better plan for the community and our city.

    Thanks for the time again, and I wish you have a nice weekend.

    Kind regards,
    Lily

  238. Ming Yaw Wong commented

    To Whom It May Concern

    a. The problem –The current design (LDA2019/0264) has minimal pedestrian and child friendly features. By pedestrian and child friendly features we mean accessible parks, playgrounds and infrastructure such as pedestrian crossings, pathways that minimise pedestrian-vehicle conflict and connect each building prams/wheelchair access. Within the Herring road Precinct, as a block, Green space and family friendly infrastructure is problematic, pedestrian connectivity is problematic with multiple pedestrian vehicle conflicts and the projected addition of over 1200 dwellings without controls and additions will introduce unnecessary challenges to the precinct.
    The area includes many young families, multiple mixed zoning, and even a proposed child care centre. Yet the current plan includes very minimal effort to optimise pedestrian safety, and overlooks the needs of the community to access parks, green spaces. For example, (1) Site B includes communal green spaces where public green are needed; (2) Duplication of car park access points in both sites means that car access convince is prioritised over pedestrian space and green space; (3) the pedestrian links from south west to north east are located between carparks, with a single pedestrian crossing where mixed zones should be considered given the amount of residents and the proximity of these buildings to high volumes of traffic.
    b. the future of the Herring Road precinct is likely to be characterised with high volumes of noise, traffic and congestions. This is evident in the plan with noise level projections that are nearly at the maximum recommended standard (50/56), and traffic that is likely to associate with both noise resonance and pollution. To mitigate these issues more green spaces, and more intertwined green spaces should be considered; especially between buildings where green spaces can mitigate noise resonance, pedestrian connectivity and privacy issues.
    Whilst the current Morling college land is private, it serves the community with green spaces, and relatively safer pedestrian connection. Further, the introduction of 600 families, and the associated congestion to the area makes the plan a public affair. We ask that the plan reflect the challenges of the area rather than overlook these.
    Proposed solutions –
    a. Introduce pedestrian friendly infrastructure. Additional pedestrian crossing, or the rezoning of the road as a mixed pedestrian road can be introduced across multiple points in Saunders close, the New proposed road (currently labelled road 3), and any future connection to the Macquarie Village. This can serve to increase connectivity and safety for young families under a very congested area.
    b. Tie the current plan to the proposed infrastructure for the development of Kikkita Creek, which was proposed in 2014, but was not considered since.
    c. Concentrate the low rise mixed zoning in Site A (encroaching 1Saunders close) for the favour of green public spaces. This can also serve to reduce the amount of mature trees being cut down under the current plan, as well as address several of the residence’s concerns around the proximity of the buildings, privacy and lack of green spaces.
    d. Introduce public, rather than communal green spaces pathways.
    e. Introduce active filtration systems along the pathway to maximise the width of the pathways
    f. Introduce a greenery plan that specifies the planation of maximum tree trunk width.
    g. Remove duplication of car park entrances for the favour of green spaces. The use of intertwined green spaces between buildings is critical for the mitigation of issues such as noise resonance, pedestrian connectivity and privacy issues that are caused by high density living.
    h. Introduction of playgrounds for the proposed Kikkita Creek.

  239. Duncan Lee commented

    To ryde council
    From owner of E110/1 Saunders Close – ground floor unit in the north west corner of the building.

    I would like to kindly request the council consider the below 2 issues for amendment

    1) Podium level issue from 1 Saunders Close.
    I understand the architect’s intent of creating a podium and linking the 2 towers.
    However, from the north west corner of 1 saunder close, this is the closest point of the whole DA master plan to an existing building. Even proposed buildings get 18m separation on the ground floor.
    E110/1 saunders close is just 9-10m away. One can see this clearly in the plans and SEE montages on pages 8 and 28. The proposed main buildings are abnormally close to 1 Saunders compared to any other existing or proposed building. I understand this may still comply with the setbacks but if the below could be considered and a request that they do some small amendments for a better outcome for us and all in Saunders close on the first 3 levels with a western aspect, then that would be appreciated.
    So I kindly request council to consider that:
    1) when we look out of our units from 1 Saunders close, the west side and nor west corner ground to 3rd floor units, we will be looking at a 3-4 storey wall that is continuous. The wall itself is not so much of an issue but rather that it is continuous and wraps around.
    2) In addition, it is only 10m away. So looking up at this point (from my balcony) we will look at a 14m high wall. Understood that landscaping is supposed to softening this view. However, landscaping trees will just make it feel more crowded.
    3) If it is activated side then people may be encroaching on our privacy. If it is not, then it needs more articulation please.
    4) If it was 2 separate podiums for each building then we would be able to see a break between them. Then it would not be an issue. However, the present effect is we will be looking out of our units – looking left then looking all the way right, it will feel like we are surrounded by a 3-4 storey high enclosed wall (their natural ground is higher + mid ground + ground + 1st + 2nd). Add to that, the corner cuts in or pinches across our corner producing an even more enclosed feeling.
    5) This can be seen in the south west elevations showing no gap.
    6) There seems to be an error in their north east elevation as it shows a gap below the RL80. From my understanding the is no break in the podium levels.

    Proposed suggestion:
    A suggestion as per the below diagrams
    Could a request be put in for the architect(s) to consider our existing building and its amenity and improve our liveability of the all the existing units looking out towards the west and northwest and provide better articulation to this wall.. Please note the architect’s intent of one podium from the view point of new road 3 remains unaltered but from our 1 Saunder close viewpoint, it will appear more like 2 separate podiums which are linked.

    2) Service road issue from 1 Saunders Close

    As in the SEE, council has written that using Saunders Close is not appropriate.
    The developer explained in their meeting with us said that it would just for a garbage truck.
    Saunder Close already services 5 apartment blocks and one dormitory.
    New road 3 needs to be able to service their own 5 new apartment blocks so as to equitably share the traffic.
    In addition, the increased pedestrian traffic of the new development across Saunder Close would pose a problem to their solution of pushing more traffic to Saunders
    We ask that you reiterate your direction in the SEE to them that using Saunders Close as their service road is seen as not appropriate.
    If the council could ask the architect of the development to present a proper solution rather than direct all residents’ cars, restaurant, retail and commercial delivery vans, tradies utes, refridgeration trucks, garbage trucks, supply trucks, postal vans, etc being pushed through a neighbouring residential cul de sac.
    In Willoughby council, we are always required that all large buildings that facilitate truck entry should have a turning circle within the building/property so that truck can exit in a forward direction back out the same way. Same with car parking for apartment buildings – forward entry, turn inside the building carpark and then exit going forward. Not familiar about Ryde Council traffic regulations.
    It would be appreciated if these matters could be altered before the application is approved.

    Appreciated
    Duncan and Lilian Lee

  240. Yaxi Shen commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I'm an owner of 120 Herring Rd.

    I strongly oppose the current plan because I believe it will not bring any benefit to the current residence. The road is busy enough as a residential area.

    The proposal (1) overlooks our community needs to connect, and have safe pedestrian paths to the Metro, shops, and Kent road school; forcing our kids to walk along the busy herring road is not a solution! (2) The proposal will increase congestion, noise and cars in our streets without adequate solutions to a growing community; (3) The plan overlooks basic community needs for space between buildings (Sunlight, privacy, sense of space, no Wind drafts), and public green spaces!

    If you have any question, please contact me.

  241. Yaxi Shen commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I'm an owner of 120 Herring Rd.

    I strongly oppose the current plan because I believe it will not bring any benefit to ethe current residence.

    The proposal (1) overlooks our community needs to connect, and have safe pedestrian paths to the Metro, shops, and Kent road school; forcing our kids to walk along the busy herring road is not a solution! (2) The proposal will increases congestion, noise and cars inour streets without adequate solutions to a growing community; (3) The plan overlooks basic community needs for space betweenbuildings (Sunlight, privacy, sense of space, no Wind drafts), and public green spaces!

    If you have any question, please contact me.

  242. Delin Kurniawan commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly object the proposal for the development of Morling College. As you might already aware that Macquarie Park is already congested and many high rise buildings, therefore it does not make sense to add more construction into this area.

    The quality of a simple and healthy life that people are looking such as fresh air, greenery, playground and a park is already rare. With this proposal this quality of life will be replaced with more frustration, more aggressiveness and an increase in potential accidents. People would love to go home after work to unwind not to be faced with another stress and another overcrowded view. Families would love to have quality with their children in the park, enjoy fresh air, have their own privacy and appreciate the greenery.

    It is very hard to see any positive impact of this proposal for current residence. Please realise that this proposal will affect our lives every day, congestion, lack of sunlight meaning lack of health, pollution such as air and noise, lack of trees and privacy.
    In the construction part, we know well that during the construction it could affect the current building foundation which threaten everybody that lives in the building including children.

    Why a college is not built where there is a lot of land rather than looking like an office building where they can have area for picnic or sport and they are not disturbed by the residence surrounding and vice versa. This way everybody is happy and can have their own space.

    I would request City of Ryde to really reconsider the proposal and be more responsible to your community.

  243. LILI LAI commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly disagree with the proposal due to a few problems as below:
    1. The distance between Toga building and the future proposal building is too close. We are very worried about that Sites between buildings is only 12 m away. It will affect our daily life with noisy construction, overcrowded, and traffic jam on herring road which is already happened every day.
    2. The height of 3 buildings on construction in Site B with 14 storeys are too high. These will affect all the residence who living in the levels which below that height. The proposed Buildings will blocks the sunlight on to 120 Herring Road. Every single residence have the right to enjoy the sunlight , not only just 2 hours, even less.
    3. Loss of Privacy for our 120 Herring Road apartments. The northwest faced apartments of 120 will just facing the proposed building.
    4. We will loss the Greenery and Trees.
    5. Construction Noise and Dust from this proposed construction will affect our health and daily life.

    As we know, the Mascot Building issues was highly due to the overcrowded construction of the nearby Buildings. We would strongly request City of Ryde to re-consider the application that the proposal layout shall be less buildings, lower storeys, more greenery and trees, and more playgrounds for our kids.

    Again, please reconsider this UNACCEPTABLE proposal to have a healthy environment for our communities, especially for our kids to have a healthy growing up environment.

  244. Xue He commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly object to this proposal. This part of Macquarie Park already has a very high concentration of high rise apartment buildings and the addition of another >600 apartments and >500 cars to such a small area will further jeopardise the quality of life of existing and future residents.

    I would like to raise the following points for your consideration:

    1. Herring road is congested as it is, the creation of a new side road that will put 500 more cars on the road will further congest the herring road corridor, and increase the likelihood of accidents. It will also mean increased difficulty for emergency vehicles to get in and out of the proposed area.

    2. There are minimal open spaces, parks and playgrounds that cater for existing residents. It is irresponsible to add another 1000+ people to the proposed area without having made any improvements for existing residents.

    3. Infrastructure overload - public transport, roads, nearby utilities, schools and hospitals are already struggling in the area. To add another 1000+ people without any improvement in infrastructure is irresponsible.

    I would like to think that Ryde Council is just not about approving as many high rise buildings as possible to increase your council fee revenue; I would like to think that the Council actually cares about its communities and show some genuine interest in improving the quality of life of its residents.

    Macquarie Park has the potential to be another satellite CBD in Sydney, but only when good planning is implemented. It would be sad to see Macquarie Park turning into just another concrete jungle.

    Please listen to your residents, and do the right thing.

  245. Catherine Wu commented

    I strongly object the proposal for the development of Morling College.
    It will make this area over crowded. The buildings are too close to each other, it will block the sun light, residents will have no privacy. The traffic will jam especially during peak hours.
    We need more green lands, play ground, open spaces for the community, not a concrete forest.

  246. R. Roy commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I object to the proposal. As a resident of Macquarie Park, I find this area becoming increasingly congested and its lush greenery disappearing at an alarming rate.
    1. I am concerned that this apartment building is dangerously close to other apartment buildings and may pose a structural risk. We would not want a repeat of recent incidents of highrises becoming unhabitable due to structural issues/cracks appearing.
    2. I am also worried about the excessive dust, noise and other problems that will undoubtedly arise due to such an immense construction project.
    3. There will virtually be no green corridor left taking away the 'Park' in Macquarie Park.
    4. Herring Road will become overcongested with no room to walk. Driving will become extremely difficult.
    5. Having such tall buildings next to each other has to be planned out properly with enough space in between buildings. The building are simply too close.

    The quality of life will be adversely impacted to a great degree, which cannot be good for the community.

    I hope you consider our views while taking a decision.

  247. Guifang Zeng commented

    It could affect the foundation of existing buildings, since the proposed new buildings are too close to our buildings. ( mascot tower is an example)

    It might threat the residents’ lives here!! If anything happened council will be responsible for it.

  248. Isabella. Z commented

    I object the proposal.

    Pease come and inspect the situation here. If the new buildings are built, so many problems:

    -Over crowded
    -No privacy
    -Noise and dust
    -Kids have not enough space to play
    -Only 2 hours day light (legal but irrational)
    -Impact on the foundation of existing buildings.

  249. Shirley.N commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    The location of Morling college, the proximity to other apartments, the influence of foundation construction during construction, and the fear of cracks in Masco apartment buildings before. And Macquarie Park also has a lot of land supply, and does not need high-density buildings in a narrow area of land.

  250. Al Sze commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,I wish to object to the proposal. There are 3 critical issues:

    1. Too High Density - In recent years there have been many developments in the area and the location is already surrounded with high rise buildings. The number and height of the proposed development will further add to the already high density of the area. You just have to look at the traffic on Herring Road especially in rush hour. Also as pointed out by others, their traffic report was in 2014 which is 5 years ago and in no way reflects the current traffic situation.

    2. Proximity of Development - The current proposal has high rise buildings at around 12m from 1 Saunders. This is unnecessary close considering there is plenty of space in the centre of Morling College. The loss of privacy and reduction in sunlight are minor issues. What may become a major issue is construction issues such as the foundation of existing buildings being affected. There is quite a concern especially with all the recent building issues with high rise development. There is no need to have boundaries right on legal limits, its much more prudent to allow for a greater margin of error since there is plenty of space nearby. Plus it will save some tall old trees too, which are right at the boundaries.

    3. Local Community - The plan should take into account the local community wellbeing. As mentioned above, there is already way too many high rise buildings in the area with inadequate supporting infrastructure like roads, pathways, parks, shopping...So instead of such dense development the proposal should be amended to reduce the number of buildings and also its height. Plus reduce the boundaries to open up the area. There needs to be more open spaces, green parks and playground areas for all the families living nearby.

    Many thanks

  251. Anna Kwok commented

    Dear Sir,
    I strongly disagree with the proposal. I really felt upset when I studied the plan of Morling College to construct five 14-storey buildings. My family concern about the dangers of affecting the structure of the buildings nearby because five 14-storey buildings will be constructed very close to the buildings of 120 Herring Road & 1 Saunders Close. Even though our life may not be affected, this issue would also lead to both psychological and emotional problems. It is a long time issue. I really hope that Morling College and Ryde council can seriously consider our feelings. Otherwise, more psychological and emotional illness might be caused.
    Thanks for your consideration!

  252. Allen Yuan commented

    Re Application ID LDA2019/0264

    Dear Councillor,
    I disagree with above development application on 122 Herring Rd Macquarie Park due to following reasons:

    1. Herring road is too small to absorb such major development. Over-exploitation of the area is not a sustainable way to develop Macquarie Park's core area.
    2. The proposed location of both Site A and B are extremely close to existing buildings on 1 Saunders Close or 120 Herring road. The high density could give rise to an array of negative impacts to those residents, for instance, noise pollution, loss the privacy, daylighting and space. The risks to above existing properties, such as damage to building foundation due to neighbour construction work, are intentionally overlooked. It is disappointing if we sight another Mascot tower in Macquarie Park.
    3. Current traffic condition in Herring road (close to Macquarie Uni areas) is bad. Allowing such application simply makes it worse than current. In addition, pedestrians’ concerns about road safety is not addressed.

    Please be responsible and thoughtful, listen to the voice of the community and modify above application. We would like to sight less stories, less apartments and more spaces between buildings.

    Thank you and best regards

  253. Karen Tan commented

    Frustrating Plan!!!

    As a mum of a five months baby, it’s super frustrated to hear about this DA plan. Every parents want their children to live and grow in a better environment and community. The DA plan makes our community over crowd like a concrete cage. I really don’t want my child to live in such “cage”. We can’t endure the Noise!! No Privacy!! and Unsafe building foundation!! in the future!
    Please change the Plan!! Please consider more for the kids, the next generation!

  254. James Zhan commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I wish to oppose the current plan, because the proposal (1) overlooks our
    community needs to connect, and have safe pedestrian paths to the Metro, shops, and Kent road school; forcing our kids to walk along the busy herring road is not a solution! (2) The proposal will increases
    congestion, noise and cars in our streets without adequate solutions to a growing community; (3) The plan overlooks basic community needs for space between buildings (Sunlight, privacy, sense of space, no Wind drafts), and public green spaces!

  255. Erik Gye commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I stongly wish to oppose the current plan, because it will bring the whole community into the potential hudge risk in terms of safty, pollutions, traffic and environments.

    (1) Safty problems:
    the propsed new building is so closed to 120 Herring Road & 1 Saunders Close. Any construction under the gound will bring the movement of the soil, which has already made a disaster in the case of Moscot. If the Morling Colledge still insist on the plan, they must be resposibile for all the cost if some damage happened.

    In current 120 Herring road, the wind is so strong and much more scare during the bad weather. The new 14-storey buildings planed between the buildings of 120 Herring Road & 1 Saunders Closewill definitely make the situation worse which will very possiblely make personal injury. We had encoutered it recent days. Even you can't hold the pram at the downstairs of 120 Herring road due to the strong wind. Please imagine once the building finished and a new road with more traffics, how it can be safe for the family with the baby. There are some law suits in US due to the wind is too strong between high rises and Morling College must commit to pay for all the damages in future.

    (2) Pollutions
    The proposal will dramatically increases noise, dust which are harmful to the residents health as well bing more psychological and emotional illness. We have been suffered by the taffic noise these days and seriously affected the rest during the night.

    (3) Traffic Congestions
    The proposal adopts a very report couple years ago. It can't be the facts today. We have already encoutered the congestions on Herring road now in some days. We strongly suggest the council to improve the traffic condition before the new DA approved on the Herring road.

    Thanks for your consideration!

  256. Wendy Zheng commented

    Dear Sir/Madam

    As an owner of property of 1 Saunders close, I strongly object to this proposal.

    After reading the Morling College’s supporting documents; the main point they have stated is no negative impact of current community. Is that for REAL???

    I wish Council would provide some more OBJECTIVE and INDEPENDENT data and reports for such a major development.

    1. Appendix C - Solar and daylight access
    It is without a doubt that all neighbouring buildings will have different levels of reduced daily solar access. Can these neighbouring buildings still achieve the minimum solar access requirements? The impact of practical condition to current community should be considered more rather than SEPP 65 which is only a minimum design requirement.
    2. Appendix C - Mixed Use Building
    Base on the design report, the complex mixed uses include Morling College, Private residential apartments, commercial office space, commercial space for restaurants, cafes and retail. What is an effective plan to solve the problem of crowded traffic and improve the transportation efficiency?
    3. Appendix F - Traffic Parking Impact Assessment
    I do question the reliability of Traffic Parking Impact Assessment. I have communicated with many other residents of both Saunders Close and 120 Herring Road, and many of them complained the crowded traffic and safety issues at peak hours. However, in the report, the Overall para on P30 stated “Overall, it can be concluded that the proposed Morling College Masterplan development will have minimal impact on the surrounding road network.” I even suspect if they have assigned someone come to investigate the real condition as whole.

    In conclusion, we would like to read adequate assessment or feasibility analysis conducted by council, with responsible and reliable sources of information to provide assurance on the so called “minimal impact”.

    Thank you for your consideration.

  257. Taewon Jang commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I wish to oppose the current plan, because the proposal (1) overlooks our community needs to to connect, and have safe pedestrian paths to the Metro, shops, and Kent road school; forcing our kids to walk along the busy Herring Road is not a solution! (2) The proposal will increase congestion, noise and cars in our streets without adequate solutions to a growing community; (3) The plan overlooks basic community needs for space between buildings (Sunlight, privacy, sense of space, no Wind drafts), and public green spaces!

    Thank you for your consideration.

  258. Smith commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    This is a sincere request in objection to the Morling College re-development project. I am coming here from a sustainability point of view. There is lots of development happening in the area recently and at very quick pace. Many many new high-rise are coming up and the area is quite populated enough already. After these existing construction (that is already going on) is completed, the area will surely be over-populated, in fact, there will be a compounding effect we will see in next 3 years with this over population. Imagine the scenario, where all the existing development is completed and occupied. The traffic will just get worse in this area. Allowing this re-development project will just make things worse. Moreover, the congested environment in the suburb and lack of open space is growing tremendously. The phase whilst the construction is on going will be especially disturbing due to loud noises and dust and it will affect our lifestyle.

  259. A Roy commented

    Dear Sir/ Madam,

    I object to the proposal. The new development property would encroach on the common area. The recent spurt of high rises in Macquarie Park has not been complimented with the growth in infrastructure. This seems more like money spinning mechanism without considering the interest of the neighboring residents.

    We've also seen recent cases of structural issues with close body constructions. Cases in Mascot, Opal towers etc. Can the council give us the assurance that this construction would not have any impact on the foundations of the existing buildings?

    Regards

  260. Lilia commented

    I urge you to reconsider this development. This area does not need more concrete but space to breathe and roam around for the many families, kids incl pets who live here. I am sure a library or a community centre or a plaza like in Lane Cove would be much more appreciated by the current residents and really add to the lifestyle and living experience in this area. The lack of the latter in this area is why some people move away. More buildings will worsen the situation.

  261. Mauricio commented

    Dear All,

    I object to this development.
    I would rather like to see the walkway from Saunders Close to the MQ Uni Station along Herring Rd fixed, the state that it is currently in and has been for the last 5 years is appalling. Prams and elderly people struggle to walk, especially when raining, and hurrying working people constantly squeeze past each other to not step into the mud. But I digress.

    More buildings might bring in more people, I say ‚might‘ because I doubt more high rises will make this area an attractive one for people to move to. The infrastructure currently in place is already overburdened.

    Thank you for your consideration.

  262. Fiona Li commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am a local resident. And I would like to object this development proposal.

    I have serious concerns regarding this project:

    1. The safety and impact on the existing buildings in the neighbourhood
    In lights with recent incident with Mascot Tower, there is huge fear from local residents in regards to the safety and likely impact to the existing buildings. There is huge risk that this large project of five high rise buildings would impact the foundation of surrounding buildings. As a result, it would affect more than 1500 families on the same block.

    2. Traffic congestion:
    Applicant has used 2016 traffic report to prepare their traffic impact report, which didn't reflect the true condition of Herring Road. Macquarie Park Villiage and One Twenty two big developments on Herring Road had only completed in 2018 and 2019 respectively. In other words, more than 900 families, 800 cars have failed to be measured in their report. And they failed to take consideration of the visitors to Macquarie Shopping centre and the new residents from Prime on Waterloo Road.

    3. Parking
    In their masterplan, they have planned for retail shops, restaurant and Cafe in their project. However, they admitted that they have not planned for any visitors parking at all. If this project goes ahead, there will be 2000 cars within 300 metre block, which will be a big problem for both parking and traffic congestion.

    4. Infrastructure:
    In their proposal, there is no assessment on whether current sewerage and telecommunication system can handle additional 600 families.

    5. Community services:
    Currently there are another 7-8 large residential projects are happening in Macquarie park. I don't think we have enough childcare, schools, library, community centre, parks and open space for our local community at all! Although Elouera Reserve has been renovated. However, this is the only one park in Herring Road area. If this project gets approved, there will be more than 7000 families sharing one park and one BBQ facility. I do not think any project should be approved without the existence of adequate facilities and infrastructure.

    6. High density:
    As per the Herring Road Urban Activation Plan in 2015, the plan is to increase 5,800 dwellings by 2031. With current approved developments, this number has reached more than 6000 by 2019. In addition, I think current development is dis-proportioned and imbalanced, because most of the developments are allocated on the NE side of Herring Road.

    7. Safety and security:
    In their proposal, they have proposed to include retail shops, restaurants, cafe and other facilities. It will cause noise, safety and security concerns, especially for young family with kids.

    I strongly disagree and object this project. I do not think it is in the best interest of our local community and the sustainable development of Herring Road and Macquarie Park.

    I hope City of Ryde council could seriously consider every resident's concerns.

  263. Kim Law commented

    I am a local resident and I moved to this area since 2014. I first resided at Saunder Close. I moved to MacQuarie Park to move away from the construction work and little did I know that the new project across the road sprang up right after 120 Herring Road.

    We had been subjected to Noise and air pollution all these years. How many more years do we need to subject to such living condition? The proposed projects are going to make the traffic conditions from bad to worse. The council needs to weight out the current density and the infrastructure around this less than 1 km stretch.

    I had written to The council several times on the development plan of 116 Herring road but no response was received.

    As rates payer and resident, I urge the council to stop any more apartments to be built along this stretch.

    Kim

  264. Mee Poh Ong commented

    I strongly object to this application progress (LDA2019/0264) because this area is already overly congested with residential units. There are so many vacant units!

    We are residents at 1 Mooltane ave. If the proposed building was to go through, it would only be one small lane away from our existing home and our neighbours!! As it is, we can see what our neighbours is doing or eating for meals at Building #120. Right now, our morning sun is totally blocked by Building #120. The new proposed building will be terribly near to our balconies, lounges and bedrooms, they will block whatever sunlight we have at the moment. All parties will not have any privacy or safety or healthy personal space. This application must be terminated without a single doubt.

    We moved into this area since 2014. Since day 1,we have had to put up with the non ceasing construction activities including almost 24 hrs pounding sound from the construction of the buildings, walking paths, roads, blocking of roads or closure of roads or detour of roads, not to mention the tons of dust that landed on our balconies and homes. We could not enjoy our homes that we have had bought with our hard earned saving. We have to stay in our homes with closed doors and windows most of the time.

    The Herring road is over used and clearly it is not meant for so many traffic. As it is, it is so over used that it takes time for cars from Macqurire Park village to join Herring Road and on our ways home from Macqurire mall, we have to cross to the traffic light intersection
    (Herring & Eipping Roads) and then u turn again into Macqurire Park village to reach home, hence going through more unnecessary traffic and consumption of petrol and a sharp drop in quality of life even at suburb.

    Further, all these high rise buildings are creating strong, gushing winds that blow away our abd our neighbour wooden deck furniture. We have to put brick to stabilise our outdoor furniture. Worst of all, we can feel our units shaking daily. All these new buildings construction and digging will surely not beneficial or safe to all existing high rise homes!

    For the past years, our neighbours and we have had to live in our homes with closed doors and windows. At night, we have had to wear ear plugs to sleep but many at times, our ear plugs were no match to the piercing noises and shaking ground created by the jack hammers or whatever equipments the constructors were using. Please have mercy on us. No more new construction or digging grounds for new foundations for new buildings.

    The council office is to have big pictiure and take care of all the interest of the community. Right now, anyone can see this particular small section of Macqurire Park is overly crowded and the Herring road is overly congested and heavily used. It is clearly that this new application of more residential units will not add anymore quality of live to the community other than benefit the few greedy individuals.

    I strongly object to this application. We need council office to be wise and re look at this application and stop it.

    Thank you.
    Mee Poh ONG
    1 Mooltane Ave

  265. Bochuan Yin commented

    The herring road has been very busy and congestion due to high density residents. Look at the new coming NEON project. How can you expect more over 20 floors buildings around. This will be much danger for school kids due to expected cars.
    Please reduce the high density buildings and improve the public transportation and infrastructure.

  266. Jason commented

    To whom this may concern,

    I have been an owner/occupier for the past 4 years on Saunders Close. Currently there is just enough space between buildings and open green spaces. With the new developments, there will be less privacy and less space for everyone.

    Furthermore, there will be safety concerns with the addition of more residents in the area. The area we live in is already surrounded by dense traffic roads, i.e. herring, Waterloo and Epping road. As far as I've seen there have been no plans to make foot traffic safer for pedestrians, and for also the increase in the volume of traffic.

    Currently, there is already construction on herring rd for a new apartment block. So further construction will further increase traffic and damage our roads from all the heavy machinery coming through.

    Please consider my objections and I hope that you will see that this area is populated enough and that the little spacecwe have is all we got. Thank you.

  267. Ming Yaw Wong commented

    To Whom It May Concern

    a. The problem –The current design (LDA2019/0264) has minimal pedestrian and child friendly features. By pedestrian and child friendly features we mean accessible parks, playgrounds and infrastructure such as pedestrian crossings, pathways that minimise pedestrian-vehicle conflict and connect each building prams/wheelchair access. Within the Herring road Precinct, as a block, Green space and family friendly infrastructure is problematic, pedestrian connectivity is problematic with multiple pedestrian vehicle conflicts and the projected addition of over 1200 dwellings without controls and additions will introduce unnecessary challenges to the precinct.
    The area includes many young families, multiple mixed zoning, and even a proposed child care centre. Yet the current plan includes very minimal effort to optimise pedestrian safety, and overlooks the needs of the community to access parks, green spaces. For example, (1) Site B includes communal green spaces where public green are needed; (2) Duplication of car park access points in both sites means that car access convince is prioritised over pedestrian space and green space; (3) the pedestrian links from south west to north east are located between carparks, with a single pedestrian crossing where mixed zones should be considered given the amount of residents and the proximity of these buildings to high volumes of traffic.
    b. the future of the Herring Road precinct is likely to be characterised with high volumes of noise, traffic and congestions. This is evident in the plan with noise level projections that are nearly at the maximum recommended standard (50/56), and traffic that is likely to associate with both noise resonance and pollution. To mitigate these issues more green spaces, and more intertwined green spaces should be considered; especially between buildings where green spaces can mitigate noise resonance, pedestrian connectivity and privacy issues.
    Whilst the current Morling college land is private, it serves the community with green spaces, and relatively safer pedestrian connection. Further, the introduction of 600 families, and the associated congestion to the area makes the plan a public affair. We ask that the plan reflect the challenges of the area rather than overlook these.
    Proposed solutions –
    a. Introduce pedestrian friendly infrastructure. Additional pedestrian crossing, or the rezoning of the road as a mixed pedestrian road can be introduced across multiple points in Saunders close, the New proposed road (currently labelled road 3), and any future connection to the Macquarie Village. This can serve to increase connectivity and safety for young families under a very congested area.
    b. Tie the current plan to the proposed infrastructure for the development of Kikkita Creek, which was proposed in 2014, but was not considered since.
    c. Concentrate the low rise mixed zoning in Site A (encroaching 1Saunders close) for the favour of green public spaces. This can also serve to reduce the amount of mature trees being cut down under the current plan, as well as address several of the residence’s concerns around the proximity of the buildings, privacy and lack of green spaces.
    d. Introduce public, rather than communal green spaces pathways.
    e. Introduce active filtration systems along the pathway to maximise the width of the pathways
    f. Introduce a greenery plan that specifies the planation of maximum tree trunk width.
    g. Remove duplication of car park entrances for the favour of green spaces. The use of intertwined green spaces between buildings is critical for the mitigation of issues such as noise resonance, pedestrian connectivity and privacy issues that are caused by high density living.
    h. Introduction of playgrounds for the proposed Kikkita Creek.

  268. Jennie Minifie for Ryde Community Alliance commented

    What future for Ryde LGA? The State Government’s planning interventions in Macquarie Park and North Ryde Business Parks has changed the land uses and the character of these areas forever. They are now dominated by mixed use and high rise residential towers lacking positive architectural design and destroying the natural environment.
    The development as proposed is excessive in height and density. The 267 public comments evidence the concerns of existing residents to the likely impacts the development would have on their amenity, wellbeing and health.
    The development should be refused due to it’s potential for seriously adverse impacts on existing residential development and the amenity of the residents of the surrounding buildings.
    The Greater Sydney Commission In February 2019 heard evidence from developers seeking up to 40 storeys in Macquarie Park and the community seeking relief from the environmental impacts of overdevelopment in the same area! This review provides public evidence of the genuine community concern about overdevelopment and it’s environmental impacts.
    The current proposal and the many objections it has produced is confirmation of the genuine concern of residents and should not be disregarded.
    A halt to overdevelopment required and the current planning controls put on hold pending the restoration of local planning powers for a his area.

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