73 Browns Road, Devon Meadows, VIC

Use and Development of a Place of Worship

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 3 months ago. The date it was received by them was not recorded.

(Source: Casey City Council, reference PlnA00167/19)

60 Comments

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  1. Nathan Maas commented

    I object to this proposal to build a place of worship on 73 browns Road.
    Primarily because the roads have already become too congested due to housing estates being built in the area. Devon meadows is a small country town cannot support this increase in the traffic.
    If a place of a worship is to be built it would be better to be built off the highway.j
    Does Devon Meadows have a high enough population of a sihk population to justify a church even being built?.

  2. Sharon balas commented

    I object to the proposal to build a place of worship at 73 browns rd devon meadows. This location is not sufficient to handle the increase in traffic volume. We are a country town with homes on property the demographic does not seem to fit?

  3. Trent Barry commented

    I object to the proposal to build a place of worship in the rural, residential town to Devon Meadows. Please note that the religion or type of worship does not in any way form the basis of my objection. The current infrastructure of Devon Meadows is not equiped to support an influx of people that this facility will create, the proposed shopping centre alone will stretch the limits of traffic along Browns Road. The proposed times of worship directly conflict with the already strained Football, Netball and Cricket facilities as traffic and parking on many occasions is impacted by the lack street parking in that area. I feel that the proposed 21 car parks will be insufficient to support a facility whose goal is to attract people and build its congregation, what are the contingencies if the congregation expands (which is the goal of every place of worship).
    A recent census provided to the ABS indicated that 73% of residents living in Devon Meadows selected catholic or no religion (39% and 34% respectively). This indicates that the residents of the religion proposing the place of worship will be travelling from outside of Devon Meadows, further congesting the small country town. I feel that this facility would be better suited to a larger town with the demographics that support such a religion such as Cranbourne or Clyde.

  4. James Kelly commented

    My family has had a continual presence in Devon Meadows since 1934, Devon Meadows has always been a quite hideaway from Cranbourne and suburban type living. People have moved and stayed here for that very reason. I am unaware of any people of the Sikh religion living in Devon Meadows, so the reason for wanting to establish a church must be to have a place of worship close to the suburbs. I feel it would be much better to establish their church in a suburban area rather than a quite rural green wedge zone. Devon Meadows has already become a thoroughfare/bypass with the advent of sealed roads. Once we allow more non rural Development in the area, it will takeaway from the quiet area our family have loved for almost a century. We cannot have a situation where the owners are not allowed to subdivide/develop but council allows non residential development that will not create any usage for the local residents but will detract from our peaceful lifestyle.

  5. Shane Dekker commented

    I would like to object to this application, I moved into this small town around 10 years ago, I moved out here for the lifestyle and freedom away from the busy roads and neighbours that wouldn’t even look you in the eye. This is our town... and we all live here for the same reasons... the roads won’t handle this extra traffic, and it doesn’t fit into the lifestyle of the community we have. There is no need for this what so ever!

  6. Shane Borham commented

    While I do not object to places of worship I do think is a highly inappropriate place/area, the demographic is certainly not suited to the area and the current infrastructure does not suit the proposal. With the growth in the area set to continue with supermarkets, schools etc. already planned I fear that it will create more congestion especially with sports ovals planned nearby creating an extreme flow of traffic especially over weekends. I would hope council has the commonsense to listen to the residents.

  7. Luke Houldcroft commented

    I object to this application. My young family have moved to the area 2 years ago after building in acacia. The reason we chose this area is the rural feel and wildlife within. A much quieter area than the neighboring Clyde and Cranbourne. The large trees that line the roads give you that country feel. I believe this would be a huge step back for a community that has really embraced that country feel. It doesn't make sense for such a building around here. There is plenty of industrial estate available in surrounding suburbs, where people can be as noisy as they please. This is going to attract a Lot more traffic along Browns road and with the new Primary School being built across the road I think this is dangerous for the children of the area. Strongly object.

  8. Nicole B commented

    I object to this proposal. Devon meadows is simply not the correct place for a place of worship. It is better suited somewhere closer to people that would actually benefit from it. Building this place of worship in Devon meadows will create mass amounts of traffic when it could be located closer to a town that could use it. Devon meadows isn’t the correct fit for the place of worship.

  9. Trish Molloy commented

    I object to this application not based on religion but the actual infrastructure of the area does not meet the needs/requirements that a place of worship will require. Traffic & congestion in this area already from a newly developed estate & the current community grounds of football,tennis & cricket already cause a danger with lack of parking off the main road.
    I respect the desire to erect a place of worship, however this would be more suited to a place off the highway with an incredible amount of space for parking.

  10. Brent Nano commented

    I object this proposal, with all the current construction and infrastructure going forth in the future the roads and traffic around the area are already becoming highly congested such a building in a rural area is not necessary. There are plenty of places of worship not far from this area that are far better suited to serving the greater surrounding community without having to build another one in the middle of a farm area on an already growing area. We moved into the area 18 months ago due to the appeal that the areas estates still maintained a country community feel, and i like many would like to maintain that as much as possible.

  11. Hayley commented

    I feel this isn’t the right community or area to build such a place. Many of us chose to move out here in the peaceful surrounds & quiet nature of the Botanical Gardens & such a place being built in our community will cause traffic congestion & noise, and much disruption to surrounding suburbs.

  12. Nicole Friend commented

    I object to a place of worship being built. It will increase traffic, it’s not the best location for a semi rural area. People move here for the quiet country feel not for a built up busy area. Please rethink location.

  13. Joseph Scardamaglia commented

    Not enough infrastructure for a place of worship to be put in this area

  14. Stacey Raymond commented

    I object to the location of this proposal. The round about that is located right near the sight is already a hazard and has a very dangerous blind spot. I fear adding extra congestion to the area will result in a serious accident.
    My objection is also not based on religious reason and I respect the desire to erect a place of worship, however the peaceful nature of our surrounding suburbs are slowly slipping away. As a resident, I feel it is my duty to have my say on the amount of infrastructure that is being built and destroying the beautiful flora.

  15. Jaime Godden commented

    I object to the building of worship. Because it is a country area and Browns road isn't designed for that traffic

  16. Monique commented

    I object to this application due to infrastructure of our small town and the fact there is a already a neighbored Sikh close enough by in lynbrook for people to worship.

    This is not the right town to have such a place of worship as I think the community that surrounds these town would much prefer a different religion or useful infrastructure to those who actually dominate the population.

  17. Kara Wells commented

    I object to this application.

    The reason my family and I chose this area is it has a quiet rural feel with wildlife, trees that line the roads that give you a country feel. This would be a huge step back for a community that has really embraced that country feel. It doesn't make sense for such a building around here. There is plenty of industrial estate available in surrounding suburbs, where people can be as noisy as they please. This is going to attract a Lot more traffic along Browns road and with the new Primary School being built across the road I think this is dangerous for the children of the area.

  18. Brooke Simmons commented

    I object to this proposal, with a new school and local shops being built in this area will cause too much traffic alone. Our local roads cannot handle something like this.

  19. Jason Wells commented

    I object to this application.

    I believe this is not the right community or area to build a place of worship.
    Many of us chose to move out here in the peaceful surrounds with quiet nature of the Botanical Gardens .
    A place of worship being built in our community will cause traffic congestion , noise, and much disruption to surrounding suburbs.

  20. Heather Johns commented

    There is no way the amount of car parks planned with be sufficient. Which means cars will be parked outside, on Browns Road. This will be very dangerous, and at this time of year, when verges are so wet, a total mess as 2wd cars will be bogged. While it's a lovely idea, the location is so wrong I'm surprised it's being considered. This would be better built on a major road, which can handle the traffic.

  21. Tim walsh commented

    I object to this proposal for the following reasons:
    Infrastructure - current roads and future development cannot handle increased traffic.
    Suitability of the area - the location does suit a place of worship of any denomination in the proposed site and would lead to devaluation of properties in the area.

  22. Chad Steedman commented

    I object.
    There is already too much development in the area and only very limited improvement to the infrastructure. In the short term this will increase visitors to the area creating road safety hazards with parking and additional vehicles. In the long term this will lead to higher density housing being built in the area which further changes the small town feel of the area.

  23. Rebecca Lee commented

    Whilst I respect people’s believe to worship any religion of their choosing. The location proposed for this development does not have the capacity to service the increased traffic that a place of worship brings. We have lived in this area for over 5 years now and chose it due to its quiet and tranquil nature, with the shops, schools, kindergartens and additional residences and estates still to come (summer hill just one) The traffic and congestion still to come for this small country area will be a nightmare. This belongs out on the highway with the other already present places of worship. The general population/religious preference of this area also do not fit with the proposed place of worship.

  24. Erin Lamont commented

    I object to this planning permit.

    Devon meadows is a quiet area where local residents have moved here just for that.

    The area is not designed for such a place nor is it an appropriate spot to build given the small roads and round about so close to the enterance. This should be being built somewhere closer to Cranbourne that is better suited for such a place.

  25. Michael burns commented

    I would like to object to the proposed application for a place of worship at 73 Browns rd.

    The approval the application will create congestion’s and significant traffic flow issues as there is an expectation of 70 attendees and only 21 car parks. Plus there will singing and musical instruments used during the proposed usage times which can be expected to generate an unreasonable level of noise creating a disturbance to residents/properties adjacent to and surrounding the site.

    Having a place of worship nestled into an existing residential precinct is not a fair and reasonable impact on the residents.

    To use the facility for the purpose of cooking and starving of food will also create a disturbance.

    I respectfully request that the application be denied.

  26. Ashlene Mendolia commented

    I object to this build.
    it creates way to much traffic and congestion. We have just recently moved here from Lyndhurst and previously Keysborough, both of which have temples and the growth and congestion in those areas was unbearable, even with main roads. We chose to live further out, for the country quiet life without having to worry about traffic or gridlock. I agree it should be out on the main highway with other places of worship.

  27. Jennifer Pirotta commented

    I would like to object the the proposed place of worship at 73 Browns Road Devon Meadows. This site is I a green wedge where further development can not be developed as it is rural residential. The locals chose to live here under the knowledge that it will continue to be a rural residential peaceful suburb and not infiltrated by industry or commercial properties. I have no objection to religious places of worship however this site is not appropriate.

  28. Dale Carey commented

    I object to this proposal. This is a rural/small community and does not need development of this sort in the area. Families moved in this area knowing that it was an outer suburb and was quiet. This development does not fit the demographic of the area either.

  29. Ron Adams commented

    Why put a place like this in a quiet rural environment we worship our own little community and don’t need this extra infringement on our doorstep. I have a business in a Carrum Downs industrial estate and when it’s busy on weekends it doesn’t effect the local Carrum Downs community.

  30. Deborah Jeffrey commented

    I STRONGLY OBJECT to this proposed place.
    My property is virtually opposite to 73 browns road.
    Devon Meadows is a quiet little area .
    The increased traffic to browns road and congestion will create , "nuisance" to the current property owners who have chosen the peaceful country lifestyle this area offers.

    My property situated opposite, as all the properties neighbouring this site, I believe will depreciate in value significantly and for this reason I personally will aggressively persue losses.

    This site is a green wedge where further development can not be developed as it is rural residential.
    The locals invested in real estate here to live here under the knowledge that it will continue to be a rural residential peaceful suburb and not infiltrated by industry or commercial properties.
    I have no objection to religious places of worship however this site is definately INNAPROPRIATE..

  31. Graeme James commented

    I strongly object to this proposal on the basis that the area is totally unsuitable
    The traffic, the roads, the infrastructure do not lend themselves to this development but mainly the environment of the area will be compromised.
    I built here 10 years ago because of the rural nature,the quietness and the environment now this is all going to be taken away due to the influx of this type of development
    This will only be the start of this type, once one is allowed then it will become open slather for all types of undesirable developments

  32. Leonie Williams commented

    I strongly object to the proposal to build a place of worship in the semi rural, residential town to Devon Meadows.
    As a recent census provided to the ABS indicated that 73% of residents living in Devon Meadows selected catholic or no religion (39% and 34% respectively) by building a place of worship that is not built for the community of Devon Meadows, but infact other outlying areas, will bring in unneeded congestion to a community which has already planned to build infrastructure to suit.
    Building this place of worship in Devon meadows will create mass amounts of traffic when it could be located closer to a town that could use it. Devon meadows definitely isn’t the correct fit for the place of worship. I would rather see something built which would benefit the actual community in which they propose to build. Devon Meadows

  33. Sam Gillard commented

    I think we all object to this idea...

  34. Debbie commented

    I object to this as I don't believe the roads are built for the traffic it will bring. We moved to the area 19 years ago and love the rural feel. I certainly wouldn't want to be living close by as the traffic and noise would change the relaxed feel of the area. I'm sure there are better locations available.

  35. Ann commented

    I strongly object to this proposal. We moved to this area nearly 18 months ago to escape the congestion in Cranbourne and Clyde and now the council want to bring this to our suburb.
    As others have stated the religion is not dominant in Devon Meadows so this appears to be purely profit driven. The temple would be better suited closer to its desired demographic.
    Our area would not cope with the increased traffic and it poses a real risk to children at the nearby school and sporting grounds, as well as to our wildlife that is abundant here.

  36. Marketa commented

    I object to a place of worship being built purely of the increased traffic as it's not suited for this area.It is a nice quiet area with botanical gardens just around the corner I'm sure there there are better places like industrial areas where they can built one even tho there is so many already.I strongly object.

  37. Toni commented

    I object to this proposal due to the traffic congestion it will bring to the area.
    Devon meadows is a semi rural town with a quiet country feel which is exactly why we chose to move here and raise our family.

    With a shopping precinct and school already being built in the area along with weekend community sports events- adding 6hrs (Sunday’s proposed sessions) of added traffic of worshippers coming/goings will create gridlock on Browns Rd.

    There are many other areas that this could be built where the impact to residents would be minimal- Cranbourne west industrial area is a great location.

  38. Rob Neil commented

    I object to this proposal.
    Basical because there are already many of these in just a short drive.
    We as a community would benefit more by encouraging out door health, dog parks, walking tracks, parks, basketball courts etc.
    Lets get outside and enjoy life.

  39. Amy commented

    I strongly object to the proposal to build a place of worship in the semi rural, residential town to Devon Meadows.

    This would be suited better, closer Sth Gippsland highway where it does not effect traffic and congestion of a small community. 22 carparks is not large enough to accommodate a place of worship, it needs a larger space that does not directly effect the residents surrounding it.
    It is too close to the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens (The noise pollution would effect the wildlife here) and would change the lifestyle and feel of the suburb (The botanical feel).
    Census suggests the Devon Meadows community would not benefit from a place worship. (You would assume if this is for the community there would made footpaths for local residents to arrive and leave safely. This area has a muddy dirt track along the road).
    If the residential area has to be compromised it would be wonderful to see something the existing community would benefit from to enhance their quality of life. There is enough land for sale/available to build a place of worship that won't effect traffic in a small suburb that still has so many unmade roads and create unnecessary noise pollution.

  40. Kristina O’Sullivan commented

    We are in the process of purchasing a property in Botanic Ridge and having done significant research on the area we strongly object to this proposal. The Medina Park Sikh Temple is only 13kms (16 minutes) away in Lynbrook. Building a place of worship in a quiet semi rural residential area is only going to create traffic congestion, parking and noise issues in an area without the appropriate infrastructure. The area is already going to see an increase with schools, child cares, supermarkets and other amenities planned for construction to meet the needs of current residents. The beautiful thing about this area is that it is semi rural and quiet, please listen to your community this is not an appropriate site.

  41. Sarah Atkins commented

    I object as I do not believe it is suited to a quiet residential area and the additional road traffic & noise it would cause would be a problem.

  42. Jennifer Nicholls commented

    I object to the proposed Sikh place of worship in Browns Rd for two reasons. Firstly due to increase traffic flow and especially so close to the round about at Craig’s Rd which gets a lot of use. Secondly there is a current Sikh Temple only 5 mins from this proposed site which is in Leisureland Rd off North Rd. Surely having another one built so close is unnecessary.

  43. Alex Metaxas-Belt commented

    Firstly my objection has no bearing on the religion merely the infrastructure surrounding the proposed site. I like many others moved to this area, for the semi rural feel. In the proposal it suggests that 22 car parks would be available, this will no way cater for any services or special holidays that would be held at the location. Having worked close to and around Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs I have seen the excessive traffic flow and visitors to the temple which the infrastructure just supports as it is off a main highway. The proposed site on browns road would in no way be able to cope with the visitors bringing increased congestion, parking and noise issues. With the recent advent of Acacia and soon a school/ shopping area the area will simply not cope.
    A more appropriate site would be on the South Gippsland Highway allowing residents to retain their semi rural feel.
    Also this would be of zero benefit to the local community.
    I strongly object and hope that the objections raised are listened to for a change.

  44. Laine Seater commented

    I would like to object to the proposed place of worship as I feel the area is not suited. It will increase traffic flow and cause congestion of an already busy road.

  45. Daniel commented

    I strongly object the proposal of a place of worship on Browns Rd.

    We moved to botanic ridge for the quieter, relaxed rural feel it offers.

    The current infrastructure is inadequate to fit the proposal. It will create traffic congestion along Browns Rd/Craig Rd over peak weekend periods.

    Not only that; the proposal mentions musical instruments and singing to be played during session times which will impact surrounding residents from enjoying the peaceful, quiet rural atmosphere we have here. ( 6hrs on a Sunday is unfair to neighbours surrounding the proposed site)

    There are plenty of other established temples for worshipping in the surrounding areas, we do not need one in Devon meadows.

  46. Sarah Coates commented

    I strongly object to this proposal.

    My family and I bought in this area because of it’s quiet and rural feel, comparing to surrounding areas. I believe building a place of worship will completely change the reputation of estate and create noise and congestion.

    There are a few places of worship not far from here and I don’t believe it’s necessary to build one in Devon Meadows.

  47. Pauline Laidlay commented

    I object to a church being built at 73 Browns Road Devon Meadows. Devon Meadows is such a small little town on the outskirts of Cranbourne and doesn’t have the roads to take this type of infrastructure. This is a quiet town that my family and I have lived in for nearly 20 years. This will bring a lot of traffic to Devon Meadows and I am sure that parking space for 22 cars will be nowhere near enough to accommodate the amount of traffic and this will bring congestion to our roads.
    I think a place of worship is better suited in the city centres close to public transport not rural Devon Meadows.

  48. Nicole Sheridan commented

    I object to the proposed place of worship at 73 Browns Road, Devon Meadows, VIC. The appeal of the area is the quiet, tranquil character. To attract non residents into the area will cause traffic congestion and compromise the nature of this semi rural setting.

  49. Shanie commented

    I object to this type of development on 73 Browns road. There is no infrastructure to support this kind of development in the small town of Devon Meadows. Plenty of “places of worship” in suburbs nearby that reflect the religious views of those communities

  50. Amanda Houldcroft commented

    I object to this proposal. Simply because of the location
    We choose to build in a quiet semi rural area and i feel building this proposed religous worshiping centre would create more congestion on the road as poulation grows and take away our quiet neighbourhood that we have choose to live in. I feel this would be better suited in a industral estate .

  51. Sandra KAY commented

    I object to the proposal to build a place of Worship at 73 Browns Road Devon Meadows. I live nearby & every day (including Sunday morning around 10 am) I walk around Devon Meadows with my Toddler & also my 7-month-old baby. I feel insecure if there going to be Sikh members driving in & out of that area where there are already plenty of other events/ activities in the same area like Tennis, Netball, Football, and Cricket going on. Also, I dread for horse riders, kids on their bike riding along Browns Road where disaster may happen in that area.

    Under their General ‘House Rules’ in their Introduction letter – “Participation in worship is optional. Members may enter and leave at any time”. This increase in traffic flow will cause more accidents where all residential fear for their children walking/ riding to/ from school in the same area. Browns Road is not sufficient to handle the boost traffic volume, especially on Browns Road.

    Devon Meadows is a very small suburb & quiet home town; I cannot support this increase in the traffic having Sikh Members driving in and out of 73 Browns Road at any time & their restricted hours at nights. They need to be relocated to bigger town example Cranbourne/ Clyde area.

  52. Sam T commented

    I object to the proposal of the place of worship being built.
    I fear that putting this proposed building at this address will cause unnecessary chaos and congestion on the roads surrounding it.

  53. Leanne Allman commented

    I object to the proposed use of 73 Browns Rd as a place of worship due to the new housing estate, shopping centre, school and sporting grounds already being built within 1km of the site. This is a rural residential area that has seen a huge spike in the traffic on Brown and Craig Roads. Also the 21 car parks allocated to the site is too low and will only cause an excess of cars that will overflow to street parking. Browns road nature strips are not designed to be readily parked on as they flood, are uneven with open drainage and have poorly maintained footpaths.

  54. Danielle Walker commented

    I also object to this proposal. The roads and area have enough congestion and the volume of people and cars will severely affected this area in a negative way. This is a quiet and peaceful place for families and their homes. Not a throughfair for people to gather for events and worship. I believe it will put residents in danger of losing their lifestyle and and the rural value that they live here for.

  55. Sarah Damman commented

    I object to the proposed use of 73 Browns Rd for the development of a place of worship.
    I believe that the location is not appropriate. This is a semi rural quiet area that already has enough happening with housing estates, school and shops. The roads surrounding could not cope with big events at this location. The noise would also be unfair to neighboring properties. The proposed car park is no where near large enough. This would mean cars lining up on Browns Road and Craig Rd which in turn puts pedestrians in danger, including children and horse riders.
    Please listen to your local residents objections.

  56. Jacob Damman commented

    I object to any church of any religion being built in the area. I chose to live in this area for the lifestyle and feel of the area, and by adding a church it will change the feel, create more traffic and noise. Our area should continue to have a country town feel.

  57. Deb Jeffrey commented

    I intend to build on my land 68 Browns Road early next year. I have retained this property for many years with the vision to build a home and retire there to enjoy the peace and tranquility devon meadows offers.
    The application submitted to 73 Browns Road will increase traffic, signage , flags etc that are placed on that property advertising the place of worship will detract from the Browns Road appeal , street parking on Browns road will increase, noise etc will effect create nuisance, and more . Existing residents purchased in Browns road for the lifestyle. The addition of a place of worship to Browns road is inappropriate. I am not a follower of thid religion and although respect there are those that wish to follow it - I will not tolerate 6 hours of singing and chanting weekly.. disturbing my peace.
    Advice from local real estate agents is ..the neighbouring properties will DECREASE in value.
    Many of the homes in Browns Road Devon Meadows are above $1.3 milion in value .
    I am not prepared to have my investment devalued without fight.
    MY property appeal and value wil devalue.
    Properties in Browns Road to date appeal to a wide range of buyers.
    Place of worship opposite significantly reduces interest and appeal.
    Not appropriate to permit in Devon Meadows.
    Permit elsewhere. Ie: Clyde

  58. Jo Brown commented

    I object to this application, as I think there are enough places of worship in the surrounding area, which has now attributed to higher traffic flow and has had an impact on speed limit decreases. There iis only a small population in the area in the application, which I don't believe require a place of worship!!!! ENOUGH tax free churches! How about something to entertain the children's in the area!

  59. Rita commented

    An objection must be made in writing to PO Box 1000 Narre Warren 3805 or email adminplanning@casey.vic.gov.au with your contact details quoting planning application PlnA00167/19. Unfortunately Comments left here do not count. To make your voice heard, please send to above by 16/09/2019.

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