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13 Glen St Eastwood NSW 2122

Section 4.55 (1A) to modify LDA2017/0007 to substitute real plantings with artificial plantings

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 18 days ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: City of Ryde, reference MOD2020/0118)

13 Comments

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  1. M.Kemp commented

    The whole point of having a garden is to add to our environment. What's the point of an artificial planting? It won't capture Carbon Dioxide and release Oxygen. It will add to unwanted plastic in our environment. It will look very shabby in a couple of years too as it gets dirty and deteriorates. Natural plantings should be a requirement.

  2. David James commented

    Is this some sort of a joke? Why have “plantings” at all of they can’t be real? I found this an absurd proposition.

  3. Sue Simmonds commented

    I, too, thought it must have been a joke. Please, Council, don’t allow this absurdity. Please have some respect for the environment and the people who live in it. Our garden suburbs are fast disappearing under the pressure of development.

  4. Barbara Buiniing commented

    We already suffering from the destruction of mature trees and lack of natural greenery in the Eastwood area, which are vital for clean air and precipitation, not to mention preservation of native wildlife. I can think of no reason for any development to use artificial plantings, that have no benefit to to anyone and would quickly deteriorate into grubby dust collectors. Eastwood was always known and admired, as one of the garden suburbs of Sydney. Any developments should only be approved with natural planting of greenery, never artificial.

  5. Jacqui Funnell commented

    What?! Fake plants instead of really? Absurd proposal, especially from an environmental viewpoint! I will be extremely disappointed if this is approved by Ryde Council.

  6. Elizabeth LH commented

    I agree with comments that state either the plantings are real or simply do nothing. On no account can there be artificial or fake plants.

    Truly an absurd proposal. It isn't Rookwood where plastic flowers sit dusty and faded.

    A little clever landscaping will ensure minimal maintenance.

  7. barbara Johnson commented

    It is with disbelief and amazement that I read of proposed artificial plantings. Haven't we all heard of the benefit of living, breathing greenery to enhance our health and wellbeing? .
    Please consider the ambience that a real garden will provide to enhance the surroundings in every way.

  8. John Boyle commented

    "Planting" refers to a living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, typically growing in a permanent site, absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis using the green pigment chlorophyll, and this living organism provides us with oxygen that is essential to all life on earth, and increase levels of positivity — seeing greenery and nature help us feel more relaxed and calm, which in turn benefits all of us throughout the day

  9. Concerned resident commented

    Somehow, once again it is not about respecting the environment, but the almighty dollar and how much a greedy developer can make.

    I strongly object to any "plantings" that are not of the natural variety.

    It is a fact that green space is not also of benefit to the natural environment but that it is also beneficial to the well being of humans.

  10. M.McCartney commented

    The Modification 2020/0118 for LDA2017/0007 records there is no need for notification. I would like to request that there is a notification and exhibition period for this DA Modification. Surely this is a requirement for a modification such as this.
    The request to substitute the stamped approved Landscaping Plan for the real plantings with artificial plants should be rejected. The live plantings have been chosen to ensure there is replacement of the trees and vegetation removed from the site. Real plants are also to enhance the environment for the benefit of the community and wildlife.
    We wouldn't substitute real food with artificial food so the same should apply to plants.

  11. SMak commented

    They will need real plants to absorb odours coming out from the BBQ restaurant and gym right in front of them.

  12. Nelson commented

    I object the idea of using of artificial plantings. There are a lot of low maintenance plant to choose. Why use artificial instead?

  13. Sandra Panozzo commented

    The fact that this is was even allowed to be lodged with council is wasting everyone's time and council's money!!! It is absuletely absurd to even contemplate for a second!! In Australia we have some of the most low maintenance hardy and beautiful plants...absolutely no excuses to consider replacing real trees with fake! I have seen some really ugly buildings going up recently but this is really taking it to the next level!!!!

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