212 Arden Street Coogee NSW 2034

Integrated development for demolition of buildings, works to the Coogee Bay Hotel, construction of a 6 storey shoptop housing development comprising business premises with supermarket, public laneway, basement parking, 60 residential units, subdivision, landscaping and associated works (Local Heritage Item, variations to FSR and height of buildings of the RLEP 2012).

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 2 months ago. It was received by them 5 days earlier.

(Source: Randwick City Council, reference DA/437/2021)

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  1. graham paisley commented

    This proposal was knocked back previously. Why do we have to go through this again ? A supermarket will cause havoc at the location with traffic already gridlocked in the warmer months . Why is it big companies seem to get to build as many stories as they like blocking views for residents. I thought the building limit was 3 stories . This is Coogee paradise not Surfers Paradise . Please don’t let this go through .

  2. Rob Jones commented

    Dear randwick council .

    As a resident of coogee for the last 14years . I am totally against the proposal. This would not only increase traffic to an already busy area but also it does not fit in with coogee's Village atmosphere.

    Why can't things just be left the way they are

  3. Catherine Ullo commented

    Maroubra Junction comes to our Coogee Village…?? no way this can work with the traffic it will generate . This development has every potential to destroy our unique Coogee Village. Does running a premium seaside pub not generate enough profit these days…wow?

  4. Annette Cullinan commented

    I agree. Maroubra Junction comes to Coogee Village. Recent prominent developments on the beachfront show a lack of sympathetic design and understanding of the village aesthetic and look very commercial. This will look like a wall dividing Coogee looking from the beach and the parks. It will dwarf the natural environment and characteristics of Coogee Village by a wall of seven stories from North to South. Visually our oval, beach, parks and natural beauty that sets Coogee apart will not longer be the dominant feature simply because of the sheer scale of this building on the beachfront. We should be protecting this and the village aesthetic. I’m shocked this would be considered suitable.

  5. Monica Cullen commented

    Haven’t we already been through this. Coogee residents do not want it.

  6. Melanie Russell commented

    Coogee beachfront has enough congestion, please don’t change the look of Coogee by building high rise buildings . We have been through this before and it was a no .

  7. Craig Fitzsimmons commented

    Good morning;
    The scale and sheer bulk of this proposal is too much.

    By all means refurbish, renovate and maybe some selective updating/new building to replace anything that is tired and not worth saving.

    But, the proposal as it stands is over the top and will not add anything good to our suburb.

  8. Andrew Stewart commented

    There is already four supper markets in walking distance two in Coogee bay road and two at Randwick junction as for retail shops there are four shops vacant in Coogee on Coogee bay road as of this morning. Traffic is a nightmare in Coogee even in winter. I can’t see any value in this development for the Coogee community.

  9. Carlos Lampreia commented

    Why oh why do we have to watch our beautiful village be destroyed by these monstrosities. Please stop it now Randwick council

  10. James M Pottingham commented

    I believe this DA is not viable for our beautiful Coogee Hub. Traffic congestion here is already a nightmare. Refurbishment and redevelopment to reflect today's day and age is detrimental if it's not going to affect the landscape and gentrification of the area. This DA sounds very similar to the proposal to the one on Bourke Street/Oxford Street where Kinselas is. More then enough Units and Supermarkets in our area. Six stories will destroy and tarnish views of many who have chosen our beautiful suburb to live in. Please think of our community and future generations.

  11. Terry Maunsell commented

    I have been a resident of Coogee all my life and I firmly I believe this proposal would ruin the village atmosphere of Coogee.
    The traffic congestion it would cause would also be a nightmare. Already the traffic along Arden Street and Coogee Bay Road is very high and the addition of even more residencies would add to this and also the inability to park.
    The shadow cast on the beach in the afternoon would make it as unpleasant as Surfers Paradise.

  12. Rachel Severne commented

    As a long term resident of Coogee I am strongly against this. Main reasons are the already extremely congested roads, parking, people in an already overcrowded area. Surely increasing all of this is a major safety issue as much as anything? Coronavirus will be with us for years and increasing social density in such an overcrowded area is dangerous and potentially negligent.

  13. Scott Middleton commented

    It’s already too congested in Coogee in Summer, how is this proposal still being seriously considered? Coogee residents have already expressed their opinions on this!

  14. G.S commented

    Get this in the bin.

  15. Lucy Willatt commented

    Possibly one of the worst ideas I have heard. Adding to an already densely populated village, bringing more traffic, noise, and smell, than is wanted or needed. The size of Coogee is what makes it special, the fact that it's still a gem on the coast line. Not the Gold Coast, that's not why we live here. Agreeing to this will forever change Coogee - and not in a good way.

  16. Art O'Brien commented

    Groundhog day! This appalling proposal again. Gee, the owners of the Coogee Bay Hotel really have it in for the local community don't they? Perhaps they're in the wrong business. If they want to get into supermarkets and high rise apartments they should sell the Coogee Bay Hotel to someone who actually wants to run a pub, and take their lousy supermarket development out west with tons of cheap land and parking.

  17. Sasha Murray commented

    Please stop with all these developments, we have a full sized Woolworths and everything that we need in Coogee and Randwick is 2 mins away, this part of the beach is always so busy and even today on my walk is jam packed even though we are in lockdown.

    I love living here and I love the "small community" vibes of Coogee Village. Parking is already a disaster here all year long and building yet another 6 story residents with ore shops is only going to make living in this beautiful suburb more frustrating.

    Also CBH is gorgeous and can we for once not feel like we need to be building on every piece of land that we can get our hands on. This suburb is already over populated and i am saddened that proposals like this keep being pushed.

  18. Jill Reed commented

    As a long term resident of Coogee I oppose this development.
    I thought this development was knocked back before yet here we go again.
    It is way too large and will affect the village feel of Coogee. The traffic will be ridiculous.
    The traffic is already way to busy in Winter let alone Summer when all streets are jam packed with cars.
    Stop trying to spoil Coogee. This is not Bondi, Maroubra Junction or the Gold Coast.

  19. Natasa Tintor commented

    This proposal is not something I support. It would increase traffic where it is already busy, add services that are easily available a short walk away and does not fit in with the local area. Please reject this idea

  20. Lucy Bloom commented

    I live on Brook Street and do not support this proposal at all. Another supermarket is not needed at all in the precinct. A six storey development on that site would destroy the village atmosphere at Coogee Beach. Preserve what makes Coogee special - a beachside village of historical significance.

  21. Imogen Storie commented

    I have been a resident of Randwick council for 8 years and I also do not support this proposal, it would ruin a gorgeous beachfront village. Please do not let this go ahead.

  22. Nick Oliver commented

    Strongly against this approval. Too much traffic as it is!

  23. Jack Dobra commented

    As a resident of Randwick council for 25 years I do not support this application proposal. Coogee is a local village and it needs to stay that way. Overdevelopment is something we’re seeing too much of e.g; eastgardens Meriton precinct. The last thing coogee needs is more overpriced appartments to lure lucrative buyers from out of the area to ruin the small town feel of Coogee. The coogee shopping village further up the road is enough to satisfy residents. I have been shopping there all my life and it’s is fine, especially with the upgraded Woolworths now. We do not need another shopping centre it is absurd and will make it even harder for smaller independent business e,g: butchers, delis, bakery’s, newsagents etc. Should this proposal go ahead it’s just going turn coogee into the next Bondi which we do not want. Keep Coogee for the locals with its community feel and family nature, it’s what makes Coogee what it is. They tried to develop the coogee bay back in 2010 and I opposed it then. 11 years later and they are trying it again, it is very sneaky and deceitful that during this pandemic they have tried to put forward there proposal again. Randwick council should be letting every rate payer in coogee know of this proposal as a courtesy too.

  24. Nat commented

    As a resident of Coogee I object to the proposal. The current infrastructure does not support the number of residents currently so concerned of the new apartments and lack of parking.

  25. Phoebe D commented

    Completely oppose this - there are plenty of supermarkets in the area. This will destroy the village feel and small businesses for big corporations. Not to mention turn coogee into Maroubra or Bondi - no thank you.

  26. Sara kennedy commented

    As a resident of Coogee for 15 years I strongly oppose this idea. Coogee isn’t Bondi. It’s a much smaller beach and has a village atmosphere. It is already congested especially in summer. How would having 60 apartments and a supermarket right here on the beach work traffic wise? I am also concerned about the height right next to the beach and in a street that is full of original and historical 2 story shops. This proposal is outrageous for a small already congested beach community and will negatively impact the character of the area for ever. When will Randwick council learn to value the heritage of the area!

  27. Lisa Del Vecchio commented

    The bulk, size and appearance of the proposed development is unsympathetic to its surroundings. The artist’s impression shows no evidence of the original building being retained. No effort has gone in to creating a development which improves facility, suits its surroundings and adds value to a very prominent section of Coogee Beach.

  28. Hayley Louise commented

    This proposal was knocked back previously for the same reason it should not go ahead again.
    A supermarket will cause gridlocked in the warmer months let alone in peak hours .
    Coogee is not Bondi we are a family Village we don’t want an ugly monstrosity where a heritage building once was , it will change the whole feel/ look of the Main Street.
    As a long term resident of Coogee I find this hard to believe that something like this could be built . Please don’t let this go ahead …

  29. Justin Jones-Gardiner commented

    This is a gross overdevelopment of what is, an iconic site.

    The proposal does not make any substantial attempt to be sympathetic to the heritage significance of the site.

    The immediate area is already overpopulated with similar mixed use developments, accordingly this proposal will not serve any community or cultural need.

    It is unfathomable that the Traffic Assessment/ Study would comply, or demonstrate the development will not adversely impact upon its surrounds.

    There is no planning, architectural or social merit to this proposal, and would be a blight on Randwick Council in the event they supported it.

  30. Marianne Leitch commented

    Please reject this proposal. It exceeds the height limits, will block views from behind, will greatly increase traffic in an already busy spot, and detract from the charm and village feel that’s a big part of Coogee’s character and community and what makes it a special place to live. Another supermarket is not needed, and it’s certainly not needed in that spot, right next to the beach. Let the smaller stores and mixed businesses thrive, the business model should not be all about the monopoly supermarket chains. The council needs to encourage diversity and retain the heritage feel and unique atmosphere of our suburb. And a car park for 200+ cars in that location, right on the beach, is a truly terrible idea. You will be encouraging more traffic into an already busy area that has thousands of pedestrians every day. It’s just an inappropriate development on every level. If the developer wants to build apartments let him or her do it within the existing envelope. Beachfront development needs extra special consideration to ensure its sympathetic to all of the community’s needs.

  31. Mark H commented

    Dear Randwick City Council please reject this proposal. The proposal does nothing to compliment the heritage character of the adjoining Coogee Bay Hotel and/or surrounding improvements.

    The development significantly exceeds the permissible 12m height limits and FSR ratio of 1.5x which in total should act to preserve and only complement the heritage and character feel of the area.

    Allowing development of this heigh clearly creates significant shadowing over the public amenity it attempts to deliver with 'Eat Street', this shadowing is greatest at times when the area is expected to be most utilised, negating any perceived public benefit.

    Approving a 5 level development will look significantly out of place as evidenced by the 3D model(s) exhibited, these showcases the scale of the proposal relative to Coogee Bay Road. This would simply create an eyesore when the overwhelming majority of surrounding buildings are between 2-3 levels it is exactly in this pocket in which this should be preserved.

    The development will impose greatly on the views from buildings from the East, one only needs to observe the impost of Crown Plaza to highlight the impact of out of scale developments have on a locality.

    The council should not let development detract away from the fabulous array of surrounding low raise heritage assets and the charm and character this collectively delivers.

    Recent construction (immediately adjacent to the development on Vicar St is a recently completed 3 level development) seems to comply more sensibly with height controls.

    Furthermore, the proposal will greatly increase vehicular traffic along Vicar, Coogee Bay Road, and Arden Streets in an already extremely busy spot that has a significant amount of foot traffic which during weekends & busy summer months creates significant vehicular gridlock - the introduction of more cars represents a real risk to the vast pedestrian traffic that patronize this area.

  32. Mark commented

    Dear Randwick City Council please reject this proposal. The proposal does nothing to compliment the heritage character of the adjoining Coogee Bay Hotel and/or surrounding improvements.

    The development significantly exceeds the permissible 12m height limits and FSR ratio of 1.5x which in total should act to preserve and only complement the heritage and character feel of the area.

    Approving a 5 level development will look significantly out of place as evidenced by the 3D model(s) exhibited, these showcase the scale of the proposal relative to the existing Coogee Bay Road buildings. This would simply create an eyesore when the overwhelming majority of surrounding buildings are between 2-3 levels, it is exactly this pocket of Coogee Bay Road that should be preserved from non-complying development.

    The development will impose greatly on the views from buildings from the East, one only needs to observe the impost of Crown Plaza to highlight the impact of out-of-scale development has on an area.

    Furthermore, the proposal will greatly increase vehicular traffic along Vicar, Coogee Bay Road, and Arden Streets in an already extremely busy spot that has a significant amount of foot traffic which during weekends & busy summer months creates significant vehicular gridlock - the introduction of more cars represents a real risk to the vast pedestrian traffic that patronize this area.

  33. William commented

    DEAR Everybody
    NOTE WELL Council will only acknowledge the receipt of a submission if it is sent to council@randwick.nsw.gov.au.

    https://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/planning-and-building/do-i-need-approval/approval-overview

    So this forum your responses are not ‘formally’ considered, strongly suggest emailing!

  34. Marianne Kander commented

    Simply, no. Do not lose focus from your ethical and determination in serving your constituents. A lot of effort and hard work have been already spent on objecting the previous application, it is shameful to bring this back. This proposal is not for Coogee. Keep in mind the proposed plans in reducing/removing buses into and from Coogee, so chaos on top of more chaos. Fight this Randwick City Council, do not allow it.

  35. Kylie Hinds commented

    60 apartments with all the extra traffic that involves would be an absolute nightmare for the rest of us Coogee residents. We moved to Coogee 23 years ago, attracted to it by it’s heritage village vibe. This development would destroy that forever.
    Strongly oppose ruining the character appeal of our village with a Maroubra Junction like building right at the beach.

  36. Angela McCarthy commented

    Dear randwick Council

    This has already been knocked back in the past so it’s obviously residents do not want this.

    It will complete ruin the friendship open village feeling that Coogee us know for. We do not need another big development cause traffic jams and chain stores taking business away from hard working small businesses.

    Please do the right thing and decline this. Again!

    Thank you

  37. John and Lynn COWPER commented

    The Developers are using that same old well worn hypocritical ploy of submitting an ambit claim of 24 Mtr, which is double the legislated height of 12 Mtr, after which they will falsely and condescendingly claim that they have listened to the community and will thank us for our valued input then they will reduce their submission to 18 Mtr which was always their plan.
    We don't need any more greedy over development.

  38. Helen Randall commented

    Seems very unnecessary to build so high, and ruin a lovely village feel. Supermarkets already exist in Coogee, parking is already a nightmare and traffic has nowhere to go. Didn’t we go through this already?!

  39. Allan Pickering commented

    The proposed development of the Coogee Bay hotel vicar street section is not in character with the precinct and has the potential to fundamentally alter the enjoyment of the immediate area.
    Apart from the outrageous size of the proposal the residential density and vehicle congestion created will substantially aLter the ambience and enjoyment of residents.

    A previous similar request for development of the hotel over the “selinas” theatre space was rejected on several grounds.

    The height of any future construction should be not higher than existing buildings.

    As a previous resident of Vicar street the boutique hotel development was about the size that works , any bigger will be a negative affect on the Coogee Village feel.

    I am not in favour of a development of this magnitude as proposed for the COGEE BAY HOTEL.

  40. Alex commented

    I agree with the vociferous commentary about over development in Coogee, the terrible impacts of traffic and noise not just during the construction phase but ongoing. More importantly, this significantly breaches the LEP, especially with the development height. While the developers are keen to point out the 'merit' of breaching the LEP height, this does nothing to improve the amenity of the area, even if it is set-back from street, it significantly impacts the graduated climb up the hill (as viewed from the beach) and creates a visual 'wall' of apartments. On this factor alone, the DA should be rejected.

  41. Suzy Gaal commented

    Hi Randwick Council...I, too, thought we'd been through this already and oppose this . Keep Coogee beachfront as is please. We have been overwhelmed by (mostly poor) development. The disruption this would cause is evident, traffic would be terrible. Coogee works well as is. It is unique and well loved. Craig Fitzsimmons puts it very well: "By all means refurbish, renovate and maybe some selective updating/new building to replace anything that is tired and not worth saving.
    But, the proposal as it stands is over the top and will not add anything good to our suburb."

    Surely enough is enough. Coogee has what it needs, there are shops, a Woolies, other supermarkets very close, restaurants and cafes, small businesses, lots of pedestrians. We do not need more cars or development at the beach.

    Please do not approve this Randwick Council. Thank you

  42. Lindy Green commented

    It’s already congested enough on the beach front. We don’t need another supermarket. Leave Coogee be. I live in Coogee and love the villagey feel.

  43. Megan commented

    This proposal should not go ahead: the scale of it will be detrimental to the area, detracting from the enjoyment of this very heavily utilised and much enjoyed beach village street. It represents nothing more than a money making attempt, with little regard for the beach and family centred culture of the suburb, and current utilisation of the area.
    This suburb does not need to have more luxury apartments. The appeal of the area lies in the low-key patchwork of buildings and shops and those who enjoy them, and the feeling that it is inclusive. Luxury apartments and more traffic limits the ability of small children to use the space, for less affluent people and backpackers to live in one of the most glorious suburbs in Australia, and for everyone to enjoy the sun as they make the walk down to the beach. It would be a crying shame to allow that kind of money and arrogance to take the simple joys of a beach village lifestyle away from the masses, for the benefit of a few.

  44. Laurel Henry commented

    The proposed development of Coogee bay Hotel, Vicar Street is over the top and I strongly oppose this as I did the previous development. Gone will be the streetscape we love now as Coogee village and community. Coogee Beach is a congested space already and developers are only interested in $, not the village we have presently, way of life. It's a beachside suburb, a very old one, a Sydney seaside suburb nestled by a lovely beach we all love. Not Surfers Paradise or Queensland style development. Please do not go ahead with such an appalling project devoid of any consideration/s to the kind of village lovely Coogee Beach is, has evolved from and become. The recent attempt by Randwick Council to do eat/social upgrade failed because it was ill considered and bypassed current and long standing businesses and shopkeepers livelihoods who we use, like and list ground level. Enough high rise units around here now! NO. NO. NO.

  45. Elijah Sheppard commented

    Dear Randwick City Council,

    Please reject this proposal. The 12 meter hight limit must be adhered to.

  46. DAVINA Simpson commented

    Hello, I am totally against this and will do everything I can to raise awarness and stop this madness. It will destroy the beauty of our village style environment and cause havoc with traffic, parking etc. This is also against the control heights of the area.

  47. Tania Salvati commented

    Dear Randwick Council,
    As a local member, I strongly oppose this development submission. It is very over the top for its location. Coogee Bay Rd and Arden St traffic congestion is terrible at the best of times. The 12m height is excessive and should be adhered to. Coogee is a local, beachside suburb and we should be looking to maintain the local, community vibe without the need for overdevelopment. Keep Coogee Charm!

  48. Michael Stolz commented

    I am strictly against it. From what I remember 11 years ago the then NSW planning Minister Tony Kelly had already approved and signed the redevelopment of the Coogee Bay Hotel although officially denying that. It has been rejected then. What's going on now? Keep Coogee a village.

  49. Natasha N commented

    To Randwick City Council,
    I ask you to please consider my comments and reject this proposal.
    The development outlines that it will be exceeding the 12m height limit and floor space ratio applicable of 1.5 times. This development is one of the many reasons why rules like this are put in place and need to be adhered to.

    We need to also respect the heritage character of the building which the designs do not compliment at all. It also doesn't look like the surrounding area has been taken into consideration as majority of these buildings are 2-3 levels. You can look at the Crown Plaza building to see a larger magnitude of how terrible this looks amongst the rest of Coogee and we definitely do not want to repeat that mistake here. As above reason why we have a 12m rule in place.

    As someone who lives locally, the amount of pedestrian and car/bus traffic is already an ongoing issue in this area. I can only imagine how bad the congestion will get especially over the summer periods with this development.

    I am also seeing that there was a proposal lodged years ago for a similar development that was rejected - something else to consider.

    Overall I ask for this to please not ahead and reject the offer. Thank-you.

  50. Priti Bhatt commented

    Dear Randwick Council
    I'm distressed that this issue has reared It's ugly head again. We all value our neighbours & our village atmosphere. The thought of more traffic is unbearable.
    We have enough shopping & other amenities & don't need more.
    Please remove this agenda item from the Council for ever!!!

  51. Rachel Exton commented

    The proposed development of the Coogee Bay hotel vicar street section is not in character with the precinct and has the potential to fundamentally alter the enjoyment of the immediate area.

    Apart from the outrageous size of the proposal the residential density and vehicle congestion created will substantially aLter the ambience and enjoyment of residents.

    A previous similar request for development of the hotel over the “selinas” theatre space was rejected on several grounds.

    The height of any future construction should be not higher than existing buildings.

    As a previous resident of Vicar street the boutique hotel development was about the size that works , any bigger will be a negative affect on the Coogee Village feel.

    I am not in favour of a development of this magnitude as proposed for the COGEE BAY HOTEL.

  52. Frances Price commented

    The more I think about this the more it upsets me. It's not just the finished development that we have to think about. The noise, dust, the traffic impact particularly in Vicar St, the affordable rental apartments that will be demolished, the sports bar gone, iconic Selina's gone, not just for a short time or the time of the building. The period of demolition and excavation of the 3 level car park will be unbearable. Please council do not allow this.

  53. A.S commented

    No thank you. It's busy enough and Coogee doesn't need another supermarket. It's a small beach and it's already packed. PLS stop trying to cramp more people in a congested area.

  54. Jane Doe commented

    Looks like this would make Coogee Beach a less attractive place to be in. Would strongly suggest the applicant to choose a less seaside location. I am one of these people who come to the beach for leisure and not for business involvement. I am very firm on this and no amount of new facilities or their popularity will change it. What a disappointment. The similar amount of money could be spent to help the local fishing, diving, surf life saving clubs to help them continue their important work.

  55. Dom commented

    This new development will take away the essence of Coogee and Coogee Beach. Coogee was never Bondi beach. It was quiet and relaxing.Selina’s is an Iconic institution and so is the Coogee Bay Hotel. Heritage listed property once again being torn down and allowed by Randwick Council. I am a 3rd Generation Coogee resident and oppose to this application. First it was the iconic Surf Club now The Coogee Bay Hotel. STOP 🛑 Please stop allowing developers to change the face of Coogee .

  56. William commented

    Emailed to council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
    DA/437/2021 - 212 Arden Street, Coogee - Response to DA submission
    Dear Planning,
    For the following reasons the above DA should be rejected or responded back to the applicant for resubmission, including;
    * Building height – is 23 metres from footpath to Level6 roof, and closer to 25m including the plant services and lift overruns, very excessive over the 12m LEP and the scale should be reduced by minimum 2 floorlevels at the Northern/Coogee Bay Rd end and minimum 2 floors at the Southern end, the pre-existing 15m is at a pitched roof which reduces the massing and scale and is already above the 12m LEP which should be closely adhered to. 
    * Solar Access – landlords and residents of 15A VicarStreet will have significant reduced solar access and sense of enclosure, theproposed scale along this boundary is excessive.  Furthermore, the proposed scale will also significantly reduce solar access to 17 Vicar Street rear yard private open space, which will also have overlooking and privacy loss.  In fact the applicant’s modelling has failed to include 17 Vicar St residence in the drawings and considerations. 
    * Sightlines / sense of enclosure – from the footpath opposite the proposed site, you will still be able to see the Level 5 façade and Level 6 roof profile, this is not shown on the perspectives and incorrectly represented.  
    * Shadowing – existing vs additional proposed are flawed as represented in the diagrams submitted, the existing is 15m pitched to a centre ridge and the proposed is circa 23-25m in block form, so this additional 8-10m of massing has not been depicted correctly. 
    * Ground Level – design intent can still be achieved by reducing overall floors level by 0.5-1.0m throughout, this will aid to lower the overall effective building height and massing at footpath level.  The proposed awnings over the footpath should also be lowered to more closely align with the existing awnings along both Coogee Bay Road and Vicar Street. 

    Thank you for due considerations in Council determination.

  57. Michele commented

    https://marjorieoneill.com.au/campaigns/save-coogee-village/
    Here is a petition to sign opposing the development as I'm not sure if all the comments on this page are actually sent to ......council@randwick.nsw.gov.au

  58. Sebastian Ranguis commented

    As a Coogee resident may I please voice my objection to the development of the Coogee Bay Hotel. The Coogee bowl is primarily young families with young infants and children who enjoy the proximity to the coastal lifestyle. Expansion of the Coogee Bay Hotel will increase crowding of the beach promenade and devalue the quality of life to the residents. More tourists will mean increased pollution, more wear and tear of public amenities, more stress on already difficult parking and likely an increased in drunk or disorderly behaviour on the weekends. The community has had enough of alcohol fuelled disorderly conduct increasing work load of the police force and impacting on ours and our children’s life experiences.

    Further to the decrease in quality of life to the Coogee resident, the visual aesthetic of our Coogee Bowl will be profoundly affected. Our unit sits midway up Brook st overlooking the sea view from our balcony. We were attracted to buying in and moving to Coogee by the gorgeous vistas of the Coogee community and the sea view. On some days from our balcony you can see dolphins and whales breaching. Indeed this is a priceless experience and so much a fundamental experience of life in Australia with proximity to our incredible sea life. Not only this but we pay premium rates and property prices for our access to these wonders. To our detriment, expansion of the Coogee Bay hotel will inevitably ruin the view towards the sea and definitively ruin this experience. It will also devalue our properties, directly impacting on our life savings and our family’s nest eggs.

    Please object to the unnecessary expansion of the Coogee Bay Hotel which will absolutely negatively impact on our community.

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