147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259

Residential strata flats consisting of 60 townhouses

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website over 5 years ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Central Coast Council (Wyong Shire), reference DA - 646 / 2013)

24 Comments

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  1. Barbara Matthews commented

    I oppose this application. This part of Mataram Road is a wildlife corrider with families of wallabies kangaroos and a huge amount of wildlife including falcons, eagles, owls, wood ducks, kookaburra's gallahs to name a few. Please stop this development and save the animals.

  2. Robert Marshall commented

    I disapprove of this application.This part of Mataram Road Woongarrah, is a wildlife corridor.
    I often sit out the front of my house and watch the Wallabies and kangaroos and their young feeding, not to mention the bird life that lives and depends upon this widlife corridor.
    Mataram road is already becoming an over crowded road and adding another 60 plus cars on to it will only make it even more dangerous for the local school children and families.

  3. Nerilee Marshall commented

    This application should not be approved. There is so much wildlife there such as kangaroos, birdlife , and the natural bush is lovelly, we need to keep this greenery in our area. Aside from the ecological and environmental impact this would have , Townhouses are not appropriate for this area. The roads are not suitable to cope with all the additional traffic this would cause as well.

    I am fully oppossed to this application.

  4. Trish Mckensey commented

    I oppose this development. Townhouses are not appropriate for this area, it is wildlife corridor and roads in this area are not meeting needs now.

  5. Hazel R French commented

    I wish to lodge an objection to the proposed development of 60 townhouses at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah.

    I have just moved here in Feb. 2013. we bought in this area due to the quiet location and the lack of extreme traffic. This development will increase traffic flow and impact on residents for years to come , not to mention noise and dust and heavy vehicles while these eyesores are being built. I feel this development will have undue impact on the native wildlife in the surrounding area etc.( native birdlife, doves, owls & wood ducks). Woongarrah public school, plus a pre school are also on Mataram Road and I feel this type of high density development and increase in traffic will pose a danger to children at these facilities..
    This type of development will definitely look out of place with the surrounding homes.
    It will also devalue the homes that rates payers have already built in the area.

    Mataram Road feeds traffic from the pacific highway to Lake Haven Shopping Centre and also on to Sparks Road, at certain times in the morings and afternoon there is already congestion of traffic trying to enter and exit the area.

  6. David Collins commented

    I wish to lodge an objection to the proposed development of 60 townhouses at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah.

    This application should not be approved as:
    - Townhouses are totally out of character for this area, being predominantly 2A zoning comprising family homes.
    - The infrastructure particularly roads and schools is not able to cope with a population increase expected with development of density this size.
    -There are limited wildlife corridors left in Woongarrah and this would completely obliterate the abundant Kangaroos wallabies and natural bushland; lost forever
    - Mataram Rd is already a busy link road used not only by residents but heavy vehicles utilising a short cut from the Charmhaven (Arizona Rd) to Spark Rd. This poses additional threat to the expected child population increase who will be forced to play onto the road due to lack of back yards like the rest of the area

  7. Michele Collins commented

    I wish to lodge an objection to the proposed development of 60 townhouses at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah.

    This application should not be approved due to the infrastructure particularly roads and schools will not be able to cope with a population increase expected with development of density this size. Mataram Rd is already a busy link road used not only by residents but heavy vehicles utilising a short cut from Charmhaven (Arizona Rd) to Sparks Rd. This poses additional threat to the expected child population increase as they access the local school, preschools, parks and ovals.

  8. Laurie & Rose Scicliuna commented

    We wish to lodge an objection to the proposed development of 60 townhouses at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah.
    Lack of infrastructure, roads are falling apart with the traffic we have now.
    More traffic increases the risk of accidents. We love our walks in the quiet and fresh air.
    Has a home been found for all the fauna?
    What is the for high rise, as we moved from Blacktown where that is all that's going up.

  9. Josh Goulston commented

    Why is the council considering this type of housing in our suburb ? I accept town houses around the Town Centre but around a quiet suburb like ours ?
    Not only is this a money making decision with a blatent disregard for the beliefs of the people in the area, it will destroy a living environment for our native bird species !
    After receiving a letter stating that an increase in rates is on the agenda due to all of these expensive repairs and up keeping of council roads etc, your now going to spend more on the things we as rate payers can't afford !
    Wake up and start realising that people move to the area due to its locality, quietness and the perfect location to bring up our children and not to look at townhouses.

  10. Charlotte Ede commented

    I oppose this development. I think we have taken enough land away from the native animals and the rural aspect of the area is the reason we brought our home here to begin with.
    We have enough congestion in the morning from Hiawatha to Sparks rd and I am one who definitely does not want more.
    Woongarrah is such a beautiful suburb to live in and I wouldn't want it to change.

  11. Belinda commented

    I oppose this development. Mataram Road has a rural aspect and is a corridor for native wildlife. What is the environmental impact of turning this nature into townhouses? The infrastructure can't cater for the current locals yet along 60 townhouses to be built. This suburb is quiet and family orientated and to add 60 townhouses is just ridiculous. Does a Council member live in this area? Who is making money from this? I'm sure the rate payers will be paying more for this! This development is just as thoughtless, selfish and ridiculous like the Chinese Theme Park.

  12. John and Robin Ikin commented

    We would object to this type of development in Woongarrah based on the following:
    You need to look at the areas from Hornsby to Chatswood where homes have been demolished to build multi pack "strata units". Sold by developers for lots of money and sold with the slogan of smart living with all the mod cons and close to all amenities.You now have 20 klms of multi homes where the actual suburb character has disappeared replaced by a ghetto type atmosphere. Rubbish and junk left lying around including old cars. Possible turnover of tenants who really don't give a dam for the area or the residents. Streets close by will become parking areas. Possibility of gang types roaming our streets.
    Woongarrah and the existing infrastructure did not cater for this type of development originally so trying to introduce this development in now simply does not and will not work.
    This area has been developed with quality homes where waterways have created a wonderful place to just walk around even late at night. Even the wild life put on a display for you as they know nobody is going to hurt them. People are happy to say hello to each other in the street when passing and not worried by some person who may have had a bad day.
    The news each night reports somebody has been shot or stabbed in the suburbs where you do find this type of development. We also have the same concerns for the new Woongarrah Town Centre and hope we have a friendly village when this development is finally up and going.
    We do not object to development within Woongarrah but believe Council should be looking at the type of development proposed, we need to ensure that we do not start a problem that can not be fixed. Council with the Land and Environment Courts should have specific guidelines for Woongarrah so that future developers are aware of what is allowed before applications or purchase of land is made.

  13. Nick commented

    I oppose this development for numerous reasons, being: the infrastructure particularly roads and schools will choke with a population increase expected with this proposed development; the native flora and fauna will be destroyed; Townhouses are totally out of character for this area, being predominantly 2A zoning comprising family homes.

  14. Sharon commented

    I strongly oppose this development application. This is a wildlife corridor and any development would have significant impact to the animals. Aside from the ecological and environmental impact this would have, Townhouses are not appropriate for this area. The roads are not suitable to cope with all the additional traffic this would cause. All of our beautiful family homes will have their value reduced by such an unnecessary and unwanted development.

  15. Garry Bowles commented

    I wish to lodge an objection to the proposed development of 60 townhouses at 147-169 Mataram Road, Woongarrah.

    Townhouses, with such a high development density and size, are totally out of character for this area, being predominantly 2A zoning comprising family homes.

    The immediate surrounding infrastructure, particularly roads, is currently sub-standard.
    For example, Hakone Road is a link road plus generates substantial traffic to the sporting fields, yet the developed eastern end is intermittently kerbed and guttered on the southern side with just mud on the other. ………….In fact it is quite dangerous.

    Such a development would further add to the traffic congestion in the morning for vehicles accessing Sparks Road from Hiawatha.

    The immediate area would experience some decline in property values and saleability as has happened around a smaller townhouse development in Hamlyn Terrace.

    Might as well just move back to Sydney!!

    Garry

  16. Jodi commented

    I have children at Woongarrah Public School and am also a resident of Woongarrah. I'm in favour of the proposed development at 147-169 Mataram Rd Woongarrah because of the infrastructure like improved roads, services etc that developments like these bring to the local area. I don't think this development is out of place with the surroundings at all when you consider what has been built right next door. In fact, I put it to you that this development is much more aesthetically pleasing than that.
    Regards,
    Jodi

  17. Rhonda Patricia Fisher commented

    I fully support this development and hope that council approves it. The development is very complimentary to the developments council has foreshadowed it would like to see in the area in years to come, including the Town Centre, a theme park, an airport and an educative institution

  18. Amanda Ketley commented

    I wish to say NO to this development. We can not cope with this many more homes in this area at this stage. Trying to walk my children to school at Mackillop is already a nightmare with the traffic on Hiawatha road and this would be make so much worst and more dangerous trying to cross this road and walk along it. This area has a lovely spread of family homes and is not overrun by packed in townhouses which would ruin the appeal of the area and reduce the value of properties here. There is very little bushland in the area and this would get rid of even more with crowded townhouses. Parking will be an issue as it already is around here with narrow streets. I am sure this develop will not account for the amount of vehicles each home will have as usual! DON'T DO IT!!!!

  19. James Reginald Fisher commented

    Regarding the development of 147 Mataram Road Woongarrah.

    I am the owner of 135 Mataram Road (Lot 64) Woongarrah which neighbours the proposed development on its east side. I strongly support this development because:

    - it is far more aesthetically appealing than the two previous very large institutional type developments that Council have already DA approved along this side of Mataram Road on neighbouring Lots 61 & 65.

    - This proposal better than that oppressive looking 'seniors living' development that Council has already DA approved to occur on the neighbouring land immediately on my east side. That complex has DA approval but is so obviously large, ugly, and gaol like in appearance.

    - By contrast, this current DA for the land on my west side appears to be relatively low density in comparison.

    - The townhouses they are proposing appear to have much more open space around them in comparison to other medium density townhouse developments.

    -From the site plan received, it is obvious that this town house estate is of relatively low density for this category of development, because of the large landscaped and open space areas proposed in it.

    - The development of this type of townhouses fronting onto this side of Mataram Road, will also solve the current security problem being experienced along this side of the street, which is caused by the mess children and vagrants are creating by dragging debris into the bush beside the road to form humpies and the like. The rubbish they leave which even includes discarded shopping trolleys etc is an eyesore.

    - the proposed development will also not negatively affect our property. Also, considering that across the road has been developed in a similar fashion I see no issue with this areas ongoing development, as both these properties have been flagged for this type of development for over 10 years.

    I am disappointed at the other residents reaction to this development as it has been zoned to allow medium density residential development for such an extensive period of time. Considering that the expanse of homes opposite our site on the south side of Mataram Rd dramatically impeded our rural outlook when their homes were developed and we did not complain as we viewed this as a necessary progression for the development of the area. The impact on flora and fauna in this area due to this development will be no greater than the impact their homes had on these aspects, and the development has met the council requirements for these issues.
    Thank you
    James Reginald Fisher

  20. Jodi Wilson commented

    I have children at Woongarrah Public School and am also a resident of Woongarrah. I'm in favour of the proposed development at 147-169 Mataram Rd Woongarrah because of the infrastructure like improved roads, services etc that developments like these bring to the local area. I don't think this development is out of place with the surroundings at all when you consider what has been built right next door. In fact, I put it to you that this development is much more aesthetically pleasing than that.
    Regards,
    Jodi

  21. Martha commented

    I strongly oppose this development application. This is a wildlife corridor and any development would have significant impact to the animals. Aside from the ecological and environmental impact this would have, Townhouses are not appropriate for this area. The roads are not suitable to cope with all the additional traffic this would cause. All of our beautiful family homes will have their value reduced by such an unnecessary and unwanted development

  22. Robert Marshall commented

    I strongly oppose this development.

    I sincerely hope council send someone to actually see where they intend to build such a development and not just rely on the application.

    The application that has been lodged with council is misleading and full of lies.

    WOONGARRAH was never part of the planned WARNERVALE Town centre, which is 1km away on Sparks Road.

    The land they describe in the application as long grass and scattered trees is in fact natural woodlands supporting an abundance of native wildlife.

    They state in the application the townhouses will fit in with the current apartments and units in the area. I have been living in the area for over 10 years and I do not know of any apartments or units anywhere near this proposed development.

    Please listen to the community and STOP this development now!

  23. Rodney Pullini commented

    I am opposed to this development due to the lack of infrastructure, out of character design, and devaluation of surrounding properties.

  24. Barbara Matthews commented

    I strongly oppose this application to develop 60 townhouses, as the application is for lot 1 only and it's applied for a subdivision, lot 2 will hold another 60 townhouses totalling 120 townhouses opposite 8 individual dwellings which will be extensively devalued immediately. Destruction of this beautiful piece of native bushland and wildlife is a travesty. Mataram Road residents opposite the site will have 470 strangers living across from them, 240+ cars accessing Mataram Road, 138 visitors car parks which no doubt will spill onto Mataram Road, road congestion, noise, pollution, severe water restrictions, reduction in water pressure, is to name just a few problems. Wyong Councillors would you like to have 470 strangers living across the road from your home??? Please reject this ridiculous application. Thankyou.

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