Recent comments on applications from Bayside Council (Botany Bay), NSW

  1. In Botany NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 106 Wilson St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Emma Gibson commented

    Only 2 car spaces? - well done council - more cars on the streets

  2. In Botany NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 106 Wilson St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Max Collins commented

    About time this area was rejuvenated. Why isn't this area a small boutique shopping district. The handful of comments don't reflect the real locals needs for the area. This intersection was always buzzing from the 1930's on. Should be going as high as they can, there is 6 storey plus off Wilson Street.

  3. In Botany NSW on “SEC 4.55 Modification to...” at 1377 Botany Rd, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Warren Gold commented

    I would like to know if there has been any progression with this application, or another.
    I live close and as the new, vary attractive, project across the road has been built and finshed, the current empty building on this site is no compliment as it is not very attractive and always coillects rubbish outside.

  4. In Botany NSW on “Demolish existing boarding...” at 16 Ramsgate St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Jason S commented

    Hopefully everyone got their email from council regarding the meeting on the 23rd April. Very convenient day. I hope people have not organised holidays. Please check your post boxes shortly.

  5. In Botany NSW on “Demolish existing boarding...” at 16 Ramsgate St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Edwin Ellard commented

    In response to Brad Humphrie's final comment and in the interest of full transparency:

    Vince Hansimikali was a founding member (director) of NGPV Investments Pty Ltd (company registered 30.09.2016). NGPV Investments Pty Ltd is the applicant for the boarding house project @ 16 Ramsgate St.

    I believe that Vince Hansimikali should have disclosed this important bit of information when he made hist post in favor of the project.

  6. In Banksmeadow NSW on “Industrial Upgrade of...” at 1 Baker St, Banksmeadow 2019 NSW:

    Andy Streeter commented

    This will cause Traffic to get even worse on Baker Street and Anderson Road. The road is already packed and dangerous with Trucks. Parking is very hard to find. Trucks are double parking already. How can even more trucks be placed on this road?

    Also the health concerns of concrete dust so close to Pagewood school, Residents and Cafes.

    This increased production of the plant really doesn't make any sense to have in the area.

    Along with the other concrete plant on Anderson road that is just being built when this combines with Boral Traffic it is going to be very very bad for the area.

  7. In Botany NSW on “Minor modifications...” at 8 Chelmsford Ave, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Johnson A.R Cambell commented

    Is this a full renovation? Will there be loud noise? I have small children and dont want it to be noisy. I also request for no trees or plants to be cut as we will be damaging the environment. Parking is another issue, we dont want contractors leaving their trucks and restricting locals from parking and blowing sand and cement without securing it and disposing of it properly. Power tools are a concern also as we do not want loud power tools in the early morning and late afternoons as some of us work shift work and have trouble sleeping as it is. As structure work is very noisy and repetitive, the last development failed follow safety procedures including water to be turned off while digging, which caused a massive disruption for the entire street for hours with no water. Please review all requested alterations and renovations with as much information as possible to avoid disputes and disruption. Please consider fellow neighbors and follow the correct process regarding noise and pollution accordingly.

  8. In Botany NSW on “Demolition of Residential...” at 1445 Botany Rd, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Mariza commented

    all I can say is one thing Council should be ashamed of themselves for letting every inch of land to be turned into any type of home units etc. Botany Road cannot take any more extra people into the area, it is hard enough on both week days and weeks ends driving on Botany Road and what about any transport NO ONE seems to care about Botany only 2 buses and they don't even go to Circular Quay, we seem to be the forgotten suburb

  9. In Botany NSW on “Demolition of Residential...” at 1445 Botany Rd, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Tess Michaels commented

    Council has basically allowed a heritage building to be stripped and items demolished over a period of time by the owner of these properties with absolutely NO consequences. At the very least the owner MUST be forced to work around the existing building and not be allowed to just demolish them. It is obvious that following the demolition of all these buildings a DA will be submitted for mixed use development or similar. With proper planning the existing heritage buildings can be restored and additional units designed to be sympathetic to the building and surrounding areas.

  10. In Botany NSW on “Demolition of Residential...” at 1445 Botany Rd, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Laetitia commented

    Before number 1447 was sold in 2016 it was a lovely house with distinctive Federation details (check it out on Google Street View). Over the last 2 years it has been stripped of all the facade items that made it worthy of being listed on the local heritage list and now they're claiming it's not significant enough to be heritage listed and therefore should be demolished to make room to new developments! This is outrageous and I will lodge an official objection against it. Council should have taken the necessary measures to prevent this heritage item (one of the few left in the area) from losing its character in such an obvious and purposeful way. It needs to be restored to its former glory, not demolished.

  11. In Mascot NSW on “Amended Drawings seeking...” at 27 Church Avenue Mascot NSW 2020:

    P Charles commented

    On 07 Nov workers appear to be adding a 14th level to the tower on John Street. All plans I have found show approval for 13.

  12. In Botany NSW on “Demolish existing boarding...” at 16 Ramsgate St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Aaron Poon commented

    I oppose.
    This is over-development and pushing more cars to park on the streets.
    36 units and potentially 48 people with only 14 parking. Street parking should primarilly be for visitors and not aimed at providing permanent parking for new development. I would say 25+ parking is needed for this development. They should have a basement level to provide enough parking and not an increase in building height.

  13. In Botany NSW on “Demolish existing boarding...” at 16 Ramsgate St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Brad Humphries commented

    I oppose this development. It is a gross over development of the site.

    All through the submission, there was no mention of how many beds there currently are at these boarding houses. They now want to put in 24 single rooms, 9 double rooms, 2 accessible room and a managers room. 36 bedrooms !!! This equates to 45-48 living at this site. All these people and a communal room of just 21.5sqm and very little garden space for this many people.

    The buildings and hardstand parking spaces fill the site. Leaving very little usable garden space. Resulting in a loss of green space to the surrounding properties and buildings that dominate and overshadow their neighbours.

    14 car spaces for 45 people isn't enough for this many people. Public transport to Botany isn't good. It is often unreliable and doesn't run all night. We have a lack of decent shops in Botany so there is a need to go to other shopping centres and this generally means most people in Botany have cars. Already the current boarding house has a number of vehicles parked on the street at weekends and nights. This will only get worse with the huge increase in rooms.

    As for the statement "Furthermore, there is abundant on-street parking available along Ramsgate Street and surrounding streets, as shown on the aerial photographs in Appendix 2". This is total rubbish and anyone who did a proper check of this would find that street parking is becoming increasingly difficult. Due to the overdevelopment in Botany, all streets are now suffering from a lack of parking and if developments like this go ahead then it will only get worse.

    These boarding houses aren't the best places. Over the years there has been constant fights shouting swearing and other unsociable behaviours. Even a shooting. Fire alarms going off and general disruption and concern to all surrounding residence. I can only image how much worse it will get when they cram in all these extra people. Add to all this is a kindergarten and primary school just down the road. Do we really need to put more of these people so close too a school?

    Finally in reply to Mr Vince Hansimikali. One, do you even live or work in the area? I don't think so. My guess is you are connected to the development. This isn't nice or good. It is just cramming in as many people as possible to maximise the profits of the owners with no regard or care for the surrounding community or even really the residence of the boarding house. As for being affordable. For what they are being given, not really.

  14. In Botany NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 106 Wilson St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Aaron Poon commented

    I strongly object.
    Such a small block of 284m2 and you allow a 3 storey 4 residential, 1 commercial but with only 2 car parking spaces. This is definitely over-development and you are forcing cars to park on the street. I don't object redevelopment but the land should be bigger and should provide enough parking. Please don't ruin the beauty of Botany.

  15. In Botany NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 106 Wilson St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Dennis Hourn commented

    Isn't the site 285 square metres with a floor space ratio of 1.5. It would seem Prima facie to be an over development of a small site with inadequate parking. I don't live in the vicinity but drive there often and can't recall seeing any three storey developments. Parking will be a serious issue.

  16. In Mascot NSW on “Demolition of exixting...” at 84A Wentworth Ave, Mascot 2020 NSW:

    Angela commented

    We appose the expansion of Flower power and build his. Due to living close by in Dransfield Avenue it will impact me a great deal especially with the loading Zone build directly behind me. The noise will impact me a great deal as I have just retired and do not want to spent my retirement with truck and build g noise from early morning till late at night. Also the traffic congestion in Dransfield Avenue will be increased a great deal, parking is already an issue.
    Also we have had an increase in rodants in our yard is rats. With the demolition the rodents will increase.
    I hope you take my considerations into account as it will impact me a great deal.

  17. In Botany NSW on “Demolish existing boarding...” at 16 Ramsgate St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Dayle commented

    I strongly oppose the building of this boarding house. I understand it is to replace the current one at the same address however it most certainly does not need to be of this size. Boarding houses are by their very nature used by people of lower socioeconomic standing. These people often present with mental health challenges, due to the hand they have been dealt in life. I can't even understand why this application is being considered. It is located 20m from a childcare centre, and 50m from a primary school. A lot of these children live very close to school and therefore make the journey to and from, unaccompanied. It is possible with this new establishment that at any one time there may be up to 70 persons, some of undesirable in nature residing within the boarding house which is of great concern to parents. The street itself is already at capacity with the school, childcare, church in such a short Street that at various times of the day is already too busy for the children let alone adding additional traffic. The safety of children should be of utmost importance above development and financial gains! The property is not suitable for the reasons specified above. I do not object to them renovating / improving what is currently on the premises.

  18. In Botany NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 106 Wilson St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Andrew Low commented

    Hi

    2 main issues - Parking, only 2 spots for 5 units? Will need at least a minimum of 5 parking spot.
    Building also oversized for the area.

  19. In Botany NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 106 Wilson St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Brendan Wilson commented

    As a resident of Wilson st, I find that this development is oversized for the immediate neighbourhood. There are no developments nearby that are three stories.
    Also, in an suburb that is struggling with parking after numerous high density developments, 2 car spots for 3 residences and 1 commercial space is grossly inadequate.

  20. In Botany NSW on “Demolition of Existing...” at 22 Livingstone Ave, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Jon Amberlike commented

    This email is in relation to dispute the proposal of 2 x torens title dwelling on 22 Livingstone avenue botany, I wish to object in relation to this build as it will cause presidency to the neighbors and also block sunlight comming into us across. I believe this development shouldn't be approve as we are overcrowded enough.

    Reasons as follows:
    1. The street parking will majorly be affected with more cars with less parking for existing residents.

    2.It will set presidency to all the neighbors.

    3. It will over shadow both street frontages with less visible sunlight in the street, and fellow owners and neighbors will lose sunlight and privacy.

    4. It will affect privacy to fellow neighbors from the top level on Both sides in all directions.

    5. It will be overcrowded with more people and more noise pollution.

    6.It will be noisy and no room for trucks, traddies to park while building causing significant delays to residents.

    7. It will cause more pollution in the street with vegetation and dust whilst building going into the street and dirtying cars and other homes.

    8. The 2nd level of the build will cause overshadowing from most directions.

    9. The environment will servility be affected with the cutting of existing trees, plants and other natural types in the street, also causing the plants to die from not enough sunlight.

    10.Hayden place will severely be affected with more pedestrian traffic.

  21. In Botany NSW on “Section 4.55(1A):...” at 1084 Botany Rd, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Robert commented

    Using the current Stormwater technical guidelines this large development should have a substantial onsite Stormwater detention system “OSD”. The engineer stating that “RMS doesn’t require osd per the email” means nothing, since it’s a bayside council policy that requires any increase in roof of 30m2 to include a proportional osd system. Allowing this development in its current form sets a poor precedent of not abiding by the current policy

  22. In Botany NSW on “Section 4.55(1A):...” at 1084 Botany Rd, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Mark commented

    How can the developer be allowed to not install an Onsite Detention Tank (OSD) when Botany road floods. The additional removal of much of the natural landscape and replacement of hard surfaces with this large development means there is now nowhere for rainwater to collect. Hence an increase in the volume and speed of stormwater run-off, which would dramatically increase the risk of flooding on Botany road and surrounds. This area has heavy traffic use and pedestrians including children, thus increasing risks to the general public. The OSD system should be equipped to store run-off caused by a storm event of up to 100 year ARI for the site, as well as control the rate of discharge to ensure the system can handle the additional run-off. Surely Bayside Council will not approve this modification due to it being required for flood safety prevention.

  23. In Banksmeadow NSW on “Temporary and Permanent...” at 1 Beauchamp Rd, Banksmeadow 2019 NSW:

    Ian levitt commented

    This application can not be approved
    There is a significant health risk to residents and businesses in the area
    Silicosis from the fine powder causing lung problems (worse than asbestosis),mental health problems, noise and traffic congestion are only some of the issues this company will cause
    There must not be 24 hr operation
    This company must not be allowed to be close to residents
    Bayside Council must respect Randwick Council residents and businesses

    Thank you in advance for your future effort to ensuring this plan is not approved

  24. In Banksmeadow NSW on “Temporary and Permanent...” at 1 Beauchamp Rd, Banksmeadow 2019 NSW:

    Ian levitt commented

    This application can not be approved
    There is a significant health risk to residents and businesses in the area
    Silicosis from the fine powder causing lung problems (worse than asbestosis),mental health problems, noise and traffic congestion are only some of the issues this company will cause
    There must not be 24 hr operation
    This company must not be allowed to be close to residents
    Bayside Council must respect Randwick Council residents and businesses

    Thank you in advance for your future effort to ensuring this plan is not approved

  25. In Botany NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 106 Wilson St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Mark commented

    As a local resident I oppose this request of a 3 story development, all other properties are 2 story, typical greedy developer trying to over develop. Parking should be appropriate to cover residents and commercial space, so 2 spaces is COMPLETELY inadequate for the current development design.

  26. In Botany NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 106 Wilson St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Richard commented

    3 stories is too high for this area as it will look out of place. There are no properties over 2 stories in this vicinity. Also, 2 car spaces is not adequate for the size of the development, adding further parking issues for street parking

  27. In Botany NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 106 Wilson St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Vanessa commented

    A 3 story building in that position would be out of place with its surroundings. Should be limited to 2.

  28. In Botany NSW on “Demolition torrens title...” at 3 Queen St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Jules Gold commented

    Please make sure these dwellings are of highest quality with design so to enhance the area and not make it look down market. (Cheap)We need more up market buildings in the area. Botany is growing now is the time to ensure quality control with these new buildings. There must be underground parking for 2 cars to each building as Botany has a terrible problem with parking. 1.Parking is a real problem.. 2. Ensure higher end dwelling with flare and quality. Thank you.

  29. In Botany NSW on “Demolition torrens title...” at 3 Queen St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Vanessa Purnell commented

    Another subdivision on blocks that are all houses is taking development too far. There are already enough problems with infrastructure provision in the area but in addition there are parking and overcrowding concerns by adding so many to one small block.
    Regulations need to be more strict in relation to Torrens title and division of property with consideration of existing residents.

  30. In Botany NSW on “Demolish existing boarding...” at 16 Ramsgate St, Botany 2019 NSW:

    Tanya B commented

    How affordable? What is the cost per room Vince?

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