Recent comments on applications from Fremantle City Council, WA

  1. In Fremantle WA on “Rooftop Terrace addition to...” at 15 Pakenham Street Fremantle WA 6160:

    Andrea Anastasakis commented

    Noise pollution in Fremantle’s West End is becoming increasingly problematic for residents. The backpacker hostel at 15 Pakenham Street is one of the primary contributors to these elevated noise levels, often continuing to 3 or 4 in the morning. They permit street drinking in front of the building and ignore complaints regarding anti-social behaviour. The hostel owners and management have shown nothing but contempt for the local community by failing to address these issues. A rooftop bar would further contribute to noise levels and have a negative impact on the area. As a Fremantle resident, I oppose this development.

  2. In O'Connor WA on “Petrol Filling Station and...” at 32-34 Hines Road O'connor WA 6163:

    Sam commented

    The intersection of South Street and Hines Road needs to be improved to make access to the proposed Petrol Filling Station safer. Widening the intersection and adding right turn pockets on South Street would possibly be a way of improving safety at this intersection.

  3. In O'Connor WA on “Petrol Filling Station and...” at 32-34 Hines Road O'connor WA 6163:

    Leighton Jay commented

    This is a very bad idea!! Please don't approve this proposal. The Hines Rd/South St is an uncontrolled intersection that carries a lot of traffic. With current traffic volumes it works okay most of the time, HOWEVER it doesn't take much of a change in traffic volume or conditions for it to move rapidly past being problematic to being quite dangerous. The median strip ceases at this intersection and the road narrows. Large and small trucks servicing Galatis and the industrial estate turn right at this intersection. The sun affects visibility in the early morning and late afternoon, and it is worth noting that the PTA moved the nearby bus stop two years ago due to safety concerns. Putting a petrol station on this corner will be exactly the sort of change to traffic conditions that will either cause grindingly slow traffic or will push the intersection into the 'dangerous' territory much more frequently. With additional traffic entering and leaving South St and Hines Rd from additional driveways, plus signage etc, there will be much more data for drivers to process and respond to. Given the well established petrol price fluctuations and driver behaviours in response to changes in price, it is quite likely that traffic on South St will come to a standstill at times on 'cheap' days when cars queue to buy cheaper fuel. What a nightmare for all concerned, especially for local residents.
    Furthermore, there is no need for a service station here given that there are already EIGHT (8) petrol stations within a 4 km radius of this site. As a local resident, it is also needs to be said that a 24hr service station is out of character with the largely residential location and daytime service operations, will be disruptive to nearby residents and will invariably result in more antisocial behaviour. And to think that long-suffering Hilton residents have FINALLY seen a noticeable reduction in such behaviour in just the last 2-3 years. Back to the drawing board on this one. It makes no sense and is not something that we want or need in our neighbourhood.

  4. In Fremantle WA on “Two storey addition and...” at 25 Malcolm Street Fremantle WA 6160:

    Andrea Meehan commented

    I own and reside in one of the houses directly across the road from the proposed development. I feel that the height of any development on this site should be in line with it’s neighbors. The design as it stands, as nice as it is, would dominate the streetscape and detract from the heritage value of Malcolm street.

  5. In South Fremantle WA on “Two Storey Single House” at 1 Silver Street South Fremantle WA 6162:

    Damien Anthony wrote to local councillor Andrew Charles Sullivan

    Hi, We own the carpark next door and are interested in possibly developing this land in near future. As our land is currently a carpark this may not have been considered. Id like to see the design please. Can you confirm if the design is compliant or is a variation being sought?

    Delivered to local councillor Andrew Charles Sullivan. They are yet to respond.

  6. In North Fremantle WA on “Demolition of Existing...” at 4 Coventry Parade North Fremantle WA 6159:

    Karina WHITMORE commented

    Hi
    I'd like to know what structure is going to be built in place of mechanic as my property is directly behind
    Thanking you
    Karina Whitmore

  7. In North Fremantle WA on “Renovations and additions...” at 82-84 Stirling Highway North Fremantle WA 6159:

    Bonnie Doran commented

    As a neighbouring resident, I'm concerned about the impact of this development on street parking in the area (which is already under pressure from users of the North Fremantle train station) and overshadowing/privacy to the backyards of the adjacent houses facing Alfred road.

    I would like Fremantle Council to consider the following in assessing the application:
    1. The applicant's proposal to extend the building to the boundary fence on the Northern boundary should be rejected on the basis of privacy and overshadowing to the adjacent residential properties;
    2. Any north facing windows proposed to be installed in the proposed additional storey should be installed above eye level or frosted to ensure privacy to the adjacent residential properties;
    3. The Council should consider the disruption that the proposed development will cause to neighbouring properties. A dilapidation report should be required given proposal to excavate a basement level carpark; and
    4. The applicant should be required to comply with the Council's codes and guidelines in relation to the number of allocated car bays available for the building, so as not to add any additional pressure to the already strained street parking.

  8. In North Fremantle WA on “From to retail and Liquor...” at 90 Stirling Highway North Fremantle WA 6159:

    Bonnie Doran commented

    As a neighbouring resident, I'm concerned about the impact of this development on street parking in the area (which is already under pressure from users of the North Fremantle train station) and overshadowing/privacy to the backyards of the adjacent houses facing Alfred road.

    I would like Fremantle Council to consider the following in assessing the application:
    1. The applicant's proposal to extend the building to the boundary fence on the Northern boundary should be rejected on the basis of privacy and overshadowing to the adjacent residential properties;
    2. Any north facing windows proposed to be installed in the proposed additional storey should be installed above eye level or frosted to ensure privacy to the adjacent residential properties;
    3. The Council should consider the disruption that the proposed development will cause to neighbouring properties. A dilapidation report should be required given proposal to excavate a basement level carpark; and
    4. The applicant should be required to comply with the Council's codes and guidelines in relation to the number of allocated car bays available for the building, so as not to add any additional pressure to the already strained street parking.

  9. In South Fremantle WA on “Signage Addition to...” at 195 Hampton Road South Fremantle WA 6162:

    Kayla Beall commented

    This is a test to see where the submissions go

  10. In North Fremantle WA on “Change of Use from Retail...” at 19 Freeman Loop North Fremantle WA 6159:

    Helen Brouwer wrote to local councillor Bradley William Pettitt

    Not in favour of more liquor licences in this area. There are enough already. The planning change will have a negative effect
    Helen Brouwer

    Delivered to local councillor Bradley William Pettitt. They are yet to respond.

  11. In North Fremantle WA on “Change of Use from Retail...” at 19 Freeman Loop North Fremantle WA 6159:

    Amber Davey commented

    I am not in favour of the change to a liquor store. There is already 4 within walking distance! This will likely have a detrimental effect on the ambience of the area.

  12. In North Fremantle WA on “Change of use - tattooist...” at 6 Burns Street North Fremantle WA 6159:

    Daniel Molloy wrote to local councillor Ingrid Joy Waltham

    I am one of the artists involved in the application to establish Golden Panther Tattoo Studio. We are a collection of hardworking and professional artists who have worked and lived locally for our entire careers. In our collective decades operating in Fremantle I would argue that we have never been anything but an asset to our community. Many of us have travelled and worked extensively abroad and have long waiting lists, so the point of this move is to establish a quiet and discreet private studio without any identifying signage or walk-in clientele. I would argue that anyone with the notion that a private studio would be disruptive to the neighbourhood has never been in one, but due to their nature likely you've walked past them many times and didn't even know. Whether you disagree with tattooing as an artistic medium or not, as members of the local community I feel we have as much right to our livelihood and to provide for our families as anyone else.
    In the spirit of being open and transparent, I would like to offer the opportunity for anyone with any concerns, questions about our business or its effect on the community to contact me on danmolloytattoo@gmail.com. Feel free to remain anonymous, we would just love the opportunity to discuss the subject with our potential neighbours and set your minds at ease.

    Delivered to local councillor Ingrid Joy Waltham. They are yet to respond.

  13. In North Fremantle WA on “Change of Use from Retail...” at 19 Freeman Loop North Fremantle WA 6159:

    Helen Brewer commented

    I oppose the proposal to change the use from retail to liquor store.
    It will have a detrimental, negative impact on current family friendly area.
    Helen Brouwer

  14. In North Fremantle WA on “Change of Use from Retail...” at 19 Freeman Loop North Fremantle WA 6159:

    Mairi Mackay commented

    As a resident in the building I would like to express my concern over this change. I do not approve of a liquor store in this location. I feel it would encourage anti social behaviour and ruin the relaxed family friendly vibe that we have down here with the Orange Box, communal bbq area and Surf Club.

  15. In Fremantle WA on “Retrospective Signage, and...” at 47 Pakenham Street Fremantle WA 6160:

    Oliver Warburton commented

    Does Pakenham Street really need a fast food outlet?

    I have concerns about way the strong odours generated at such facilities are managed and do not believe the all singing, all dancing extractors perform quite how the manufacturers would like you to think they do.

    A prime example of this is the odour emitted by the street level extraction system installed within the cafe at 50 Pakenham Street. The distasteful odour engulfs common areas and is quite revolting affecting the liveability of the appartment complex.

    I am against the decision to allow a fast food outlet operate on Pakenham Street

  16. In Beaconsfield WA on “Home Occupation - Food...” at 16B Martha Street Beaconsfield WA 6162:

    Roy Watkins commented

    As parking in Martha St near Hampton Road is already in high demand, will this business increase vehicle traffic and parking needs?

  17. In North Fremantle WA on “Change of use - tattooist...” at 6 Burns Street North Fremantle WA 6159:

    David Henderson wrote to local councillor Ingrid Joy Waltham

    Allowing this change could be very bad for the heritage residential and family entertainment area. Tattoo parlours and the associated persons and clientele are not in keeping with this area.
    Would you as councillors like a business like this with the possibilities of other more sinister activities next to your home or restraunte.
    Any changes to the use of this premises and car park should take the effect on local residents and businesses into full consideration.

    Delivered to local councillor Ingrid Joy Waltham. They are yet to respond.

  18. In North Fremantle WA on “Change of use - tattooist...” at 6 Burns Street North Fremantle WA 6159:

    David Henderson commented

    Allowing this change could be very bad for the heritage residential and family entertainment area. Tattoo parlours and the associated persons and clientele are not in keeping with this area.
    Would you as councillors like a business like this with the possibilities of other more sinister activities next to your home or restraunte.
    Any changes to the use of this premises and car park should take the effect on local residents and businesses into full consideration.

  19. In North Fremantle WA on “Digital Signage and Car Park” at 220 Queen Victoria Street North Fremantle WA 6159:

    Andrea Y. commented

    Parking is a great idea, North Freo could definitely use it! Billboards/ signage can be dangerous in high foot traffic areas due to distracted drivers, and is not something that would add to the local amenity and developing entertainment hub.

  20. In North Fremantle WA on “Partial change of Use from...” at 15 McCabe Street North Fremantle WA 6159:

    Peter Alan commented

    As a Mosman Park resident, belonging to a local church group, I disagree with the above comments from Mr Potter regarding traffic congestion. Mr Potter - the evidence is noted with observational surveys in McCabe street. I am not against churches and consider myself an inclusive Australian resident; I am firmly against a church in this McCabe street location.

  21. In North Fremantle WA on “Partial change of Use from...” at 15 McCabe Street North Fremantle WA 6159:

    Charlotte Balyejjusa commented

    I'm 100% in support of a church in Mosman park. A Church is one of the lifelines of a community. A place of hope for all but most especially the vulnerable among us.

    It's a place where seniors and the lonely can connect or even reconnect into community.

    The youth are put to a purposeful life and given an alternative to what may seem popular with their peers but very destructive like drugs, alcohol and the like.

    A church makes a difference in people's lives, not only to the people that worship there but in the community as a whole. A church meets not only spiritual but emotional and physical needs in the form of outreach services for a community.

    There's a light at the end of the tunnel for those from broken homes. Counselling is provided to counter issues like brokenness, unemployment and those struggling to make ends meet don't have to walk alone. Churches have access to resources to guide people in the right direction.

    I would struggle to point to a better place of inclusion in a multicultural society that we live in today than a church. All are welcome and all are brothers and sisters. A church should not be looked at as an imposition but rather a good sign of a growing and thriving community. Man was never made to live on bread alone but also feed the heart and soul.

  22. In North Fremantle WA on “Partial change of Use from...” at 15 McCabe Street North Fremantle WA 6159:

    Katherine Sargent commented

    I am a Mosman Park resident and see no problems with a church being built there at all. In the scheme of things, really?
    What I don't like is, the idea of another Mosman Park resident to speak for all of us and say, 'a place of worship isn't needed or wanted by long term residents.'
    I am a long term resident and I have no issue with it at all. Let them be.
    It's only on Sundays.
    I think it could bring a greater sense of community to the area.

  23. In North Fremantle WA on “Partial change of Use from...” at 15 McCabe Street North Fremantle WA 6159:

    Dr Toby Potter commented

    The claim that traffic in McCabe street is congested at all hours of the week is not backed up by sufficient evidence. We note that the proposed church activity occurs mostly outside business hours. We also note that the proposed church will supplant an existing business, and this may action may even reduce traffic congestion in the area during business hours. Furthermore, churches are often interested in investing in capital works like parking infrastructure, which may reduce congestion even further.

    Churches have an enormous benefit to the communities they are part of. For example they often provide community services during the week and bring economic benefits to local businesses (such as cafes) through increased patronage. As Mosman park residents we are strongly in favour of the proposed action.

  24. In North Fremantle WA on “Partial change of Use from...” at 15 McCabe Street North Fremantle WA 6159:

    Madeline commented

    We strongly disagree with the application for a place of worship at this location.
    This is prime real estate zoned for residential / commercial use only. A place of worship is not needed or wanted by long term Mosman Park residents, within a2 km radius.
    Traffic is already congested on McCabe street at all hours during the week and this will only cause further disruptions, a major traffic hazard and congestion.
    We are firmly against this application.

  25. In Fremantle WA on “Rooftop bar and function...” at National Hotel 98 High Street Fremantle WA 6160:

    Rick Brook commented

    Regarding DA0156/16 Rooftop bar at the refurbished National Hotel in Fremantle 98 High Street: I have visited a couple of rooftop bars in other cities and one in Perth. They seem to be a very popular amenity and add a cosmopolitan feel to the precinct in which they occur. I like the quality of work undertaken on the National Hotel to date and I fully support the application. I am a resident of Cockburn and I work in the City of Fremantle.

  26. In Beaconsfield WA on “Two storey Grouped Dwelling” at 60 Jean Street Beaconsfield WA 6162:

    daniel Svensson commented

    Hi,

    Im concerned over this application that I will have the two storey building over looking my property.

    I will need the plans for this property dwelling please or where can I get them?

    Thx

  27. In White Gum Valley WA on “Front limestone wall and...” at 236 South Street White Gum Valley WA 6162:

    Dale Glenny commented

    Metal, fibro cement or Colourbond fences are completely out of place within the wider Fremantle council boundaries, given that the majority of the housing is either on the heritage inventory or adjacent to buildings that are.
    Although, in this instance, there will be new buildings on one of the blocks adjoining the boundary, the other isn't, and a jarrah picket fence would be considerably more appropriate.

    Therefore, I object to the proposed materials of the boundary fence in favour of more sympathetic material of jarrah pickets. Or perhaps a continuation of the limestone theme.

  28. In South Fremantle WA on “Patio addition to existing...” at 12 Little Lefroy Lane South Fremantle WA 6162:

    Manager Statutory Planning commented

    This is a test comment. Please contact Manager Statutory Planning City of Fremantle.

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