Recent comments on applications from Central Coast Council (Gosford), NSW

  1. In Woy Woy NSW on “Residential Flat Building &...” at 16 Bowden Road, Woy Woy NSW 2256:

    Janice McDougall commented

    This is to large for this street People on the right hand side facing the school will lose all their afternoon sun in the winter A lot of elderly people are so upset about this shocking eyesore of a building please think of residents not developers they are ruining our beautiful Woy Woy.

  2. In Pearl Beach NSW on “Removal of 1 x Angophora...” at 44 Crystal Avenue, Pearl Beach NSW 2256:

    Mark A commented

    The tree is diseased and poses a risk to people and property. Owners have planted 3 new eucalypt trees as part of supporting return of koalas.

  3. In Woy Woy NSW on “Residential Flat Building &...” at 16 Bowden Road, Woy Woy NSW 2256:

    Katie commented

    This development is not supported by many residents in the Street.

    It does not comply with Council Regulations - it is over the height requirements and has too large Floor space ratio.

    Traffic will increase and parking on the Street is already an issue.

  4. In Terrigal NSW on “Partial demolition of...” at 75 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal NSW 2260:

    Joshua Haberle commented

    I disagree with this application. There is NO need for a second boarding house within 200 mtrs of an existing one. The demographic attracted to boarding houses are NOT appropriate for this area of single family homes where parking is already at a premium and traffic is heavy. Two schools are located across the road with high foot traffic by young children and additional foot traffic by residents of this proposed development will cause excessive problems.

  5. In Point Clare NSW on “Laundry 00003251” at 51 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare NSW 2250:

    Ruth.egan commented

    Too much money involved. Station been like it is for long long time

  6. In Terrigal NSW on “Partial demolition of...” at 75 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal NSW 2260:

    Melissa Holmes commented

    This planning development is located within a residential area that has minimal parking already. It would put pressure on a pre-existing business across the road and potentially reduce revenue by putting clientele off due to the lack of parking.
    The demographic attracted to boarding houses are not appropriate for the area- this development is across the street from a playing field and a school (with high foot traffic of vulnerable kids).
    This development does not comply in terms of parking: resident ratio nor with floor space ratio.
    Another boarding house has been approved just down the road. The proximity is too close for another establishment of the same type.

  7. In Point Clare NSW on “Laundry 00003251” at 51 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare NSW 2250:

    Lesley Brown commented

    Street parking for these businesses is often at a premium or unavailable. The 5 businesses have only 3 off-street parking spaces. The only other spaces are in Aldi's carpark. It is not appropriate that Aldi should be expected to provide that service to other businesses.

  8. In Terrigal NSW on “Partial demolition of...” at 75 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal NSW 2260:

    Emily commented

    This planning proposal is not in keeping with the local area that is full of family homes, near a school and not what Terrigal is about. Boarding houses can attract non desirable people in a family and school setting

  9. In Ettalong Beach NSW on “Removal of 1 x Angophora...” at 4 Uligandi Street, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257:

    Mellie commented

    This tree is a native and should not be removed. In other council areas this tree would be pruned and worked around. Is there an opportunity for this to happen with this tree?

    The peninsula is already suffering from heat island effect due to the removal of so many trees and the ratio of concrete to green space.

    All of us try to park our cars under the shade of few trees left here. I avoid walking to shops etc on hot days because the heat is unbearable. Imagine if we had tree lined streets that incorporated these existing native trees. What would it mean for the community: much needed relief from the sun- people venturing to shops and cafes ( boosting the economy) rather than timing their visits based on the heat of the day. Habitat for our iconic wildlife?

    Is there any reason why the peninsula cannot be a leafy suburb like those in North Sydney?

  10. In Umina Beach NSW on “Removal of 2 x Jacaranda...” at 35 Breeze Street, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Mellie commented

    Could the owner and council work around these trees? The loss of mature shade trees on the peninsula is adding to the heat island effect already experienced on the penninsula.

    If these trees must be removed can you ensure that the canopy its inherent beneficial effects is replaced with additional suitable trees? Trees contribute to reducing ambient temperatures, offering residents shady areas to walk, park, and general livability of an area.

  11. In Ettalong Beach NSW on “Removal of 1 x Angophora...” at 4 Uligandi Street, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257:

    Deborah commented

    Removal of any significant habitat tree which is still healthy is tragic. Where are our clever designers that can incorporate a tree?
    Removing a tree for a development is a lazy option. Saving it is a creative option.
    If fear is the factor, remove the offending branches so that birds can still have a safe haven. Thank you.

  12. In Umina Beach NSW on “Removal of 2 x Jacaranda...” at 35 Breeze Street, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Melissa commented

    Despite being exotic trees, jacarandas still provide a great service by casting good dapple shade in our suburbs and lowering ambient temperatures.

    Please ensure the applicant replaces the lost canopy by replanting on their property with a suitable native canopy tree.

    There should be a requirement to prove survival with a smartphone photo 6 months after the tree is planted.

    Thank you.

  13. In Ettalong Beach NSW on “Removal of 1 x Angophora...” at 4 Uligandi Street, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257:

    Jo highins commented

    Please do not remove this native tree. We are in desperate need of more trees on the peninsula because our area is a heat trap. That is down to development and tree removal. Can plans be altered slightly? Can the tree simply be trimmed and accommodated? Trees add value in so many ways.

  14. In Umina Beach NSW on “Refusal was the outcome to...” at 33 Sydney Avenue, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Debbie commented

    Thank you CCC Officer Craig Glynn for saving this important tree. It is part of the endangered Umina Coastal Sandplain Woodland species.

    Please keep an eye on the health of this tree. We have seen refusal lead to the poisoning of a tree. We do not want this to happen.

    Please continue to save significant habitat trees that are within a property boundary too as other councils manage to do.

  15. In Ettalong Beach NSW on “Removal of 1 x Angophora...” at 4 Uligandi Street, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257:

    Jill commented

    This is a native tree that is local to the area. Birds and wildlife use for food and habitat. No way should it be removed. If there is an issue with branches, then it can be lopped by a qualified arborist.

  16. In Umina Beach NSW on “Refusal was the outcome to...” at 33 Sydney Avenue, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Lee commented

    Can council please schedule a tree officer to provide a health check for this eucalypt and a future check also to ensure the tree continues in good maintenance and prolonged health. That area would do well with some additional support plantings to be provided by council on the public land as it has lost all of the ground cover and low plants in previous years and the remaining trees are sparse. In the event that a tree is lost in the future, there should be some juvenile trees planted now as part of the long term intentions to retain and improve the habitat.

  17. In Green Point NSW on “Removal of 1 x Eucalyptus...” at 4 Leonie Parade, Green Point NSW 2251:

    Julianne Reeves commented

    I object to the removal of the tree. We need large trees

  18. In Green Point NSW on “Removal of 1 x Eucalyptus...” at 4 Leonie Parade, Green Point NSW 2251:

    Julianne Reeves commented

    I object to the removal of the tree. We need large trees

  19. In Woy Woy NSW on “Dwelling House (New) 8050077” at 20 Alpha Road, Woy Woy NSW 2256:

    SP commented

    Is it possible to have more details about this DA? There are no acccompanying documents to view. As a resident of Alpha Rd, I'd like to know a little more about this development please. There is no info available on the council website either.

  20. In Gosford NSW on “Section 4.55...” at 65 Donnison Street West, Gosford NSW 2250:

    Mark Black commented

    Hmm today contracters removed fence and left vacate block unfenced and baron..not going a head maybe??

  21. In Umina Beach NSW on “Residential Flat Building...” at 42 South Street, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Helen Cahill commented

    I have lived in Trafalgar Avenue Umina Beach for the past 54 years having Fyffe Lane to the rear of my property.
    Last year Council requested residents who had these lanes to the rear of their properties to complete a survey regarding noise, traffic, speeding vehicles, graffiti, crime, access to their properties, parking in the lanes, pedestrian access and usage, necessary council signage, speed signage, water runoff and subsequent flooding into adjacent properties.
    There were also questions asked regarding redirection of vehicles away from the lanes and whether it might be considered placing barriers across lanes to prevent vehicles using lanes at all.
    These lanes were originally used as access for the "dunny carts" to take away the pans before we had the sewer attached. They were not meant for constant traffic as is the case with Fyffe Lane and the egress from the rear of Bunnings by all and sundry. In addition, most blocks in South Street and Trafalgar Avenue which back onto Fyffe Lane have been developed to the maximum with no lawns, gardens or shade trees.
    I cannot understand how Council could envisage another 6-12 vehicles from this proposed development of 6 units, joining this throng and where exactly visitor spaces for this development would be located. Is it to be South Street as there is no room for parking in Fyffe Lane.
    Parking is a nightmare with holiday visitors parking caravans, boats, trailers and campervans in surrounding streets when the beach and shopping car parks overflow.

    Underground parking begs the question of the high water table we have in this area.
    Will this mean pumps being turned on to prevent these car parks flooding, as they must at applicable intervals, for surrounding residents to endure? I am aware this not uncommon.

  22. In Wamberal NSW on “Coastal Protection Works &...” at 89 Ocean View Drive, Wamberal NSW 2260:

    J Taylor commented

    Thank you,
    These blocks have been cleared for various reasons over the past 15 years.
    We are unable to see the benefits to allow the build of a property on these premises based on the current issues faced by Wamberal Beach dunes and the impact on the surrounding community. This location is part of the most narrow part of the Sand Dune, and would require for the dune to be further disrupted to enable to structure to be built.
    As seen with many of the currently affected properties, the overcapitalization of these lands has been slowing impacting the surrounding environment for a number of years.

    We have now experienced a catastrophic event in 2020 which the current land / home owners are unable to protect their properties from. The council should not be considering new developments until such time as a solution is met that keeps the needs of the community and longevity of the surrounding environment have been decided upon.

    Thank you

  23. In Wamberal NSW on “Interim Rock Work & Sand...” at 63 Ocean View Drive, Wamberal NSW 2260:

    J Taylor commented

    Thank you for the notification
    Currently there has been conrete poured in front of this home. Additionally, the section of beach this relates to is almost unusable as a result of the previous “suspect” construction performed by this and other adjoining properties. The beach has failed to regenerate thus far with no solution in sight.
    The community have been very vocal about future planning to of structures direct to the beach and these should not be permitted in the interim.
    With respect to this particular property, there is a public walkway less than 100 metres from the front entrance of the complex. At this stage, due to the degradation of the beach, the multiple set of stairs / other structural materials that were removed from terrigal lagoon and wamberal beach during 2020, and the location of public access. We find it unjustified that we should allow a further structure to be permitted when the issues of the surrounding landscape are yet to be resolved.

    Thank you for your time

  24. In Ettalong Beach NSW on “Demolition of Existing...” at 23 Flathead Road, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257:

    Brad commented

    Simon Ashlanding, I totally agree with you. I think people should do a little more research into matters regarding removal of trees for example! Dangerous! Termites! Rotten and let’s not forget the neighbors who complain about branches hanging over their fences or leaves in their gutters or pools . Trees are great for the bird life and environment also shade but they can also be detrimental to underground water pipes. Progress is inevitable some trees will be removed, some trees will remain, some new trees will be planted. A little research goes a long way. Brad Booker Bay

  25. In Umina Beach NSW on “Removal of Tree 1- Pinus...” at 86 Mount Ettalong Road, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Lee commented

    Great to have plans, also let's have the re-vegetation specifics in the plans as well as the tree removals. What species, how old, what size, when & who is planting them...all need to be addressed and then the plan will eventuate :-)

  26. In Ettalong Beach NSW on “Demolition of Existing...” at 23 Flathead Road, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257:

    Simon Ashlanding commented

    The tree in question has already fallen on a unit and crashed thru the roof endangering lives. Are all "you save this tree " people prepared to live under a potential life threatening situation moving yourself to a safer room everytime there is a storm .
    The answer is to make council plant trees on the roadside verges providing shade to walk and bird habitat

  27. In Pretty Beach NSW on “Section 4.55 Amendment (2)...” at 21 Venice Road, Pretty Beach NSW 2257:

    Dylan commented

    Hey guys, you are going to keep your trees with the alterations? We love the shade and places for birds to hang out on Venice Rd.

  28. In Ettalong Beach NSW on “Removal of 1 x Cedrus...” at 235 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257:

    Josey nearby commented

    Does this old cedar have to be demolished or can it be trimmed instead? Ettalong is now almost void of mature trees so is there a chance this tree be saved? What used to be all over the area is right opposite you at "Oxford" and "Barrenjoey" cottages. It's such a shame development has not considered trees as an asset but instead as a mute nuisance.

  29. In Umina Beach NSW on “Removal of Tree 1- Pinus...” at 86 Mount Ettalong Road, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Cheryl commented

    While it is sad to see two more large trees on The Peninsula demolished, will they be replaced with natives?

  30. In Umina Beach NSW on “Secondary Dwelling” at 26 Glenn Street, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Jack commented

    Hi Guys: we guess your granny flat proposal means the destruction of your beautiful tree? We live over in Shepard St and love the shade and birds your tree give us all. Is there a chance you can build around the new structure as every time a dual occupancy gets approved by Council, this area loses yet another mature tree. Will there be a replacement tree?

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