Recent comments on applications from City of Mitcham, SA

  1. In Panorama SA on “Regulated Tree Removal” at 4 Moriane Avenue Panorama SA 5041:

    Greg O'Grady commented

    When it comes to removal of significant and regulated trees, It would be good if the development application included the reason.

    Too many trees are being removed, often for unnecessary and selfish reasons.

    It is not fitting with the endeavors of the City of Mitcham to preserve and maintain tree coverage.

  2. In Netherby SA on “Retrospective Alfresco” at 63 French Street Netherby SA 5062:

    Meg Bleby commented

    This is an old photo of 63 French St, and so is misleading. There is now what looks to be a very newly finished house at 63 French St. Given this, one wonders why the property owner did not seek permission for the alfresco deck when seeking building approval for the house. One should also expect that a builder should build to the plans approved by council, and not construct a deck before permission has been granted. I hope that all retrospective applications such as this incur a significant fine as a deterrent for building before approval/not sticking to approved plans.

  3. In Torrens Park SA on “Remove One(1) Regulated Tree” at 25 Brook Street Torrens Park SA 5062:

    Alicia Siegel commented

    Why does this tree need to be cut down? Is it sick? Will council be providing an arborists report? Will the horticulture department explain to residents why this tree has to be cut down if approved? Too many trees are being lost to development. Mitcham council STOP cutting down trees!

  4. In Torrens Park SA on “Land Division to Create One...” at 19 Brook Street Torrens Park SA 5062:

    Alicia Siegel commented

    As Denise states I also do not think the tree needs to be touched. We are already losing far to many trees to development in Mitcham as is

  5. In Torrens Park SA on “Land Division to Create One...” at 19 Brook Street Torrens Park SA 5062:

    Denise Darling commented

    Would not like to see the large tree on the corner cut down.As it gives great shade and presence to it's corner position.

  6. In Eden Hills SA on “Divide Land to Create...” at 20 Wonoka Street Eden Hills SA 5050:

    Jessica Shipman commented

    There has already been significant clearing of trees on the block in preparation for the subdivide. This has denuded 20 Wonoka Street of native plants and valuable tree canopy and infrastructure that was part of the local wildlife corridor. New subdivision and subsequent build proposals need to ensure re-vegetation occurs as part of development. Parking on Wonoka Street is restricted to the north side of the street for fire access. This means that street parking is already at a premium. Every new subdivision intensifies this problem and therefore new properties need to provide off-street parking for all associated cars. This application should also be considered in conjunction with development behind 16-20 Wonoka, where additional houses will also be built, thus the additional traffic and parking issues are more significant than just those in the current application.

  7. In Eden Hills SA on “Divide Land to Create...” at 20 Wonoka Street Eden Hills SA 5050:

    Stan commented

    The problem is that there will be 3 more houses behind the application on 20 Wonoka st with a community driveway. 6 houses will be located on the subdivision of 16 to 20 Wonoka st so the potential for traffic impact on the street will be great. It is alarming that this sort of high density housing has been allowed to proceed without local community consultation by Mitcham council.

  8. In Eden Hills SA on “Divide Land to Create...” at 20 Wonoka Street Eden Hills SA 5050:

    Daryl Regan commented

    Tree clearance should be kept as loss of grey box trees major impact on Koala population
    Cars are already parking in Street even though garage part of the property

  9. In Eden Hills SA on “Divide Land to Create...” at 20 Wonoka Street Eden Hills SA 5050:

    Margie Ripper commented

    Parking on Wonoka Street is restricted to the north side of the street for fire access. This means that street parking is already at a premium. Every new subdivision intensifies this problem and therefore new properties need to provide off-street parking for all associated cars.

  10. In Colonel Light Gardens SA on “Remove One (1) Regulated Tree” at 72 Penang Avenue Colonel Light Gardens SA 5041:

    Lea commented

    Agree, I wish we could understand the why. So many applications for tree removal when we need as many mature trees as possible for environmental benefits. There’s a bigger picture here.

  11. In Colonel Light Gardens SA on “Remove One (1) Regulated Tree” at 72 Penang Avenue Colonel Light Gardens SA 5041:

    Cathy Chua commented

    Such a beautiful tree. It would be interesting to know why it is being removed.

  12. In Torrens Park SA on “Removal of One (1)...” at 38-40 Braemar Road Torrens Park SA 5062:

    Greg O'Grady commented

    Would be nice to know the reason why these trees are proposed to be removed?

    And have this validated as a proper reason, not just an excuse to avoid some routine maintenance and pruning.

  13. In Westbourne Park SA on “Demolish All Existing...” at 56 Marlborough Road Westbourne Park SA 5041:

    Cathy Chua commented

    Dear City of Mitcham,

    Respectfully request that this is the sort of house you should be saving, not demolishing. It isn't only that it's history, but it is beauty. Anybody who walks past one of those old houses with a proper garden is immediately mentally uplifted. And you are not just killing a house and a garden. You are killing something that is part of a whole. The whole should be protected. It is definitely greater than the sum of its parts and equally to kill one part is to do far more damage than just killing that part.

  14. In Mitcham SA on “Dwelling (Lot 2)” at 40 Hill Street Mitcham SA 5062:

    Tara Olsen commented

    We were not informed of the application to build a two storey dwelling in front of our property. We are situated directly across the road from 38-40 Hill Street Mitcham.
    The build of a two storey home will impact on our view of the hills which was a major consideration when we purchased our property. Please contact us immediately to discuss further.

  15. In Belair SA on “Create One Additional...” at 1 Price Avenue Belair SA 5052:

    Andrew woodrow commented

    I dont understand how this block is able to be subdivided given it is only 1,000m2. Can you please advise how this satisfies minimum block sizes in the Hills zone.

  16. In Coromandel Valley SA on “Demolition of Existing...” at 121 Coromandel Parade Coromandel Valley SA 5051:

    Peter Wildenauer commented

    Coromandel Parade is overwhelmingly a neighbourhood of single storey family homes on large blocks, and this proposal is in no way sympathetic or harmonious to this character. A very similar development was approved and built at 117 Coromandel Parade, and has resulted in a building that is visually jarring and which dominates neighbouring properties. I am extremely concerned that a two-story home built on half of the original block will necessarily result in a loss of privacy on mine and neighbouring properties, and would be highly detrimental to amenity. I urge Council to consider the impact that this proposed development would have on neighbouring properties and on the character of the neighbourhood. When we renovated our property, we were required to meet conditions aimed at preserving neighbourhood character, and respectfully ask that the same concern for character is shown in Council’s consideration of this application.

  17. In Belair SA on “Create One Additional...” at 1 Price Avenue Belair SA 5052:

    Andrew woodrow commented

    I dont understand how this block is able to be subdivided given it is only 1,000m2. Can you please advise how this satisfies minimum block sizes in the Hills zone.

  18. In Lower Mitcham SA on “Detached Dwelling with...” at 7 Price Avenue Lower Mitcham SA 5062:

    JF commented

    Please don’t demolish this beautiful 1920 bungalow. It will be celebrating it’s 100th birthday next year. The previous owners did a fantastic job renovating and restoring it and there is no need to demolish this home. There is also a brilliant old Golden Elm at the front of this residence which should be preserved. It’s the best Golden Elm I’ve ever seen.
    We’re seeing more and more of these beautiful character homes being demolished to make way for subdivisions for boring ‘modern’ homes. The best example of that is right next door - at number 9 Price Avenue. Many of us are very sad and disappointed to learn that number 7 is pencilled for the same fate. Please reconsider this proposal.

  19. In Kingswood SA on “Demolish Existing...” at 17 Belair Road Kingswood SA 5062:

    Lynne Rawson commented

    I used to live just along from this house ( in another beautiful historical home on Balham Ave.) we still love close by. Please do not allow a glass fronted modern building replace a wonderful well built home. There are already too many large modern constructions in this area. We need to keep this area alive showcasing the wonderful smart historical construction that is sadly disappearing. Please keep this building as it is. Thank you. Lynne Rawson

  20. In Kingswood SA on “Demolish Existing...” at 17 Belair Road Kingswood SA 5062:

    Leigh commented

    To everyone who have commented on this page that this information is not reviewed or considered by council as it’s neither a government or council owned site.

    To help save this property you will need to download the Category 3 form from the link below and complete and return by email to development@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au.

    Submissions I am told close on the 12/12/19 so please everyone please get involved and together we can save this stunning home.

    https://eproperty.mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au/T1PRProd/WebApps/eProperty/P1/PublicNotices/PublicNoticeDetails.aspx?r=P1.WEBGUEST&f=%24P1.ESB.PUBNOT.VIW&rf=%24P1.ESB.PUBNOTAL.ENQ&ApplicationId=080%2f0563%2f19

  21. In Kingswood SA on “Demolish Existing...” at 17 Belair Road Kingswood SA 5062:

    Jackie Woods commented

    Although progress is wonderful there needs to be a balance between moving forward for the sake of it and preserving parts of our community's history. Beautiful buildings such as this one need planning development and council's help to be protected and saved for future generations to see the beauty from this era and the styles in fashion at the time. This is a gorgeous location and through creative planning this house could be used commercially without losing any of its integrity and maintaining it as part of our community. We seem to be too quick to demolish everything for the sake of making money. There is more to a community than that and the constant erosion of beautiful old premises that don't quite fit the desired need of now, eg for a new car yard, are suffering the consequences of this. Please help save this building and others of its era before none are left for us to admire and enjoy.

  22. In Kingswood SA on “Demolish Existing...” at 17 Belair Road Kingswood SA 5062:

    Louise Nordestgaard commented

    Please do not demolish this beautiful and historic building. A car yard can be built almost anywhere. There are many spaces along South Road at the moment. Car yards do not really belong in such a graceful and attractive area, and do not add to the ambience of a genteel suburb.

  23. In Kingswood SA on “Demolish Existing...” at 17 Belair Road Kingswood SA 5062:

    Katherine Horncastle commented

    Mitcham Council, listen to your ratepayers. We do not want architecturally beautiful buildings like this demolished

  24. In Kingswood SA on “Demolish Existing...” at 17 Belair Road Kingswood SA 5062:

    Ann Painter commented

    Please save this attractive building and gardens for generations to come. The complexity and high standard of architecture and construction will never be replaced with modern methods. It is beautiful and the City of Mitcham needs to think about what we want to preserve of its history. The district has always looked elegant and green. Some recent constructions, in my opinion, have devalued that in many ways. I believe the real value and beauty of the district is to preserve these well built grand homes. The surrounding garden gives balance and proportion suited to this building. Please don't allow it to be demolished. Here is the choice to show leadership in preserving the uniqueness of these properties, or become like the other suburbs who don't value them.

  25. In Kingswood SA on “Demolish Existing...” at 17 Belair Road Kingswood SA 5062:

    Pippa Livingston commented

    Please ensure all heritage properties are protected, such as this one in Kingswood. Surely there would be plenty of locations that could be redeveloped that do not require the loss of a heritage property. It is distressing when old buildings are demolished such as the cottages on the corner of Hutt and Ifould Streets in Adelaide which is now a soul destroying empty, ugly car park. All heritage properties need to be preserved to ensure that Adelaide keeps it heritage character.

  26. In Kingswood SA on “Demolish Existing...” at 17 Belair Road Kingswood SA 5062:

    John Poole commented

    We don't need another car yard we need to maintain the beauty of Adelaide's past its comforting. Ask the question why do people travel all over the world to see old stuff?

  27. In Kingswood SA on “Demolish Existing...” at 17 Belair Road Kingswood SA 5062:

    Jade Wildy commented

    The constant bulldozing of Adelaide heritage needs to stop.

  28. In Kingswood SA on “Demolish Existing...” at 17 Belair Road Kingswood SA 5062:

    Sharon Webb commented

    Please do not allow this beautiful property to be demolished, let alone replaced with a car show room.
    It is a gorgeous example of a federation villa. Let’s protect it.

  29. In Kingswood SA on “Demolish Existing...” at 17 Belair Road Kingswood SA 5062:

    Leigh Hoffrichter commented

    This beautiful character home deserves to be saved, it is in great condition has beautiful features and could easily be repurposed to avoid being destroyed. The suburb of Mitcham has many amazing homes, including this one so instead of destroying our history, help celebrate it as once this homes are gone they are lost forever. The quality of the materials used in the build of this home do not compare to the materials used today. I urge you on behalf a someone who is restoring their first home at age thirty, please don’t approve this request for demolition and let this building be destroyed.

  30. In Kingswood SA on “Demolish Existing...” at 17 Belair Road Kingswood SA 5062:

    Charlotte commented

    Please NO - why another car yard? What is wrong with the building & why can’t more health services continue to be provided. Such a waste

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