Recent comments on applications from NSW Department of Planning Major Project Assessments, NSW

  1. In Marrickville NSW on “Marrickville Metro - 34...” at 34 Victoria Road and 13-55 Edinburgh Road, Marrickville, NSW:

    Garry, st peters commented

    With the influx of dozens of new apartments in the area, the need to expand the metro has to happen, there is no variety nothing new. There is already too many banks, jewelers, butchers and hair cutters. I also travel regularly to eastgardens just for variety, big W target and the reject shop. I have waited 18 years for something to happen at metro

  2. In Marrickville NSW on “Marrickville Metro - 34...” at 34 Victoria Road and 13-55 Edinburgh Road, Marrickville, NSW:

    Tony jurisic commented

    Public transport and bus routes need to be improved to link the centre to Sydenham and marrickville stations. Links to newtown station seem ok. Extended hours are good. But, how do they plan to manage construction traffic while westconnex and metro construction is ongoing?

  3. In Marrickville NSW on “Marrickville Metro - 34...” at 34 Victoria Road and 13-55 Edinburgh Road, Marrickville, NSW:

    Jennifer Killen commented

    I will start by saying that I am totally opposed to any extension of the hours of operation. Even the airport closes at 11pm, most public transport has shut down by then, we do not need this.

  4. In Bexley North NSW on “Pedestrian Bridge, Bexley...” at Bexley Road, Bexley North, NSW:

    Peter Stevens commented

    This apparently simple conversion has a very large review of environmental effects and a high cost (much could be done with that half million dollars). In my brief skim through, my principal concern related to the impact of this sign if its potential, as an LCD screen remotely controlled, to show moving images is implemented. The visual distraction for drivers would escalate way beyond that of the current static sign.

  5. In Marrickville NSW on “Marrickville Metro - 34...” at 34 Victoria Road and 13-55 Edinburgh Road, Marrickville, NSW:

    Mike Williams commented

    The expansion of the Metro is not unexpected - after all we do want to see even more jewellers and nail salons crowded into this space. (No?)

    Seriously though this is a time to look at the public transport infrastructure associated with this major development, in particular to reduce traffic. Will there be provision of local bus loops to reduce the need for cars, and the dumping of shopping trolleys in a kilometre radius around this centre? How do changes to road alignment affect existing traffic flows and what is the modelling based on the St Peters exchange dumping cars nearby and the new Sydenham Metro station added to the mix? What road needs have been considered for heavy trucks supplying an expanded centre?

    Is there a provision of green public space around and/or above the development? The Greater Sydney Commission is looking at ways to use flat roof space etc for public amenity.

  6. In Redfern NSW on “Pemulwuy Project - The...” at Eveleigh Street, Redfern, NSW:

    Simon commented

    Aboriginal Housing Company propose to construct a 24-storey what will become an ugly looking eyesore.
    6 Level MAX WAS THE ORIGINAL NUMBER.
    Why do we endure this constant greed from this Aboriginal Housing Company.
    And I do hope City of Sydney have a close look at what has been approved BY THE TOWN PLANNER in the past and see how bad the Chippendale and Redfern areas have been developed. REGENT ST CHIPPENDALE LOOKS Like 3rd world.

  7. In Redfern NSW on “Pemulwuy Project - The...” at Eveleigh Street, Redfern, NSW:

    Machelle Boothroyd commented

    How does this fit in with it's environment. Or, is it just an extension of the monstrous towers put in at Redfern. This area has traditionally had a very low rise village feel to it. Sydney needs to hang on to as much of that as possible.

    I can't see how it will look anything but contrasting.
    Some above are commenting original approved for 6 levels. Push for 16 and now 24. Why did you not apply for 50 stories so you get your 24 stories (a compromise!).
    It's like watching the TV show Utopia. The biggest question is why ask for community feedback and continually ignore it.

  8. In Redfern NSW on “Pemulwuy Project - The...” at Eveleigh Street, Redfern, NSW:

    R wolfe commented

    I agree with Stephen, 24 stories is a very large structure that will not only be incredibly imposing for the neighbourhood but there isn't enough infrastructure to support that number of people.
    The increase cars and traffic in an area already difficult to manouvour through at peak hour. Creates a safety hazard.

    Why such a increase??

  9. In Redfern NSW on “Pemulwuy Project - The...” at Eveleigh Street, Redfern, NSW:

    Catherine Kennedy commented

    I oppose excessive high rise for any site in Sydney. There is no need for this building to be more than 6 storeys except greed. Sadly it's all to common in Sydney's push for "progress".

  10. In Redfern NSW on “Pemulwuy Project - The...” at Eveleigh Street, Redfern, NSW:

    Stephen commented

    Originally approved as six stories, I read there was a push to make it 16 and now it looks like they are asking for 24 stories.

    This is a very tall building.

    It will cast a very long shadow both practically and metaphorically on all those involved.

  11. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    Grant & Sheila Brennan commented

    We write to inform you of our complete opposition to Fraser Properties proposed changes to the already approved development of the Shell Cove Marina Project, Shellharbour. This project, when initially announced over 20 years ago, had many opponents, including ourselves, but due to perseverance and co-operation by the previous developer Australand, AND local residents in partnership with
    Shellharbour City Council, came up with a proposal that won the support of local residents. NSW Department of Planning and Environment approved this remarkable project on that basis, thus construction commenced. Two years ago Fraser Property bought the project from Australand with a guarantee to move ahead as per the original plan. Now we find that Fraser wants to substantially change the concept, without any public consultation, or indeed any public announcement or press release and increase occupation density by (1) increasing hotel floor height from 8 to 11; (2) increase height of other surrounding dwellings by adding extra floors at 5 other multi unit locations immediately surrounding the marine harbour. No proposal for street widenings, no proposals for extra traffic management etc.
    We want to know how can a developer (not the original designer/developer) do this without public support? Initially Australand worked hard to win public support by displaying what they proposed, they won the publics' support. Now we have the new owner abandoning the approved original concept because they realise more dollars can be squeezed out of this publically supported project. Is the tail wagging the dog? A 100% Australian owned developer Australand wins support of locals for a great project and now a 100% foreign owned developer wants to move the goal posts after the game has begun!
    The original design was right and the proposed changes are wrong.
    This isn't Cliff Drive, Wollongong or Campbell Parade, Bondi. It had the support of the Shellharbour City Council and a large majority of council residents who also went along with the original concept design after much consultation.

    THAT IS THE WAY IT SHOULD REMAIN

  12. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    Barry Karp commented

    As residents in the municipality of Shellharbour, my wife and I wish to object the new development proposals submitted for the Shellcove Marina.
    There are many serious concerns about increasing dwellings and the maximum heights of building:
    1. 11 storeys in a small coastal town is both excessive and an eye sore, it puts strain on the sensitive eco- environment and on public resources
    2. The increases in traffic and reduced availability of parking are also of great concern. Residents have been waiting for better access to key locations and shopping facilities, however, the large increase in dwellings puts traffic flow at risk of further congestion
    3. We are concerned that the revised submission is replacing the relaxed village atmosphere with a focus on tourism and economics. Whilst we are happy for additional tourism to the area, this revised proposal appears to be excessive for what has essentially been a quaint coastal town with a relaxed environment.
    Also, where is the wetland that the Shellharbour Council said would be included in the original plans? Studying the site map I can see that it is no longer there. Is this now out of scope? If so, why? This area was a big wetland for native birds and wild life and the new map shows no wetland.

  13. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    Keith Hawkins commented

    I have lived in Shell Cove for 15 years, when we moved in the development was something we were proud to be a part of. There were strict guidelines that we all had to adhere to. Which made for a pleasant development. However since being sold off to another developer the gloves have come off. It had now become a profit beffore lifestyle concern where anything goes. Three residences on a single block, 11 story units, high density units, and anything to generate maximum profits.
    The shell cove that was it no longer here it has become just another development where the residents concerns are just ignored. Hopefully the concerns raised here will be taken into consideration by council. Shell Cove is still a great place tol live, lets preserve it before it is changed for ever.

  14. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    Alanna Hector commented

    I have just moved to Shell Cove to be in a coastal village. The 6 storey apartments will block our view and with all the traffic from so many more people our children will not be safe riding their bikes around as they do now. I object to the proposed amendments to the Waterfront plan.

  15. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    Julie commented

    Feel I have been cheated . It's definitely not the life style I was sold off the plan 12 months ago . I would have reconsidered my purchase .
    It's a seaside village , not sydney and that's why we chose to purchase here.
    The changes will do nothing to enhance the area , only create an over developed and over populated eye sore .
    If it was affordable housing that would help the younger ones , I may understand , but no it's expensive realestate . All about money not life style . So disappointed .

  16. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    Les commented

    I object to any change to the original development plans at Shell Cove marina that would increase the height or the housing density.
    the marina area is already being over populated with high density building and its not what the locals want. This is just a money grab for the developers and council shouldn't allowed it.

  17. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    N & J Maihofer commented

    We moved into Shell Cove from Sydney 5 years ago to get away from the ratrace. We perused over all of the planning approvals with the original concept and decided this suited our life style and on those grounds purchased in the area. We disapprove of 11 storeys which will impact views to Bass Point and the Marina for many residents in Shell Cove plus being an eye sore, 4 storeys would be generous enough and more in proportion. We believe there is no valid reason (other than financial gain for Frasers) for the increase size of the development.

  18. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    Amanda Hall commented

    My husband and I object to the propsal as it contavenes what was already planned, we moved into the area on that basis, we were happy with the original concept, we looked over all of the planning approvals and decided this was an area we wanted to live in. We think the Marina as originally proposed was and is a great asset to the community. The new development proposal is NOT what we relocated for.
    We do not beleive there is valid reason (other than financial gain) for the increase size of the development, we are concerned there is not adequate infrastucture to allow this deleopment to be approved.
    We are concerned the green space (Wetlands) will be eroded to allow for the extra land grab.

  19. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    Mike El commented

    Sophia St and Mary St must have access to Brigantine Drive in Shell Cove Waterfront.
    The traffic congestion on Cove Blvd and Harbour Blvd and around the waterfront with so many medium / high density dwellings will become impossible to get anywhere.
    Traffic flow has to be considered first. You only have to look at what's happening all over Sydney.

  20. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    Anna Cook commented

    I think 11 storeys high is out of proportion to the area, 5 storeys would be generous and more in proportion.

    Where has the promised wetland gone?

    Where are all the kids going to go to high school? The local high schools are a long way away and all full.

  21. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    Mrs Willie Harding commented

    I have always been for the Marina and yes we need to look into the future but NOT this rehashed application, it really smells of more money to be made, with no thought to the people who already live there. The original concept is great and that is what Frasers agreed to, so why change it now. I hope Shellharbour council also has some say in the above proposal, if not, all hell will break loose.

  22. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    Helen Copland commented

    We, my husband and I strongly object to the new plans for the marina. We moved to this area 12 years ago to enjoy the relaxed village lifestyle. The proposal is making it into a resort area. Tall buildings blocking everyones view, changing Shellharbour Village, extra traffic effecting the enviroment.
    Also losing the wetlands all for sake of money. We do not need it and we do not want it.

  23. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    Logan dunlop commented

    I wish to object the new development at shellcove marina. I wish to object the height change of all buildings, and the increase of residents. This is just a money grab and shouldn't be allowed.

  24. In NSW on “Meadowbank Employment Area...” at Bowden, Belmore, Church & Waterview Streets; Nancarrow & Rothesay Avenues; Constitution Road and Hamilton Crescent West, Well Street, The Loop Road, Meadowbank/Ryde/Shepherds Bay, NSW:

    cici commented

    As a resident at Meadowbank, I hope the council will consider the infrastructure first, instead of approve so many residential development projects without any plan.
    Meadowbank is a nice suburb with train, ferry, waterview. However, with the increasing number of apt settle there, we found that Meadowbank has a very poor infrastructure plan.
    - Narrow Constitution Road (Ann Thorn Park section), I strongly recommend please have a plan to widening that part.
    - The roundabout of Constitution road and Bowen Street, we need a traffic light there or alternative efficient traffic plan.
    - Extremely narrow footpath for pedestrian from the Station to Constitution road and Bowen Street roundabout.
    - We lack of shops, restaurant, facilities for resident in Meadowbank.
    We would hope the council will have a great plan for that.
    Thanks!

  25. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    Rhonda Lehwess commented

    In reference to the planning etc of the Shellcove marina. I would just like to know or ask the question where will be the wetland that the Shellharbour Council said there would be. I have looked at the site map and isn't there. This area was a big wetland for native birds and wild life in general and the new map of there shows no wetland which to me is not good for our environment.

  26. In Shell Cove NSW on “07_0027 Boollwarroo Parade,...” at Boollwarroo Parade, Shell Cove, Shellharbour,:

    Cheryl dunlop commented

    We moved to Shell Cove four years ago because we were attracted to the proposed marina and views of the area.

    The marina precinct plans looked to compliment the amphitheater style of the suburb, local beach and environment.

    The proposed changes to the marina precinct have serious concern due to the increase in the number of high density residential developments, the overall effects of limited views due to the height of the proposed buildings surrounding the waterfront. The original plans had these buildings set back to reduce the overall feel of the environment.

    We have grave concerns about increasing dwellings and maximum heights of building for many reasons:

    - given promises of maintaining beautiful views of Bass Point and the marina, the proposed changes will impact views for many residents and the low key, relaxed feel that lured faithful buyers to Shell Cove
    - 11 storeys in a small coastal town is an eye sore, it puts strain on environment and public resources
    - The increases in traffic, and reduced availability of parking is also of great concern. Residents have been waiting for better access to key locations and shopping facilities but the large increase in dwellings puts traffic flow, congestion at risk
    - the concern for increase in crime due.
    - We are concerned about the removal of the original 2013 submission commitment, replacing with a focus on tourism and economic rationale.
    As faithful residents we feel that this proposal is all about money and economy trumping everything else.

    We implore you to please consider your decision.

  27. In St Leonards NSW on “St Leonards Private...” at 12 Frederick Street, St Leonards, NSW:

    HElen Pearson commented

    I am a resident of the St.Leonards area and am concerned about the noise emissions from the production of energy from plant, air conditioning etc. from this private hospital
    Building.
    THe noise pollution in the area is increasing at a rapid rate and it should be essential that all new buildings have silencers or noise limiters on each and every large development. THe cumulative effect of noise in the area should be evaluated by world's best practice. THis evaluation should not only be done at ground level but also at heights greater than the development. THe noise from energy production is more stressful to residents at night and buildings such as this are active 24/7 . THe adjoining building is the Telstra data processing building and close by the many large buildings of Royal North Shore Hospital, many of wvhich are also active 24/7.
    IF the State Government wishes to put high rise residential in the this year area then the peaceful amenity and the effect of the cumulation of noise on these residents should be strongly considered.

  28. In Meadowbank NSW on “Bank Street, Pyrmont -...” at Bank Street, Sydney, NSW:

    Chris commented

    Dear Assessment Team,

    Why when I live within 2km of this proposal did I not receive notification of this modification, and therefore not have an opportunity to submit a formal comment?

    This proposal not directly contradict the draft principles of the Bays Market District masterplan and would significantly delay public access to the foreshore in this area.

    Regards

    A frustrated local resident, hoping that the Bays Market District vision will be realized in full within my lifetime!

  29. In Meadowbank NSW on “Bank Street, Pyrmont -...” at Bank Street, Sydney, NSW:

    Sonia Chan commented

    Dear Mr. Fetterplace,

    There has been no community consultation in the Bank St development as required and went straight to exhibition. It feels like this deal was done behind closed doors with one government department with another government department.

    The documents say this is a modification however it is significantly different to the original development and I would therefore say that it resembles a new development.

    I would also like to raise my concerns about the noise generated this operation. The operators are required to wheel rubbish a substantial distance from vessels up stairs to bins located next to Bank Street and directly opposite residences. Noise will be generated in particular from disposal of bottles. Excessive noise will also be generated by the required initial thrust of large ships’ engines when maneuvering in and out of moorings (the thrust on the Bella Vista operates at 104 decibels), as well as the required sounding of warning toots during such maneuvers late at night.

    With regard to parking, it should be noted that up to 200 passive boaters park on the area set aside for a park at weekends. If the vision for Bank Street as parkland and recreational non-motorised boating maintained on the Public Recreation site is to be realized no further pressure should be put on the demand for parking in this area.

    Yours sincerely,
    Sonia Chan

  30. In Penrith NSW on “Penrith Waste Recycling and...” at 46-48 Peachtree Road, Penrith, NSW:

    Qingshuai Han commented

    pollution , traffic . effect the value of thornton

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