Recent comments on applications from Shoalhaven City Council, NSW

  1. In Ulladulla NSW on “Three Storey Dwelling &...” at 93 South Pacific Cr, Ulladulla, NSW:

    Elke Smith-Hill commented

    council has approved several buildings exceeding the height limit. It will be interesting to watch if this application will be approved and if residents put submissions in. I think is too high for this residential area.

  2. In Ulladulla NSW on “Three Storey Dwelling &...” at 93 South Pacific Cr, Ulladulla, NSW:

    debra bailin commented

    Hello, just a short comment about this application. Already being close to the ocean, are 3 stories really appropriate when all other houses in the area are single and 2 story.
    Thank you
    Debra Bailin

  3. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Brian Hofman commented

    The Dolphin point road is very narrow & in poor condition. It hardly copes with holiday traffic, with parking congestion on both sides of the road . Extra developments will only add to the problem. Wildlife refuge will be destroyed. It is out of character for the Burrill lake area, being largely a housing
    style community. We don’t want units & densely populated areas along a ‘main’ thoroughfare to Dolphin Point inlet and swimming area.

  4. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Denise Hofman commented

    This land should not be developed. It is a wetland and wildlife corridor. These areas must be preserved. The present housing development in Dolphin Point lacks vital infrastructure. No schools no hospitals and choked roads especially in school holiday periods. Wetlands are essential in biodiversity protection. More development on this land would be disastrous for Burrill Lake.

  5. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Jacqueline Wilkes commented

    Is no piece of land safe from developers???
    This is a very small plot for such a lot of hard infrastructure, situated above the wetland (more runoff and less natural habitat for all the non-human species to somehow survive), and right on the roundabout and main road creating traffic congestion and unsafe pedestrian access.
    Council says we need to take our ‘fair’ share of people and development to house them but this is just pure madness and utter contempt for what’s left of our now precious natural areas!!!
    Council should be considering the happiness and health of it’s current constituents, the majority of whom are against rampant housing development destroying natural fertile land and causing problems with regards to infrastructure, and discontent within the community.

  6. In Culburra Beach NSW on “Two (2) lot Torrens title...” at 32 West Cr, Culburra Beach, NSW:

    John Smith commented

    People choose to live in Culburra because of the low density lifestyle that single story houses on large plots can deliver. All the building blocks in this area are approximately 1,000 square meters, they were made this size to maintain this low density that makes Culburra so attractive. To suddenly double the density in this quiet area is completely out of character of the local neighbourhood. This land was bought as a single block and should remain as a single block as are all the other plots in the area, not subdivided for the greed of an investor.

  7. In Berry NSW on “Demolish Dwelling &...” at 57 Victoria St, Berry, NSW:

    Peter Sommer commented

    Ref DA20/2281
    The plans submitted appear completely out of line with the rest of the established character of Berry.
    I note that when we applied for our original DA we were required to abide by façade heritage requirements in order to maintain the streetscape, and to build in character with the rest of the town.
    In our opinion, the industrial look of this proposed building does not fulfil those requirements, and this will be particularly obvious given its proximity to the heritage listed courthouse and the police station.

  8. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Lynette McCall commented

    We are slowly but surly having our peace of paradise taken off us ..., and what for money , ... and the money people are just saying bugger you jake. Will not be long we here in the flats of Burrill Lake will not be even able to get out . Let alone onto the Highway.

  9. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Lynette McCall commented

    We are slowly but surly having our peace of paradise taken off us ..., and what for money , ... and the money people are just saying bugger you jake. Will not be long we here in the flats of Burrill Lake will not be even able to get out . Let alone onto the Highway.

  10. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Donna Henry commented

    Where exactly is this development? You are showing it is in the middle of the road? On one side is the lions park and on the other side is "the swamp" which is zoned E2 Environmental Conservation which we were told would never be built on when we recently bought our property which backs onto it.
    Please advise asap.

  11. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Sara commented

    No....No and No!!!
    This area is the ONLY wildlife corridor left!

    This area has lost enough bush land, especially with the poor conrtuction of the new estate, and the fact that every single tree was cut down. If this happens there will be no wildlife corridors left in this area.

    This development should not happen, as this area is crucial for wildlife around the burrill lake and dolphin point area. It provides a unique environment for species to call home, such as kangaroos, birds, reptiles, insects which are all important to our ecosystem. Losing this valuabe piece of our environment will be detrimental for everyone, including the species that live there!

    It is also swamp land which fills and floods when there is rainfall, this is another reason for NO DEVELOPMENT!!

    Please consider the wildlife! They are still reviving after the bushfires, they don't need to lose this crucial part of their habitat.

  12. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Jacqueline Wilkes commented

    Is no piece of land safe from developers???
    This is a very small plot for such a lot of hard infrastructure, situated above the wetland (more runoff and less natural habitat for all the non-human species to somehow survive), and right on the roundabout and main road creating traffic congestion and unsafe pedestrian access.
    Council says we need to take our ‘fair’ share of people and development to house them but this is just pure madness and utter contempt for what’s left of our now precious natural areas!!!
    Council should be considering the happiness and health of it’s current constituents, the majority of whom are against rampant housing development destroying natural fertile land and causing problems with regards to infrastructure, and discontent within the community.

  13. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Jane Phillips commented

    Please NO.
    The swamp is alive with frogs and water birds this week after the rain,
    despite the water being mud-coloured..... full of the topsoil from the Lakes estate!
    Inspectors need to do a site inspection immediately after several inches of rain before considering any development in that area of Dolphin Point.
    It is a 'valuable' parcel of wetland for filtering runoff from the existing development.
    Putting another development abutting this swamp will 'choke' the wetlands ability to cope.
    In addition, before ANY further development is carried out in Dolphin Point council needs to address the poor state of the road and the lack of safe pedestrian passage along Dolphin Point Road from the Bimbla Ave roundabout down to the stop sign.
    Its a matter of time before a pedestrian is seriously injured on this road, especially with the amount of vehicles that are parked outside the Dolphins Point tourist park during holidays.

  14. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Ruth commented

    I intensely hope this development is not going on the wetland, which I had been led to believe was protected, and was a large reason for purchasing where we did. While the growth is important, it is also essential to quarantine and protect habitat for the flora and fauna. I wonder if the pin on the map is in the wrong place and should be on Wuru near the roundabout?

    What we really need now the population has grown so much here is a decent grocery shop along the lines of the IGA in Mollymook. The current basic one is not adequate, and means a drive into town to do basic shopping. 14 more households plus the recently released 14 blocks in seaside might help the call for better service.

  15. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Carly commented

    Of all places!!? Really?
    That habitat for all our local wildlife is going to be destroyed with ugly UNITS?!?!
    Units? In Dolphin Point?
    The quiet peaceful Dolphin Point that we escape to is going to destroyed by unnecessary overdevelopment with a multi-storey apartment. It’s not right.

  16. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Karen Hawkins commented

    let's keep this area as a wetlands and fauna corridor.We have had enough destruction on the other side at Dolphin Point.More than enough dwelling situated in this area already.Lets not bow down to Money and Greed .

  17. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    caz mackey commented

    Building this here will have a huge impact on wildlife in that corridor. There has already been enough building in these new estates in this area.

  18. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Gayle commented

    We are seeing the results of the rainfall and lack of trees to soak up the rain and watching the damage on the houses being built in the dolphin point development that also use to be the swamp area.
    My kids and the kids of the neighbourhood would walk to bush track and would go tadpoling after the rains, now the water still is on the land but no animals and no trees to soak up the water and we are now seeing flooding on the land.
    The house blocks are flooding and the houses blocks have rivers flowing through them.
    Surely council knows that there is a swamp area and future developments on these properties mean future problems such as increased flooding and incresed litagation and insurances.

  19. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Dr Nicolas Rasmussen commented

    The environmental impact assessment must thoroughly discuss the damage to rare wetland habitat, both in terms of threatened species and fisheries both commercial and recreational. In general construction should not be sited in or near wetlands especially when other sites are available, as they are here.

  20. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Heather Wales commented

    Everywhere along the eastern seaboard swamp area are filled for housing. These are crucial habitat areas for numerous small reptiles invertebrates etc & birds that feed on them wetlands full of life not just a swamp let’s fill it! Please council reconsider this .. the rampant development will spoil what this area stood for .. Shoalhaven council could be known for conservation not just tourism & pro development
    Yours sincerely
    Heather Wales Ulladulla

  21. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Construct 14 multiple...” at Dolphin Point Rd, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Tracy Surace commented

    This is such a shame to have a building/units of this size to be built in this area. Looking at the map it looks like these units are going to be built in what I have always known as the "swamp". There is an abundant amount of wildlife that live there such as ducks, water hens, cranes, frogs, rabbits, lizards and many more. Kangaroos also use this as a drinking hole and many are seen crossing Dolphin Point Road. All this will be destroyed along with their habitat. I presume that there will be a lot of fill bought in to fill the swamp area. All the trees and animal Habitat will be taken away. Where are all the snakes going to go that live there as well? Into residents homes as their habitat is slowly being taken away to. We don't have the infrastructure in Burrill to sustain such growth and I certainly am very upset that our area is slowly turning into the North Coast. Once these types of buildings are built, you can't take it back. In peak holiday season you won't be able to move in this area with traffic congestion. I am greatly concerned on how this will be managed for the Dolphin Point Tourist Park, access to Smithy's Point and also access to the Units. Dolphin Point road will need a major restructure. There will need to be foot paths put in from current path near the intersection of dolphin Point Road all the way past Bonne Troon Close to the round about. This area has many people walking their dogs, children and bike riders along this section and with the increase in traffic it will be a major concern. Pedestrian traffic has already increased in this area and it will only get worse with the major building going on in this surrounding area. When will these types of developments stop being built. Never! Greed, politics, developers and most of all money always win. Such a shame for a beautiful area.

  22. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Change of Use from Doctor's...” at 105 Princes Hwy, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Tracy Surace commented

    Great idea. Good for our area.

  23. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Change of Use from Doctor's...” at 105 Princes Hwy, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Glenda Castle commented

    Fabulous. We are sadly lacking for choice tucked away down here.

  24. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Change of Use from Doctor's...” at 105 Princes Hwy, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Caz Mackey commented

    Wonderful
    Well needed.

  25. In Erowal Bay NSW on “Demolition of Existing...” at 42 Naval Pde, Erowal Bay, NSW:

    Vicki Balaouras commented

    I am surprised to see such a dwelling be proposed and even considered to be built in such a peaceful and beautiful village that is surrounded by native fauna, birds and protected wildlife that roam around the streets as part of the community. Such a dwelling has no place in Erowal Bay and totally object to seeing a unsightly dwelling as I drive thru Naval Parade that does not fit in with the serenity of the community where we feel protected, and safe walking the streets without high traffic. By allowing such a dwelling to be built for personal profit, that would be best suited in a cosmopolitan area such as Huskinsson, If this DA is approved, then what's to say this will be the beginning of what's to come to our village in the near future?

    I've seen what's happened to Hyams Beach in the last 2 years compared to 10 years ago whereby we as locals can't even go for a swim these days at the closest beach due to the increase of tourists and not to mention the traffic congestion and road closures on Jervis Bay road.

  26. In Nowra NSW on “Proposed Demolition of...” at 47 Bridge Rd, Nowra, NSW:

    Julia Burke commented

    Yet another 100 year + piece of Nowra history to be reduced to rubble thanks to an uncaring council more concerned with appeasing developers than it's own rate payers and residents concerned with retaining character buildings.

    What monstrous piece of garbage will be replacing this beautiful weatherboard ?

  27. In Berry Mountain NSW on “Micro-brewery” at 466 Kangaroo Valley Rd, Berry Mountain, NSW:

    Michaela Packer commented

    I strongly object to the proposed development of a brewery on Berry Mountain due to the state of the roads accessing the property and the large imposition this development will have on the surrounding farmland and residents.
    The roads accessing the property, being Kangaroo Valley Road and Tourist Rd, are narrow and winding country roads with no road markings, length and load restrictions and significant and persistent maintenance issues. These conditions will be further exacerbated by visitors unfamiliar with the roads and conditions, and due to the nature of the business, under the influence of alcohol.

    I also object to this development on the grounds that it is completely incongruous to the area, with the surrounding land offering peaceful rural living as well as small scale farming. A development of this nature would cause significant disruption to the surrounding area, disturbing the peaceful rural ambiance of the mountain through the increased traffic, noise, truck access and the impact on local wildlife and the environment.

  28. In Burrill Lake NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 1 Princess Av South, Burrill Lake, NSW:

    Tony Rolfe commented

    As a former owner of Edgewater (1993 - 2004), I want to Express my admiration for this development. This 4-star location deserves a 4-star development.

    Concern for the land immediately in front of the existing log wall is misplaced. This area has been used as a footpath since before we bought the motel and no one had any concern then.

    This development will be the gem in Burrill Lake and I urge Council to approve it.

  29. In Shoalhaven Heads NSW on “Commercial Additions-...” at 40 Shoalhaven Heads Rd, Shoalhaven Heads, NSW:

    Sandy barnes commented

    I object to this DA, for the following reasons. Rubbish collection, Rosella st is only 4m wide it is not wide enough for the truck to come in. The poor maintenance man empty the large bins by hand which is discusting it shows the level of concern for safety this company has especially during the covid-19 pandemic. Flooding, during the floods I sat in horror and watched the only staff member that was around ( the then manager, please note we have not had a manager for months) try and move all the boats and caravans from down the back due to the rapidly rising flood waters. He was not successful and some floated away. I also could not exit the caravan park as the only exit was also flooded, it was quite scary. Noise, as there are people who have brought these permanent homes who are under 50 years old with the homes being so high the noise travels and keeps me awake at night. Car parking, you are only allowed 1 vehicle per site and there are only 4 available car spots in the car park I was told to park on Shoalhaven heads rd. Sometimes it's full and I have to park on Jerry Bailey rd. Fire, when the fires hit the Shoalhaven I was fearful that if the adjacent bushland caught alight we would be in trouble especially as the fire trucks would have trouble accessing this street because of the width of the rd. The two permanent residents on the street are elderly and have lived here for years for them to lose there little homes would be very un Australian of council. So for these reasons and for the safety of new and current residents of the caravan park I strongly oppose this DA.

  30. In Manyana NSW on “New Urban Dwelling” at 162 Sunset Strip, Manyana, NSW:

    Karel Cermak commented

    Sory as far as we are a concern (previous resident of Sunset Strip for 19 years) we have to point out that this development in a subdivision is going on for longer than 30 years. Always somebody is thinking about making big "killing" and make a fortune. There is always one big problem. There is nothing to do than go fishing and swimming atd. Nothing else. majority of those few permanent people are permanent costumers of Centrelink. And they will be regardless of any development. Only the number of Centrelink customers will become much longer. Why? there is no smallest opportunity of employment. Nowra is 45 km to the left from Bendalong Rd, and Mollymook, Uladulla 35 km Obviously public transport 3x a day Kids trip to school takes longer than an hour. Nearest shop at Bendalong or Cunjerong with limited supplyes. Shops are oriented to provide feed for "vaxheads" mostly or for caravanpark and so on. Manyana means exactly what is is a place of nothing happened now, everythink tomorrow. Just leave it as it is!

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