Recent comments on applications from Wyndham City Council, VIC

  1. In Werribee VIC on “Two (2) lot subdivision -...” at 17 Tamarind Crescent Werribee VIC 3030:

    Geoff R commented

    Overcrowding streets and land with more people and vehicles leads to mental and physical health issues, such as Covid19 and other infections, higher crime and damages the existing social fabric.

    Infrastructure like power, water (supply, sewerage, storm water), gas need to be upgraded at a cost to everyone, through higher network charges, regardless of whether they financially benefit from these individual developments like the entity proposing the subdivision.

    People are shattered with the Pandemic and the extra civil construction associated with road widening and the Level Crossing Removal project, which will choke this area of Wyndham once Cherry Street and Old Geelong Road are closed.

  2. In Werribee VIC on “An additional dwelling to...” at 17 Carter Crescent Werribee VIC 3030:

    Danny Hanley commented

    This has to stop. It seems that every house in this area that has access to the backyard can get a permit for a dwelling. This area is a nice area that is starting to get to populated. Has anyone from the council been to this address, you just have to look at the driveway to realise there is no room to get a car through the narrow gap of the current driveway. Also the placement of the planed application behind the letterbox so no one can properly see it isn’t very smart. There are to many dwellings and unit’s in the area that who knows what it will be like in the future.
    So please council no more.

  3. In Werribee VIC on “Use of a dwelling for...” at 21 Quarbing Street Werribee VIC 3030:

    Jane commented

    This alarms me immensely .I would like to object in the strongest of terms
    The size of the street And planning for so many “occupants “,does not bode well would most likely be more than the amount stated for parking
    Surely this would lead to over crowding .And given the crisis we are all facing with Covid being spread mostly in doors due to close contact does alarm me immensely.
    Quarbong is a small And quite narrow street in Places, due to parking at the best of times .Which becomes even more crowded due to the amount of cars visiting that area during school times ,Manorvale, this would make it aN even bigger nightmare and CB potentially a traffic hazard .
    Also this eludes to shift work as most agricultural work is now shift work meaning coming and going at all times Of the day and night . This is a family area why build a short stay hotel like dwelling in a family neighbourhood .
    I have a better idea build it in Werribee south on agricultural land where these people will be working
    Do not the covenants on that land in Werribee south state ,”buildings for farm workers are allowed “.?
    I’m sure the people who live in quarbong street will be objecting to this . This will not only bring the value of their property down but change the whole tone of the neighbourhood. Please do not allow this to go ahead . Come on council do your job you are about raising the image of Werribee not just jamming in homes for profit . Thank you

  4. In Werribee VIC on “Use of a dwelling for...” at 21 Quarbing Street Werribee VIC 3030:

    Paul Rogers commented

    I wish to raise an objection to this proposal. On page 6 of the planning report, it says "This would allow up to 20 farm workers to be accommodated, which is the maximum the premises could accommodate without overcrowding"

    There is insufficient car parking available on site to accommodate 20 occupants. Even though none of the current occupants currently drive a vehicle, this may change in the future as it has in other areas like Cobram where there has been a shift to a drive-in drive-out agricultural workforce.

    There needs to be more car parking spaces before this planning permit gets approved. For instance, the applicant could easily create 5 car parks by putting a crushed rock on the nature strip.

  5. In Truganina VIC on “The use and development of...” at 50 Mainview Boulevard Truganina VIC 3029:

    Pranav Sinha commented

    All of Allura Estate Local Residents were promised a local shopping center, at least this is what we were told while buying land/properties in Allura by Stockland, and now number of Townhouses and dwellings have been proposed to built instead of a proposed shopping center, this is a scathing behavior by Stockland/Woolworths/Current Developer. The traffic around this property will no doubt quadruple the local traffic, and reduction in car park will definitely make things worse.

  6. In Truganina VIC on “The use and development of...” at 50 Mainview Boulevard Truganina VIC 3029:

    Jazeer Nijamudeen commented

    Allura Estate Local Residents request to be thoroughly consulted on the application. The Allura Estate Town Centre was intended to have a much larger shopping centre that is presently anticipated. 100s of Allura Estate Residents are strongly opposed to the reduction of car parking in the area and the reduction of commercial shop space in favour of high density housing or excessive residential development. If the developer consults with local residents and ensuresthat residents concerns are heard, its likely to minimise objections to this application.

  7. In Werribee VIC on “Construction of Three (3)...” at 2 Centenary Crescent Werribee VIC 3030:

    Geoff Ayres commented

    I wholeheartedly agree with the above

  8. In Werribee VIC on “Construction of Three (3)...” at 2 Centenary Crescent Werribee VIC 3030:

    Brian commented

    Here, here!

  9. In Werribee VIC on “Construction of Three (3)...” at 2 Centenary Crescent Werribee VIC 3030:

    Geoff commented

    100% agree with Jane. The neighbours, and the future residents of, these multi-unit developments all suffer reduced amenity, for the short term benefit of one opportunist. Collectively the whole municipality slides downhill.

    The additional rate revenue for the municipality and stampduty and where applicable land tax paid to the State by future owners is quickly dissipated in hare-brained schemes that have no lasting benefit.

    Our CEO and Bureaucrats frequently heard to talk of evidence-based decision making. Wonderful idea, but the evidence is easily to fit any given policy. It would be better termed policy based decision making.

    Rather than live within their means, governments seek out any way to indulge their penchant for spending other peoples money, badly. When they run out just borrow some money to be repaid by future generations.

  10. In Werribee VIC on “Construction of Three (3)...” at 2 Centenary Crescent Werribee VIC 3030:

    Jane commented

    Once again someone else profiteering
    There is so much land available around the whole of Werribee, Wyndham as a whole that there is absolutely no need to build multiple dwellings on a single , Single dwelling site . This site was meant for a single dwelling and all the plans in place to cope with single dwellings with the tight amount of cars . As a result of all these multiple dwellings the roads, schools , child care centres are over full
    It takes twice as long to get from A to B because of the amount of cars on the road .The covenants on this land was originally for a single dwelling with good reason please don’t allow this to go ahead

  11. In Werribee VIC on “Two additional dwellings at...” at 22 Duke Street Werribee VIC 3030:

    Jane commented

    I really feel that really the people in that area do take pride in their properties and we do just not need any more soulless style units with plastic grass and yuccas please
    The style of those houses In this area are becoming to be more appreciated as mid century modern. Also we do not need any more multiple dwellings on a single block because ultimately that’s what this town now city was meant to have
    Our roads are full as are our schools and our council cannot keep up with what we have now let alone more multiple dwellings bringing more people
    Also there is so much land in this area without subdivision I could understand if there were no land but there is

  12. In Werribee VIC on “Two additional dwellings at...” at 22 Duke Street Werribee VIC 3030:

    Geoff commented

    The 1960's and 70's free-standing house and garden properties are becoming recognised for their historical significance. They will only be more appreciated as time goes on.

    Victorian terrace houses in inner Melbourne are a testimony to that. I was taught a child that terrace was a by-word for slum. Look at how much people appreciate Australian made cars of that era.

    But new and old side by side is visually jarring. What is "swanky" and chic today dates very quickly and within 20 years alread looks tired and kitsch, a lose-lose proposition.

    These high density subdivisions infecting our suburb over past 20 years quickly become slums as there is neither economy of scale to make proper maintenance affordable and neat. Tidy individuals tend to "give up" on keeping their exterior neat, amongst the squalor of unemptied letter boxes, discarded household goods, excess vehicles parked on nature strips which is outside their ability to control, ("How dare you touch my junk") so those that are able will move on as soon as they are able.

    Leads to a lowest common denominator effect, and downward spiral.

    Healthy communities are not readily established or maintained in high density environments.

    Most council bureaucrats have no commitment to the area, and a large proportion do not live here.

    We call on Wyndham Councillors, to defend our city from greed and officially-sanctioned vandalism and vote down these blight-inflicting high density developments in remnant low density areas.

  13. In Werribee VIC on “Two additional dwellings at...” at 22 Duke Street Werribee VIC 3030:

    Dee commented

    We do need modern homes since we live in modern times Yes, BUT we DO NOT need congested suburbs. Why? There's plenty of land elsewhere. Go ahead and knock off and rebuild or RENOVATE to keep abreast of modern look. No need to cut down plots with gardens, squeeze in lots of small units, it doesn't make sense for a well-being perspective. Council please don't allow anymore units. It's unfair. Make money on new land, build as you wish there. WHY build on established suburbs and attract rentals where most tenants don't care about the house. Look we take pride in our homes, our neighborhood and amenities. Stop reducing the plots it takes away alot from the neighbourhood and introduces unwanted issues like congestion, loss of privacy, loss of backyard space essential for well being. Perfect example is right now. During covid times we have had to stay home, neighbours and I have enjoyed our back yard. The kids have somewhere to run around. We can do things outside and feel merry. Council, don't please don't introduce any more units. It's really unfair. Sure, renovate but don't subdivide

  14. In Werribee VIC on “Two additional dwellings at...” at 22 Duke Street Werribee VIC 3030:

    Jerry Fuschiani commented

    Looks like a reasonable proposal. A lot of complaints so far about it but it will make this hood nice and swanky. Lots of aging facades everywhere.

  15. In Werribee VIC on “Two additional dwellings at...” at 22 Duke Street Werribee VIC 3030:

    Morris Harrould commented

    I have no issue with this proposal.
    Street has more than ample parking and there is onsite parking as well.

    The existing home is staying which is good too.

    We need more modern homes in this area for people who dont want the 1960-70's home which are in abundance.

  16. In Werribee VIC on “Construction of two...” at 5 Avocet Court Werribee VIC 3030:

    Dee commented

    Dear Wyndham City Council, please don't allow any more units. Granted, you need money and will get it via rates, but please don't do it at the expense of people's lively hood. No more units. Small units are ugly and not fun to live in. It causes tension between residents and we don't need congested suburbs. There is plenty of land (new land) to build on.
    Please, enough of sardine type of living. I don't want to move I have spent most my life as others in the area. I chose my home because of the land I don't want a ghetto type neighbourhood. There is no need..

  17. In Werribee VIC on “Development of three (3)...” at 34 Wedge Street South Werribee VIC 3030:

    Oliver commented

    This is a Carter estate cottage design, and although it may not be in the heritage overlay, it would be a real detriment to the surrounding area if it were demolished. The architecture of other new townhouses in the area are unremarkable at best. It further contributes to the dumbing-down of a pretty neighbourhood.

    Also, three dwellings is surely one too many on a plot this size.

  18. In Werribee VIC on “Construction of Four (4)...” at 28 Tarneit Road Werribee VIC 3030:

    Jimmy commented
    those responsible for the genocide of the australian backyard are motivated by greed that blinds them from any appreciation of just how much importance the backyard contributed in making this country a great place to live.
    Cast your votes wisely it's obvious we are being governed by those that don't hold the spirit of what it is to be an Australian as priority one!
    Look forward to listening to multiple water tank pumps buzzing away and all the other issues created by the self proclaimed planning master's, get up early for your one hour trip to laverton
    It's a social and environmental disaster in the making! That we are 30 years into!

  19. In Werribee VIC on “Construction of Four (4)...” at 28 Tarneit Road Werribee VIC 3030:

    Concerned resident commented

    Second the comments above. This beautiful part of Werribee is quickly becoming a ghetto with subdivisions being furiously approved left, right and centre by the Council without regard for congestion.

  20. In Werribee VIC on “Construction of Four (4)...” at 28 Tarneit Road Werribee VIC 3030:

    Dee commented

    Wyndham city council, please no more units .. Please. Just consider the congestion, the impact on nearby residents lively hood, we can't have neighbors literally in our backyards, packed so close like sardines. It's just insane. Please no more units. There is still plenty of land where houses can be built.. This already a developed area, please don't congest it. Please.

  21. In Werribee VIC on “Construction of Four (4)...” at 28 Tarneit Road Werribee VIC 3030:

    Jane commented

    I’m so disappointed that you would you even consider this
    Are are full you only have to try and get through the traffic that’s at least another 16 cars on the road which is continuously gridlocked during peak hour traffic and school times
    Our schools are full yet here we are again considering putting 4 dwellings on a plot meant for one
    Please don’t allow this
    There is ample land for sale around to build on lots of new estates that are around here without cramming four dwellings into a plot of land meant for one and with roads and schools built to accomodate one family

  22. In Werribee VIC on “Buildings and Works...” at 49 Stewart Drive Werribee VIC 3030:

    PAUL ROGERS commented

    I would like to make an objection based on neighbourhood character grounds. I often go for walks along the werribee river and appreciate the low density nature of housing in this section of the werribee river area where the development is proposed.

    I am concerned that there is not enough room on the kerb-side for a red rubbish bin and a blue recycle bin for each of the 34 proposed dwellings. The developer may have to come up with an alternative option to using the council's rubbish collection service and organize a waste management service.

    I object to the reduction in the number of visitor car parks. the nearest bus stop is 900m away on foot, so this is not close enough to justify a reduction in the number of visitor car parks.

  23. In Werribee VIC on “Buildings and Works...” at 49 Stewart Drive Werribee VIC 3030:

    Geoff Ayres commented

    This proposal is far too large for what has always been a very quiet area.
    The impact on local amenity would be huge.
    Local residents have great difficulty accessing Shaws Road during busy times as it is. The increase in traffic movement alone would increase an already big problem.
    We do not need more vehicle movement through this area than we currently have.

  24. In Werribee VIC on “Buildings and Works...” at 49 Stewart Drive Werribee VIC 3030:

    Mia Williams commented

    This is too many units for the street and amenity of this area. It is currently single houses on large residential blocks, there are no similar developments in the area and it would be a completely overwhelm the area and streetscape. Also the additional traffic in a dead end street would be excessive.

    This application is excessive and unit numbers should be limited and be no higher than 2 stories.

  25. In Werribee VIC on “Use of a dwelling for...” at 21 Quarbing Street Werribee VIC 3030:

    Geoff commented

    This could be like putting a short stay hotel in a residential area but with inferior conditions such as shared bathrooms, kitchen/meals area, by people who do not normally live as a family

    How is potential overcrowding to be regulated? Who is responsible for this?

    What are Covid 19 community transmission implications in an area where many older more vulnerable people live?

  26. In Werribee VIC on “Construction of two single...” at 30 Shoalhaven Street Werribee VIC 3030:

    Ms Smith commented

    Please no more Multisite dwellings
    Have you tried to get around Werribee during peak time
    More dwellings on one site = less road space on the roads that you haven’t built enough of nor maintain . Do you have money in the kitty to keep widening do we as residents have to keep paying high rates just because some one is greedy
    If you don’t live in Werribee I feel you can not comprehend how long it takes to get in or out of for work
    Not to mention schools , hospitals especially maternity services that are over stretched now and more importantly you are pricing houses out of reach for first home buyers
    It’s just greed to build two houses on a one house plot of land
    The covenants were there for a reason look around us , land a plenty
    The whole idea of spacing houses out is quality of life and space to breathe
    We do not need any more high density housing in this area
    Please NO

  27. In Werribee VIC on “Two additional dwellings at...” at 22 Duke Street Werribee VIC 3030:

    Jeremy commented

    I personally don't see much of an issue with the subdivision. The reality is more people are moving into Wyndham and the urban sprawl is getting very much further yet the blocks close to the city are underutilised.

    This will also split rates across more ratepayers which hopefully will cap the upside a bit.

  28. In Werribee VIC on “Construction of 8 Dwellings” at 17 Sinns Avenue Werribee VIC 3030:

    Wanda Launikonis commented

    8 units sounds like a tight squeeze, I would have thought no more than three would work on this site, poor neighbours. Where will all the cars fit. I hope the council will think seriously about how this affects the existing quiet neighbourhood .

  29. In Werribee VIC on “Two additional dwellings at...” at 22 Duke Street Werribee VIC 3030:

    Jane commented

    I feel that yet another sub division where there’s is enough exisiting land for sale
    On top Of that The narrowness of the street at least two cars per extra dwelling leading to further congestion on already stretched services in this area let alone road congestion
    Council need at to enforce The covenants if this area no more sub division please
    Our schools are full our roads yet our rates are high
    We are barely keeping up with traffic flow into the freeway now
    Those extra exits at Snedes Rd and Dunnings road will be a waste of time

  30. In Werribee VIC on “Two additional dwellings at...” at 22 Duke Street Werribee VIC 3030:

    Geoff commented

    Duke St is a narrow street, and 2 additional dwellings will on average attract 4 cars from residents plus visitor cars.

    This increases congestion and contention for parking by visitors and second cars of existing single dwelling residents in the street and access by emergency vehicles, especially fire trucks.

    More residents leads to proportional increase in fires.

    Council should introduce and enforce a resident parking scheme and absent that decline multiple unit subdivision in residential areas.

    It is an established issue that pandemics like Covid 19 are worse in high density population areas.

    Existing sewerage, water gas, power utilities are expensive to upgrade to increase capacity and the costs are borne by all network users, not just the people subdividing and developing their properties to the detriment of the social fabric that holds this part of Werribee together.

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