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  1. In Milperra NSW on “Construction and extension...” at 56 Prescott Parade, Milperra NSW 2214:

    C Fardell commented

    This month, February 2020 the George’s River and local creeks once again flooded areas on both sides of the river. Man has not been able to prevent these natural disasters from occurring in Milperra where there are also the ponds in Newland Ave and Kelso Park, George’s Hall, Chipping Norton, East Hills, Panania, Picnic PointHolsworthy etc. Milperra and Newbridge Roads, Henry Lawson Drive, Raleigh Rd etc and the bridges were all closed to traffic.
    Flood mitigation needs huge improvements and the scheme needs to be proved over many years before it is considered a success. The residents of this area rate previous attempts as failures.
    Allowing the proposed extension of Keys Parade to enable development on the flood prone land in Milperra, will have a catastrophic impact on the safety of residents, motorists and SES rescuers in the near future.
    As stated in the media, this month’s flooding was more severe than that of the late eighties. Evacuation orders were sent to hundreds of people in streets which flooded as a result of the elevated new Flower Power site. People were terrified for the safety of their family and friends. I believe this was a one in twenty flood but next time it could be even worse.
    A drive around the impacted suburbs shows the degree of destruction of property, boats, cars, buildings and personal belongings. Rubbish is piled up outside houses. Debris and junk clings to the high wire fences eg along the golf course in George’s Hall. Trees have been uprooted. Mud has inundated houses and garages when the river reached about 5 metres in the early hours of the Monday morning 10/02/2020. Schools were closed, residents unable to exit or enter except by M5 or Bullecourt Ave. Residents are still unable to get repairs dealt with by insurance companies to get their homes back to normal.
    Unfortunately the land known as Keys Parade is not suitable for elevation and use as a main entrance and exit to the proposed development of any of the land formerly known as Riverlands Golf Course or 56 Prescott Ave Milperra. The proposed changes will cause traffic to bank up all along Henry Lawson and other secondary roads and cause anger and frustration to drivers. Residents exiting Raleigh Rd will find it impossible to exit onto Henry Lawson Drive safely.
    The locals need to be listened to NOW as they have experienced the impact of floods, traffic congestion and volume of traffic increases in this area.
    Traffic congestion has increased on Henry Lawson Drive due to the M5 and Flower Power. Heavy transport is a problem as shown by a severe accident that occurred recently. Residents are delayed when accessing Henry Lawson Drive now. The proposed road improvements will attract more traffic to our area and impact on the safety of residents.

  2. In Craigieburn VIC on “Use and development of a...” at 65 Amaroo Rd Craigieburn VIC 3064:

    Rob Muscat commented

    I strongly oppose this application, the proposed site is way to close to residential homes. I live in the estate opposite Bunnings and on the weekends I can smell their sausages cooking with a east wind. With this in mind I find it deeply disturbing that such a plant could be producing toxic and smelly exhaust fumes, which can spread all across Craigieburn. The other factor that needs to be considered is an accidental fire of the materials, which would be disastrous. I hope common sense applies with this application, there are plenty of options a lot further away.

  3. In Pearcedale VIC on “Development of 3 shipping...” at 1881 Dandenong-Hastings Road Pearcedale VIC 3912:

    Stuart Zurrer commented

    Hi, I recently became a tenant st this property and am using two of the containers for storage. I understand they have been there for a long time and I know they can't be seen by neighbours or from the road. I'd really appreciate if they could remain where they are.

    The previous tenant had three extra containers that are now gone. It is possible these could have been seen by a neighbour.

    Thanks, Stuart

  4. In Milperra NSW on “Construction and extension...” at 56 Prescott Parade, Milperra NSW 2214:

    Chris Dewhurst commented

    We are all seriously concerned about the impact this development will have on the local community. The risk to public safety was clearly on display when flooding occurred only a week ago. This development will our not only place new residents lives at risk, but also existing families. Additional hard surfaces will only intensify future floods, and increased local population will make escape and evacuation even more fraught. Please do not go ahead with this. Thank you.

  5. In Bondi Beach NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 156 Glenayr Avenue Bondi Beach NSW 2026:

    Ed Jarvis commented

    In fairness the new plans are an improvement on the old. Although there are still some quite striking concerns.
    1) No parking spaces have been provided. If the site was an exisiting apartment block without parking then it would be fair and reasonable to again have no parking. As it’s a commercial site being developed purely for profit, adding more car traffic to the neighbourhood without adequate parking isn’t fair or acceptable. Car spaces for a percentage of the new residents should be provided in my opinion.
    2) Blocky and square appearance.
    The top floor should be set back further to reduce this overbearing building design. I thought all new builds in Bondi had to do this.
    3) A comment left in this forum appears to be someone connected to the developer. A thinly veiled attempt at being impartial. His criticism of the people of this neighbourhood is borderline intimidating. Talking about people’s education etc. I consider this a great concern from someone proposing an 18 month build on our doorstep.

  6. In Bronte NSW on “Remove one (1) Banksia...” at 9 Tipper Avenue Bronte NSW 2024:

    Victor Czereba commented

    Being an owner residing in the building 5-7 tipper ave i am alarmed at the rapid deterioration of the concrete stairway and it's adjacent brick wall clearly being forced by the tree in question.The brick wall has bowed like a banana and the stairway is cracking at a rate that would warrant it a life threatening hazard if left as is. I would urge the council to act on this matter asap, better now than later in the coroner's court.

  7. In Eastwood NSW on “To commence and now use...” at 3 Rutledge St Eastwood NSW 2122:

    Barbara Buining commented

    I hope this will not infringe on the free council car park which has the best disabled level access to the Eatwood Centre supermarkets.

  8. In Mile End SA on “Demolition of existing...” at 4/6 Ebor Avenue, Mile End SA 5031:

    Raffaela Del Vecchio commented

    I object to the proposed multi-storey development. This development would change the character of surrounding area as well as impacting on the environment of neighbouring houses. The height of the development and number of dwellings within it really is out of character for a residential corner site. The design is not congruent with the character of the area and what we will have is high density population on a very small space with negative impact on the area.

  9. In South Yarra VIC on “No change of use, but...” at 426-428 Punt Road, South Yarra VIC 3141:

    Karen commented

    What's the purpose of the re-construction of 426-428 punt road SY? Any estimated completion date?

  10. In Wisemans Ferry NSW on “Alterations to the Existing...” at 5564 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry NSW 2775:

    Dawnmarie Brennan commented

    I have lived in this valley for 17 years and yes Wisemans has been a sleepy little town for tourists to come and enjoy. But I have lived with crossing the ferries with concerts and festivals with thousands upon thousands of people crossing them to get to Del Rio which was hours to get home after a long day at work. I have not asked Del Rio to stop. They have so many people visit their big Caravan/cabins park every weekend lots of vistors, its part of the valley. Even they have upgraded to expand with the times. I believe that Wisemans Retreat is doing this as well, just coming down the mountain you can see all the new sub divisions being built Wisemans will not be sleepy with all that happening. This new proposal will do so much for the townships business, they need this. Work will be available for locals so we do not have to travel away from the valley. Is it not far better to have owners interested in the valley people, the businesses in the area and involve us rather than off shore (as it is now) people owing it who don't even know the staff never mind anyone in the community.The staff are 100% behind this and know how good this is for business and for them. Right now the retreat is tired and old and needs some love to make it a better place for visitors. This in no way is a monstrosity it will use the land that is here already in a much better way, right now it is just grass and tennis court, it changes nothing outside of the retreat but inside makes it fabulous for guests to have such a unique place to visit. We live in an outstanding beautiful area and why wouldn't we want to showcase it!!! I love Wisemans Ferry and I feel this is such a fantastic opportunity to make the Retreat and Wisemans Ferry a destinations place to visit for all people around the world. I would be so proud for that to happen. So I say lets get started because we need this in our Little Town

  11. In Craigieburn VIC on “Use and development of a...” at 65 Amaroo Rd Craigieburn VIC 3064:

    kerryn galea commented

    Residents who live in Craigieburn do not want this waste facility. I live very close to the proposed site and do not want my my health to suffer because of this plant. There has been no discussions or notifications to residents who will be affected by this proposed plant. We do not want our air polluted by the toxic waste that will be emitted by the burning of the waste. It should not be built in a residential area. Full Stop!!!! I will not be staying in Craigieburn if this plant goes ahead. DO NOT BUILD THIS TOXIC WASTE INCINERATOR....

  12. In Bronte NSW on “Remove one (1) Banksia...” at 9 Tipper Avenue Bronte NSW 2024:

    Rhonda McCarthy commented

    Dear Councillors

    This Banksia is causing damage to the retaining wall and could also cause damage to our water supply as the pipe runs near the wall.

    The owners of No.9 have said they will plant another suitable tree.

    Trees are meant to add beauty not damage their surrounds.

    Rhonda McCarthy

  13. In Willunga SA on “Two storey dwelling with...” at 3/19 Jacobs Drive, Willunga SA 5172:

    Martyn England commented

    I object to the construction of a two story dwelling at 3/19 Jacobs Drive.

    The majority of dwellings in Willunga have been designed and constructed to respect the historical and more traditional concept of a residential dwelling, being a large block of land with a single dwelling and more than adequate yard to landscape. This has achieved a degree of diversity yet gives an overall balance of consistency and likeness.

    Over recent years the Council has taken steps to further enhance the historical and township values of Willunga recognising that this is a unique character worthy of preservation in these times. One only has to take a drive or stroll down the High St to see the post and rail fencing, the character street furniture and landscaping that has been added to confirm the village type persona that is Willunga.

    Over the last 26 years I have seen the township grow. This has been largely achieved through infill within the existing town boundary. This development has been respectful of the adjoining rural land interface and the existing housing within the township. The infill with new dwellings has been relatively unobtrusive and has been achieved without significant impact on the general township character and its relationship with the surrounding rural setting. I don't believe a two storey dwelling in the proposed location is consistent with the desired and sought after character of Willunga township as expressed by the community in the recent planning consultations.

  14. In Burleigh Heads QLD on “Material Change of Use...” at 7 Awoonga Avenue, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220:

    Monica Thurlow commented

    I absolutley object to this application. The height limit is too severe for the surrounding buildings, obstructing daylight and views. All other developments were only allowed 3 stories this is detrimental to the suburb and its natural beauty. This would impact the long standing residents of the area, 4x families on one house block to close proximity to the boundaries overcrowding our beautiful prestige area. Greed is over shadowing family and natural importance of this suburb the very reason we reside here. I would be directly behind this monstrosity and feel it would impact my dail life and that of my immediate neighbors.

  15. In Burleigh Heads QLD on “Material Change of Use...” at 7 Awoonga Avenue, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220:

    Monica Thurlow commented

    I absolutley object to this application. The height limit is too severe for the surrounding buildings, obstructing daylight and views. All other developments were only allowed 3 stories this is detrimental to the suburb and its natural beauty. This would impact the long standing residents of the area, 4x families on one house block to close proximity to the boundaries overcrowding our beautiful prestige area. Greed is over shadowing family and natural importance of this suburb the very reason we reside here. I would be directly behind this monstrosity and feel it would impact my daily life and that of my immediate neighbors.

  16. In Beaumaris VIC on “VPO3 - Removal x 2 VPO3 -...” at 17 Hume Street Beaumaris VIC 3193:

    Elouise commented

    When you buy a property in a VPO3 area you need to respect the VPO3 rules. Simply removing native vegetation to build a property is not a good enough excuse. Either build around the trees or sell the land.....

  17. In Bundeena NSW on “Conversion of existing...” at 16 Liverpool Street Bundeena NSW 2230:

    John S commented

    Hello

    There seems to be an issue with Parking at this short term rental property. There are often so many cars there they block both sides of the road, obstructing views of oncoming traffic and turning this busy corner into one lane. Could the owner provide more parking inside the property perhaps?

  18. In Sorrento VIC on “The development of a...” at 808 Melbourne Road Sorrento VIC 3943:

    John Atchison commented

    This residence has been by stripping the block and building an inappropriate building not in keeping with the coastal village style.
    The large front fence further deteriorates the appearance.

    The applicant should be made to re-vegetate the street reserve in accordance with Council's policy to screen the dwelling.
    If a permit has not been issued for the front fence it should be removed.

  19. In Carlingford NSW on “Development Application -...” at 19 Post Office Street Carlingford NSW 2118:

    Karen Andrews commented

    Given the increase in traffic to already busy roads please review and amend Jenkins Rd southbound between Moseley St & Pennant Hills Rd to be no parking from 6am.

  20. In Carlingford NSW on “Development Application -...” at 19 Post Office Street Carlingford NSW 2118:

    Graeme Williams commented

    I object to this variation of an already submitted/approved DA. Time after time I see this happening. We should all be looking to put our electricity cables underground just look at the chaos that has occurred as a result of recent storm activity in the area. If we don’t start mandating this with new developments it will never eventuate as a norm in our community. DA was approved/submitted in accordance with this condition and should stay that way. Purely a cost saving tactic by the developer and Council should be a wake up to this.

  21. In Beaumaris VIC on “VPO3 - Removal x 2 VPO3 -...” at 17 Hume Street Beaumaris VIC 3193:

    Titia commented

    There is no exception within the realms of the VPO3 overlay that ANY vegetation be removed unless deemed dead or excessively dangerous due to disease. That is why when you buy within the VPO that you undertake a guardian like role of the vegetation. The. End.

  22. In Craigieburn VIC on “Use and development of a...” at 65 Amaroo Rd Craigieburn VIC 3064:

    Christine commented

    Dear council

    I wish to register a complaint against proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility”.
    This is toxic for our environment and our health.
    WE DO NOT CONSENT TO THIS BEING APPROVED.

    I am completely shocked to hear that this proposal would even be a consideration by the Hume council. Please DO NOT go ahead with this project. I can see Bunnings from my home. My family Love the outdoors and we are always outside in the yard, to think we will be living right near this facility really concerns me. We definitely will not stay in Craigieburn if this goes ahead.

    Burning waste may create energy as a byproduct but it also creates huge levels of emissions and toxins, spilling into our atmosphere. This will be the air that we all breathe and I object to this unnecessary pollution so close to our homes.

    I also just like to add I am also really concerned about the lack of community consultation surrounding this issue. I suspect no one in Craigieburn would agree to this being built here so close to their home, maybe the reason.

    I believe that ENRGX PTY LTD is proposing this plant for pure profit at the cost of our community health, lifestyle and environment, I wish to register my strong objection to this application.

    PLEASE do not go ahead with this toxic incinerator proposal PLEASE DON’T DO IT.

    Christine

  23. In Bronte NSW on “Remove one (1) Banksia...” at 9 Tipper Avenue Bronte NSW 2024:

    Judy Brewer commented

    As an owner in Tipper Ave I support the removal of this tree which is clearly doing structural damage to the adjacent area and building. It should never have been planted in such an unsuitable and potentially dangerous place. Please Waverley Council remove this tree before further problems occur. Thank you in anticipation.

  24. In Willunga SA on “Two storey dwelling with...” at 3/19 Jacobs Drive, Willunga SA 5172:

    Prue Gobbett commented

    As a resident close to this development I would like to oppose the proposal for a two storey house being built. Willunga is a semi rural historic town and in keeping with the surrounding area only single storey houses should be built. The impact of this on neighbours properties will be huge as privacy will be lost and the visual impact in our area will be greatly affected. The blocks in this development are already a generous size by today's standards and the homes adjacent to this proposed development are also built on larger blocks - having space was what attracted us to build in Willunga 27 years ago. A number of years ago the Council saw fit not to go ahead with a number of proposed 2 storey residences in nearby Norman Lane. I trust the Council will continue to be sympathetic to the heritage of Willunga.

  25. In Bronte NSW on “Remove one (1) Banksia...” at 9 Tipper Avenue Bronte NSW 2024:

    Barb O’Brien commented

    I am an owner at 5-7 Tipper Av and confirm that this tree is causing considerable damage to the retaining brick wall, hand rail and fence and is likely to damage the water supply pipes for our building which is located very close to this tree.While I do not like removing trees we have no option in this case.This tree needs to be removed asap and replaced with something more appropriate.Appreciate Waverly Council taking immediate action to remove this tree.Thank you

  26. In Bronte NSW on “Remove one (1) Banksia...” at 9 Tipper Avenue Bronte NSW 2024:

    Nicholas Mcvay commented

    I am an owner of an apartment in the adjacent building .This tree was planted by a previous owner ten years ago with no thought given to its location and the potential damage it could do to the surrounding property.It has now caused considerable damage to the boundary wall of 9 Tipper ave and the entry and walkway of number 7 Tipper ave .The tree needs to be removed asap before somebody is injured by the collapsing wall .I suggest the tree is replaced with something more suited to the location.

  27. In Terrigal NSW on “Section 96 Amendment -...” at 15 Kurrawyba Avenue, Terrigal NSW 2260:

    Christine Wallace commented

    I concur with the above and agree that a building of this magnitude is not in keeping with the current landscape of the area.
    Parking is a night mare
    tourists are disrespectful to those who live in Terrigal and there is drunken parties in the car park every Friday and Saturday night.
    The intersection where this development is being proposed is dangerous as trucks and cars do not enter the round about correctly and drive straight over the top, nor do they stop for pedestrians.
    A building of this magnitude would mean increased traffic in an already poorly managed area and the possibility of more traffic lights.
    I would not support this development as there are many vacant shops in the area as it is, rents are exorbitant and the areas is being outpriced for the locals who live there.
    Traffic flow is poor through the CBD of Terrigal and many more cars will be forced up and down Wilson Rd which is becoming very dangerous and extremely noisy
    Local residents are finding it difficult to park close to the main street forcing them out of the area or encouraging them to drive to Erina where parking is easier and close to amenities

  28. In Palm Beach QLD on “Material Change of Use Code...” at 2 Mawarra Street, Palm Beach QLD 4221:

    Ben Rowles commented

    I strongly object to this Development. The design is too bulky and doesn’t fit into the AMENITY of the area.
    The Density is Unacceptable. Council Planning must angers to the 1 bedroom per 50m2 for this area. Follow the City Plan Guidelines. Why do we have a City Plan, just to be complete ignored by Developers and by Council!
    The amount of car spaces is also inadequate. 10 Visitors parking for 80 Units. This is inadequate. 108 Car Spaces for 80 units. There should be a minimum of 160 car spaces. The area is already clogged with cars parked on the street. The Palm Beach Ave M1 On Ramp can not cope at the moment with the cars. Introducing these massive high density high rises will only add further strain to the ONLY M1 ON RAMP PALM BEACH RESIDENTS HAVE.
    We need deep planting and more communal open green space.
    Cr Cameron Caldwell has assured Palm Beach residents that Developers could no longer use the LIGHT RAIL as an excuse to build developments that were drastically outside City Plan Guidelines in Density and Setback.
    Therefore I STRONGLY OBJECT TO THIS DEVELOPMENT.
    WE WILL HAVE OUR SAY AND VOTE MAYOR TATE OUT ON ELECTION DAY MARCH 28 2020.

  29. In Craigieburn VIC on “Use and development of a...” at 65 Amaroo Rd Craigieburn VIC 3064:

    Corey chiml commented

    I strongly oppose this application for the waste facility at 65 Amaroo road, Craigieburn. It will create harmful and toxic emissions that should not be allowed so close to Craigieburn.

  30. In Bronte NSW on “Remove one (1) Banksia...” at 9 Tipper Avenue Bronte NSW 2024:

    Marion Burgess commented

    As an owner of a unit in the adjacent property, 5-7 Tipper Ave, I strongly support the request to remove this tree.
    The tree was clearly inappropriate for the place it has been planted years ago. Being so close to the boundary, the growth of the tree has led to significant damage to the retaining brick wall and fence and to the adjacent pathway in our property. This damage on our property is particularly noticeable since the dry period followed by heavy rain and strong winds. Cracks have appeared in our walkway and the bending in the brickwork means that our handrail is now effectively supporting the brick wall. This handrail has not been designed to provide this support and will eventually give way causing greater damage. it is also relevant that the water supply pipes for our building are in the area where the cracks are appearing and any future movement will increase the risk of damage to our water supply

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