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  1. In Peats Ridge NSW on “DESIGNATED/INTEGRATED...” at 1411 Peats Ridge Road, Peats Ridge NSW 2250:

    Suzanne Fletcher commented

    I visit and stay with my friends on the mountain and they have 2 chicken farms in sight of their property.The smell from from airbourne dust being airborne pollutants is unbearable and we are often forced to go indoors. There are neighbours who are seriously ill due to the chicken dust and they have medical certificates to support their claim. I strongly object to this intensive industrial sizeed poultry growing facility. The number of trucks that will be generated is too awful to contemplate. I come up from Sydney and the number of trucks now make the road unnerving and dangerous.

  2. In Peats Ridge NSW on “DESIGNATED/INTEGRATED...” at 1411 Peats Ridge Road, Peats Ridge NSW 2250:

    Chrissi Nicholas commented

    I can't believe there's another massive development in the pipeline. This time the applicant has anticipated the obvious objections and drummed up friends and associates to support them. So apparently more stench, dust and massive speeding trucks is what we can expect. So often when driving past Peats Ridge School the stench is disgusting. One wonders hoe the poor children and teachers cope with it. People at the nearest receptors have proven respiratory illnesses directly caused by poultry dust.
    This self regulated industry is out of control.

  3. In Ermington NSW on “Development Application -...” at 18 Watson Street Ermington NSW 2115:

    Gabrielle Falk commented

    The owners/builders - now have a shipment of some sort of tiling??? product for this development This pallet / or two is siting on Watson Street; and I do not believe that this is legally acceptable - Parramatta Council will be SOOOO notified tomorrow. This shipment of tiles? Being left on a sububan street - nah. Is this not 'illlegal' regarding building materials left on a suburban street???Thus. It is taking up parking space - NOT THAT THERE IS ANY PARKING SPACE LEFT IN OUR LITTLE STREET DUE TO ALL THE SUB-CONTRACTORS COMING IN AND OUT. AND LARGE DELIVERY TRUCKS/SEMIS ETC. RIDICULOUS. And to add - these men working on no 18 Watson Street - are so noisy - calling out and yelling to each other. They have NO regard for people in the street (which used to be such a haven - not now that Watson St has such a shit building in the street) - QUESTION Parramatta Council's nod to this development - nothing like it before, and it has changed the whole street-scape - to UGLY. Council's approval has boxed in no 16 - totally and it is so questionable - as to why this building at no 18 has had concil's 'approval'. Many questions have been and are still being asked among the residents. WHY WHY WHY WHY

  4. In St Leonards NSW on “Rezoning Review of North...” at 601 Pacific Highway St Leonards:

    David C commented

    I'm not opposed to expansion and development as it goods for the city and much needed but it needs to be sustainable.

    The amount of development of high rise appartments in St Leonards and the pacific highway corridor down to North Sydney is currently saturated and I have so far not seen any proposals on building out the infrastructure to support this.

    Yes, Crows Nest station is being build out but the train system will not be able to cope with this expansion + the increased traffic flowing from the hills on these lines. On top of this I don't see any new schools being built, or re-developed, to support the increase in population in these areas.

    I also feel that neither Lane Cove and North Sydney councils have shown enough consideration or due diligence in these expansion plans and therefore I feel that all future planning proposals for appartments of over 10 floors in these areas councils should go to the Sydney council for approval and to verify that this growth is sustainable for the infrastructure around it.

  5. In Diamond Creek VIC on “Use of the land for a micro...” at 25 Station Street, Diamond Creek VIC 3089:

    Janelle Smith commented

    I support this proposal. It will be a fantastic addition to the street, lifting the profile of the area and Diamond Creek as a whole. There’s nothing like this anywhere in the Diamond Valley or nearby suburbs. It will be fantastic.

  6. In Warradale SA on “Three tow storey row dwellings” at 19 Gardiner Av Warradale:

    Johanna den Dekker commented

    Also Ferna. On the corner of Lascelles and Struan Ave they have asked for approval for three units !!!
    How can we keep protesting.? I am of the older generation where it probably won't affect me too much as I won't be around. I just look out the window and catch glimpses of the blue sky with clouds and a bit of the sunset at times and feel good. Anyone involved in the mental health care will tell you to appreciate those moments. I am just concerned about our children and grandchildren who will not be able to have those breathing moments

  7. In Revesby NSW on “Demolition of Existing...” at 89 Mackenzie Street Revesby NSW 2212:

    EMIL MIHALJEVIC commented

    I am writing in regards to the construction of 89 Mackenzie Revesby
    On behalf of the owners and residents of 1 and 1D Langdale avenue Revesby which is located to the right side of 89 Mackenzie St.

    Collectively we have major concerns, primarily regarding 2 full length windows approximately 1800mm in hight which are located to the back of the new development on the right side, 2nd floor (presumably master bedroom). They eliminate any type of privacy for both residencies, including pool area for 1 Langdale avenue, alfresco area and backyard for 1D Langdale avenue and all 4 rear bedrooms of 1 and 1D Langdale avenue.

    As a secondary concern there are two full length roughly 1800mm in hight, right side 2nd floor, (presumably bathroom) windows. However looking over the plans we have come to the conclusion that they may have frosted glass in which case this is ok, but we are not happy that they will be able to be opened because this again defeats the purpose of having frosted glass and privacy is compromised.

    All other windows on the right side, top floor, (3 in total) are longer in width, and shorter in hight, and placed towards the top of the ceiling (starting roughly at 1800mm from the floor) and we are happy with these windows because in our opinion they do not ruin our privacy AS MUCH as the full length windows. However we would be even more grateful if these windows were to have frosted glass as well.

    In conclusion, please review and consider making all the windows from the right side facing 1 and 1D Langdale avenue the same as the 3 shorter window we approve of. The current plan as it stands completely eradicates our privacy and will be uncomfortable for not only us but the new residents of 89 Mackenzie street because our bedrooms will be looking straight into each other.
    In the best interest of both parties please consider this application as a serious one.

    Thank you in advance

  8. In St Leonards NSW on “Rezoning Review of North...” at 601 Pacific Highway St Leonards:

    Rosemary Than-Aye commented

    Think its time to slow development in St Leonards the Chinese developers think only of how much money they can make and an increase from 49m to 212m is really excessive. Whilst development can be good but not at the expense of quality of life, sunlight , traffic conjection for the current residents,. Not only do we have increased traffic from more residents where resident car parks open out onto small laneways but many of the streets are becoming short cuts between suburbs with hugely increase traffic. Also some streets such as Albany are already become darkened wind tunnels. What will be the point of having nice cafes and restaurants when we cannot sit outside because there is no sun!

  9. In Diamond Creek VIC on “Use of the land for a micro...” at 25 Station Street, Diamond Creek VIC 3089:

    allan barnes commented

    i surrport the proposal. great for jobs and bringing people into the community. plenty of parking around at both footy gronds and netball courts bring it on.good to see more manufacturing trying to build up in the area

  10. In Fairfield VIC on “Construct and use a five...” at 72A Station Street Fairfield VIC 3078:

    Guy Sansom commented

    This horrendous eyesore is a joke. Totally amazed it was allowed to get through. Its a blight on the landscape.

  11. In Diamond Creek VIC on “Use of the land for a micro...” at 25 Station Street, Diamond Creek VIC 3089:

    Kristy commented

    I absolutely support this proposal. Not only will the venue create new jobs for the area it will also create an exciting new eatery for families, a gathering place for sporting clubs in the area that have end of season break ups as well as coffee catch ups after school drop off. How exciting!

  12. In Bardwell Valley NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 53 Hannam Street, Bardwell Valley NSW 2207:

    Cameron Hons commented

    I object to the proposal of a new boarding house development in this location.
    The notification I received from Council today states that they planned for 10 rooms but the proposal here states that they are wanting 15 rooms.
    I'm more-so concerned about the fact that this property is too close to Coolibah Reserve and I would not want that site to be affected in any way during the development.
    Boarding houses also have a reputation for insecurity and other safety issues in residential zones.

  13. In Diamond Creek VIC on “Use of the land for a micro...” at 25 Station Street, Diamond Creek VIC 3089:

    Katrina commented

    I support this proposal. Wow Looks amazing and will create jobs and money for the area. Well done

  14. In Warradale SA on “Three tow storey row dwellings” at 19 Gardiner Av Warradale:

    Ferna Dawn Harris. commented

    Yes, I don't mind 2 on a block either. I did know and have commented previously about the 7 in Struan Avenue which is horrendous but I didn't know about the 6 next to it. That is completely ridiculous. It reminds me of the terraced houses in England where I have visited because that is how we will end up. They all park their cars in the streets on either side and it is really difficult but they are used to it and give way to others. Somehow I don't think Australians will be so polite. So, somehow, Johanna, I don't think we will get any replies from the not very polite Marion Council.

  15. In Wahroonga NSW on “Proposed construction of 6...” at 27 Braeside Street Wahroonga NSW 2076:

    Walter Hill commented

    A complete obliteration of Upper North Shore quality of living standards and property..

    A final nail in the coffin of the previous lifestyle enjoyed on the Upper North Shore.

    We are rapidly gaining an overcrowded down market people environment with English

    rarely heard in Wahroonga, and townhouses full of refugees from the lower North and

    Inner West of Sydney.

  16. In Brunswick VIC on “Demolition of the existing...” at 325 Barkly Street, Brunswick VIC 3056:

    Mario Milici commented

    Can you please confirm that this permit amendment 'for the serving of alcohol' is only limited to the site previously known as 27 Wilson ave, now the rear of 325 Barkly st and NOT the whole development zone known as 'The Jewell Precinct'?
    The application contains several elements that are confusing inc
    - incorrect elevation drawings (Shown is the Union St site yet to be commenced)
    - 1 floor plan that shows a small area (27 wilson ave) and another showing the whole site
    - no advertising requirement...or notification to local business and residences


  17. In Hamlyn Terrace NSW on “5 lot subdivision & small...” at 38 Caravel Street Hamlyn Terrace NSW 2259:

    Sam commented

    I echo the above comments and would like to add that the only reasons we chose to move to Hamlyn terrace is due to the open feel of the area and not to face the cramped townhouses/ multi story cramped apartments causing lots of grief for the resident who wanted to move out of the inner city chaos.So pls let stay this area open and airy as is, to not to let the quality of life to go down like its happening all over in Sydney city. Sydney city has enough space/places to have the multi rise apartments.

    Guys I'm ready to sign a petition to take it to the authorities if that's what it takes to stop such subdivisions. Pls pls don't let these guys ruin our pristine Central Coast, famous for its openness and tranquil environments..

  18. In Cammeray NSW on “Rear 2 Storey addition...” at 69 Pine Street, Cammeray NSW 2062:

    Amanda Judd commented

    Please note that this address is Pine Street East.

  19. In Surrey Hills VIC on “Construction of a six...” at 2 / 426 Canterbury Road Surrey Hills VIC 3127:

    Georgie Napier commented

    On this part of Canterbury Road a development of this size is outrageous!!
    This should not have even been allowed an application!
    This is the suburbs, keep Surrey Hills that way! Build the new Melbourne City in Box Hill NOT Surrey Hills!

  20. In Wolli Creek NSW on “Modification to extend...” at 4 Magdalene Terrace, Wolli Creek NSW 2205:

    W Z commented

    Problem with the developments at Wolli Creek, Canterbury Road and so many other places, is that there doesn't seem to have been any long term planning in the first place. Development starts with a few apartments which the existing infrastructure can cope with but then another piece of land becomes available, get's bought by a developer who puts up more apartments and in no time the infrastructure is swamped. There is a distinct lack of foresight from local and state governments into what kind of city we want to create for the future. The same goes for the rest of the state too.

  21. In Epping NSW on “Tree Application - 9 x TREE...” at 34 Boronia Avenue Epping NSW 2121:

    Kath Lee commented

    There is a DA (DA/769/2018) for both 32 & 34 Boronia Ave to build a day surgery. This tree removals are to facilitate the above DA. I OBJECT to both the DA and this tree permit as I do not see the need for removing trees given those trees are "good". We need the shade, air. We human are smart enough to incorporate nature into plans. Parramatta Council has agreed to cut down 5 trees including 1 on nature strip on my street recently citing "it is in the public interest" when easily the architects could plan around it. Therefore I OBJECT to removing all unnecessary trees.

  22. In St Leonards NSW on “Rezoning Review of North...” at 601 Pacific Highway St Leonards:

    Jack Standing commented

    About time, there’s too many NIMBYs in the area and it needs a clean out with high rise and busy precincts. Anyone over the age of 70 shouldn’t be able to have a say in the future of a local area. Their greed and selfishness has slowed progress for too long.

  23. In St Leonards NSW on “Rezoning Review of North...” at 601 Pacific Highway St Leonards:

    Simon Lai commented

    I object to this planning proposal as there are already too many apartment buildings being built in St Leonards. Increasing the height at this site is unnecessary and would negatively impact liveability. This decision would be motivated purely by greed for money.

  24. In Parramatta Park QLD on “Combined Application...” at 7 Denbeigh Street Parramatta Park QLD 4870:

    Meredith Cunningham wrote to local councillor Richie Bates

    I wholeheartedly believe that the demolition of the cottages in Denbeigh Street should not have occurred. I actually recently walked through the highset cottage which was demolished and I cannot understand how this demolition can have been allowed. If every old Queenslander in Parramatta Park and Cairns North is subject to the testing that the engineers who compiled the report theoretically relied on, we will have no heritage or historical buildings left.

    The complete lack of community consultation in these matters is disgraceful. I have video footage of the demolition of one of the houses and it is guttung. Denbeigh Street is a character precinct street and demolition of these houses is disturbing. We cannot get our heritage back once destroyed and Cairns’ heritage belongs to all of the community, not just a few developers.

    Photo of Richie Bates
    Richie Bates local councillor for Cairns Regional Council
    replied to Meredith Cunningham

    Hi Meredith,

    Thanks for contracting me about this. I shall follow up and respond.



  25. In Bellbird Park QLD on “Superseded Planning Scheme...” at 12 Raniga Drive Bellbird Park QLD 4300:

    David Harris commented

    Auxiarrliary unit is only another way of increasing density,
    Dont risk it bellbirdians,It is the first step to a duplex which MUST be stopped,

  26. In Wolli Creek NSW on “Modification to extend...” at 4 Magdalene Terrace, Wolli Creek NSW 2205:

    Jane C commented

    I support this application as it is the same for Woolworths. Perhaps restrict deliveries to between 7am and 7pm so sleep of residents isn’t disturbed. We live in a busy urban area and I would say that the train line and highway are noisier than a few delivery trucks. Bigger issue is rat running traffic on Arncliffe St - we need a better traffic management plan for the whole precinct including Discovery Point roads around the Wolli Creek station!

  27. In Peats Ridge NSW on “DESIGNATED/INTEGRATED...” at 1411 Peats Ridge Road, Peats Ridge NSW 2250:

    Andrew Nicholas commented

    This proposed development is massive. Over 1 million birds per year! the area is already saturated with chicken "farms' with the associated stench, dust and huge B doubles racing each other all to the detriment of others. It's now unpleasant to visit this once peaceful, pleasant area has become a nightmmare for residents and tourist alike. There are already too many of these factories which belong on poorer quality land away from less invasive farming and those who want to enjoy a rural ambient quality of life.

  28. In Surrey Hills VIC on “Construction of a six...” at 2 / 426 Canterbury Road Surrey Hills VIC 3127:

    Clare Buckley commented

    Hold on to your hats folks!
    This is just the beginning of uncontrolled high rise multi dwelling buildings which will make living and working in Boroondara unbearable.
    Anyone who voted for the State Labor Party in the recent elections with Richard Wynne as the planning minister who is hell bent on destroying the leafy eastern suburbs, only has himself/herself to blame.
    This State government is undoing the residential zoning which Boroondara Council hitherto applied to our streets in order to preserve neighbourhood character and limit building heights.
    What can be done to stop this madness ?

  29. In Hamlyn Terrace NSW on “5 lot subdivision & small...” at 38 Caravel Street Hamlyn Terrace NSW 2259:

    Adel Firth-Mason commented

    To whom it may concern,
    I concur with Daniel with his concerns on the future of this new subdivision.
    While affordable housing appears a priority in the area, it helps no one to create ghetto areas within previously zoned residential areas with larger land and home size. Our home values will be reduced, and the increased population in these small streets will place on overload on other infrastructures, and create an unsafe aspect with a multitude of cars in narrow streets.
    I do ask that while Council is keen to make profits, and generate affordable housing, that it consider existing residents by therefore reconsidering your built up regions elsewhere than Hamlyn Terrace.

  30. In Ettalong Beach NSW on “Secondary Dwelling” at 8 Flathead Road, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257:

    john o'leary commented

    interesting to say the least ..... as per recent examples, a secondary dwelling is not required to provide commensurate access for parking & indeed in this case consumes most of the existing primary dwelling's parking (the balance of which can only be accessed by gate / tree removal & a relocated invert over / across the street's primary swd inlet outside the property ... despite the claims of the SEE clause 3.1.5 which fails to mention any of this).

    unlike recent development on webb road where even the existing had no off-street parking before a secondary dwelling (with no further parking) was added & that is now further complicated by an opposite development at a "constricted / ill-aligned intersection" at least here there remains a modicum of on street parking way from intersections & other access for the owners & their new tenants.

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