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  1. In Bondi Beach NSW on “Demolition of existing 2...” at 150-152 Glenayr Avenue Bondi Beach NSW 2026:

    Mozelle Friedman commented

    There is far too much over-devopment going on in Bondi. When is all this madness going to stop?!!!!

  2. In Petersham NSW on “Other Das” at 122 Crystal Street Petersham NSW 2049:

    A P commented

    There is nothing special about this building, it is just another old building that needs a new life. There is no significant historical value to it either. People need to come to realization that while preservation of heritage is highly regarded, we also need to make way for new development because that is how we have built cities over time. There would have been absolutely no construction on any piece of old land, or any civilization at all, if we had stopped demolishing anything of old age.

  3. In Fulham SA on “Construction of a...” at 32B Ashburn Avenue, Fulham SA 5024:

    Jayne Stephens commented

    I have paid a considerable amount of money to be environmentally aware and have installed Solar panels on the northern facing aspect of my roof.
    I believe a two storey home on block next to my home will present afternoon shadowing, therefore lessening the amount of elec generated by my solar panels
    Wha, compensation am I entitled to?
    Thankyou

  4. In Fulham SA on “Construction of a...” at 32B Ashburn Avenue, Fulham SA 5024:

    Jayne Stephens commented

    I have paid a considerable amount of money to be environmentally aware and have installed Solar panels on the northern facing aspect of my roof.
    I believe a two storey home on block next to my home will present afternoon shadowing, therefore lessening the amount of elec generated by my solar panels
    Wha, compensation am I entitled to?
    Thankyou

  5. In Glenwood NSW on “Use of a Heritage dwelling...” at 174 Glenwood Park Drive Glenwood NSW 2768:

    Mark Gordon commented

    Council needs to make a note that 19 comments were made on 30th October in favour of childcare without any justification. All the comments name should be checked against the resident address in Glenwood and I am sure it will come out as fake comment provided by Developer itself.

    This is the last of the heritage building left in Glenwood (exter farm is another but it had different character) and should be register on State Heritage and not just on Council local register to avoid similar attempt by the developer.

    Those fake comment about lack of childcare places don't know that Glenwood has Six Operational Childcare approved at this moment with places available for kids. In addition Glenwood has number of Family day care available with empty places, so lack of places in childcare in Glenwood is fake. No other suburb within Blacktown LGA has similar facility as in Glenwood you will find one childcare within radius of 2km.

    Current Childcare proposal is 200m from existing GoodsStart Childcare and 250m from Parklea School. So traffic in the morning and afternoon peak will be disaster as we don't just deal with traffic from childcare & schools but we also dealing with traffic going through Miami St to Balmoral Rd and to the Metro station. So left in/ left out won't provide any solution to traffic congestion.

    This is a good site to convert and restore it's heritage value and used as a community place which could be a book store or reading facility or social art classes would suit best for this location as that can be operated during off-peak time.

    Council must reject proposal to convert this heritage building into Childcare but certainly can consider restoring & operating as a social space where community can utilies the space and heritage feature & fabrics are preserved.

  6. In Magill SA on “Demolition” at 1 Romalo Avenue Magill SA 5072:

    Dr Anna Tsykin, PhD commented

    I'm the former owner of a similar house, 589 Portrush Road Glenunga. It was built by a famous architect George Gavin Lawson in what's known as Cape Dutch style and bore a striking similarity to 1 Romalo Avenue. Another very similar house is 7 The Common, Beaumont, which is heritage listed. I just thought that this information may be of interest and maybe help to save this beautiful house which I am certain was built by the same architect. I would be most happy to provide additional documents

  7. In Petersham NSW on “Other Das” at 122 Crystal Street Petersham NSW 2049:

    Phil Quinn commented

    I support this development. I don't think there's anything particularly special about this building other than its age. I've walked past it hundreds of times and I can't say I've ever felt any emotion when I've looked at it.
    There's a housing affordability crisis in this country and we need to build more residences and increase housing density, particularly in places like where this development is proposed – because it's only about 150m from a train station and bus stops, which means the residents won't need cars.
    Certainly there are some buildings worthy of conservation, but we cannot heritage list every old house in Sydney because we like the look of old houses and are averse to change.
    If someone can build twelve residences in the footprint of one, I think that's fantastic.

  8. In Ingle Farm SA on “Land division - 1 into 2” at 24 Tarana Avenue , Ingle Farm SA 5098:

    Amanda Willoughby commented

    Please do not divide the property in question, there is not enough space on the street for more cars. Other land divisions have not sold. I would like to purchase this as a whole block as I have lived in this street my entire life and would like to see it a a traditional block. Kept with the current pool in ground.
    Something needs to be done about clearing the block as too many people has tried and gone into the property to see what happened.
    Concerned resident.

  9. In Heritage Park QLD on “2 Lots into 12 Lots and 1...” at 343-399 Green Road Heritage Park 4118, QLD:

    Yvonne Rylatt commented

    We don't need any more industry along green rd. The traffic has greatly increased as it is. Most homes along green rd are 1/4 acre plus blocks. Myself and others purchased our homes as it was peaceful and we paid a lot of money. Kinda sick of the extra traffic & noise it is creating. Created industrial estate is not fully utilised as it is. Please re think this industry level.

  10. In North Brighton SA on “Variation to DA...” at 336-338 Brighton Road North Brighton SA 5048:

    Lynda commented

    Surely there are enough fuel stations on Brighton Road already?
    They're a hazard to the Community, and slow down traffic during peak hours.
    We need more 'nice' residential buildings.
    Affordable living for young families.

  11. In Petersham NSW on “Other Das” at 122 Crystal Street Petersham NSW 2049:

    Tanya Norman commented

    I can not believe that demolition of this heritage building is even being considered. The development should have to incorporate the original building into the design. This has been done so well with other heritage buildings in Petersham. To destroy this building and replace it a boring no personality apartment building would be an opportunity lost and a such a crying shame.

  12. In Bondi NSW on “Remove one (1) Cypress...” at 1 Flood Street Bondi NSW 2026:

    Nicolette Boaz commented

    Why ? Why remove any tree without a really really good reason. And if you don’t have one you should be obliged to plant twice as many in their place because nothing replaces a mature tree.

  13. In Wantirna VIC on “The construction of two (2)...” at 11 Templeton Street, Wantirna VIC 3152:

    Ms MEGAN E BILLINGTON commented

    The visual impact of a these buildings often totally out of character with our City. The build designs along Boronia Road, a cacophony of colours and shapes with no attempt to blend in makes the area an eye sore. The once glorious entrance to our City as you came down the Knox College Hill has now become a ugly white Lego land instead of a building befitting our green suburb. The council building with its colour blending in is a perfect example of what should be expected. The large mausoleums of Versailles are not meant for our leafy suburbs. Please take your positions of the guardians of our beautiful City to heart especially in no heritage/ tree overlays. No more crammed together wedding cake designs. Please.

  14. In Bondi Beach NSW on “Demolition of existing 2...” at 150-152 Glenayr Avenue Bondi Beach NSW 2026:

    Nicolette Boaz commented

    Every time the Planning committee allow a 2 story building to become a 4 story building and 2 units to become 10 - you are condemning Bondi to be overcrowded. Especially if it eats into the open space surrounding the building. There is no more space. There are no more buses. There is already too much traffic. You must take infrastructure into consideration before allowing this developer greed to run rampant. You have that responsibility.

  15. In Glenwood NSW on “Use of a Heritage dwelling...” at 174 Glenwood Park Drive Glenwood NSW 2768:

    Jagadish Rani commented

    I welcome the Childcare in Glenwood as the Suburb is expanding and more young families are making their home.

    In-view of the Sydney Metro and the planned development of Parklea markets soon, it's time we take Initiative with planning the suburb with facilities like an additional Childcare.

    For Traffic Issues, Council can address as there are schools around and a Childcare is preferred in a close proximity to schools.

  16. In Erina NSW on “24 Self Care Apartments...” at 95 Karalta Road, Erina NSW 2250:

    M Stone commented

    Erina is over crowded now. No way can Karalta Road or even The Entrance Road. Too much traffic now on Karalta Rd. It was always meant to handle low traffic Also Stop destroying the local bushland.
    People move here for the nature then it is al destroyed because council and some fatcat wants to be richer. No benefit for the local community at all.!

  17. In Redland Bay QLD on “Units x 30” at 143 - 149 Esplanade, Redland Bay QLD 4165:

    Sandra Jehan commented

    I think you are right Stacey. My mistake.

  18. In Buderim QLD on “Road work, Drainage,...” at 32 King St Buderim:

    Deb Higgs commented

    Ballinger Court whichnis a very steep road has become a single lane street owing to car owners parking on both sides of road during business hours making it difficult to get out of ones drive onto this very busy road.

  19. In Glenwood NSW on “Use of a Heritage dwelling...” at 174 Glenwood Park Drive Glenwood NSW 2768:

    Guneet commented

    I support the building of the childcare as we need more quality care in the area. With so many young families, there is also a dearth of childcare. Childcare would not only be good for the families but also create more jobs.

  20. In Meadowbank NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 1 Railway Rd Meadowbank NSW 2114:

    Syeda Akbar commented

    I am a female resident of Meadowbank who enjoys the family environment and relative safety of our current community. I am dismayed to learn about the proposal to build a 162 Boarding House run by the Correction Services for recently released male prison inmates close to Meadowbank Tafe, education institutions and Children's Centres.

    The prospect of up to 162 males of questionable character and judgement, accommodated within the vicinity of children and young families raises serious concerns for the safety of the community.

    I strongly object to this proposal on the grounds of community safety.

  21. In Elsternwick VIC on “App.Online - Transfer of...” at 548-550 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick 3185, VIC:

    Anne commented

    this is the 3rd time in 10 days we're receiving notification of this "transfer of licence" for this property.
    I was advised by the VCGLR last week, that this was withdrawan.
    Could someone pleasse clarify, what the proprietor of this business is wishing to do?

  22. In Tullimbar NSW on “Modification to DA0073/2020...” at Exeter Place Tullimbar NSW 2527:

    Lauren Leeson commented

    I 100% agree with the above comment by Jacinta Sneddon. I have the same frustrations. I have been a rate payer in this LGA for over 12 years and watched the area grow which is fine and part of keeping the economy running, what is not fine however is the lack of forethought this council has whatsoever and seemingly getting worse!
    Not only safety concerns for pedestrians, children and adults alike (where I have personally witnessed adults being hit by cars) but cars being scratched by other cars and buses as the streets are just unacceptable for everyone to fit safely. On Tuesday the 27th October at 08.40am I had to mount the gutter in my small car (Ford Focus) on the intersection of Sophia Street & Broughton Avenue so a bus could turn past me to physically fit down the street. Just the next day on Wednesday the 28th October the exact same thing happened at the same intersection. Cars and buses narrowly missing eachother all day. I am within walking distance to the school and would love to walk but I find it very frightening with a 3yr old and an 8yr old to be able to safety get to and from school on foot. So I will continue to drive and if my car gets damaged I know who's insurance ill be claiming it under- Not Mine!

  23. In Glenwood NSW on “Use of a Heritage dwelling...” at 174 Glenwood Park Drive Glenwood NSW 2768:

    Sarah Bell commented

    It is sad to see this building just sitting there with such a large space going unused. I don’t have a need for this to be a childcare but some of the comments regarding a need for more ‘good’ childcare are not guaranteed just because it is new. The site should be used in some way and if that can be to the betterment of the community then why not? Coming out of the driveway should be left turn only as the corner is not safe at any time of day. It will impact on traffic with those turning across to get into the car park but traffic heading south (away from Parklea Public) is never as heavy.

    If it is used as a childcare as proposed, Council will of course need to ensure that every effort is taken to protect the heritage site. There are also plenty of families who do childcare drop off and pick up around other school hours so suggesting traffic will not be moving around here at the same time is incorrect.

    Is this the best use for this site? I don’t know.

  24. In Hawthorn East VIC on “Construction of a four (4)...” at 1 / 380 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East VIC 3123:

    Meredith Masterman commented

    Basement car parking should be provided, keeping the height of the building at a minimum. No off-street parking or substitute car parking spaces with bike racks. Our streets are already overcrowded with cars parking either side and this is a busy road. And allowance for sufficient VISITOR CARPARKING plus a car washing bay (using tank water).

  25. In Glenwood NSW on “Use of a Heritage dwelling...” at 174 Glenwood Park Drive Glenwood NSW 2768:

    Shivani Mundru commented

    With all due respect towards the heritage of this location, as someone who’s personally seen so many families around the area struggle to find adequate childcare for their children, I think this facility is absolutely necessary.

    The growing concerns of crowded childcares with COVID-19 still prevalent should be prompting us to further support the establishment of this child care centre.

    Using a heritage site as grounds for a childcare centre does not diminish its value or indicate disrespect in anyway.

    As for concerns regarding traffic congestion and bottlenecks, I’m sure the developers and council is perfectly equipped in tackling the issue

  26. In Wantirna VIC on “The construction of two (2)...” at 11 Templeton Street, Wantirna VIC 3152:

    W Hinson commented

    Any chance the impact of the design of these homes on the local area can be considered when final approval is given? Something that fits in with the locale- not two faux french provincial McMansions squashed brick to brick that are quite frankly eyesores.

  27. In Ferntree Gully VIC on “Building and works to...” at 2-8 St Elmo Avenue, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156:

    Barry L Magee commented

    Barry L Magee,
    An administrative error by Knox Council, not abiding fully by Section 52 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, has resulted in objections being still open until
    16th. Nov.2020.
    Please if you are that way inclined, have your objection in to Knox Council by this date.

  28. In Hawthorn East VIC on “Construction of a four (4)...” at 1 / 380 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East VIC 3123:

    Sandy Rea commented

    Please ensure that all off street parking is provided. Under no circumstances should any exemption be provided. Reduce the number of units if the developer cannot provide two spaces per unit.

  29. In Mordialloc VIC on “Subdivide the Land into...” at 435 Main Street, Mordialloc, VIC:

    Maree G commented

    Traffic control must be considered, this area of main street has become a bottle neck and dangerous for locals

  30. In Umina Beach NSW on “Removal of Tree 1-...” at 37 Brisbane Avenue, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Jan commented

    I hope you are able to replant a more suitable shade tree on your verge and on your property.

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