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In Bondi Junction NSW on “Demolition of 2 x detached...” at 18 Allens Parade Bondi Junction NSW 2022:

Jane Howes commented

This feels like a disingenuous change to the original DA, which was quite sympathetic to the street and residents. But, lo and behold we now have a new , larger and much more impactful application. This is disappointing. Issues with this application:
Whilst we appreciate the attempt at creating additional parking it is not sufficient to accommodate the likely number of residents. This is obvious.
Parking is already an issue here which regularly requires me to spend up to 30 mins looking for a park so I can enjoy my home. I often have to navigate my two small children, our bags, the shopping up to 800m. This development will make this materially worse.
The traffic going up and down Allen's parade is frequently unsafe which I have discussed with Council before. People driving up to 80kms down the road and making unsafe turns in their desperation to obtain parking.
The property is next to a heritage listed property which may be damaged by the deep excavation.
The proposed property height is now overbearing and out of step with a residential street. This will decrease property values in our street as it will make the street much uglier. Can you please confirm regulation compliance for height?
It is an unappealing design. Absolutely unrelated to the 1920-30 and Federation style homes that it surrounds. This is a taste issue but surely there are more imaginative and appropriate designs. It seems that Bondi junction is where architecture goes to die. Who is driving an overarching vision for the landscape of Bondi Junction? Isn't this you Waverley Council? Let's do better.
It appears from the model to be a greedy footprint. All house no outdoor area. Can you pls confirm it complies with regulations?
Thank you for reading.
Jane

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