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In Macquarie Park NSW on “Approval is sought for a...” at 122 Herring Rd Macquarie Park NSW 2113:

Elaine Seit commented

Objection to Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie
Park Morling College Application
Reference: Application LDA 2019/0264 by Morling College

As owners of 120 Herring Road Macquarie Park, we object to the
application LDA 2019/0264 122 Herring Road launched by Morling College.
Macquarie Park is already over-crowding with too many high rise apartments
and the congestion in Herring Road, Epping Road, Waterloo Road, Talavera Road
and over-crowding in our only proper shopping centre - Macquarie Central.
As of today, we already have 10 major developments around the same area in
Macquarie Park under construction, it is hard to imagine any more new
developments of High Rise Building. These upcoming ones in under construction
are already an issue as they are already adding to our congestion and over-
cramming in our suburb.

Ryde Council, we need you to help us maintain and keep all the
greenery left on Herring Road and around Morling College and the surroundings.
Not to mention we need your help to address the traffic congestion and lack of
parks, shops as our only Macquarie Central shopping centre which is now

We need widening of roads, ease of congestion, providing amenities including
more schools, clinics, greenery parks, childcare, missing Macquarie Park library,
playground to the neighborhood of Herring Road. This proposal is adding to
woes of living in our popular street of Herring Road.

Below are our summary of the main points of objection.
1. Close Proximity with the Proposed Morling College Layout – Currently
with Mascot Building issues which has a high probability cause was due to
the construction of the nearby Buildings. We have huge concerns that Site
B is only 12 m away from us. It is too close to our Building. These 3
building construction in Site B are too close for our comfort; and when
during construction, they might affect our Building. Not to mention the
construction dust directly blowing into our homes.
2. Town Cramming and Overcrowding in Macquarie Park and in particular
Herring Road – This reduces our quality of life.
3. Congestion in an already overcrowded road in Herring Road, Waterloo
Road and Epping Road and the surroundings.

4. Overshadow/ Loss of Light as the proposed Building blocks the sunlight
on to 120 Herring Road. Site B of 14 Storeys is too tall and too close to
120 Building. It would cast a shadow on North West facing site while Site
A will cast a shadow on North East site. We would want these Building
further away from 120 Building and the new proposed development must
not be taller than 8 storeys. I have a ground floor unit. There will be NO light for us!!

5. Strong Wind Sound– with the strong winds, the wind is already creating
howling sound through the buildings. With this new proposed Building,
this will create a louder huge howling sound from the wind going through
in between the Building.
6. Loss of Privacy and overlooking into our 120 Herring Road apartments.
Site B is like next to 120 north west facing apartments. It is too close and
is affecting our privacy. Again, we are already looking into a block of units, with the DA there will be another lot units looking into us.

7. Devalue of 120 Herring Road Property due to overcrowding, loss of
sunlight, lack of privacy and overdeveloped in Macquarie Park.

8. Increase in Traffic Generation, especially the turnabout in/out of 120
Herring Road. As it is today, it is already an issue getting out of 120 with
the heavy traffic, with these new proposed 500+ apartments, it will only
cause more traffic issues in the tiny roundabout. The planned road is not
going to solve the problems with mix/retail, childcare and residents,
especially during peak hours. We have huge concerns over this planning.

9. Increase in traffic in already congested roads of Herring Road, Epping
Road and Waterloo Road.
10. Loss of Greenery and Trees in Morling College.
11. Loss of View from the residents in 120 Herring Road facing the
Macquarie Shopping Centre and greenery in the North West
12. Extreme Dense and closeness in apartments in Macquarie Park that make
Macquarie Park loses its original flavor of a greenery park with homes
and colleges.
13. Construction Noise and Dust from this proposed construction.
We would request City of Ryde to re-consider the application as both sites have
to be further away from 120 Building and the Building should not be taller than
8 storey high with a park in between 120 and Site B.

I would have thought that with the proposed Meriton project coming in, the oversupply of units would be at extreme levels.


Elaine and Sam

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