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

    Pat N commented

    Dear Council,

    As an owner of a property in Saunders Place, I am very concerned about the proposed development in Morling College, Macquarie Park. There has been so much development in this small area over the past few years that adding another 5 buildings will take it over the limit of what the area can handle. On top of that, the impact on traffic in the area even though the metro is there, and the impact on privacy/light on our apartment makes no sense as to why another buildings are needed here. I am all for progress but we need not need the area to be turned into a getto.

    I do not support this development in its current state.

  2. In Sapphire Beach NSW on “Centre-based childcare...” at 2 Beach Way, Sapphire Beach NSW 2450:

    Tegan commented

    What a waste of such a beautiful area for families and kids to safely play outside. The location is used by hundreds of community members each week. There is already a lack of safe playgrounds on the Coffs Coast away from traffic and to take this away would be a massive loss to the community. I also believe that it would have a negative impact on house prices in the Sapphire Beach Estate as the cafe and grounds are a draw card to reside in the area.

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

    Jason D commented

    The area already has over development and this will add to the pressure on existing infrastructure. There is no privacy left with existing apartments facing each other and heavy traffic on herring road during peak hours. The additional buildings will make the situation more worse.

    We need better open spaces in the area but at the moment with so many projects ongoing in Macquarie park. Please consider the impact this project will have on our community and provide a more liveable space instead of making our beautiful suburb a packed one that does not benefit people living here

  4. In Sapphire Beach NSW on “Centre-based childcare...” at 2 Beach Way, Sapphire Beach NSW 2450:

    Lucyna commented

    This is such a shame. This was definitely one of the reasons we bought our place here. An easy walk with two little kids to the playground/ meeting point for lots of mothers and for a coffee and something to eat. Friday’s nights it became a social spot. We need more spaces where you can seat and enjoy your drink whilst your kids are playing.

  5. In Mascot NSW on “Amend condition 1, 2, 3,...” at 13 A Church Avenue, Mascot NSW 2020:

    Bernhard Hendrarta commented

    Can someone attach the actual document, including the original and the revised one?
    It is impossible for the community to comment, without any information that should be included in the submission...

  6. In Booker Bay NSW on “1 x Eucalyptus species...” at 372 Booker Bay Road, Booker Bay NSW 2257:

    Lesley Harvey commented

    So, if this tree is on crown land then why are the residents wanting it removed? Is it dead or do they want to improve their view?
    Any tree can enhance the value of a property? Way too many larger trees have been taken down on The Peninsula resulting in habitat and shade loss creating a worsening urban heat island effect on our coastal sandplain.
    Council needs to abide by it’s new greener places policy and deny this application.

  7. In Booker Bay NSW on “1 x Eucalyptus species...” at 372 Booker Bay Road, Booker Bay NSW 2257:

    Lesley Harvey commented

    So, if this tree is on crown land then why are the residents wanting it removed? Is it dead or do they want to improve their view?
    Any tree can enhance the value of a property? Way too many larger trees have been taken down on The Peninsula resulting in habitat and shade loss creating a worsening urban heat island effect on our coastal sandplain.
    Council needs to abide by it’s new greener places policy and deny this application.

  8. In Umina Beach NSW on “Alterations & Additions to...” at 32 Pozieres Avenue, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Lesley Harvey commented

    Is there a chance the owners could plant some trees for shade when this alteration is finished?
    The Peninsula is now rated as the hottest area on the Central Coast thus any garden and trees will not only reduce dependency on electricity for cooling but add value overall.

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

    James Tai commented

    Dear Council

    I am the owner and resident of 1 Sauders Close, and am absolutely against the development plan for the following reasons,
    1) have already suffered 2+ years excessive noise and BLACK dust from 120 Herring Road development, it really affected my life and health. Let's keep in mind that developers and builders are not so much concerned about how we feel, once project is "done and dusted" they simply walk away, whereas we have to inhale the black dust during extended period of construction and suffer from the aftermath.
    2) the proposal has not been specific about the Stages and total construction period (including excavation and ground digging). Anyhow, I am of the view that the total project will take years to complete, meaning years of damage to the quality of my life.
    3) piling will be a disaster for all surrounding buildings, soon we will see cracks on the wall, and carpark will be leaking etc.
    4) according to the proposed plan of Building 1, it is almost at arms length to my building and will not only block my views but completely blocks the only little beam of sun that I may possibly enjoy during the day. I don't want to wake up in the morning and wave to the guys across the road. To be honest, life suffers more.

    I believe council should represent the interest of community and the local residents, rather than those for-profit businesses, to seriously and rigorously consider the value of this project and its impact to the community. We do not need more crowed residential buildings surrounding us and continue suffering from narrowed / unpaved pedestrian walks, we need more privacy, safety and better facilities, and quality of life. Please be mindful that we as local residents have long-term vested interest in the area, developers don't.

    Kind regards

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

    Amanda Liu commented

    Dear Sir/Madam

    As part of Macquarie Park community, I strong disagree with the Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College Application.

    Traffic congestion,Road safety & evacuation risk
    With the recently completion of Macquarie Village, residential on 120 Herring road and the expected completion of the complex along Waterloo Road near Macquarie shopping centre, the traffic near the surrounding area becomes over crowd and cause the potential risk to the elders and school kids. There are numerous retirement villages, Macquarie University , Epping Boys High School and Kent Road Public School around this area. Safety travelling for these people need to be considered when council receives new application for high density building. Also with such large population living so close by, increase the evacuation risk.

    Not enough childcare & schools
    With the population is increasing dramatically in Macquarie Park with the newly completed high rise residential, there is already not enough childcare centre, schools for the family move to Macquarie Park and raise the children. Childcare centre waiting list is 3-5 years long for almost all the childcare centre near this area. The long and hopeless waiting list puts extra burden on the young family and prevent one of parent not able to back to work. I can’t think of how worse it will be if 5 residential building, each with 14 stories are built.

    Therefore I strongly disagree with the Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College Application.

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

    P Wong commented

    Dear Ryde Council,
    I object the application by Morling College. Herring Road has been very crowded and congested. I am on 6 Saunders Close. The proposed high buildings and the future population will affect privacy of the complex, create pollution, safety issues.

    Please listen to the community and stop the plan to protect our quality of life.

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

    Liu ping Feng commented

    Dear Madam Sir:
    the new plan was too high and too close ,large amount of the people will cause lot of problem such as noise ,parking, traffic, living quality and privacy of the people living around, I am strongly against this new plan.

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

    Ying Jian Zhang commented

    Dear Madam Sir:
    I living in 6 Saunders close MQ park, the new plan shows 14 level high just front of my balcony, completely block the view and no privacy at all, I am strongly against this plan.

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

    Behzad Abbasgholi commented

    Dear Ryde Council

    Please help us to make a better Herring Road. This area is already full of buildings and this new development plan reduce our space, green area, unsafe and noisy, risk to our tower and last but certainly not the least a lot of pollution mainly suffering our kids and disabled people here. To let us keep the better quality of life, kindly please revise this huge development plan.

    Sincerely yours
    Behzad

  15. In Sapphire Beach NSW on “Centre-based childcare...” at 2 Beach Way, Sapphire Beach NSW 2450:

    Ruth Mansell commented

    Extremely disappointed to hear of this application. Our estate is centred around the boardwalks and paths that lead to Beachstone Cafe. This would be a great loss to our local community and to the visitors who come and use this beautiful space.

  16. In Revesby Heights NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 48 Morotai Road, Revesby Heights NSW 2212:

    K Banks commented

    No, there is not enough parking in this street as it is- unless the developers can cater for off street parking for a minimum of 2 car per occupancy this is a terrible idea.

  17. In Umina Beach NSW on “Food & Drink Premises...” at 4 / 233 West Street, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Donna Burgess commented

    I oppose this application development. As stated above like many other residents, we need to invest in healthier lifestyle and eating opportunities for many socioeconomic reasons. I oppose chain stores gaining more exposure in a saturated market. Approve the Small Business Owners who are building community and diversity in a developing and future looking community.

  18. In Sapphire Beach NSW on “Centre-based childcare...” at 2 Beach Way, Sapphire Beach NSW 2450:

    Rachel Kingston commented

    I wish to lodge my concern regarding the application for change of use for Beach Stone Cafe to a child care facility. I believe this change of use would be detrimental to the community, contrary to the plan for the area and does not serve an identified need - unlike the provision of community space that is currently provided in the form of the cafe and playground.
    The Coffs City Council's Development Contribution plans For the Moonee & Sapphire Areas dated 2019 clearly state in Section 4 OPEN SPACE & RECREATION 'having regard to councils adopted open space plan 2010, it is anticipated that a preference for all sporting facilities, passive recreation and neighbourhood parks/playgrounds will exist." The current cafe provides both a passive recreation venue and playground area for members of the community to use. Similarly, the plan states " A network of neighbourhood parks is proposed to cater for recreational needs of the additional population. Five additional facilities are proposed, comprising of 3 neighbourhood parks. The park and cafe provide for the recreation needs of the community - a reason the blocks were smaller because of the provision of community space and facilities. Rezoning Beachstone cafe would remove this essential space and is not in line with the current plan for the area.
    As mentioned by others, the developers website they still has a the list of attractions listing Beachstone Cafe as a draw card. Personally, my family was drawn to this area because of the provision of this facility, creating a hub for this new and growing community. A child care centre is not needed in this area, a large one is present in Moonee Beach and others close by in the Plaza area. Demand is for a community space in which we can enjoy a fullness of life.
    Parking and access can be tricky, with people often having to park on the verge and receiving parking fines. The current plans for change of use also includes removing car parking spaces. With the increased traffic to the area because of this facility (and the danger that this poses to our community) a loss of further car parking spaces is only going to cause further dangers and congestion. The extra noise cause by the development would also impact adversely on the local residents.

    I object strongly to this rezoning and DA and ask the council to deny this application

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

    J Yuan commented

    To Ryde Council,

    I object to the development proposal by Morling College. The living environment is increasingly becoming deteriorated by the overdevelopment in this area. The noise pollution, congested traffic, increased neighborhood social problems, reduced green landscape, very limited privacy space, etc. all of these are against the sustainable development rules and principles. Please immediately stop the plan and listen to the community voice. Thanks

    Yours in Anticipation

    J Yuan

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

    Ting Li commented

    Dear Sir/Madam

    We object this proposed development at 122 Herrng Road.

    We were furious when we learned about this proposal put through by the Morling College. Town planner, do you consider the traffic congestion on Herring Road is already terrible? There are a couple more buildings on Waterloo Road are close to completion towards end of the year, and can you imagine how the road can cope with another 5 blocks of apartments being built on Herring Road?? The simple answer is the road cannot cope.

    While to develop the area is a good intention, but when the area is over developed, then it will reduce overall life quality of the residents in the area. The area will no longer be attractive.

    Also, given the close proximity of the proposed development to Saunders Close, no one can guarantee it will not cause any structural damage to the existing apartments. The possible damage is reasonably foreseeable. If anything, it will be paid by those apartment owners to fix. Even if we can prove the damage is caused by Morling College, it will be a long legal battle before a settlement can be reached. Again, who would fund this expensive exercise? The Owners!! Morling college's profits will well be our loss. We do not wish to experience what happened to Mascot Tower.

    We sincerely hope Council will exercise all its due care to our owners and residents when considering this development proposal.

    Regards

    Ting Li

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

    Bill Yoon commented

    Dear sir/madam,

    I strongly object to the proposal.
    The area is already congested with traffics and quite dangerous for kids to go out and play with friends due to lack of public parks. And the air pollution is getting worse due to lack of greenery. Instead of more high rise buildings that block out the sun light and attract more cars to the area, we need more parks, playgrounds for our future kids, and pedestrians safe areas.

    This proposal will have just an opposite effect of what we really require in the area.

    Moreover, building high rises very close to 1 Saunders Close may weaken the underground structure and cause damages to the building and make it unsafe to live in. This developer is gambling on our life by proposing to build something very close to all the existing buildings on Saunders Close.

    For our life sake and for our safety, please object to this appplication.

    Thanks

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

    Yan Zhao commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am writing to you to object to the proposed development at 122 Herring Road.
    First and the mostly, herring road is already crowed at peak hours. There will be a few new buildings settled at same region in next 2 years. The traffic report in the proposal is outdated which cannot accurately reflect recent traffic conditions and constraints. The development should be amended according to latest traffic report or rejected until traffic conditions improved.

    Secondly, Such a high density, high rise buildings are so close to existing buildings in Saunders close. The construction will put risks on the residents and buildings. State government has started drafting new legislations to regulate new developments. Ryde Council should take this into consideration when review the proposal. Strict land study report and engineering certificate should be provided with the proposal.

    Regards

  23. In Morisset NSW on “Entertainment Facility,...” at 118A Dora Street Morisset NSW 2264:

    Virginia Bowden commented

    The entertainment facility will have a dramatic impact on the transport facilities in and around Dora Street and Wyee Road Morisset. This would be a negative impact and local residents will find it difficult to visit shops and businesses in the Morisset area.

    The noise impact is also a concern as it will be detrimental to the local residents. The facility will be a wasted space as the community will not be accessing the grounds regularly, that this so called 'natural amphitheatre' is proposed to occupy. If the golf and bowls facility was to remain then there would be regular access by the community. In the proposal there is stated to have the stage 'shaped into an amphitheatre' which is contrary to the statement that it is a 'natural amphitheatre'.

    There would have to be major infrastructure; roads especially and by-passes to the centre of town, so locals can access the M1 easily. There would be great competition with the events in the Hunter Valley - Cessnock area, that would take numbers away from the proposed event site at Morisset.

    The development application proposes to have markets once a month. This is already catered for at the Morisset showground so therefore should not be included to support the development application to the hosting markets.

    It should not be forgotten that over 700 local residents were associated with the sporting facilities (golf and bowls), that are already established. A great proportion of the residents are retired, adding to the sporting facilities available to the numerous retirement villages and local residents in Morisset, Cooranbong and surrounding areas.

    I believe that this and other matters as discussed should preclude the approval of this proposed development.

  24. In Umina Beach NSW on “Food & Drink Premises...” at 4 / 233 West Street, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    mark commented

    I object to another fast food business in Umina, we already have 2 pizza shops a McDonalds and a range of other fast food outlets. The percentage of obese people on the Coast is nearly one-and-a-half times that of the state average of 19.5 per cent. The Central Coast has 28 per cent of the population who are obese. Fast food is causing an obesity epidemic on the Coast. Council should protect the community and not allow this business to enetr the community, they will only add to the problems people are already facing.

  25. In Wynnum QLD on “Food and Drink Outlet,...” at 18A Fox St Wynnum QLD 4178:

    Mary Ann Bates commented

    The development proposal looks great and the site definitely needs to be redeveloped it has been derelict for too long.

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

    Mengyuan Zhou commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly disagree to the proposed development of 122 Herring Road which would dramatically impact our lives, it will make the traffic overloaded too much, and proposed buildings will fully block our sunshine. It will also increase the pollution in the area.

    I believe the council will do the right thing for this community and hope this propose will be rejected.

    Thank you.

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

    Natt & Charmaine commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly object to the proposed development of 122 Herring Road which would seriously affect the residents of 120 Herring Road, Saunders Close and Moolten Avenue in all aspects.

    This proposed development will inevitably create serious issues with traffic congestion, pollution, loss of sunshine, loss of privacy, loss of residents quality of life, construction noise and dust (during construction period). All this for the sake of financial and commercial gains by developers. It's a high price that the local residents will have to pay for decades to come.

    The Council has the power and ability to prevent this and do what is best and right for the community and majority of people. I can only hope and trust that our Council would perform this duty to its best ability and reject the proposal. By doing so, setting a great example for other councils to protect and look after the best interest of its residents.

    Thank you.

  28. In Vaucluse NSW on “Section 4.55: Modifications...” at 29B New South Head Road Vaucluse NSW 2030:

    Fran commented

    Very distressing! Once a lovely and quiet residential place, they'll turn into busy multiple units
    Why was this sold to a developer in the first place?
    So inconsiderate of Woollahra Council to approve this DA

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

    Qiong Li commented

    Over populated in this area already. I strongly disagree the proposal as a current resident on herring road.

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

    Stella commented

    Dear Council officer,

    I am a resident living in 2 Saunders Close.

    I oppose the proposal for the following reasons:
    1. first and foremost, safety issues related to exsiting buidlings nearby, what is happening to the Masco Tower may happen here
    2. infrastructure needs to be in place to accomodate the rapid growth of population before proposals like this (propose five high rise buildings in such a small area) can be approved. Congestion of traffic is a particular concern. Bad traffice may cause safety issues as well
    3. Quality of living in this community: privacy, greenery, sunlight, etc

    Thank you for your understanding and support!

    Regards

    Stella

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