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  1. In Narwee NSW on “Shop-top Housing Development” at 41 Broadarrow Road Narwee:

    David Dallal commented

    A develpment such as this one and more like it should be welcomed in narwee it will bring vibrancy and life to the area.
    Specially after the station upgrade and new m5 to be completed within the near future.
    considering that the cbd ,international and domestic airports are so easy to get to from narwee by train a hostel/short stay style development can also work here.
    Re: 41 Broadarrow rd
    Be great if a coles/woollies supermarket would occupy a commercial tenancy.
    With cafe , restaurants maybe gym
    And allocated public parking be set aside in basement levels

  2. In Portarlington VIC on “Construction of a Dwelling...” at 7-9 Granada Drive, Portarlington, VIC:

    Maggie Robinson commented

    Hi I agree with Anne having 3 story building right in front of us and 2 story would have a great view and we would be very happy 3 stories is very unhappy for us and our neighbours

  3. In North Wahroonga NSW on “Demolition of existing and...” at 2 Chifley Close North Wahroonga NSW 2076:

    Andrew Morgan commented

    The main points I would like considered in this application are:
    1. Is this development intended to accommodate boarders? Given the size of the development and the plans submitted e.g. a media room and large gymnasium, I would like a guarantee from the applicant, to be enforced if necessary by Ku-Ring-Gai Council that the future intended use is not to be used to accommodate commercial boarders and that the building would not be modified internally after completion to accommodate boarders.
    2. If this development is to accommodate in part or whole, rent paying boarders, I would have concerns regarding noise and what measures would be undertaken to limit noise affecting adjacent properties especially given the size and position of the gymnasium and the applicant expressing to me personally that the building would be part financed by income derived form letting out rooms.
    3. If the development is used as a boarding house in the future would Ku-Ring-Gai Council limit the number of boarders that could be accommodated at any one time.
    4.Similarly, I have concerns that the proposed structure would impact on the privacy of adjacent properties e.g. would it overlook the swimming pool located at 14 Barton Crescent, North Wahroonga.

  4. In Carlingford NSW on “Development Application -...” at 801 - 809 Pennant Hills Road Carlingford NSW 2118:

    Graeme WIlliams commented

    Bruce you obviously haven't noticed the abundance of apartments that have sprung up around the Court who seem to think that the Court offers great off street parking. People who abuse offerings stuff it up for everyone. Welcome to the new Australia.

  5. In Balwyn VIC on “Construction of a two...” at 1 - 5 Threadneedle Street Balwyn VIC 3103:

    Roger Grigg commented

    19 units in NRZ3 seems well outside the one dwelling per 300 sq m rule.

    How can this be?

  6. In Balwyn VIC on “Construction of a two...” at 1 - 5 Threadneedle Street Balwyn VIC 3103:

    Howard wrote to local councillor Jim Parke

    This property is located on a NEIGHBOURHOOD RESIDENTIAL ZONE. It is NRZ3 based on VicPlan. it is LOW SCALE, LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AREAS. Now they are applying for two story apartment building comprising of 19 dwellings after withdrawal
    their previous application for 10 dwellings four years ago. This application should never be accepted by the council as they obvious not meet with all the planning schemes.

    Delivered to local councillor Jim Parke. They are yet to respond.

  7. In Ashburton VIC on “Construction of a three (3)...” at 363 High Street Ashburton VIC 3147:

    Brian Brian commented

    Ridiculous.

  8. In Newtown VIC on “Use and Development of part...” at 295 Hamilton Highway, Fyansford, VIC:

    andrew fenech commented

    We are from Melbourne,

    It’s sad to hear the closure of Geelong track. We support the new track abd so do others from outside of Geelong

  9. In Turrella NSW on “Construction of Secondary...” at 44 Walker Street, Turrella NSW 2205:

    pam angus-leppam commented

    What are the regulations for building a granny flat at the back of a property at 23 Slade Rd Bardwell Park?

  10. In Launceston TAS on “General Retail and Hire -...” at 80A-88 Charles Street Launceston TAS 7250:

    Ross Millar commented

    How disappointingly sad!
    Irrespective of the finer points of enforceable heritage overlays et al, this is an historic link to retailing architecture of the past.
    Simply beautiful, simply irreplaceable, simply what makes Launceston a city for citizens and visitors to marvel at, reminiscence and enjoy.
    As recent new settlers to Launceston, we walk around the CBD and are absorbed in the magnificent preserved architecture (unlike our previous Victorian city home).
    You have to wonder why the historic shopfront could not have been incorporated in a newer design to produce convenience, but still retain the essence of what inherently represents Launceston.
    The CBD needs features and this is and could be promoted as such.

  11. In Waverley NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at Waverley Bowling Club 163 Birrell Street Waverley NSW 2024:

    Fred Johanssen commented

    East's poses as an NRL-based community organisation but the Property management are in it for maximum profit. The token "public benefits" in this untimely DA are distractions. Locals have fought long & hard against this site's redevelopment, and will oppose this DA to the hilt. No, no and NO!

  12. In Beenleigh QLD on “Demolition of Reservoir” at Wuraga Reservoir 78 Wuraga Road Beenleigh QLD 4207:

    Garreth commented

    Hi I was wondering what will be going in place of this structure ???

  13. In Largs North SA on “Land division 1 into 2...” at 36 Galway Terrace Largs North, SA:

    Vince Osman commented

    I know it's a bit late; it would of been nice,let alone good manners, if the neighbouring properties were notified of this application.

  14. In Umina Beach NSW on “Secondary Dwelling” at 23 Lens Avenue, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Marie Haastrup commented

    Totally agree with Lesley Harvey

  15. In Carlton NSW on “Amended Staged CC -...” at 2 - 6 Carlton Parade, Carlton NSW 2218:

    Mary Demovic commented

    I agree, Bayside Council, formerly Rockdale (and Botany ) Council has a woeful track record in regard to trees and green space. Just look at the desolation of many streets in Bexley where residents have removed trees or are clueless in requesting the planting of them. Climate change might have an impact soon since absence of tree canopies equals reflected heat from concrete footpaths. Enjoy.

  16. In Botany NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 1274 Botany Road, Botany NSW 2019:

    Aaron Poon commented

    Should have more parking (10+) with the development or the nearby streets will be crowded with parked cars. The staff working there perhaps would have already taken most of the 7 parking.

  17. In Launceston TAS on “General Retail and Hire -...” at 80A-88 Charles Street Launceston TAS 7250:

    Anne Jones commented

    How sad that a new business to Launceston would choose to disregard heritage features and fail to understand what it is that makes Australia’s third oldest city unique . What is even sadder and probably more disappointing, is that there appears to be no “body”, which cares to regulate new building and redevelopment with a desire for retaining quality craftsmanship and a sense of history . It is the skilful talent for combining the old and new which makes cities vibrant and inviting to both visitors and residents . Please do not let Launceston go down the path of homogenous and tasteless chain store facades.

  18. In Bondi Junction NSW on “Converting 2x existing...” at 59 Ebley Street Bondi Junction NSW 2022:

    Mary commented

    Aren’t there enough transient back packers disturbing the peace of local residents and devaluing the area? This development does nothing to add character or enhance Bondi Junction. I am in favour of rejecting the application due to the noise, litter, and safety concerns of such a dwelling in this vicinity.

  19. In Werribee VIC on “Increase in MAX numbers of...” at 24 Watton Street Werribee VIC 3030:

    Linda moloney commented

    So does an increase from 10 to 194 mean this education centre could hold 184 more people, if so, why on earth would there be a reduction in additional car parking...seems unbelievable...

  20. In Launceston TAS on “General Retail and Hire -...” at 80A-88 Charles Street Launceston TAS 7250:

    Marion Sargent commented

    I am disappointed that the DA for this site was not released until after building works started. I am appalled that the beautiful and unique stained glass windows and tiles are not to be retained. I would like to know when the glass was supposed to have been replaced? Even if it is not the original 1927 glass it still has a place in Launceston's history as a reminder that the corner was once the oldest continuosly operating chemist shop in Australia. A chemist had been on that site since 1848, but the business was older than that. If it was possible to incorporate the heritage values of your building in Sydney, why not here? There are so few examples left: Chung Gon, F&W Stewart and The Umbrella Shop (partly replaced but still important). We do care about our history and unique character. We don't need to look like every other city. Tourists and locals alike appreciate our difference. Just because the Mall has new paving doesn't mean that everything else has to be modern and sterile as well. I am pleased that the awning and upper storey are to be retained.

  21. In Waverley NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at Waverley Bowling Club 163 Birrell Street Waverley NSW 2024:

    Jen commented

    Very underhanded to do this over the Xmas period and when there is a negative sentiment and people are away.
    Leave the assets alone developers and let people of Waverley enjoy more of a community feel in this overdeveloped area

  22. In Waverley NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at Waverley Bowling Club 163 Birrell Street Waverley NSW 2024:

    M. Paskal commented

    I have no confidence in Waverley Council’s ability/desire to support residents. There must be consultation and all pertinent details laid out for public to see. Developers will not listen or go away. This is a community resource and must be protected.

  23. In Bondi Junction NSW on “Converting 2x existing...” at 59 Ebley Street Bondi Junction NSW 2022:

    Victoria Cameron commented

    This has long been an unkept part of Bondi Junction in a key thoroughfare for young families. This proposal, which is a second attempt at approval, should be rejected.
    We should be encouraging the rejuvenation of this part of Ebley Street, not the further decline.

  24. In Marrickville NSW on “Dual Occupancy” at 119 Addison Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Andrew inheritance.org.au commented

    This area and Addison Rd is quite a heritage area. Overdevelopment is not welcomed by residents in these areas. With falling house prices there is even more urgent need to curb overdevelopment. The DA proposes buildings out of scale and character. We must preserve the fabric of this area and these workers cottages. Stop ruining Sydney.

  25. In Waverley NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at Waverley Bowling Club 163 Birrell Street Waverley NSW 2024:

    Tamera Lang commented

    No documents, no notification to neighbouring properties, just a $83 million estimated cost and lodged at a time of year designed to minimise public comment.
    It's disgraceful.

  26. In Marks Point NSW on “Alterations and Additions...” at Lake Macquarie Airport, 862 Pacific Highway, Marks Point NSW 2280:

    Bill commented

    Pelican Airport is far from essential. It's basically just a bunch of rich guys with fat wallets joy riding in their private planes all day and night while everyone in their flight path can't sleep or work. The airport had been shutdown for over a decade, so stop making excuses. Stop the noise pollution and close pelican airport!

  27. In Bellbird Park QLD on “Reconfiguring a Lot - Four...” at 196-198 Jones Road Bellbird Park QLD 4300:

    Elise De La Rue commented

    My family and I strongly I object to this development!
    1. Enough is enough... There is already an over supply of housing, this is sending existing property prices in a downwards spiral. The rental market is flooded with stupid auxilary units that have no place in Bellbird Park, it is not in character with the suburb at all. Bellbird Park DOES NOT need anymore cramped developments, Bellbird Park DOES NOT need anymore auxilary units. And Bellbird Park is NOT the place for this ridiculous type of developments. Residents have bought in Bellbird Park for the space, the trees, the tranquil suburb that has large blocks.
    2. Have the wildlife been considered?? Of course they haven't because developers and council care more about making money for fancy luncheons than protecting the wildlife in our suburb! What an absolute joke of a council for even letting the developers get this far! The watercourse will be damaged beyond repair, the flooding that is already a huge concern and danger will only get worse with this type of development occurring. This suburb was never designed to reroute huge bodies of water (take a look at happy Jack gully, Jones road, and just about every man hole in the vicinity when theres a downpour).
    3. Wake up council!!! Developers have been submitting plans to build HOUSES, then mysteriously those original plans seem to disappear and are replaced by building AUXILARY DUPLEXES .. Auxilary dwellings ARE NOT houses.. They are duplexes... Bellbird Park is not suited for these types of builds.. Stop letting this occur.. Enough is enough!!!

    LEAVE BELLBIRD PARK ALONE!!!!
    Council, please put a stop to this!! You have the power to stop it so please do so!! For the sake of protecting the suburb, for the sake of existing residents that bought here for the big blocks, trees, wildlife and for the character of the suburb. For the sake of our children to grow up in a leafy suburb, to enjoy Bellbird Park for its unique environment.

    Last of all, we have a family of kangaroos that frequently hop around our backyard, we love them. There are koalas in the trees in our suburb (YES they really are there, the so called experts don't report them because they are paid by developers), they need protecting!!! The gliders, possums, lizards, frogs and birds need protecting!!!

    Stop the development!!!!

  28. In Umina Beach NSW on “Secondary Dwelling” at 26 Carpenter Street, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Lesley Harvey commented

    Can the owners work around the tree at the back and/or plant street tree when the build has finished? See Council's preferred tree list for ideas and preferably plant an advanced specimen in auntumn/winter for fast growth and sustainability.
    This will help the Peninsula recover some of the many mature trees that have been lost to intensive developments (villas, granny flats and units). The Peninsula is now rated, with Warnervale and Long Jetty, the hottest 'heat-sink' area on the Central Coast.
    Also, yet another granny flat means more cars on rear lane ways. Can Council ensure there is on-site parking for this cottage to save neighbours complaining in the future about extra cars obstructing access?

  29. In Umina Beach NSW on “Secondary Dwelling” at 23 Lens Avenue, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Lesley Harvey commented

    Can the owners plant a shade tree when the build has finished. See Council's preferred tree list for ideas and preferably plant an advanced specimen in auntumn/winter for fast growth and sustainability.
    This will help the Peninsula recover some of the many mature trees that have been lost to intensive developments (villas, flats and granny cottages). The Peninsula is now rated, with Warnervale and Long Jetty, the hottest 'heat-sink' area on the Central Coast.
    Also, with yet another granny flat, can Council ensure there is sufficient on-site parking for tenant car(s). Residents are fed up with more and more cars cluttering the lane ways, the noise of slamming car doors at all hours and rubbish bins unable to be collected.

  30. In Umina Beach NSW on “New Two Storey Dwelling” at 19 Honeysuckle Street, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Lesley Harvey commented

    Can the owners plant a street tree when the build has finished. See Council's preferred tree list for ideas and preferably plant an advanced specimen in auntumn/winter for fast growth and sustainability.
    This will help the Peninsula recover some of the many mature trees that have been lost to intensive developments (villas, flats and granny cottages). The Peninsula is now rated, with Warnervale and Long Jetty, the hottest 'heat-sink' area on the Central Coast.

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