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  1. In Seven Hills NSW on “Dwelling -...” at 5 Elbe Street Seven Hills 2147, NSW:

    ronsin commented

    my friend's wife seeks his father who lived 114 Ellam drive seven hills, there are still two years my friend's uncle had news from nothing.
    We saw on the google home for sale.
    We know that Olga had a son from a previous marriage, we do not know the name.
    My father's friend was Aleksandar Todorovic and we want to know where he is buried. (He died Oct. 31, 1986)
    I use a translator may therefore be difficult
    thank you very much for the help you can give us

  2. In Morisset NSW on “Drainage, Earthworks, Lighting” at 40 Ourimbah Street Morisset NSW 2264, NSW:

    Coral Hill commented

    could you please tell me what is being built on this land . As the maps posted to us show behind our property but the address listed is in front of our property . We are at No: 16 Ourimbah st. ? thanks

  3. In Thornbury VIC on “On-Premises Licence” at 848-850 High Street, Thornbury 3071, VIC:

    Julian Crupi commented

    To whom it may concern,

    It has been brought to my attention that the premises at 848 High Street Thornbury is applying for an extended liquor licence.

    As a next door neighbour i would like to state my opinion as being against this going through. I believe the licence requested is to allow 1 am trading for 7 days of the week.

    The said business backs right onto a laneway that seperates them from where we live at 2 Dundas Street. As it stands we already have issues with other neighbours having parties until the small hours of the morning and using this laneway as a place of not only commuting; from such parties at 1 - 3am in the morning; but also as a urinal!! Such commuting in this usually very quiet lane amplifies even the smallest of sounds keeping us awake. I hate to imagine that this could be happening every week night AND every weekend!!

    Such an extension would not only encourage such noise as mentioned but also extended noise way after they close as people leave the premises finding their way home.

    I have lived at 2 Dundas St for nearly 2 years now and would like to continue to do so without having to call on the police every night just to be able to sleep.

    Kind Regards

  4. In Newtown NSW on “To carry out alteration to...” at 407 King Street Newtown NSW 2042:

    Henare Degan commented

    I support this application.

    Small bars like this are improving the vibrancy of King Street and this will be a welcome addition.

    I also really like the fact that they respecting the history of the site by planning to retain the existing shopfront.


  5. In Bellingen NSW on “Fresh Produce Packing and...” at 6 Bowra St Bellingen NSW 2:

    Cameron Bragg commented

    A good use of land close to town.

  6. In Torquay QLD on “0 / 0 denmans camp road,...” at 0 / 0 Denmans Camp Road, Torquay, QLD:

    Kathi Dewsbery commented

    This is already a very busy corner. We have another shopping centre including an early/late opening supermarket at the intersection of Bideford and Boat Harbour. I do not believe another strip shopping centre so close to the current one on Bideford is justified. We have shops closed all over Torquay. Let's fill those shops before we create new ones please. As it is, the centre on Bideford Street near the Esplanade is becoming deserted.

  7. In Blacks Beach QLD on “Multiple Dwelling Units (69)” at 34 Bourke Street Blacks Beach QLD 4740:

    Petrina Frankham commented

    I am writing to oppose the development application submitted for 34 Bourke Street, Blacks Beach Qld 4740.
    The reason that I am opposing the prospective development is due to the current road infrastructure of Bourke Street and concerns associated with the safety of residents!
    Key concerns are as follows:
    * The Seawind Caravan Park is currently completing their refurbishment, however, no parking provisions have been put in place or enforced by Mackay City Council. As a result up to 20 - 30 vehicles per evening park on the roadside. This then causes issues for the School and Public Bus system that attempts to manoeuvre their way through the street each day (in a safe manner), not to mention residents attempting to make their way to work.
    * The second issue is that there are no footpaths or curbing along Bourke Street, the increased traffic and construction of this proposed development (along with current developments) will certainly pose a safety issue for pedestrians, locals, children and visitors alike.
    * Another factor to take into consideration is the already commenced development of Carroll Street (which stems off Bourke Street). I would assume that the development of this land alone (without even taking into consideration the construction of homes) will take up to two years. Bourke street residents have already witnessed an increase of traffic, such as trucks and work vehicles (Bourke Street appears to be the main access point for this development) which are already causing further traffic congestion and at times (due to the size of the trucks) are physically blocking people's homes for small periods of time.
    * I also do not believe that adequate parking facilities have been provided in the development and as anyone can physically see upon inspection of the site - there is NOWHERE to park if the existing parking facilities are full (except back on the street, again congesting traffic and causing safety issues for people attempting to enjoy the neighbourhood.).
    * And finally, to add to the congestion and poor infrastructure, Mackay City Council's work trucks and vehicles enjoy having their lunch at the Blacks Beach Park - which is lovely but with the already existing heavy traffic, I believe that it is too much for the road infrastructure to support.
    I have already noticed the obvious impact of the current state of Bourke Street, Blacks Beach by way of the decrease (in fact total abandonment) of international tour groups such as Contiki and Australian Scenic Tours enjoying day trips to Blacks Beach Park! It's sad that a beach that is world renown cannot be comfortably accessed by the world's citizens!
    I would also like to point out that upon completion of the very small portion of development that the Mackay City Council did at Blacks Beach Park a few years ago, ALL residents who lived in that section of the developed road were threatened with Parking Tickets should they park on the footpath or in front of their homes! These residents have (unwillingly complied) only to witness the Council allowing the monstrosities (listed above) to transpire before them! This is unfair, unjust and hypocritical to say the least!
    Bourke Street is a lovely piece of paradise that is quickly aesthetically beginning to resemble a third world nation, although after my recent visit to Morocco I can testify that their roads (yes, in a 'developing' country) are in fact better and safer than the road that I live on here in Bourke Street, Blacks Beach, AUSTRALIA!
    I would hope and appreciate that from a professional, social and safety standpoint that the above concerns are taken into consideration in the application of this development and any further developments that may be put forward for Bourke Street!

  8. In Randwick NSW on “Integrated seniors living...” at 57-63 St Pauls Street Randwick NSW 2031:

    Chris Hurst commented

    To whom it may concern,

    I'm a current resident @ 3/6 Daintrey Crescent, Randwick. We've owned this property for approx 3 years and have been a resident of Randwick for about 6 years in total. I've recently become aware of the proposed development of the above site and would like to voice a number of concerns relating to the size of the proposed build.

    Whilst I support the continuing development of our community, I believe it's important to retain the culture and feel that's grown over the years. The size of the proposed development is WAY out of character for the area and I must express our extreme concern that the property is grossly over-sized based on the surrounding buildings.

    When looking to buy a property we were attracted to "The Spot" for the vibrant village feel. Every weekend people travel to the area for the safe and interesting restaurants, cafe's, and nightlife. I don't believe a retirement "Super Centre" will add anything to the lovely atmosphere created by the young families and professionals that reside here.

    Specifically my concerns are as follows:

    1. The amount of proposed units is excessive and will completely change the demographic and atmosphere of the area.
    2. The huge scale of the building works will effect all residents and cause months of disruption.
    3. The height of the proposed build is monstrous and will over shadow all units and houses within close proximity. This in tandem with the size of the build will destroy the leafy landscape and dominate the skyline.
    4. I am very concerned our property will decline in value due to the change in the area's demographic. Currently this is a very sought after area because of the character which will obliterated if this request is approved.
    5. Increase in traffic will cause an already congested area to become worse. Regardless of underground car parks visitors will continue to park on our street. This is proven every night with movie goers failing to use the Wilson car park.

    As a financier, I understand the need for development better than most. I'm certainly not opposed to the site being developed but we must keep in mind the effect on current residents and rate payers. The people in this district have worked hard to build a supportive and close-nit community. I think we deserve a development that's going to match the character and spirit of the surrounding area's.

    I thank you for your consideration of the above.

    Kind regards

    Chris Hurst and Charlotte Matheny
    3/6 Daintrey Cres,
    Randwick, 2031, NSW

  9. In Bellingen NSW on “Fresh Produce Packing and...” at 6 Bowra St Bellingen NSW 2:

    Michelle Inwood and Peter Todd commented

    We would like to know more information....

    Does this mean that there will be an increase of truck traffic? If so we feel the entrance road needs to be fixed of pot holes, due to noise etc.

    What are the hours of operation?

    What will be the noise restrictions put on the type of business, being in a residential area?

  10. In Camberwell VIC on “Construct twenty one (21)...” at 35 Allambee Avenue Camberwell VIC 3124:

    Gordon and Margaret MacMillan commented

    Would be very concerned at such a high density building in a narrow suburban street on a relatively small block.
    What would the construct of the building be and parking provisions.
    Would like opportunity to comment on proposed development and lodge comments as appropriate.

  11. In Malvern VIC on “Demolition & construction...” at 8 Gordon Grove, Malvern, VIC:

    Grant Francis commented

    The problem with this application is that it does not take into account the size and bulk of the proposed building in comparison to the existing surrounding residential buildings, particularly to the rear of it.
    The developers and architects seem to think that the proposed development falls into some transition zone between a heritage overlay area and the more built up activity area that bounds Glenferrie Road.
    What they have failed to take into account is that it also bounds the intact victorian streetscape of Evandale Road to its rear.
    The visual appearance of the proposed building is reasonably acceptable to me from the front, however it needs to be reviewed from its rear.
    The visual bulk and imposing nature of the building proposed seriously impedes the heritage values of number 9 and 11 Evandale Road in particular, and the general overall historical look of Evandale Road.
    The developers should reduce the size of the proposed building in height and scale at its rear southern end.
    It is too close to the southern boundary and should be reduced to two stories at least from halfway along its length.
    Original planning in this area allowed for a green belt corridor through the middle of the homes with the buildings spaced quite uniformly at the same distance from the rear boundaries.
    This proposal goes against the "lay" of the rest of the area in a dramatic way.
    It is the sort of development that is much better suited to say Dandenong Road or one of the major roads in the area, not this quiet historical residential street.
    The home that sits directly to its south at number 11 Evandale Road is the oldest existing brick built dwelling in Malvern. It is featured on the historical societies walks of the local area as a significant building.
    If this proposal is allowed in its existing form it will dwarf the view of 11 Evandale Road from the only vantage point it can be viewed from by anyone with an interest in the architectural history of the local area.
    Surely it is for these kinds of reasons that there is a Heritage Overlay in place to protect the integrity of buildings such as this.
    If this is allowed to go ahead it renders the idea of protection by such an overlay useless and farsicle.

  12. In Fullerton Cove NSW on “Intensive Agriculture...” at 183 Cabbage Tree Road Fullerton Cove NSW 2318:

    Fiona Britten commented

    From the Stockton Local Newspaper - Good morning, I have an urgent enquiry relating to the filling in and diversion of the drain the 14 ft drain that currently runs through the property at 183 Cabbage Tree Road, Fullerton Cove. The paper will be running a story on this and the impact and concerns of residents. The article will be published next Wednesday and I am providing the opportunity to respond to the following:
    1) What environmental impact studies have been undertaken to ensure that he proposal will not have a detrimental affect and cause flooding to neighbouring properties?\
    2) Who undertook the study and what are their qualification and experiences in the Fullerton Cove area
    3) Is council confident that the diversion around the property and the increased demand on the Dawsons drain in Williamtown can be managed.

    The Fullerton Cove resident action group has been contacted for comment and as the Stockton Local always aims to provide a balanced and considered view, we would appreciate a response relating to councils position.

  13. In Emu Plains NSW on “Concrete Batching Plant” at 49 Sommerville Circuit Emu Plains:

    john may commented

    have they provided adequate landscaping ? to screen the development ie trees and shrubs
    will bin areas be covered during windy days ?
    Hours of operation ? does that include mixing on site
    How many trucks ?

  14. In Emu Plains NSW on “Concrete Batching Plant” at 49 Sommerville Circuit Emu Plains:

    john may commented

    I object to the concrete batching plant unless a landscape plan is provided by a qualified landscape architect or professional horticulturalist. These plants are historically an eyesore and have no landscaping to prevent dust issues.

    The consent should condition that on windy days the storage areas will be covered to prevent sand or cement materials from being blown off site.

    An adequate landscaped buffer to the street say 5 metres is normally required, along the frontage.

    The plant species chosen should provide adequate screening to assist in dust reduction (blown) on the roads on windy days). Trees and shrubs should be chosen with a tree every 7 metres, and 2 metre high shrubs in a line (2 m apart) in front of the trees.

    A Maintenance program should be provided to indicate how the landscaping is to be watered, fertilised etc

  15. In Port Kembla NSW on “Proposed Refractory Building” at 36-46 Gloucester Boulevarde, Port Kembla:

    Jan Crombie-Brown commented

    VERY concerned about noise and air pollution - the site is extremely close to residential area. I understand that the council rezoned just to facilitate the refactory. Concerned about the 24/7 operation and the increase and incidence of trucks and heavy vehicles along Gloucester Boulevarde, a popular swimming, walking and cycling area - pedestrians and prams meet trucks! Not good enough. This is also very close to Port Kembla Public School. Residents and school were not initially notified and the whole process is open to scrutiny. I believe that the development being approved is nothing short of scandalous.

  16. In Orange NSW on “Quest Apartments (Motel and...” at 108 Summer Street & 43-45 Sale Street, Orange:

    Hamilton Dwight Walker commented

    This should be good for accommodation and will use the wasted land on Sale St but it will be a big apartment building like the Quest Apartments in Dubbo so stand out quite a bit in Orange CBD so need to be not ugly or an eyesore by good exterior design to match the local streetscape. It is a good idea that they are building offstreet parking or local parking will be congested for local shoppers. It explains why Ron Boulton Cycles relocated their shop to Lords Place as their shop is being demolished. His shop was not that attractive. A new tower with motel and shops will make the area more complete and attractive. The Summer Centre was dying as Franklins could not compete with Aldi, Coles and IGA. This should enliven the area after being run down for years.

  17. In Neutral Bay NSW on “Demolish and erect a duplex...” at 33 Holdsworth St Neutral Bay, NSW:

    Catherine McClean commented

    This house at 33 Holdsworth street, Neutral Bay was the home of important Australian artist Dame Eileen Mayo during her time in Sydney in the 1950's

  18. In Bellingen NSW on “Subdivision (x 2 additional...” at 42 William St Bellingen NSW 2:

    Cameron Bragg commented


    I am supportive of this application as it reflects what already exists in this part of Bellingen - large lots but not overly large. The existing land size isn't big enough for any real rural purpose and by allowing a subdivision of this nature provides an opportunity to increase the population of Bellingen without needing to add additional infrastructure.

    It has occurred to me that there is an addition subdivision being proposed across the road from here (in Scotchman Road). This would make five or six new properties all in this area. I also believe there is a house proposed to be built up the hill from this proposal, again in Scotchman Road.

    I assume that all of these properties will need to establish some kind of OSMS - wouldn't it be useful to take advantage of all this activity now and connect Scotchman Road to the town sewer - this would have long term benefits for the health of our waterways and could be partially funded by the money these properties would have otherwise had to spend to setup their OSMS.

  19. In Launceston TAS on “1. Change of use of part of...” at 2/23 Racecourse Crescent Launceston TAS 7250:

    Andrew Gall commented

    This is a test only.

    Andrew Gall

  20. In Pascoe Vale VIC on “Development of land for...” at 1 Archibald Street, Pascoe Vale VIC 3044:

    Ken and Helen Amoore commented

    We wish to lodge an appeal against the planning application for the developement of the land at
    1 ARCHIBALD STREET, PASCOE VALE (MPS/2012/395) for 4 single story dwellings.

    Other multi unit developments in our street have all been contained to 3 units but have still resulted in excessive on street parking as most of these units use their garage space for storage instead of parking.

    We oppose this application on the grounds that the crowded on street parking will pose an unacceptable risk and inconvenience to the residents of this street. Already there are three multi unit developements in the immediate vicinity of this proposed development which cause significant traffic congestion very close to the intersection with Gaffney Street every night and weekend.

    We also oppose the construction of 4 units as this will significantly impact on the existing infrastructure and the character of the street and it also pave the way for more developments of this type which would totally destroy our once very pleasant street.

  21. In Urangan QLD on “635 esplanade, hervey bay” at 635 Esplanade, Hervey Bay, QLD:

    Shane O'Brien commented

    To whom it may concern,
    My name is Shane and i love to build things out of wood.
    There is an old abandoned house at 635 esplanade, i was wondering if this house belongs to you, would it at all be possible to retrieve some of the wood from the house before it is pulled down and thrown away.
    Building furniture out of recycled wood is much better for the environment and adds a lot more character.

    Thank you for your time.

  22. In Alexandria NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 296-298 Botany Road Alexandria NSW 2015:

    Craig Fowler commented

    I think this is a wonderful idea! I live in the Linc building on mandible st and would much prefer Woolworths and other shops next door instead of the Christmas Wareshouse and Puma shop that are currently located here. Lots of people leave Green Sqaure train station in the afternoon and walk past this location on their way home. Having shops there would be perfect. Also the underground parking is a great idea to keep cars from parking in the sidestreets and allow people to drive there. Also with the numerous bike routes around the area it's also easy for locals to jump on their bike to go and grab a bite to eat, or something else at the shops. I strongly support this proposal.

  23. In Marrickville NSW on “Under Section 82A of the...” at 234 Addison Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

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  24. In Newtown NSW on “To demolish the existing...” at 36 Alice Street Newtown NSW 2042:

    Justine Kinkade commented

    I am local resident and strongly oppose this DA in its current form. In my opinion, the DA does not provide sufficient parking spaces, will impinge on neighbouring property's privacy and exceeds the FSR Development Standard. Most importantly I believe the traffic assessment does not take into account the other developments due to go ahead or currently being built in the area such as Marrickville Metro, Edgeware Road and the one commencing soon at approx 25-31 Pearl St which will result in a number of apartments and further contribute to the poor traffic flow along Pearl St and into Alice St.

    I believe the land is underutilised and would welcome a DA that is sympathetic to its surrounds and has minimal impact on local residents therefore I object to this DA.

  25. In Newtown NSW on “To demolish the existing...” at 36 Alice Street Newtown NSW 2042:

    Kristin Moore commented

    I am a resident of Pearl Street and object most strenuously to this development - parking, traffic and noise are all issues, but most importantly the character of the area and the community will be completely ruined.
    There is a petition circulating now - please sign it if they knock on your door.

  26. In Newtown NSW on “To demolish the existing...” at 36 Alice Street Newtown NSW 2042:

    Alice Hoang commented

    I've been a resident of this area my entire life. It is largely unfair to the current residences and in effect, the community to strip this area of its much loved characteristics by adding buildings which just don't belong. To echo above comments, it is already difficult enough to commute through the streets of Newtown. I can only imagine that this development would result in an unhappy community as it benefits nobody who calls this place home.

  27. In Newtown NSW on “To demolish the existing...” at 36 Alice Street Newtown NSW 2042:

    Kate Levy commented

    I have lived in the area for some time now and I already see the issue with traffic flow and serious issues with a lack of parking. This will only be made worse by the development proposed.

    I also don't agree with building a large high rise development in an area with traditionally low rise buildings. It will simply ruin the beautiful and unique surrounds in the area of Newtown and take away from its personality.

    There is absolutely no benefit to existing residents of the area, the ones who have contributed to the community for years, through this development - which is why I strongly oppose to it going forward.

  28. In Newtown NSW on “To demolish the existing...” at 36 Alice Street Newtown NSW 2042:

    Guy Munro commented

    It's a shame to think that the beautiful surrounds that this area has to offer are being compromised by radical "improvements".

    I am a resident of neighboring Juliett Street and have been in the area for 7 years. I have to agree with the comments above that this is not adding value to area, rather, it will indeed create over-crowding, an influx of motor vehicles and less parking in already busy area.

    Why not invest the money into beautifying the park on Alice Street instead of lining the pockets of greedy, mono-focal developers?

    I urge the council to oppose this initiative. Put simply, it doesn't make sense.

  29. In Newtown NSW on “To demolish the existing...” at 36 Alice Street Newtown NSW 2042:

    Thomas Rose commented

    Can't believe this is planned. Obviously none of the planners live in the area. Traffic has been a joke for a while now, parking is non existent. One of the best things about the area is the sense of community and these sorts of developments destroy this. It is extremely sad and short sighted. We should be looking at ways to improve the area and develop a further sense of community, not remove it.
    Newtown is a beautiful and unique area. Please don't try and turn it into one of the lifeless suburbs we see out in the 'burbs. A giant shopping centre and skyhigh apartment buildings are a poor replacement for a community.

  30. In Newtown NSW on “To demolish the existing...” at 36 Alice Street Newtown NSW 2042:

    Chris Marklew commented

    I am a resident on Pearl street and this really is a zero sum game, the traffic is already at an almost standstill in the area at times, parking nigh on impossible, combined with the extended shadows, lack of privacy, noise pollution blocking of the cool evening breeze in summer, and aesthetic problem of a huge multi-story tower block set amongst the surrounding style of buildings in the area makes this a terrible idea.

    I will be getting a petition signed in the next 6 days and sending it to the council to let them know that nobody in the area will benefit from this and many residents will suffer and have a lessened quality of life, all so a property developer can build them high and pack them in for a huge profit. I will not sit back and watch a beautiful suburb be ruined. The council owe us support on this!

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