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

    Malong Dong commented

    Dear City of Ryde,

    I am not in favor of the development plan at 122 Herring Road, because

    1. The area is ALREADY in danger of over development without proper infrastructure support
    2. The recent sandals of high density building quality impose potential threat to existing apartment buildings
    3. The proposed development plan has not considered neighboring communities as it’s lack of design for public area and community harmonization.

    Please kindly consider my concern and the voice from the public. Thank you.

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

    Yng Yiing Lee commented

    Dear City of Ryde Council,
    I vigorously oppose the listed development plan for the following reasons:
    1. Excessive noise and air pollution
    2. Severe lack of green spaces in this area
    3. Poor thought to infrastructure + continuing overdevelopment despite poor occupancy. E.g. lack of public parking spaces and hence poor occupancy for shop fronts.
    4. Overwhelming traffic congestion, especially when adjacent to arterial roads
    5. The density of the proposed development is too high
    6. Pending important reforms from state government with regards to building standards as highlighted by cracks in Mascot Tower, unsafe Opal Tower, water damage in Zetland apartment blocks, septic spray in Paramatta's Altitude towers.. the list goes on.
    Please consider thoroughly the concerns of your residents delivered to the planning authority

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

    Victor Ly commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I strongly disagree with the developments proposed on 122 Hereing road. My concerns are same to those already mentioned in prior comments, that is overcrowded, safety issues around building towers closely to each other, privacy, lack of sunshine and lack of green space.

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

    Rachel Wong commented

    Dear City of Ryde Council,

    I strongly oppose the listed development plan for several reasons:
    1. Excessive noise and air pollution
    2. Severe lack of green spaces in this area
    3. Poor thought to infrastructure + continuing overdevelopment despite poor occupancy. E.g. lack of public parking spaces and hence poor occupancy for shop fronts.
    4. Overwhelming traffic congestion, especially when adjacent to arterial roads
    5. Pending important reforms from state government with regards to building standards as highlighted by cracks in Mascot Tower, unsafe Opal Tower, water damage in Zetland apartment blocks, septic spray in Paramatta's Altitude towers.. the list goes on.

    Please thoroughly consider the concerns of your residents.

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

    Nancy Malek commented

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am strongly opposed to the proposed development at Morling College as it will negatively impact population density. There is a real threat to the health and safety of the residents of Saunders Close, which must not be overlooked.

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

    Adrian Stanislaus commented

    I DO NOT support the LDA2019/0264.

    Herring Rd currently are already very busy as it is. There are already a lot of new development happening in the area.

    With this Morling College development, it'll be much worse. The additional population density that this will bring is not doing the community any favours.

    On top of that, with all those proposed high rise being built, this community will loose the greenery and being replaced with concrete jungle. Not only the greenery, the community will also loose the sun.

    So this development is bad for the community, please reconsider the plan and have the community in mind.

    Thank you.

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

    kuifen wang commented

    over over over supply in Maquarie Park! buildings are too close to each other.
    as residents, we need greenland, parks, open spaces.

    like Rohdes, Zetland, there are many high rise as well, but they are well planned, many green parks, children playground, sports fields. Not like Macquarie Park, just tall buildings.

    I strongly DISAGREE with this development.

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

    Hao Z commented

    Dear Sir/Madam:

    Strongly disagree with the application LDA 2019/0264.

    There have been enough concerns about environment, community, health, safety, privacy, traffic articulated by owners and residents above at 120 Herring Rd and Saunders Close, which I can’t agree more. I am not going to repeat all those concerns, but they are equally important to a few more concerns I would like to elaborate below:

    1. The proposed five buildings will double the population density (about 1500 households then) in the area, not counting the 10 other residential high rises being built or close-to-finish at the moment in the surrounding areas. There won’t be enough medical resources available for the residents in the area. In case of emergency/crisis, how would thousands of residents be evacuated with only two small roads, one being a non-through?
    2. It is time to have a real city plan rather be driven by pure financial gains for developers. I can hardly see a plan behind this proposal with any consideration for quality of life or health or community safety for residents living in an already over-crowded area. Australian Bureau of Statistics has already listed the Macquarie Park as one of those areas with oversupplied dwellings in the next five years – how would additional five 14-floors buildings contribute to the apartment oversupply in the district?
    3. The application proposes for a mix use commercial, retail and mainly residential development by Morling College, which made me question whether this aligns with the mission/vision of Morling College to serve its community. What a community – made of iron and concrete, no sunlight, no greenery, no place for children – Morling College is proposing for the community it serves, while only considering maximising its own financial gains! It would be grateful that the Morling College would carefully consider and respond to concerns raised by the community it serves.

    Following recent building crises, it highly suggested an urgent need for the Council / State to reform the building and construction industry by ensuring people and community first and by lifting building standards and across NSW (although extensive work has been started by NSW government), e.g.: revise the regulations that allows 6-12 meters distances between two high rises (even below 9 floors – safety and privacy issues).

    I, one of many resident in the area, would greatly appreciate that the City of Ryde could carefully consider our concerns, weight the benefits and damages of the proposed application, and truly act in the interest of community safety and consumer protection.

    Thank you for your consideration
    Hao

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

    Judy Wright commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I strongly DISAGREE with this development. This would result in overpopulated, dense, low privacy area without any sunshine. The buildings are too close to each other and would hugely impact our surroundings and quality of life.

  10. In Speers Point NSW on “Community Facility (Multi...” at Speers Point Park 23 Park Road Speers Point NSW 2284:

    Sharon commented

    I am a local resident who uses the park daily. I see children, adults, families using the park and that pathway to ride bikes, play, roller blade and skate board. I object strongly against this ugly building and it’s proposed location, right smack bang in the middle of all the activity. Surely someone can use their brain and come up with a better alternative.

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

    Ken M commented

    This DA application should be denied by Coffs Council quickly & easily.
    In reference to Coffs City Council's Development Contribution plans For the Moonee & Sapphire Areas dated 2015 then recently revised 27 June 2018 (link below) marked 2019 this application for a childcare centre is well outside the past & future plans & requirements for the use of the land & property including adjacent public space.
    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 existing." " 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.") so before council try to take/rezone our recreational & meeting place they should best deliver the balance of facilities promised.
    Should you look at the recently disassociated developers (Walkers) website they still have the list of attractions listing Beachstone Cafe as a draw card. This was one of the reasons to buy, build & relocate our family to this exclusive Family & Community orientated beachside area.
    - De-value surrounding properties, parking & access, reduced community space, changed to open space planning, noise and the list goes on for this DA to be denied. If it does proceed further, I'm pretty sure locals are currently excelling at signing petitions to stop our council. (see Coffs Civic Space)

    https://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/Building-and-Planning/Planning-Controls-and-Guidelines/Documents/Developer%20Contribution%20Plans%202018/Developer%20Contributions%20Plan%20-%20Moonee%20Area.pdf

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

    Ivy Park commented

    This plan will impact on health of numerous tenants who reside in the surrounded area. As a mother of a little boy, I strongly oppose to this proposal.

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

    Kia commented

    Dear City of Ryde Council,

    This area is already over populated. Life style will change and it will create lots of dissatisfaction for whoever lives here either as owner-occupied or tenants as well property investors to keep the value of their properties. I oppose the proposal as a current resident on herring road. It will cause lots of big issues and head aches for everyone for sure.

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

    Lavender Pan commented

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I strongly OBJECT this development. This would result in no privacy of our living and block all our sunshine. The buildings are too close to each other and would hugely impact our surroundings and quality of life.

    Hope authority could look into this and make the wise decision for residents.
    Thank you.

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

    Lydia commented

    Dear City of Ryde Council,

    Objection to proposed concept development application for the development of the Morling College....

    Apart from potential construction risk, my major concerns are:

    1. old and short of infrastructure facilities not matching current residents's needs, let alone new development....* look at the rubbish pedestrian path we got on Herring road, so narrow and not even comfortable to walk on, I can not imagine kids and disabled one would be safe on it... when it is raining, it is just unable to walk on, full of water.... *bus stop is not comfortable to stay close to 1 saunders close... *waste managment is a issue too... it is disgusting to see so many rubbish bins on saunders close everyday already, I can not imagine what would be like on saunder close for the new development.... *metro station is quite crowded during peak hours now, I would questioning the capacity of the metro station if bringing in new development like that... *flooding issue.. you know now when the storm is coming there is flooding land near the creek, if new development approved, would it worsen the situation?

    2. traffic congestion...now it is already super crowded on herring road, take me tens of mins just on herring road. long quee already exiting from saunders close to herring already. if bringing in new development and many more cars travel on the herring road???? where are the traffic report for the development? considering the development in construction or not?

    3.over population... be repeated by above comments and ... please consider it...

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

    Edward Chan commented

    I strongly object to Morling College’s proposal to add high rise developments around the 120 Herring Road residence. It will have negative impacts on the quality of living of the hundreds of residents already living in this area. Traffic congestion, overcrowding and loss of green space are only a few reasons to put an end to this development. Ignoring the community’s objections to this development is at the peril of the council.

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

    sharon commented

    Dear city of ryde council

    My whole family would like to object this proposal . Without any concerns about the neighbors only money driven. This is ridiculous and harmful for the living of macquarie park. Traffic issues and public green areas will need to be solved as priority

    Regards

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

    Shawn commented

    The proposed plans would create an overpopulated mass of residents without adequate parks, footpaths amenities etc.

    Would suggest the council reviews the width and condition of the current footpaths before continuing to consider any further mass residential developments in the Herring Rd area.

    The proposed plans would impact the wellbeing of existing rate paying residents, through considerable disruption to daylight, noise pollution during development and post development.

    Recent residential developments in parts of Sydney too close to neighbouring buildings has lead to structural damage to existing buildings. The council needs to review the current groundwater location and water running next to 8 Saunders Close to see clearly that this land is sensitive to development.

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

    Haidong Xiao commented

    Objection.

    Safety
    Traffic
    Noise
    Density
    Construction risk....

    Morling College is running a business but not a college.!

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

    Danny S commented

    Dear City of Ryde Council,

    Reference : Application LDA2019/0264 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park Morling College Application.

    I write in connection with the above planning application. I have examined the plans and I know the site well, as the resident in 120 Herring Road. I wish to object strongly to the development of these development in this location.

    Based on the vision of City of Ryde : "The place to be for lifestyle and opportunity @ your doorstep".

    With approval of this development, it will not reflection the vision for City of Ryde Council, as the place to be for lifestyle as overcrowded living environment, lack of privacy for the resident in 120 Herring Road, new building will deprive the sunlight hours.

    This development proposals should be considered very carefully: infilling could ruin the character of the Herring Road.

    Please consider and listen to all of our objection against this development proposal. Thank you.

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

    Nathan commented

    Already, the Saunders Close development is severely lacking in natural sunlight. Better planning could've allowed for existing buildings to be taller, with greenery occupying the space between them to maximise livability. Further, I would assume the addition of further buildings will enhance (negatively) the wind tunnel effect, creating a noisy and uncomfortable living space for all.

    Please reconsider this proposal (reducing or eliminating it), and in either option, consider turning the morling college space into some shared green space for the residents of Saunders Close and its immediate surrounds to enjoy.

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

    Violet Shi commented

    I am object to this proposal.

    Considering the recently apartments cracking scandal, I and my family really did not see any further unsafe action to be taken.

    Morling College has already built a public motel and on Saunders close which is ridiculous to find strangers around where we are living and no judgement why a college needs to build a hotel to make money.

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

    Yee Yeow commented

    I strongly opposed to this ill- considered development proposal. It will lead to overpopulation, reduced green space, traffic congestion.

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

    Andrew Lukins commented

    I also object to this proposal. I agree with all previous comments.
    There are so many units going up in afraid the area will turn into a concrete ghetto just like Zetland, and devalue everyone's investment.

  25. In Bellbird Park QLD on “Other Change -...” at 36-38 Rosemary Street Bellbird Park QLD 4300:

    J Burnell commented

    So the owners/developer have requested that the planning permission be changed to include the original 12 lots that were requested. Apparently the destruction, I mean development, is not viable for 8 lots. Maybe the owners/developer should have done their job properly and not just gone after a quick profit at the expense of the suburb. Council need to stand firm on their decision. Rosemary St is already under huge pressure from increased traffic and this destruction, I mean development, will only increase the pressure.

  26. In Monash ACT on “PROPOSAL FOR A NEW...” at 178 Clive Steele Avenue, Monash, ACT:

    Hamish Sinclair commented

    THis appears an over development of the site. There is insufficent information regrdaing the future subdivision to assess the actual site area less the drainage easement and therefore plot ratio etc are unclear. The design of the development is oppressive and poor quality presenting as a series of lock up storage units and primarily of a custodial facility rather aged care retirement units. It is difficult to accept the design as in anyway consistent with the character of the area which is predominantly red brick, and pitched orange tiled roofs and two storey to take advantage of the slope. The proposal instead promotes a near monochromatic grey black and light grey single bunker design more appropriate to industrial or inner city modernist locations that suburban Tuggeranong. On character alone it fails numerous but unaddressed criteria in the MUHDC of those mentioned C25 and others. In terms of C33 the half metre encroachment into solar access for a flat roofed bunker suggests even this aesthetically unpleasant design is an over development of the site. The landscape plan is consistent with the minimal overall effort applied to achieving a good quality rather than dense cheap design and is consistent in area, form and function with industrial rather than residential facilities. Even custodial developments such as AMC achieve a higher landscape area and quality of planting than is proposed here by the Govt.

  27. In Clontarf QLD on “Material Change of Use -...” at 12-18 Haysmouth Parade, Clontarf QLD 4019:

    Geoffrey Redman commented

    Hello Moreton Bay Regional Council,
    I am not against development if it is done correctly. This application is clearly not.
    Way above the 12m height assigned to this quiet residential area. This development of 40 units is on 6 medium sized house blocks. One small road services this suburban area, of about 50 residences at present. You will be basically doubling the capacity, and overloading all the services i.e. traffic, sewerage, parking, water and electricity.
    Are all the golf buggies in their assigned allotments going to drive on councils road?
    The total area is nearly 100%runoff from rain. Where will this go?

    Recently 23rd June, MBRC co hosted and attended a "Paddle Against Plastic" event at the end of this street to help clean and protect the Internationally Ramsar listed Hays Inlet site. The event was instructed by MBRC to be a small scaled event due to this small residential area with one access road.

    The street and small ramp at the western end is used by a limited number of kayakers and fisher persons, regularly, as there is limited room. It is a quiet, nature enjoying area. Hats Inlet is an area of approximately 2,400 hectares, which makes it one of the largest and most significant wetland sites in South East Queensland. It is a wetland and estuarine area dominated by intertidal mudflats, lined with mangroves, surrounded by low, flat land containing saltmarsh and coastal bushland. The habitat is of international significance as it supports migratory birds and is part of the Moreton Bay Ramsar site. Hays Inlet is listed in the Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia, and is a Declared Fish Habitat Area.
    The area supports a wide range of resident and migratory fauna. The Queensland Government’s WetlandInfo website provides a fauna species list for Hays Inlet Fish Habitat Area which is included in Appendix F, noting that this includes all environments of the Inlet including those types upstream of, and relatively unaffected by activities undertaken at, the Site including Saltmarsh wetlands, coastal and sub-coastal tree swamps and Casuarina forest.
    Nationally listed threatened species known to utilise the Inlet area within 1km of the Site pursuant to the EPBC Protected Matters Report include: Curlew sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea), Critically Endangered; Great knot (Calidris tenuirostris), Critically Endangered; Greater sand plover (Charadrius leschenaultii), Vulnerable; and Lesser sand plover (Charadrius mongolus), Endangered; Bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri), Vulnerable; Eastern curlew (Numenius madagascariensis), Critically endangered; Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Vulnerable; Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), Endangered; Green turtle (Chelonia mydas), Vulnerable; Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Endangered; Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Vulnerable; Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), Endangered; Flatback Turtle (Natator depressus), Vulnerable; and Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias); Vulnerable.
    Migratory and wetland species known to use the area include several species of Sandpipers, Plovers, Curlew, Tattlers, Greenshank, Godwits, Knots, Frigatebirds and Shearwaters, to name a few. The Inlet would also be utilised by crustaceans such as Mud crabs (Scylla serrata), Bay prawn (Metapenaeus bennettae), Sand crab (Portunis armatus) and fish such as Sea mullet (Mugil cephalus) and Yellowfin bream (Acanthopagrus australis).
    We do have species of delicate sea grass returning to our area after the 1996 floods, and Dugongs have been frequenting our area of Moreton Bay lately.
    Moreton Bay itself is the most biodiverse bay for a major city any where in world, and she needs protecting. Our mangroves ( 7 species in the area) and salt marsh protect our shorelines from erosion, allow juvenile fish a protected environment to grow and thrive, are fantastic at blue carbon sequestration, and help cleanse pollutants and sediments from our waterways.
    The carpaks, underground, and the base floor level is at -2m AHD, which is 3.26m below High Water mark. Is it going to be used as a pool. The foundations will go further still into this sub-strat.
    Please make this development much smaller and protect our Ramsar Site. I represented Moreton Bay at its 20th Ramsar anniversary in October 2013, and again at the 25th Ramsar Anniversary in October 2018. Lets protect it for more celebrations.

  28. In Zetland NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 94-104 Epsom Road Zetland NSW 2017:

    Julia commented

    Please do not build any more huge apartments around here. The Transport is already full, the roads are clogged and the buildings are ugly. We really don't need anymore apartments or people in this already very congested area.

  29. In Bellbird Park QLD on “Other Change -...” at 36-38 Rosemary Street Bellbird Park QLD 4300:

    David Harris commented

    A while ago i went to check out development on Rosmary st. My comment at the time was Have the council given away Rosmary st? . take a look see what is happening..More criminal damage.. I spoke to a resident and she said that, the developers ask for her permission to do some waterworks next to her. The developers assured her that the damage would be minimal. if you remember a dozer smashing trees everywhere. She is super pissed off. Me too. So yes i am totally opposed To more environmental damage

  30. In Artarmon NSW on “Application to remove one...” at 300 Mowbray Road Artarmon NSW 2064.:

    Christine R commented

    OMG I can't believe the previous person said that, "too much time on your hands". Perhaps you should not be living in this area. Trees are so important and this is why we live here. We invested in gutter guards and the leaves just blow away when the wind picks up.

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