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  1. In Capalaba QLD on “Multiple Dwelling x 9 -...” at 500 / 58 Mount Cotton Road, Capalaba QLD 4157:

    Carol Rylance wrote to local councillor Paul Gleeson

    Very concerned about the effect this development will have on the roads around Holland Crescent and around the the Moreton Bay Road / Mount Cotton Intersection.

    Delivered to local councillor Paul Gleeson. They are yet to respond.

  2. In Capalaba QLD on “Multiple Dwelling x 9 -...” at 500 / 58 Mount Cotton Road, Capalaba QLD 4157:

    Tony Sweet wrote to local councillor Karen Williams

    Agree with Amy Glade on all counts especially the roads and accidents. WHEN are red light cameras going to be installed on the intersection Mt Cotton and Moreton Bay Roads near Aldi?

    I travel that road most peak days and drivers rushing carelessly is abhorrent. Just a matter if time... Guaranteed god revenue for Government and hopefully save a few lives to boot.

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    Karen Williams local councillor for Redland City Council
    replied to Tony Sweet

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    Karen Williams local councillor for Redland City Council
    replied to Tony Sweet

    Hello Tony,

    Thank you for your email.
    Moreton Bay Road is a state government and regardless of the ownership, council does not have the authority to enforce red light infringements.
    I have copied your email and my response to your State Member for him to follow up on your behalf.
    Regards

    Cr Karen Williams
    Mayor of Redland City
    Redland City Council

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    On 1 Jun 2019, at 10:58 pm, Tony Sweet <> wrote:

    Agree with Amy Glade on all counts especially the roads and accidents. WHEN are red light cameras going to be installed on the intersection Mt Cotton and Moreton Bay Roads near Aldi?

    I travel that road most peak days and drivers rushing carelessly is abhorrent. Just a matter if time... Guaranteed god revenue for Government and hopefully save a few lives to boot.

    From Tony Sweet to local councillor Karen Williams

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    Tony Sweet posted this message to you on PlanningAlerts in response to the following planning application.

    Your reply, and any other response to this email, will be sent to Tony Sweet and posted on the PlanningAlerts website publicly.

    Planning Application for 500 / 58 Mount Cotton Road, Capalaba QLD 4157

    Description: Multiple Dwelling x 9 - Stage Two - Units 42 to 50

    Read more and see what others have to say here:
    https://www.planningalerts.org.au/applications/1247187?utm_campaign=view-application&utm_medium=email&utm_source=councillor-notifications

    Best wishes,

    PlanningAlerts

  3. In Chifley NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 1243 Anzac Parade Chifley NSW 2036:

    Lynne commented

    This is outrageous, this is a family area full of local schools, daycares and parks. We have just moved to the area and l would have had second thoughts if l knew about this! These pedophiles have been proven to reoffend. Why would the council even think about exposing young children to this risk??! Do we have to wait for something bad to happen before you will reconsider? Will you have this hang over your head, when clearly not one resident in this area supports this!?!! Where is our rights? Our children rights to walk freely and safely in their neighborhood. I will not allow them to ride in the area now nor will l sleep with ease knowing they are so close. I am just so utterly shock that no consideration has been put in place for the children of the area who have no voice in this. Why don't you house them in areas of elderly people away from children. WE ABSOLUTELY AND STRONGLY OPPOSE THIS....WHERE IS YOUR PRIORITY???!

  4. In Werribee VIC on “For the development of...” at 56 Ballan Road Werribee VIC 3030:

    Lin jellet commented

    Developers are very economical with the truth where money is to be made and neighbourhoods unfortunately are left with low quality developments which are so far removed from the surrounding style - as is the case with this rubbish development, and as for not providing parking, we all know nearly every residential home in Werribee has 2-3 cars PLUS visitors cars... WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO GO...I live on Ballan Rd on the same side as this development and recently got a letter from Council stating that parking on the medium strip between the service rd and Ballan rd is illegal and cars will be fined...and they have been fined, yet this development is saying there is ample parking - RUBBISH, if you parked a car on the bitumen of this service rd, cars trying to go pass would drive into the grass/mud of the medium strip, as there is not enough room - council need to open their eyes to the creative storytelling the developer has done on the traffic assessment of this build. The build also is completely out of character with the local surrounds. Council needs to stop the rot creeping into this once lovely suburb.

  5. In Hyde Park SA on “Demolish existing...” at 248-252 Unley Road, Hyde Park 5061:

    Sylvia Wade wrote to local councillor Michael Hewitson

    Here it is again ..more wholesale destruction of Unley's tree cover by developers intent on circumventing community and Council's commitment to increase protection of our trees. What is the use of Council planting 14,000 trees when developers continue to destroy the finest examples in Unley? Surely these healthy, magnificent specimens are significant and/or regulated trees subject either to asset protection by Unley Council and/or directive that site design incorporate them in situ.
    When will our voice be heard over the self-serving rattle of developer's bulging treasure chests?

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    Michael Hewitson local councillor for City of Unley
    replied to Sylvia Wade

    Thanks Sylvia,

    Very distressing…… will continue until the State government allows us to have mandatory laws in Unley requiring a minimum of 15% tree cover and deep soil zoned.

    With my best wishes,
    Michael
    Mayor Michael Hewitson AM
    City Of Unley 83725111

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  6. In Umina Beach NSW on “Dwelling Addition and Carport” at 94 McEvoy Avenue, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Lesley Harvey commented

    Can the owners keep the trees in the front yard and work around them for any driveway?
    The Peninsula has now lost too many trees on our dry coastal sand plain. Any new replacement tree planted will take much longer to take root (there being little to no nutrients in sand combined with poor moisture retention requiring precious water until established), so the maintaining of gardens and trees will help the urban heat island effect over summer for the owner and the community.

  7. In Umina Beach NSW on “Removal of 1 x Callistemon...” at 52 Gwendolen Avenue, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Lesley Harvey commented

    Can the owners the callistemon tree with another for shade in the back yard?
    The Peninsula has now lost too many trees on our dry coastal sand plain. Any new tree planted will take much longer to be established (there being little to no nutrients in sand combined with poor moisture retention), so the maintaining of gardens and trees will help the urban heat island effect over summer for the owner and the community.

  8. In Umina Beach NSW on “New Construction of...” at 34 McEvoy Avenue, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Lesley Harvey commented

    Can the owners keep the tree in the back yard for shade? How about a new deciduous tree in the front yard when the build is finished (shade in summer & light in winter)?
    The Peninsula has now lost too many trees on our dry coastal sand plain. Any new tree planted will take much longer to be established (there being little to no nutrients in sand combined with poor moisture retention), so the maintaining of gardens and trees will help the urban heat island effect over summer for the owner and the community.

  9. In Umina Beach NSW on “Dwelling Alterations” at 16 Harold Street, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Lesley Harvey commented

    Can the owners keep the trees for shade in the back yard?
    The Peninsula has now lost too many trees on our dry coastal sand plain. Any new tree planted will take much longer to be established (there being little to no nutrients in sand combined with poor moisture retention), so the maintaining of gardens and trees will help the urban heat island effect over summer for the owner and the community.

  10. In Somerton Park SA on “McDonalds Restaurant” at 262-270 Brighton Road Somerton Park SA 5044:

    Marian McAllister commented

    As a parent of a Brighton High School student and local resident I also object to any plan to locate McDonalds within walking distance of two local schools. Please see this study for data on the relationship between fast food outlet density and ill health, https://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g1464
    The incredibly cheap sale of sugar filled and fat filled food from fast food chains is a high temptation for our children and youth. You only need a $1 to by a sugar laden drink of no nutritional value. Please fight hard against this plan! As a rate payer I would like to say Holdfast Bay does not need a McDonalds in our council area! We could be the council with the lowest density of fast food outlets, which would make an excellent goal for the councils Regional Health Plan.

  11. In Hyde Park SA on “Demolish existing...” at 248-252 Unley Road, Hyde Park 5061:

    Carol August commented

    Interesting comment above? We await Councillor Boisvert's response with interest.
    Meantime, when can this wilful removal of trees be stopped?. Why is it taking so long?

  12. In Hyde Park SA on “Demolish existing...” at 248-252 Unley Road, Hyde Park 5061:

    Warren Jones wrote to local councillor Jennie Boisvert

    How can this demolition proceed in the absence of approval of the major alteration in the original Application ( posing as a ‘variation’)? What has been Council’s response and action relating to the parking issues raised by thie recent re-vamping of the Application?

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    Jennie Boisvert local councillor for City of Unley
    replied to Warren Jones

    Often demolition is applied for and achieved before planning consent is issued. If the buildings have no heritage value they can be removed quite easily. The trees should be dealt with on an individual basis and only removed, if approved, when and if building commences. I'm not sure what the Council's response was to the change in parking but will search for it in my emails and send it to you directly, Jennie

  13. In Bentleigh East VIC on “20 Lot Subdivision” at 14 Quinns Road Bentleigh East VIC 3165:

    Lauren commented

    As a resident of a free standing house in the adjoining streets, my family and I believe this development would be highly inappropriate given the nightmare situation with parking and traffic flow we currently are experiencing, let alone with the addition of a further 20 residences?!? Our own family and friends are unable to park within 5 minutes walk of our house AS IS when visiting. It can take up to 15 minutes to move 10 metres within our own street, and with talks of Moorabbin Hospital reopening their Emergency Department, the parking and congestion is only set to increase. Families who want to retain the suburban feel of these streets, are being built up around on all sides! Apartments on the corner of E/Boundary and Centre Rd, town houses JUST finished on St Georges with another 12 approved for number 1 and 9 St Georges Ave for completion in 2019/early 2020....when will the “feel” and traffic/pedestrian safety for the current residents become a priority for council???

  14. In Capalaba QLD on “Multiple Dwelling x 9 -...” at 500 / 58 Mount Cotton Road, Capalaba QLD 4157:

    Amy Glade commented

    worried about over crowding....by a congested intersection already. We are seeing more road crashes in Capalaba/Alex Hills area as our roads are becoming increasingly unsafe. Finucane Rd between Alex Hills and Capalaba intersection has been declared unsafe by State govt. Depressing to seeing more floral posies attached to posts in the area. Every unit no matter how close to shops, will still in most cases have two cars. Some have trailers, trucks, utes, all using diesel to power them that is carcinogenic with not enough set backs....Newman govt dismissed the policy, so developers, to get the most 'bang for the buck' can build to polluted roadsides.

  15. In Hyde Park SA on “Demolish existing...” at 248-252 Unley Road, Hyde Park 5061:

    Dian commented

    So more trees are to go.... For what reason other than greed of the developers. Surely they can "design" around the trees. Unley's target of 30% tree cover is looking more like minus 30% tree cover. With the new Planning Guidelines developers are being given carte blanc to do whatever they like..... Ignoring residents completely.

  16. In Saint Ives NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 46 Cowan Road St Ives NSW 2075:

    Mike McLaren commented

    It is incongruous to think KMC or any NSW Planning group will even give this proposed development any consideration - and (as a St Ives resident’s for almost 40 years) I appeal for all consideration to be rejected outright and immediately.

    Whilst not a direct neighbour to this site I know it very well - and know there will be substantial negative impact on local residents - physical, environmental and emotional. To degrade this site with a monstrous development which blocks light, reduces the garden “feel” of St Ives even further cannot be considered. And the impact on Pymble Golf Club’s course cannot be discounted - a course mainly used and enjoyed by residents of KMC. And it is my understanding that this proposed development does not comply at all with relevant regulations - height, set back, space ratios to name just a few.

    The traffic impact, during construction and afterwards, will be unsustainable. I use Cowan Road about 10 times per week. It is already apparent that access from Cowan Road to Mona Vale Road is constantly compromised, often taking 5-8 minutes to access Mona Vale Road. Access from Cowan Road to Killeaton Street is also already compromised - a right hand turn opportunity is scarce and limited, whilst a left hand turn see all traffic immediately funneled from two lanes into one. How much more will this all be impacted will construction, staff, resident, visitor and service vehicles accessing the site probably more than 100 times a day??? The scale of this proposed development will create chaos and a COMPLETE bottle-neck which puts substantial strain on other local roads, as well as risking safety of pedestrians. Access to and from St Ives Village - which is already at an effective “peak”load - will also be made even more difficult.

    Our “garden suburb” has already been severely impacted by excessive development. Please do not add to the strain and loss of amenity we already feel from excessive development.

  17. In Bentleigh East VIC on “20 Lot Subdivision” at 14 Quinns Road Bentleigh East VIC 3165:

    Cara commented

    Both Quinns Rd and St Georges Ave have become an absolute nightmare to the few remaining residents surrounded by these disgracefully inappropriate developments for small local streets. Unfortunately and unfairly it has become a snowball effect in these two streets in particular, with resident upon resident eventually forced out due to the choking environment around them, and selling up to developers - the only ones that can afford it! This joke of an application needs immediate scrapping by council.

  18. In Chifley NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 1243 Anzac Parade Chifley NSW 2036:

    Cindy commented

    Where is the documentation outlining the intention of this boarding house use. Can someone please provide a link?

  19. In Kealba VIC on “Application for approval of...” at 27 Driscolls Road Kealba, VIC:

    Louise Wright commented

    I object to the proposed development for this land due to the high density of residences in the space provided, the lack of green space and reduction of current trees, that there is to be only one road access into the development which could cause congestion from Driscolls Rd and safety concerns for emergency services access, that there hasnt been any consideration to incorporate facilities such as further community centre, pre school and childcare places which would be required for the extra population, lack of off-street parking for the large number of vehicles which is likely to exceed allocated parking spaces on site due to lack of space for such within the small land allocated for each residence marked increase in traffic at the Green Gully/Driscolls Rd intersection, the Green Gully exit onto the freeway and the Green Gully/Sunshine Ave intersection during peak and school run times. I live in the next suburb of Keilor Downs and care for grandchildren who live in Kealba, so their parent's concerns are also mine for their family. Kealba is a quiet, family focussed suburb which is likely to be adversely affected by the density and lack of infrastructure planning for this site and the overflow effects will directly affect surrounding suburbs such as Keilor Downs.

  20. In Mount Lofty QLD on “Reconfigure 2 into 3 Lots” at 41 Bridge Street Mount Lofty QLD 4350:

    Ginny Lunn commented

    So true Janine, our aea is being chopped up so much and it will never be the same, what is it ?? greed by council, I would have thought the rates I pay and everyone else in this area should be enough

  21. In Bondi Beach NSW on “Remove one (1) Melaleuca...” at 59 Roscoe Street Bondi Beach NSW 2026:

    virginia commented

    The loss of trees such as the Eucalypt and Paperbark not only results in a loss of habitat for the native fauna but also removes much needed shade which reduces the heat particularly on hot summer days. Surely a compromise could be found by the Council where the trees were pruned rather than removed.

  22. In Palm Cove QLD on “#MCU Multiple dwelling and...” at 33-41 Cedar Road Palm Cove QLD 4879:

    Corinne wrote to local councillor Brett Olds

    What is happening with this has the connection between cedar and Oliva been approved ?

    This will PLUMMET the house prices for every resident on Olivia street when it becomes the main road for those wishing to avoid the beach front - it will be the only through road other than Williams which everyone will want to avoid

    It’s criminal council could approve something that will have such a significant financial impact to all those residents so that a handful of developers can profit !!

    B O
    Brett Olds local councillor for Cairns Regional Council
    replied to Corinne

    Hi Corrine,

    I’m not sure where this application is at exactly. They have approvals in place already, but I believe they are going to try and amend part of them in the near future??

    The road connection taking Oliva Street through to Cedar Rd is something that was always in the plans, once a DA was acted on at this property? I believe it is actually in the State’s LGIP plans, as well as Council’s so I am not sure what - if anything - can be done here.

    I will look into this more over the coming months and as things progress and will also see if there’s any opportunity not to have it go through. I just don’t want to make a false commitment to you, as I believe it may already be a ‘done deal’??

    I will get back to you soon. Feel free to call me if I take too long.

    Best regards,

    Cr Brett Olds I Cairns Regional Council
    Elected Member – Division 9
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    Email: | URL:cairns.qld.gov.au

    Mail: PO Box 359, Cairns Q 4870 |
    Office: 119-145Spence St, Cairns Q 4870

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  23. In Mount Lofty QLD on “Reconfigure 2 into 3 Lots” at 41 Bridge Street Mount Lofty QLD 4350:

    Janine Jackson commented

    Enough is enough. Please curb the over development occurring in this lovely area before it is ruined for all. No need for 3 lots when 2 is plenty.

    Also, bring back the yellow development signs on the property so people really know what’s going on. There is a lot of community dissatisfaction with council approving inappropriate developments.

  24. In Umina Beach NSW on “Construction Of A Two (2)...” at 454 Ocean Beach Road, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Shaun Lennon commented

    This would be bad for tourism. It would detract from the area. Given the reputation of boarding houses it will affect businesses like the caravan park.

    Most of the blocks were only designed for single house dwellings. Now most blocks have 3 or 4 villas. Next 11 bed boarding houses???? I suspect the block doesn't have adequate sewerage capacity etc for that many people.

    As stated by other people, 5 parking spaces for 11 rooms - ludicrous.

    There's not enough services and infrastructure to cater for an ever increasing population.

    The location is bad, assuming boarders will have to pay board, where will they work? Or is it assumed they'll be on welfare (along with all the associated problems that brings). To get a job they'll be commuting through Woy Woy. A boarding house would be better suited close to transport etc.

  25. In Bexley NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 5 Highgate Street, Bexley NSW 2207:

    Noah commented

    I acknowledge what Ann is talking about, however this 'boxy design' is just the trend that has taken off. I personally love this homes design and with its rounded rear facade I think it is incredibly unique and I can only imagine it has been designed to perfectly suit a wonderful family who love to entertain and take their boat out on the water. My only concern is the cost estimate for the construction of this residence seems way to low for a home of this quality.

  26. In Bexley NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 40 Dunmore St Nth, Bexley NSW 2207:

    Noah Faber commented

    I hope that these additions are in the same beautiful character as the house

  27. In Arncliffe NSW on “134-136 Forest Road,...” at 136 Forest Road, Arncliffe NSW 2205:

    Noah Faber commented

    These homes are surely heritage listed, I hope they will not be altered as they are a significant part of Arncliffe's history.

  28. In Umina Beach NSW on “Construction Of A Two (2)...” at 454 Ocean Beach Road, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Nick Warren commented

    This boarding house could provide homes for people. That is enough of a reason why it should be approved. Real, actual human beings that need a place to live could have it provided and saying that it would ruin the "feel" of the area is absurd. These are the lives of people that are being decided here. And quite frankly I find the idea that just because it is an affordable housing development that the people who live there will be a danger to children repugnant. Low income earners are still people, and deserve to be treated as such.

  29. In Epping NSW on “Tree Application - Request...” at 36 - 38 Victoria Street Epping NSW 2121:

    Julie commented

    Of course no documents recorded!

    Could the person who previously left an email address for Parramatta council that will be more effective to write to that this ridiculous site, please write it up again.
    Thank you

  30. In Glenunga SA on “Removal of one (1)...” at 563 Portrush Road Glenunga SA 5064:

    David Ellyatt commented

    A significant Tree is a significant Tree We do not have enough trees. Why remove it?. What danger is it causing?. Are you going to Plant 2 trees in it place. How old is the tree. If I was to enforce the law you would be up for billions of $.

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