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  1. In Chipping Norton NSW on “Planning proposal to amend...” at 123 Epsom Road Chipping Norton NSW 2170:

    Kylie Farthing commented

    I agree with the above.

    A line needs to be drawn regarding the amount of development taking place in the Chipping Norton area. Chipping Norton is becoming too overdeveloped and the surburb is changing for the worst as a result of ridiculous amounts of development, zoning changes and increased traffic.

    This area of Governor Macquarie Drive is a high traffic zone and this round-a-bout is extremely busy at the best of times. It has only been made increasingly busy with the upgrade to Warwick Farm racecourse.

    There is a double standard at Liverpool Council when it comes to development and upgrade in Chipping Norton. You are happy to reap the cash benefits of the developers but show no regard for the long-term residents who have genuine issues with regards to planning, trees and footpaths.

    Keep Chipping Norton the beautiful suburb it is and stop putting your hands out to developers.

  2. In Bellbird Park QLD on “Superseded Planning Scheme...” at 3 Radcliffe Court Bellbird Park QLD 4300:

    Megan commented

    I object to this application for auxiliary units on lots 6, 8, 10 and 12 of this development. I have reviewed the initial application for this development (RAL - 6052 / 2016) and at no stage were auxiliary units mentioned, let alone approved. Please use common sense and don't approve something that wasn't permitted in the first place!

    If the building of auxiliary units is approved simply because the previous edition (2016) of the Ipswich didn't specifically define an auxiliary unit lot or state a lot size on which auxiliary units may be built, specifications within the 2015 edition of the Ipswich Planning Scheme's Guideline 1 should be enforced. To quote this Guideline:

    - 'The Auxiliary Unit is subservient in form and nature to the main dwelling on the lot' - Purpose of the Guidelines, page 1
    - 'The term (auxiliary unit) does not include "Dual Occupancy"...' - Definitions (a) (ii), page 1
    - '...the development of an Auxiliary Unit ... will be treated in a similar manner to a single family dwelling' - Guidelines, page 1

    In other words, if this application is approved Council must ensure that the auxiliary units are built and used as intended through the Ipswich Planning Scheme. That is, developers SHOULD NOT be allowed to divide the lot into two separate and completely independent residences with their own back yards - this disregards the 'single family dwelling' intent of an auxiliary unit. Developers must not be allowed to create dual occupancy-style living on these 450m2 blocks - this breaches the auxiliary unit 'term does not include "Dual Occupancy"' definition of an auxiliary unit.

    ICC: Please remember that an auxiliary unit is not only defined by the the gross floor area and number of bedrooms it has. According to your own guidelines it is defined by its use: as '...a building or part of a building used as a SECONDARY residence ... associated with a dwelling on the same lot'. Please remember that a secondary residence is not synonymous with a second residence! Although the 2018 edition of the Ipswich Planning Scheme introduced and specified requirements for an Auxiliary Unit Lot type, the definition of an auxiliary unit has not changed between the 2015 and 2018 editions of the Ipswich Planning Scheme. Therefore the definition of an auxiliary unit and intended use of it must be enforced.


  3. In Huonville TAS on “Storage units, laundromat,...” at 59 Wilmot Rd, Huonville TAS 7109, Tasmania:

    ATHELDA PANTON commented

    To the Huon Valley Council,
    An alarm system should be installed either separately or individually.
    sincerely Miss Athelda PANTON

  4. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish part of the...” at 14 Agar Street Marrickville NSW 2204:

    mark matheson commented

    We need the information on what's planned for this house and its wonderfully- and archetypically-gothic gable.

    The house is already painted in the currently-fashionably 'On-point grey' so please don't allow the gothic gable to be spoiled by some other currently-fashionable nonsense!

  5. In Bellbird Park QLD on “Superseded Planning Scheme...” at 3 Radcliffe Court Bellbird Park QLD 4300:

    Chantelle Rogers commented

    To whom it may concern,
    I do not agree with the building development being built at 3 Radcliffe court bellbird park. It will be an eyesore and daily reminder of the natural bush and wildlife that was destroyed. The block sizes are also disturbingly small. Please look into this matter as soon as possible.
    Kind regards,
    Chantelle Rogers

  6. In Bondi Beach NSW on “Remove one (1) Bamboo...” at 21 Glasgow Avenue Bondi Beach NSW 2026:

    Paul commented

    GRASS or TREE, I'm really pleased that Council is giving more serious protection to the greenery that makes this place so good to live in. In general, I'm opposed to the removal of pretty well every plant that's managed to get a foothold here...

  7. In Epping NSW on “Development Application -...” at 30 - 42 Oxford Street Epping NSW 2121:

    A Francis commented

    I object to this application. I live behind this construction and we are already severely impacted in terms of noise and dust. I know from witnessing it that on many occasions they have worked well past 5pm, one night making noise until 8pm without notifying the local neighbours. Please do not allow this, we need to come home in the evenings from our jobs to relax, not to be subjected to more noise, it’s not fair.

  8. In Epping NSW on “Development Application -...” at 30 - 42 Oxford Street Epping NSW 2121:

    PAmery commented

    I wish to object to the extension of construction times. This will impact the local restaurants in this area. If you wish to go out to eat it will make parking harder to find when it is already nearly impossible.

  9. In Fulham Gardens SA on “Construction of two, two...” at 12 Bolingbroke Avenue Fulham Gardens SA 5024:

    Teresa Cataldo commented

    No windows overlooking 14 Bolingbroke Avenue

  10. In Chipping Norton NSW on “Planning proposal to amend...” at 123 Epsom Road Chipping Norton NSW 2170:

    Joadi Sylvestre commented

    I am concerned about proposal of this change and seek some clarity.
    No exact zoning level is mentioned. Is the proposal to change zoning from R2 to R3?
    What type of development is proposed?
    Traffic leading up to Governor Macquarie Drive along Epsom Road is already heavy, particularly during morning peak traffic period.
    Would vehicular access be only from Epsom Road or would it also be from Governor Macquarie Drive?
    Would there be restrictions to street parking in front of the property along Epsom Road?
    I am sceptical of allowing changes to current zoning, given the current developments in Moorebank.

  11. In Hurlstone Park NSW on “Freestanding and tables and...” at 4 Crinan Street, Hurlstone Park NSW:

    Marie commented

    I support this application. Outside dining is popular in Sydney and attempts to improve social interaction and street life are appreciated.

  12. In Epping NSW on “Development Application -...” at 30 - 42 Oxford Street Epping NSW 2121:

    Norman Jessup commented

    I wish to object to the proposed extension of construction times, The evening peak hour traffic is already well-established by 5:00 p.m. Allowing construction work for a further two hours each evening would significantly exacerbate an already serious problem.

  13. In Marrickville NSW on “Other Das” at 376 Illawarra Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Karen Soo commented

    Hello - we would like to understand the development application for this site which stands to remove sunlight and privacy across 7 blocks of units along Schwebel Street amounting to more than 170 residents. This development will be challenged by the local community.

    The traffic jams, restricted etreer access, excess pedestrians from the station and location of this proposed development f will insight congestion, remove key amenities such as sunlight and privacy to all surrounding businesses and residents. This will not be accepted.

  14. In Darlinghurst NSW on “Alterations and additions...” at 137-153 Crown Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010:

    Irena Dobrijevich commented

    I agree with Erin Clare, the rubbish output is out of control ALL ALONG Crown Street, especially the section between Cleveland and Foveaux Streets. There is rubbish and overflowing wheelie bins left on public footpaths all day and night. It is not only an eyesore it is a health hazard.
    Why do cafes need to pay to use the footpath for tables and chairs and there is no charge to STORE wheelie bins on a public footpath? I know they are not supposed to store them there but they do.
    Irena Dobrijevich

  15. In Silverwater NSW on “Tree Application - 28 x...” at 2 Slough Avenue Silverwater NSW 2128:

    Kim McDowall commented

    Wow!! 28 trees to be cut out of the concrete jungle. What's going into that green space?
    I can't even get council permission to trim a huge tallowood tree. Lol.

  16. In Marrickville NSW on “Advertising Signs” at 239 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Suzanna Szabo commented

    No information re application, but we do not need another hoarding, marrickville is a complete mess, aesthetically ruined due to ad hoc development.

  17. In Wahroonga NSW on “CC18/124447-3 for SSD5535 -...” at 189 Fox Valley Road Wahroonga NSW 2076:

    Ad van den Boogaard commented

    Dear KMC,

    We look forward to your response to this DA to see if all the proof and daily evidence of the Fox Valley road's over-capacity has yet convinced you to put an end to any further approvals of this nature as we have seen so far.

    This area turns out to be a smorgasbord for developers!

    This would be a great opportunity for KMC to show how much you really care about the people who trust you and who have given you this responsibility in the first place!

    Thank you and regards,

  18. In Wahroonga NSW on “CC18/124447-3 for SSD5535 -...” at 189 Fox Valley Road Wahroonga NSW 2076:

    George Gleeson commented

    KMC, Surely you are not going to allow another high rise building to be erected on or near the intersection of Fox Valley Road and The Comenarra Parkway!!!
    The current approved Developments in this section of Wahroonga are already the subject of much community angst. When is it going to stop!!!
    As our elected representatives it is the duty of all our councilors to step up and cease this over development in the Fox Valley precinct.
    It is time that all DAs were considered with thought as to how the cumulative effect of they all DAs impact on an area and not, as appears to be the case, in isolation.
    George Gleeson

  19. In Lewisham NSW on “Advertising Signs” at 2 Toothill Street Lewisham NSW 2049:

    Anthony Fallick commented

    Definitely need clear and accurate information on what is planned for this address, with adequate time to assess and provide feedback or object if required.

  20. In Epping NSW on “Development Application -...” at 30 - 42 Oxford Street Epping NSW 2121:

    JDawes commented

    Running construction until 7 pm 6 days a week seems an unnecessary imposition on nearby residents and pedestrians, who are already seriously impacted by the trucks, noise and disruption that the construction causes. I object to this extension to operating hours.

  21. In Batemans Bay NSW on “Residential - Seniors living” at 49 Beach Road Batemans Bay:

    Leslie CARTER commented

    Ingress and egress from Beach Rd will be an issue, uncontrolled intersection, heavy traffic flows on Beach Rd. Accident potential. I suggest all access be via Dolphin Avenue.

  22. In Surrey Hills VIC on “Construction of a six...” at 2 / 426 Canterbury Road Surrey Hills VIC 3127:

    Deb best wrote to local councillor Garry Thompson

    Agree with these comments totally..getting in and out of this development will be nightmare and make a dangerous and busy corner worse...can't believe it would be even considered...but it seems anything goes as shown by the permit granted for the massive tower to be built on cnr of Whitehorse and Elgar rds...Vcat will allow anything

    Delivered to local councillor Garry Thompson. They are yet to respond.

  23. In St Leonards NSW on “Additional floor and...” at 34 Chandos Street St Leonards NSW 2065.:

    Clare Lowe commented

    There should be a limit on building's above a certain height in this area in keeping with the rest of the street, which is set to about 4 floors. Already the rest of St Leonards is becoming overshadowed by overly large buildings. This is unnecessary to add an additional floor to an existing building a will over shadow existing properties in the residential area behind.

  24. In Lewisham NSW on “Advertising Signs” at 2 Toothill Street Lewisham NSW 2049:

    Doug Evans commented

    we really need more McDonald signage, so good for the environment.

  25. In Narrabeen NSW on “Alterations and Additions -...” at 20 Lindley Avenue Narrabeen NSW 2101:

    Lisa Haworth commented

    We are currently residing at 18 Lindley Ave. We would like to oppose the construction of the top, back, south east corner of the house (which is labelled as bedroom #2) which impedes not only on our NE aspect but also creates a large amount of shadow particularly in winter as our houses are built quite closely
    We feel that this extra bedroom is unnecessary for the negative impact it will create with regards to our future living conditions.
    This property is now up for sale and the original owners will be moving out.

  26. In Lewisham NSW on “Advertising Signs” at 2 Toothill Street Lewisham NSW 2049:

    Kim Hillard commented

    This is a residential area leading to a heritage conservation area. It would be highly inappropriate to have an advertising sign in the area. There are no other stand-alone signs in the area (that I am aware of) and this should not be the first. Leave the signs to commercial properties and businesses only, and not clutter the roads with unnecessary ans inappropriate visual pollution.

  27. In Lewisham NSW on “Advertising Signs” at 2 Toothill Street Lewisham NSW 2049:

    Carol Smith commented

    I live in the units here and the strata committee know nothing about this.
    We will definitely be investigating this!

  28. In Lewisham NSW on “Advertising Signs” at 2 Toothill Street Lewisham NSW 2049:

    mark matheson commented

    We need information as to the size of the 'Advertisements' on this residential building.

  29. In Harristown QLD on “Reconfigure 1 into 2 Lots” at 60 Drayton Road Harristown QLD 4350:

    Greg Manthey wrote to local councillor Paul Antonio

    You have got to be kidding! Reject this please!

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

  30. In Centenary Heights QLD on “Multiple Dwelling 2x2...” at 15 Empress Street Centenary Heights QLD 4350:

    Greg Manthey wrote to local councillor Paul Antonio

    More trees gone for units and there only single story, when will it end!
    Hopefully TRC have some brains and reject this, there is enough single story units already in this city!

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

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