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  1. In Pascoe Vale VIC on “Construction of five double...” at 124 Essex Street, Pascoe Vale VIC 3044:

    Lucy commented

    This is a beautiful example of a Californian bungalow from the turn of the century with much of the original external features intact. It will be a huge cultural loss to the area if we lose yet another of these great dames. Why does the council provide heritage protection to the majority of buildings from the 1800s but not to excellent examples from the 1900s as well? I understand the need for more medium density housing. Given the size of the block, a well thought out plan could surely offer two new properties at the rear without impacting the original property.

  2. In Pascoe Vale VIC on “Construction of five double...” at 124 Essex Street, Pascoe Vale VIC 3044:

    Steve commented

    The road is too narrow on this part of Essex St for all these townhouses. There are far too many cars already and how would emergency services get down the street if needed? I can hardly get my sedan past people who have double parked some days. 5 townhouses x 2 cars per house = likely 10 more cars around the street plus more visitors too.

  3. In Annandale NSW on “Application for Outdoor...” at 165 Parramatta Road Annandale NSW 2038:

    Lis commented

    The site is without sun ie in shade.
    Despite the traffic fumes there is also the risk/danger of cyclists on the footath.
    Overall this is not an ideal site for a footpath cafe.

  4. In Yagoona NSW on “Alterations and additions...” at 17 Scipio Street Yagoona NSW 2199:

    Fetten nadde commented

    I believe that the property of 17 scipio st Yagoona should be rejected by the council due to the fact that the property rear extension was illegally built whilst lying to neighbors and builder that she had council approval
    Rear cabin in backyard is built on top of water easements which is illegal
    Makes me wonder why have a local council when when no one obeys council rules , the property owner has no respect or consideration to her neighbors
    also the property internal rooms and the cabin in the yard and the backyard pergola makeshift bedroom are listed online for rental for short and long time stays for extra income while being on Centrelink as a pensioner.
    We the neighbors are fed up with constant activity all hours of night to early hours of morning
    Police have been call out a few times regarding strange activities

  5. In Eltham North VIC on “Construction of five (5)...” at 37 Banks Road, Eltham North VIC 3095:

    L rose commented

    I agree
    Stop subdivision
    Save the green wedge corridor
    Stop being greedy council
    Change the laws
    Increase rates if you have to

  6. In Pascoe Vale VIC on “Construction of five double...” at 124 Essex Street, Pascoe Vale VIC 3044:

    Nic commented

    Given the already crowded traffic and parking on the st, Turing one dwelling into 5 is going to severely impact this area. There are already a number of single to multi developments and this is overcrowding.

  7. In Minchinbury NSW on “Change of use- existing...” at 4 Purdy Street Minchinbury NSW 2770:

    Gelina Montierro commented

    More sport facilities encourages a healthier community, both physically and mentally. With youth suicide on the rise, I imagine a place like this could help young people build community and learn important social and life skills through team sports. A basketball court in particular for Western Sydney, where it is very popular, will be well used, particularly for evening use.

  8. In Boonah QLD on “Food Premises (Business Use)” at 11 Church Street, Boonah QLD 4310:

    Chris Bowman commented

    I was amazed to hear about this proposed Foodworks for Church St and then horrified when I saw the image in the Guardian. This development :

    * Is ugly and brings no value to the streetscape of Church St ,the cultural end of what is a beautiful little country town. Butting up against a Heritage Church and the contrast couldn't be greater. Ugly ugly.
    *This is already a difficult intersection from Walker St visibility wise without a building obscuring the view
    *the parking spaces are already at a premium in that area without more business users and the Developers even have the affront to ask for leniency in number of spaces required.
    *Ritches does a fine job in providing for our needs and even those locals who go to Aldi and other Ipswich and Beaudesert stores are unliking to shop at small Foodworks. Some people might suggest its competition for Ritches but at what cost in this location.
    *Another cafe! Please let the existing Cafes make a fair income first!
    *If the developers think the economics add up why not use an existing vacant building such as the Music Toy store closing down in High St.
    *I for one will continue to use a local Greengrocer and Butcher and will stick with Ritchies after all the clever renovations they did and their sponsoring of local events.
    I moved/retired to this country town because of the ambience of the main street and surrounds amongst other things and would like to see Council consider that ambience in future applications.
    Concerned Citizen

  9. In Oaklands Park SA on “Land Division Residential...” at 5 Oliphant Av Oaklands Park:

    Rick Charlesworth commented

    Congratulations City of Marion planners another row of prison cells being built with all the residents and visitors parking their cars in the street. $$$$$$ signs for rates in the eyes.

  10. In Canada Bay NSW on “ePlanning Certificate...” at 555 Lyons Road West Canada Bay NSW 2046 Australia:

    Luk commented

    555 Lyons Road West house has sold, currently has a New Construction Certificate CC2019/0164 on 26/07/2019. For this CC there is no alert from or council.
    The property is a single dwelling. I wonder what's the meaning of First Floor Addition and would there be any impact on their neighbour?

    ------ DA Tracker Info as below:
    Private Issued Construction Certificate - Alterations to Ground Floor & First Floor Addition
    Status: Completed
    Lodged: 15/03/2019
    Estimated Cost of Work: $ 200,000
    Officer: Michelle Webb
    Notification End Date:
    Determined: 26/07/2019
    Completed by Delegated Authority

  11. In Maroubra NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 41 Robey Street Maroubra NSW 2035:

    N Dawson commented

    Re: DA 382/2019 - 41 Robey Street, Maroubra

    In your own Vision 2040 Consultation you ask local residents what they loved about where they live. Randwick City Council also states on its website that it's "the people who are best placed to identify the unique qualities and character of a place..." I ask that you listen to these same people, (particularly those who live in Wise Street) when making a serious decision about any potential overdevelopment at 41 Robey Street, Maroubra. Imagine what it would feel like to suddenly have hordes of people staring down into your backyard into once private space. Imagine having to drag shopping bags for miles with parking already heavily congested in this area. Please consider the lives of these long serving residents and how they might be irrevocably transformed by such an inappropriate development.

  12. In Epping NSW on “Development Application -...” at 27 - 33 Pembroke Street Epping NSW 2121:

    Resident commented

    I support this! Local public schools are sorely in need of infrastructure due to recent massive increases in population.

    I have no conflict of interest.

  13. In Boonah QLD on “Food Premises (Business Use)” at 11 Church Street, Boonah QLD 4310:

    Peter McGrath commented

    I am a visitor to Boonah on occasions from Brisbane. I know that part of the street as a visitor. The amenity of the area would be spoiled by such a building, and turn the street into another ho-hum country town. Foodworks maybe, but not there.

  14. In Wandin North VIC on “Use and development of a...” at 57 Hunter Road, Wandin North VIC 3139:

    Kirsten commented

    The farmers who actually FARM their lands surrounding this proposed site, are going to suffer greatly should this plan be allowed to go forward.

    This region is and has always been farming land and is rich with history & fertile soils. To have it covered by a restaurant, car parks etc…would be a complete travesty of justice and the historical importance that agriculture has played in the Yarra Valley.

    If this Project is allowed to go ahead, it will confirm you can do whatever you want, despite claims made in a court of law regarding continuing the families farming tradition. With no regard to councils restrictions or to his neighbouring properties, even ruining the historic beauty and culture of Wandin North. So very sad.

  15. In Denistone NSW on “Demolition, tree removal,...” at 68 Denistone Rd Denistone NSW 2114:

    Rob Bruce commented

    The proposed development is minor.

    The property is typical of many in the area, council has undertaken multiple heritage reviews in the past ten years and has not recognised this property as anything significant.

    Given that, the likelihood of a major development with a significant number of apartments across multiple levels has long been a risk. The proposal for a “two lot subdivision and construction of a dwelling on each lot” is, in these times, not just a very minor level of development but also a level of development that prevents any further major development of what must surely be an attractive site to developers.

  16. In Bondi Beach NSW on “Remove one (1) Jacarada...” at 55 Lamrock Avenue Bondi Beach NSW 2026:

    Rodney Scherer commented

    What a tragedy of inappropriate planting. Clearly, the Jacaranda is in the wrong spot for the building foundations but the right spot to provide shade to the terrace on top of the garage! The Pine on the street and the Palm in the front yard are all in the wrong place as well! Had the kind sole who planted these trees put the Jacaranda where the pine is and the Palm where the Jacaranda is currently, given the Pine away to the council to plant at Bondi beach, the streetscape, trees and population would have been better off! Think before you plant 'How big will this tree be when mature'. It is a nice legacy to leave a tree for future generations to enjoy, and our Avian neighbours to inhabit, but not have the onerous task of chopping it down! The world is full of well-intended mistakes. Research and analysis before acting would avoid this!

  17. In Pymble NSW on “Demolish existing...” at 1 Shaddock Avenue Pymble NSW 2073:

    Bob the builder commented

    No, don’t do it.

  18. In Alderley QLD on “Subdivision of Land” at 97 Banks St Alderley QLD 4051:

    Breanna commented

    I have just completed my morning walk through banks street, only to find this BEAUTIFUL house has been demolished! I was in tears and disgusted by actions of these developers. I am so appalled and shocked that the council would allow this to happen!!! What were they thinking?!? These actions have destroyed the character of the area and ruined the appeal for others! I am NEVER walking on banks street again so thank you Astatine Projects Pty Ltd for ruining my beautiful suburb!

  19. In Epping NSW on “Tree Application - Removal...” at 23C Orchard Street Epping NSW 2121:

    Tree lover commented

    What DA?

  20. In Denistone NSW on “Demolition, tree removal,...” at 68 Denistone Rd Denistone NSW 2114:

    Clr Bernard Purcell commented

    I am not sure how this has come to demolition in light of the interim heritage orders put on the property.

    A very sad loss of significant architecture.

  21. In Kellyville NSW on “Demolition of structures...” at 50-52 Withers Road, North Kellyville NSW 2155:

    Elias Younes commented

    Would council consider upgrading withers first and then recover the section 94 payment after the developers start building. Or council could place s condition where the developer has to complete the roadworks first before building commences

    Adding another 140 units with the anticipated associated extra vehicle movement will significantly add to the already congested intersection

    Can’t jeep adding people without significantly upgrading the withers and hezlett and withers and Barry intersections

  22. In Matraville NSW on “Use of premises as...” at 16 - 20 Beauchamp Road, Banksmeadow NSW 2019:

    Ian commented

    Residental areas and their health are to be considered before industry.
    We do not need more container Depots especially Fumigation in a residetial area
    This DA must not be approved!

  23. In Bronte NSW on “Remove one (1) Acacia tree,...” at 17 Brae Street Bronte NSW 2024:

    John S. Batts commented

    I wonder if this DA has an Arborist's Report recommending removal of the tree. Further, I would like to know if pruning has been considered as an alternative in this instance. Though acacias have been regarded as weed trees, they nonetheless contribute to the local green canopy, the percentage of which Waverley Council is committed to increasing in coming years.

  24. In Clyde VIC on “Urban Design Framework” at Clyde Major Town Centre (North-West Corner of Ballarto Road & Tuckers Road, Clyde), VIC:

    Sabawoon commented

    Hi this is Sab here. I have heard of the new Westfield Shopping centre will be built in Clyde North within years. I would be very interested in operating a small business in the shopping centre.
    I might be in the wrong page and i do apologise about that, it would be highly appreciated if i can get the right point of contact such as email.


  25. In Oaklands Park SA on “Land Division Residential...” at 5 Oliphant Av Oaklands Park:

    Johanna den Dekker commented

    I believe City of Marion has no say in this whatsoever!!!! Just keep putting everyone into little boxes and surround us with more cars and garbage bins! The city planners are ruining our way of life. We are all ignored in our protests.

  26. In Eltham North VIC on “Construction of five (5)...” at 37 Banks Road, Eltham North VIC 3095:

    Maxine Fowler commented

    What is the council thinking if it allows 5 homes on a block of land that has one house. Banks Road is a narrow rollover curb street. We also have drain covers which get dislodged when cars have to move further off the road because of the narrow road. These buildings are near a very narrow dangerous bend in the road.
    You must keep to the left of the road either way or there could be a head on collision.
    To have 5 houses with at least two cars per house and visitors cars would cause absolute chaos in parking and access to driving down the road. This road had one home per block of land we now have more than one house per block and no consideration is taken for the residents who have lived here as to any obstructions that occur with a new building.

  27. In Umina Beach NSW on “Dwelling” at 5 Osborne Avenue, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Melissa commented

    Dear DA officer.
    There were two substantial trees removed as part of this DA, both Angophora Floribunda, an important tree for local biodiversity and listed as one of the Umina Coastal Sandplain Woodland species. These were once prevalent on the Peninsula but we are losing the last few to development and THEY ARE NOT BEING REPLACED.

    Can you please let me know:
    1. Is Council counting/recording numbers of removed trees?
    2. When will tree removals (as part of DAs) REQUIRE (not request) replacement trees of a similar canopy size and if local providence to be replanted?

    It is unsustainable and, from a planning perspective, irresponsible to allow these valuable trees to be removed without replacement planting. If an Angophora Floribunda can’t fit on the block you can state that 3 x blueberry ash (or a similar medium sized tree) by planted and they can go along the northern boundary.

    The Peninsula is now documented (by an independent study tendered by Council) to be suffering from Urban Heat Island Effect. This means hotter local temperatures that will lead to health issues and more reliance on air conditioning in summer. That and the habitat issue (already mentioned) both warrant strict rules for landscaping as requirements for residential DAs.

    Thank you for considering my comment.

    Melissa Chandler

  28. In Willunga SA on “Land Division - Torrens...” at 9-11 Chapel Street, Willunga SA 5172:

    Ann Wallman commented

    I can’t help but think that the Onkaparinga Council have not got a long term plan for this area including Port Willunga. The charm of the area is rural and historical. Cheek by jowl housing is so out of place in this area!!
    It seems money is the main object with complete lack of thought and foresight into the future. Once this land and other areas are built on they are gone forever! Please see the sensitivity of the area.

  29. In Epping NSW on “Tree Application - Removal...” at 23C Orchard Street Epping NSW 2121:

    KP commented

    It's a DA to build 2 storey house. That's a good enough reason to knock down tree.

    Not my property and neither am I a developer but will support this one.

  30. In Ryde NSW on “New multi-dwelling housing...” at 20 Forrest Rd Ryde NSW 2112:

    Cassy Norris commented

    This development will be directly opposite Ryde Secondary College, which has 1150 students, at least 7-800 of whom catch the many buses which turn via Forrest into Malvina Street. The rest walk in front of this address before and after school.
    I would like to ensure that the traffic engendered by the construction process addresses the safety of students at Ryde Secondary College, and also considers the impacts of dust on students, many of whom have allergies to dust etc.
    Malvina Street is very narrow, students are often being dropped off and picked up, large buses are often driving along the street and large trucks in this area between 8-9 and 2-4 pm would increase risks to student safety. Other options for entry to the construction site are available.
    Please could staff at Ryde Secondary College be consulted at critical stages of the construction to ensure safety of students, staff and community users?
    There is no objection to the application. We just want the process to incorporate management of any relevant risks to students, staff or visiting hirers or general public ( who use the site on weekends).

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