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

    Richard commented

    Dear Council,

    Remember you were appointed/ elected/ chosen to serve the people.
    When the majority members of the community who you serve , express their displeasure over a childcare centre, and you persist with you said plan, this is tantamount to sheer arrogance or mere ignorance.
    I have listened to all the reasons for a child centre in the same location , and not one them has a justifiable explanation to counteract all the many oppositions to the childcare centre which I have read. Please go back to the drawing board and start proper governance / administration once again. This is so sad.

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

    Tosan commented

    Vox Populi, Vox Dei - the voice of the people is the voice of god.

    If we as the people do not want a child care centre , why don’t the council just listen rather than subject us to repeated forms of petitioning.

    The cafe is beautiful and serves both residents and visitors . As a parent whose child attends childcare, I do not need the Beachstone cafe to be turned into a child care centre , and I am happy to drive to Moonee or other childcare centres around. Please Council, just LISTEN...

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

    Sheri Swayne commented

    We moved here from Canada because we LOVED what this community had to offer and what the developers told us the community was all about; Beachstone Café, a place to meet people, explore live Arts, middle aged kids to play, while parents are near by, walks to the beach with a place to gather and have a meal.

  4. In Woody Point QLD on “Request to Change Other” at 2 Gayundah Esplanade, Woody Point QLD 4019:

    Suzy Mellor commented

    Dear Mayor
    Please be advised that I strongly object to this application for the 45 metre development plan by Traders in Purple. I am the very closest neighbour to their development which is being built right next to me.

    I am disturbed to read that they have the audacity to even lodge an application and disregard the policy of maximum height of 21 metres for your guidelines. Why even bother having guidelines if these can be ignored.

    I do not want to be smack bang next to a building which is taller than Mon Komo. I have collected a number of signatures from residents in the Moreton Bay Regional Council area. I am also disturbed at the attitudes of elected councillors regarding development at the cost of the ratepayers who prefer not to live in a high rise neighbourhood. I will be paying close attention to how the voting goes for this development - if certain councillors vote for this - they will never get my support or trust again.

    I also believe that the meagre allocation for visitors car parks - I think it is only about 12- to the complex is ridiculous and plain greedy by the developers. We already are inundated with cars parking in our street on weekends with the overflow from the picnic area and the Belvedere.

    Lastly , there is a common room/ multipurpose room to be built right on my fence line for their residents. I will remind you that the Liquor Licensing Board were often called out when Lang Walker opened up a small nightclub in the same spot. The sound levels recorded were well over the legal limit resulting in the nightclub being closed down. I will have no hesitation doing this again as I am insulted by the audacity once again by the developers in showing no consideration towards their immediate neighbours’ desire for peaceful co- existence. The sound projections estimated show the noise levels right to our patios which is rude and unacceptable for the developers.

    I trust you will show integrity and take care of the residents rather than developers.

  5. In North Coogee WA on “Restaurant -...” at 9002L Cockburn Road North Coogee WA 6163:

    Ian commented

    Where is this address?

    It doesn’t show on Google maps

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

    Claire commented

    I am writing to object to the proposed changes. The play area and cafe are both important amenities servicing the local area and to lose them would be a great loss for the local residents.

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

    Della Stokes commented

    No to childcare centre at this site. Yes to cafe.

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

    JP commented

    The beachstone area was a huge drawcard for the vast majority of sapphire homeowners. To now take that away from them is harsh. Listen to the people!

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

    Sharon marinucci commented

    This park and cafe should remain a space all can enjoy. The blocks in the estate were sold at a premium on the basis that this is what it would remain. It is an important and irreplaceable community hub.

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

    Mel commented

    The proposed childcare facility in place of Beachstone Cafe is such a disappointment. My family enjoy this park and cafe which is a beautiful place to meet friends and hold birthday parties for our children. I would love to see this continue. Therefore I strongly appose the proposal of the childcare facility.

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

    Emma Khzouz commented

    The cafe and playground are both in keeping with a family friendly, community centred neighbourhood. We need more playgrounds and cafes in the northern beaches. The area could benefit from the addition of another cafe space but to have the only cafe space in the area taken away would be a great loss for everyone.

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

    Caroline Gordon commented

    Sapphire beach has a lovely community feel to it. I object to the proposal of building a childcare centre as this will cause an increase in traffic and those that live there do not want this to happen. There are plenty of childcare centres nearby.

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

    Lil commented

    Such a shame!! We often visit sapphire with our two small children as it is such a great place for families with the cafe and playground and the beach nearby. Replacing the cafe with a childcare centre completely changes the feel of the area and in
    doing so it also takes away a fabulous community space.

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

    Lois Oliver commented

    I am very disappointed to hear of this proposal the cafe/playground area adds so much to the estate and attracts many locals from surrounding northern beach suburbs that lack a community space such as this. There are plenty of childcare centres on the northern beaches all ready it does not need another one.

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

    Kate commented

    I strongly object to the application proposed to convert Beachstone Café into a childcare centre. The café was a major selling point when we bought our land and we visit it regularly along with many of our neighbours. It is the only facility in the Coffs Harbour area that allows families and friends to meet up and enjoy the benefits of a café while their children play safely in the playground . The loss of the café and what it currently offers the local community and visitors would be a huge loss.
    We do not need another childcare centre, there are several already located within a short distance from North Sapphire.

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

    Anna Barca commented

    Thos is such a bad idea as it will have a lot of negative effect
    1/. We would loose a beautiful (and rare in this part of town) outdoor play area where kids of all ages can spend time together. The child care will reduce even more the parking spaces available, so less people would be able to access.

    2/. There is already a high amount of child care centres !!! One more would only makes life harder gor family daycares who are doing it hard already with the amount of competition.

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

    Jodie Miller commented

    I strongly object to the plan to change Beachstone Café to a childcare centre.
    Beachstone Café is the main destination for our family to gather with other locals.
    It is loved by our community. It’s a space that can be enjoyed by everyone both young and old.
    The proposal to develop our community hub into a Child-care centre will advantage less than 3% of families (ABS stat). There is no need to build a centre in Sapphire as there are already 48 centres, in the Coffs Harbour area and 75% of those have vacancies.

    There is estimated to be around 200 school children who live in the Sapphire community who need to cross an already dangerous intersection during peak traffic times. We urge you to consider the safety of the children when reviewing this development application as there will be an increase in traffic if a child-care facility is built.

    We encourage you to listen to the needs of the people living in and around Sapphire beach and deny this development application for the reasons detailed above.

  18. In Kingsgrove NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 104 Caroline Street, Kingsgrove NSW 2208:

    Simon commented

    I am writing here to object the proposal of 2 storey childcare centre at 104 Caroline Street. Here're my reasons below:

    1. There are already illegal parking in my driveway currently with parents dropping and waiting for school kids from the school opposite my place. With a capacity of 96 kids, this will definitely worst the situation and more parents will illegally parked in my driveway.

    2. Traffic has been very bad during weekdays due to school drop off or pickup, to add extra childcare centre here, again will worst the situation very very badly.

    3. Being in a low density quiet living suburb, the noise level of a 96 kids childcare centre will certainly make this worst. I have an elderly parent living here and always need to have a nap everyday, the noise will definitely impact her health which is no good.

    4. While this proposal will dig an underground parking, this will have a big impact on our structure next door too, is someone guarantee to take responsibility if damage anything during construction period?

    I hereby strongly against this proposal and please consider all the negative impact going to do to our nice peaceful neighbourhood. Hope the council can reject this application.

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

    Trent Grimston commented

    When we purchased our land to relocate and build our house, one of the main attractions was the provision of the cafe. To have this taken away would make us feel we had been led astray by the developers. I really don’t see how a child care centre can be needed or beneficial to the area, and the traffic congestion created would be horrendous and unsafe. I feel the proposed position for a child care centre next to a beach is not a safe location.

  20. In Petersham NSW on “Application under section...” at 20 Hopetoun Street Petersham NSW 2049:

    Joeo commented

    I know right? Isn’t it annoying that the documents relating to a da are not available when the DA is lodged? Funny how they used to be simultaneous before amalgamation but now they appear many days after the DA. I thought amalgamation was supposed to make things better, not worse.

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

    C Lunter commented

    Beachstone is the heart of the Sapphire beach community and a real draw for those living in the area. It would be a travesty to demolish the cafe in order to replace it with an unnecessary childcare centre.

  22. In Darlinghurst NSW on “Alterations to the Burdekin...” at 2-4 Oxford Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010:

    Luke Scanlan commented

    Hi team, we live very nearby to the Burdekin; allowing a rooftop bar would heavily impact the peaceful enjoyment of our home. The noise from people on balconies already travels a long way and we can understand that but
    rooftop bars with loud music, along with drunk, drugged up folks would be an absolute disaster and negatively impact the value of our home. We successfully fought another DA for 223 Liverpool St as they wanted to put in a rooftop restaurant and bar which would have been a nightmare to put up with.
    We live in a highly desirable, residential neighbourhood and should be able to live without being impacted by these types of disturbances especially in the evening and on weekends.
    Back on 14 Sept 2019, I contacted the police two times re a rooftop party in Burnell Place, Darlinghurst. Although it wasn’t as close to us as the Burdekin rooftop would it was still very disturbing. All north facing units were affected and the wider Darlinghurst precinct. The police said they’re responding to other incidents and that they “might” have a permit....apparently it’s just a “noise” complaint but the officer said they’ve received many calls. At any rate, that noise pollution was unacceptable and disgusting.

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

    Tosan commented

    Vox Populi, Vox Dei - the voice of the people is the voice of god.

    If we as the people do not want a child care centre , why don’t the council just listen rather than subject us to repeated forms of petitioning.

    The cafe is beautiful and serves both residence and visitors . As a parent whose kid still attends childcare centre I do not need the cafe to be turned to a child care centre and I am happy to drive to Moonee or else where . Please Council, just LISTEN...

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

    Bec Pearson commented

    So sad to here of this idea of putting in a childcare center, where a beautiful little cafe and park is located. The loss of car parks for visitors to the area for day trips as well as extra traffic in the local area would have a negative impact on the local area. I don't believe that a childcare center would have any positive attributes towards the community of Sapphire.

  25. In Palm Beach QLD on “Material Change of Use Code...” at 1101 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221:

    Kim Parker commented

    I object on the grounds that this development is too dense for the site. This results in site plant material spilling out on to the public footpaths and roads. Pedestrians and people with limited mobility are unable to access Palm Beach village and beaches freely any more without great personal risk to their safety. Gold Coast City Council compliance has not been checking these sites that spill out on to roads and pathways. Pedestrians have not been given safe places to cross. Tradespeople and delivery vehicles result in further risk to local pedestrians and vehicles. If the site plant material cannot remain within the site and if the development cannot occur without placing the public at risk it should not be approved. Councillors should and well may be held personally responsible and liable for public safety if they vote such a high density development through knowing that there are valid risks to the safety of people.

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

    Tanyth Kapukaya commented

    It’s such a waste of a beautiful community park and cafe to replace it with yet another childcare centre.
    Beachstone is such a draw card to Sapphire and a lot of people bought their houses because of this great community area.
    A childcare centre can be put in so many other locations, this space can’t be replaced.

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

    Ron G commented

    I strongly object to the proposal to Convert the Beachstone Cafe into a child care centre for some of the following reasons.
    .It will take away from our amazing community atmosphere and aesthetic beauty of the area.
    . I don’t believe a child care centre facility is needed given the average age of the residents and the age of the majority children in the estate.
    . There appears to be adequate childcare centers in a close proximity with vacancies.
    .This amenity as is provides a wonderful social and recreational space for all ages. As well as providing a much needed venue where musians and artists have an opportunity to showcase their talents in a nice environment, such venues are such a rarity in our area.
    These elements allow for a healthy social recreational space, that are enjoyed and patronized by not only the immediate community, but by many visitors, young and old.
    Ron

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

    Julie-Ann Glur commented

    Devastated to hear of this proposal!!! Losing Beachstone & the beautiful park space, would be such a major loss. Not just to the local Sapphire area, but all surrounding areas that come together here for social and musical activities. This a vital space for our local community to interact on all social levels, and attracts many visitors & tourists also. Beachstone offers locally grown, organic produce, sourced from local farms in the area, that provide business for these small farms. As a singer/songwriter, I have had the pleasure to perform at Beachstone, and very much appreciate that they provide a venue & audience, that supports local musicians here on a weekly basis. Please reconsider this proposal, it will definitely have a negative impact on our community and environment. I very much hope this application is rejected.

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

    Vanessa commented

    I would like to object to this DA. The cafe is a much loved hub utilised by residents & visitors to meet and socialise in a relaxed environment. Removing the cafe will strip the suburb of this amenity which is of far greater need and value than a childcare centre, given the demographic of the area. There are no other amenities of this kind in Sapphire beach and the opportunity to walk or ride a bike to the café appeals to many people. Please consider the community's views and opinions of this asset when deciding on this application.

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

    Brooke Lewin commented

    Beachstone Cafe was a huge selling point for my family when we bought our block of land im North Sapphire. It has a sense of community and such a lovely place to go for families and visitors to the area. There is no other place in Coffs like it.
    I’m extremely disappointed that a child care centre could potentially replace the cafe. Although it’s suggested there would be a shop front cafe next to the childcare centre and the playground will remain I doubt it would have the same vibe. I have 2 children in daycare but I would not change childcare centres just to be in walking distance. A lot of young families I know and have spoken to in this estate said the same. I also don’t think it’s a very safe area for it being so close to an un patrolled beach and traffic will likely increase.
    The owner does not seem understanding of the communities views. Hopefully the Coffs Council will take all our submissions on board considering we pay rates and live here.

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