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  1. In Wonga Park VIC on “Subdivisions, variations to...” at Lot 3 Holloway Road, Wonga Park VIC 3115:

    Lisa R wrote to local councillor Len Cox

    I strongly object to the proposed development at Lot 3 Holloway Rd, Wonga Park.
    My objects are on the basis of:
    1. The address for this development is misleading as there is no access to this development from Holloway Rd so should not be identified as a Wonga Park postcode.
    2. The location is clearly in the Chirnside Park (Chirnside Village) area so the development should be accurately labeled.
    3. The additional 40+ houses would only be able to access their properties by Regency Rise or meadowbank ave. Regenct Rise already is a congested thoroughfare. It would not be able to manage an additional 80+ cars per day. This is dangerous to have that number of additional vehicles navigating moving around parked cars these are narrow streets that could not manage the additional traffic.
    4. The additional traffic would significantly reduce the peaceful amenity of the area..
    5. The wetlands, creek, bird life and other wild life and important green space adds to the mental wellbeing of the local residents. This development will directly impact on the residents wellbeing.

    I urge the council to deny building permission for this development and retain the peaceful amenity of the Regency rise estate.
    I look forward to council making the right decision

    Photo of Len Cox
    Len Cox local councillor for Yarra Ranges Shire Council
    replied to Lisa R

    Thanks Lisa, I will take your comments into account.

  2. In Wonga Park VIC on “Subdivisions, variations to...” at Lot 3 Holloway Road, Wonga Park VIC 3115:

    Trevor Leslie Cornell & Carol Denise Cornell commented

    Hi, my wife and I would like to object to the proposal to build residential housing at Lot 3 Holloway Road, Wonga Park. Vic. 3115 (correctly known as Chirnside Park) application YR-2018/358.
    This proposal would destroy native bushland and have a huge negative impact on our native wildlife and tranquil enviroment in our in beloved Chirnside Village.

    As it appears from the planning, that the access road would have run through the Village which would cause major traffic congestion, noise, pollution and a safety issue with children in the area.

    Being ratepayers of the shire, we would hope and expect the council to put the interests of it's residents ahead of greedy developers and any other parties with monetary interests to be gained if the council approves this inappropiate development. We hope and pray that you do not approve this insidious planning development.

    We would like to remind the council that you " proudly support Corridors of Green"

  3. In Wonga Park VIC on “Subdivisions, variations to...” at Lot 3 Holloway Road, Wonga Park VIC 3115:

    B. Dubaj commented

    I would like to express my strong opposition to approving this application.

    A quick look at the Google Map reveals that, as proposed, the project would really destroy large area, if not all of the native bushland growing around Brushy Creek, that starts literally at the back fences of existing houses.

    This bushland is natural habitat of many species, variety of which is not to be underestimated. I personally have experienced a kangaroo running past me less than 5m away, surprising both myself and my dog. I know for sure a great variety of birds and other smaller animals lives there, busy feeding their young from early morning with whatever insects and other produce the bushland supplies. Several times different frogs even found their way into my backyard, and on one occasion I (and my dog) even had to convince a large, scary-looking lizard to go back where it came from. They all live there, in the bushland, they all call it their home.

    On several occasions over last almost 10 years I watched rising level of Brushy Creek with concern for my neighbours across the street, when creek's water approached and even reached their backyard fences. No damage to bushland was done - indeed, it re-invigorated it. However, a proposal to build residential housing on exactly that flood-prone area seems to be very unwise, and common-sense would dictate to refuse approval of any such proposal.

    For some reason Wonga Park is stated as the location of the project, when in reality it is located in Chirnside Park. If it is to be located at Wonga Park 3115, it would need to run parallel to Glenpark Drive, not parallel to Regency Rise, Chirnside Park 3116. The "Wonga Park" in the address is therefore misleading, and perhaps intentionally so. Moving the project to run parallel to Glenpark Drive (in real Wonga Park 3115), the environmental impact would be much reduced, affecting quite large strip of grassland rather than native bushland.

    If the Yarra Ranges Council policies really "... proudly support Corridors of Green...", as is claimed on existing signs in the area, the Council will not grant approval to proceed with the project. I sincerely hope for that to be the case.

  4. In Wonga Park VIC on “Subdivisions, variations to...” at Lot 3 Holloway Road, Wonga Park VIC 3115:

    Meera commented

    I wish to object to the proposed housing development which will directly impact my family and many other families. Our street will be one of the through roads into the proposed estate, causing noise, traffic, pollution and congestion all of which are not only unpleasant for residents, but also a safety concern.
    This is a family area where children love to ride their bikes and walk their dogs. They are able to do so safely in our neighbourhood and this safety will be compromised with the dramatic increase in traffic that will come with this development.
    Furthermore, this area has significant historical importance for indigenous culture and it would be a shame to see that disrespected, as we pride ourselves on being a multicultural and diverse community.
    I ask you to please give consideration to the families that will be affected by this development and also the significance of this development in terms of how we demonstrate the culture of our neighbourhood.

  5. In Wonga Park VIC on “Subdivisions, variations to...” at Lot 3 Holloway Road, Wonga Park VIC 3115:

    Greg commented

    Hi, we wish to formally object to the proposed development as planned. This development would see the abolition of the serenity that this native bush land provides along with the various species of wildlife that reside there.
    Once again it looks as though profits take precedence over sufficient infrastructure to support such a development and the safety within the neighbourhood. The initial increase in heavy vehicle activity during construction throughout the narrow roadways of this estate, given that there is only one access road is concerning enough, but the ongoing traffic and lack of sufficient access for the future residents of the planned estate will make the local roads even less safe.

  6. In Balmain NSW on “Footpath Trading 3 tables,...” at Balmain Watch House 179 Darling Street Balmain NSW 2041:

    James commented

    Obviously this is their current address and they are moving to 179 Darling Street, Carolyn Allen.

  7. In Wonga Park VIC on “Subdivisions, variations to...” at Lot 3 Holloway Road, Wonga Park VIC 3115:

    Tom Hewitt commented


    Please leave this native bushland in it's natural habitat and do not destroy it. The surrounding streets already have congestion/traffic problems and do not need an increase to this.

  8. In Wonga Park VIC on “Subdivisions, variations to...” at Lot 3 Holloway Road, Wonga Park VIC 3115:

    Robert commented

    I am astounded that there is a Planning notice issued for this development, as a rate payer of the shire of Yarra Ranges,I reject this application for planning for the following reasons

    1) We already have too much traffic in Regency Rise and Meadowlark Avenue. The Chirnside Park residents all know that this will not be restricted to 80 lots, as once one developer gets approval, others will follow based on this being a case study. We really do not want to start a development trend, we have a good balance at this moment. Keep it as it is, We don't want to become another Caroline Springs.

    2) Impact to resident wild life. endangered or not.

    The following species are known to be found in this area, as you will see it is a significant habitat for native species. even though this is a relatively small wildlife retreat it supports many species, this is why it will be very noticeable impact on our garden visitors.

    Tawny frogmouth, yellow tail black cockatoo, bobook owl, bronze cuckoo, grey butcher bird, king parrot, crimson rosella, eastern rosella, swifts parrot,fairy wren blue wren,red rump parrot, little corella, sulfur crested cockatoo, galagh , lead-beaters glider, echidna, brown snake, red bellied black snake, many species of micro-bats.
    grey Wallaby grey kangaroo,ring tail possum, these are just an example, there are many others.

    And we want to keep it that way.

    You will seek an environmental impact statement from a non biased government research group.

    With the impact of climate change, we don't need anymore development other than to keep this a protected green belt area to improve our local air quality. We would be happy if council would reject this planning submission based on environmental impact, and road congestion grounds.

    This development will create a huge impact on a diminishing green belt environment.

    It will negatively impact value of the surrounding land prices, it will impact on an already crowded shopping precinct,

    I hope you listen to others and the voice of the neighborhood.

    Please consider this rejection of planning application as vital to the survival of our native flora and fauna in Wonga Park and Chirnside Park, keep as it is.

  9. In Marrickville NSW on “To partially demolish...” at 392 Illawarra Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    mark matheson commented

    Another dud file.

    We can only assume the worst and think it will be another Salim Mehajer-style block to affront the sensibilities of the handsome Christian church it will overshadow.

  10. In Newtown VIC on “Demolition of Existing...” at 60 Fairview Avenue, Newtown, VIC:

    Deni Schimana commented

    I have no objection to this site being developed but please do not approve this design. Many homes in Fairview Avenue are Heritage listed and some with C class heritage overlays designed to preserve the streetscape.
    This proposed building does nothing to enhance the area and I fear will lower the value of those properties in the immediate vicinity.
    It is totally inappropriate for the area.

  11. In Wonga Park VIC on “Subdivisions, variations to...” at Lot 3 Holloway Road, Wonga Park VIC 3115:

    Karen O'Shea commented

    Regarding YR-2018/358
    Lot 3 Holloway Rd , Wonga Park

    I also strongly object to this planning project .I am a resident of Regency Rise and have for many years enjoyed this untouched natural environment and the native wildlife throughout the area it brings with regular sightings of kookaburras , Black Cockatoos , Kangaroos ,Echidnas an ambundance of other bird species and wildlife. I am at a loss as to understand why Council would encourage and allow this remaining small pocket of land with native vegetation and wildlife be destroyed .
    Re - the Plans for the housing estate ..
    The deceiving address stated on The Plans is one point ... This development will have no effect on Holloway Rd residents
    Whilst assisting to collect signatures for a petition against these plans that over 300 local residents signed I discovered there were residents I spoke to that were unaware of the impact that This development would have on residents of 'Chirnside Village' due to the way the Project has been advertised - Holloway Rd . Residents particularly those at the lower end of the estate such as Regency Rise Paula Way Meadowbank Dr and surrounding streets will experience significant traffic increases , many years of building vehicles coming in out . Already the flow of traffic in streets inside our Estate is disputed with so many vehicles having to park out on the roads due to modern times with families having grown children staying home longer etc, their extra vehicles have no where to park . It is not unusual for households these days to have 4 or more vehicles at the one address . Introducing this thoroughfare of more vehicles from this proposed Estate is a safety concern .
    Exiting the Estate - The exit out on to Kimberely Dr is always a concern , With residents vehicles , Oxley College school vehicles, vehicles from all sporting events held at Oxley College , and buses all trying to compete against traffic from the shopping centre exiting from here onto Maroondah Hwy is regularly a concern . The lower exit from the Estate onto the ever increasing busy Blacksprings Rd will now have to compete with The concerns of future traffic from the incomplete residential Development that is on the corner of Blacksprings and Kimberely Dr , the current residents , the building trades this development will attract along with the residents of the new Homes that are planned - and Holloway Rd gets nothing ??
    If anything is to be considered it is that the exit must go onto Hollway Rd - the actual address of the project, taking the road alongside the planned pedestrian walkway - If they can build a walk way to Holloway Rd they can take the road with it - common sense

  12. In Marrickville NSW on “To partially demolish...” at 392 Illawarra Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Kristina commented

    The description for DA201600221.04 does not indicate the modification proposed to this DA approved in 2016 and no documentation is available online. Please clarify

  13. In Wonga Park VIC on “Subdivisions, variations to...” at Lot 3 Holloway Road, Wonga Park VIC 3115:

    Rob Gebbing commented

    My kids and I also strongly object to this proposal.
    We walk this area everyday with our dog. This bush land was a major part of why we bought here nine years ago. The wildlife we see everyday is amazing and I challenge council members to spend some time here and see it for yourself.
    Once this bush land is wiped out it is gone forever.
    Is there not already enough units and apartments being built in this and surrounding suburbs, not to mention the backyards being sold.
    When does the greed from council and developers stop, and caring for our environment start?
    All of my other concerns about this proposal have already been posted and I absolutely agree with all of them.

  14. In Glenside SA on “DAC ref # 180/V008/17 -Lot...” at 226 Fullarton Road Glenside SA 5065:

    Lorraine Ward commented

    This application is totally unmerited. The existing degradation/tree clearing on this entire site goes far beyond community acceptance. The removal of this beautiful tree, which provides shade, enhancement and amenity to the grandeur of the existing historic building, is unnecessary and criminal, at very least, to consider the application let alone grant it.

  15. In Saint Marys NSW on “Retaining Wall” at 25 Carrington Street St Marys NSW 2760:

    Shauna-Marie Wilson commented

    A fence erected on new soil height above the retaining wall will reduce solar access when it is adjacent to the windows of neighbouring bdwelkings and should face rigorous scrutiny.

    As a condition of consent the applicant should be directed to deduct retaining wall height from current and future fence height where that portion of fence erected above the retaining wall in order to maintain solar access to the adjacent residents.

    A flood study and engineers certificate be obtained by the applicant and produced to the consent authority and there be no unacceptable increase in flood risk or diversion of natural watercourse.

  16. In Prahran VIC on “Packaged Liquor Licence” at 251 High St, Prahran 3181, VIC:

    John Tabbagh commented

    I am a local resident and wish to object to the proposed liquor licence at 251 High St Prahran.

    Let me start by saying that I enjoy a drink and do not have any problem with people drinking, but there is no need for another business selling alcohol at this site.

    There are so many places that already exist nearby to purchase alcohol.

    IGA, just up the road in Armadale is open until 11pm Sun-Thur and 12 am Fri & Sat.
    Armadale Cellars, not far away is open until 8 pm, 6 nights per week.
    Toorak Cellars, nearby is open until 9pm, 3 nights a week and 11 pm the other 4 nights.
    Both Liquorland in Chapel St and Vintage Cellars in Toorak are only 2km away and BWS in Malvern Central is 2.2 km

    It is unnecessary and undesirable for the local community for alcohol to be available at such a conspicuous and accessible site. People already have a variety of options if they want to purchase alcohol. The proposed site and operating hours would encourage spontaneous purchases of alcohol with consequences to the local community.

    Another alcohol outlet will only exacerbate the problems associated with alcohol. Alcohol abuse is already a community problem – we don’t need to add to it. Currently it is not uncommon to find bottles dumped along Denbigh Rd and surrounding streets from people walking home with a ‘traveller’. Litter, vandalism and graffiti will all increase with the addition of alcohol to the mix.

    We do not need another place to buy alcohol at this location.

  17. In Marrickville NSW on “To partially demolish...” at 392 Illawarra Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Kim commented

    The DA documents aren’t publicly accessible. Notification indicates ‘run time error’. Please review and make the documents viewable to Planning Alert subscribers (aka concerned residents). The traffic congestion on Illawarra Road is considerable but yet another 17 residences are being proposed and yet another commercial tenancy when there are already so many vacant commercial shopfronts within a 1km radius.

  18. In Brompton SA on “Land Division - 252/D016/19...” at 113 East Street Brompton SA 5007:

    Colin Ralph commented

    I respectfully object to this application of a two-story development for the following reasons.
    One The appearance of buildings and land should not detract from the visual amenity and built form character of neighbouring property of the locality having particular regard to: building mass and proportion particularly where two story development is proposed adjacent respectively to single story development.
    Secondly, buildings should be sited and designed to ensure that adequate sunlight is available to neighbours. Loss of light or overshadowing will result from a proposed two stories. The proposed two-story development will unfairly and drastically impact the performance of my solar panels and in so doing cause me financial loss and my investment in green sustainable living (PV array and associated battery) a total waste of money and unfair finical hardship on me.
    One story would better suit the surrounding existing properties
    Thank You Colin Ralph

  19. In Maroubra NSW on “Amend condition 9 to allow...” at 24-24A Everett Street Maroubra NSW 2035:

    Bernhard commented

    Please do not approve this amendment to condition 9.
    Inground power pole is inherently safer and it will benefit everyone by slowly moving every one of them in ground sooner than later.

  20. In Moorebank NSW on “Alterations and additions...” at 1 Malinya Crescent Moorebank NSW 2170:

    Mark commented

    There are plenty of commercial properties around without the need to convert our suburbs into pseudo-commercial properties.

  21. In South Yarra VIC on “Conditions 1, 3, 4 and 6” at 162 Toorak Road, South Yarra VIC 3141:

    Ant commented

    To the ordinary layperson.,
    What does condition 1 , 3 , 4 and 6 mean ?
    Does it alter the look of the original post office , turn an existing office building in to more unwanted apartments without parking .
    All should be put into terms that us local residents can understand !
    “Please explain “

  22. In Paradise SA on “Land Division 1 - 2” at 10 Lincoln Road Paradise, SA:

    Juan Lu commented

    10 lincoln rd owner removed the boundry fence without my permission last year 2017, and she wants to put up a new fence this year 2018 without my consent again,

    10 lincoln rd owner always requested me to cut the tree branches which is unnecessary. She did that in 2017 and i had to arrange treeman after.

    I never wanted construction happen next to my property, and i never received notification earlier.

  23. In Armadale VIC on “The purpose of this...” at 929-931 and 933 High Street, Armadale VIC 3143:

    Allen Brent commented

    Reduced car parking just tells you what sort of development this will be. A number of developers recently have planned for one car space per bed room and additional open space in the way of larger balconies. Relying on public transport is just not possible with already over crowded trains and trams. Six levels is too high as there are no other six level buildings within this area and the development will over look the existing dwellings to the north. It's time the Stonnington stood up for residents and not developers.

  24. In Wonga Park VIC on “Subdivisions, variations to...” at Lot 3 Holloway Road, Wonga Park VIC 3115:

    Paul commented

    Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme Amendment C176 and Planning Permit Application YR-2018/358, Lot 3, Holloway Road, Wonga Park

    My wife and I wish to object to the proposed devlopment Lot 3 Holloway rd.

    Firstly we object on enviormental grounds as the proposed devlopment houses native widlife such as Kangaroos, Kookaburras, Brown snakes, Echidnas and Green reed frogs. It will also impact the number of esthablised native trees that house our native birds that have started to move back into the area.

    Secondly how can a proposed devlopment be titled Lot 3 Holloway rd when there is no entrace off Holloway rd. The proposed redevlopment is also zoned Wonga Park when the neighbours of these homes will be Chirnside Park. To me this seems like it's being zoned to Wonga Park so the devloper can seek to obtain higher prices for the land, so therefore the entrance should be on the Hollaway rd side with a bridge etc built for access. The council would therefore profit out of higher rates if zoned as Wonga Park.

    Regencey Rise and Meadowbank avenue will be used as through roads as there is no entrace of Holloway rd. With an estimatied 90 extra cars using the roads it will increase noise and people parking on the side of the road which is an already traffic hazard on these roads, and will become even more dangerous as cars now already exceed the speed limit.

    There will also be an increase of dust, noise to our already exisiting neighbour hood.

    We have lived here for 17years and were always told of no development there as it is a wetlands area, and they were to always built a park at the side of regency rise, this has never happened.

    We object highly for this development.

  25. In Chatswood NSW on “Request to remove 5 spotted...” at Pacific Highway Chatswood NSW 2067:

    Tim Rourke commented

    Firstly these are not spotted gums.
    Secondly they mask what must be one of the ugliest buildings on the Pacific Highway.
    Thirdly they pose no danger.
    They break up what would be a very ugly secretion of road.

  26. In Diamond Creek VIC on “Use of the land for a micro...” at 25 Station Street, Diamond Creek VIC 3089:

    Lisa lewis commented

    What a great idea we need more boutique places like this in diamond creek and another business creating jobs

  27. In Northcote VIC on “ePathway” at 120 Darebin Road Northcote VIC 3070:

    James Pitt commented

    The previously-mentioned English oak tree at 118 Darebin Rd is beautiful and enhances the local environment. Trees of this age are rare and significant in this area. We agree that its protection should be a priority under any planned developments on adjacent properties.

  28. In Moorebank NSW on “Alterations and additions...” at 1 Malinya Crescent Moorebank NSW 2170:

    Helen Carter commented

    I hope this application is a joke.
    One of the most dangerous intersections in Moorebank. To get past the cars parked outside this house you have to cross over double lines to the other side & pray nothing comes around the corner from Nuwarra Rd to collect you.
    I cannot believe another application has gone in.
    Also can't believe it is already being used & presume if this is a modified application that there use is currently without council permission 😡😡😡😡

  29. In Naremburn NSW on “Request to remove two...” at 163 Willoughby Road Naremburn NSW 2065.:

    Jenkins Peter J commented

    There are so many trees being hacked down in our area , soon there will be none left.
    This is another application to hack down two trees and vandalise another.
    If people do not like trees they should move to an area where there are none.

    Please refuse this application unless the trees are a danger to people.

    Council allow far too many trees to be destroyed. Soon we will be living in a concrete jungle.
    All of the birds and other animals that rely on trees for their survival will also be gone.

  30. In Balmain NSW on “Footpath Trading 3 tables,...” at Balmain Watch House 179 Darling Street Balmain NSW 2041:

    Carolyn Allen commented

    This is an incorrect address
    The applicant, The Local Bar , is at 729 Darljng St Rozelle

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