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  1. In Umina Beach NSW on “Construction of a (2) Two...” at 454 Ocean Beach Road, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Jan Deighton commented

    I object to this development.
    Umina is a village that does not have the required services to support people who would use boarding house facilities.
    This proposal is in a seasonally high tourist area that struggles with the pressures to offer many of the services needed by visitors let alone the extra services required by the people targeted for boarding house accommodation.

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

    Shannon May commented

    As a long term resident and owner of two properties in Palm Beach I strongly object to this development. The beautiful character and village feel of Palm Beach has already been compromised greatly.

    We do not have the infrastructure, services or amenities to cater for all these units - if they are in fact occupied. If they are not occupied by the high end market as 'predicted', Palm Beach will become the slum of the Gold Coast, whilst at the same time destroying the quality of living for so many more people. There are more than enough high rises in Palm Beach as it is.

    Parking is already scarce and people are now starting to avoid the short lived enjoyment of new cafes and restaurants because it is too busy there. This is just another building that will not fit in to the suburb and I urge the GCCC to ensure that developers comply to the guidelines set out in the City Plan.

    We do not want a concrete jungle blocking sea breezes and causing more shadows in Palm Beach. Please stop with this over development.

  3. In Gladesville NSW on “Section 4.551(A)...” at 230 Victoria Rd Gladesville NSW 2111:

    Fletcher Simpkins commented

    I agree with Andrew - no information is provided on the modification. What conditions of the development consent are being changed?

  4. In Bunya QLD on “Request to Change (Minor) -...” at 32 Wilga Drive, Bunya QLD 4055:

    Kerry Ann Purdy commented

    I would be concerned about this application because it will put too much stress on the roads with 95 extra cars at least, and also by clearing more and more natural bushland have a negative effect on wildlife. We moved to Bunya to enjoy the semi rural lifestyle, the trees and bushland, wildlife and peace and quiet. We used to have quite a lot of wallabies,possums and Koalas in our area but now we dont see so many, because they are getting killed on the roads. Not enough thought or provision has been provided for bushland and wildlife conservation in this area. Proper wildlife bridges and safe crossings are needed.
    By subdividing more land it brings more people, more cars and turns the area into a medium density residential setting which is what we moved away from. Its seems that these developments keep happening and pretty soon Bunya, Samford and the surrounding areas, will be more suburban than semi rural. I think a cap should be put on developments, to protect the countryside, the wildlife and the value of the area.

  5. In Gladesville NSW on “Section 4.551(A)...” at 230 Victoria Rd Gladesville NSW 2111:

    Andrew Franz commented

    What conditions are sought to be modified?

    No detail is provided.

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

    Nicky commented

    This street is already highly congested in mornings and afternoons with traffic sitting at gridlock every day. These plans would only exacerbate this issue and create additional congestion but more importantly greater risk to the safety of children and pedestrians. There is no parking in this street already, and this proposed facility doesn’t even cater for parking for educational staff, let alone additional people working on site. My biggest concern is for the safety of children of the nearby schools and the lack of Carr taken by drivers. Happy for a childcare centre in the suburb but this is the wrong location.

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

    Amanda commented

    We would like to object to the DA for a Childcare centre at the Beachstone location. We frequent the cafe and have celebrated many occasions, birthdays etc, at the cafe while the children play. We love being able to go down for a coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner whilst we watch our children play in the park. It’s such a unique feature of North Sapphire it would be sad to lose it.

  8. In Ocean Grove VIC on “The Use of the Land for the...” at 33-35 Hodgson Street, Ocean Grove, VIC:

    Mark & Susanne Day commented

    To whom it may concern,

    I am the owner of the adjacent residential property that closely adjoins the premises mentioned in this application.
    The applicants newly renovated outdoor area is adjacent to 14 residential properties (Units) built 2010.
    The submission has several statements that should be considered by The City of Greater Geelong.

    Firstly this application suggests family orientated.
    Majority of fish and chip businesses target families in aid of grabbing a percentage of the fast food industry. Majority of fast food businesses don’t support the sale of alcohol.
    Fish and chip shops that do not have indoor dining, McDonald’s, KFC and Red Rooster do not have liquor licenses.

    The mention of parking should have no merits on obtaining a alcohol license.
    With the mention of family orientated business prevention of drink driving should be considered.

    The mention of adjacent businesses with liquor licenses.
    The other two businesses close by serving alcohol in The Terrace Ocean Grove do not have residential premises that adjoin them.
    The businesses also both have large indoor dining areas.
    A major concern re patrons is.
    A large majority of the patrons are young and underage beach goers.
    This application may encourage patrons to consume food and stay for a longer period of time just drinking.
    Especially if the price of liquor sold is considerably low and easily accessed.

    It is a concern that in this seaside town there is not enough enforcements to control the sale of alcohol to underage patrons.
    Consideration should be given where an older patron purchased liquor for a larger group of younger patrons.

    Consideration should also be given if younger staff could also be forced to sell alcohol during the busy peak season.
    Staff over the summer peak season may also be junior casual staff.
    Not enough care in asking for age ID when business is busy.
    Entry to this business is via two doors and an extra entry from the street to the outdoor eating area which could make it very difficult to control customers leaving with alcohol.

    The applicants stated that
    rubbish bins may be supplied but the applicants have previously been known to not dispose of seafood in rubbish bins correctly over the busy hot summer period. Leaving fowl odours.
    The supply of rubbish bins are always overflowing over the peak summer season.
    Late removal of bins and and excess noise has also been a an issue not to mention the noise which will result from liquor bottles being disposed of.
    Ocean Grove echoes off the sea so such noise may concern a larger number of residents in near by streets.

    The statement regarding music.
    We have never heard music being played at this venue / outdoor area.
    With a liquor license the venue would then encourage a larger number of patrons gathering in the yard drinking late.
    Business trading hours are very different to what is stated in the application.
    Usually the business is closed around 9 pm
    A liquor license suggests the applicants are requesting more of a night venue atmosphere.
    Finally the application classes itself as a cafe / restaurant when it is only an outdoor eating area with no indoor seating.
    This fish and chip shop is a great place to grab fish and chips for all ages and families.
    Enjoy the sunshine and leave.
    I believe the sale of alcohol is not required at this business.

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

    mark matheson commented

    I am told there are "No records to display."

  10. In Arncliffe NSW on “Unapproved Development -...” at 17 Done Street, Arncliffe NSW 2205:

    uwe commented

    why is council again closing their eyes against an un aproved development, if it was not approved ,simple fine the people and make them re instate it to the original status.

  11. In Arncliffe NSW on “Conversion of existing...” at 17 Done Street, Arncliffe NSW 2205:

    uwe clasen commented

    how can this be approved as the first conversion was unapproved.This developer should not be allowed to carry out anymore developments in this council area for at least 10years.

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

    Leonie M. commented

    I strongly object to the proposed re-zoning of this lovely Cafe for the purpose of a Childcare Centre, the need for which is questionable. I believe this would be a dreadful loss, not only to the local Residents but also to Visitors to the area. There are limited dining areas in and around Coffs Harbour where you can not only enjoy a delicious meal (freshly prepared from mostly locally sourced produce) adjacent to a playground for the kids and then take a stroll on the nearby beach.
    The fact that the Developer used the Beachstone Cafe as a selling point indicates to me that Residents purchased land under false pretences.
    Also, I believe it is not safe to have a Childcare Centre so close to an unpatrolled beach as children have been known to scale the best “childproof” fences in a very short time, so this could well be a tragedy waiting to happen.
    Please Councillors, I respectfully request that you reject this application for a Childcare Centre.

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

    Natalie Van der Klei commented

    This is a beautiful playground, wonderful shelters for family friendly gatherings and a great spot to relax with a cuppa or coffee from the cafe. Going ahead with this change would be detrimental for the community.

  14. In Somerville VIC on “Application for the...” at 3 Henry Street Somerville VIC 3912:

    Eric Collier commented

    I object to the proposed development. Henry Street is a public thoroughfare for pedestrians that links the shopping centre to Blacks Camp Rd via a scenic walk through reserves and neighbouring streets. The proposal implies that the current road reserve will be alienated from the Crown and sold off, which will reduce the amenity of the area for walking.

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

    Becky Brideoake commented

    I strongly object this application. The cafe is the heart of sapphire and both the new and old sapphire beach estates use it and the surrounding playing ground. Why take away the cafe, something that adds to the quality of life and is used by a majority of the area and replace it with a childcare centre that would only suit a small percentage of the population here. There is no need for a childcare centre, more than half the of families living in sapphire have no children at home or have children aged 15+. There are more than enough vacancies in childcare centres around Coffs. Not to mention how dangerous it is to have a childcare centre so close to a public beach, one that is frequented by travelers/backpackers/ and venomous snakes.

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

    Ben Rowles commented

    I STRONGLY OBJECT TO THIS DEVELOPMENT.
    The amenity of the Palm Beach village is being destroyed with each high rise that is approved. Not every one wants to live or holiday in a high rise. The Block of Land is too small for the height of this development. Your reckless disregard of setbacks is unacceptable. Please follow the city plan guidelines.
    There’s not enough parking to sustain these developments and their occupants.
    Stop the CONCRETE destroying our coastal communities.

  17. In Bellbird Park QLD on “Superseded Planning Scheme...” at 228-230 Jones Road Bellbird Park QLD 4300:

    Glen Kempster commented

    Over doing it! 1 lot into 21 lots ok fine. now 21 residential into 42. Allowing this is only going to promote this in the immediate vicinity. Allowing this determines what future houses are for the area.

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

    Nicholas James Lisciotto commented

    Beach stone cafe has always been a go to spot for me and my family, it’s perfect for the kids to play in the playground and close to the beach. There are plenty of places to build childcare centres and taking away this cafe from the community would be a huge loss. The parking would also be a crazy for us locals and the traffic and noise would affect all in the area. Please choose wisely as this community needs this beloved cafe.

  19. In Waverley NSW on “Remove four (4) trees...” at War Memorial Hospital 125 Birrell Street Waverley NSW 2024:

    Frances Richards commented

    Are the trees diseased or just inconveniently located? Any approval should be conditional on replacing the trees removed with 4 new trees.

  20. In Langwarrin VIC on “Condition 1 plans - The...” at 50 Aqueduct Road, Langwarrin 3910, VIC:

    Caroline commented

    This street cannot support the traffic that will result from an additional nine dwellings. Resident plus visitor vehicles will cause detrimental effects to existing residents. The road is narrow and the T intersection with Sunnyvale Dr will exacerbate already existing traffic management issues.

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

    Robert Davidson commented

    It's strange that this modification is coming in when the development is signed off as complete and the owners moved in a month ago.

  22. In Enmore NSW on “For alterations and...” at 12 Juliett Street Enmore NSW 2042:

    Roger commented

    Thanks Colin.
    Still no DA notice displayed on property.
    Or have I missed a regulation change?

  23. In Doncaster VIC on “Construction of four,...” at 75 Board Street Doncaster VIC 3108:

    Lee Hew commented

    4 units on the block is too many. Another owner wanting to maximise profits without community considerations.

    The property is close to the junction with Council Street and with the (guaranteed) additional cars parked on the street will cause a traffic issue.

    A lot of families utilise the street to send children to Doncaster Secondary College in the morning dropoff and afternoon pickup times.

    For that land size, on a busy street, 2 units is ideal. 3 units max. please.

  24. In Waverley NSW on “Remove four (4) trees...” at War Memorial Hospital 125 Birrell Street Waverley NSW 2024:

    Mark Croft commented

    WC

    Which specific trees are we talking about ..????
    There have been SO MANY applications by War Memorial Hospital to “prune” (remove) trees..who would know...?
    I’m assuming this is all a lead up to the DA they are about to submit to remove the 4 100+ year old trees in prep for the 5 storey, 180+ car park development that’s been in the planning for the last 2 years. It will demolish all of the vacant land on the Church St side of the site and then, once completed in 3 years time, they will demolish all the properties (which is all ) on Burrell St to complete the “development “.

  25. In Chipping Norton NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 37 Governor Macquarie Drive Chipping Norton NSW 2170:

    Hania commented

    Especially with near by Marina project . Gr8 idea . Good luck to the owners nice Aussie pub with life music ❤️❤️❤️

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

    Dion commented

    This is very disappointing to hear that the cafe could close down, to make way for a child care centre.
    I’m not from Coffs Harbour but holiday there twice a year and we stay close by this amazing little cafe and parklands.
    Coming from the city why in the world would you consider building this in the park right next to a very beautiful beach and picnic area.
    We would love something like this at home and see this happen far to often.
    There are plenty more places to build child care centres. This will definitely make us reconsider visiting, we may just go to Byron Bay because they don’t build these type of building in parklands.
    Just a side note parking would be a night mare.
    Hope you reconsider.

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

    Dion commented

    This is very disappointing to hear that the cafe could close down, to make way for a child care centre.
    I’m not from Coffs Harbour but holiday there twice a year and we stay close by this amazing little cafe and parklands.
    Coming from the city why in the world would you consider building this in the park right next to a very beautiful beach and picnic area.
    We would love something like this at home and see this happen far to often.
    There are plenty more places to build child care centres. This will definitely make us reconsider visiting, we may just go to Byron Bay because they don’t build these type of building in parklands.
    Just a side note parking would be a night mare.
    Hope you reconsider.

  28. In Murrumbeena VIC on “The proposed development...” at 430-434 Neerim Road Murrumbeena VIC 3163:

    AW commented

    I completely agree with all the comments opposing this development.
    Look what all the high rise student developments have done to Carnegie, it’s horrendous. Murrumbeena is a beautiful family suburb, not a place for transient student accommodation!
    I really hope the council can see this development is inappropriate and not inline with the current neighbourhood.

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

    Timothy B commented

    Terrible location for a child care centre!
    We love our Beachstone Cafe and parklands! We regularly take our grandchildren to the park and enjoy a coffee or lunch at the cafe.
    It would be pretty unfair to take these facilities away from residents when they where a major reason for locating to the area.

  30. In Waverley NSW on “Remove four (4) trees...” at War Memorial Hospital 125 Birrell Street Waverley NSW 2024:

    Russell Dunn commented

    There is no information available to allow neighbours to assess whether or not the considerable loss of four trees could be avoided.

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