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  1. In The Entrance NSW on “Cabana” at 33 Marine Parade The Entrance NSW 2261:

    lui john berte commented

    REF DA-1310/2015
    WYONG SHIRE COUNCIL
    DEAR SIRS,

    WE WERE NOT HAPPY WITH THE ORIGINAL APPLICATION , WE DID LOSE SOME OF OUR VIEWS BUT WE THOUGHT IF IT COMPLIED WITH COUNCIL REGULATIONS, FAIR ENOUGH. WE CANNOT FIND THE ORIGINAL APPLICATION BUT THIS LOOKS TO US LIKE A BIG STRETCH OF THE EXISTING REGULATIONS AND IS A MAJOR CHANGE TO THE ORIGINAL PLANS. THE HEIGHT THE DEVELOPERS WANT TO BUILD FAR EXCEEDS COUNCIL REGULATIONS .

    WE EXPECT THE COUNCIL WILL DO THE RIGHT THING BY THE EXISTING
    RESIDENTS, IT DOES NOT MATTER WHO THE APPLICANT IS.
    WE REQUEST THAT THIS AMENDMENT IS NOT APPROVED ON THE GROUNDS IT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH COUNCIL REGULATIONS. THERE WAS NOT ANY WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF THE CHANGES, OR PLAN TO COMPARE WITH.
    THE RULES ARE THERE FOR EVERYONE WE EXPECT COUNCIL TO ENFORCE THEM.
    YOURS SINCERELY,

    L J AND K C BERTE
    19/65-69 OCEAN PDE
    THE ENTRANCE, NSW.
    0412048689

  2. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Mengke Li commented

    There are two kindergarten schools and one Anglican church in the nearby street The Mall. There is also a retirement village. The parking in this area is already very tight. Having a worship in this address will make the traffic and parking even worse.

    Due to the DA, the worship expects to open in 3:30 am during summer time. I believe that this will create unnecessary noise to the nearby residents.

    The other thing I would like to make clear is that I have never received any notification of this development from council. I heard from this development through As a resident who lives in the nearby street and I believe this development will affect my life and I should be notified.

    I object to this development and hope the council will consider my opinion.

  3. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Dave commented

    I was shocked when I heard that council will consider the application of construction of worship in this quiet and peaceful residential area. This will extremely bring unexpected noise to the neighbors especially to the young children in the preschool and elders in the nursing home. The worst of the worst is to cause traffic problem in these busy streets around this location. I am worrying that this will also cause disturbance to the established multicultural society and may potentialise the conflict ion of local residents with strangers coming to the worship from other suburbs.
    I strongly object this application!

  4. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Danny commented

    This land position is very close to kindergarten and a nursing home, this area is already very busy at the rush hours, to have a mosque at this place and open will bring lots of traffic and noise issues to this quite residential area.

  5. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Victoria Wesch commented

    A construction of this type is highly inappropriate for this location, it being on the intersection of a major thoroughfare and a quiet residential street. In addition the loss of amenity it will cause for the occupiers of the townhouse development right next door will be great as activity will occur before first light through out the year (at times before 5am) and until well after dark. The distinct lack of parking in the area should exclude its use for this type of development.

  6. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Da Zheng commented

    i don't think is a good idea to build mosque in the area because is quit residential area and also will create a lot of issues with traffic and parking problems for the residents.

    Regards

  7. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Anita commented

    I strongly object to the development of this application for the following reasons:

    1. It will add more pressure to the already crowded traffic.

    2. The building will be 10 meters high, which will overshadow the surrouding.

    3. There could be a large amount of visitors on the daily basis, which will affect the lifestyle of local residents dwellings

  8. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Meiwen Zhu commented

    I am strongly against this DA.

    1. The traffic is already terrible & getting worse in recent year. Council should put more attention to the local residential needs instead of building a mosque to draw more traffics

    2. We embrace multi culture. But Hurtsville is big Chinese community (more then 60% population is Chinese background. How many Muslims live here? I checked Google map, we already have 3 mosques nearby, which located in Penshurst, Rockdale and Kogarah. Do we really need another one? Please show us the demographic numbers!

  9. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    James commented

    I am writing to express my objection against the above named development applicaion.

    I live in very close to South Hurstville and on behalf of my family I would vote against the DA because of the following reasons:

    1. It will increase the traffic signficantly, which will cause great inconvenience to the local residence.

    2. The building will be 10 meters high, which will overshadow the surrouding I am writing to express my objection against the above named development applicaion.

    I live in South Hurstville and on behalf of my family I would vote against the DA because of the following reasons:

    1. It will increase the traffic signficantly, which will cause great inconvenience to the local residence.

    2. The building will be 10 meters high, which will overshadow the surrouding dwellings

    3. There could be a large amount of visitors on the daily basis, which will affect the lifestyle of local residents dwellings

    3. There could be a large amount of visitors on the daily basis, which will affect the lifestyle of local residents

  10. In Burnley VIC on “Development of the land for...” at 203-213 Burnley St Richmond VIC 3121:

    Monique L commented

    Height to too tall given neighbouring properties, which are all 1-2 story houses on that side of the street. Close to opposite the site are a couple of commercial sites which would be the equivalent of 3 stories. A few years ago, that site was going to be developed with a 3 story height limit. This should be enforced so it doesn't tower over existing properties and change the street landscape.

    Also this property is only accessible by Burnley St. The height / number of planned units would substantially increase the already high levels of traffic congestion

  11. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Maicy Chan commented

    I opposed to the plan of building a mosque at King George Rd, south hurstville. Firstly it will increase traffic congestion at this already busy road, less parking space for local residents. The hours it operate will be a noise problem as well. I strongly do not believe building a mosque at this suburb will benefit the community at large and does not promote Kogarah council rezoning plan to accommodate increase population. majority in this suburb are non Muslims and don't need a mosque here, as there already so many near by.. penshurst, arncliffe, etc. It also may affect devaluation of the properties in this suburbs, which we save hard earn money to buy a property here because it peaceful, nice quite, less crime and safe. Kogarah council pls listen and consider the vast majority of the residents that they do not want a mosque. Thank you

  12. In Burnley VIC on “Development of the land for...” at 203-213 Burnley St Richmond VIC 3121:

    Colin P commented

    9 stories too high. Should be max. 6. Access only from Burnley st, type st busy enough.

  13. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Harry commented

    There is no good for the neighborhood around, as the it deteriorate the traffic condition and the noise will severely affect the people living around.
    I am strongly against this building plan. please take the local dwellers' opinion seriously.

  14. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Kristy commented

    Don't need a Mosque near our local area, because the traffic is heavy, and we also need a quiet environment.

  15. In Lewisham NSW on “To demolish existing...” at 4 Mcgill Street Lewisham NSW 2049:

    MK commented

    Absolutely, ST!
    This is a nightmare. What's happening to our beloved city and suburbs? Do we have no right to say we live here cause we love it- as is?
    Out of interest, do the developers and council/government decision makers live in any of these Urbanly Renewed streets?

  16. In Newtown NSW on “Under Section 96 of the...” at 165 Edgeware Road Enmore NSW 2042:

    Trischelle Roberts commented

    As a resident living on the same street as the Golden Barley, I wholly support this proposal. Perhaps due to its long history and positive relationship with various communities in the area, this venue creates only minimal disturbance and is highly respectful of residents. At the same time, it is an essential part of the social and cultural fabric of the area. The Golden Barley is to be commended on its efforts to date and supported in this very reasonable application.

  17. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Ken commented

    I am writing to express my objection against the above named development application:

    1. The traffic congestion is already very bad around the proposed site.
    2. Huge noise problem for Mosque especially 7 days a week.
    3. Don't use your belief to affect my live

  18. In Oakleigh VIC on “The development and use of...” at 89-93 Atherton Road Oakleigh VIC 3166:

    Huey McLatham commented

    Hello.
    I have heard that these building wills be 8&10 stories tall. Is this true?
    My concerns are that if this is true people in these apartments will be able to see into a lot of people's back yards which will drastically change the feel of the suburb.
    My other concern is if the residences are all 1&2 bedroom. This is a family area and it would be nice if families could be accommodated in these apartments with 3&4 bedroom apartments.
    Thank you

  19. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Dean Zhu commented

    I am strongly against the DA to build a Mosque in our local area, the road traffic is already getting worse every day, building a Mosque will bring in more traffic and noise pollution to this highly populated community. I do respect their religion and culture, respect is mutual, our normal daily life should be respected as well.

  20. In Newtown NSW on “Under Section 96 of the...” at 165 Edgeware Road Enmore NSW 2042:

    Vince Polito commented

    I completely support this application.
    Live entertainment at pubs like the Golden Barley is important for art and culture in the area.

  21. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Faye commented

    strongly against that! The traffic has already pretty bad and running out of parking spaces, too! As well as it is a residential area! Government, pls reconsider that!

  22. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Mary commented

    I would like to say no to the application 588954.
    We need peaceful and quiet environment .
    We respect cultures , We do not need Mosque!

  23. In Newtown NSW on “Under Section 96 of the...” at 165 Edgeware Road Enmore NSW 2042:

    Liza Harvey commented

    I fully support this application for the Golden Barley to have live entertainment. I live just a stone's throw away down Edgeware Rd and frequent it fairly regularly. Having it as a potential live music venue would be a great addition to the local area as well as for Sydney in general. The Barley has such a great and welcoming vibe, and is often well attended by people of all ages including families and live entertainment will only add to its contribution as a social hub for locals in the area.

  24. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Water Lou commented

    I live in South Hurstville and on behalf of my family I would vote strongly against the DA because of the following reasons:

    1. It will increase the traffic significantly, which will cause great inconvenience to the local residence. Especially that King George is always busy already.

    2. There are many schools and child cares are round, this development will cause so much noise and traffic.

  25. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Helen commented

    am against this develoent because of the five sessions of prays everyday from early morning to late evening will creat constantly adverse impact on the quiet neighbourhood. Such new place of worship should only be built in a remote area, far away from densely populated residential neighbourhood area.

  26. In Newtown NSW on “Under Section 96 of the...” at 165 Edgeware Road Enmore NSW 2042:

    Miska Mandic commented

    I fully support Golden Barley's application for a further 2 years for a continued provision of live entertainment between the hours of 10am and 11pm. Sydney needs more live music venues - they create real experience and opportunities for local artists as well as entertainment and culture for locals. And 11pm is by no means a late time to close. In many parts of the world it's when families and individuals are only just heading out for a coffee or stroll. This pub has been around since the 1930's - if people have a problem with a slight amount of noise at 11pm they shouldn't move in next door to such important and vibrant hubs for social connection and entertainment.

  27. In Surry Hills NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 80 Commonwealth Street Surry Hills NSW 2010:

    Miska Mandic commented

    I support this application to continue the trial trading hours, keeping The Golden Age venue open till midnight Monday to Saturday, and 11pm and Sunday. The original closing hours of 10pm seem like bizarrely early hour to close - not even prime time films on television finish before 10:30!

    This is a vibrant and unique bar and cinema, a small 60 seat theater always packed with movie and arts lovers. The visitors are not rowdy and the atmosphere is always fun and pleasant. There is nowhere else in Sydney that provides this sort of experience - the films are a mix of new and old, lovingly curated to include important cult and historical films alongside current international and local festival winners.

    It's devastating seeing the city shut its doors earlier and earlier every year, and a venue like this staying open for longer is crucial avenue for enriching our collective cultural experience, as well as providing many local filmmakers with opportunities for screenings.

  28. In South Hurstville NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 849 King Georges Rd South Hurstville, NSW:

    Marilyn Stewart commented

    Too many Islamic meeting centres and mosques in Sydney already and for a population of 2.2% Australia wide there can not be any need for any more. They are making applications to build massive centres in small country towns where there may only be 50 or 100 Mulsims this can not be tolerated in a predominantly Christian society.
    A building of this type on this main road would lead to congestion and accidents. It would also be a eyesore and would not blend with the current structures which are mainly domestic homes. A mosque would inflict fear into the population as it is well known that extremists frequent such buildings and they also harbour hidden firearms etc.
    Please take into consideration the safety and peace of mind of your long term ratepayers and their families. My elderly aunt and my cousins live near the proposed site and are very concerned and alarmed for their future safety and security if this goes ahead.

  29. In Ormiston QLD on “Operational Works - MCU -...” at 102 Sturgeon Street, Ormiston, QLD:

    Fiona Woodhouse commented

    With regards to this development (and no doubt others going up on Sturgeon Street) I am concerned with the impact on safety and traffic.
    I see school children, residents, park/gym/softball users, train goers and visitors to Ormiston College on weekends and koalas struggle to cross the increasingly busy Sturgeon Street at 'safety points' near the roundabouts. Not all travel in the direction of the underpass to use that, and the underpass is on occasions flooded or too dark or vandalised to use. I am surprised that this section of the road (between the traffic lights and roundabout at the dog park) is not zoned at least 50, and that is is not 40 during school hours (similar to main roads around other shire schools).
    Residents of 92-94 Sturgeon Street and no doubt this new complex who wish to head into Cleveland (right) turn left out of their complex and are required to then U turn at the roundabout, this in itself is a very dangerous as oncoming traffic do not expect you to do this and more often that not do not stop - especially in peek times, and the ones that do, have traffic behind them slam their brakes on to avoid a collision.
    My request is that council considers changing speed limits, places a sign warning traffic at the OC roundabout that oncoming traffic may be turning right, consider going ahead with the road that would run down the side of the railway or put in a zebra crossing near the park carpark; even have the police put a random speed camera on the street. Ideally, it would be good to discourage unnecessary traffic to travel down this street and use Finucane Road.
    I have also noticed the number of B-double trucks rattle along here too.
    I am not against the new construction per say, but do hope that it is well designed, 'green', attractive and in keeping with the other complexes in this street, so as not to lower the value for existing residents.
    Thank you for your consideration.

  30. In Marrickville NSW on “To carry out alterations...” at 310-312 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Andrew commented

    I agree with Keri and completely object to this project. Developments need to be positive to the community through both services/accommodation and also design/streetscape for people who do not occupy the building.

    It would be a complete disaster if we ended up with another '123 Marrickville Rd' building, which is poorly constructed and an eyesore on the streetscape (mainly due to its construction). The planners, certifies and councilors who approved and signed off on this build should have their positions re evaluated.

    The proposed building is a poorly designed brick box which worsens the already bad streetscape and provides poor accommodation layouts/planning for the apartments which are predominately studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.
    - Out of the 20 units only 1 is a 3 bedroom apartment which could be suitable for families, even though Marrickville is an area which has predominately families.
    - Light wells for the apartments on Level 2 and 3 will only provide adequate natural lighting if neighbouring buildings do not build up to the 20m height limit.
    - From the lane and street there is no visible greenery, and the building is just constructed of hard/low quality materials
    - The proposed common landscaping areas looks positive for residents in the building but does not provide any amenity to the streetscape and also increases the buildings height to well above the 20m height limit.
    - There is almost no privacy for the apartments facing both the street and lane. All of which have full height glass windows and glass balustrades. Planters should replace the glass balustrade to provide privacy and amenity to the street.
    - With the exception of a few balconies, most of the balconies are too small to place a table and chairs and also provide adequate access to walk around the table and chairs. This is most evident on the second level which features 'prison' like courtyards. Some are only 4.4m2 including planting!
    - The inclusion of internal 'store' rooms/long closets looks very odd and potentially hiding other potential uses. I wouldn't be surprised if some of them will be advertised as a 'study' for marketing purposes if it passes submission.
    - The development floor space ration of 2.9:1 is significantly larger than the allowed FSR of 2.5:1 and does not properly explain why it should be allowed an increased FSR.
    - There are not enough car parks to service the apartments, let alone the commercial tenancies

    Marrickville Council should adopt initiatives such as the City of Sydneys 'Design Excellence Panel' which gives developers incentives such as increased FSR or Height, to produce buildings of high architectural merit, high green ratings and buildings which have a positive impact to the community. Rather than the current "Architectural Excellence Panel" in Marrickville which seems to have a very low standard.

    The Inner West also has a huge talent pool of Architects, some of the best in Australia. Why isn't council encouraging developers to use them?

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