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  1. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Maggie commented

    I object to a Mosque operating from 365-367 Belgrave Hallam Road :
    Firstly the Mosque and Church at the other end if Belgrave Hallam road have caused and continue to cause traffic issues as when you turn right at lights into Belgrave Hallam Rd I have had cars exit out if their drives directly in front of traffic, also cars parked on both sides of road on nature strips and it is congested and a traffic hazard. The same would occur for this new mosque which us situated directly down from intersection of Hilton Court and cause further noise, traffic congestion in a RESIDENTIAL area not COMMERCIAL! They already illegally tried to operate a mosque and gathering when they first bought the property and there was a stream of cars exiting the property on to Belgrave Hallam Rd until residents reported this activity to the Council and it was ceased as a mosque.
    I strongly object to any activity other than the purpose of residential in our lovely rural area whereby the residents have invested in owning homes.

  2. In Mount Waverley VIC on “Development of three triple...” at 319 Blackburn Road Mount Waverley VIC 3149:

    Jo Lucas commented

    This should not be allowed. No way should the road access be changed. This intensive development is completely inappropriate for this zoning and the suburb too. The intersections of Waverley and Blackburn have become more and more congested since I first purchased my home very near there in 2004. That intersection is a hazard with very narrow lanes from all points plus big hills on multiple side and the 7 11 crossing and the Macdonalds entry and exit points as well. In addition there is a big ''lump/slump'' in the middle of the intersection that makes it hard to navigate. This development does not contemplate the congestion caused by so many units on one block without adequate allocation of car parking. These are the exact types of ''quick buck'' developments that spoil the green nature of the suburb for all of us and then require Council to implement draconian additional requirements for canopy trees and extra yard space that restrict everyone's rights even those that respect the suburb's green feel. The solution is really simple: don't allow these kinds of inappropriate developments. If people want to live on top of each other, St Kilda is pretty good for that, PLUS IT HAS A BEACH. Leave Glen Green and keep the this type of nasty development out of our suburb please! Plus on thinking about this more laterally, I think that Council should possibly consider the impact of possible class actions from residents in the future if too many developments are allowed in the Glen Waverley Secondary Collage zone which then in turn might force the school to re state its zoning. This will also devalue homes that are no longer in the ''zone''. If average families who have bought in the ''zone'' in the hope of sending their children to that school are not able to do that because of intensive and inappropriate development I doubt they will be very happy. With litigation funding companies sprouting up everywhere these days I don't think it is prudent for council to allow too much development in that ''zone''. Perhaps a solution is a levy to be paid to the Glen Waverley Secondary Collage (say 5% of the net proceeds of the sale) ever time someone wants to sub divide in the ''Zone'' This will enable the school to broaden and cater for the increased population being forcibly created.

  3. In South Windsor NSW on “Place of public worship -...” at 699C George Street, South Windsor, NSW:

    Deon Coles commented

    There should be a blanket ban on all da's for places of worship, this will only bring major issues to Bligh Park and surrounding areas.

  4. In Kew VIC on “Preliminary Lodgement” at 40 Walpole Street Kew VIC 3101:

    Nicole Ward commented

    This street is already over developed and suffers from congestion due to the number of residents (houses, apartments, townhouses) and visitors due to all the retail at the High St end of the street. It already can barely cope with the number of cars which travel on Walpole St. Adding more medium to high density living to single sites is not sustainable to this neighbourhood. This traffic should be key to major roads only and not the already over developed and congested side streets.

  5. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Robyn Mcinnes commented

    I hereby wish to OBJECT to the Permit application and proposal for a Mosque and Islamic School in Narre Warren North Due to the following:
    As I know there a new school going in at Doveton , City of Casey approve this application without giving residential notice.

  6. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Andrew Broussard commented

    I object to a Mosque operating from 365-367 Belgrave Hallam Road :
    On Planning grounds, the application is out of character with the area.
    There are many traffic concerns, this road is zoned 80km/h.
    The Mosque and Church at the other end of Belgrave Hallam
    road have caused and continue to cause traffic issues & this proves that if allowed to go ahead, the same would occur for this new mosque as well.
    It will cause further noise, traffic congestion in a RESIDENTIAL green wedge area.
    They have already illegally tried to operate a mosque and gathering when they
    first bought the property until Council stopped it, this shows their contempt of the rule of law.

  7. In Kulnura NSW on “Poultry farm expansion” at 315 Greta Road Kulnura NSW 2250:

    Andrew Nicholas commented

    From where we live across the road it looks, feels and sounds like an arrogance by the owners having no other consideration than a cynical pursuit of more money. Our family residing opposite at 344 Greta Road realised we couldn’t object to the existing poultry farms in the area including this one. We accepted the status quo when we purchased our property in 2012.Greta Rd and Springs Rd were never designed nor have been upgraded to manage the movements and tonnage which the DA will create. The applicants have grossly understated the truck movements for an expansion of this magnitude.

    This area is agricultural, not heavy industrial. Greta Rd (a minor road, not wide nor strong enough) cannot safely handle more trucks; neither can the residents, nor the many walkers on the Great North Walk. The existing stink of rotting carcasses carrying airborne germs etc. I hope Council has inspected/audited the Plan requirements. Since when was this area zoned as “industrial? That’s exactly what this would be. Over 3,500 truck movements per annum, many of long B doubles illegally using Forest, Bumble Hill, Greta and Springs Roads as exists now with the current chicken processing factories (they’re certainly not farms. What a flagrant distortion of land use with residential homes situated only about 20 metres away? There are now far more residential uses of land in this area than industrial/commercial’ uses. The orchards, farms and horse studs make no noise or acrid smells.

    When considering the proposed extension one must ponder: what if by increasing the movements of so many huge trucks two meet head on or one wipes out a resident pulling out of their driveway? These will become distinct possibilities. There is already a great deal of legitimate early morning traffic on Greta Rd, mostly "tradies" doing 80kph on their way to work. The location of the business is on a bend narrow road. Add many more huge trucks and you can imagine what will happen.
    I believe someone has analysed and supplied you with the actual truck movements. The width of Greta Road in the area of the subject poultry farm was about 17ft wide - cold bitumen laid upon only graded clay. Does RMS support oversize vehicles frequently using narrow, sub-standard country roads that have never been properly engineered with no centre lines marked?
    People come to this delightful area to live, picnic, walk, drive and an increasing number of tourists enjoy Kulnura and its beautiful surrounds. As Council has previously determined, this is an over development of an existing risky enterprise.

    POLLUTION
    Industrial farms, also called factory farms or CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) pollute the air in many ways, emitting foul odours, airborne particles, greenhouse gases, and numerous toxic chemicals. Industrial farms are leading producers of noxious substances such as nitrous oxide and ammonia. They produce more than 400 different gases In addition to dust and airborne particles known as endotoxins generated during the handling and disposal of manure, The production and use of animal feeds, and the truck transport and distribution of farm products. Air pollution from industrial poultry farms can cause health problems in agricultural workers, in residents of neighbouring communities, and in farm animals. Although strategies exist to reduce air pollution, such industrial farms do little or nothing in this regard.
    Studies have revealed that up to 20 percent of farmers and farm workers report work-related symptoms of respiratory affections, such as coughing, sputum and wheezing. Some develop asthma, others develop diseases that are described as ODTS (organic dust toxic syndrome). There are indications that various pathogens can survive in ambient air for several minutes and can be distributed over long distances more than 50 km, and staphylococci up to 500 m).
    The pollution of the water table will be permanent rendering any bores non potable. Where will their massively increased water supply come from? Are they going to magically tap into town water, because there’s not enough ground water to sustain this monstrous industrial site?
    Have you read and will they comply with the requirements of this document? https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/resources/air/mod3p3chick07268.pdf
    Will it comply with theNSW Dept of Primary Industries’ Best Practice Management for Meat Chicken Production in NSW. http://www.chicken.org.au/files/_system/Document/NSW%20Best%20Practice%20Manuals/BPM-for-meat-chicken-production-in-NSW-manual-1.pdf
    • Industry description Meat chicken establishments that are intended to accommodate more than 250,000 birds are scheduled under the POEO Act. They need to hold an Environment Protection Licence and DECC is the Appropriate Regulatory Authority. Local government is responsible for environment protection for meat chicken farms with capacity smaller than 250,000 birds.

    • 21. Livestock intensive industries (4) Poultry farms for the commercial production of birds (such as domestic fowls, turkeys, ducks, geese, game birds and emus), whether as meat birds, layers or breeders and whether as free range or shedded birds: (a) that accommodate more than 250,000 birds, or (b) that are located: (i) within 100 metres of a natural waterbody or wetland, or (ii) within a drinking water catchment, or (iii) within 500 metres of another poultry farm, or (iv) within 500 metres of a residential zone or 150 metres of a dwelling not associated with the development and, in the opinion of the consent authority, having regard to topography and local meteorological conditions, are likely to significantly affect the amenity of the neighbourhood by reason of noise, odour, dust, lights, traffic or waste.
    You must read this Best Practicemanagement Doc and expect more work if you intend to grant this ridiculous DA. They have no intention of complying with its standards.
    NOISE
    It’s noisy now and this massive expansion will turn it into an industrial inferno of yelling, banging, horn blowing, fork lifts, trucks, machinery – sounds like a massive factory doesn’t it. Just like allowing an industrial factory to be built in an average urban location – it just isn’t allowed, because it’s incongruous, dirty smelly and a pollutant of very kind. It’s not farming; it’s a factory causing industrial contaminants of every variety.
    LOCATION
    It’s not hard to work out that the existing operation is too close now to the chicken processing sheds at 351 Greta Rd. That alone would be a reason to refuse the DA.
    Having read all of the objections to this DA, I wholeheartedly applaud the comprehensive and meticulous contributions of some. Much research has been done (far more than the applicant) as to the environmental and local amenity related impacts of this proposal.

    We feel confident that Wyong Council will refuse this ludicrous attempt at exploiting and over industrialising in a rural/residential area without concern or regard to almost every possible deleterious probability.

  8. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Warren Keam commented

    I object to the above mosque on Hallam Belgrave Road.
    We love the area due to the rural aspect and large blocks where families build their dream homes. To me and my family the mosque just doesn't fit with why we love our suburb. We were planning on sending our son to Narre Warren North Primary as this is the same school my wife went to. If the mosque goes ahead, sadly we will be looking at moving away from the area. Which is not a decision we will be taking lightly. My wife grew up in Narre Warren North and has lived here for close to 30 years. It will be a heartbreaking decision for us as this is where we planned to stay.

  9. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Hannah commented

    Stop the mosque! Not only will it create traffic congestion but will only encourage and lead to more mosques being built which no one wants. Keep Australia Australian

  10. In Torrens ACT on “MULTI DWELLING-3 UNIT...” at 9 Darke Street, Torrens, ACT:

    Nick wheen commented

    Hello
    I would like to voice my strong opposition to the proposal.
    Three houses is excessive and i have concerns about car parking. The property is on the corner and cars will inevitably end up parking on the street causing congestion and potential traffic collisions. As a motorbike rider i have every right to be concerned.
    People in this area did not purchase their property to live in a high density area.

  11. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Scott collins commented

    For the request to file for another mosque when there is clearly more within 10 min its like the big massive mosque they have in noble park. They have to block the traffic just so security guards can show them areas to park and see they get into the mosque without to much distraction. when you have thousands of people trying around the same time to enter the car park is crazy the traffic is like the freeway on Friday night
    if they choose to do this in there country let them but they don't need a mosque on every corner street here that is just not the way things are in Australia. Casey council are not stupid they just have to do there homework looking at the other mosques around areas and then you will see what we all say no to building another mosque

    Kind Regards
    Scott Collins

  12. In Fountaindale NSW on “Two Hundred & sixty four...” at 79 Berkeley Road Berkeley Vale NSW 2261:

    Mitchell Hubbard commented

    Hi, I believe that this would be a great investment for the council. But only of done to the current standards of the Glenning Valley. As a current home owner of the suburb, I believe that there is a price premium and status about the area, which leads to the price associated to the real estate there. I believe the correct way would be to do things would involve larger blocks of land, nothing under 550sq meters. Preferably land for sale would be around the 600-800 sq meters. Also having already owning land in the suburb, I believe that current owners of houses should have first options to purchase blocks before going on sale to everyone else. There also should be a price point which will not effect the current value of any other Glenning Valley properties in a negative way. A suggestion on price would be House and Land packages starting at $649,000 for 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage.
    The upgrade of all roads in the area due to the extra traffic flow would be a must.
    I myself would be definately interested to purchase a larger block of land as soon as it became available for sale. I would also love any contact details of the developer to be able to secure my block before they are all sold?

  13. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Milda Ficnar commented

    I strongly object to this mosque being built. This should not be allowed in a residential area which will create vehicle congestion in the area.
    There is already a mosque within 10mins drive with 2 others both only a short distance away!

    WAKE UP AUSTRALIA! KEEP AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIAN!

    Regards
    Milda

  14. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Graeme Lembcke commented

    Application Reference no. PINA00679/14

    I have copied another persons letter as it reflects exactly my concerns. I will add that I would also be opposed to this development at this location irrespective of it being a place or worship or any other style or development on such a large scale. The proposed development is not appropriate for the area .

    I hereby wish to OBJECT to the Permit application and proposal for a Mosque and Islamic School in Narre Warren North Due to the following:

    A social impact study should be conducted before the application be looked at or considered any further.

    This should include and consider the community of Narre Warren North, the fabric of the community, events within the community, the nature of the community, the vibe of the community and how the addition of a mosque, an islamic school and an islamic community hub would impact the existing community and social structure. This would also have to take into account community events such as the Carols by Candle light that takes place annually in Bert Rae Reserve just across the road from the proposed islamic site for example.

    A traffic impact study for Belgrave-Hallam Rd, Heatherton Road and A’Beckett Road would also need to be conducted for due diligence before any consideration is given to the application and the future plans for the site. This would have to look at and consider a dual carriage way for Belgrave-Hallam Road and Heatherton Road to handle the addition traffic. Traffic lights at the T-intersection of A’Beckett Road and Belgrave-Hallam Road. Traffic is difficult enough now as it is plus the addition of a new Christian Scholl at the corner of A’Beckett Road and Belgrave-Hallam Road with plans for 1,000 students from prep to year 12 and this is on top of the existing school and students of Narre Warren North Primary School.

    With two schools already within a stone’s throw of the planned mosque and islamic school, why do we even need or want an additional school?

    Narre Warren North is a Low Residential Zone, not suitable or equipped for high Masses of people. The land is rural and not suitable for a mosque or residential precinct.

    I believe it will destroy and go against the beautiful landscape and the Foothills of the Dandenongs (Foothills Landscape Study)

    There is no transparency regarding this application, no one informed the locals of the proposal, it was kept under wraps and has been inappropriately acted on since the purchase of land in August 2013. The planning on this proposal is well advanced and has at least 4 stages of development that I am now aware with the plan to expand at each stage to result in mosque for 500 plus, an islamic school for 950 plus students, residences for muslims and a community hub that appears to include islamic centre, shops, businesses and even an agricultural area. Information I have seen conservatively states over 1,500 people living on site. This furthers the question of underhandedness, stealth and keeping the project, planning and final development underwraps and concerns me greatly.

    There already is well over patronage and parking issues at Lysterfield Lake which is in the same vicinity. This creates the question of buses, bus parking and car parking on the site and that it will be sufficient and inline with all stages of development and expansion. As there will be further development and expansion on the site once the first stage is approved.

    The proposed land area is in an already in a Green wedge Zone.
    Creating Muslim Hub in Narre Warren North will create a drastic change in the area and I believe will compromise the already beautiful environment surrounding us. This may also impact upon the value of local homeowners’ properties.

    The Population of Islamic Faith in the area is minimal and in fact a minority, surely the construction major buildings are for current demand, not merely to attract people to an area. Why is there a need for another Mosque as there is an existing one not 5KM away in Narre Warren North (135-137 Belgrave Hallam Road).

    Based on the census report in 2011 the population of all Narre Warren was 25,882 and supposedly islam accounted for 5.6% of the population or less than 1,500 people. The current Mosque called “Hallam Mosque”, which is also in Narre Warren North, can house over 270 people at a time, has 5 prayers times per day and there are other mosques in surrounding areas such as Doveton.

    The prayer timetable for the Hallam Mosque is 5 prayers per day, the first beginning at sunrise, and the last at approx. 10.50pm. I have concerns with the noise and traffic before and after these prayer times plus there is the school traffic to consider on top of other vents that will take place on the site.

    The Hallam, Narre Warren North, mosque can houses over 385 people as can be seen in a recent application to increase the number rejected by council. It is reported that the numbers at the mosque were already significantly higher than the approved 270. This is my concern that the traffic is already a problem at the Hallam Mosque, and the new proposed site is for 500 plus and a staff of 135 (that is provided that the numbers do not go higher than this).Application Reference No. PINA00679/14.

    I hereby wish to OBJECT to the Permit application and proposal for a Mosque and Islamic School in Narre Warren North plus all future applications, proposals and expansions due to the concerns and required studies, research and reports required to fully consider the impact, damage and major works this project and site will require and create.

  15. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Diane commented

    I strongly object to this Mosque being built due to traffic congestion already on Hallam/Belgrave Rd and nearby Heatherton Rd. I also am very concerned for the wildlife in this area as Lysterfield Lake is very close to this land and do they use adjoining properties as a thorough fare. Have there been any impact studies done for the flora and fauna on this rural 22acres?
    Diane

  16. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Abdul commented

    I am in favour of this project because what they are doing, doing according to the Australian law and this land is fixed for Religious Activities.

    Objectors as per my perception your objections are worthless and please if you want to use your freedom of speech please make a objection on this project and don't make objection on religion because it is unlawful and coming in discrimination and Racial Discrimination Act 1975 of Australia. Please read the law :

    Article 18 of the ICCPR states:
    Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.
    The States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to have respect for the liberty of parents and, when applicable, legal guardians to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions.

    Freedom to manifest religion or belief has individual and collective aspects and is wide ranging
    The freedom to manifest religion or belief may be exercised "either individually or in community with others and in public or private". The freedom to manifest religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching encompasses a broad range of acts. The concept of worship extends to ritual and ceremonial acts giving direct expression to belief, as well as various practices integral to such acts, including the building of places of worship, the use of ritual formulae and objects, the display of symbols, and the observance of holidays and days of rest. The observance and practice of religion or belief may include not only ceremonial acts but also such customs as the observance of dietary regulations, the wearing of distinctive clothing or head coverings, participation in rituals associated with certain stages of life, and the use of a particular language customarily spoken by a group. In addition, the practice and teaching of religion or belief includes acts integral to the conduct by religious groups of their basic affairs, such as the freedom to choose their religious leaders, priests and teachers, the freedom to establish seminaries or religious schools and the freedom to prepare and distribute religious texts or publications.

  17. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Ron Blight commented

    Another Mosque in such close proximity to an existing one is totally unnecessary & will devalue the properties near by & cause more traffic congestion .There are already Mosque's in Dandenong & Lysterfield large enough to service the needs of the Muslim population in the area.I strongly object to this proposal.

  18. In Prospect TAS on “Residential - multiple...” at 5 Legges Crescent Prospect TAS 7250:

    Brad commented

    I say how many units are going to be approved in this subdivision it is getting beyond a joke.
    I wont to no how all these units can be approved as when I tried to build some 5 years ago it was ridiculous what I had to go through and now there are more units in this subdivision than half of Prospect. I want answers on how this is being allowed enough is enough.
    Regards Brad.

  19. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Anni oakly commented

    I object to Mosques full stop. If this is what Halal tax is paying for then why not give it to refugees. Help out their brothers in need. If Im paying this tax then this is my say.

  20. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Helen Curmi commented

    I Strongley object to another mosque being built in this beautiful peaceful area ,My objection being this is Australia and we don't want this country to be like the U.K or Europe ,We want to feel safe at all times

  21. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Nicole Meister commented

    I hereby wish to OBJECT to the Permit application (PINA00679/14) proposing a Mosque and Islamic School in Narre Warren North due to the following:

    Narre Warren North is a Low Residential Zone, not suitable or equipped for high numbers of people. The land is rural and not suitable for a mosque or residential precinct.

    All current buildings/dwellings in the area, work with the landscape and foothills of the Dandenongs (Foothills Landscape Study) and the size and typical facade of the planned mosque will destroy and go against the beautiful landscape.

    The proposed land area is in a Green wedge Zone.

    Local infrastructure in the proposed area is already under strain, particularly at Lysterfield Lake which is in the same vicinity.

    Traffic within the area and surrounds is already terribly congested, particularly in the peak hour periods, including Heatherton and Wellington Roads. Especially if there are traffic issues on the Monash Freeway which are frequent.

    The population of Islamic faith in the area is minimal and in fact a minority, so I don't understand the need for another mosque less than 5KM away from the current mosque in Narre Warren North (135-137 Belgrave Hallam Road).

    Creating a hub of this size for any one culture in Narre Warren North will create a drastic change in the area and I believe will have social ramifications within Casey.

  22. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Nerida Beable commented

    I strongly object to a mosque and school being built at 365-367 Belgrave Hallam road Narre Warre North. The Casey Foothills must be protected as a rural Green Wedge area, not turned in to busy commercial city . There is already a building a few Ks away they can use.

  23. In Castle Hill NSW on “Expansion of Knightsbridge...” at Knightsbridge Shopping Centre, 159 Ridgecrop Drive, Castle Hill NSW 2154:

    John commented

    The links from this site don't work so you have to search for it on the Hills website.
    Here are the details for this application:
    https://epathway.thehills.nsw.gov.au/ePathway/Production/Web/GeneralEnquiry/EnquiryDetailView.aspx?Id=847305

  24. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Debbie Buckley commented

    I object to a Mosque operating from 365-367 Belgrave Hallam Road :
    Traffic is already too congested during peak time on Heatherton Rd and Belgrave Hallam rd without additional traffic. It already takes 10-15 mins during peak hr just to exit the NARRE Warren North area. Traffic and noise will be a major problem.
    I just moved into the area which myself and my husband dreamed of for the past 10 years. I fear our premium quiet rural small town aspect and wildlife will be destroyed. If this happens we won't be staying for long.

    I strongly object the the developement of a Mosque and school.

  25. In Rose Bay TAS on “1 lot subdivision” at 18 Swinton Place, Rose Bay, TAS:

    Jason Followes commented

    Servicing of sewer as shown will require removal of boundary fencing, and remaking part of the driveway of 70 East Derwent Highway to leave a scar. Servicing via the southern side of the site adjacent the proposed stormwater is a viable option and possibly a more efficient approach in terms of 2 connections one trench and works contained within the developer’s property. This option appears as though it will still allow gravity sewer drainage to the building envelope under the current planning schemes setbacks.

    Stormwater overland flow for a 100 year event appears not to be considered in the current proposal as per the planning scheme E.7.7.1 Stormwater Drainage and Disposal Clause A4, as there does not seem to be a clear path for overflow indicated on the plans. As this site is currently vegetated, the stormwater runoff characteristics will be altered with hardstand landscaping and building works, and this should be considered. Without works on the site, the low point in the proposed new lot in its north west corner, will drain overland flow through the neighbouring land’s shed and backyard in a concentrated manner. A safe solution should be proposed by the developer.

  26. In Castle Hill NSW on “Expansion of Knightsbridge...” at Knightsbridge Shopping Centre, 159 Ridgecrop Drive, Castle Hill NSW 2154:

    Marga Callus commented

    We are unable to find the development proposal to view and comment on. Tried all the fields on your web site. No success. I live across the road from the shopping centre so I am very interested to see the proposal. Application number 1227/2016/HA. Please advise.

  27. In Mosman NSW on “Development Application -...” at 3/44 Stanton Road, Mosman, NSW:

    Chris Finnie commented

    note that yesterday tree felling commenced on this property to large healthy tree in back yard, and i cannot understand how this is necessary for an extension of a terrace. Perhaps there is another reason and I hope this can be clarified ASAP

  28. In Strathfield NSW on “A Section 96(8)...” at 50 Noble Avenue, Strathfield, NSW, Australia:

    Tonia Kisliakov commented

    Once again greedy developers and council planning are spoiling residential areas
    Residential areas do not need units. This spoils the area and units should not be built.
    The environment should be kept as is. Strathfield is already overbuilt and nobody needs more units.

  29. In Strathfield NSW on “A Section 96(8)...” at 36 Noble Avenue, Strathfield, NSW, Australia:

    Tonia Kisliakov commented

    I strongly oppose building 3 storey apartment blocks in a residential area. This would impact on the environment and create a traffic hazard. Car parking is scarce already. Keep these apartments in the city zoning, not residential. It would spoil the area and people will move away. Greedy developers and council should be controlled from abusing the residential areas and life there Strathfield is already overbuilt and looking as ugly as is Burwood

  30. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Shane Richardson commented

    I object to the mosque as it increase traffic problems, be visually intrusive, the operating hours would be disruptive. A building of this kind is unsuitable for a quiet residential area. Also, Mosques "call to prayer" is done at numerous times per day on loud speaker causing further intrusion to local residents.

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