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  1. In Rowville VIC on “Second Dwelling to the rear...” at 1 Mersey Close, Rowville VIC 3178:

    Sharon Murray commented

    I would like to object to this proposal, this is a very small yard for a second dwelling to be built here. The houses in this area all have good size backyards, it will stand out and look out of place as the back yard is on the side of the property and can be seen from the road. This will devalue the rest of the properties in the court. l look out my lounge room straight at the house, it will be like looking out at squashed in units that won’t match ( as the house was built 27 years ago)
    The court is very narrow, there is no room for extra cars or visitors to park now, especially in front of number 1 as it is on a curve in the road, and will create traffic issues getting in and out of the court.
    The court has a lot of young children who play out in the court, having another dwelling will bring more traffic into the court.
    It is not appropriate for a second dwelling to be built in this location.

  2. In Waterloo NSW on “Integrated Development...” at 40-46 McEvoy Street Waterloo NSW 2017:

    David Kirkpatrick commented

    Hi,
    I would like to object to Integrated Development Proposal D/2013/1150 at
    40-46 McEvoy Street
    Waterloo
    NSW 2017

    I received a letter about this proposal in the mail. I cannot find the proposal on your “On Exhibition” web page.
    Despite this, I formally object to a building at such a height. I own a unit in 25-33 Allen Street Waterloo.
    The complex is called Green Square Oasis or GSO for short.
    GSO is 4 stories tall and with a courtyard that backs onto the proposed development. In the courtyard is an outdoor pool & common areas.
    A building of 6 stories on that boundary would tower over the courtyard and the GSO buildings blocking most of the light into the courtyard.
    Apartments on the lower levels will lose direct sunlight especially the one bedroom ones that only open to the outside on that side of the complex.
    A six story building would remove all views in that direction and the only thing we would see is someone’s bedroom or living room above us.
    Three six story towers, towering down on GSO will severely impose on the wellbeing and enjoyment of all owners and tenants in GSO.
    I propose that the six story option not be allowed and that all development be limited to 4 stories.
    In relation to adding another 177 cars to an area that is completely congested & that has public transport that cannot cope with the numbers of people already living in the area is also a huge issue.
    The proposal should be reduced in size and height so that the enjoyment of the area can be had by all & without a 6 story complex towering over the adjoining 4 story complex.
    Kind Regards

  3. In Chippendale NSW on “Outdoor dining for...” at 2-6 City Road Chippendale NSW 2008:

    Paul Hannah commented

    Pedestrians using this side of Knox Street are frequently forced to step into traffic because of vehicles illegally parked on the footpath. Allowing tables and chairs may add to an already hazardous situation.

  4. In West Launceston TAS on “Construction of two and use...” at 4 Ashleigh Avenue West Launceston TAS 7250:

    virginia wright commented

    I would like to make an objection to this development - firstly, if explosives might be used, and secondly as it's a very large amount of construction for the size of the site - almost no green space left at all. It should just be ONE new dwelling added - not two.

  5. In West Launceston TAS on “Construction of two and use...” at 4 Ashleigh Avenue West Launceston TAS 7250:

    Michael and Gaylene Clayton commented

    It has been bought to my attention by my next door neighbour, that in this area of West Launceston it is very rocky and that explosives may have to be used in the removal of ground materials to be able to construct the proposed buildings.
    We are perturbed that if this is the case, ground vibrations may crack our house foundations, brickwork and the old lathe and plaster interior walls.
    If that happens, we wonder if the developers are prepared to pay for any repairs required ?
    In this immediate area, there are quite a few older people including myself who are home most of the time, it would be bad enough to put up with the building noises for months, extra traffic hazards created, lesser parking areas and also the inconvenience if any damages are caused.

    Yours faithfully,
    Michael and Gaylene Clayton.

  6. In Anna Bay NSW on “Tourist Recreation Facility...” at 113 Old Main Road Anna Bay NSW 2316:

    Jane Davies commented

    As a fairly frequent visitor to Anna Bay I appreciate it's quaintness and the lovely bushland/coastal setting it inhabits. Therefore I feel that all development in the area should be closely monitored for its aesthetics as well as the amenity it provides the community and visitors. Too many coastal towns have been ruined by ill-advised developments and allowing even one urban monstrosity in Anna Bay will set a precedent for further unappealing buildings to mushroom up and destroy its charm. Please require developers to conform to a standard that will allow Anna Bay to maintain its character and appeal - I have grave doubts that this proposal will achieve this aim.

  7. In Maroubra NSW on “Ocean View Tavern - Liquor...” at McKeon St & Marine Pde, Maroubra 2035:

    Peter Bellanto commented

    I was a business owner in Mckeon Street for 12 years. For many years the hotel had 2 entrances. The main entrance and a 2nd entrance in McKeon Street.

    When the McKeon street entrance was in play we often witnessed the following unseemly behaviour.
    Urinating in the street in plain view of the dining areas across the road.
    Drinking and drunkeness on the street.
    Smoking of marijuana in the building parking entrance.
    Fighting, violence and agression.
    Broken glass and bottles thrown across the road.
    Harassment of passersby and Maroubra citizens.

    The last operators of the hotel closed this entrance and were, what I would call, responsible operators. The level of this disgusting and anti-social behaviour was reduced to practically zero.

    Please be aware of the issues of the past and please do not allow access into the hotel from McKeon Street.

  8. In Dundas NSW on “Demolition, tree removal...” at 136 Park Road Dundas NSW 2117:

    Patricia Behan commented

    To whom it may concern

    We object strongly to various aspects of this development application for these reasons:

    1. Overlooking windows of this new house will impinge greatly on our private space, house and two outside dining areas - family and young children occupy these spaces on a daily basis.

    2. The rear of our property will lose significant views taking greatly from our main back deck and dining area hence affecting possible resale value. This would affect our daily recreational value greatly.This building will be the tallest in Park road.

    3. The entrance to this site on Park road is a dangerous area for cars and pedestrians, particularly school children such as our own. We do not want this situation getting worse - and it would with additional vehicles, driveway access across footpath and an unsafe entry and exit from the site.

    4. No screening is provided in this plan to provide any privacy for adjoining neighbours.

    5. We object to the tree removal on Park Road. Particularly when there are no plans to replace it.

    As a family with young children, we object to our privacy and views being greatly affected and we are also very concerned for other adjoining neighbours.

    Mark and Trish Behan

  9. In Anna Bay NSW on “Tourist Recreation Facility...” at 113 Old Main Road Anna Bay NSW 2316:

    Sarah-Jane Bourquin commented

    I am against this devopment proposal. It is not in keeping with the community feel of Anna Bay. The reason people come here to holiday is the beautiful natural surrounds and the laid back atmosphere. They do not come here to be locked away in some artificial environment. The new surf club and cafe will generate tourism and jobs. Let's learn from the unfinished resort.

    A community hub and upmarket eatery would be a boon for the community, but let's keep it in tune with the aesthetic of the town.

  10. In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

    Barbara Matthews commented

    I strongly oppose this application to develop 60 townhouses, as the application is for lot 1 only and it's applied for a subdivision, lot 2 will hold another 60 townhouses totalling 120 townhouses opposite 8 individual dwellings which will be extensively devalued immediately. Destruction of this beautiful piece of native bushland and wildlife is a travesty. Mataram Road residents opposite the site will have 470 strangers living across from them, 240+ cars accessing Mataram Road, 138 visitors car parks which no doubt will spill onto Mataram Road, road congestion, noise, pollution, severe water restrictions, reduction in water pressure, is to name just a few problems. Wyong Councillors would you like to have 470 strangers living across the road from your home??? Please reject this ridiculous application. Thankyou.

  11. In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

    Rodney Pullini commented

    I am opposed to this development due to the lack of infrastructure, out of character design, and devaluation of surrounding properties.

  12. In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

    Robert Marshall commented

    I strongly oppose this development.

    I sincerely hope council send someone to actually see where they intend to build such a development and not just rely on the application.

    The application that has been lodged with council is misleading and full of lies.

    WOONGARRAH was never part of the planned WARNERVALE Town centre, which is 1km away on Sparks Road.

    The land they describe in the application as long grass and scattered trees is in fact natural woodlands supporting an abundance of native wildlife.

    They state in the application the townhouses will fit in with the current apartments and units in the area. I have been living in the area for over 10 years and I do not know of any apartments or units anywhere near this proposed development.

    Please listen to the community and STOP this development now!

  13. In Chatswood NSW on “Installation of a...” at "Roadway" Nelson Street, Chatswood NSW 2067.:

    Sheung Lam Sheldon commented

    We strongly oppose to the development of such telecommunication facility next to the residential area.

    The development is too tall and ugly, and there is a perception that the microwave and other emissions from the telecommunity tower would cause leukemia, cancer and other health problems.

    The construction of such development would significant decrease the property prices in the nearby areas.

  14. In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

    Martha commented

    I strongly oppose this development application. This is a wildlife corridor and any development would have significant impact to the animals. Aside from the ecological and environmental impact this would have, Townhouses are not appropriate for this area. The roads are not suitable to cope with all the additional traffic this would cause. All of our beautiful family homes will have their value reduced by such an unnecessary and unwanted development

  15. In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

    Jodi Wilson commented

    I have children at Woongarrah Public School and am also a resident of Woongarrah. I'm in favour of the proposed development at 147-169 Mataram Rd Woongarrah because of the infrastructure like improved roads, services etc that developments like these bring to the local area. I don't think this development is out of place with the surroundings at all when you consider what has been built right next door. In fact, I put it to you that this development is much more aesthetically pleasing than that.
    Regards,
    Jodi

  16. In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

    James Reginald Fisher commented

    Regarding the development of 147 Mataram Road Woongarrah.

    I am the owner of 135 Mataram Road (Lot 64) Woongarrah which neighbours the proposed development on its east side. I strongly support this development because:

    - it is far more aesthetically appealing than the two previous very large institutional type developments that Council have already DA approved along this side of Mataram Road on neighbouring Lots 61 & 65.

    - This proposal better than that oppressive looking 'seniors living' development that Council has already DA approved to occur on the neighbouring land immediately on my east side. That complex has DA approval but is so obviously large, ugly, and gaol like in appearance.

    - By contrast, this current DA for the land on my west side appears to be relatively low density in comparison.

    - The townhouses they are proposing appear to have much more open space around them in comparison to other medium density townhouse developments.

    -From the site plan received, it is obvious that this town house estate is of relatively low density for this category of development, because of the large landscaped and open space areas proposed in it.

    - The development of this type of townhouses fronting onto this side of Mataram Road, will also solve the current security problem being experienced along this side of the street, which is caused by the mess children and vagrants are creating by dragging debris into the bush beside the road to form humpies and the like. The rubbish they leave which even includes discarded shopping trolleys etc is an eyesore.

    - the proposed development will also not negatively affect our property. Also, considering that across the road has been developed in a similar fashion I see no issue with this areas ongoing development, as both these properties have been flagged for this type of development for over 10 years.

    I am disappointed at the other residents reaction to this development as it has been zoned to allow medium density residential development for such an extensive period of time. Considering that the expanse of homes opposite our site on the south side of Mataram Rd dramatically impeded our rural outlook when their homes were developed and we did not complain as we viewed this as a necessary progression for the development of the area. The impact on flora and fauna in this area due to this development will be no greater than the impact their homes had on these aspects, and the development has met the council requirements for these issues.
    Thank you
    James Reginald Fisher

  17. In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

    Amanda Ketley commented

    I wish to say NO to this development. We can not cope with this many more homes in this area at this stage. Trying to walk my children to school at Mackillop is already a nightmare with the traffic on Hiawatha road and this would be make so much worst and more dangerous trying to cross this road and walk along it. This area has a lovely spread of family homes and is not overrun by packed in townhouses which would ruin the appeal of the area and reduce the value of properties here. There is very little bushland in the area and this would get rid of even more with crowded townhouses. Parking will be an issue as it already is around here with narrow streets. I am sure this develop will not account for the amount of vehicles each home will have as usual! DON'T DO IT!!!!

  18. In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

    Rhonda Patricia Fisher commented

    I fully support this development and hope that council approves it. The development is very complimentary to the developments council has foreshadowed it would like to see in the area in years to come, including the Town Centre, a theme park, an airport and an educative institution

  19. In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

    Jodi commented

    I have children at Woongarrah Public School and am also a resident of Woongarrah. I'm in favour of the proposed development at 147-169 Mataram Rd Woongarrah because of the infrastructure like improved roads, services etc that developments like these bring to the local area. I don't think this development is out of place with the surroundings at all when you consider what has been built right next door. In fact, I put it to you that this development is much more aesthetically pleasing than that.
    Regards,
    Jodi

  20. In Camberwell VIC on “Construction of buildings...” at 112 Fordham Avenue Camberwell VIC 3124:

    Nita S.K. commented

    I agree with Meredith Masterman. The road is very congested as it is, since several people park their cars to use Hartwell station. There should not be any waiver of car parking requirements.

  21. In Camberwell VIC on “Construction of buildings...” at 112 Fordham Avenue Camberwell VIC 3124:

    Meredith Masterman commented

    I wish to object to the waiver of car parking in the proposed development at 112 / 114 Fordham Avenue, Camberwell.

    At the rear of this premises is a unused, unclaimed laneway which can be made available for much needed carparking.

    There is already an over occupied with cars parked using the Cafe and children's park and public train station.

    by waivering car parking spaces places a strain on parking in the street endangering children crossing the road to the park as well as vehicles travelling along Fordham Avenue which causes conjestion.

    please email plans

  22. In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

    Garry Bowles commented

    I wish to lodge an objection to the proposed development of 60 townhouses at 147-169 Mataram Road, Woongarrah.

    Townhouses, with such a high development density and size, are totally out of character for this area, being predominantly 2A zoning comprising family homes.

    The immediate surrounding infrastructure, particularly roads, is currently sub-standard.
    For example, Hakone Road is a link road plus generates substantial traffic to the sporting fields, yet the developed eastern end is intermittently kerbed and guttered on the southern side with just mud on the other. ………….In fact it is quite dangerous.

    Such a development would further add to the traffic congestion in the morning for vehicles accessing Sparks Road from Hiawatha.

    The immediate area would experience some decline in property values and saleability as has happened around a smaller townhouse development in Hamlyn Terrace.

    Might as well just move back to Sydney!!

    Garry

  23. In Camberwell VIC on “Construction of six (6)...” at 2 - 4 Bright Street Camberwell VIC 3124:

    Meredith Masterman commented

    I wish to object to the above waiver of visitor car parking.

    With car parking spaces at a premium due to over allocation of parking spots in development areas causing over parking in local streets. This street is close to the train/tram station attracting cars to the streets whilst commuters use the public transport of train and tram.

    Each of the 6 dwellings should have an allocation of 2-3 car parking spaces per unit PLUS VISITORS CAR PARKING.

    Please email plans.

  24. In Parrearra QLD on “24 Hour Fitness Centre” at 6 / 26 Nicklin Way, Parrearra, QLD:

    Geoff Ohmsen commented

    To whom it may concern,
    It has come to my attention there is an application in Local Council for a high volume traffic business to be located on Nicklin Way.
    Turning right off Nicklin on to Jessica now tests the patience of even the most patient driver not to mention the possibility of more accidents in peek times.
    This area is not equipped well enough to handle high volumes and living in Minyama myself this will be a problem that I am sure you will hear more of down the track.

  25. In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

    Sharon commented

    I strongly oppose this development application. This is a wildlife corridor and any development would have significant impact to the animals. Aside from the ecological and environmental impact this would have, Townhouses are not appropriate for this area. The roads are not suitable to cope with all the additional traffic this would cause. All of our beautiful family homes will have their value reduced by such an unnecessary and unwanted development.

  26. In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

    Nick commented

    I oppose this development for numerous reasons, being: the infrastructure particularly roads and schools will choke with a population increase expected with this proposed development; the native flora and fauna will be destroyed; Townhouses are totally out of character for this area, being predominantly 2A zoning comprising family homes.

  27. In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

    John and Robin Ikin commented

    We would object to this type of development in Woongarrah based on the following:
    You need to look at the areas from Hornsby to Chatswood where homes have been demolished to build multi pack "strata units". Sold by developers for lots of money and sold with the slogan of smart living with all the mod cons and close to all amenities.You now have 20 klms of multi homes where the actual suburb character has disappeared replaced by a ghetto type atmosphere. Rubbish and junk left lying around including old cars. Possible turnover of tenants who really don't give a dam for the area or the residents. Streets close by will become parking areas. Possibility of gang types roaming our streets.
    Woongarrah and the existing infrastructure did not cater for this type of development originally so trying to introduce this development in now simply does not and will not work.
    This area has been developed with quality homes where waterways have created a wonderful place to just walk around even late at night. Even the wild life put on a display for you as they know nobody is going to hurt them. People are happy to say hello to each other in the street when passing and not worried by some person who may have had a bad day.
    The news each night reports somebody has been shot or stabbed in the suburbs where you do find this type of development. We also have the same concerns for the new Woongarrah Town Centre and hope we have a friendly village when this development is finally up and going.
    We do not object to development within Woongarrah but believe Council should be looking at the type of development proposed, we need to ensure that we do not start a problem that can not be fixed. Council with the Land and Environment Courts should have specific guidelines for Woongarrah so that future developers are aware of what is allowed before applications or purchase of land is made.

  28. In Trevallyn TAS on “Demolition of single...” at 19 Bain Terrace Trevallyn TAS 7250:

    Michael Croll commented

    Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the development application DA0346/2013 (17 Bain Terrace)

    I would like to state in the first instance that I am not opposed to the application to demolish the house and remove vegetation, however I am concerned about the impact of these works on my property which is located opposite the site on Wattle Way, in close proximity to the works. I request that suitable conditions be included on any permit issued. In particular, that hours of construction be clearly noted, restricting the use of machinery for demolition and vegetation clearing to reasonable hours (especially on weekends) to respect the amenity of our household.

    Also, any potential access by large vehicles or machinery from Wattle Way needs to be carefully managed as this is a very narrow, one way lane and awkward for manoeuvrability in and out of current driveways at the best of times, without any added congestion. I request that a condition also be included that prevents vehicles associated with construction works from parking/stopping in Wattle Way. There is ample room on the site for parking and manoeuvrability and parking bays on Bain Terrace to ensure that the machinery and works do not encroach on Wattle Way.

    We wish the owner well in their future development of the site.

    Yours sincerely.
    Michael Croll

    Copy emailed to council@launceston.tas.gov.au

  29. In Woongarrah NSW on “Residential strata flats...” at 147-169 Mataram Road Woongarrah NSW 2259:

    Belinda commented

    I oppose this development. Mataram Road has a rural aspect and is a corridor for native wildlife. What is the environmental impact of turning this nature into townhouses? The infrastructure can't cater for the current locals yet along 60 townhouses to be built. This suburb is quiet and family orientated and to add 60 townhouses is just ridiculous. Does a Council member live in this area? Who is making money from this? I'm sure the rate payers will be paying more for this! This development is just as thoughtless, selfish and ridiculous like the Chinese Theme Park.

  30. In Canterbury VIC on “Construct fourteen (14)...” at 8 Oak Street Canterbury VIC 3126:

    P Potaznik commented

    As this street is very close to the Camberwell Girls how will there be room for cars?
    How neighbours who already live in this street maintain their privacy? How high are these dwellings to be. It seems that there will only be a huge clash between the needs of locals, the school and the ambience of the area. 2 buildings would be more suitable and a squeeze at that
    Pleas e send me more information

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