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  1. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Jo commented

    I strongly oppose the demolition of these two properties. Not only are the heritage listed, but the recent trend of Marrickville council towards approving high density housing is having a significant impact on the community, including added pressure for parking and accessing relevant services.

  2. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Kathleen Olive commented

    I strongly oppose the demolition of these heritage buildings. So much of Marrickville's history is being lost in the face of mass development. I strongly advise council to see plans for the development of this site which sensitively incorporate the history and heritage of our area.

  3. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Dolores Attard commented

    I'd hate to see these buildings demolished. Such a shame to lose such fine examples of our history. Why can't we embrace our old buildings? Big cities like New York manage to meld the old and the new beautifully and really make a feature of their historical buildings. I really dislike the modern structures currently being built around Marrickville - ugly and poorly designed.

  4. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Sarah khayat commented

    Is marriciville council crazy? What happened to heritage listed properties. Leave them alone and keep the amazing charm of beautiful houses like this in marriciville, I grew up in Petersham and used to walk down that road a lot and admire the beautiful architecture please don't approve the demolishon of these houses

  5. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Norma Duncum commented

    No donations to any one but I lived in a heritage house in Marrickville, spent lots of time in the ED & had ops in The hospital & had friends in the houses you want to demolish, how if heritage listed can they be demolished. Big question & to many changes.


    Please keep our heritage alive in Marrickville & not approve the applications.

  6. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Fi Robinson commented

    As an admin of Marrickville History in Photos on Facebook, and a resident for 15 years, I am sickened by the thought of demolition of the historic buildings on Livingstone Rd in Marrickville. For many years, Marrickville has lost hundreds of heritage buildings to development. Planning should not just accommodate the future, but preserve the past. Just a few kilometres from Marrickville these types of buildings do not exist. It is one of the componenets that makes Marrickville so attractive. Enough is enough! Please do not destroy another link to our past.

  7. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish buildings 2, 3...” at 313-319 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Maia South commented

    I strongly oppose the removal of mature trees for a contentious community hub and library. Mature trees and Sydney's unique historical buildings should not be razed for a 'development' that does not have the backing of the community at all. An intelligent design would respect and incorporate these pre-existing features of the landscape that are irreplaceable, one of a kind and interesting. Please act for the residents of Marrickville. New 'community' buildings do not a community make!

  8. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Maia South commented

    THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS! No-one wants these heritage buildings destroyed, or mature TREES destroyed. You need to rethink your priorities here. Mature trees and heritage buildings are what people love, especially young people. We need to KEEP these JEWELLS if we want to maintain a happy and prosperous neighbourhood. Absolutely EVERYBODY Ive spoken to online wants these buildings and trees incorporated into any new plans. You must do what we, the locals, desire. You are building the library for us and our young people and the future.

  9. In Marrickville NSW on “To hold a cross cultural...” at 142 Addison Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Jacqueline Taylor commented

    I oppose this application on the following grounds:
    - although we all enjoy the Sunday markets, they do place serious pressure on local parking and traffic for the entire day, for several blocks around the Addison Rd site. If this were to happen on Saturday as well, residents in this area would have no ease of access or parking for the entire weekend. I reject the assumptions of the application that visitors will 'magically' prefer public transport since the event endorses it. It sounds like it would draw a similar demographic to the Sunday markets, and we find that most visitors seem to come by car.
    - in a similar vein, the Sunday markets provide a constant soundscape of amplified music to the neighbourhood, which is fine for one day of the weekend, but having this both days of the weekend means that residents have no quiet enjoyment of our homes at all on our days at home. This particularly is a serious issue.
    - the Addison Rd centre is a community centre. Members of the community come to enjoy the grounds and the facilities, largely on the weekend. Appropriating the centre for a paid event and stopping local residents and other visitors from enjoying the centre as is their right, is unfair.

  10. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Geraldine Lewis commented

    I think the application to demolish these heritage buildings should be soundly rejected by Council. Marrickville Council has permitted too many of its historic buildings to be demolished or unsympathetically altered to the detriment of both the area's history and its current streetscape. As a long-term resident I think this is a wonderful opportunity for the Council to make a positive statement about its concern for the locality's historic importance.

  11. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Zvezdana Oteri commented

    I strongly oppose the demolition of these buildings - why can't they be incorporated into the new plans for the site? Its buildings like these that preserve the character and the spirit of Marrickville. Modern buildings are a dime a dozen, we're LUCKY to have these here. I don't think any residents of Marrickville would like to see these go and would be very upset know this proposal was on the table. We don't want ugly, new, soulless buildings. These are priceless. Please, Marrickville Council, don't let this go ahead. It's a thoughtless, terrible plan none of your constituents would be pleased about.

  12. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Brenda Spillane commented

    I strongly oppose
    This action to demolish our heritage! These buildings are of fine statute and we must keep
    Them. They hold a strong connection to many locals
    And should remain. Please utilise the facilities that are already established and look at options
    To keep these great old
    Buildings. Thanks
    For your time and concern
    Regards
    Brenda

  13. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Voren O'Brien commented

    I oppose the application to remove these buildings, given their already-acknowledged heritage value. Too much ugliness is being introduced into Marrickville in the form of giant concrete blocks. We need to preserve evidence of a time when people actually cared about the look of the suburb.

  14. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Fran Doughton commented

    I too oppose the demolition of the previously heritage listed buildings. The history of Marrickville should be preserved for future generations. Surely any development company incorporate the old with new.

  15. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Charmaine Corcoran commented

    I'm all for the safe redevelopment of the old Marrickville Hospital site, however wish to oppose the demolition of the heritage listed cottages on Livingstone Road. In an effort to maintain the streetscape, and preserve the history of our suburb, I would consider an alternate plan to incorporate their facades into the proposed design.

  16. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Scott Benjamin commented

    We live across the road from these homes. Heritage architecture as exampled here should be embraced. It's homes like these that make Marrickville beautiful. If you start knocking down these old homes you are effectively removing what is part of the soul of our suburb. Once they're gone they're gone! It's so obvious that we should be doing everything we can to keep these old buildings yet
    our council, the very people elected to look after and protect our community seem hell bent on turning it into another Rockdale or Hurstville. Leave them alone!!!
    Work with them.

  17. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Craig Brown commented

    I oppose this as well. As a resident of Livingstone Rd, I want to see the heritage of this area preserved. This is a charming neighbourhood, but I fear it's being developed for dollars at the cost of the residents. I thought all the plans for this site were to include the heritage buildings?

  18. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Leisa Benjamin commented

    These buildings are part of the history of Marrickville. They should be honoured and kept as part of the new development, not destroyed. I oppose the demolition I these buildings.

  19. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Levi commented

    I'm stunned that this is going ahead, given the recent frequent incidence of high density housing approvals by council, not to mention the historical significance of the site. Look at the example of the Rocks demolition / corporatisation and subsequent loss of culture. Strongly oppose this development.

  20. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish building 8, 9...” at 182-186 Livingstone Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Tanya Norman commented

    I strongly apose the demolition of these two buildings. How can two buildings that were both heritage listed now be up for demolition? Surely they can somehow be incorporated into the new community hub or library?

  21. In Coburg VIC on “Use and dvelopment of the...” at 81A Bell Street, Coburg VIC 3058:

    Nick Kokkinidis commented

    This application should NOT be approved as the building and its excessive height and density is extremely inappropriate for this area

    Shadowing that will occur if this building went ahead will be wide felt ...It would put most of the Rodda st residents in the dark after 2pm in the winter, depreciating their house values and more importantly their right to the enjoyment of their homes.

    The park, leisure centre and even the state school will have limited morning sunlight.

    The traffic and noise, especially at the proposed LOADING DOCK in Rodda st will also have enormous negative impact on the residents and again the right to have peaceful enjoyment of their homes

    An electricity sub-station has many concerns and can way heavily on neighbouring homes worried about electro radiation

    The council should support the residents and not pander to profit hungry, non Australian companies that do not have the community 'at heart'

    The building height ALLOWANCE.... hastily made by a previous "suspect" Planning Minister should be investigated and made right.
    The council should strive to change building height regulations for inner Cobug to a maximum 5 stories

  22. In Hawthorn VIC on “Construction of a...” at 23 Lynch Street Hawthorn VIC 3122:

    Steve Anderson commented

    No reduction in car parking should be allowed. Loading bay requirements should not be waived. Lynch St is already overrun with tenants parking, local businesses have no chance for staff or customer parking.

  23. In Mosman NSW on “Camperdown Cellars -...” at 774 Military Rd, Mosman 2088:

    Denis Grant commented

    Mosman residents are well served by liquor stores as there are at least seven packaged liquor outlets already operating in Mosman and many more in the nearby Cremorne and Neutral Bay areas. Therefore there is no need for any more liquor store licenses to be granted in this suburb.

    This comment is in agreement with Sgt. Smith of the Harbourside LAC who commented in the applicant's CIS (1-2680242019-CIS) that ".. there were too many outlets in the area". The police know better than anyone the problems associated with too many liquor outlets in a local area.

    The comment in the applicant's CIS (1-2680242019-CIS) regarding Mosman Council approving the application is irrelevant. Council is not responsible for granting liquor licenses and cannot refuse applications for a change of use when the application was for a benign sounding "fine wine and gourmet food outlet" without significant grounds for doing so such as traffic issues (Mosman Council approval document: 11122014-2629998-113906-1-2hawwwajdq). It is when the applicant subsequently applies for a packaged liquor license that the issues associated with the particular use are brought forward.

    The application for a liquor license at 774 Military Rd Mosman should be refused on the grounds that there are already enough outlets to service the local community.

  24. In Panania NSW on “Remediation of former...” at 35 Anderson Avenue Panania NSW 2213:

    D. Haggart commented

    High rise development is not in keeping with the current usage of the area.
    All development should be NO higher than existing 2 storey !
    The location , Marco/Anderson Ave, intersection is a dangerous location NOW.
    The additional 30 units with its 50 plus vehicles will create even greater traffic dramas.
    Say no to current development application.

  25. In Brunswick West VIC on “The construction of four...” at 2 Wyall Street, Brunswick West VIC 3055:

    James Robert Pollard commented

    I am writing to object to the proposed building of the units at 2 Wyall St, Brunswick West.
    My objections are as follows:
    (i) development is inappropriate for the area
    (ii) development is out of character with the majority of houses in the street (Fowler system)
    (iii) there is not adequate off street parking, all the units are 2 bedroom, if there are two cars per unit the overflow will be in the street. The street is already overparked due to other flats in the area.
    (iv) No thought has been given to the amenity of the area considering that there are several heritage houses in the area. Are these heritage houses to be swallowed up by multistory developments.
    (v) has consideration been given to the adjoining home and the structural integrity of the roof and exposed wall left after demolition
    (vi) site is being over developed
    (vii) already enough flats and units in the area
    (viii) I and my family will have to constantly look at the horrific sight of another poorly designed block of units. There is no architectural significance in the design now or in the future

  26. In Wahroonga NSW on “Commercial Development -...” at 18 Railway Avenue, Wahroonga, NSW:

    Bryn commented

    Really?! Another realestate agent. The wahroonga village has recently taken a positive turn with venues such as the butchers block and the Thai restaurant expanding. To allow yet another realestate agent take up premise in the village is not in keeping with the village feel and does not represent the suburb. I appose this application on the grounds every time a venue closes its replaced by yet another realestate agent and it is therefore impacting the community and village feel.

  27. In Mosman NSW on “Camperdown Cellars -...” at 774 Military Rd, Mosman 2088:

    Susan Phillips commented

    I wish to object to the application to convert Kidstuff to a liquor outlet. I live at 786 Military Rd and have not received any notification regarding the proposed application. We have numerous liquor retailers and pubs in the area. The recent application by Dan Murphy was declined and I hope this application is also declined.

  28. In Garden Suburb NSW on “Dwelling House, Garage &...” at 59 Cupania Crescent, Garden Suburb NSW 2289:

    Paul Jensen commented

    Hi

    I was interested in viewing the site plans and elevations to understand what the house may look like.

    Normally I wouldn't however I have noticed some peg outs on the block that seem to be at greater than 50% of the site and close to the path in terms of set back. This appears to make the house way forward of all of the existing houses in the street.

    It may be for other reasons , retaining walls etc however I thought I'd check if possible.

    Thanks

    Paul Jensen

  29. In Hamlyn Terrace NSW on “Subdivision and small lot...” at 690 Pacific Highway Hamlyn Terrace NSW 2259:

    Adel Firth-Mason commented

    My concern with such high density housing is the lack of facilities for gardens and plants in general. This will make the visual appearance of a major highway very sterile if little consideration is made for a natural environment.

    In addition, should this housing involve families, little consideration seems to have been made for safe playing areas for the children, plus a buffer for noise pollution which will affect the residents.

    I think these facts need serious consideration before approving the development.

    Regards,
    Adel Firth-Mason

  30. In Heathcote NSW on “Demolition of Existing...” at 10 Jacana Gr Heathcote 2233:

    Ben Targett commented

    1. I believe that the proposed design will impact significantly on our privacy as the current plans show a direct line of sight into living/recreation areas. I am concerned regarding the number of windows (# 12, 13, 29 & 30) on the first floor of the Eastern Elevation. I suggest that alternative measures be undertaken such as 1) Reduction of windows 2) Opaque glazing 3) Fixed louver system.

    2. I also am concerned about the removal of the current structures containing asbestos. These should be removed in a manner that complies with Australian guidelines.

    3. A suitable fence to be erected behind the property of Lot 52 & 53 which runs the FULL length of the current existing timber fence located on property 25 Parklands Avenue. The fence to be in agreement by all parties connected to Lot 52 & 53.

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