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  1. In Surry Hills NSW on “Change of use of ground...” at 1 Brumby Street Surry Hills NSW 2010:

    Min Chan commented

    I whole-heartedly support the application. With high pet ownership in the Surry Hills area, this will be a great convenient addition to the area.

  2. In Epping NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 15, 17 and 19 Essex Street, Epping NSW 2121:

    Craig Watson commented

    The proposed changes to traffic and the resulting increase in cars on Essex Street will be further exacerbated by this application. The third to be proposed on Essex St. If they commence roughly at the same time the resultant traffic chaos will further add to the extreme difficulties residents of Nth Epping travelling west to Eastwood and to a degree joining Epping Rd will experience. The construction phase is likely to continue for at least 2 years.
    It is vital that a co ordinated Traffic Management Plan be developed for the construction phase of all of these projects and that the compliance is strictly monitored.

  3. In Surry Hills NSW on “Change of use of ground...” at 1 Brumby Street Surry Hills NSW 2010:

    Kaelah Ford commented

    I fully support this application. The veterinary clinic would be a valuable addition to our community and the proposed development suits the character of the area.

  4. In Surry Hills NSW on “Change of use of ground...” at 1 Brumby Street Surry Hills NSW 2010:

    Andrew Wentzel commented

    I fully support this great community focused small animal vet clinic in my area.

    As an owner of multiple pets it's important to know that there are great small local vets how went to support and work in my area

  5. In Ultimo NSW on “Use of the first and second...” at 7-9 Hackett Street Ultimo NSW 2007:

    James Connoly commented

    This block is already used as apartments. In fact, both the garages have also been converted to rooms. People have been living in the garages for at least 2 years.

  6. In Mc Mahons Point NSW on “New four storey residential...” at 34 East Crescent Street Mcmahons Point NSW 2060:

    Sally Tribe commented

    The development application has no thought or planning concerning the surrounding area...or buildings... It oversteps the height limit , and is a complete over development of this prominent site.

    The materials are not in keeping with other buildings , nor even pleasant environmentally nor architecturally.....

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

    Simon Goldstein commented

    I object to the demolishing of these buildings because of their heritage value and appeal to the community.

  8. In Brunswick East VIC on “Construction of a six...” at 299 Lygon Street, Brunswick East VIC 3057:

    Mark Simpson commented

    More soulless, poorly placed and overly tall units with empty shopfronts along Lygon Street, just what we need. God forbid we maintain any sense of the existing street front or as is the case here, we maintain an existing and functional piece of housing. I understand everyone wants to turn old factories and the like into development cash cows, but why must we destroy existing housing in the area, especially when it's part of the existing character of the suburb? Combined with the neighbouring property, I would have thought that these sort of buildings should be maintained, not consistently bulldozed.

    The proposed landscape does not in any way fit into the current landscape of the street surrounding it. You've allowed other similarly out of place developments in the area recently but a terrible precedent does not mean that we should then allow it to re-occur. I find it strange that we have no heritage overlays whatsoever in this area, I have no doubt that we'll look back in not many years and wonder why there was no care given at all to the overall appearance of our suburb. Of course this is a repeating pattern and also supported by some terrible state government planning so I shouldn't be surprised I suppose. Just annoyed.

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

    Luke Marinovich commented

    I am a resident of Addison Road, and wish to object to this DA. I support and enjoy the Sunday markets, but consider that an additional event every Saturday for two years would be an unreasonable inconvenience to local residents. I take issue with several statements in the DA:

    1. Contrary to the DA’s statements downplaying this issue, the proposed event would have an adverse impact on traffic and parking around the Community Centre, and this is a significant burden for the community.
    2. The Community Centre is serviced by only one bus route, and in the words of the application, “two train stations, Newtown and Stanmore, are a half hour walk away”. The DA does not reflect the reality that public transport options are not utilised by most people travelling to the centre, hence the abundance of cars on Sundays.
    3. Our home is by no means the closest to the Centre, but we can clearly hear performances from the Hall when they occur. I believe that the application underestimates the acoustic impact on local residents.

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

    Melissa Ridley commented

    It saddens me that these buildings have heritage listing so at one stage were obviously considered worthy of keeping and of significance to now have that cast aside like this. I thought heritage orders were to provide protection and ensure buildings of historical significance remain and can contribute to an area. In this vein I would like to see them incorporated into the design for the community hub and not erased from the site.

  11. In Annandale NSW on “Increase extent of...” at 61 Parramatta Road Annandale NSW 2038:

    Marghanita da Cruz commented

    More consideration needs to be given to the impact on Pedestrian amenity by the increased traffic across the footpath.

    Consideration needs to be given to providing awnings and trees to provide shade and shelter from rain.

    See City of Sydney Awning Policy
    http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/120371/CoSAwningsPolicy2000.pdf

  12. In Brunswick West VIC on “Construction of a five...” at 350 Moreland Road, Brunswick West VIC 3055:

    Andrew Roberts commented

    I too disagree with such a development.

    5 stories is completely out of character, traffic at that corner morning add night is very bad and a reduction in the car parking requirement seems to ignore the fact that cars will be parked in surrounding streets with attendant congestion and inevitable accidents.

    This development is very poorly considered.

    There will be significant overshadowing to the South East of the premises during summer months and also significant overlooking of nearby premises.

    Not to mention the significant burden on refuse collection and location of receptacles for collection.

  13. In Saint Leonards VIC on “Vary Restriction AC043689Y...” at 30-32 Seachange Way, St Leonards:

    Anna commented

    Please advise on what the owner proposes to build on this block. We are in the same estate and have been bound by the covenants...

  14. In Galston NSW on “Residential - single new...” at 1B Pine Valley Road Galston NSW 2159, NSW:

    Ingrid Cattley commented

    I strongly support this application.

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

    Anna Keohan commented

    I would like to lodge my objection to the demolition of ANY heritage buildings on the old Marrickville Hospital site. It is unfortunate that the site has fallen into disrepair due to neglect over the past couple of decades, but at the very least the external fabric of the buildings could be retained and restored - and incorporated in to a sensitive design for the new library, community hub and residential housing. These buildings are part of the heritage, history and character of our suburb and have been previously valued by council as being of heritage significance - it is not acceptable to remove that protection in order to make more space for a developer to build on.

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

    Jennifer Killen commented

    Both buildings and trees should be retained as an important part of our heritage. The buildings and their gardens should be appropriately restored.
    The buildings are an irreplaceable part of our heritage.

  17. In Kew East VIC on “Use of the land for the...” at 773 High Street Kew East VIC 3102:

    Debbie McColl-Davis commented

    This application should be approved as an asset to the amenity of the area. Bean Thief Café has been a well run and popular local meeting point.

    I am confident that the management will be very cognisant of the needs for R.S.A.

    A civilised adjunct to a pleasant meal is to have a glass of wine if desired.

    It is also on a public transport route so there should be no problems with drinking and driving!

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

    Jacqueline Yetzotis commented

    I object to the plans to demolish these three buildings that were heritage listed, but are somehow no longer protected. I also object to the removal of the mature trees around these buildings.

    I am saddened by the rapid change happening to Marrickville. I recently read that Deputy Mayor Tyler has returned from a tour of New York City about increasing density while repurposing buildings & retaining the original character of suburbs like the Meatpacker District. It can be done. As a community, we rely on our Council & the Councillors to retain our heritage.

    I have been in these buildings & they are lovely. They should be retained. We cannot afford to have more of our history destroyed to make way for buildings that do not fit into the character of Marrickville. There are many of us who love this character & wish to keep it.

    Thank you.

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

    Yolanda commented

    I oppose the demolition of these heritage buildings.

    I'm also VERY against the seemingly growing trend of Marrickville Council approving high density housing — it is destroying street scapes/skyline and detracting from the beauty of Marrickville.

    Marrickville Council approve the demolition of 3 heritage buildings yet allow excess amounts of high density apartment blocks to be built.... It just doesn't equate.

  20. In Brunswick West VIC on “Construction of a five...” at 350 Moreland Road, Brunswick West VIC 3055:

    Chiara commented

    I disapprove this application. This development would be totally out of character for the surrounding area. It will be sitting at the top of the hill and as a 5 story building it would be towering over all the surrounding homes causing shadowing and loss of privacy. Traffic and Parking in Moreland road is already a problem so any reductions in parking would just make it worse. Building 2 storey townhouses on the site would be a better alternative.

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

    john williams commented

    I object, in the strongest of terms, to the Council's intention to demolish these buildings that the Council had considered worthy of preservation and to then change this intended action to attempt to demolish these buildings (one of them a good example of a two storey Italianate villa which is not common typology for the area).

    There is enough land to provide a footprint adequate enough for both residential development and the construction of a community hub/library. I doubt that residents of this LGA would agree to the building of the library if it was to wantonly destroy the buildings as is being proposed by Council. Other plans have been submitted that incorporate the buildings on Livingstone Road. This should be a precinct of heritage buildings that are enhanced, respectfully by newer buildings. To destroy our heritage on public land would be a contemptuous action.

    It is to be noted that this council's own publications have featured images of these buildings which goes some way to demonstrate the iconic nature of the buildings that have been seen to represent the area.

    Please do not approve demolition of these buildings.

  22. In Annandale NSW on “Use of Annandale back hall...” at Annandale Neighbourhood Centre 77-79 Johnston Street Annandale NSW 2038:

    Gretchen Gamble commented

    This suggested use of the ANC is totally inappropriate.
    The area is re;actively small and has limited outdoor area. Y3-Y6 chn. need to be able to be active--certainly for part of their ASC time. There is a limit to how much time they can be positively engaged in in-door activities. It's unrealistic. If it's to be for K-Y2 chn. then I'd suggest beds would be more appropriate as the walk from ANPS will exhaust them! A shuttle bus would add to the cost thus negating the possible use of A C for some parents.
    Lack of storage space for equipment, re-organisation of furniture, cleaning up to a standard appropriate for the 0-3 y o (this includes safety aspects of sandpits and other areas) and lack of adequate no. toilets etc. would also be a problem.
    Then of course there'd additional difficulties with the p/u facilities for parents in an area already devoid of adequate spaces for residents nearby + businesses.

    Would it be more reasonable to utilise the community house/facility in White St, adjoining the Creek, the gardens, wetlands, skate bowl, playground, basketball courts, tennis courts and Cohen Park? Stage 3 children can walk there from ANPS in about 5 mins, thus relieving positions on-site for K-Y4 chn. it's a perfect solutrionb.
    Gretchen Gamble

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

    Christina Redshaw commented

    I strongly object to the destruction of these buildings which Council previously identified as having historical importance to the Marrickville area and therefore gave them Heritage protection. Marrickville is in danger of being over-developed with ugly, poor quality 5+ storey developments that are replacing or overshadowing beautiful old buildings and single level family homes. We live, work and spend our money in Marrickville because of it's unique character of which no small part are the buildings that have been preserved and restored through the love and care of residents for well over 100 years. Plesae Councillors, we have elected you to protect our homes and our lovely area, not allow greedy developers to destroy Marrickville. There are some great examples in the area of developments that have managed to preserve and incorporate the old buildings and existing streetscapes. We need our Council to make this a priority in new developments rather than allow the developers to ride rough-shod over the Community wishes and objections.

  24. In Darlington NSW on “Proposed two storey...” at 268 Abercrombie Street Darlington NSW 2008:

    Stephen C commented

    Hi, I have just purchased at auction 3 Shepherd Lane, which is right opposite.

    I would like leave to consider this proposal as the auction was yesterday, 14 December, 2014, and if needs arise to make a comment for official consideration.

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

    L HOWARTH commented

    Nothing wrong with another real estate office. at least it would not generate excessive traffic flow thru village like the excessive number of cafes do right now. Is m carol a resident or shop /café owner? in wahroonga

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

    Jayson Tracey commented

    I strongly oppose the demolition of these two beautiful heritage listed buildings . I am all for the sensitive redevelopment of the site with planning that will incorporate the historic buildings already located on site & a site that is accessible and usable by all of Marrickville residents .i am also highly against the recent trend of Marrickville council towards approving high density housing which is having a significant impact on the community, as well as destroying street scapes & detracting from the beauty which is Marrickville ... Why can we not incorporate these buildings into the street scapes as other major cities do ie London , New York etc etc. All this high density development is detracting from the heritage charm of Marrickville as well as negatively impacting traffic flow and accessing relevant services.

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

    M Carol commented

    We do not need another real estate agency. There are more than enough real estate agents in Wahroonga.This DA is not in keeping with the needs of residents, we need more restaurants to service the community.

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

    Patti Colquhoun commented

    A good example of why not to have 2 days of markets is the Glebe Markets which at one time operated on 2 days but because of problems caused to the locals.
    Also Addison road is now charging for parking which just encourages people to park in the surrounding streets and really spoils the atmosphere of a local market

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

    Karyn Sanders commented

    I strongly oppose the demolition of the the heritage listed buildings at 182 - 186 Livingstone Road, Marrickville. I believe they should be incorporated with the development of the old Marrickville Hospital site. While I agree with the development of this site I don't think it should be done at the expense of the heritage and integrity of the Marrickville coucil area.

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

    Peter Olive commented

    I was a former Marrickville Councillor. I oppose the demolition of 182-186 Livingstone Road. These buildings are meant to be protected by Marrickville Council not destroyed by it. The recent inflation of the real estate market should mean there is less financial pressure on this project not more. These buildings could be adaptively reused to help create a multi layered precinct that is in keeping with new Marrickville. Council should fulfill its heritage obligations and retain these buildings.

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