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  1. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Danielle Connor commented

    I am disappointed to hear of this application. Our local community is being ruined by local over population with too many new apartment buildings. I will not pay for parking so hope you approve 3-4 hours free parking. Or give it free if we show our receipt for spending money in the centre.

  2. In Carlingford NSW on “Development Application -...” at 10 - 12 Donald Street Carlingford NSW 2118:

    Isabella Andruszkiewicz commented

    I am a resident of Donald Street. We have been living on the street for the last 30 years. Donald street has always been suitable for families. But with this high rise apartment bubble going on around we are very concern as to the costs of our amenity. Our street is already busy and no longer quiet. We have constant noise coming from construction sites. There is ever present dust inside the house and our roads are damaged by heavy vehicle traffic. The propose plan when approved, will result in poor environmental performance and reduced liveability. Five storey dwellings overshadowing single houses are not needed or desirable. It will create large shadows, wind tunnels and poor street environment, which in turn will make activities such as jogging or cycling much less enjoyable. As a long term residents we are unwilling community which should not be made to endure yet more high-rise housing and an inferior quality of life. Such policies will sweep us back into the overcrowded, crime-ridden Dickensian gloom of past centuries. It is well known that high-rises separate people from the street, five storey is not the human scale. It will radically reduce chance encounters and propinquity. It will be environmentally unfriendly vertical sprawl. The five storey buildings are built largely of steel and concrete and are less sustainable than low rise and mid-rise buildings built largely of wood; They will deprive people and especially children of neighbourhood peers and activities. It will increases level of alienation and isolation. It has been proven that increase of the height of the building has negative impact on health and even shorten people's lives. We don't need another Hong Kong in Carlingford! We need to keep human proportions in our leafy suburb. We want Parramatta Council to consider rezoning the area so the true character of our suburb will be sustain. Residential overdevelopment is threatening to change the face of Carligford. It will will only benefit developers. And residents will be dealing with increasing noise, traffic congestion and parking stress. We look to Parramatta Council for protection of neighbourhood character and residential amenity. This proposed plan will stretch local infrastructure beyond capacity, and areas deserving of special protection may be vulnerable. This project is simply too big for the location.

  3. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Kerri frew commented

    Great news !!!! If this is to stop the residents from the monstrosity next to eastgardens from parking there overnight it will now create more cars in the surrounding streets and will create more traffic in the smaller streets opposite the ugly towers where I live. I can see not happy with building highrise blocking all the sunshine opposite, causing more traffic in the area now going to charge to park .. what next ... very annoying

  4. In Erskineville NSW on “Operate a weekly farmers...” at 13 Swanson Street Erskineville NSW 2043:

    Talia - Ada St resident commented

    This would make a great contribution to our neighbourhood and supports the values of our community. I would be a regular!

  5. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    M Woodrow commented

    Fully support , as parking revenue directed to improve facilities should translate to better shopping facilities and a modernised centre. Eastgardens is old , tired and can not compete with Bondi or eCommerce without a total revamp

    Regarding the comments above about the socio economic impacts - where would those people you describe go to congregate and socialise when the centre closes it's doors?

    Go ahead. Charge for parking, but make sure you re-invest in creating a better experience for all.

  6. In Erskineville NSW on “Operate a weekly farmers...” at 13 Swanson Street Erskineville NSW 2043:

    Wendy Bacon commented

    I also support this idea and assume it has been put forward by the school community.

  7. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Ed commented

    Disappointing. This will just be outsourced to Secure or Wilsons, who will pay on to Westfield. Traffic jams and congestion will result from back street parking.

  8. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Erin smith commented

    I come here all the time - and spend tonnes because I don't have to pay parking or worry about hurrying. I've got kids and I spend loads more if I'm not getting frustrated because I'm trying to hurry two small people

  9. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Heidi commented

    We were just discussing how much we love that our eastgardens doesn't have the boomgates and paid parking. It's such a community hub and I think retail is suffering enough, to add this on too of everything else I think is a real shame. But o guess they are cashing in on the Meriton apartments that are being built on the corner. Looks like we won't be going to eastgardens anymore.

  10. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Quinton commented

    Ultimately businesses's, workers and customers will be the losers from this. Westfield will solve a short term problem of stopping the new residents of proposed development next to Eastgardens however they will create a larger issue in the long run. Not only will customers leave earlier and buy less as they strive to get free parking, the businesses involved will have a lower amount of sales therefore affecting the budgets of the shops. Then what happens to the employees? As a current worker in this centre, will I get free parking as I work in this centre? If not, has this been considered? Not only will this affect who works there but it will also affect the amount of hours employees will gather as less money will be going into businesses. Along with this, speaking on behalf as someone who has worked in eastgardens for two years, there is a high amount of elderly who visit to socialise, shop and eat out. I feel like these people would feel disadvantaged by this also. As for everyone else, people will then strive to catch public transport more often instead of driving so therefore will there be more services and/or more frequent services transporting to Westfield eastgardens. I truely think they could replan this, perhaps they could start charging people after certain hours. Whatever happens, I hope its in the best interest for the community.

  11. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Natalie Murphy commented

    So it will be a quick race round the supermarket, no lunch/drink or wander round the shops picking up bits here & there. Shops will defiantly suffer.
    I have a pre-schooler & baby and can often do 2 trips to the bathroom, a feed & a nappy change in 2 hrs this will not leave me any time to shop.
    Exactly the reason I never go to Bondi junction as 2hrs is no where enough & parking way too expensive.
    I can understand they don't want residents parking but why not have a spend in the shop & validate your parking system.

  12. In Erskineville NSW on “Operate a weekly farmers...” at 13 Swanson Street Erskineville NSW 2043:

    Isabel Zbukvic commented

    Terrific idea! Great use of space and a great chance to provide fresh produce to the Erskineville area (which currently has limited options).

  13. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Jo Howarth commented

    If they definitely have to introduce paid parking to stop people in the new units being built parking there overnight - let's hope they don't charge the exorbitant amount it costs to shop at Bondi junction Westfield! Better still as others have mentioned, why don't they give 4 hours free parking and introduce parking validation after spending a certain amount (or movie tickets) so that you can shop without feeling rushed. It will only disadvantage the retailers too.

  14. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Kathryn commented

    Very disappointing news indeed. Eastgardens has retained being a family friendly, accessible and welcoming centre with a great selection of shops, cafes and restaurants for everyone. I'm not sure why it needs to be part of the 'machine' just yet. The negative impact will felt by locals, retailers and their families

  15. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Angela commented

    As long as there is a decent free period. 4 hours free, that covers having a meal and a movie

  16. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Bill Hart commented

    Southpoint@ Hillsdale is looking more inviting!

  17. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Michelle M commented

    Please do not punish the majority of shoppers who enjoy the ability to take their time whilst visiting and shopping at Eastgardens.

    Most of the regular shoppers are loyal locals and we will not tolerate any moves to pay for parking. Please retain 3-4 hours FREE parking.

    For those who abuse the parking they deserve to pay for the privilege.

  18. In Hawthorn East VIC on “Post Request(EOT) Buildings...” at 11 Mayston Street Hawthorn East VIC 3123:

    Kerrie Knott commented

    I hope we can follow the progress of this application via planning alerts. I hope this application is not what it seems. We are in real danger of losing our lifestyle and treasured historic precincts to ad hoc demolition. It is truly alarming if this is an added application onto an existing one after appearing at VCAT.

  19. In Thornlands QLD on “Reconfiguration of a Lot -...” at 84 - 122 Taylor Road, Thornlands QLD 4164:

    Jody Cunningham commented

    I would like to strongly object to this proposed development on 84-122 Taylor Road.

    I live on Woodlands Drive and moved to this area zoned Rural Non-Urban to escape urban density and to help encourage wildlife. There is a large number of marsupial wildlife that currently inhabit where this development is proposed that will be displaced.

    If the land here can be re-zoned for one persons financial gains what is to stop other local land-owners from doing the same? This beautiful pocket of rural land in the Redlands will be transformed into the ever more prevalent urban congestion we see so much of in Brisbane.

    Taylor Road is not designed to handle all the extra traffic that this development would bring. How many more vehicles will now compete with wildlife on the road?

    This proposal is totally against the current rural dwelling culture that so many of us have moved here to enjoy. Why should our lifestyles be shattered so one person can line their pockets? Rural Non-Urban zoning means exactly that.

  20. In Thornlands QLD on “Reconfiguration of a Lot -...” at 84 - 122 Taylor Road, Thornlands QLD 4164:

    Jody Cunningham wrote to local councillor Julie Talty

    I would like to strongly object to this proposed development on 84-122 Taylor Road.

    I live on Woodlands Drive and moved to this area zoned Rural Non-Urban to escape urban density and to help encourage wildlife. There is a large number of marsupial wildlife that currently inhabit where this development is proposed that will be displaced.

    If the land here can be re-zoned for one persons financial gains what is to stop other local land-owners from doing the same? This beautiful pocket of rural land in the Redlands will be transformed into the ever more prevalent urban congestion we see so much of in Brisbane.

    Taylor Road is not designed to handle all the extra traffic that this development would bring. How many more vehicles will now compete with wildlife on the road?

    This proposal is totally against the current rural dwelling culture that so many of us have moved here to enjoy. Why should our lifestyles be shattered so one person can line their pockets? Rural Non-Urban zoning means exactly that.

    Delivered to local councillor Julie Talty. They are yet to respond.

  21. In Beachmere QLD on “Operational Works for...” at Beachmere South Reserve 207 Moreton Terrace, Beachmere QLD 4510:

    Santo A Coco wrote to local councillor Peter Flannery

    I have just completed my new home at 189 Moreton Terrace and I back onto the stagnant water in the south reserve. With the rains that we have had in the past year, there is an abundance of fresh water that the mosquito has to breed in and it becomes very uncomfortable to be outside unless covered in replent. To open this up to more tidal flow rather than the few high tides that get through it will promote good drainage more wildlife and a more salt water prone environment. The water sometimes becomes trapped for long periods and develops a bad odor especially in the warmer months. This project would be beneficial to all and the ecology of the area.

    Signed Santo A Coco
    Mob: 0404036793

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    Peter Flannery local councillor for Moreton Bay Regional Council
    replied to Santo A Coco

    Dear Mr Coco

    Thank you for your email to Cr Flannery. I will bring it to his attention.

    Kind regards
    Sharyn Franco
    Personal Assistant
    to Cr Peter Flannery
    Division 2
    Moreton Bay Regional Council
    2 Hasking Street, Caboolture
    Phone: 5433 2959
    Facsimile: 5433 4000
    www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au

    Division 2 covers Beachmere, Burpengary, Burpengary East, parts of Deception Bay, parts of Caboolture east, parts of Morayfield and parts of Narangba with a population of 34600 approximately and covers an area of 11,165.1 hectares.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: [mailto:] On Behalf Of Santo A Coco
    Sent: Monday, 3 July 2017 6:06 PM
    To: Peter Flannery <>
    Subject: Planning application at Beachmere South Reserve 207 Moreton Terrace, Beachmere QLD 4510

    I have just completed my new home at 189 Moreton Terrace and I back onto the stagnant water in the south reserve. With the rains that we have had in the past year, there is an abundance of fresh water that the mosquito has to breed in and it becomes very uncomfortable to be outside unless covered in replent. To open this up to more tidal flow rather than the few high tides that get through it will promote good drainage more wildlife and a more salt water prone environment. The water sometimes becomes trapped for long periods and develops a bad odor especially in the warmer months. This project would be beneficial to all and the ecology of the area.

    Signed Santo A Coco
    Mob: 0404036793

    From Santo A Coco to local councillor Peter Flannery

    =========================================================================

    Santo A Coco posted this message to you on PlanningAlerts in response to the following planning application.

    Your reply, and any other response to this email, will be sent to Santo A Coco and posted on the PlanningAlerts website publicly.

    Planning Application for Beachmere South Reserve 207 Moreton Terrace, Beachmere QLD 4510

    Description: Operational Works for Prescribed Tidal Works

    Read more and see what others have to say here:
    https://www.planningalerts.org.au/applications/567735?utm_campaign=view-application&utm_medium=email&utm_source=councillor-notifications

    Best wishes,

    PlanningAlerts
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    Peter Flannery local councillor for Moreton Bay Regional Council
    replied to Santo A Coco

    Dear Santo

    Thank you for your email regarding the Beachmere South Reserve. Your comments have been noted and I have forwarded your email to Council's Technical Officer, Water Quality.

    Kind regards
    Cr Peter Flannery
    Division 2
    Moreton Bay Regional Council
    2 Hasking Street, Caboolture
    Phone: 5433 2959
    Facsimile: 5433 4000
    www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au

    Division 2 covers Beachmere, Burpengary, Burpengary East, parts of Deception Bay, parts of Caboolture east, parts of Morayfield and parts of Narangba with a population of 34600 approximately and covers an area of 11,165.1 hectares.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: [mailto:] On Behalf Of Santo A Coco
    Sent: Monday, 3 July 2017 6:06 PM
    To: Peter Flannery <>
    Subject: Planning application at Beachmere South Reserve 207 Moreton Terrace, Beachmere QLD 4510

    I have just completed my new home at 189 Moreton Terrace and I back onto the stagnant water in the south reserve. With the rains that we have had in the past year, there is an abundance of fresh water that the mosquito has to breed in and it becomes very uncomfortable to be outside unless covered in replent. To open this up to more tidal flow rather than the few high tides that get through it will promote good drainage more wildlife and a more salt water prone environment. The water sometimes becomes trapped for long periods and develops a bad odor especially in the warmer months. This project would be beneficial to all and the ecology of the area.

    Signed Santo A Coco
    Mob: 0404036793

    From Santo A Coco to local councillor Peter Flannery

    =========================================================================

    Santo A Coco posted this message to you on PlanningAlerts in response to the following planning application.

    Your reply, and any other response to this email, will be sent to Santo A Coco and posted on the PlanningAlerts website publicly.

    Planning Application for Beachmere South Reserve 207 Moreton Terrace, Beachmere QLD 4510

    Description: Operational Works for Prescribed Tidal Works

    Read more and see what others have to say here:
    https://www.planningalerts.org.au/applications/567735?utm_campaign=view-application&utm_medium=email&utm_source=councillor-notifications

    Best wishes,

    PlanningAlerts

  22. In Marulan NSW on “Animal Boarding and...” at 22 Eagles Lane Marulan NSW 2579, Australia:

    Melissa Hart commented

    Dear Coucil,

    Please do not allow a woman who has been convicted previously of animal cruelty and who puts making a dollar above the welfare of any animals, to have her application approved. We must make a stand against cruelty and neglect for those who do not have a voice of their own.

    Thank you
    Melissa Hart

  23. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Lesley Wright commented

    Negative impact on the shops who already pay exorbitant rents in the centre will be made worse by the fact that people will rush to get their grocery shopping done and leave so that they don't have to pay for parking and will not browse through their stores. Maybe introduce fees for the people who park overnight as they are the offenders. Not the people who like to browse through the shops without the time constraints. What about Hoyts ... Will they have to make allowances when selecting the movies they show on the amount of time ... And the poor mums who are taking their kids to the movies ... Oh sorry kids just the movie, no lunch or treat before or after as we will have to pay for parking as well!!! People will no longer go to the movies as Eastgardens

  24. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Kim commented

    The main reason I shop at eastgardens is because you can take your time shopping have some lunch and do your groceries all in the one complex .If you start charging all the shops will suffer because the people won't come .Look at Eastgate as soon as they started charging they lost a lot of customers .Please consider the people .

  25. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Linda R commented

    This was always going to happen due to the development across the road to prevent residents parking there all day or overnight but let's just hope there will be 3hrs free parking and extended periods for the disabled.

  26. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Karen Barnes commented

    Yet another money grubbing deal designed to make life hell for locals. As if it isn't difficult enough to get around and get the chores done! Five generations of my family have called the south east Sydney home. I am appalled at what is happening in the area. I refuse to shop in Maroubra because of parking restrictions. I refuse to pay for parking, so that will definitely curb the amount of time spent in the centre. Looks like online shopping will be my go to.
    Retailers are already unhappy, charging for parking will cause them more grief.

  27. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Deborah commented

    This will have a negative impact for shops and customers alike.
    Please reconsider!

  28. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Lauren Knight commented

    I would stay longer and likely spend more if I wasn't persuaded to leave in order to get my parking free. Perhaps consider a validating system, where if you spend money in the center your parking ticket is free. Or better yet, keep it free!

  29. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Jennifer commented

    This is disappointing to hear. Not being rushed to be under the "free parking" keeps people at the centre longer. I agree with the earlier comments of Jess. This is more than a shopping centre for some people it is a community focal point. Why not promote itself as one of the few shopping centres that don't charge. It is certainly one of the reasons I frequent this centre.

  30. In Eastgardens NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens 2036 NSW:

    Jess commented

    Please consider the socio-economic demographic of the area when considering how much the parking will charge. There are many people in the area that are on disability, aged or carers pensions that do not have the disposable income to pay larger parking fees (for example the fees at bondi junction Westfield are expensive). The older community have used Eastgardens as a meeting point for socialisation and it would be determintal to their wellbeing if they could not afford the parking fees to be able to visit regularly.

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