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  1. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Susan commented

    I live in a street-facing apartment a couple doors down from The Bearded Tit. Yes I hear noise, no it doesn't bother me at all. There are noisier things in the area than that pub. I CHOSE to live in a vibrant area and noise comes with it. If people want quiet they should do their research and move somewhere quiet, not near a bar that was already there, bad luck! I have absolutely no problem with the bar staying open much later, I'd actually prefer it. It's wonderful walking downstairs and having lots of cool bars to visit. Let people live and enjoy this short, crazy life.

  2. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Tom Misa commented

    The bearded tit is a welcoming neighbourhood spot that welcomes anyone and everyone. No assumptions, no egos, just a nice place to connect.. no trouble just good vibes.

  3. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    anneke porter commented

    Please return to regular trading hours this is an important local place for diverse people to meet and community connections to happen.

  4. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Sallee Berry commented

    The Bearded Tit has long been a go-to bar among my friends. It is such a vibrant, inviting, inclusive, safe and creative space. The people of Sydney should be supporting establishments like this and encouraging them to continue operating. Places like the Tit are the heart and soul of Sydney - they're what make our city such an amazing place to live in. I support longer opening hours.

  5. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Stacey Sharkey commented

    This bar is a much needed safe space for a diverse range of minorities in the area. It is unlike anything else that I can think of in Redfern and although there are places in Newtown of this calibre it would be such a shame to lose it in Redfern, where it is just starting to gather a nice inclusive vibe itself. Losing this bar would do Redfern a huge disservice.

  6. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Eoin maher commented

    The Bearded Tit is an integral part of the community in Redfern. They are a responsible server of alcohol as has been mentioned here before. I support the longer opening hours.

  7. In Malvern VIC on “Demolition of existing...” at 117 Stanhope Street, Malvern VIC 3144:

    Concerned Stanhope Street Resident commented

    Such a shame that another house that is perfect for a gorgeous renovation is going to be demolished. I am so tired of seeing this in Malvern. My whole reason moving to Malvern was to live in a house with history after growing up in the outer suburbs. I live in Stanhope Street & it is littered with revolting 'modern' homes that totally lack character & charm. No one wants them 10 or 20 years later but yet these beautiful old 100 year old Edwardians always remain desirable. Please Stonnington STOP the demolition of beautiful old homes. Think about the future generations that WANT to buy a home with real history not one of these cheap new builds. PLEASE!

  8. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Michael Lubrano commented

    The bearded tit is an excellent establishment. Their application for increased trading hours is wholeheartedly supported by the local community as well as residents throughout Sydney who enjoy visiting

  9. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Stella (Alison) Topaz commented

    Such a well loved and well cared for pub, welcoming local talent and fostering community - this place is important to so many of us who need places to gather, to belong, to be amongst creativity, art, music, performance ... the bearded tit can manage longer open hours due to the respect management has for its local community & neighbours, and how this is shated by those of us who go there.., a true neighbourhood pub. I support longer open hours.

  10. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Sumugan Sivanesan commented

    The Bearded Tit is a well loved local pub and a hub for queer communities and artists. It is a rare find in Sydney; friendly, diverse and safe. Like many others, I also endorse it retain its extended hours which are essential to its survival.

  11. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Alexandra Crosby commented

    This bar is a great safe space which is very 'Sydney'. It is absolutely essential to the arts community and the city. I support longer opening hours for this business and hope they are approved.

  12. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Georgia blake commented

    Please extend the opening hours for this venue. They provide a community atmosphere and a safe, comfortable space for many different types of people. We need to support businesses like this so they can survive.

  13. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Rory Toomey commented

    The Bearded Tit is a haven of humanity in a city currently driven, to all outward appearances, by real estate, money and acquisition addiction.
    I've spent many a happy evening there and have never seen unruly or inconsiderate behaviour when it comes to the neighbourhood. In fact, most of the patrons are most likely from the neighbourhood themselves.
    Having owned a venue/bar for 7 years in Kellett St Kings Cross, I understand how crucial the last hour of trading is to the bottom line. With shortened hours of trade the viability of the business will be severely challenged.
    Please consider the future of this much loved haven of diversity, music and urban culture.

  14. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    BEL MACEDONE commented

    I fully support the trading of the Bearded Tit from 11pm to 12am. The bar is an incredibly respectful place with staff always conscious of reminding customers of leaving in a quiet and respectful manner. I have had some wonderful nights there and would appreciate the 11pm -12am hours due to work schedules, and I know many others would too.

  15. In Enmore NSW on “To demolish existing...” at 11A Tupper Street Enmore NSW 2042:

    Maja Baska commented

    To whom it may concern
    There is lots of aspects of Nino urban planning and development's plans that I object to.

    -Density, it exceeds the density allowance.
    From their application: "Although the proposal exceeds the maximum permitted FSR under MLEP 2011, in the author’s opinion this noncompliance is acceptable, given the building’s good contextual fit and careful response to impacts on neighbours, as detailed below."
    The only evidence of their 'careful response to impacts on neighbours' is that the design avoids windows facing some of our windows. However, there is lots of detail about the non-compliance with several building regulations including density and much smaller spaces between the buildings.
    The street cannot handle so many more units. For one the parking is already squeezed and the traffic terrible, but there is already 7 blocks of units on what is essentially a one way street.

    - Space between buildings and setbacks- The units that are most affected will be sandwiched between two flats now. It will cut out light, impede on privacy, generally impede on the comfort of residents in our block. Some bedroom windows will face directly onto balconies.
    Nino admits it is too close:
    "The ADG recommends side setbacks equal to half the building separation distances it provides (Section 2F, p. 37). For a 4 storey building, this results in recommended side and rear setbacks of: 3m non-habitable to non-habitable rooms 4.5m habitable to non-habitable rooms 6m habitable rooms/balconies to non-habitable rooms It should be noted that on the subject site, which is 12.2m wide, even the smallest of these sides setbacks would render the site either undevelopable or unfeasible for a residential flat building. Page 3 of 4 The proposal has side setbacks of 1.0m and 2.0m. Varying the setbacks along the length of the side walls helps to reduce the scale of the development as seen from the neighbours and the street."

    -parking- They propose 12 units, and provide 5 parking spaces. The street is pretty full as it is. Providing 5 car spaces is barely enough for the amount of cars these new residents would inevitably own.
    -our building, and our neighbour's building slipping, what will they do to prevent that impacting their building
    -use of cranes and their anchors impeding our property
    -housing diversity, there is already 7 blocks of flats on the street. They have only planned for studios and 1 bedrooms. There is nothing that a family could live in, therefore does not provide housing diversity, or add to the diversity of the area.

    I think they are being very ambitious trying to fit so many units into a relatively small block. This block of land is really only suitable for townhouses in my opinion.
    Thank you for viewing my submission.
    Maja

  16. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Clare Cooper commented

    The Bearded Tit is a sanctuary. As a business, it is being strangled by this trading restriction. The staff have been incredibly respectful of this limitation - making the call for "last drinks" abundantly clear and politely getting people moving out the door conscious of neighbours and their needs. I always feel safe and thoroughly entertained at the Bearded Tit. I support them in their entirely reasonable request to extend their operating hours.

  17. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Joyce Murphy commented

    The Bearded Tit makes such a unique and wonderful contribution to Sydney's nightlife. I was overjoyed to discover this incredible venue and only wish I'd known about it sooner! It's a place I love taking visitors from overseas, to show what Sydney has to offer and like others before me have said, it's welcoming, it's safe and it's so needed. I strongly support the application to extend its hours.

  18. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Kelsi Thompson commented

    Longer opening hours are essential to growing a vibrant and inclusive demographic. As an ex-resident of Redfern and regular at The Bearded Tit I fully support longer trading hours for this fabulous venue.

  19. In Brunswick West VIC on “Development of the land by...” at 392 Moreland Road, Brunswick West VIC 3055:

    Helen Shanahan commented

    As a rate payer for over 20 years in Moreland I wish to add my protest to others in this area. The proposed development will cause absolute chaos to an already busy street and pedestrian area. The houses either side are period homes and will be impacted very negatively. I understand the need to build more housing on major roads with access to public transport but surely this does not need to be of such a huge size. The new apartments will be costly to buy and will no address housing affordability for those wishing to buy for the first time. Also those seeking to rent in the area will not be able to afford to live in these developments. New developments of this size will change the character of Moreland forever - and not in a good way

  20. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Simon Hanna commented

    The Bearded Tit provide exactly what this city needs more of – an inclusive venue where people can meet to share their ideas and diverse talents.
    I am sure the current limitations on their operating hours unnecessarily limit their invaluable contribution to our city.
    When I see other businesses that are allowed to remain open for late night trading, specifically those whose main interests appear to lie in the extraction of their customer's dollars through gambling, it seems grossly unfair that such strict limitations are placed on fine businesses such as The Bearded Tit who strive to build a sense of community.
    Please provide the fair playing field that allows this business, and those like them, to compete and thrive or we may just lose them along the wonderful culture they facilitate.

  21. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Sally Quade commented

    The Bearded Tit is the pinnacle of what community and inclusiveness is about.

    Having played records there as a dj from the start - I can safely say that it's a welcoming place of art, music and new friends.

    Please allow the extended hours. This bar is one of Sydney's proudest achievements.

  22. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Blaize Major commented

    Our city uses to be one of the most culturally diverse and alive cities in the world. Now we are an international embarrassment and it's all because of a few greedy developers/politicians. Do you want to be remembered as a progressive council who encouraged culture and community or one that killed a once great city. Seriously this is getting absurd.

  23. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Yvonne Moxham commented

    The Bearded Tit has proven itself as a safe, inclusive and innovative venue. It's creative authenticity is well loved by locals, greater Sydney visitors and international guests. Beyond being a completely unique small bar, it provides a platform for Sydney artists and musicians in a way that no other venue in Sydney does.

    The City of Sydney needs venues like this and we need it to be able to operate at hours beyond an early curfew of 11pm. I strongly support extending the trading hours so that The Bearded Tit can thrive and continue to showcase local talent.

  24. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Sabrina Druecke commented

    To me it is very important that The Bearded Tit be allowed to extend their trading hour and develop in accordance with their communities needs. Their support of Sydney's arts, cultural and ethnic communities is unique and encouraging. I am grateful for their role in helping Sydney to be a vibrant creative culture, something all of us can be proud of and i wholeheartedly support their application to extend their trading hour back to 12 am.

  25. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Marcelle Robbins commented

    The Bearded Tit is the type of small bar that should be able to trade til midnight (or longer) and I fully support this application to return to later closing time. What I love about this bar the most is that it is a space for EVERYONE, and a safe space none the less. Since the beginning they have always promoted live music, DJs, art and performance and created one of the most wonderful, unique and creative spaces in Sydney – I love going there, they always make me feel like a local when I walk through the door.

  26. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Julian Berengut commented

    I support reinstating the extended opening hours for the Bearded Tit, which is a considerate, inclusive and responsible venue. I note that the current 11pm close is earlier than that for similar venues around Redfern.

  27. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Paul J Warren commented

    The Bearded Tit is the most welcoming venue for all members of Sydney's very diverse community! A place that supports the community through music, performance, the arts, food and extraordinary congeniality must be soppoted in this city of immense diversity!!
    Shortening the trading hours works against all that our city needs!

  28. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    John commented

    ..let the humans roam free!

  29. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    michealgraham commented

    For a city that promotes itself locally, and abroad, as a jewel of artistic merit it would be a disappointing reflection of governing bodies if it was to limit the opening hours of such a diamond as the Bearded Tit.

    BT has advanced the profile of artistic pursuit in our local area, and after a hardworking day or evening of producing the very stuff of culture I feel that artists and patrons deserve an extra hour of the excellent services that this establisment provides...

  30. In Redfern NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 183 Regent Street Redfern NSW 2016:

    Victoria Brown commented

    The Sydney community needs more places like the Tit. It's a welcoming and safe space for everyone and they support many artists, bands and diverse groups in Sydney. The current hours are limiting on the establishment and I wholeheartedly support the trail hours outlined in Section 96(2) for consent. There is nowhere quite like it LATE at night and there have been many times after an event or dinner with International guests that I have wanted to take them there but have been unable to because of the restrictive hours in place now. It's a shame (and kind of embarrassing), Sydney is a great city but not much to show off after the hours of 10:30 if you want to support a local small business. Bring back some of the night life, bring back the extended hours at the Bearded Tit!

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