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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

    Mary Wyer commented

    I am opposed to the demolition of these buildings. I agree with suggestions already made that council sets a very poor example by going back on it's own decisions around heritage listings. Please get creative (and intelligent) around development. Tear it down approaches show no imagination and little concern for the people who live and have lived in the area.

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

    D Hamra commented

    I oppose the demolition of these heritage buildings. I thought we listed buildings on the heritage list to protect them.

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

    Mariella Attard commented

    I am opposed to the demolition of these buildings. Why can't they be used as part of the new development? I am very concerned that council can go back on its own decision to heritage list them in the first place. I think this sets a terrible precedent for ignoring heritage listing of other properties in the area. If council doesn't abide by its own rulings, how we can expect other property owners to do so? Please don't trample our community's built heritage. It's important to our identity.

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

    Ellis Jones commented

    I submit my objection to the demolition of heritage houses on the old Marrickville Hospital site. I support a sympathetic re-development of the site into a library and community hub, with plenty of open space, and an element of residential housing.

    Marrickville LGA is rapidly losing much of its historic architecture and therefore its inherent character, and one of the reasons many people choose to live here.

    It must be possible to design a sensitive plan for the site that incorporates these significant buildings. It is lazy and greedy to argue otherwise.

    These 3 buildings were granted high heritage significance by Council, and the recommendation to demolish them and keep a photo 'record' of them is a farce, and a dereliction of council's obligations. The inconsistencies that continually come to light regarding what council will allow a developer to do, and what a resident is allowed to do to their own property, is astonishing and alarming.

  11. In North Richmond NSW on “ALDI North Richmond -...” at 47-55 Bells Line, Of Road North Richmond 2754:

    Mary and Michael Want commented

    There are too many Grog shops in the Hawkesbury Local Government Area.There are at least three in North Richmond now plus the Panthers Club.

    Mary and Michael Want.

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

    Natasha Flores commented

    I strongly oppose the demolition of these buildings. These buildings have been heritage listed. They should remain heritage listed. Nothing has changed about the buildings . They remain old and they will only get older.

    Marrickville is a wonderful inner Sydney suburb valued highly for its diversity. Diversity of people & diversity of architecture. History such as this can not be brought back. Once it is gone it is gone forever. Australia is a country of relatively young architecture. We do not have castles or colosseums, we have Victorian and Federation buildings, a large number of which have already been destroyed. Imagine the wonderful Rocks area of Sydney now had developers and governments had their way back in the 1960s!

    Please don't destroy Marrickville's wonderful history.

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

    hannelore tooker commented

    I'm for the 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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?

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