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  1. In Arrawarra NSW on “24 Lot Community Title...” at 46 Arrawarra Beach Road Arrawarra NSW 2456:

    alan winston watts commented

    the residents of arrawarra village have been held to ransom over their access to the beach by a private caravan park, council should have acquired this park and returned the land to coastal conservation and public use before development destroys this unique estuary system

  2. In Bankstown NSW on “Use of existing garage for...” at 303 Stacey Street Bankstown NSW 2200:

    M yalema commented

    This is not a remedial massage place It is a fully run and operating brothel. amonst homes
    With young children and boys with 3 Asian ladies . Google the address and see the filth and reviews that come up on some site called parlor pages. Neighbors and council must act.

  3. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Neil commented

    I have just had the opportunity to read the submission and the 'independent' traffic report.

    Staggering are the following recommendations:
    1. The access road is to be built on essentially a blind corner. To meet code the recommendation is to CUT DOWN ALL THE TREES along Belgrave-Hallem road... effectively meaning that the entire width of the car park is visible from the adjoining Belgrave Hallam road... and also exposing the entire property including mosque and school to be seen from passing traffic. A small row of bushes is sufficient (before the run off lane is out in).

    Blind Freddie could see this is a ridiculous conclusion. You WILL see the car park and the mosque. The non descript plan to put some low vegetation along the road is unacceptable. It will destroy any sense of a rural feel of the landscape.

    2. The recommendation that there needs no traffic control until the congregation size hits just under 200. One only needs to spend 10 minutes sitting at the intersection with cars driving past at 80kmph to know that the 'scientific' sounding study of traffic is utterly rubbish. Sitting at the Abeckett intersection, looking left and right for cars coming through is difficult enough... adding oncoming vehicles will increase the safety risks 10 fold. This was not addressed at all in the report. In fact the report gives no consideration at all to community impact... it is centred only on the minimum requirements of the mosque.

    3. Using the Listerfield Mosque survey from 2004. Wow this a a cracker! Despite acknowledging that peak attendance the traffic rate equaled an unacceptable 0.86 vehicle rate (rated as poor) the 'independent' report suggests that the statutory minimum of 0.3 will be acceptable? What planet are they living on?

    How about we use a better example and look at the mayhem that occurs post service on the corner of Belgrave Hallen and Hallam Nth roads... With cars parked absolutely everywhere on the street. An accident waiting to happen. That site has is that it is on a highly visible corner. The new proposed site runs into an 80kmph road... even more dangerous! If you combine the 2 places of worship you end up with similar numbers to the proposed super mosque... before adding in the school.

    Let's hope the council shows a little more foresight than it did with this other site.

    4. Build a set of traffic lights!!! O, and the taxpayer should pay for it. And there it is... a perfectly functioning intersection with zero accidents... The hypocracy of recommending VicRoads pay part for the lights for public safety... when it is the mosques load creating the traffic problem!!!

    5. Glaringly missing from the report is the proper impact of adding a future school. Stating a few numbers and stats and stat rates is useless... There is no real plan here other than to use every square inch of the land for buildings and car parks... with undersized play areas at the very back of the property.

    The traffic report is a report of an organisation asking for a budget priced, minimum report to push something through.

    6. The community doesn't have a Mosque! Wow... There is another one on the same road a few kms away!!!

    REQUEST:
    1. The council MUST get an independent traffic report... not a biased one paid by the Mosque.
    2. Cutting down all the road side trees is ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE. Council should demand an alternative. Suggestions this will not impact rural landscape are ridiculously ignorant. The high mosque dome is an advertisement that will be visible from multiple angles... and it is within the mosques interests to ensure it is. Require at least 3-5 Myer, continuous mature trees be planted the entire length of the property fronting Belgrave-Narre road.
    3. The traffic plan is dangerous. See previous comments.
    4. The community doesn't need a second mosque 3km from the other one.
    5. Let's see the full plans... Not just phase 1 and some vague statement about a school.

  4. In West Pennant Hills NSW on “Residential - Other -...” at 100 Castle Hill Road West Pennant Hills NSW 2125 Australia:

    Michelle Bender commented

    The fact that the owner of the boarding house will receive $10,000 per room will obviously make it very lucrative for a money making scheme, but at whose expense?

    So a developer reaps the financial rewards whilst the residents deal with the fall out from a totally unsuitable residence.

    If this development is passed by Council, it will open the flood gates for slum landlords who want to get rich quick.

    http://www.housing.nsw.gov.au/centre-for-affordable-housing/for-developers-of-affordable-housing/boarding-house-new-supply-grants

  5. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Aimee M commented

    I support this plan and am willing to show public support for the culture of this community. Therefore, on the basis of religious disagreements, I must speak out against the objectors here and make myself an advocate for our multi-cultural community. I am an anglo australian, non religious person who believes in freedom of belief.

    If the plans are dismissed based on road traffic & noise, that's one thing, but if the plan is being contested because of religion, I am appalled.

  6. In Enmore NSW on “To use an existing premises...” at 36 Stanmore Road Enmore NSW 2042:

    Daniel Chambers commented

    This boarding house detracts from the area. It is always unkempt with rubbish out the front. I've even seen a bottle thrown from the balcony onto the road. I oppose this DA on the grounds that it is poorly run and brings down the immediate area.

  7. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Keith Thompson commented

    I object to the above mentioned plan for a mosque. I object to the traffic and noise especially very early in the morning. I see the traffic for the mosque down the other end of Belgrave Hallam rd and fear this will lead to even more congestion along Belgrave Hallam rd.

  8. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Kashif Khan commented

    Hello Friends
    I am reading these comments and I don't understand why people get afraid from Islam?
    Have any one Read about Islam? Please listen i am quoting few link about Islam.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2AiThc5KZ8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUzLQluUy7Q

    In up mentioned comments someone quote Quran link that is totally wrong.

    About Melbourne Mosque few peoples are objecting in millions.
    They are quoting about traffic issue with other Hallam Mosque, well as per my understanding and research regarding new super Melbourne Mosque in Hallam is the requirement of Muslim people who are living there and surrounding. Because of traffic Jam in exiting Hallam Mosque, Australian Muslims need another big Mosque.
    And they are building according to the law.
    As Victoria population is increasing now traffic problem is everywhere specially in morning and evening time.
    As per as my perception Muslims needs a Mega Super Mosques with a Mega school in Hallam area and it will increase the beauty of that area.

  9. In Mascot NSW on “Redevelopment of the site...” at 200 Coward Street Mascot NSW 2020:

    Dennis Wang commented

    Currently the peak hours’ traffic at Coward St and O'Riordan St is notorious, I wonder if council or RMS have considered plans for improvement at this location for such large development.

  10. In Reservoir VIC on “Construct a medium density...” at 2 Loddon Avenue Reservoir VIC 3073:

    Maria Poletti commented

    If you would like some help with objecting to this planning application come to the next DADA meeting, 7pm on Tuesday March 8th at 33 Dean Street, Preston or go to the DADA website http://www.darebinada.org/category/objections

  11. In Northcote VIC on “Amend the permit to allow...” at 99 Helen Street Northcote VIC 3070:

    Maria Poletti commented

    If you would like some help with objecting to this planning application come to the next DADA meeting, 7pm on Tuesday March 8th at 33 Dean Street, Preston, go to the DADA website http://www.darebinada.org/category/objections or email dada@spin.net.au

  12. In Reservoir VIC on “A medium density housing...” at 27 Loddon Avenue Reservoir VIC 3073:

    Maria Poletti commented

    If you would like some help with objecting to this planning application come to the next DADA meeting, 7pm on Tuesday March 8th at 33 Dean Street, Preston or go to the DADA website http://www.darebinada.org/category/objections

  13. In Mascot NSW on “Redevelopment of the site...” at 200 Coward Street Mascot NSW 2020:

    Robert Aurisch commented

    Can you provide the traffic management plan for the area as the increase in traffic will pose gridlock

  14. In Leichhardt NSW on “Proposed Jump swim school” at 124 Marion Street Leichhardt NSW 2040:

    maria commented

    its a boutique swimming school with no more than 8 children per lesson.

  15. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Wendy Barratt commented

    I object to the building of another Mosque on the Belgrave Hallam Road, I live within a stones throw of the site, it is on a single road, on a bend near a T section, and a primary school. There is an animal hospital close by, the traffic is already very heavy and dangerous. I am offended and stressed by the council even considering ANOTHER Mosque within such a short time and so close to the other one. Do the council ever listen to their rate payers? I don't think so, they are very strict about subdivision and building laws but Muslims seem to have a bigger say. We will have to be more concerned about the people WE VOTE ON THE COUNCIL.

  16. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Neil commented

    I object to this application. We live in the new estate on Oaktree Rise less nearby and have a child in the Narre Nth primary. This affects us directly for the following reasons:

    1. Traffic. The new school was not allowed to front Belgrave-Narre road for traffic reasons... the location of this seems far worse. Is there an independent traffic study we can view? Please don't tell me the solution a is a set of traffic lights...

    2. Safety. The anti-Islamic comments raised in the objections matched with a new Christian School over the road doesn't give me a sense of community harmony... which is a key reason why we moved here in the first place. Are we going to end up in the middle of a conflict? I won't expose my kids to that kind of danger.

    3. Three schools on 3 corners with in 100 meters of each other? We are not in the middle of an overcrowded city... it's a small rural feel community. There are no new estates in planning... It makes no sense.

    4. The group there has shown a propensity to disrespect locals and the local law by meeting there illegally in the past. Can we trust them to be good, considerate citizens into the future?

    These are the decisions that cost counsellors their seats. They'd want to get this one right.

  17. In Roseville Chase NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 39 Babbage Road, Roseville Chase, NSW:

    Charles Bowen commented

    Jack Maher (above) sounds very much like planning consultant Mark Shanahan - quoted in the N. Shore Times 17 Feb. "Neighbours are stronger and children get a better appreciation of the diversity of the community when there is a variety of demographic groups present in the area". Here we see the planning consultant using weasel words to say that a boarding house will attract people of a lower socioeconomic status and he expects residents who have expended a small fortune to live in an area of higher socioeconomic families to accept the type of occupants that a boarding house will attract.
    Further "The proposal provides an additional housing option for local residents as their needs of financial circumstances change" REALLY ? Someone from Babbage Rd would consider living in a 17 bedroom boarding house! This guy is seriously deluded or a liar.

    A boarding house just doesn't fit in this street or in anywhere in this area, it will devalue adjoining properties and should not be approved.

  18. In Surrey Hills VIC on “Display of illuminated and...” at 1 / 140 - 148 Union Road Surrey Hills VIC 3127:

    R. O'Donnell commented

    A Heritage Overlay applies to Surrey Hills Village and rightly so - its unique character deserves protection from the garish red and yellow signage typically associated with LIQUORLAND.

    Unfortunately for local residents, no details have been made publicly available so we can only assume LIQUORLAND are seeking to replicate what they do elsewhere. This includes displaying "in your face" signage and multiple posters offering discounted liquor, targeting our youth (in particular) as they disembark the nearby buses and train station.

    Council needs to thoroughly examine every detail of this application because the interests of residents in maintaining visual amenity and the commercial interests of LIQUORLAND are definitely not aligned.

    At the very least, there should be restrictions on what signage is visible from Croydon road.

  19. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    m.croft commented

    I object to any mosque being built anywhere as long as christian churches are forbidden in iran /mecca.

  20. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Miss L Coomber commented

    I strongly object .
    1.Traffic
    2.eyesore
    3.house value decreasing
    4 .already one not far
    5. A massive diversion of the community.
    To many reasons to list .
    Please be considerate of our community and country and listen to what us as Australians want .

  21. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Bradley Walters commented

    With all the investigations happening with Islamic school's and funding why is this going ahead please no more they have 2 already!

  22. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Nicole Hawkins commented

    I object to another mosque being built in our area. I object to the additional noise and the additional traffic. I object to any commercial buildings going up in this area and I certainly object to another eyesore of a mosque in an area where they already have 2 very close nearby. Consult the people City of Casey, enough is enough!

  23. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Elaine Hilton commented

    I object to the proposed building of a mosque, Islamist school and community hub at 365-367 Belgrave - Hallam Road.
    The existing mosque on Belgrave-Hallam road causes an extreme increase in traffic and congestion, with cars illegally parked along the nature strip with a total disregard to neighbours. Road users are currently at risk when you have approximately 300 cars trying to leave the mosque at the same time.
    These problems would still exist at the new site, creating noise, congestion and disturbance to residents.
    Narre warren north is a semi rural residential area and should be kept as residential.
    The city of Casey is the fastest and largest growing municipality in Victoria if not Australia wide. There is already a housing shortage and this is set to continue, would these 22 acres not be better used to build residential homes?
    The land could be used to build a community that could be used, open to and appreciated by all Australian residents and not just a minority.

  24. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Fiona commented

    As a mother of a child that attends Narre Warren North Primary School and a local who uses Heatherton Road/Belgrave-Hallam Road all the time, I wish to object to this permit being approved.

    My objections stem primarily from the lack of adequate dual lane roads in the surrounding area which are already busy from through traffic most times of the day as well as causing great congestion for locals at peak times. Unless Heatherton Road/Belgrave-Hallam Road is duplicated at the very least, I think the planned construction with its planned entrance/exit onto Belgrave-Hallam Road near the A'Beckett Road intersection will tip the traffic problems into dangerous, untenable territory that not even installing new traffic lights will fix. It is my understanding the new P-12 school to be built at this intersection was not permitted to have its entrance/exit onto Belgrave-Hallam Road for these reasons - therefore I am opposed to the site across the road having the same access point. All other roads on the perimeter of the property are also busy single lane roads and therefore creating an access point anywhere will cause the same concerns and dangers.

    My secondary reason for opposing the planned constructions is that Narre Warren North is a semi-rural location, with the locals taking much pride in the unique mix of a modern society coupled with the embracing of its strong farming family history. That is one of the reasons why me and my family moved into the area - its strong sense of community and its spacious, non-bustling surroundings. It is my opinion that a large busy Mosque does not gel with the location's setting or history at all. If construction of this type needs to take place, a more suitable location out of the area needs to be found.

    Thank you for your consideration.

  25. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Erin ritter commented

    It's hard enough getting to my kids school now...and there's already a mosque near by....I don't think it's a good idea for our rural area or residents.. nor good for traffic congestion and certainly not needed ...

  26. In Coolum Beach QLD on “Showroom, Garden Centre and...” at 39 Barns Lane, Coolum Beach, QLD:

    Eleanor Caddick commented

    Coolum does not 'need' a Bunnings hardware store. There are two within a reasonable distance. This development does not fit in with the council's vision of being the most sustainable on the coast. The location would be more appropriately used to extend the national park further south, using the environment levy, which would then be much more attractive to visitors and locals and preserve the dwindling 'green' areas of the Sunshine Coast. Why stop there, council could buy the land all the way to Mt Coolum and provide the locals and visitors with more recreational areas, walking/ biking tracks that serve the community and preserve the environment whilst attracting visitors to spend their money in Coolum to improve the local economy.

  27. In Surrey Hills VIC on “Display of illuminated and...” at 1 / 140 - 148 Union Road Surrey Hills VIC 3127:

    Alan & Pamela Thomas wrote to local councillor Jane Addis

    It is hard to find all the details of the signage planned, however looking at existing Liquorland stores (which we presume the signage is for), would be totally unacceptable in this area. This shopping strip is known for it's "village" atmosphere and low key shop fronts. The proposed signage would be totally out of character and would dominate this lovely area which we hope to preserve.

    Photo of Jane Addis
    Jane Addis local councillor for Boroondara City Council
    replied to Alan & Pamela Thomas

    Hello Alan and Pamela
    Please contact me if you would like to discuss further.
    regards

    Description: colvert.jpgJane Addis
    Councillor Maling Ward

    City of Boroondara
    8 Inglesby Rd, Camberwell, Victoria, 3124
    Telephone: (03) 9835 7845 | Fax: (03) 9278 4466
    Email: Jane.Addis@boroondara.vic.gov.au
    Web: www.boroondara.vic.gov.au

    Integrity I Collaboration I Accountability I Innovation I Respect

  28. In Ryde NSW on “Construction of an...” at 101 Church St, Ryde, NSW Australia:

    Margaret Taylor commented

    I am concerned about the development of 2 junction st Ryde .
    That house was built before 1900 and should be protected.
    My husband and I renovated the house in 1990 to the style of an Australian colonial house - which it is . The man who used to live in 6 Junction st was born in the house and told us when it was built and that his parents owned many blocks of land as a small farm . The house at 2 junction st called Belvedere was their home. It would be wrong to tear down this piece of Ryde's history .

  29. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Vicki scott commented

    I object to the propsed planning permit for a mosque. The noise and pollution is already bad enough in this area and there is already a mosque in the area. You are doing your current residents an absolute injustice if you grant this permit.
    I would object to any building that would create a mass influx of people at any one time. I moved to the area for its peace and quiet. House prices would significantly be reduced if this permit would go ahead. That's not fair for hard working citizens.

  30. In Narre Warren North VIC on “Use and Development of a...” at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North, VIC:

    Darren Kitchen commented

    I object to a Mosque operating from 365-367 Belgrave Hallam Road :
    Firstly the Mosque and Church at the other end if Belgrave Hallam road have caused and continue to cause traffic issues as when you turn right at lights into Belgrave Hallam Rd I have had cars exit out if their drives directly in front of traffic, also cars parked on both sides of road on nature strips and it is congested and a traffic hazard. The same would occur for this new mosque which us situated directly down from intersection of Hilton Court and cause further noise, traffic congestion in a RESIDENTIAL area not COMMERCIAL! They already illegally tried to operate a mosque and gathering when they first bought the property and there was a stream of cars exiting the property on to Belgrave Hallam Rd until residents reported this activity to the Council and it was ceased as a mosque.
    I strongly object to any activity other than the purpose of residential in our lovely rural area whereby the residents have invested in owning homes. There is another big mosque in Lysterfield as well which is 6km away how many mosques do you require? Already you have Lysterfield and Hallam within 11km of each other these places are aesthetically an eyesore and do not fit in with the surrounding architecture.

    it is common knowledge that the People who use the mosque will not integrate into our society and this adds further to stress in the area and surrounding areas plus noise problems from 5 times a day prayers/meetings, anti social behaviour and traffic as already seen in Hallam. Why were council trying to sneak this in under our noses? Learn from Europe before it is too late this Islamic enclave will cause further division and trouble in the future.

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