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

    Nicole Meister commented

    I hereby wish to OBJECT to the Permit application (PINA00679/14) proposing a Mosque and Islamic School in Narre Warren North due to the following:

    Narre Warren North is a Low Residential Zone, not suitable or equipped for high numbers of people. The land is rural and not suitable for a mosque or residential precinct.

    All current buildings/dwellings in the area, work with the landscape and foothills of the Dandenongs (Foothills Landscape Study) and the size and typical facade of the planned mosque will destroy and go against the beautiful landscape.

    The proposed land area is in a Green wedge Zone.

    Local infrastructure in the proposed area is already under strain, particularly at Lysterfield Lake which is in the same vicinity.

    Traffic within the area and surrounds is already terribly congested, particularly in the peak hour periods, including Heatherton and Wellington Roads. Especially if there are traffic issues on the Monash Freeway which are frequent.

    The population of Islamic faith in the area is minimal and in fact a minority, so I don't understand the need for another mosque less than 5KM away from the current mosque in Narre Warren North (135-137 Belgrave Hallam Road).

    Creating a hub of this size for any one culture in Narre Warren North will create a drastic change in the area and I believe will have social ramifications within Casey.

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

    Nerida Beable commented

    I strongly object to a mosque and school being built at 365-367 Belgrave Hallam road Narre Warre North. The Casey Foothills must be protected as a rural Green Wedge area, not turned in to busy commercial city . There is already a building a few Ks away they can use.

  3. In Castle Hill NSW on “Expansion of Knightsbridge...” at Knightsbridge Shopping Centre, 159 Ridgecrop Drive, Castle Hill NSW 2154:

    John commented

    The links from this site don't work so you have to search for it on the Hills website.
    Here are the details for this application:
    https://epathway.thehills.nsw.gov.au/ePathway/Production/Web/GeneralEnquiry/EnquiryDetailView.aspx?Id=847305

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

    Debbie Buckley commented

    I object to a Mosque operating from 365-367 Belgrave Hallam Road :
    Traffic is already too congested during peak time on Heatherton Rd and Belgrave Hallam rd without additional traffic. It already takes 10-15 mins during peak hr just to exit the NARRE Warren North area. Traffic and noise will be a major problem.
    I just moved into the area which myself and my husband dreamed of for the past 10 years. I fear our premium quiet rural small town aspect and wildlife will be destroyed. If this happens we won't be staying for long.

    I strongly object the the developement of a Mosque and school.

  5. In Rose Bay TAS on “1 lot subdivision” at 18 Swinton Place, Rose Bay, TAS:

    Jason Followes commented

    Servicing of sewer as shown will require removal of boundary fencing, and remaking part of the driveway of 70 East Derwent Highway to leave a scar. Servicing via the southern side of the site adjacent the proposed stormwater is a viable option and possibly a more efficient approach in terms of 2 connections one trench and works contained within the developer’s property. This option appears as though it will still allow gravity sewer drainage to the building envelope under the current planning schemes setbacks.

    Stormwater overland flow for a 100 year event appears not to be considered in the current proposal as per the planning scheme E.7.7.1 Stormwater Drainage and Disposal Clause A4, as there does not seem to be a clear path for overflow indicated on the plans. As this site is currently vegetated, the stormwater runoff characteristics will be altered with hardstand landscaping and building works, and this should be considered. Without works on the site, the low point in the proposed new lot in its north west corner, will drain overland flow through the neighbouring land’s shed and backyard in a concentrated manner. A safe solution should be proposed by the developer.

  6. In Castle Hill NSW on “Expansion of Knightsbridge...” at Knightsbridge Shopping Centre, 159 Ridgecrop Drive, Castle Hill NSW 2154:

    Marga Callus commented

    We are unable to find the development proposal to view and comment on. Tried all the fields on your web site. No success. I live across the road from the shopping centre so I am very interested to see the proposal. Application number 1227/2016/HA. Please advise.

  7. In Mosman NSW on “Development Application -...” at 3/44 Stanton Road, Mosman, NSW:

    Chris Finnie commented

    note that yesterday tree felling commenced on this property to large healthy tree in back yard, and i cannot understand how this is necessary for an extension of a terrace. Perhaps there is another reason and I hope this can be clarified ASAP

  8. In Strathfield NSW on “A Section 96(8)...” at 50 Noble Avenue, Strathfield, NSW, Australia:

    Tonia Kisliakov commented

    Once again greedy developers and council planning are spoiling residential areas
    Residential areas do not need units. This spoils the area and units should not be built.
    The environment should be kept as is. Strathfield is already overbuilt and nobody needs more units.

  9. In Strathfield NSW on “A Section 96(8)...” at 36 Noble Avenue, Strathfield, NSW, Australia:

    Tonia Kisliakov commented

    I strongly oppose building 3 storey apartment blocks in a residential area. This would impact on the environment and create a traffic hazard. Car parking is scarce already. Keep these apartments in the city zoning, not residential. It would spoil the area and people will move away. Greedy developers and council should be controlled from abusing the residential areas and life there Strathfield is already overbuilt and looking as ugly as is Burwood

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

    Shane Richardson commented

    I object to the mosque as it increase traffic problems, be visually intrusive, the operating hours would be disruptive. A building of this kind is unsuitable for a quiet residential area. Also, Mosques "call to prayer" is done at numerous times per day on loud speaker causing further intrusion to local residents.

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

    N paterson commented

    So strongly agree to michelle benders comment

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

    Phillip Dalton commented

    I object to a mosque being built at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road.

    The existence of another nearby mosque (Hallam Mosque) at the corner of Belgrave-Hallam Rd and Hallam North Road (131-133 Belgrave-Hallam Road) and the fact that Narre Warren North is a Low Residential Zone is an overcompensation to meet the needs of the community in the Narre Warren North area, and will put unnecessary strain on the residents of Narre Warren North (i.e. traffic problems, congestion, etc.)

    The lack of rigid infrastructure (i.e. sufficient lanes of traffic) surrounding the premises will exacerbate the massive influx of (allegedly, likely much more than) 1500 people moving to and from the premises on a regular basis. Even in Stage One of the production, approximately 500 people are 'envisaged' to be accommodated for, and upon consideration of the logistical strain seen at Hallam Mosque (131-133 Belgrave Hallam Road) I would expect a similar strain to be seen at the proposed Mosque.

    The council has already had to take action in the streets surrounding the Hallam Mosque due to patrons of the mosque creating extreme congestion by parking either side of the streets (which was illegal), and rectified this situation by erecting 'No Park Zones' for the hours the mosque is busiest (11am-3pm Friday).

    As such, upon consideration of the history of the Hallam Mosque, and the potential for the proposed mosque to put unnecessary strain on residents surrounding the area of the proposed mosque, I object to the building of a mosque at 365-367 Belgrave-Hallam Road.

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

    Leonie Gatt commented

    I object another mosque being built 365-367 Belgrave Hallam Road, due to the fact there is already a mosque further down the road. And the traffic going in and comimg out is crazy.The congestion, noise and lowering of property values is a concern to me.

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

    Adam Roth 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 in a RESIDENTIAL area not COMMERCIAL! They alteady 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 to the Council I strongly object to this area being used as ANYTHING but a residential area for the resident that have invested and made homes for themselves and their families.
    I have no problems with Muslims moving in.
    Is theyre using it for residential purposes I don't care what race colour or religion they are.This is something that you know most Australians would be against, much less the residents of the area.
    So for this to be even be considered you have to ask questions regarding corruption.
    Are they that confident that the muslim votes will keep them in power..
    Or do they know something we don't?
    I'm not accusing anybody of anything.
    I just think that it's amazing that you would even consider putting something in an area where the people in that area clearly do not want it.
    The people that are not complaining are doing so out of complacency. Do not mistake that as support.
    Plus you seem to have done a really good job of keeping this quiet as if you knew there would be an uproar.

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

    Jason Wallace commented

    I strongly object to this proposal of another mosque in Narre Warren. There is already a mosque in Narre Warren North. The new mosque is advertised as the biggest one in Melbourne and this is unacceptable for this area and a resident of Narre Warren. I do not want the increased traffic and the sight of a mosque near the nice country area and near Lysterfield lake. It will de value the area for current residents near by and greatly impact them.

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

    Georgia Fraser commented

    Application Reference no. PINA00679/14

    I hereby wish to OBJECT to the Permit application and proposal for a Mosque and Islamic School in Narre Warren North Due to the following:

    Narre Warren North is a Low Residential Zone, not suitable or equipped for high Masses of people. The land is rural and not suitable for a mosque or residential precinct.

    I believe it will destroy and go against the beautiful landscape and the Foothills of the Dandenongs (Foothills Landscape Study)

    Traffic in the area and surrounding areas is already banked up especially in the mornings and afternoons. Both Wellington and Heatherton Roads.

    There is already a school planned over the road on the corner of Abeckett Rd and Belgrave Hallam Road for about 1,000 students from years prep to 12. Existing is the Narre Warren North primary School. Why do we need another school that we do not have the infrastructure and roads to cope with this traffic.

    There is no transparency regarding this application, no on informed the locals of the proposal, which has been going on since 2013 when the land was purchased. It has all been kept very secretly, and I found out about this only two days ago.

    There already is well over patronage and parking issues at Lysterfield Lake which is in the same vicinity.

    The proposed land area is in an already in a Green wedge Zone.
    Creating Muslim Hub in Narre Warren North will create a drastic change in the area and I believe will compromise the already beautiful environment surrounding us. This will also devalue the area and the local homeowners properties.

    The Population of Islamic Faith in the area is minimal and in fact a Minority so I’m not sure why the need for another Mosque as there already has one not 5KM away in Narre Warren North (135-137 Belgrave Hallam Road. Based on the census report in 2011, of 25,882 population in Narre Warren, 5.6% were from Islam. The current Mosque called “Hallam Mosque”, which is also in Narre Warren North, can house up to 270 people.

    The prayer timetable for the Hallam Mosque is 5 prayers per day, the first beginning at sunrise, and the last at approx. 10.50pm. I have concerns with the noise and traffic.

    The Hallam mosque houses 270 people, and a recent application to increase the number to 385 was rejected by council. It is reported that the numbers at the mosque were already significantly higher than the approved 270. This is my concern that the traffic is already a problem at the Hallam Mosque, and the new proposed site is for 470 plus 135 staff (that is provided that the numbers do not go higher than this).

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

    Lucas Walker commented

    Mosques do not promote integration into Australian culture. We all love Australian culture and that is why we are here. Please keep Australian culture alive and Australia the way it should be.

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

    lens commented

    I object, i believe it will derail people from wanting to live in this family friendly community.

  19. In Waratah NSW on “Modification:  Change to fl...” at 16 Oxley Road Waratah, NSW:

    Kathryn Lambkin commented

    Unfortunately I was not able to write a submission regarding this development during the required timeframe as I was a new resident and unaware of the issues I am about to discuss.

    There's nothing wrong with the development. However, the strata property in which I reside, at 12 Oxley Rd, next door, has a problem with an illegal width driveway, barely wide enough for a car to fit down. Many residents have scratched their vehicles multiple times trying to use the driveway.

    We would appreciate if the owners of #16 would consider, in the process of their development, lowering the height of the section of their driveway that is next to our building, to level with our driveway, so we could utilise part of it as an easement to resolve our issue.
    We may even be able to raise our driveway if that is considered more appropriate, although that would result in it being above floor level in the adjoining building, which could cause a drainage problem.

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

    Tony Riccioni commented

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I object to this development, regardless of the purpose of the building. Belgrave Hallam road is a single carriageway which has make shift drains that can be best described as ditches. As such additional traffic on this road is simply dangerous. For those of us that live locally, we have seen the traffic problems caused by the two other churches. The turning lanes that were added are simply insufficient with my self having a number of near misses as a result of backed up traffic clogging the road (back to Hallam North Rd) as cars are waiting to enter the sites.
    For those of us that chose to live in Narrewarren North , we did so because of the attraction of living on a larger block with reduced traffic in relative safety and low noise levels.
    Choosing to live here also comes at a cost. Land and houses are expensive and as rate payers, I'm sure the residence of Narrewarren North pay a premium to the Casey Council in annual rates for which I might add we have very ordinary roads, and hardly any foot paths.
    I moved here in 2009 from a medium density area because of the sparseness of the suburb and that the main community and business hubs were well away from where I live.
    The development of this site whether it be a pool , community centre , small shopping precinct catholic church or mosque is not aligned with the area nor with those of us that chose to live here for very specific reasons and life style .

    What benefit does this development provide the localised community in Narrewarren North . None. How many of us will actually be using the mosque ? .The over whelming majority of those that will, do not live in this suburb or in close proximity to the Mosque. There will be significant increase in traffic from Endeavour hills and Hallam, as cars coming in from Heatherton Rd, Hallam Rd North and Narrewarren North Rd all converge on to Belgrave Hallam rd. The heaviest congestion will be traffic heading west on Belgrave Hallam Rd trying to turn right in to the premises while traffic heading east on the same road is turning left in to the same premises. A repeat of what is happening at the western end of Belgrave Hallam Rd

    Finally we already have a church and mosque on Belgrave Hallam Rd. I do not understand why there is a need to build another mosque just 2 KM up the road. This simply doesn't make in practical sense. Not even McDonalds builds their restaurants that close to each other and they are everywhere.

    As I have already mentioned the Council must take into consideration the reasons why we chose to live here, why they must preserve what is unique about the area. As local rate payers, you must deliver what we want and understand that we will not benefit both directly nor indirectly from the mosque as the vast majority of worshipers do not live here.

    The mosque should be built in the suburb that has the specific demographic that will use the facility , not where the majority of the demographic will not use it and will only be inconvenienced. You, Casey council need ensure that the life style so many of us worked hard to achieve and continue to pay a premium for, is preserved.

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

    Greg Bromage commented

    I object to the building of this mosque on grounds of noise and traffic build up in unacceptable times and location

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

    Khris commented

    I object to this! This is Australia! We do not carry these customs and we do not make room for those who do not respect or try to "Un-Australianise" Australia. Don't build what they are running away from, in Australia. Keep Australia, Australian

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

    Kristy commented

    I strongly object to the proposed mosque being built in Narre Warren North. It will cause increased traffic, spoil and devalue the area. This has already happened on Belgrave- Hallam Rd.

  24. In Buderim QLD on “31 King St BUDERIM -...” at 29-31 King St, Buderim, QLD:

    John commented

    Helen is right. Buderim badly needs some urgent attention to the through-traffic arrangements before any further developments of this kind are allowed.

  25. In Buderim QLD on “31 King St BUDERIM -...” at 29-31 King St, Buderim, QLD:

    Bernie Treston commented

    cramming 10 families into new units replacing one dwelling is a retrograde step.
    The street already is suffering the effects of developments such as the child care centre which is coming on line, and with the traffic problems associated with the medical centre and surrounds this is not a suitable development.

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

    Robyn Darmadi commented

    OBJECTION,! I have grandchildren who at the present time have the safety and security of being able to walk home from school with friends, the traffic in the area is going to increase a huge amount especially at times of prayer, I believe 3pm is one of the most popular prayer times.
    People have paid a Premium to live in the lovely Green Belt area but with another place of prayer and such a busy one at that, this will change and devalue properties in the area.
    Please Council consider very carefully your Rate Payers point of view they are your main concern not those who do not reside in the area.

  27. In Buderim QLD on “31 King St BUDERIM -...” at 29-31 King St, Buderim, QLD:

    Helen Treston commented

    I use King St twice a day and already am frustrated by the traffic snarls along that part of the road as well as the other main artery roads of Buderim. I would not like to see any more units in that part of Buderim or any more that feed onto the main roads.

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

    Carlyn commented

    I strongly OBJECT to another mosque being built 365-367 Belgrave Hallam Road, due to several reasons and one being the fact there is already a mosque further down the road. The traffic congestion, noise and lowering of property values are all of major concern to us. This land is also semi-rural and the proposed buildings would be an eyesore in the middle of this lovely area.
    We have been residents of Narre Warren for over 20 years and own two residential properties in the area. If this proposal goes ahead we will seriously consider moving out of the area.
    A social impact study should definitely be undertaken before this proposal is granted.
    Europe are trying to close down a number of mosques due to recent events, shouldn't we be more proactive rather than having to be reactive down the track and protect Auatralia's way of life and our culture.

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

    Russell Gray, Barton Street wrote to local councillor Phillip Healey

    I have just created an objection to the Council using their online form against these signs.

    Delivered to local councillor Phillip Healey. They are yet to respond.

  30. In Leichhardt NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 9 Moore Street Leichhardt NSW 2040:

    Leonard Thorne commented

    Hello
    I want to clarify the costs of 11 Moore Street, Greg Smith wants me to pay for half the adjoining fence, I am confused about this.
    He is suppose to construct a a temporary fence himself.
    I can send you the contract he wanted me to sign, I have said no.
    What is my liability?

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