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  1. In Saint Peters NSW on “M5 East - New multi lane...” at M5 East Motorway between King Georges Road, Beverly Hills and St Peters, , NSW:

    sue commented

    This development will adversely effect nearly everyone in our local community.
    Unfiltered exhaust stacks near schools, parking restrictions and constant construction noise & dust will make life nearby hell.
    I think it's a lot to sacrifice for a few minutes off the commute time for the few that will be willing to pay the hefty tolls.
    All in all I would say poorly planned, so far poorly executed & seriously lacking in vision

  2. In Lilyfield NSW on “Orange Grove Hotel - Change...” at 311 Balmain Rd, Leichhardt 2040:

    Smita Agarwal commented

    Hi there, please send more information on this as i would like to know what new boundaries are they proposing? Kind regards, Smita

  3. In Reservoir VIC on “Construct a medium density...” at 89 Crookston Road Reservoir VIC 3073:

    Jenni Sanders commented

    How many more medium density developments are you going to approve for Crookston Road? We purchased our house because the street was mainly free standing houses with owner occupied families & couples. Over the last 7 years the number of properties that you have approved for development is significant. The majority of these properties only allow a single car park for each dwelling, however the reality is that most of these dwellings have multiple cars and the additional car is parked on the street. Also we have noticed that because these dwellings are small to fit maximum numbers on the blocks, they lack storage space, so the garage ends up becoming a storage unit and the 2nd car also ends up parked on the street. The result of this is a dangerous traffic congested street with cars parked both sides which reduces the space for through traffic and has caused many cases of parked cars being damaged by the council trucks and traffic driving through the narrow space between the parked cars. I have also lost count of the number of times my driveway is blocked by inconsiderate neighbours parking across my driveway because there is no space on the street. It is time to stop the continuous development as the infrastructure is not designed to cope with it.

  4. In Redland Bay QLD on “Standard Format - 1 into 2...” at 23 Wilson Esplanade, Redland Bay, QLD:

    Gemma Lennon commented

    I am not at all in any sort of agreeance with this type of block splitting along this section of wilson esplanade redland bay. I also have found it has already happenned beside me at 29 wilson esplanade. I bought (over 10 years ago) and built my house at 31 wilson esplanade, bought the larger block as I did not wish to buy a small lot or live in a small lot zone. I do not think this is something that suits the street, where there is larger homes on nice large block with plenty of space surrounding them, and I do not think that the owners of the homes next to a small lot where the house can be built within a metre of their boundary are going to be happy either. To me it is not about how it will effect my property but how it will effect my lifestyle. I am at present writing a letter to the council regarding this happening next to me. I will be advising the neighbour of the block 23 of this application today.

  5. In Reservoir VIC on “A medium density housing...” at 4 McFadzean Avenue Reservoir VIC 3073:

    Jenni Sanders commented

    If developers want to build unwanted over developed sites, they should have to provide all the relevant parking. No reductions in required parking places as this only forces cars onto the streets which are already overcrowded. In reality all new builds should have to have two car parks per dwelling as most couples & families have two cars not one. Enforce the minimum number of required car parks, no reductions!

  6. In Saint Peters NSW on “M5 East - New multi lane...” at M5 East Motorway between King Georges Road, Beverly Hills and St Peters, , NSW:

    Jacinta O'Brien commented

    Never in all my days have I seen such a poorly thought out plan for a road. It's not a small road either so the changes in air quality will be significant. Are their clauses in the contract for compensation when people start to get sick?

    The proposed M5 roads end at awkward junctions, one way streets that are already busy, lead into school zones which can only cause danger to students and add to conjestion.

    In all seriousness this an appalling design and significant waste of taxer payers money which will only cause detriment to the health, wellbeing and lifestyle of the residents whose homes were not forcibly acquired. Residents clearly oppose it so why force it on us?!

  7. In Saint Peters NSW on “M5 East - New multi lane...” at M5 East Motorway between King Georges Road, Beverly Hills and St Peters, , NSW:

    Nicky Barry commented

    I strongly object this proposal. Sydney needs better public transport not more roads. More roads = more cars and more congestion somewhere. This M5 extension and the proposed Westconex seams to be trying to be worked out as it progresses. Sounds like the whole thing is I'll worked out and poorly planned.

  8. In Saint Peters NSW on “M5 East - New multi lane...” at M5 East Motorway between King Georges Road, Beverly Hills and St Peters, , NSW:

    Joe Ortenzi commented

    I strongly object to the new M5. It will not achieve its stated aims. It has not been compared against public and active transport solutions that will better serve the public.

    We need more public transport and for jobs and industry to be distributed across greater Sydney to reduce the need for people to commute into the city centre from suburbs an hour away.

    The M5 extension needs to be stopped, and a business case put forward BEFORE a solution is started. Many high quality transport solutions have been put forward, in far more populated cities than Sydney, that don't put so many eggs in a car-centric solution. There are hundreds of great ideas suggested by non-partisan experts we should have considered first.

    This motorway, aside form decimating the neighbourhoods it seeks to support, has a very poor return on investment and will cause more problems than it purports to resolve.

  9. In Saint Peters NSW on “M5 East - New multi lane...” at M5 East Motorway between King Georges Road, Beverly Hills and St Peters, , NSW:

    Jasmine Andrews commented

    This development is inappropriate and will destroy the character and amenity of our local community. We need more public transport and for jobs and industry to be distributed across greater Sydney to reduce the need for people to commute into the city centre from suburbs an hour away. The more this goes on, the fewer businesses will be left in the inner region of Sydney anyway - it's going to be all highways and apartment towers.

  10. In Brunswick East VIC on “Construction of a five...” at 443-445 Lygon Street, Brunswick East VIC 3057:

    Rhonda Bavington commented

    You cannot add more residential buildings around retail and hospitality venues and then reduce available parking bays. This not only causes more pressure on the existing residents but also makes it difficult for the businesses to attract customers from outside the area without accessible parking. The traffic on Lygon street will be more and more congested and the area choked with more and more cars on the street.

  11. In Saint Peters NSW on “M5 East - New multi lane...” at M5 East Motorway between King Georges Road, Beverly Hills and St Peters, , NSW:

    Vincent Bardet commented

    I'm a resident of the 125 Euston Road, at the intersection of Sydney Park Road and Euston Road where your project plan to widen the road from four to seven lanes coming as close as two metres from our bedrooms windows. I would like to know - based on your environmental study - how soon we will have a car landing in our three-year-old twins' bedroom.

    Aside from the fact that the Westconnex project is a pure political idiocy which is based on a flawed business case, urbanism ideas from the 1970s and a waste of AU$15bn which could be better used to sort the Sydney road congestion issues with a proper public transport plan, the widening of Euston Road is dangerous for the residents of the 125 and 95. We can't wait for the first fatality to get an acknowledgement that this shouldn't have been done in the first place.

    I dont see how the widening of Euston Road will solve any congestion issues as it only pushes the bottle neck 500 metres further up the road to the intersection of Euston and Maddox where the road goes back to four lanes. What difference does it make? It only creates a nightmare for the families living there.

    If your project really has the support of the majority of Sydney councils and Westconnex goes ahead, then, rather than widening Euston Road, why don't you use Bourke Road (which doesn't have any residential developments) and connect directly with Botany Road and the M1?

  12. In Saint Peters NSW on “M5 East - New multi lane...” at M5 East Motorway between King Georges Road, Beverly Hills and St Peters, , NSW:

    Jen Barnett commented

    NO. This motorway is against community wishes and makes no sense for the future well-being of Sydney. Better public transport is what is required. No intelligent city in the world thinks more roads bringing more cars into its centre is the answer. BUILD LIGHT RAIL INSTEAD.

  13. In Cremorne VIC on “Buildings & works, change...” at 2 Gough St Cremorne VIC 3121:

    Roger Daily commented

    Stop this incessant reduction in car parking! It is fanciful to think that people don't need or won't have cars in these developments. Residents are already stretched for parking throughout the municipality and yet foolishly more and more developments are approved without sufficient parking. Stop this madness before the suburb is ruined and make developers provide parking for each apartment. If they don't have enough room then scale the development back!

  14. In Saint Peters NSW on “M5 East - New multi lane...” at M5 East Motorway between King Georges Road, Beverly Hills and St Peters, , NSW:

    Andrew Chuter commented

    I strongly object to the new M5. It will not achieve its stated aims. It has not been compared against public and active transport solutions that will better serve the public.

  15. In Kew VIC on “Construction of 16...” at 37 Derby Street Kew VIC 3101:

    Phillip Green commented

    I am a homeowner and resident of Derby Street Kew and consider the proposal for development of 37 Derby street Kew is an inappropriate development for our residential street.

    This proposal is not in line with The City of Boroondara Planning Scheme and Neighbourhood Character Precinct Statements:
    ‘Ensuring new developments and additions respect the predominant scale and form of buildings in the street scape’
    ‘Ensuring design that integrates with the heritage style of the precinct’

    I believe that this development harms Derby Street, and will cause increased traffic and parking problems.

    We live in a suburb that needs to preserve homes of such character and a Victorian period home circa 1890 should be retained.

    I urge the council to consider the residents views and reject this proposal.

  16. In Saint Ives NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 166-172 Mona Vale Road, St Ives, NSW:

    Jeff foxman commented

    Why would you spend money on parking meters this isn't the eastern suburbs .
    Why make people spending money in the centre be on a time line to move their car build a multi level car park to cater for the amount of cars and encourage people to come and spend money in the centre I'm sure the centre can afford to fund this .

  17. In Brunswick East VIC on “Application for Planning...” at 111-149 Nicholson Street Carlton VIC 3053:

    Ian McGinley commented

    Isn't this meant to be Brunswick East, not Carlton, and City of Moreland not Melbourne City Council?

    Are the neighbours appropriately notified?

  18. In Berrinba QLD on “Operational Works -...” at 418 Wembley Road Berrinba QLD 4117:

    Julie Bailey commented

    LEAVE the trees alone ..... the area is looking like a wasteland. The birds and animals need the shade. Sick and tired of all the industrial buildings along the road that was once a lovely wooded area with lots of native wild life. Shame on you all for turning our area into another factory filled area. :(

  19. In Brunswick East VIC on “Application for Planning...” at 111-149 Nicholson Street Carlton VIC 3053:

    Rod commented

    This application appears to relate to a Nicholson Street address in Carlton, rather than the site shown on the map which is in Brunswick East. It has also been linked as an alert for the East Brunswick locality (so is probably not alerting the actual neighbours).

  20. In Saint Ives NSW on “Installation and operation...” at 166-172 Mona Vale Road, St Ives, NSW:

    Kevin Chenney commented

    I agree with those who state that this is purely an attempt to take advantage of the shopping village weaknesses. The centre is desperately in need of enlargement. The parking is terrible, the roads around the entrances appalling, and the guards standing at the entries would barely be able to stop workers parking there. Time is up for a major overhaul, knock down and rebuild. Sadly if this was to happen, those shops made to renovate after having the centre management put pressure on them to do so, will see their money gone down the drain.

  21. In Ryde NSW on “Additional storey to an...” at 115-117 Church Street & 13-15 Porter Street, Ryde:

    Kim commented

    This application must not be approved. Additional storey is only good for developer not residents

  22. In Beaconsfield NSW on “Use of the footway on...” at 446 Botany Road Beaconsfield NSW 2015:

    Julia Moran commented

    I wish to complain about any further intrusion from this application. There is already a gym on the premises which has made it impossible for the residents to park here 7 days and nights a week, they have commissioned Graffiti on the outside wall which has encouraged Graffiti by unknown people all over the neighbourhood which was practically graffiti free, They already have tables, chairs, boxes etc., for people to sit outside and have had ever since they have been there and they have carpeted the public laneway that is was always used by residents and sometimes even their pets who now feel intimidated to walk past tables full of people. The Council has just approved yet another Restaurant at 428 Botany Road, which will clog up this beautiful area of Beaconsfield even more. It is just not fair to the residents of this once lovely area where you have to sit in your car for up to an hour waiting for someone to leave so you can get a park. I begged the Council not to let all these new Gyms in, but they took absolutely no notice, it was suggested that people would arrive by Train and Bus. This is not true, they don't. I have lived here happily for more than 30 years up until they let all these Gyms and Cafes in. I really don't think the Council cares about Beaconsfield at all

  23. In East Lindfield NSW on “Child care - change of use...” at 125 Tryon Road, East Lindfield, NSW:

    Elizabeth Hamilton commented

    I wish to oppose this Childcare Development Application due to the unsuitability of the location in the middle of a residential area, creating added traffic congestion to an already busy Tryon Road especially and school pickup and drop off times along with a serious noise issue.

    Whilst I am not immediately affected, although there will be increased traffic in my street of Loombah ave due to parents not being able to turn right directly into the centre, I really don't think it is fair to surrounding residents to be subjected to 36 screaming children 10hrs a day when we bought into the area paying enjoying the peace and serenity of our leafy suburb.

    By approving this development here it sets the precedent for Childcare centres to be springing up everywhere. Being home full time I certainly wouldn't want one approved next door to me.

  24. In Dee Why NSW on “<Insert details>” at 65 Pacific Parade, Dee Why NSW 2099:

    B. Thatcher commented

    The building size/bulk is too big for the site. Western facing balconies reduce privacy and visual amenity to 61 Pacific pde. Existing parking issues on the street will be made worse. Substantial excavation into rock will likely damage the trees that are supposed to remain and provide screen to the west. I can't see that the issues of the previous application have been addressed short of submitting flashier plans.

  25. In Rosebery NSW on “Use of Shop 2 on ground...” at 755-759 Botany Road Rosebery NSW 2018:

    shawn davis commented

    I am amazed thast this application is still going ahead! Police, Council and Residents are all against this store. We have all being mislead by Woolworths, Trafic will come to a standstill on Botany Rd, there are 5 liquor warehouses in 5 km around their proposed site.
    3 times this application has been denied, why are they allowed to proceed without a relevant DA?
    It smells of corruption and is totally against the "city of villages" image Clover says she wants for the city.
    listen to the residents.
    Shawn Davis

  26. In Kew VIC on “Construction of 16...” at 37 Derby Street Kew VIC 3101:

    Susan Hill commented

    To Boroondara City Council

    As a resident of Derby Street,I wish to state my strong objection to the proposed demolition of the gracious period house at 37 Derby Street and the building of 16 apartments. I have lived here for over 25 years and the over development, especially the top end of Derby Street has dismayed me. Derby Street has become one of the busiest streets in Kew and despite speed humps etc is a major "rat run" from High Street to the Eastern Freeway.
    The proposed construction of a third apartment building alongside the two existing apartment buildings coupled with the demolition of the beautiful period home and garden at No 37 will change the character and amenity of the street forever.
    The volume of traffic is already unacceptable and will become far worse as will the already existing parking problems.

    I have not made a donation to a Councillor or Council employee

  27. In Redland Bay QLD on “Goal Post” at 6 Lanyard Place, Redland Bay, QLD:

    Jane Townsend commented

    Just wanted to confirm is this a goal post going in at the park? Or at a residential address? Is it a soccer goal?

  28. In Leichhardt NSW on “Staged DA for concept plan...” at 141 Allen Street Leichhardt NSW 2040:

    Skip commented

    The development is ill conceived and should be rejected on the following grounds;

    1. The traffic report supporting the development is based on a narrow analysis of traffic demand outside of peak hours.

    2. There is insufficient parking for the number of potential residents in the development resulting in loss of amenity for local residents.

    3. The bulk and form of the development is significantly out of character with the surrounding environment.

    4. The development was not considered in the planning for the light rail extension. The light rail extension is overcrowded in the peak morning period and adding some 300 people to those services will prevent downstream residents from accessing public transport.

    5. Council has sought and accepted a multi million dollar 'developer contribution'. This was objected to previously without any response from Council. Why are they not addressing questions with respect to the conflict of interest

    6. There is insufficient solar access for to many of the units

    7. The industrial heritage and employment opportunities of the site will be compromised

  29. In Rosebery NSW on “Use of Shop 2 on ground...” at 755-759 Botany Road Rosebery NSW 2018:

    Peter Lane commented

    As Dan Murphy's is trying to get into shop 1 by going around not putting a propper DA in there is no room in this complex for another business. The traffic will be at a standstill. Even more signage, you have to be kidding. Vote no against this application.

  30. In Newtown NSW on “To install an advertising...” at 189-197 Edgeware Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Jennifer Killen commented

    The purpose of a bus shelter is to give shelter to those waiting for the bus. It is a public service and should not be used to benefit any business. Too much of our streetscape is polluted with advertising. No need for any more.
    I live just around the corner and do not need to see more advertisements every time I use Edgeware Road. There are already large advertising structures nearby. To quote Ogden Nash "I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Indeed unless the billboards fall, I'll never see the trees at all."

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