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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:

    Shane Clayton 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.

  2. In Erskineville NSW on “Use public footway on...” at 93 Erskineville Road Erskineville NSW 2043:

    Luke Bacon commented

    The proposed seating is for the Erskineville Rd side of the building in the photo and diagram at the Council’s website (use the 'read more information' link).

    View the photo here: https://cdn.online.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/dasearch/onexhibition/1239537-6749604.PDF

    View the diagram here:
    https://cdn.online.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/dasearch/onexhibition/1239537-6703316.PDF

    Hive Bar is a great local establishment. As with Maggie’s Thai, the Thai restaurant over the street, the Rose, and the Erko, it's great to see locals hangout on on the street in the day or evening. Erskineville Rd has lovely wide footpaths to accomodate this.

    I think this application should be approved.

    As zio ledeux says in their comment, the Erko Rd/George St corner does actually have a safety issue with the visibility of pedestrians to drives who are watching for other vehicles. I'm not sure what the solution is there, but I do feel like preference should be given to people walking around our area.

  3. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish part of the...” at 32 Llewellyn Street Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Gayle Hansen wrote to local councillor David Leary

    This is an unbelievably ugly intrusive eyesore and definitely not in keeping with the heritage aspect of the area. The building materials aren't in keeping, the design is not in keeping. How are these eyesore designs being allowed to creep into our neighbourhood? I thought there was a rule that you weren't allowed to view the new addition from the front street? I would also say that the overshadowing of the neighbouring property 61 Juliett St shouldn't be allowed either. From our aspect on Juliett St this is am imposition and I would strongly urge you the councillors and the planning department to knock this application back.
    Sincerely
    Gayle Hansen

    Delivered to local councillor David Leary. They are yet to respond.

  4. In Marrickville NSW on “To carry out alterations...” at 30 Llewellyn Street Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Gayle Hansen commented

    My objection to this new addition is the fact that once again the style of building is not being adhered to in this area. People have always come to live in the inner west because of the federation aspect and now that is being eroded with cheap looking renovations like this. The plan showing parking is just a myth. The parking spots have never been used for some reason and they all park on Juliett and Llewellyn St. This is just another form of high rise in-filling.
    The one thing I approve is that the vent for the kitchen is being taken higher as it should have been initially, and as you would know from previous complaints submitted.. Hopefully the kitchen smells won't be impacting on us any more with the outlet being higher up.

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

    Tracy Johnson commented

    Tracy Johnson
    I strongly object to have another Mosque built. the safety issue that will require major attention along Belgrave Narre Warren road when cars park along the side of the Road. The corner of A'Beckett rd and Belgrave Narre Warren North Is dangerous even now and by adding more congestion will cause for sure many fatality. We have Narre Warren North Primary School , The new catholic school over the road and now a Mosque and another school all traffic running along and off A'beckett road umm doesn't make sense. The town of Narre Warren North can not handle any more traffic . It's a small quite town and we where told small growth corridor. Possible need to change the speed limit , road work done possible roundabout and lights will be needed to protect all road users travelling along this stretch off road.
    Not Happy at all
    Concerned

  6. In Marrickville NSW on “To carry out alterations...” at 30 Llewellyn Street Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Greg Joyce commented

    I object to the proposal on the grounds that the material being used is not in keeping with the streetscape. I don't want it looking like the finish to the building as it is on Llewellyn st( a fibro look) side. Can't they make it in heritage design? The parking spaces provided in the last application have NEVER been finished! Extra accomodation will add to the already overloaded parking problems.
    Greg Joyce
    126 Juliett st Marrickville
    0467400593

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

    Robyn Quinn commented

    I strongly object to a Mosque operating from 365-367 Belgrave Hallam Road:
    Firstly the Mosque and Church at the other end of Belgrave Hallam Road have caused and continue to cause traffic issues in the area, with parking on nature strips, and both sides of the road causing congestion. I believe the Council do not book or move these cars on, even though illegally parked. The same would occur at the new site I believe.
    This is a lovely rural community and I believe this would cause great concern for most of the local community.
    A Very Concerned Property Owner
    Robyn Quinn

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

    Robyn Quinn commented

    I strongly object to a Mosque operating from 365-367 Belgrave Hallam Road:
    Firstly the Mosque and Church at the other end of Belgrave Hallam Road have caused and continue to cause traffic issues in the area, with parking on nature strips, and both sides of the road causing congestion. I believe the Council do not book or move these cars on, even though illegally parked. The same would occur at the new site I believe.
    This is a lovely rural community and I believe this would cause great concern for most of the local community.
    A Very Concerned Property Owner
    Robyn Quinn

  9. In Enmore NSW on “Under Section 96 of the...” at 179 Enmore Road Enmore NSW 2042:

    Leyne Elbourne commented

    yes! one of the best eateries in the inner west

  10. In Capalaba QLD on “Patio Roof & Awning” at 3 Swan Street, Capalaba, QLD:

    Amy Glade commented

    all okay. Was worried about Swan St as its off Brewer St Capalaba. Brewer Street is entry to McKenzie CapellaBay Aged Care Home...but using strange address on Old Cleveland Rd East when it should be No. 1 Brewer St that locals say Bunnings want for their big green shed. Bunnings bought and downed nine houses ResA land which went to court as locals didn't want their monstrous green shed taking up their street. They have applied twice since court findings said NO to using Brewer St so Korraine Skillen who led the fight for locals told me they could build e.g. units as it's ResB now. Should Bunnings apply again to build a monstrous hardware shed using Brewer St there will be objections to any application. Location not suitable next to an aged care facility due to noise, amenity, visual & air pollution next to 4-way traffic lights, would lead to traffic gridlock. Residents said okay to Bunnings using the commercial land but not the ResA land. Senior judge Skoien walked the site and said NO, twice.

  11. In Enmore NSW on “Under Section 96 of the...” at 179 Enmore Road Enmore NSW 2042:

    Matt Costain commented

    This should be approved. Extending trading hours of any business on this road should be encouraged, and this business is a stalwart of Enmore.

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

    Terry McCulloch 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. The congestion, noise and lowering of property values is a concern to me.

  13. In Bronte NSW on “Modification to existing...” at 12 Alfred Street Bronte NSW 2024:

    Fiona Last commented

    When Council is assessing this application, they might like to look at the situation a few house away, where several residents have built hardstand car parking spots on the footpath (Council property). This deprives other residents of scarce on-street parking for 4-5 vehicles as well as significantly affecting the streetscape, despite the landscaping. Perhaps everyone in the street should do it.

  14. In Peregian Springs QLD on “12 Dwelling Houses -...” at Peregian Springs Dr, Peregian Springs, QLD:

    Chris Grijmans commented

    I agree that a lot of trees have been cleared in Peregian Springs over time and quite possibly too many but unfortunately we cant reverse this. My concern now is focusing on the current problem which is the possible closure of the golf course which will have a huge impact on the whole Peregian Springs area. If the club was to close land prices would be dramatically reduced and the beautifully maintained areas would become unkept areas right at the backs of houses,snakes, vermon etc would become a problem. If the club requires this development to survive in a hardfought business(7 other golf courses within 15 minute drive) I think it should be approved on the agreement, the development is done tastefully with as little impact environmentally and no future golf course development allowed. Please consider all aspects of this as I am concerned Peregian Springs could become a very run down estate if the course goes.

  15. In Erskineville NSW on “Use public footway on...” at 93 Erskineville Road Erskineville NSW 2043:

    zio ledeux commented

    this section photographed is that where you propose to put seating? it is extremely narrow and pedestrians will be forced onto the street. that corner is already a safety issue.

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

    Mitchell Carlson commented

    Bunnings already have a number of super sized retail hardware stores servicing the Sunshinecoast. Coolum beach/ North shore have several independently owned hardware stores servicing both retail and wholesale trade market. These stores are independently owned and profits from these stores, shared within our local community. The introduction of a Bunnings store in the Coolum/ Northshore area, would not only have severe impact on our local established businesses but also potentially prevent new retail opertunities for example, nursery and white goods stores.
    Coolum needs to maintain its individualality.

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

    ANGELA AISLABIE 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 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 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 tge residents have invested in owning homes.

  18. In Epping NSW on “Residential - Other -...” at 123 Ray Road Epping NSW 2121 Australia:

    S M Austen commented

    The vision and mission of this boarding house in our family orientated community, especially where the majority are family residing dwellings and also Childcare opposite this proposed site, becomes apparent the plan for it disregarded the neighbourhood. Our community does not require such premises nor shall it accommodate one to fit.

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

    Peter Thomas 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.

  20. In Mount Lofty QLD on “Reconfigure 1 into 3 Lots” at 6 Mary Street Mount Lofty QLD 4350:

    Helen Hampton commented

    Why is this map displaying the house next door in Range St with a glimpse of the dividing fence to the Grand Old Lady in Mary St?
    Is the intention to demolish her or squeeze other blocks around her ?

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

    David Balchin commented

    This application should be approved without hesitation, i get sick and tired of having to go to Maroochydore or Nossa Bunnings, also while i am in those towns i will do other shopping that i could be doing in Coolum.
    Another reason is that the back entrance to coolum off the Motorway is just ugly and makes your first view of Coolum not much at all, i am sure that what Bunnings are proposing will make that look much better and appealing.
    i wish residents in Coolum area would for once get behind some local Development and get Coolum out of the 1950s and 60s and attract more business to the area.

  22. In Oatlands NSW on “Conversion of Dwelling to a...” at 15 Ellis Street, Oatlands NSW 2117:

    Jennifer commented

    I live in the street and I know from experience that it is difficult (dangerous) to enter/exit the driveway when there are many cars parked in the street, just from the volume of cars due to the simple living in the street.

    The narrow street makes it dangerous for people/children crossing between cars and for cars to pass.

    The area is a family friendly environment and the homes have been built to allow the neighbourhood to be safe environment for families.

    The description for the application is for a Boarding House, which is quite vague and does not prevent it from being or becoming a halfway house.... even if it starts as a lower income residential property... there is no monitoring after the application is granted and the residents would have less say then.

    Again the vagueness of the description 'Boarding House' does not allow us to know if there will be deliveries etc that will be like run it like a business.

    Also I only found out by word-of-mouth, The fact that this is a completely different structure to all the properties in the street, I feel it should have been made known to all the residents especially if it is not going to be a problem.

    I also agree with the other comment posted earlier.. the area does not support the facilities that would assist people staying in a boarding house.

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

    Michael Angear commented

    I strongly object to an additional Mosque being built in this area, already being one on the Hallam/Belgrave road and traffic at times is ridiculous, no need for more Mosques where residents have invested so much time in these homes to create such a beautiful environment only to be spoilt with that of an ugly Mosque and its surrounding buildings, enough is enough.
    I for one would consider moving away from the City of Casey if this were to go ahead.
    So please consider the residents whom have been in the area for decades and reject this approval for a Mosque.

  24. In Reservoir VIC on “A medium density housing...” at 19 Dorrington Avenue Reservoir VIC 3073:

    Maria Poletti commented

    A number of objectors including myself have been contacted directly via phone and email by the applicant of this planning proposal requesting objections be withdrawn. I consider this to be highly inappropriate. If, as reported, the Darebin Council Planner responsible for assessing the planning application recommended this course of action then to my mind they have also acted inappropriately. Surely it would be better to initiate a community consultation meeting like we used to have in Darebin to allow some discussion of how the application could be improved.

  25. In Reservoir VIC on “A medium density housing...” at 19 Dorrington 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 March 8th 2016 at 33 Dean Street, Preston or go to the DADA website http://www.darebinada.org

  26. In Chatswood NSW on “Demolition of structures,...” at 654 Pacific Highway, 666 Pacific Highway, 1 Freeman Road and 2A Oliver Road, Chatswood NSW 2067:

    Aaron Wu commented


    In a recent development proposal for 688-692 Pacific Hwy (page 312, http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/DownloadDocument.ashx?DocumentID=11731)
    the council commissioned an independent architect (Kennedy and Associates) to investigate the proposal. Given both developments are just 150m apart and both located on the same side of Pacific Hwy, the architect's report can serve a good reference for the 654 Pacific Hwy development as well.

    Below is the conclusion from the report (page 312): (page 312, http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/DownloadDocument.ashx?DocumentID=11731):

    "In our opinion, should this planning proposal be supported and approved it will have immediately redefined the urban character of Chatswood for the entire extent of the highway between at least Freeman Road and Railway Street and potentially much further.

    This is the key urban design question raised by this planning proposal.

    It is a strategic issue which only Council can address, but in our opinion, unless Council is prepared to accept a significant change in the urban character of not only CBD but also its immediately adjoining precincts' it would be wise to maintain the status quo and, limit the height of buildings along the western side of the Pacific Highway to something similar to those currently in place.

    Alternatively, if the council are prepared to support a change in the use and height of the western side of Pacific Highway then it would be imperative for council to look at the entire strip in one single exercise and establish a new hierarchy of heights, including for the subject site."

    In the architect's report it has reservation on the proposal to increase height of buildings on the western side of Pacific Hwy as it will create Island effect and would significantly change the urban character in the area.

    The report was done few months after the council accepted proposal and rezoned the 654 Pacific Hwy property to allow the building height to increase from original 18m to 36m. This is very concerning as the council made a significant change without consulting an independent architect advice.

    The development will create island effect if the building is allowed as it is surrounded by relatively new buildings which offer no possibility of redevelopment for a long period of time. For a building in that height it will be an island on the western side of pacific Hwy.

    I strongly urge the panel to engage an independent architect to review the 654 Pacific Hwy development proposal and the entire strip in one single exercise to establish a new hierarchy of heights as suggested by the architect.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Aaron Wu

  27. In Preston VIC on “A five (5) storey building...” at 466 High Street Preston VIC 3072:

    Nerissa Murphy commented

    Thanks Maria. Do you know if this is the same application that went up previously and was rubber stamped by Darebin Council a few years ago. We objected at the time. Are you aware if the applicant has changed their application?
    Thanks
    Nerissa

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

    Donna Higgins commented

    This application should never have been considered at all . Firstly, the congestion is already at a maximum for the roads around the school. Secondly, the children's safety and health would be at a very high risk with more traffic around the school area. Thirdly, what happens to the 2 well equipped, experienced hardware stores and numerous other businesses who are already in the Coolum area? The Bunnings north and south of Coolum are close enough for our size population. Most people think that Bunnings is cheaper. Well I know from experience that is NOT always the case. Fourthly, What an eyesore to welcome national and international visitors to our small coastal village (apparently).
    Please remember, we are the Sunshine Coast, not the Gold Coast. And that is why most of us chose to live here in the first place.

  29. In Leichhardt NSW on “Tenant complaining of bat...” at Tirrawarra Apartments 69 Marion Street Leichhardt NSW 2040:

    Deanna Payne commented

    I have also written letter to Dept OfHousing, no response in 3 weeks will ring,thus tree is growing so low over Marion Street,was almost hit by a branch which a bus collected a few weeks ago,we need Council on our side to help us get the dept of housing to act,the roots are actually destroying no 67 Marion Street,something needs to be done about this tree and soon ,

  30. In Chippendale NSW on “S96 (2) - Modifications to...” at 4-12 Buckland Street Chippendale NSW 2008:

    Barbara Hilliard commented

    The ironwork fencing and sandstone base of the Blackfriars preschool are part of the last remaining charming heritage structures left in Buckland Street. We protest strongly.

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