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  1. In Epping NSW on “Residential - new multi...” at 23 Epping Road Epping NSW 2121, NSW:

    J Wang commented

    We believe the additional apartments to be build in this two lots will create more traffic congestions to the existing tight traffic condition as Epping road is always stuck during the peak hours. also there won't be enough street parking due to the increase of populations, and the current existing amenity is not capable for there additions populations. Lots of children walk cross the street to go to Library, child care and schools, additional passenger foot bridge should be build on top of Epping road for people crossing, otherwise no safety at all.

    Council should be the PCA instead of any other private certifier to assess this Development Application. and there have been more development sites around this area, next to Epping road, cross Essex street, roughly more than 200 hundred apartments will be build within 500 meters of this site, we wish council to consider impact of number of development sites to the whole community not only this single development. More infrastructures are needed to support these additional apartments.

  2. In Epping NSW on “Two, five storey...” at 17-25 Epping Road Epping:

    J Wang commented

    We believe the additional apartments to be build in this lots will create more traffic congestions to the existing tight traffic condition as Epping road is always stuck during the peak hours. also there won't be enough street parking due to the increase of populations, and the current existing amenity is not capable for there additions populations. Lots of children walk cross the street to go to Library, child care and schools, additional passenger foot bridge should be build on top of Epping road for people crossing, otherwise no safety at all.

    Council should be the PCA instead of any other private certifier to assess this Development Application. and there have been more development sites around this area, next to Epping road, cross Essex street, roughly more than 200 hundred apartments will be build within 500 meters of this site, we wish council to consider impact of number of development sites to the whole community not only this single development. More infrastructures are needed to support these additional apartments.

  3. In Epping NSW on “Residential - new multi...” at 32 Essex Street Epping NSW 2121, NSW:

    J Wang commented

    We believe the additional apartments to be build in this two lots will create more traffic congestions to the existing tight traffic condition as Epping road is always stuck during the peak hours. also there won't be enough street parking due to the increase of populations, and the current existing amenity is not capable for there additions populations. Lots of children walk cross the street to go to Library, child care and schools, additional passenger foot bridge should be build on top of Epping road for people crossing, otherwise no safety at all.

    Council should be the PCA instead of any other private certifier to assess this Development Application. and there have been more development sites around this area, next to Epping road, cross Essex street, roughly more than 200 hundred apartments will be build within 500 metres of this site, we wish council to consider impact of number of development sites to the whole community not only this single development. More infrastructures are needed to support these additional apartments.

  4. In Erina NSW on “Establishment Of Use - Dog...” at 22 Barralong Road, Erina NSW 2250:

    Bob Haysmith commented

    This DA should not proceed in it's current form. The proposal requires amendment:

    Noise.
    - The structure of the unit is not appropriate for the purpose proposed. Metal warehouses amplify & exasperate the noise produced. It is not good enough to suggest that closing the doors will be enough - it will not. The sound amplifies and bounces around and will be heard by everyone in the area. Proper sound proofing needs installing.

    The issue of 'trouble maker dogs' being excluded is not really the issue. As anyone who has been to a dog park knows, the vast majority of dogs make intermittent noise during play . These dogs will not be excluded but contribute to the nose levels. For 12 hours a day I will be forced to listen to various high pitched barking dogs. Proper sound proofing needs installing.

    Climate Control
    There are no climate control methods proposed. Those metal warehouse get really hot, even moderately warm days. I anticipate that staff will simply open up the doors for comfort, and the noise levels would further increase. Guarantees need to be made that the doors will remain shut.

    For hot 34oC+ days and no climate control the health of staff and dogs running around is at risk. Proper climate control needs installing.

    Odour control & ventilation Control
    There are no odour control & ventilation methods presented. Proper ventilation is required to prevent the build up of noxious odour as the smell of urine and wet dogs becomes unbearable for all of us (knocking water bowls and running in the mopped areas). 1) I dont want to work next to such a smell. 2) I think the business owner will find it overwhelming and open the doors - further making noise an issue. Proper odour control & ventilation methods needs installing.

    Parking.
    There is simply not enough car parking space to accommodate the business requirement. Currently, the side driveway and back of the building are full of cars from other businesses. I encourage Council to visit and take photos during a typical busy day - there is rarely more than 1 available space. When you add in the proposed Taxi Van and a Skip to the situation, where are customers supposed to go - 10-15 cars suddenly spilling onto local roads? A better parking management program needs presenting.

    The proposal also doesn't take into consideration that will be an influx of customers arriving at the same time during 5.15pm-5.45pm time-frame - and the business space is not designed to accommodate and extra 10-15 cars all arriving at once. The business owner has suggested they park on the road - but isnt this against regulations - with a business profiting from the access of public roads? The adjoining roads are already congested with heavy parking. (Again, I encourage Council to take photos). A better parking management program needs presenting.

    In summary:
    - Please install proper sound proofing.
    - Please ensure that sound levels are measured and maintained to appropriate levels, and measures are taken if not.
    - Please either install climate control or provide guarantees that the doors will not be opened.
    - Please install odour control & ventilation methods.
    - Please present a viable and realistic parking solution

  5. In Docklands VIC on “Installation of temporary...” at 85-93 Lorimer Street Docklands VIC 3008:

    ... commented

    Do not approve this application, it contradicts State Govt planning guidelines for the new precinct, it's twice the height of any other building, and the area is not geared for this many additional residences.
    Yours sincerely
    A very concerned owner
    S Young, 2307/70 Lorimer St, Docklands.

  6. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    John Lochens commented

    I support the application for the use of the performing arts center of the Innabura Complex for the use of Menai Baptist for the purpose of a meeting place and for the support of youth in the area.

    John Lochens

  7. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Graeme and Gloria Tree commented

    As members of Menai Baptist Church and residents of the 2234 area we strongly support the Development application by Menai Baptist Church to use the Inaburra Junior School Performing Arts Centre for worship services. We support this application on the following basis:

    1/ Menai Baptist Church have provided service to the local community from this site for over 30 years.

    2/ The church in using any building on the site will not make any additional impact to the amenity of the community.

    3/ The Performing Arts Centre is a purpose built building which is acoustically superior to any other building on the site and will minimise impact to the amenity of the community

    4/ Use of the performing Arts Centre will not have any impact on current parking arrangements as there is adequate parking to meet the churches need on site now and in to the future

  8. In Richmond VIC on “Partial demolition of the...” at 40 Bridge Rd Richmond VIC 3121:

    Owen birrell commented

    I object to the waiver of car parking requirements. Neighboring streets are already way too congested and it is impacting the amenity of the residents. If the council requirements provide for car parking then this should be enforced.

  9. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Mary Polyblank commented

    As a residents of Menai for 30 years, I strongly support the application of the church to use the Performing Arts Centre for its services.

    The Performing Arts Centre was partly funded by a Federal Government Grant as part of the Building the Education Revolution (BER) program on the basis that it be available for community use. MBC is a community that would be elegible to use this facility. It has been a provider of services to the whole community for over 30 years from the very young to the very old.

    MBC already meets on the Inaburra site and a move to a purpose built building with soundproofing and disable facilities would not only be a better situation for the congregation but the community in general as there would be a noise reduction and the opportunity for disable people to easily attend church without having to negotiate stairs. The congregation has been mindful not to park in the street and this will not change as there is plenty of off street parking.

    Giving MBC the opportunity to meet in The Performing Arts Centre would be in the spirit of the BER funding, to deny it would be to discriminate against the disable and elderly. To reject this proposal on the basis of its impact on the neighbourhood would cause one to think that MBC is being singled out from the rest of the community. Other community organization who use sporting facilities, clubs and other places of worship have far more impact on neighbours in terms of noise and traffic than this proposal will have.

  10. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    John Cross commented

    I write in support of the application. The move of location for a church service on the same site is straight forward and will have no impact on the neighbours and will reduce any possible impact during the key religious days such as Easter and Chritmas.
    the proposed facilities will provide :
    1.facilities which are far more accessible to the elderly (including those from nearby retirement village ), parents with with young children, people with disabilities
    2.an auditorium which has been designed to protect surrounding properties from any sound issues

    The church congregation has been declining and is aging. It's use is not imposing on the neighbours and arguments regarding this adding to a cumulative impact are not supported by any evidence. If the Council has had any record of issues relating the Sunday use over the last two years, these should be made available to the applicant

    If there are any issues regarding the school these are completely separately separate from this application.
    There is more than adequate on site parking for those attending.
    the church is supporting the community in activities such as Kids Hope, Menai primary, BBQ Bangor soccer club, support for children and youth as well as senior citizen activities .
    Having lived in Bangor and Illawong for 45 years including 6 years in Billa Rd near this facility I hope Council considers all views put forward and simple common sense will prevail.
    Compare this to Club Menai situation and there is no comparison.

  11. In Brunswick West VIC on “Development of land for...” at 64 Shamrock Street, Brunswick West VIC 3055:

    Michael Herbertson commented

    Are they kidding - 4 units & reduction in carparking
    Should be reduction in number of units or at least 1 carspace per bedroom as these units are always rented out.

    Limited parking to one side of street already, so could existing street accommodate 12 more cars. I live further along street and offstreet parking already limited as some properties do not have front driveway

    I would have thought 300 sqm per unit would be maximum - hence site could only accommodate 2 units not 4.

    Why 3-storey - no other 3-storey buildings in the area. Developers can go build along the railway if they want to over develop a neighbourhood

  12. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Sergio Piovesan commented

    In support of this application

    I am not a member of MBC, however, I have been blessed by people that call this place their spiritual home. As the church has blessed the community over 30 yrs, it only makes sense to have this application approved. The community will continued to be served in a modern building, with all the facilities available to meet its needs. I can not see how the community of Menai will be affected negatively by allowing MBC to use a modern building within its premises.

  13. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Helen Webb commented

    I support this application.

    My understanding is that residents are concerned that this will create more traffic and congestion in their area but as the church already uses the site to hold their worship services and are just applying to move from one building on the site to another more purpose built building on the same site, you are going to have the same amount of traffic they experience already and so the impact is not going to change.

    I would hope that the council will look favourably on this application.

    Regards

    Helen Webb

  14. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Sandra Degrassi commented

    I fully support this application.

    Menai Baptist Church is a group of local individuals committed in a positive way to the wellbeing of the Menai District community. It has been meeting at this location for decades and I feel moving from one location to another will not impact the community negatively in any way at all.

    Yours sincerely
    Sandra Degrassi

  15. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Rob Wallis commented

    I would like to support this application for Menai Baptist Church to use the Performing Arts Centre for Sunday services. There are many attendees with special needs, especially in terms of mobility with wheelchairs or walking assistance required, as well as many families with young children.
    The use of the the PAC will be much easier for those with these limitations, without any affect on the local community.
    Rob Wallis
    Menai resident 22 years

  16. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    D. Viskovic commented

    I support Menai Baptist Church's application. The application would benefit many - particularly elderly people and those with special needs. I believe there would be little or no impact from the requested change to local residents, and that the Church would be mindful and respectful in considering local residents.

    Thank you.

  17. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Rachael Ballantine-Jones commented

    I support this application.

    My children attend Inaburra school and we occasionally attend Menai Baptist Church.

    I believe that the church does all that is possible to minimise disturbance to neighbours. The Performing Arts Centre is a much more convenient and useful facility for their meetings, and it's use for worship services will have little if any further impact on neighbouring properties.

    Church members are part of the local community and should be given the opportunity to use these facilities.

  18. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Tania Neale commented

    As a member of Menai Baptist Church, I support the application to move from the Media Centre to the Performing Arts Centre. This move will not affect current parking restrictions or increase noise levels. Since joining MBC six years ago, I was always encouraged to park inside the school premises in order to continue the harmonious relationship with the neighbors.

    The use of the Performing Arts Centre will benefit the elderly in our church as well as our members with special needs –as there is greater accessibility-. It will give also more control on noise levels as the acoustics of the building are much better.
    I trust the council will view this application positively.

    Tania Neale (Alfords Point resident)

  19. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Kevin Dougall commented

    We support the application by Menai Baptist Church as all they are requesting are a change of rooms.

    Kevin & Angela Dougall

  20. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Karen Russell commented

    I have family members and friends who have children attending Inaburra School and also who attend the Menai Baptist Church. From my observations those people are happy in the school community and the Church community. The school and Church are mindful and respectful of their neighbourhood at all times.

    I support the application by Menai Baptist Church to seek to meet in a different building / area upon the Church grounds.

    I cannot see that this move in worship venue will be of any disruption to the surrounding properties of the Church. I see the logic and convenience for the Church members to relocate to a new worship area and support their endeavours to seek the best amenities for their parishioners.

  21. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Dan Valastro commented

    I support this proposal. I believe that moving into the PAC is a part of the natural growth of MBC and will allow its members to congregate and work together to serve the Menai community through outreach efforts.

  22. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Olivia Valastro commented

    I support this application.

    As someone who has been part of the church family for 19 years I can give a first hand recommendation as to the character of the church and how it functions within the community. I know that the church will use the space well, respectfully and it will make very little impact on the way the community functions around it.

  23. In South Launceston TAS on “Residential - single...” at 21 West Street South Launceston TAS 7249:

    Fay Gervasoni commented

    I would like to object to this application at 21 West Street. My main objection is the noise and the mess that detracts from the peaceful and attractive ambience of this small and very sought after location. I have known the applicant for the past seven years, I am his next door neighbour.
    First of all, I would like to challenge some of the points raised in the applicants letter. This shed being sought for approval is large but not large enough to fit his large boat(s)
    he talks about and his many cars
    Secondly he talks about needing cover for the purpose of restoring these cars. It would need a large stretch of the imagination to consider any of his cars as being restorable. He just keeps buying more and more of these old junky cars, some of them have even been in smashes. He parks many of these cars on the street, most of the time four at a time even though he has plenty of room in the two properties he owns.
    He also attracts young men around these cars and together they tinker with these vehicles mostly with the ones on the street and often at night, they bang and rev up the motors until late..
    Whatever the reason for this development, Tim has irritated most of his neighbours. with his recent behaviour. This is such a shame. In the past Tim has been a wonderful neighbour always being considerate and helpful. I am worried that this development will end up the way all Tim's projects have, half finished, and rotting away while he moves on to some other good idea...

  24. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    shane commented

    I support this application. If the church was able to use the building and its facilities, it would be a positive move for the wider community . Being a modern building, noise reduction was a major factor in the construction and as such will be of greater use than the older style building that the church currently uses.

    Thank you

    Shane Hood

  25. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Ben Gawthorne commented

    As a University student that attends Menai Baptist Church, I have personally seen the good that the church has done in our Menai district. I also understand that the church wants to relocate from one building to another on the same site at Inaburra school. The reason for the change is to help more people in our community. Whether it is people with special needs, the elderly or the people who attend this church. I am favour of the move.

    Regards,
    Ben Gawthorne

  26. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Dorothy Hood commented

    I AM IN SUPPORT OF THIS APPLICATION.

    The Inaburra School Performing Arts Centre (PAC) was purpose built, not just with the school's needs in mind but also taking into consideration the needs of the community to have convenient access to a local auditorium.

    Menai Baptist Church (MBC) has had regular weekly access to the facilities of Inaburra School, since its establishment over 30 years ago. MBC is embedded into 2234 community life and is currently utilising facilities on the Inaburra complex. It seems to me to be a natural progression, for the members of a community group already using the site, to make a smooth transition into new, upgraded premises.

    The structure of the PAC creates a space with the wider needs of the community in mind. It allows for ease of access for those with disabilities or limited mobility and incorporates superier soundproofing that minimises external noise. Ample onsite parking is made available to reduce congestion when the PAC is in use.

    I believe the building ought to be released to the purpose for which it was originally constructed as a result of the vision of the Commonwealth Government to refurbish school infrastructure. That purpose is, to be a blessing and an asset to the 2234 Community.

    Dorothy Hood
    Menai resident of 30 years.

  27. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Frank Collum commented

    As a long term resident of Menai for over 35 years I strongly support the relocation of Menai Baptist Church from its current meeting place in the Inaburra Media room to the newly constructed purpose built Performing Arts Centre. The PAC has been purpose built to minimise noise to adjoining neighbours as well as provide better access for people with disability issues. I fail to comprehend how Sutherland Shire Council could deny worshippers their legal right to worship due to a physical disability when a building such as the PAC is available.
    On special occasions such as Christmas Day, Good Friday & Easter Sunday, the Church has been forced to hold its services in the school gymnasium due to the large number of worshippers attending, yet this facility is not sound proofed & therefore increases angst among neighbours. By allowing the Church to utilise the modern, sound proofed PAC, this inconvenience to the neighbours will be diminished.
    The Church has been very proactive in reducing street parking during services & this will continue in the future if allowed to use the PAC. All the Church is requesting is the ability to move from one building to another within the same complex.
    I trust that SSC will see reason & approve this DA.

    Regards,
    Frank Collum

  28. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Alison Wolf commented

    I support the application for Menai Baptist Church to relocate from the Media Centre to the Performing Arts Centre (PAC) within the grounds of Inaburra School for their regular Sunday meeting. The move will not have any impact on the level of traffic to the neighbours and the PAC is purpose built venue designed to minimise noise. The majority of the regular attendees park within the grounds of Inaburra School giving little disruption to the neighbours.

  29. In Sydney NSW on “Use of the Existing...” at Inaburra School 75-79 Billa Rd Bangor 2234:

    Nic Kay commented

    I am a resident of the Menai/Illawong area and am a former student of Inaburra School. I fully support Menai Baptist Church's application to move the meeting site of the Church from one place to another within the Inaburra site. It makes sense to use the purpose built Performing Arts Centre as it will be more accessible and will create less noise due to the soundproofing features of the Centre thereby creating less noise for neighbouring properties. Menai Baptist Church assists many community programs including youth and children's activiites. I fully support this application.

    Nic Kay

  30. In Cardigan VIC on “Staged 8 lot subdivision” at 102 Remembrance Drive, Cardigan VIC 3352:

    J Kaczkowski commented

    I am concerned as to the size of the proposed subdivisions. I am I have been informed re my property that there needs to be a minimum size. The proposed subdivisions are smaller than mine. Please clarify this concern for me.
    Will the service road be extended across the Skipton Rail trail? If so I object to the subdivision going ahead.
    I am also concerned re the exit / entry of the subdivision onto / out of Remembrance Drive. this could prove to be quite dangerous.
    Who will be responsible for the Plantation?
    Concern with noise pollution.
    Concern with the impact on the environment so many subdivisions in such a small area

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