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

    Ben Lockeridge commented

    I support this application. The church to move to the PAC is the next step. The PAC is designed to minimise noise. And I feel it would be a positive step for both church attendees and neighbours.

  2. In Byron Bay NSW on “Beach Suites Motel -...” at 20 Bay St, Byron Bay 2481:

    Teresa Heal commented

    I am totally opposed to any more Liquor Licences in Byron Bay.
    Byron Bay already has approx 75 Liquor Licences !

    Byron Bay has a terrible problem with alchol fuelled Violence and Anti-social Behavior.
    This Facility is a Motel located very near to many licenced premises and a huge Hotel & Bottle shop, so Alcohol is available to Patrons of the Motel.

    The Liquor Licence hours requested are obscene;
    -9am -12 midnight on Mon. to Saturday & 10am -10pm on Sunday.

    No wonder Australia has an Alcohol Problem.
    It need someone to say NO & Stop this expedient way for Goverment & business to make money/profit at the expense of our Communities well being & health.
    NO!

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

    Fay Shoveller commented

    I write in support of this application to move the Sunday meeting place from one building to another building on the Inaburra site. I have been a resident of the Menai/Illawong area for the past 18 years and am an active volunteer member of the community particularly with regards some of our elderly residents. Changing where Menai Baptist meets will have no impact on the neighbourhood as it is only moving from one building to another within the same site. In fact it will be an improvement. The Performing Arts Centre (PAC) is more soundproof and more easily accessible. I often bring elderly, less mobile residents from Wareena Nursing Home (which is situated in the same street as the Inaburra site) to Church and being able to meet in the PAC would assist these neighbouring residents greatly. The ramp down and stairs to the current meeting place is difficult for them to negotiate and for some almost impossible. Menai Baptist is a welcoming place open to all. It is involved, amongst other things, with the more elderly residents of the district and organises outings on a regular basis for elderly residents within the community. Moving the meeting place to the upper end of the site would greatly assist not only these elderly neighbours and community members but would also improve access for mothers with prams and people in wheelchairs. Menai Baptist and Inaburra School actively encourage the users of the site to be mindful of and gracious toward our neighbours. Parking is within the grounds of the site and there is little disruption to the surrounding area. I fully support this Development Application.

    Fay Shoveller

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

    Rachel Little commented

    I support this application.

    The application is to simply move rooms on an already approved site. The PAC building is best suited for the church's growing needs. I have personally seen the church grow on this site for the last 27 years. It would be very upsetting to have this application denied when the only impact from the current arrangement will be a positive one.
    Menai resident for 27 years

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

    Russell Fraser commented

    I would like to support the application of Menai Baptist Church for the use of the Inaburra Performing Arts Centre for weekly church services. Menai Baptists have been worshipping on this site for over 30 years and I have been attending this church for over 12 years now. I am a resident of Yala Road and am a business owner in the shire. The new centre is designed to hold acoustics inside the building and as such should not effect neighbours.

    The church makes far less noise than the soccer matches in the field opposite where we hear the cheers from the other side of the valley. It is great to be able to hear healthy sounds from the sports field. They are part of a healthy active neighbourhood. Certainly Menai Baptist Church will make far less noise than the sports field and for a far less time each week. The church is a vital part of the community and seeks to provide support to the area in many ways. I strongly support the use of the New Centre being used for weekly church services.

    Russell Fraser

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

    Benjamin Dougall commented

    I support the application made by Menai Baptist Church to hold weekly services in the Inaburra Performing Arts Centre. I note that the Church has met on the Inaburra site for 30 years and the new space has better disabled access, is more accessible from the street and is designed to reduce acoustic issues with neighbours.

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

    Trevor Little commented

    This proposal makes common sense. Menai Baptist Church currently has approval to meet on the site. This application is seeking approval to relocate from one area of the site to another. The only impact on neighbours will be a reduction in noise levels due to the purpose built acoustics of the Performing Arts Centre [PAC]. My understanding is that the PAC was funded in part by the Rudd Government’s Building the Education Revolution [BER]. Making better use of those facilities for a community based organisation that has served local residents for over 30 years seems to be a very reasonable request and is also in line with the objectives of the BER funding model.

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

    Joanne Sadler commented

    I support the church's application to be able to use the Performing Arts Centre building which is on premises which they originally purchased. At the moment the church meets each Sunday in another building on the same site which is not sound-proofed and which has very poor access, due to there being so many stairs and only one small lift, for aged and wheelchair-bound attendees, as well as young mums with children in strollers.

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

    Jocelyn Hartley commented

    I am writing in support Menai Baptist Church's application to move their congregation to the Performing Arts centre at Inaburra School, as a member of another church who understands the needs of growing church communities. I have friends who are members of the church who have explained to me that as the Church already meets on site at Inaburra (and has done for 30 years), the issue is simply a change of room so it will have no impact on the surrounding community other than to allow the Church to meet in a space that is more easily accessible for all from the street. The new space has better disabled access, better facilities and also is designed to reduce acoustic issues with the neighbours so it will be a benefit to those nearby rather than the opposite.

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

    Dr. Caroline Howe commented

    I support the application for a change of room. I don't see how a change of room, given the church has been there for so long, will make a difference. Our affiliation with the school has been strong over the years and the church is only ever seen as supporting a great school. The room that the church is currently using is less than adequate and with the space now available to them in the new building it seems strange that they are unable to access it already.

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

    Gemma Robinson commented

    I support the application for Menai baptist Church to move their services to the Performing arts centre (PAC)

    The PAC is a purpose built building and would make it easier for family's with young children and elderly members to find and access the church.

    The move will not impact on the current traffic and noise as we will be just moving from one building in the school to another building in the school.

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

    Louise Hambridge commented

    I would also like to strongly support the application. The facility on Billa Road is purpose built to meet acoustic standards as well as meeting accessibility requirements. It would be a shame to discriminate against the less able in our community by limiting the access to this purpose built and accessibly compliant venue. The church has attendees who have special needs and limited mobility, and so the Council really needs to consider what meets their needs with ease, dignity and compassion.

    The Church has met in this same site on Billa Road for over 30 years now. The change from one venue to another at the same address will have no changed impact on the local neighbourhood. I myself live in Billa Road and know that when Church meetings are underway, there is little (if any) traffic in the area.

    I would suggest that the soccer club parking (Sutherland Shire Council's own oval) is a much larger issue from a safety and traffic point of view, (especially with the number of young children playing and running out to the road between parked cars). Better parking for this venue would have more impact and benefit for residents in Billa Road, than refusing to approve the Church's access to the new venue, which already has its own off street parking in place.

  13. In South Yarra VIC on “Multi-storey mixed use...” at 14-16 Wilson Street, South Yarra, VIC:

    John commented

    I totally agree with Paul Whiteoak. The way it's going this area will be full of high rise apartments. Already there is no parking available for local residents or visitors.

  14. In South Yarra VIC on “Multi-storey mixed use...” at 14-16 Wilson Street, South Yarra, VIC:

    Paul Whiteoak commented

    This street has already started to become overdeveloped. I am concerned with the impact this will have on the traffic within the already congested streets around this area. The large multi story dwelling will block all natural light for all apartments and commercial real estate on both Ellis and Wilson streets.

    The council should consider reclaiming this land for parkland to connect Ellis Street through to Garden Street and the Jam Factory etc....

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

    Rod Aggett commented

    I wish to support the application to move the meeting place of Menai Baptist Church from one area of the Inaburra Complex.
    Menai Baptist provide many good things for the local area like kids hope at Menai public school, providing support for Barden Ridge Football club and many others. I believe the people of the church need good Quailty facility to worship the God they follow.

  16. In Mount Louisa QLD on “Compliance with Conditions...” at 2 Karanya Street Mount Louisa QLD 4814:

    Sandra Hobden commented

    2 KARANYA STREET, MT LOUISA DEVELOPMENT REFERENCE No. MI13/0042.01

    Dear Sir,

    It is requested that no work application be approved to the Karanya Street development until all plans are finalised with Department of Transport and Main Roads in regards to the bus stop relocation. This bus stop relocation is rather controversial considering the new location has been deemed unsafe by council previously. The current plans of this development show widening of the pavement to the western side of Banfield Drive near the bus stop. There is a power pole in the area of where widening is required. Is council going to remove a power pole for less than a metre of widening? Until these issues are finalised and Townsville City Council can demonstrate that there is no adverse impact on existing pedestrian, cyclists, or public transport routes, it is requested that no work be allowed to start.

    Sandra Hobden

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

    Ken and Barbara Bastock commented

    We wish to strongly support the application by Menai Baptist church to use the Performing Arts Centre for Sunday Services.
    We have been residents in the Sutherland Shire for 47 Years and have been regular attenders at the church for the past 30yrs.
    Moving to the PAC is just moving from one bluiding to another, the move will have no impact on traffic or parking currently provided in the inaburra grounds.

    The move will also help our many elderly ( some in wheel chairs) as access is a lot easier then the media centre where we currently hold our sunday services.

    We look forward to your positive response.

  18. In Jannali NSW on “Fitout and Use of Existing...” at 3 Jannali Ave Jannali 2226:

    Jenny Johnston commented

    I am concerned that a cafe in this building will increase the already congested area. There is nowhere to park as it is.
    I also believe we have more than enough cafes in Jannali.
    We need to increase our retail and restaurants. We could do with a Mexican restaurant, a decor shop, a craft shop, a juice bar (which would also benefit the local communities health) or similar.
    We need to build the economic structure through a variety of endeavours not just cafes if Jannali is to move forward into the future as a viable community shopping centre. Jannali needs a good facelift.

  19. In Coffs Harbour NSW on “Change of use from...” at 112 Grafton Street Coffs Harbour NSW 2450:

    Judy Cameron commented

    If traffic is to increase in the lane behind the development (to access parking) the surface of the lane itself may require re-surfacing. The western side of the lane has already deteriorated significantly due to water run off in wet weather.

  20. In Eastwood NSW on “Erection of new multi...” at 601-607 Blaxland Road, Eastwood:

    Christine Cane commented

    Can you please advise who is the Principal Certifying Authority for the 601-607 Blaxland Road, Eastwood site?

  21. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish existing...” at 10 Arthur Street Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Petra Jones commented

    Has there been any traffic impacts conducted? How many car park spots are included in the basement parking?

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

    Eric and Lorraine Leach commented

    As residents of Menai for 25 years, during which time we have attended Menai Baptist Church, we would strongly support the application of the church to be entitled to use the Performing Arts Centre for its services. As the members of Menai Baptist are now some 25 years older that when we first began attending, it would be of great benefit to the older members of the church to be able to use a facility which has direct access from the street, with no stairs or sloping pathways to manoeuvre. The church has provided a safe place for our children as they were growing up in Menai and, to have a facility on street level, with easy access for parents, would enhance the scope of the Sunday programs of the church. As there is ample parking at the church with no need to use street parking, traffic flow should not be a major concern.

    Eric and Lorraine Leach

  23. In Jannali NSW on “Fitout and Use of Shop 6 as...” at 557-559 Box Road Jannali 2226:

    Jenny Larkin commented

    There are already over 6 cafés in Jannali. It is an area that is well serviced with places to drink coffee. There are 2 cafés less than 100 metres of this proposed one. It is in an area that does not have a lot of walk through traffic.
    I agree that the place needs some TLC, but in that arcade, it's very difficult.

  24. In Jannali NSW on “Fitout and Use of Existing...” at 3 Jannali Ave Jannali 2226:

    Jenny Larkin commented

    As the manager of the longest running cafe in Jannali, I am dumbfounded as to why people would decide to open a cafe here. There are already over 6 cafés in Jannali. Surely that is enough? Some days it's a real struggle, especially during school holidays when the car park is empty and there are no people around. How can these new businesses be sustained?

  25. In Stanmore NSW on “To fitout and use level 2...” at 152-156 Parramatta Road Stanmore NSW 2048:

    Katie-Louise Ford commented

    Nauti studios is a fantastic melting pot of creativity. I am new to the scene and am so impressed that such a brilliant cultural hub exists and am so thrilled to be a part of it. There is a lack of creative spaces like this in Sydney and it would be an awful shame to lose such an inspirational shared space.

  26. In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish existing...” at 10 Arthur Street Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Rachel commented

    This sort of development will further devalue the community feel of the area. We do not want more over sized unit blocks dominating the Marrickville skyline and imposing onto neighbouring houses. Arthur St and surrounding areas would be ruined with this sort of multi storey development.

  27. In Jannali NSW on “Fitout and Use of Shop 6 as...” at 557-559 Box Road Jannali 2226:

    Jenny Johnston commented

    Personally I think there are enough cafes in Jannali already. The area mentioned seems like a ridiculous place for another one. And if people are sitting outside it could even be a hazard with traffic coming down the laneway into the parking area. Fencing would need to be added to ensure safety.

    I agree that there should be an overhaul of the shopping centre, and the rundown look done away with.

    More restaurants would be good, as would other retail outlets.

  28. In Stanmore NSW on “To fitout and use level 2...” at 152-156 Parramatta Road Stanmore NSW 2048:

    Sara Valentina Ferreira Freitas commented

    Nauti Studios is a fantastic space! This mixed use space is currently utilised by fabric and textile artists, florists, and traditional art mediums and is evolving constantly within the artistic field.
    As a costume/prop maker its perfect in providing a space to quietly work in and store garments.
    Its especially affordable and accommodates all sorts of creatives in where they can all express themselves and continue to work on their art.
    It provides a space which is adequate and well equipped to help all artists grow and also mingle with other creatives to inspire and contribute to the artistic industry in Australia.
    We need more spaces like Nauti Studios as there doesn't seem to be enough of them around.

  29. In Jannali NSW on “Fitout and Use of Shop 6 as...” at 557-559 Box Road Jannali 2226:

    Guy McIntosh commented

    Let's hope that the local "cafe mafia" don't prevent this development by using the argument that there are too many cafes in Jannali.

    Demographics in the area are changing and we need some innovative restaurants & businesses so that everyone can benefit.

    Jannali neeeds a re-fit and a competitive environment is much better for the entire shopping strip, rather than closed shopfronts.

  30. In Stanmore NSW on “To fitout and use level 2...” at 152-156 Parramatta Road Stanmore NSW 2048:

    Nicholas Bucholtz commented

    I recently occupied a space at Nauti Studios and am thoroughly impressed with the space and creative atmosphere it provides. Having a mixture of artists, dress makers and photographers makes this space a positive addition to area and fantastic contributor to the Sydney Art scene. More Spaces like this should be open in Sydney and I am a huge supporter of the approval of this application. Nicholas Bucholtz

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