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  1. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    Deirdre McIntosh commented

    Please don't demolish this iconic building!! It would ruin the very essence of Alexandria! It is a family friendly iconic pub of Australia!!

  2. In Saint Ives NSW on “Additions and Alterations...” at 7 Torokina Avenue, St Ives, NSW:

    Lizanne Evans commented

    The amount of traffic at the intersection is already dangerous, to add additional traffic each day is just asking for trouble, how can this zoning be allowed when there are ample childcare centres in the area ?

    This is just too dangerous, I object to this.

  3. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    Anna commented

    I object to the tearing down of this classic old pub, full of run down charm and community feel.
    By allowing this old hotel to be demolished and another set of new units to be built, the council is yet again letting go of heritage buildings for the betterment of developers.
    The building itself is not deemed worthy of keeping as the surrounding areas have had their heritage destroyed. If this continues you can easily see how there will be nothing left of any interest to round out the numerous apartment blocks in the area.
    I understand there is a need for housing but I think there may be more clever ways of incorporating units into suburbs so we don’t lose all the character of our community.

    Queen Victoria Building is a good example.

    Anna - resident for 29 years

  4. In Balwyn VIC on “Construction of a four (4)...” at 198 Whitehorse Road Balwyn VIC 3103:

    KDangerfield commented

    I think it is wrong to waiver the parking requirements and also the loading bay requirements in an already congested area. The apartment blocks are numerous along this exact strip and as the parking requirements have been reduced for these also then you are going to have hundreds of cars all looking for parking in the surrounding residential streets. The inclusion of food venues in the bottom of these apartment blocks will also demand extra parking. The parking is already congested in that same spot due to the cinema complex and various restaurants that already exist. I think it very unfair that the residents in the surrounding street will have to endure this congestion that you are creating especially as there are clearways that exist on Whitehorse Road. It is very irresponsible urban planning.

  5. In Wantirna South VIC on “Apartment Building - 24...” at 15 White Road, Wantirna South VIC 3152:

    David Ruse commented

    19 and 21 White Road have been sold to a developer too so I expect they will lump all these multi dwellings in White and Jackson Rds. Perhaps it is time for me to sell too. DR

  6. In Surry Hills NSW on “Section 96(2) modification...” at 490 Crown Street Surry Hills NSW 2010:

    Tim Reid commented

    As a residential tenant in this property, I am already very familiar with the terrible noise and smell of the waste collection process. This included grease trap emptying, and bin emptying into garbage trucks.
    Even with doors and windows closed, this noise will wake you from sleep. With the doors or windows open, which is we usually have open about 8 months of the year, the noise and smell is unbearable as a resident.
    These services are already happening outside of the approved times, usually at 6:30am.
    I strongly oppose extending the increased operating hours of these services.

  7. In Saint Ives NSW on “Additions and Alterations...” at 7 Torokina Avenue, St Ives, NSW:

    Margot Ryan commented

    I object to the proposed development at 7 Torokina Avenue. This part of Torokina Avenue is already a traffic choke point, particularly around school drop off and pick up times. This development will worsen the situation. There is limited parking on either side of this narrow Street. Buses using this route are already often blocked by parked cars. There will be increased danger for children walking to school.

  8. In Wantirna South VIC on “Apartment Building - 24...” at 15 White Road, Wantirna South VIC 3152:

    Merrilyn Whitecross commented

    What happened to the new rules that were supposed to stop this sort of "progress" that is turning leafy green Knox into an overcrowded concrete jungle ?
    Nothing should be allowed to be built unless it matches the neighbourhood pattern - that what the residents of Knox repeatedly say. All multi dwellings should be lumped together in a new area, not added to normal suburbia.

  9. In Epping NSW on “2 x 5 storey residential...” at 6-10 Carlingford Road & 1-5A Cliff Road Epping:

    Neridah commented

    What a disgrace. Traffic? Visitor parking? Parks? Local swimming pool alteady issues about being closed which i and many local residents strongly reject ti. Schooling? Really infrastructure should be in place before these developments. Say goodbye to the quality residents as i know 13 families that have or r leaving our once leafy respectful epping. Like eastwood it is just becoming a trash low chinese based development. So much for class. Just makes me cry and i am not alone in my comments and dissapointment.

  10. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    Rebecca Wolfe commented

    I oppose the tearing down of the Alexandria hotel for apartments. As the other comments point out- the hotel is a local landmark and a meeting point for the community, the area is already congested and this will put more cars on the streets, vying for limited parking.

  11. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    Richard Gosling commented

    The Alexandria Hotel has been a meeting place for so many great events in the last 30 years of my life. Please leave an historic, iconic and much loved piece of the local community alone. There are enough blocks of high / medium density residential structures in this area as it is without killing off any more cultural landmarks. Please leave this hotel alone.
    Thanks.

  12. In Saint Ives NSW on “Additions and Alterations...” at 7 Torokina Avenue, St Ives, NSW:

    Peter Jackson commented

    I object to the proposed changes to 7 Torokina Avenue St Ives making it a 25 place childcare centre. I have lonely just read how alterations are being done to a childcare centre in Pentecost Avenue, thereby increase its capacity from 36 to 98 places. Kindykidz on the corner of Killeaton Street and Memorial Avenue has an ad saying spaces are available. Why do we need another childcare centre ? This will only cause extra traffic around St Ives Primary and St Ives high school as well as along Yarrabung.

  13. In South Yarra VIC on “Construction of a four...” at 3-5 Chambers Street, South Yarra, VIC:

    Suzanne & Daryl Lea commented

    We are the owner occupiers of 13/38 Chambers St. Sth Yarra.
    We have great concerns regarding this very large development on a very small block, even more concerned with the application for a waiver of a visitors car park requirement. Car parking is at a premium in this area & in particular, Chambers Street, which is very narrow and if the waiver is approved, it worsens the already dire situation.

    We do not think this application should be approved.

  14. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    Kat Harte commented

    I strongly object to this iconic building being demolished. What could be your reasons apart from greed? There have never been any problems with the patrons It is a meeting point for the locals both singles and family's. The building has stood the test of time for a 145 years and still looks good will be gone with one sweep of a wrecking ball and replaced by an ugly cube of a building. There is not enough parking for the residence and workers already another 28 cars will just add to the aggregation of finding a car spot and there will be no where for people to stop and buy goods from the retails area as demonstrated by the other corner where units have been built and the retail outlets have stood empty. Do not do this, Please reconsider, thank you

  15. In South Toowoomba QLD on “Reconfigure 1 into 4 Lots” at 22 Seaton Street South Toowoomba QLD 4350:

    Damien commented

    This is outrageously pathetic and NOTHING but pure GREED. Chris Tait... you WILL not be in council after next years elections. People have had enough of your mine grabbing ways that have lead to absolute eyesore developments in this city.

  16. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    Geoff Mason commented

    This development ticks many boxes and the developer has done their homework smartly and I commend them. This old 145 year old building has no off street parking currently, yet attracts hundreds of car driving patrons who now park in nearby streets day and night to visit the pub. This development will in fact free up parking.

    Secondly, it caters for buyers/tenants who do not own cars which is becoming a common and desirable option for inner city residents. The development encourages sustainable transport by offering safe convenient bicycle parking.

    The building design is leading edge and eye catching, it is not a usual residential cube.

    Removing a licensed premises from the area is also a big plus to nearby residents and will reduce the late night drunken rowdy crowds.

    As a local resident I approve and endorse the project and hope this sets a benchmark for many more smart developments.

    (I have no affiliation with the developer or City of Sydney Council).

  17. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    Jodi Hawthorne commented

    Another set of apartments with NO PARKING in an already heavy congested area of traffic. You cant be serious your going to allow an amazing piece of history be torn down to make way for badly designed apartments.

    Whats with this council???

    OPPOSE, OPPOSE, OPPOSE

  18. In Surrey Hills VIC on “Packaged Liquor Licence” at 140 Union Road, Surrey Hills 3127, VIC:

    Joan Rutherford commented

    I strongly object to a second bottle shop in Union Road. This will change the neighbourhood character. I am a long term resident and object to the change in the area.

  19. In Scoresby VIC on “Multiple Dwellings and...” at 525 Stud Road, Wantirna South VIC 3152:

    Mrs C. Fuller commented

    Why must the carparking requirements be waived. In Multiple dwelling sites, it is essential
    that extra parking for visitors be instigated in the planning before building is approved. Many times insufficient visitor parking has created added burdens to the resident, i.e. verbal and vehicle noise disturbance while finding room to park, cluttered street parking, owners/tenants at times denied access to their properties, general inconvenience.

    Mrs C. Fuller

  20. In Darlington NSW on “Fitout and change use of...” at 260 Abercrombie Street Darlington NSW 2008:

    Hugh Boyd commented

    I am strongly opposed to this application.

    The application proposes 7 day trading 10am to 10pm - this is inconsistent with all the other businesses in this block which operate 8-6 or 8-8.

    This is a strip of shops that back on to a residential area with 14 private dwellings, all of which will be affected by the additional noise.

    I also have serious concerns about the stated intention of the new business to use the old laneway behind the shops to take bins out - I note that the existing owner of the adjoining property (Tripod Cafe) does not do this, but takes his bins out via Abercrombie St. Using this laneway for bins will result in additional noise, loss of privacy for the residential properties abutting this lane, security risks in having that laneway gate constantly opened (note the previous operators of this same shop were burgled via that laneway!).

    The application as a whole reads as though the operator has thought entirely of their needs and nothing at all of the needs of local residents.

    I repeat, I am strongly opposed to this development application in its current form.

    Regards,

    Hugh
    Resident in adjoining property.

  21. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    Marianne commented

    This is just insane madness and needs to be stopped.
    Development has gone rampant in Alexandria and I believe this to be the last straw.
    The thought that the council would even consider allowing the demolishing of this historical landmark is incomprehensible

    It is heritage, it is historical, it is a landmark , It’s the vibe but most of all it is a place that so many people have come together as a community to share a beer, have some fun cheer their local sporting team, Cheer the Socceroo’s at the world cup and so much more.

    Shame City of Sydney shame.

    Make a stand with your residents and with your community that trust you to make the right decision and stop this lunacy now.

  22. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    Mark King commented

    This great pub represents for me a place that has provided great memories and close attachment for, over 10 years. Its a pub the draws so many people together to celebrate and supprt our mighty swans year after year. All toads leadcto this great place. Leave it alone!

  23. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    Maerin Hamilton Fraser commented

    Hello to whom it may concern, I would like to say...that I have not visited this iconic building YET..but would very much like to , so in this regard I object to the demolition of such an outstanding historical building...in fact i feel it should be added to the protection of a heritage listing and be preserved!

    PLEASE building like these being replaced by building for profit is...very wrong and should be stopped!

    Thank YOU!
    Maerin Hamilton Fraser.!

  24. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    Mark Nicholson commented

    Big no.

    Turn off the greed Sydney Developers.

    Take away the things that make a suburb (heritage) and you end up with just units and a sterile no character bruffhgp (new word to describe Merriton vomit of buildings with crappy retail shops underneath that no one uses).

    Don't take away this family friendly venue, piece of history.

  25. In Wantirna South VIC on “Apartment Building - 24...” at 15 White Road, Wantirna South VIC 3152:

    David Ruse commented

    I knew something was about to happen but that is bigger than I expected.

  26. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    Adrian Cave commented

    No ! no no no no no no No ! ( Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast )
    Has Sydney Council gone nuts? I have a 2 bedroom terrace I'm sure we can get 10 apartments to fit somehow..

    The Alexandria Hotel should be preserved to maintain some local heritage
    i.e. features belonging to the culture of a particular society, such as traditions, languages, or buildings that were created in the past and still have historical importance.
    All of these can be found in The Alexandria Hotel and in the tens of thousands of people who have had the pleasure to frequent it over the last 100 years + and hopefully for many years in the future.
    Or we could have 28 apartments.

  27. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    yi shen commented

    Please do not approve.
    I live in the neigbourhood and enjoy the atmosphese current buidling created for the neighbourhood. Please make it heritage listed and not make decision only by profit.

  28. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    grant marshall commented

    What little old fashion charm Sydney has left.. And you're going to tare it down for apartments?? Really.. Not heritage listed?? How So... If this Great old Dame pub was in the Rocks, would it be knocked down for apartments.. I think not!! Leave it alone!! have some Class.

  29. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    Chris Nixon commented

    I strongly object to the demolition of the Alexandria Hotel.

    This grand old building is an important part of our heritage and should not be destroyed by money hungry developers and council members who are in cahoots.

    If you allow this to go ahead you will further erode the look and feel of this area and you as Councillors will forever be reasonable for this - there will be backlash from your constituents if this goes ahead.

    Regards
    Chris

  30. In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

    Eunice Quick commented

    Do we really need to demolish such a fine old establishment that has brought so much joy to the general public.

    its such a shame that we keep getting rid of the old to make way for the new. units can be built anywhere, but you can never replace what was.

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