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  1. In Hurstbridge VIC on “3 lot subdivision of the...” at 9 Pinnaroo Close, Hurstbridge VIC 3099:

    Petra Leaford commented

    This looks like a reasonable proposal for this large site. Congratulations to the owner for not just trying to max it out. I think 3 home sites on this lot would be great.
    Is there any way of ensuring that it will only be 3 home sites, and not multi unit developments on any of the 3 proposed lots? Can something be included on the new titles that restricts any building to single homes?

  2. In Thirroul NSW on “Residential - demolition of...” at 11 Bath Street, Thirroul NSW 2515:

    Mark Smith wrote to local councillor Jill Merrin

    It is a shame that approval has been given for the demolition of this building. It is one of the genuine historic beauties in the street. If there was ever a house worth preserving in thirroul this is surely one of them. My family and I are the current tenants. AT NO STAGE IN THE ASSESSMENT AND APPROVAL PROCESS HAS ANY AUTHORITY ACTUALLY ENTERED THE HOUSE TO EXAMINE AND DETERMINE THE HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BUILDING. Surely this demonstrates a flawed and questionable process. I urge reconsideration of the Council's decision to approve demolition.

    Delivered to local councillor Jill Merrin. They are yet to respond.

  3. In Bulli NSW on “Woolworths - demolition of...” at 269 Princes Highway, Bulli NSW 2516:

    Karina commented

    No thanks to KFC Bulli! I am opposed due to many reasons:
    We have enough good food options in the area . Do not need unhealthy.
    Need to promote healthy eating.
    Need to support local business
    Traffic is already terrible with Woolworths.
    Will only add to traffic congestion
    Will increase litter.
    Heritage needs to be maintained.
    Please say no to KFC Bulli.

  4. In Woonona NSW on “Residential - multi...” at 90 Forestview Way, Woonona NSW 2517:

    Jon Pascoe commented

    This DA is clearly illegal, does not meet any of the council's regulations on setback, landscaping, dwelling size for block size, and add significan't congestion to a very small street of single dwellings.

  5. In Wallacia NSW on “Detached Dual Occupancy &...” at 35 - 39 James Street Wallacia NSW 2745:

    Caron Hill commented

    As I share a boundary with this property I would be interested to see where the dual occ is proposed to be located on their land. I expect I will be sent the appropriate info. to my home address? As there is water run off from their property to mine I would also appreciate knowing where the storm water AND OSSM system will be diverted to from the building.
    Thanks Caron Hill Number 21 - 33 James Street WALLACIA

  6. In Marrickville NSW on “Change liquor licence...” at U 1 391 Enmore Rd, Marrickville, NSW:

    Mark Skinner commented

    I support this.

    The Grifter is a great place and it's impossible to see how extending the hours by one hour will have any harmful effects.

  7. In Marrickville NSW on “To fit out and use the...” at 236 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

    Mark Skinner commented

    This is exactly what the neighbourhood needs more of rather than depressing places that run off their pokies revenue.

    I'm all for it, I'd love greater diversity in the choices for food around here.

  8. In Alexandria NSW on “Fit-out and use of ground...” at 60 Botany Road Alexandria NSW 2015:

    Tim A commented

    As a neighbor of this property I think that the opening hours till 10 pm daily are too late and will impact on their neighbors ability to be able to enjoy their property's peacefully.
    I definitely think the hours need to be reduced

  9. In Tamworth NSW on “Tamworth Growers Market” at Parks & Reserves inc Bicentennial Park & Velodrome Kable Avenue Tamworth NSW 2340:

    Jeffrey Bartlett commented

    I am not sure what this application is about but if related to Tamworth Growers Markets to be able to use any area within the coloured area, I would think a condition on the such an application should include that the public path that runs through that area, used by bikes, walkers and runners, is not impeded by any stand being used by Tamworth Growers Market.

  10. In Arncliffe NSW on “Alterations and additions...” at 117 Forest Road, Arncliffe NSW 2205:

    Bart Chiofalo commented

    Dear Council,
    I take an interest in this development as I live directly opposite at number 1A Towers Place Arncliffe. Towers place is short narrow street on one side it has kerb and guttering with no pedestrian access and on the other it has pedestrian access and no kerb and guttering. The street is short narrow and has very limited parking. I do not entirely agree with the assessment relating to parking and traffic. The report fails to indicate that 115 Forest Rd is affected by a 6 -10 am clearway which causes a concentration of parking from nearby residents in Forest Rd into Towers Place. If fails to indicate that Towers Place will lose 3 - 4 street parking spaces as a result of this development. It fails to highlight that of the existing 8 Strata title there is zero off street parking provided to the tenants.

    In summary, my concern is around the loss of 3 -4 street spaces. I hope you consider my concerns when determining the outcome for this DA and find a way where these space can be recovered and returned to existing residents such as myself.

  11. In Fitzroy VIC on “Development of the land for...” at 242 Young St Fitzroy VIC 3065:

    Paul commented

    The public comments on this proposed development are all very interesting, but a couple of points of order are needed:

    1. The property in question, 242 Young St. Fitzroy, is a privately owned block of land currently without improvements. The "small park" referred to by Peter is the Greeves St. Reserve at 58 Greeves St.
    2. This means that the mature bottle brush referred to by Peter, and much maligned by Amy will stay, as it is situated on public parkland.
    3. While I wish Amy all the best in treating her allergies (I have had serious pollen allergies this year myself), if council were to "replace all hazardous trees and plants" in the municipality - meaning those that produce flowers, and hence, pollen - Yarra would be almost utterly devoid of plant life.
    4. Even if council did as Amy requested, this would not solve her medical issues - Victoria has been inundated by pollen from its extensive grasslands to the north this year, and as yet, science has not devised a way to separate the atmosphere of Fitzroy from that of the surrounding districts.

  12. In Hurstbridge VIC on “3 lot subdivision of the...” at 9 Pinnaroo Close, Hurstbridge VIC 3099:

    Nathan commented

    Could you please explain why it has taken 5 months for this to be made public and only given 14 days to respond?

  13. In Bulli NSW on “Woolworths - demolition of...” at 269 Princes Highway, Bulli NSW 2516:

    Vanessa van Loo commented

    To Whom It May Concern,
    I have no problem with this proposal. I know many people will point out that it's another fast food chain and it's unhealthy food, but at the end of the day your local supermarket sells plenty of junk food too. It's personal choice whether you purchase it or not. I know plenty of people in the northern suburbs that drive to Fairy Meadow KFC. At the end of the day, the demographics of these local suburbs are changing and they are growing. People want fast food that's convenient for them to get. It's not the best food, but the construction phase and the business will provide jobs. Isn't that more important, than people being in an archaic mindset that all development is bad?

  14. In Roseville Chase NSW on “Section 82A application to...” at 39 Babbage Road, Roseville Chase, NSW:

    Gaby Biviano commented

    This is an area where a boarding house would not be appreciated. We have many young families and a playground close to the above property. My first concern is the type of residents who would be attracted to low cost boarding. My second concern is the removal of trees, too many trees have been unlawfully removed in the Roseville Chase area. We would like to keep the status quo of a peaceful, leafy family suburb and a low cost boarding house does not fit the demographic of this area.

  15. In Launceston TAS on “Business and Professional...” at Ch Smith Building 16-24 Charles Street Launceston TAS 7250:

    Malcolm Cowan commented

    The plans look as if they will tidy up the area. Hopefully the old timbers have not been neglected so long that they cant be used.
    There appears to be bike parking for tenants. Whether this is actually in the right place and is secure enough is hard to determine from the plans.
    There needs to be more bike parking in the public areas, particularly near the cafe. Sometimes it is difficult to pre plan the position of hoops until the natural traffic flows of the site have developed. Some flexibility will be required.

  16. In Bulli NSW on “Woolworths - demolition of...” at 269 Princes Highway, Bulli NSW 2516:

    Dr. Meikle commented

    Dear Council,
    A KFC Bulli would be a travesty. Not only is the food unhealthy, the ethics of mass produced poultry is questionably unethical; the smell is awful and the clientele tend to drop lots of litter. It would increase traffic in an already overly congested area. Bulli is a heritage township that is full of character - we don't need a fast food outlet, nor further 'industrialisation'. Please do not allow KFC to ruin our home.

    Thank you.

  17. In Hamilton Hill WA on “Warehouse & Cafe” at 1 Kerry Street, Hamilton Hill, WA:

    Kitty March commented

    Hello, I'm interested to know what type of cafe/warehouse this will be? My husband and I live close to this site and believe it could be our new local venue. We can see that there has been significant work to the building recently and would love any information you could provide.

    Warm regards,

    Kitty March

  18. In Pymble NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 8 Yarrara Road, Pymble, NSW:

    James Fang commented

    They have released yet another noise report.

    They have measured the ambient noise at the front of the property, not at the rear or the boundary of any sensitive receivers and claimed that the ambient noise level for all receivers is 41dB(A). Many of the receivers do not face Yarrara road.

    As per the DCP for child care centres.

    Where a child care centre is to be located on a site adjoining a residential property, noise generated by the centre must not be more than 5dB(A) above the ambient (L90) background noise level, as measured at any point on the adjoining residential property."

    Once again, table 3-7, page 19 shows the predicted ambient noise at the eastern outdoor play area is 36dB(A). This would be all houses in R5 (all houses on Livingstone avenue), plus 4 Yarrara road that is on the battle axe. Also, R4 and R3 houses will receive significantly more abient noise that the +5dB(A).

    The noise criterion for any houses along the eastern boundary should be 36dB(A) + 5db(A) = 41dB(A).

  19. In Eastern Creek NSW on “Warehouse & Distribution...” at 22 & 24 Wonderland Drive, Eastern Creek:

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  20. In Fitzroy VIC on “Development of the land for...” at 242 Young St Fitzroy VIC 3065:

    Amy Orders commented

    I am glad with this new development and that the bottle brush will be destroyed, as it is a source of health hazard. All my life, I never suffer from hay fever until a bottle brush started blooming outside my bedroom window. I had to destroy the maturing bottle brush as no amount of doctor visits and medication could help my condition. With 8 deaths this year caused by pollen, I hope the council will replace all hazardous trees and plants for the well-being of the population.

  21. In Howrah TAS on “Demolition of existing...” at 6 Venice Street, Howrah, TAS:

    Peter & Diane Skeggs commented

    We live at no. 8 Venice st. and recently heard that the plans for development of four 2 storey units at no. 6 have changed to move nearer to our boundary due to an objection from no. 4. We have not been officially informed of this development and need to know if this is the case, We are concerned about the new unit no. 1 throwing a shadow on our property thereby cutting out the light into our lounge room and kitchen windows, areas where we spend a lot of time. We are also concerned about our privacy. Please advise us if this is the case. We realise that the objection date has expired but as we were not informed of the changes to the plans, we feel that our concerns should be addressed.
    Thank you.

  22. In Howrah TAS on “Demolition of existing...” at 6 Venice Street, Howrah, TAS:

    Peter & Diane Skeggs commented

    We live at no. 8 Venice st. and recently heard that the plans for development of four 2 storey units at no. 6 have changed to move nearer to our boundary due to an objection from no. 4. We have not been officially informed of this development and need to know if this is the case, We are concerned about the new unit no. 1 throwing a shadow on our property thereby cutting out the light into our lounge room and kitchen windows, areas where we spend a lot of time. We are also concerned about our privacy. Please advise us if this is the case. We realise that the objection date has expired but as we were not informed of the changes to the plans, we feel that our concerns should be addressed.
    Thank you.

  23. In Murrumbeena VIC on “Proposed 5 townhouses,...” at 26 Ardyne Street Murrumbeena VIC 3163:

    Shin (previous tenant) commented

    Hi
    Can you confirm if the existing house will be demolished with this development applied for at 26 Ardyne Street Murrumbeena or remain and have he yonhiuses built behind it? Also is there anywhere we can view a plan of the proposed development ?

    Regards
    Shinade

  24. In Bulli NSW on “Woolworths - demolition of...” at 269 Princes Highway, Bulli NSW 2516:

    Caroline Dempsey commented

    I am a Bulli resident and I oppose the building of a KFC franchise in Bulli. There are three reasons I do not want KFC in Bulli. Firstly, the main road through Bulli is already too busy and is often backed up right through the town, having a fast food franchise will only add to increased traffic.

    Secondly, there are enough local takeaway and food shops in Bulli and Woonona, what will happen to these small establishments when they have to compete with KFC? There is already a McDonalds in Woonona and we do not need more fast food franchises.

    Finally, the feel of Bulli will be altered again, as it was with the development of Woolworths. The modern and large Woolworths building stands out against the historic buildings in Bulli and another new building will only further ruin the historic feel of the Bulli town.

    Please do not allow KFC in Bulli.

  25. In Bulli NSW on “Woolworths - demolition of...” at 269 Princes Highway, Bulli NSW 2516:

    Leo commented

    I agree, we do not need more junk food outlets - our kids deserve better. There are lots of rubbish created, and despite mitigation provided, in reality, they always litter the surrounding areas.

    Please be forward thinkings and stop this non-sense.

  26. In Dakabin QLD on “Material Change of Use -...” at 205 Old Gympie Road, Dakabin QLD 4503:

    Keryn See commented

    Please strongly consider the traffic impact to the residents of the immediate area. We already have a high volume of traffic using Whitehorse Road since the townhouses and 7 eleven has opened. Vehicles are crossing double lines to enter the 7 eleven which highlights the need to ensure line markings are addressed.
    Cars also park on the grass verge along Whitehorse Road adjacent to the above noted developments which block views of oncoming traffic when leaving Cootha Drive. A possible yellow line may be needed in this area. There has already been a few car accidents in this area hence my concern.

  27. In Kew VIC on “Use an existing building as...” at 124 Edgevale Road Kew VIC 3101:

    Rachel Franklyn commented

    I live opposite to this site on Edgevale Rd and am concerned about the parking. The road is already beyond capacity and we often have to park in Wellington to get a spot. Given the usual wait times at medical centres I imagine there will be a substantial number of additional cars at any one time. There is not sufficient space for this in the street. I also leave my car on the street all day while I catch public transport to work, like many others, so reducing the time limit (which is mostly none at the moment on edgevale or not enforced on Wellington) will cause significant problems for many locals. I would not object if staff and customer parking was being provided by the medical centre.

  28. In Forresters Beach NSW on “Secondary Dwelling” at 33 Boos Road, Forresters Beach NSW 2260:

    Bronwyn McCutcheon commented

    I would like to object to this application on the grounds of lack of parking. As an owner of a new premises under construction on Sandcastle Close I have concerns about any guest parking. It appears that there is only parking for one vehicle in this application and no realy provision for any further parking for guests or if more than one vehicle is owned by the resident.

    Sandcastle close is a private road and the new dwellings that are being built on Sandcastle close all will have at least parking for two vehicles. The road cannot really accommodate any extra parking and is wholly owned by the residents of Sandcastle close. The road is private and the owners of Sandcastle close are all burdened with the expense of maintaining and upkeeing the road. If this development is allowed to proceed I have grave concerns where any future guests will park or if the residents have more than one vehicle.
    They have bought right of way but nothing more. If the residents of this new development want to have any guests there is nowhere for them to park and parking on Sandcastle close will not be an option. There are already issues with a shortage of parking on Henry's road and Boos road and cars are parked illegally constantly.

    Please consider this issue when making your determination.

  29. In Bulli NSW on “Woolworths - demolition of...” at 269 Princes Highway, Bulli NSW 2516:

    Pinky M Larance commented

    Dear Councillor,
    As a local resident of Bulli I do not think it is a good idea for the introduction of a KFC fast food restaurant. There are already numerous independent business who provide good quality food. A fast food restaurant would definitely impact existing businesses and it is not a very healthy take away food option for the general community.
    Further the large Woolworths building has made the town centre look very commercial which has reduced the potential for Bulli town centre to be an attractive precinct with important heritage value. Kind Regards Pinky

  30. In Fitzroy VIC on “Development of the land for...” at 242 Young St Fitzroy VIC 3065:

    Peter wrote to local councillor Amanda Stone

    I'm dismayed a that one of the few small parks in Fitzroy is going to disappear. This corner block has been a green oasis much enjoyed by local residents. It would be a great shame to see the beautiful mature bottle brush which is currently a mass of flower thrown into a skip.

    Delivered to local councillor Amanda Stone. They are yet to respond.

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