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

    Julia Nozhnitksa commented

    1870! Imagine having this pub and knowing how many generations ago people were looking at the very same building. Looking at the old pictures of people long gone and seeing the very same building makes you be interested in history more. It is certainly so for the children. Please don't demolish the pub that was built in 1870.

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

    Susan Walsh commented

    The demolition of a pub that has been around since the 1870s and in its current form since the 1930s is very sad. Buildings are buildings but this place has a soul and it contributes strongly to the character and vibe of the neighbourhood. There are so few commercial heritage buildings left in the area. The heritage report itself references the building is in good condition and retaining original features. Such a sad loss for Eveleigh/Alexandria/Redfern of the only bit of character before seeing the usual 'modern' characterless buildings of Garden and Henderson. I especially encourage you to read the heritage report that reminds us of the features and history. Please, please reconsider.

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

    Neil McRae commented

    It makes me really sad to think that The Alex will be demolished. I have very fond memories of this place going back decades. I really can't believe it will be gone. I thought it would have been heritage listed. This is a real community gathering spot where the sense of local history is tangible. I understand the need for more homes in the area but this place should be off limits to developers. I met my partner at this pub. He would turn in his grave if he knew what was planned. Buildings are buildings but this place has a soul and it contributes strongly to the character and vibe of the neighbourhood. There are so few commercial heritage buildings left in the area, and none that are so open to the public. This is a special space. I will feel very empty inside every time I walk past this corner if this beloved pub is destroyed. Please, please reconsider.

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

    Tyson commented

    Don't sell! It's my family's local for dinner we head in one night per week. Very sad to see it turn into ugly apartments..

  5. In Winston Hills NSW on “Proposed Shop Top Housing...” at Winston Hills Shopping Centre, 180-192 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Winston Hills NSW 2153:

    Damien Mascord commented

    To whom it may concern,

    As per the other concerned residents, we are against the proposal of adding units above Winston Hills Mall.

    It will be a very obvious sore thumb introduced into a low density suburb.

    Baulkham Hills and Castle HIll nearby, are succumbing to the high density mantra, with quite negative results already obvious, following in their trend to "catch on to the craze" will have negative consequence.

    The value proposition for Winston Hills is that they are not high density, and the property values will maintain simply because of that fact, in contrast to the mess that is Baulkham and Castle Hills. Property values, and hence tax revenue will rise because of that contrast.

    Please think very carefully before committing to something like this, it is a mistake.

    Thanks,

    Damien

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

    R Puttock commented

    So much has been achieved in turning this great pub into a fantastic community hub for the people of Alexandria and Waterloo. It's been that way since the 1870s.

    Do you really want to destroy a living testament to 130 years of history and culture, for just another boring residential and commercial block?

    The soul of a place doesn't often get wiped away in an instant. Rather, it is usually the result of a series of bad decisions. Don't let this be one of those decisions.

    Save Alexandria. Save the Alex.

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

    Chris Glen commented

    The Alexandria is a beautiful, rare example of a early 20th century Sydney inner city pub. Demolishing it to be replaced by a "4 storey mixed use building. Building consists of 28 residential apartments, a commercial tenancy on the ground" will remove an iconic local landmark & community asset with a run of the mill new development.

    As has been reported (below), I fail to see how the hotel is both "relatively common" & has how the "heritage value has been diminished by surrounding redevelopment." The latter is absolutely counter intuitive (newer developments reducing heritage value?), the first is unsubstantiated & frankly untrue as many of these buildings are irreversibly changed or developed from original use.

    "Documents lodged in support of the development application acknowledge the building has historical value but argue its style of architecture is relatively common and that its heritage value has been diminished by surrounding redevelopment."

  8. 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!!

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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).

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. 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.!

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