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  1. In Kellyville NSW on “Stage one of a subdivision...” at 100 Barry Road, North Kellyville NSW 2155:

    Sue Mace commented

    I agree with James the roads are not coping with the fast growing developments in this area,

  2. In Frankston South VIC on “To subdivide the land into...” at 86-88 Stotts Lane, Frankston South 3199, VIC:

    Nicole Bauld commented

    As a resident living on manor drive with young children, this street is busy enough as it is without taking on further traffic with a new development.
    Entering and exiting from the new development should take place onsite of the development and not use adjoining roads at the risk and detriment of Tahnee estate residents

  3. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    Dwayne Prescott commented

    Hello. I have a concern regarding the traffic noise on the M1 from before the Newport road overpass and continuing down the exit ramp leading into the northbound site. I fear that exhaust brakes are going to be quite disturbing to residential properties close to this area. The noise has increased markedly since the construction of Southern Star Windows and Doors factory adjacent to the M1. Since the trees were removed from the site for the factory, the noise has increased, and with trucks slowing to enter this proposed service centre I believe the noise will further increase. I know there is noise fences at the site itself mentioned in the proposal but WHAT ABOUT THE ROAD ITSELF? Any residential area close to the M1 or any other freeway close to any residential area elsewhere in the state have noise abatement barriers. WHY NONE PROPOSED HERE?

  4. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    Dave Lemcke commented

    There should be at the very least an access point for emergency services. This would improve community safety in the event of major incidents such as the ethanol truck fire several years ago at this location. Preferably a full on/off ramp system to take traffic out of Morisset to this growing area.

  5. In Dunmore NSW on “Two Townhouses and Two Lot...” at 16 Aurora Avenue Dunmore NSW 2529:

    Joshua Reid commented

    As own the adjoining property, wish to obtain more details, plans on this development.

  6. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    Sue Blyde commented

    It would benefit the local community to have on and off ramps to Newport Road included in this develooment. These ramps would provide easy access to the growing local community and go some way in reducing traffic congestion in Morisset and Cooranbong without the need for building bypass additional a bypass road for Morisset which is current,y heavily congested at peak times.

  7. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    Emma commented

    Do any of you who are all for this on /off ramp live on Newport rd or in Dora Creek ? I am against this application for the following reasons.
    We already are overburdened with people speeding in the 60 zone killing innocent animals whose habitat is already destroyed due to more developments in the area,heavy overweighted Trucks going up and down Newport rd daily not to mention the noise they create, trying to exit a driveway on Newport rd is an absolute nightmare already any further traffic would create a buildup along Newport rd making it even harder.
    Newport rd residents do not even have footpaths to protect us from this increased traffic multiple people have also been hit ,there are potholes everywhere the Council doesn't make this a priority for existing residents they are only interested in catering to residents of these new estates in Cooranbong .
    The current turn onto Wangi rd is difficult and causes multiple accidents due to the lack of infastracture .
    Dora Creek should not become burdened by excess traffic from Watagan Park or the M1 find another solution , there is no need for a petrol station or to destroy bushland when so much has disappeared already . Morisset is 10 minutes away and a petrol station already exists at the end of newport rd surely we should support this local business instead.

  8. In McKinnon VIC on “Construction of 5 three...” at 8 Station Avenue Mckinnon VIC 3204:

    Jan Wilson commented

    I agree with the spirit of the comments by Peter Lenartas......same thing has happened in Bevis Street, Agnes Street and Malane Street, Bentleigh East.

    Council needs to adhere to Local Government Act 2020, Page 24

    “8 Role of Council. ((i). The role of Council is to provide good governance in its municipal district for the benefit and well being of the municipal community.”

    .......This was quoted on the Agenda for the Council Meeting of December 15, 2020.

  9. In Palm Beach QLD on “Material Change of Use Code...” at 1214 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221:

    Patrick Comerford commented

    This DA represents yet another assault on the amenity and reasonable expectations that residents adjacent to this proposal and else where in Palm Beach have a entitlement to expect from GCCC.
    The site is simply too small for such a development.
    This particular DA is the thin end of the wedge. We have already seen a proposal that was permitted at another location, despite not meeting the planning requirements being used by the proponant to justify another DA which likewise did not comply. "You did it for them so why not us".
    This is the modus operandi of Developers to bend the planning department to their will. If planners refuse to play along you can be sure legal threats follow to circumvent council and community concerns.
    This DA must be rejected.

  10. In Smithfield SA on “ePathway- further info 4/1” at Lot 35 Curtis Road, Penfield Gardens SA 5121:

    John morrell commented

    In the area devolpement of tiny blocks of land should not be acceptable this land is in the area where a large house and horticulture should be taken place not a condensed neighbourhood.
    There are multiple house immediately adjacent that are nice houses with agricultural use which is what the area is zoned for the development should stay on the otherside of heaslip Road there is huge land parcels stretching between munnopara andrews farm and the newly appointed estates in the area their investments would plummet and I beleive the Eastern side of headlight Road should be developed before heading to Virginia.

  11. In Eastlakes NSW on “Review of Determination of...” at 44 Vernon Avenue, Eastlakes NSW 2018:

    Tess Michaels commented

    Why do Councils continue to allow these DAs that totally destroy the existing streetscapes of the area? Single level, brick residential homes replaced by boxes which add no value to the aesthetics and character of the street. We are losing any value left in our streetscapes and the environment in general. These DA's don't need to be approved - the Council could look at alternatives in design and make those applying adhere to stricter controls

  12. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    Gary B commented

    I’ve lived in Cooranbong for over 50 years & have often wished we had access to M1 from Newport rd, the benefits of M1 access on Newport rd on both sides on Newport road (north & south) would be many, but here’s a few that come to mind, 1st, safer travel, I’ve lost count of the many road accidents & deaths on what we used to call death triangle (the lap of Dora creek, Morisset, Cooranbong & back to Dora creek), 2nd, reduction of traffic on local roads, Morisset off ramp is already under strain of increased traffic & having a Newport rd access would definitely take pressure off Morisset access & Main Street, 3rd, quicker travel & response times for everyone & especially emergency vehicles, 4th, less wear & tear on local roads, driving through Cooranbong is like going 4wheel driving, & Cooranbong is expanding, minimising traffic on local roads means the roads will last longer & wear better. If we don’t fix it now it’s only going to get worse.

  13. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    Jason Brown commented

    There is a dire need for an exit and entry point in the vicinity of the Cooranbong and Dora Creek Township. There are extensive delays every day from 2:00pm until 7:00pm at the only entry/exit ramp located at Morisset.
    The other very specific need for a new entry/exit point is due to the increased/increasing population and new housing estates being developed in the area.
    There are over 25,000 (2019 Census) people living in this area and the one entry/exit point is insufficient. So please consider building the new on/off ramps to help ease congestion and traffic to the local community.
    (Concerned citizen, Western side of the lake.)

  14. In Boronia VIC on “Development of the land for...” at 6 Stonehaven Avenue, Boronia VIC 3155:

    Bronwyn Stephen commented

    Why is three storey even bring considered? Boronia is going to rack and ruin, the side streets losing their charm, tree canopy disappearing never to be replaced, poor long term quality buildings looming over existing housing, pushing those who want to stay, out.

  15. In Clearview SA on “Torrens title land division...” at 38 Gordon Ave Clearview SA 5085:

    Chris McBride commented

    This plot has an area of only 858m² meaning there is not enough land to accommodate three new plot. There is a pre-existing plan submitted for two new plots each with 430m²/428m² which meets the minimum specified size and would be less detrimental to the surrounding properties while also increasing the return on this developers investment. Less is more people.

  16. In Doncaster East VIC on “Removal of one tree” at 9 Aminga Avenue Doncaster East VIC 3109:

    Rod Atcliffe commented

    The tree is a feature of the area and was there long before the current owners moved in and also the owners of no 7 who now claim Vitamin c deficiency. Did they not know where North was when they purchased? The pine needles would be a nuisance but again the tree was there when the current owners purchased. The claims by the owners of No7 are
    disingenuous as they do not seem to know anything about trees. They have planted a Eucalypt on the nature strip and don't seem to be aware of potential root damage to the footpath and road let alone safety concerns with falling limbs later on. I live at no 3 Aminga Ave and have enjoyed the tree and the birds that visit it for 18 years. I do not support its removal.

  17. In Umina Beach NSW on “Dwelling Additions and...” at 25 Sydney Avenue, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

    Wills commented

    Hey guys: we live up the street & it’s great to see your house re-vamp DA. We hope you are going to keep your trees? We love your corner for the birds & shade.

  18. In Ettalong Beach NSW on “Demolition of Existing...” at 23 Flathead Road, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257:

    Jake commented

    Hi owners & Council: we live over the back area of your property and reckon the huge tree will be demolished like all the others on “the fish streets”! Is there a chance the tree(s) can be kept or at least pruned back for this project for the sake of the last decent bit of shade and place for birds to hang out? Take a look at Google Earth and see how desolate these streets are with max density housing. Council: Where are the street trees?

  19. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    A. Oliver commented

    I understand that adding on and off ramps on Newport Road would make life easier for those in the surrounding areas, but I think infrastructure in surrounding areas needs to be addressed, not adding on and off ramps to Newport Road. This would significantly increase traffic, noise and possible speeding down a partially suburban street and the bridge and intersection at Dora Creek would not be able to cope with the increased traffic. I am also concerned with compression braking from trucks off the m1 into the service area but hope that noise reduction measures will be taken to reduce this.

  20. In Doncaster East VIC on “Removal of one tree” at 9 Aminga Avenue Doncaster East VIC 3109:

    Morteza Farmand commented

    We live across the street from the subject site at 7 Aminga Avenue Doncaster East. We have been wanting this tree gone for a long time. It is a large ugly pine tree blocking all the sun from our house all year round. My wife has been suffering from Vitamin D deficiency for years and this tree has made her situation worse; we spoke to the owners (that the tree goes over their house and is a serious safety concern for them being less than 5m from the house by the way) and got referral from the GP and submitted to the council back in July 2020.
    The pine corns drop all the time and are serious treat to our kids. I know the area has pine trees but they don’t belong to here. They are ugly, needles drop, they won’t let anything grow under them! I work in environmentally sustainable design and energy efficiency and a big supporter of environment and trees, I planted gumtrees on my nature strip and council does not like it! I don’t understand what the council and people like about these ugly pine trees. They should be all cut down and replaced with native trees.
    The owner was happy to replace this with a native tree and it is in the application.

  21. In Bondi Beach NSW on “Construction of a 5 storey...” at 148 Curlewis Street Bondi Beach NSW 2026:

    Nicolette Boaz commented

    Five stories is too high. We have a nice low rise development policy that keeps Bondi the nice low key suburb it should be. I object to that height. It is not in keeping with the surrounds. Do not allow developers to grab every square inch of space at the expense of overdevelopment and loss of views and sunlight for everyone else around them.

  22. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    Semra B commented

    There needs to be something done for the surrender mismanagement of the roads and traffic flow throughout Dora creek, Morisset and Cooranbing. There’s technically 1 loop in and out which is always backed up. With the growing families, and populations in the area, something needs to be done ASAP!
    If it means an on point on Newport Rd, fantastic, but I still think other things will need to be done to manage flow around the area.

  23. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    Sue Blyde commented

    It would benefit the local community to have on and off ramps to Newport Road included in this develooment. These ramps would provide easy access to the growing local community and go some way in reducing traffic congestion in Morisset and Cooranbong without the need for building bypass additional a bypass road for Morisset which is current,y heavily congested at peak times.

  24. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    MICHA LANSDOWN commented

    The residents of Newport Rd "do not" welcome an on of ramp or access to Newport Rd. This will bring unwanted traffic and noise. The worst thing that has happen to Cooranbong is the development and mismanagement of land and community infrastructure with the development of Watagan Park Estate. We welcome no new development. Leave Newport Rd access alone and think of fixing the access through and around the area.

  25. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    MICHA LANSDOWN commented

    The residents of Newport Rd "do not" welcome an on of ramp or access to Newport Rd. This will bring unwanted traffic and noise. The worst thing that has happen to Cooranbong is the development and mismanagement of land and community infrastructure with the development of Watagan Park Estate. We welcome no new development. Leave Newport Rd access alone and think of fixing the access through and around the area.

  26. In Walkerville SA on “Land Division (One into Two)” at 7 St Andrews Street, Walkerville SA 5081:

    Frederick Lau commented

    With the subdivision of this plot of land, all the beautiful trees in the plot will be cut down and 2 ugly semi-detached houses will be built on this site. We are losing so many trees in Walkerville.

  27. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    Jodie Sobota commented

    I live at Dora Creek and use the M1 to commute to work 5 to 6 days a week. Current traffic accessing and exiting the M1 via Morisset is increasingly congested. The majority of afternoons it takes me 20+ minutes to travel from the 8km from the exit to home. Cooranbong developments in the past 5 years has added to the congestion at the Dora Creek shops and turn to the main road to Wangi/Morisset (Dora street/Wamsley/ Main Road intersection). I am aware of a large subdivision being sold at Dora Creek with 300+ lots. I notice a number of comments suggesting Newport Road access to the M1. I would like this also if it reduced my travel time, but worry that without the supporting infrastructure at Dora Creek it would just shift the congestion problem and current problems with traffic at Morisset to Dora Creek - which I don't want.

  28. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    Alan Edwards commented

    Need access from local community to these services for sure.

  29. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    Lee Rogers commented

    I agree that an on/off ramp on Newport Rd may make life easier for Morisset & Cooranbong residents but just shifts the traffic burden to Dora Creek which is the least equipped to handle more traffic, nor can Dora Creek bridge accommodate large vehicles driving under it. There is also a development with hundreds of houses taking shape on Gradwells Rd which will see traffic increase the burden on local roads not equipped to handle to volume.
    If there is an onramp/offramp on Newport Rd, the road to Toronto needs to be a sealed Hawkmount Rd & not Wangi Rd. This would not only alleviate the congestion in Dora Creek but also lessen the danger for increased traffic alongside Origin Energy's unstable ash dam wall at Myuna Bay.

  30. In Cooranbong NSW on “Demolition (Dwelling House...” at 266 Newport Road, Cooranbong NSW 2265:

    Scott Smith commented

    With trucks and vehicles entering these service centres, there will need to be significant additional noise control measures along the M1 to minimise the impact of engine brake noise. The plans on display show both service centres in detail but do not show any plans to install noise walls, barriers or engine brake signage along the M1. Jigadee Creek bridge is already exceptionally noisy and this will only add to this noise.

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