The Swanson Hotel – not too late to object

The City of Sydney will still accept submissions until 20 April.

Address your submission to:

Alistair Smith, ASmith1@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

If you wish to object, you must include in your submission:

Key points to raise:

Height:

  • The applicant acknowledges that the proposed development exceeds the maximum height in the Sydney DCP 2012 and the allowable height under the LEP 2012. No justification for this is non-compliance is provided.
  • As a community we are seriously concerned about the precedent that any breach of controls would set for future developments in the area.

Heritage:

  • Currently, the hotel is listed in the City’s LEP as a contributory building
  • According to City of Sydney guidelines: ‘Alterations and additions should not significantly alter the appearance of principal and significant façades of a contributory building, except to remove detracting elements.’ The current proposal clearly constitutes a major alteration to a principal and significant façade.
  • This is even more importance since the hotel still maintains its original façade and its appearance has not been changed since its first operation in 1939.

 

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April meeting update: Clover Moore to attend

Update: We have been told to expect Lord Mayor Clover Moore to attend tonight’s meeting.

The Agenda now is:

Protecting Local Streets – City of Sydney transport study – Clover Moore to speak, traffic engineers will be present as well.
DA for the Swanson pub
Alexandria Sunday Funday report

Meeting starts at 7, at the usual venue: Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden St.

April meeting – Alexandria Traffic Management Plan, Swanson Hotel DA, and more.

Our next meeting will be:

7pm, Wednesday, 11 April
Alexandria Town Hall
73 Garden St, Alexandria

The Agenda is:

  • Protecting Local Streets – City of Sydney transport study
  • DA for the Swanson pub DA
  • Alexandria Sunday Funday report

The transport study

Material from last Thursday night’s briefing,  ‘WestConnex: traffic solutions for Alexandria, Erskineville and St Peters‘, is now available online:
https://www.sydneyyoursay.com.au/westconnex-traffic-solutions-alexandria-erskineville-st-peters

This page has a link to the Alexandria Traffic Management Plan survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FBTNPFC

The consultation period ends 1 June.

If you have questions for council, the contact person is  Adam Lander (Senior Community Engagement Coordinator, reachable 02 9265 9333 or alander@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

Swanson Hotel DA

More information available on council website, or at planningalerts.org.au.

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Protecting Local Streets and Communities

The City of Sydney has commissioned an independent study into what can be done to protect our local streets from the deluge of traffic coming from (and going to) the WestConnex St Peters Interchange.

There will be a public meeting from 6pm to 7:30pm, Thursday 5 April, at Alexandria Town Hall.

There will be a drop-in session on Saturday 7 April, at 3:30pm, also at Alexandria Town Hall.

Once the report is released, we will have until 1 June to respond.

For more information, come along on Thursday or Saturday, or visit sydneyyoursay.com.au or fixwestconnex.com.au.

Mind the gap: Are we planning our major transport projects by a roulette wheel?

Ron Hoenig was standing up for Alexandria in parliament last week:

I call on the Government to reconsider its plans for the Sydney Metro. It has been almost two years since I first urged the Government to reassess its route and stations for the Sydney Metro Southwest project. I told the House then that the location of the Waterloo station was a mistake. It represented a missed opportunity to provide for the fastest growing and most densely populated urban renewal zone in Australia: Green Square east, between Zetland and Waterloo, near Danks Street. The New South Wales Government seems dead set on making yet another error with this project. Not only is the Waterloo stop in the wrong place, but the whole alignment through my electorate is wrong. Continue reading

March Meeting: Redfern Station, transport and trucks, residents’ forum

On the agenda for this month’s ARAG meeting:

  • Changes to Redfern Station – it’s started
  • Update on local transport issues from City of Sydney
  • Dangerous trucks in Alexandria: what can we do?
  • Residents’ forum: issues that affect you

The meeting will be at:

7pm, Wednesday 14 March
Alexandria Town Hall,
73 Garden St, Alexandria

ARAG Meeting this Wednesday

We’re back at Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden St, and our next meeting is 7pm, Wednesday the 14th(*).

On the Agenda:

  • Fix NSW Transport – what would really work?
  • Euston Rd/McEvoy St widening – an update
  • NBN coming to Alexandria
  • Local (over)developments

(*) And before anyone says that a residents’ group meeting isn’t romantic, remember that forewarned is forearmed, knowledge is power, and power is widely agreed to be the ultimate aphrodisiac. Bring your Valentine along!