Monthly Archives: April 2018

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.