If WestConnex were not enough, there is a proposal to build a six storey, 400+ apartment building in the middle of Sydney Park.
The proposed new development will replace what is currently a low rise warehouse/office building that is tucked behind a row of trees next to the lakes.
The full details are yet to be released, but we do know that the new buildings will be considerably taller than the surrounding trees and will be hard up against the boundaries with Sydney Park.
There is even a suggestion that the new complex will be called Sydney Park.
Formal objections have closed, but we are told that if an objection is received by the end of this week, it will still be considered.
We have prepared a suggested template that you might like to use as the starting point for your own objection – we strongly encourage you explain in your own words why this development matters to – it just carries more weight if you use your own words and talk about the things that matter to you.
Objections should be sent to RHand@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au ASAP, but definitely by 16/9.
The agenda for Wednesday’s ARAG meeting (13/7) is:
1. Central to Eveleigh
Development along the rail corridor between
Central and Eveleigh stations.
Guest speaker: Matthew White, Program Director, UrbanGrowth NSW.
2. Update on Alexandria Hotel
Land and Environment Court proceedings have resumed.
There will be a ‘Mediation’ meeting between the developer, and Council,
and Residents: Aug 4, 9:30am, on-site
Anyone who wishes to become more involved in the Residents Group is
encouraged to nominate to join the Executive.
Come to this month’s ARAG meeting at Wednesday 13th, 7pm, Alexandria Town Hall, for updates on:
- Sydney Metro – it’s not just a train station
- Updates on developments:
- Joshua Building – McEvoy Street
- 9 Mitchell Road (former Sydney City Mission)
- Alexandria Hotel – this time it’s a 7 storey tower that’s being proposed
- Studio 301
- WestConnex – Planning Department’s response to community submissions – what it means for us (hint: nothing good)
- Australian Technology Park – what happening?
Submissions on the Mirvac proposal to build two enormous buildings at the ATP close on Monday the 29th.
You can lodge an objection at the Major Projects website. Objections don’t have to be long. Continue reading
Your opportunity to lodge an objection to the “Australian Technology Park Redevelopment” closes 29 February.
The redevelopment will see more than 10,000 jobs move to the ATP, in a small number of giant buildings, with no significant increase in parking or other measures yet announced to help people get to these jobs.
ARAG will be lodging an objection, and we encourage you to do so too. Continue reading
We are still waiting to hear this formally confirmed, but we have been told that the developer will withdraw their current application to demolish the Alexandria Hotel.
They had been hoping to prevent the building receiving a heritage listing. It appears they have finally recognised that the merits of the case for heritage are too strong to be ignored, and that the physical building is now safe from the threat of demolition.
This does not mean that the hotel is safe. While the developers may abandon their attempts to redevelop the site, they may also come back with a new proposal that seeks to ‘adapt’ the existing building, possibly by keeping the front of the hotel while building on part or all of the current beer garden, and possibly even building ‘into’ the upper level of the hotel.
This is a win for the community. But until we know what happens next, it isn’t over yet.