589-591 Elizabeth Street Redfern NSW 2016

RE-NOTIFICATION of Development Application for demolition of all structures on site, earthworks, site remediation, construction of a 4 storey building for use as hotel accommodation, basement car park and ancillary licensed cafe. The proposed changes from the original submitted proposal include the retention of trees along Elizabeth Lane, additional building setbacks, reduction in hotel rooms, reduction in extent of basement and excavation, relocation of car park entrance, reduction in car parking spaces, deletion of balconies, deletion of rooftop facilities, changes to internal building layout and reduction in hours of operation of cafe. The hotel proposed hours of operation are 24 hours, 7 days a week and the licensed cafe proposed hours are 7.00am – 9.00pm, 7 days a week.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website over 1 year ago. It was received by them over 1 year earlier.

(Source: City of Sydney, reference D/2018/774)

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  1. james mcgrath commented

    I have worked / leased a studio at 583 Elizabeth for last 8 years and have watched the street develop in that time. Most of this development has respected the heritage value of the existing buildings and have tried to use the elements that exist in Elizabeth Lane. These include recycled brick and fenestration that is in proportion to existing heritage warehouses.

    This proposed design uses modern facade cladding (most likely flammable Aluminum composite panels) and a facade that is only appropriate on a shopping mall context. This site is an opportunity for infill development that enhances the existing built environment, instead it would detract from it.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me for further comment.

    Regards
    James McGrath

  2. David Cox commented

    Any developments on the old prestige garage site should be 'sympathetic' , low rise and generally in keeping with the existing environment. The proposed development will be none of the above. It sounds like an oversized commercial monstrosity.

    It will also generate significant extra traffic in Elizabeth St , Elizabeth lane and surrounds. As an owner in Great Buckingham St I am constantly blocked from access to my garage by trucks and general overflow parkers dining at the many local cafes and visitors to the church who decide that parking in Elizabeth Lane is ok despite the NO STANDING signs. Having 24 hr a day cars and delivery trucks up and down and already very busy Elizabeth Lane is just ridiculous ! It is entirely fallacious to suggest that there is minimal local traffic in Elizabeth Lane today. It is just not plausible to suggest this development will not add significantly to this existing problem.

    regards
    David Cox

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