14 Narambi Street, Narrabundah, ACT

PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION - demolition of the existing dwellings and the construction of 6 new two storey dwellings, basement car parking, landscaping and associated works. Lease variation for block 10 to permit two dwellings and consolidate block 10 with block 11.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 9 months ago. The date it was received by them was not recorded.

(Source: ACT Planning & Land Authority, reference 201834164)

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  1. K commented

    I object to the current proposals outlined in development application 201834164 for 14 Narambi Street, on the basis of density and amenity.

    In particular, I object to the proposed lease variation to combine 14 Narambi Street with 16 Narambi Street as this seems solely based on increasing the density of the proposed development, which would decrease the amenity of that area.

    The proposal covers two blocks (10 and 11 in section 36) on which two 3-bedroom single dwellings are currently located with provision of off-road parking for 1-2 cars on site, and seeks to replace them with six two-storey dwellings, with up to four bedrooms and basement garages. (Although the application states that these existing dwellings are to be replaced with three-bedroom dwellings, this does not quite reflect the floor plans, five of which denote a ‘Bedroom 4 / Rumpus Room’ on the upper floor).

    The plot ratio, at 49.8%, is barely "under 50%", and does not reflect the street in which the proposed development is situated, which is primarily characterized by single-storey dwellings on a significantly smaller plot ratio. While the size of the proposed combination of blocks 11 and 12 is claimed to be consistent with the RZ2’s Table A3 for blocks over 1,350 sqm (assuming the two are combined as proposed), it is inconsistent with the overall density of Narambi Street.

    Recent multi-unit developments of similar density in section 36 have shown that such proposals may be better suited to Boolimba Crescent, as they can be situated across the street from community facilities, with their setback, than the residential premises of Narambi Street. Some have also presented a mix of building heights, whereas the proposal entirely comprises multiple two-storey dwellings that apparently require high-silled windows with frosting for the privacy of all upper-floor bedrooms. Moreover, the develooment would be located a section that is higher than those adjacent to it, including the section on which the other side of Narambi Street is situated.

    While the proposed development is adjacent to a small patch of open space in Narambi Street, this space is simply part of the road access for other properties on the same side of Narambi Street. Existing residents may be disadvantaged by an increased number of vehicles on completion of the proposed 14-16 Narambi Street development and the new development which is nearing completion on the corner of Boolimba Crescent and Narambi Street.

    I am not anti-development; it is just that this proposal, as it stands, seems to be the wrong one for the site. It could therefore benefit from some measures to reduce its density and increase its amenity, for the benefit of all concerned.

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