119 Addison Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Dual Occupancy

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website about 1 month ago. It was received by them 3 days earlier.

(Source: Inner West Council (Marrickville), reference DA201800562)

11 Comments

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  1. John Williams commented

    This building has some heritage merit and the construction of new proposed development threatens the amenity of neighbouring properties. Brisbane Council does allow development of sites that are graced by historic houses of the house is physically moved and restored (perhaps that could be a last resort option?). Surely the original house could be sensitivity renovated and expanded upon?

  2. Andrew inheritance.org.au commented

    This area and Addison Rd is quite a heritage area. Overdevelopment is not welcomed by residents in these areas. With falling house prices there is even more urgent need to curb overdevelopment. The DA proposes buildings out of scale and character. We must preserve the fabric of this area and these workers cottages. Stop ruining Sydney.

  3. Grace Lech commented

    As the neighbour to this property I have an abundance of praise for Joe Strati of the Inner West Council who fought gallantly in the Land and Environment Court to save us from this monstrosity being built and ruining the ambiance of our community.
    For many who may not know, the very first house in Marrickville was built on this site - known as Ferndale. Surrounding it was a riding school.
    This property deserves another chance and it’s clear to me people are genuinely interested in its welfare and kept from being over developed.
    There’s much more to be said here, but that’s to be given at the next round as a new DA has been submitted and please voice your say before 24 Jan ‘19.

  4. SILVIA LEVAME commented

    I do not live in this part of our municipality but I know it very well. This area is of heritage value and as such, it should be acknowledged, respected and preserved. The neighbors of this property in particular and the municipality, in general, deserve protection from the authorities, not destruction and overdevelopment in the name of false progress.

    Armaggedon only exists in the Bible. It should not , I repeat, it should not be embodied in urban planning. I strongly oppose this project and I sincerely hope that the Council and other related authorities will reconsider and will not allow it.

  5. Justin Simon commented

    Support this development. We need more duplexes and gentle densification.

  6. Steve Gartsky commented

    I don't live in this particular area, but live suburb adjacent. I agree that gentle increases in density is necessary, however the execution of this design does not fit its context.

    Council should consider the upper level be set back considerably from the street. Perhaps the massing shown on drawing DA-07 / 2 / Northern Elevation should be how the street elevation is presented. I think the community would receive this project better if the dual occupancy presented a single level with hipped roof as the street elevation, matching the built form of the neighbours and the locat heritage character. The upper level could then be towards the rear of the block, out of public view.

    The artist's impression can tell you how out of context the current design is.

  7. Matt Johnson commented

    This development is completely out of character with the surrounding buildings, and would loom monstrously over the street. The upper level should be set to the rear of the building, not the front.

  8. Jennifer Killen commented

    This house should NOT be demolished. The "heritage report" which suggests it could be replaced by a sign is full of inaccuracies - they could not even get the name of the well-known Addison Road Community Centre correct.
    They point out that the building was not heritage listed by Council but fail to acknowledge that the former Marrickville Council was not proactive on heritage matters and many councillors were ideologically opposed to heritage listing and placed no value on heritage.
    As others have pointed out, this building is an important part of our shared heritage and must be retained. A good architect could design a dual occupancy with the heritage house as one component and this would add value to the whole as houses of this type are very rare.
    Although I live in another suburb of the former Marrickville municipality I volunteer at the community centre several times a week and I am very familiar with the house. I had been hoping someone would restore it, which is still possible. Do not allow it to be destroyed.

  9. Kate Doyle commented

    Living in a city, we should expect a degree of densification, but at what cost? Heritage buildings should be protected, otherwise we’ll have no physical reference to historical architecture and nothing but modern square boxes filling the streets (some of which should also be protected in the future so that future generations can appreciate a different slice of history).

  10. Helena Machado commented

    Marrickville is becoming a trendy suburb. New designs of buildings should be considered as the suburb is changing over time.

  11. Sanjay Dewnath commented

    I support this new contemporary development. It is a beautiful architectural design which is blends into the streetscape nicely. I can’t see why this part of Addison road needs to preserve any buildings, as the existing surrounding houses have no heritage significance. Council has already defined that this part of Addison road is not a conservation area and that the existing house is not heritage list. Truly, the existing house has no heritage value and is wrongly positioned, but the land itself has a history which I believed Council should have some documents in archive. We need more new buildings or duplexes to bright up the streetscape.

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