136 Forest Road, Arncliffe NSW 2205

134-136 Forest Road, ARNCLIFFE NSW 2205 - Consolidation of existing lots (heritage site) and subdivision into two lots, retention of existing semi-detached dwellings, alterations and additions to existing outbuilding to create an additional dwelling on the eastern proposed lot

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 8 months ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Bayside Council (Rockdale), reference DA-2019/125)

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  1. Noah Faber commented

    These homes are surely heritage listed, I hope they will not be altered as they are a significant part of Arncliffe's history.

  2. Kirstin Benade commented

    This is how realestate.com described the property:

    “Seize this rare opportunity to secure 2 of Arncliffe's most historically significant properties, "Gladstone"& "Wentworth".

    Situated on a vast, 1505 sqm parcel of land with potential to divide (STCA) and offering endless potential. These stately c1880 Victorian mansions with their blend of authentic period character and modern convenience, are to be sold in one line.”

    I guess it’s more important for Bayside Council to turn the whole of Arncliffe into Wolli Creek style multi story blocks.

  3. Peter Wilson commented

    These items are on the state Heritage register:

    https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=2330229

    Could the Council explain, as a matter of extreme urgency, whether they plan to disregard or override the heritage listing? Legal proceedings should be initiated immediately if there is any attempt to disregard the recognised status of these properties.

  4. Peter Wilson commented

    These items are on the state Heritage register:

    https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=2330229

    Could the Council explain, as a matter of extreme urgency, whether they plan to disregard or override the heritage listing? Legal proceedings should be initiated immediately if there is any attempt to disregard the recognised status of these properties.

  5. C. Harden commented

    Disgusting !! How can anyone even think about demolishing these beautiful heritage buildings. Bayside council please do not approve this demolition.
    I grew up in Arncliffe. These old homes are part of our history and must be retained.
    Surely there is enough development happening in Wolli Creek and Arncliffe.
    Homes near Kogarah Golf Club Arncliffe have been rezoned and will soon be 8 storeys.
    At least preserve these special old houses that are irreplaceable.
    Bayside Council please look into this issue.

  6. Ann Daly commented

    It is important that these heritage buildings remain and are not altered as they are a part of the history of the area. Any alterations to other buildings on site should not detract from the existing heritage buildings and must not lead to overdevelopment. We need to maintain what little history we have left.

  7. Diana Barnes commented

    If the heritage buildings remain and some 'add on' structures are being removed= all good.
    However, if they're removed= something is terribly wrong with a council that doesn't value the history and grandsire of this suburb and of this building.

  8. Rabz commented

    I have a house within 20 metres of this property. I dont mind them building at all. I find it weird that some people would want to always have a whinge about this building or that building. The only people who should complain is next door neighbours. Firstly this may be only a subdivision at rear of the house not all of the land. Secondly what will all of u do if the house was burnt down by an accident, lay flowers on the footpath.? Or if the owners had decided to donate the land to make say a hospital, will u also put the look ahead of that decision. Bottom line the owners of a house who work hard for their money and pay off a loan to the dam banks should do what they want with their own properties as its their human right!

  9. Eliza commented

    Heritage preservation is a community and council responsibility, it can’t be left in the hands of a sole owner/developer. The structures must be preserved to maintain their historical significance. There’s already a number of dwellings on the site.
    It’s time Council stepped up and started making planning decisions that benefit the whole community, not just a handful of developers and landowners.

  10. Han Chung commented

    These houses are irreplaceable. Shame on council if they are not protected. You’ve ruined so many heritage homes in the area by not heritage listing properties. Don’t let this be another that suffers the same fate.

  11. Trudy commented

    These two heritage listed buildings are part of Arncliffe's rich history. They were stately homes of that era and need to be preserved as there is little local history left in the area.
    To demolish these two well-preserved time pieces of history speaks of no other suggestion than greed.

  12. Bernie austin commented

    Can the council please example how these buildings are not Heritage listed?

  13. James commented

    Hi all,

    Bayside Council has let us know that the description they originally listed for this planning application, referring to the "Demolition of existing structures", was incorrect. Their site has since been updated, and we've now pulled in the updated description:

    Consolidation of existing lots (heritage site) and subdivision into two lots, retention of existing semi-detached dwellings, alterations and additions to existing outbuilding to create an additional dwelling on the eastern proposed lot

    -- PlanningAlerts Admins

  14. Kirstin Benade commented

    Thanks for the update James.
    Glad to hear it.

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