32-34 Orwell Street Potts Point NSW 2011

Alterations to the existing licensed restaurant 'Roosevelt' including temporary stage for live music and new illuminated sign. The restaurant is to operate between 7.00am - 12.00 midnight Monday to Sunday. The site also has a frontage to Orwell Lane.

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

(Source: City of Sydney, reference D/2019/563)

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  1. Anonymous (name upon council request) commented

    As a resident living in the building opposite The Roosevelt, I STRONGLY oppose this application.

    I have lived in Gowrie Gate for 4 years, and have already had to move apartments in my building once due to noise issues when another late-trading bar opened a few years back ('Dear Saint Eloise').

    While The Roosevelt is often noisy, with management NEVER bothering to move on their intoxicated patrons that linger outside and drunkenly shout, I have never complained because I don't want to be a grump. Besides, it's not quite at the level of noise as Dear Saint Eloise.

    However, with the addition of music and extended hours for the restaurant, I believe this would change the dynamic entirely and it would be incredibly disruptive for myself and my neighbours (not to mention the homeless people who sleep there because it's close to the Wayside Chapel).

    I understand the need for small bars and late-night trading. But we're not talking about Kings Cross here. This is the other side of the Cross, where a highly-dense residential area begins. Why should we have to have to cop this?

  2. LIz commented

    I'm also a resident of neighbouring Gowrie Gate and concur with the above comment. This is a predominantly residential area where noise reverberates easily, whether from small bars or otherwise.

    The management at The Roosevelt currently ignore my phonecalls to have noisy patrons exiting their venue moved on. There is nothing to suggest that this will change. This concerns me greatly as I get up at 6AM every morning and any disruption to my sleep will impact my quality of life.

    Given The Metro has just changed hands and has the potential to turn into a commercial space, the combination of these two venues would entirely change the make up of Orwell St, and the noise for residents.

    Lastly, as voiced in the above comment, the community around the Wayside Chapel are likely to be the most affected by this change, and the least able to have a voice and be consulted.

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