216 Unwins Bridge Road Sydenham NSW 2044

To install an in ground pool at the rear of the site

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 2 months ago. It was received by them 3 days earlier.

(Source: Inner West Council (Marrickville), reference DA201900313)

3 Comments

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  1. Jennifer Killen commented

    I urge council officers to consider this carefully as the statement of environmental effects does not mention water shortages or the potential effects of chemicals. It does not even advise whether the water will be treated with chorine, salt or whether it might be a natural pool.
    Perhaps council officers might provide some counselling re the benefits (environmental and financial) of natural pools. See:
    https://www.choice.com.au/outdoor/pools/cleaning-and-maintenance/articles/natural-swimming-pools
    "Pools with biozones have larger footprints than conventional pools, but even city dwellers with tiny backyards can have a natural pool by replacing the biozone with a compact biofilter. "
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-05/pool-to-pond-homeowners-ditch-salt-and-chlorine-for-waterholes/11461990
    https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/outdoors-an-alternative-to-the-traditional-backyard-pool-20190104-h19q21.html
    It does say "The proposed swimming pool is typical of the area." I find this extraordinary as backyard pools are not at all common in this area.

  2. Jennifer Killen commented

    PS congratulations to council on actually coordinating upload of documents with the DA
    Keep up the good work!

  3. Mel commented

    I fully support this application. There are many backyards in the area that have inbuilt recreational swimming pools. A simple google maps search shows that there are plenty around in the St Peters, Sydenham & Tempe area. How it is filled up, treated, filtered etc... is entirely up to the owners.

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