178 Frederick Street, Rockdale NSW 2216

Change of use of the existing garage to a secondary dwelling

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 6 months ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Bayside Council (Rockdale), reference DA-2020/44)

3 Comments

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  1. EV commented

    This application has already been denied once for reasons which have not chnaged., namely that the ecxisitng structure is unauthorised to begin with, and that change to the second structure will result in a floor space ratio of 0.57:1 or 57% which is exceeding the allowable 50% by 14% and will also set an undesirable precedence in the area. There is no question that this secondary application should be refused.

  2. Walter commented

    This application is not in the public interest and sets a undesirable trend.
    The FSR does not comply
    The rear setback does not comply
    The side setback does not comply
    The building separation does not comply with the BCA

    The Statement on environmental effects report clause 4.6 states that the variation to the FSR "is existing and will not result in any demonstrable detrimental impact".
    If this argument is excepted by council, than we can all convert our garages into granny flats with the confidence that council will approve it post construction.

    Variation to development standards should only be reserved for site specific situation where compliance would be unreasonable or lead to an undesirable or poorer outcome.

    The non-compliance of this application has no merit base. Simply saying that the building is existing and the land use is permissable (as argued in the SOEE) is just a weak and unsupportable argument.

  3. BB commented

    Why does the illegal structure still remain? This should have been demolished. Why should it be approved when built illegally? If this is permitted to remain a precedent will be set and anyone could build anything without approval or thought for their neighbors.
    Nothing quite like dodgy brothers building whatever they want, then the money talks.... REFUSE, DEMOLISH

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