2 Birrell Street Bondi Junction NSW 2022

Change of use from dwelling house to a medical centre with internal and external alterations, car parking, signage and landscape works - PAN-60451

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website about 2 months ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Waverley Council, reference DA-12/2021)

8 Comments

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  1. Cliona Trayers commented

    The proposed medical center has four consulting rooms, a laser room and a recovery room but is only providing two car spaces. The excess traffic to the area and parking overflow will affect the nearby residents of which I am one. Parking in the area can already be difficult without adding an estimated 144 car movements a day to that corner (estimating 4 clients per consulting room per hour over a 9 hour day). That does not take into account any staff that will also require parking for the entire working day.

  2. Paul Johnstone (PJ) commented

    This appears to be an incursion of commercial enterprise into what is a long-established purely residential area, one that is not merely inappropriate and would impinge on the amenity of local residents who have every right to think their precinct should remain purely residential, but is also entirely unnecessary given that the commercial streets of Bondi Jungle - the ideal location for such enterprise - are a mere 3-4 minutes walk away. Surely this will not be allowed to proceed.

  3. Peter Jackson commented

    An absolutely ridiculous DA request to turn a beautiful conservation house into a presumed cosmetic Medical Centre. This is not in the interest of the residents or the houses which surround it. Many of the fine details have been deliberately omitted eg. the type of Medical centre, noise levels from the aircon units. Size of the aircon units , size of the laser. Sound proofing the building. It is obvious that medical procedures are intended to be carried out. This is hardly in line with community requirements. Naturally it will increase traffic around the area significantly especially on the figures the consultants provide. We can look forward to an extra 144 cars per day, seven days a week driving around looking for a park. Additionally they are providing 2 car park spaces but when they intend to employ 9 plus the 4 specialists this will put significant pressure on the residents parking in the area.

  4. Kelly Eldridge commented

    I agree with the previous comments. This is a strictly residential area. Parking is difficult for residents on the best of days and this will only make it worse. There are significant facilities for the same services in the Bondi Junction commercial precinct. Please leave this quiet residential street as it was intended - for the peaceful families who live there.

  5. Stephen Coudounaris commented

    This is a terrible use of this house. Except for one local corner shop, the north end of Birrell Street and St James Road are strictly residential. Most concerning will be the significant lack of off street parking. Whilst the area is generally limited to 1 hour parking, this will not deter virtually any patients from parking on St James Road as their appointments will most likely be under 1 hour. Further, having only on-site 2 parking spots would not event provide enough parking for the staff (at least 4 doctors and reception). As 1 spot is designated as disabled parking, that really only leaves one additional parking spot on-site for most times of the day, meaning there would a great number of additional patients and staff taking up valuable parking spots which is unacceptable.
    Parking in the area is already extremely difficult, especially as the vast majority of houses on St James Road do not have off street parking of their own. This is very concerning if all the patients drive to the medical centre as it will reduce off street parking by at least 4-5 cars for patients, and a further 2-4 cars for staff, for the entire day (assuming the centre is doing well). This is unacceptable, as families with your children will likely miss out on being able to park near their homes, causing great strain on the safe movements from the family home to the car.
    Please reject this application and leave the 2 Birrell street and St James Road a quiet residential street as it deservedly should be.

  6. Aleksandra Kwiek commented

    It is really upsetting that someone is trying to turn such a beautiful heritage residential area into a commercial zone, especially that the Bondi Junction centre is designed specially for this purpose.

    Most concerning will be the significant lack of off street parking for the residents as the parking will be always taken by the patients and employees. Parking in the area is already extremely difficult, especially as the vast majority of houses on St James Road do not have off street parking of their own. This is very concerning if all the patients drive to the medical centre as it will reduce off street parking by at least 4-5 cars for patients, and a further 2-4 cars for staff, for the entire day (assuming the centre is doing well).

    This is unacceptable, as families with your children will likely miss out on being able to park near their homes, causing great strain on the safe movements from the family home to the car.

    Please also consider the noise caused by the air-condition units, procedure rooms and general traffic caused by cars traveling that direction. This is really upsetting if permitted, as generally residential DA plans are very restricted under explanation that this is a 'heritage residential zone' yet one of the houses will be turned into something completely opposite.

    Please reject this application and leave the 2 Birrell street and St James Road a quiet residential street as it deservedly should be.

  7. Steve Percy commented

    The whole idea is to seek comparative advantage by NOT basing in Bondi Junction thereby gaining more space and less traffic congestion, less perceived hassle for their clients; all at the local residents and area's ('heritage') expense. Not fair!

  8. Pamela Lansky Williams commented

    I feel that a practice f this type is quite out of place in the enduring Australian family lifestyle historically embedded in this area. It will unquestoonably attract a profile of random public who may have a sense of entitlement and undervalue it as a long established residential community
    My greatest concern however, is that if this practice is allowed to established, it sets a precedent for similar medical, cosmetic industry businesses to follow suit.
    This family friendly area should not become a business hub . That I understand is the purpose of the extensive developments and upgrades of Bondi Junction.

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