Longport Street Lewisham NSW 2049

To construct a 6 part 9 storey residential flat building comprising 98 dwellings, over 3 levels of basement car parking for a total of 102 car spaces and the creation of a new private access across Hawthorne Canal with associated on-street parking, road works and landscaping

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website over 3 years ago. The date it was received by them was not recorded.

(Source: Inner West Council (Marrickville), reference DA201500584)

4 Comments

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  1. Kelly Wratten commented

    9 storeys? The Council's 2011 Development Control Plan for the Lewisham Precinct is quite clear in that there is to be a 6 storey height limit. What is the purpose of having a DCP if it is to be ignored some 4 years later. It seems common place now for developers to submit plans that are outside these guidelines and for Council to approve. Voluntary Planning Agreements which equate to large sweetener payments are now the norm.

    Why would consideration be given to a plan that clearly grossly exceeds this one point alone?

    The area where this development is already a traffic nightmare, being right next to the rail line, where there is already oversized developments courtesy of Ashfield Council. The traffic situation has always been difficult but has been worsened by recent construction in the area.

  2. Andrew Chuter commented

    This DA may have been an appropriate development if there were significant efforts by State Government to greatly increase public and active transport and other infrastructure in the area. But alas, there are none. On the contrary, with the plans for WestConnex proceeding, namely the longest underground tollroad system in the world, both federal and state government clearly have no intention for Sydney to go down this path. The WestConnex project will encourage greater car dependency all over Sydney and will worsen the already terrible congestion in Lewisham, making it increasingly unfavorable for residential development. In this light, a more appropriate development might be a petrol station, a car park, auto wrecker, car sales yard, tyre junkyard, respiratory illness medical centre, accident trauma centre, tow-truck or NRMA depot, road-rage counselling centre etc. Until such time as WestConnex is cancelled this development can not be allowed to proceed. Clearly the priorities of the State Government and the WestConnex Delivery Authority are in conflict with the developer.

  3. Sophie Trousdale commented

    Agree and second the comments above by Kelly Wratten.

    Also can Council please explain what additional public transport infrastructure that will be put into this area to cope with this already overdeveloped very small area of turf. The road at the intersection of Old Canterbury Rd and Railway Terrace is already a nightmare and a car park at most times of the day. Please don't give us the 'we want people to ride bikes and car share and discourage car ownership naivety' rubbish. Plus Council have already admitted that the Light Rail is ineffectual and currently at capacity. There are one or two buses servicing the immediate area as far as I'm aware. And Lewisham train line is really the only public transport option and those trains only depart every 15 mins in peak hour.

    Any plans for additional health services to support all the additional residents that Council are jamming into Lewisham and Dulwich Hill? Child care?

    There seems to be absolutely no planning either short term or long term by local Council and/or in conjunction with State Government.

    And I keep asking myself why have development guidelines when you don't need them. A complete and obvious waste of money. Most DA's are approved in the long run anyway with no regard for the existing residents and ratepayers.

    Shaking my head in absolute disbelief.

  4. Sharon F commented

    I'm completely against this proposal.
    The traffic along Old Canterbury Road going under the Railway line heading towards Leichhardt, and Longport St/Railway Terrace heading up towards Stanmore/Newtown, and that whole area in general is always a disaster.
    There is so much development going up in this area already and no one has considered the effect on residents and the impact on driving in and out of this area.
    This part of Summer Hill/Lewisham is being destroyed by over-development.

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