11A John Street Erskineville NSW 2043

Alterations and additions to an existing place of public worship building known as Turkiye Diyanet Vakfi. Works include demolition of the existing 2 level Charles Street fronting building used a a multi-purpose hall, and construction of a new part 2 part 3 level multi-purpose building in its place. The new building includes multi-purpose hall with toilets and kitchen at ground floor, an office, classroom, waiting room, care taker guest bedroom, and toilets on the 1st floor, and storage area on 2nd floor. A passenger lift will operate between ground and 1st floors.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website almost 4 years ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: City of Sydney, reference D/2015/1815)

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  1. Russell Levy commented

    I am concerned that this development proposal will set a new precedent for Charles street of a 3 story non-residential complex which is too large. I am also concerned that there will be further negatives impacts of increased demand for on street parking which is already difficult for resident to find at times due to the number of taxis that congregate around the centre. Finally I am concerned that the noise level will increase, particularly in the evenings with people talking loudly as the come and go to the centre. The majority of residencies on Charles street have main bedrooms right at the front of properties.

  2. Desmond O'Gorman commented

    My worry is that this development will likely exacerbate an already difficult parking situation on Charles street and the adjacent streets. It currently is frequently difficult to find a spot. I refer you to a parking study carried out in Erskineville in 2012, that suggests the mosque is at least partly responsible for the difficulty.
    I would object also to the scale and context of the development in that a sizeable 3 story non residential building that fronts onto the pathway is not the precedent that I would like to see set in what is otherwise a 1-2 story, quiet residential street.
    Thank you

  3. Desmond O'Gorman commented

    Just a quick note with the link which I forgot to include in my comment above. See here for the parking study: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxmcmllbmRzb2ZlcnNraW5ldmlsbGV8Z3g6MWVhN2E4ZjBiZGU2YWUyNA

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