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In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish existing...” at 2 Station Street Marrickville NSW 2204:

Joanna Hutchinson commented

I strongly approve of this application, in fact it would be better if the height limit was increased to 12 storey or more. Situated RIGHT NEXT TO Marrickville Station, which in the coming decade will be transformed to part of a HIGH-FREQUENCY metro line, this prime site should be used for very dense residential and retail/commercial uses. Nimby's should stop objecting these developments if you want Marrickville to continue to be a vibrant shopping destination. Look at the rest of Sydney! There are many 20 storey developments going up everywhere. Marrickville's location, near the Airport, Southern Sydney Employment Area and Sydney CBD gives the right to build very tall buildings. People want to live near their work!

Given that the state government is preparing preliminary station plans for the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor Urban Renewal, Marrickville as a suburb could easily accommodate up to 20 storey buildings. Rundown decades-old flats will be replaced by modern buildings. Not only will Marrickville become denser for the right reasons but there will be more jobs close to frequent and fast public transportation. If Marrickville wants better public transportation, it needs to become denser. 2-18 Station Street original design of a 16 storey building MUST be revisited. Local residents should think for the whole of Sydney and its future.

The original plans for a 16 storey building on this site runs parallel to the governments Sydenham-Bankstown Urban Renewal Strategy so I strongly support those plans. 8 storeys is not enough for the future of Marrickville, the council must consider all these points when approving this DA or any others!

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