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In Marrickville NSW on “Demolition of all existing...” at 182 Victoria Road Marrickville NSW 2204:

Andrew Bassett commented

Do we have a council with the power or even the will to protect or enhance the existing culture and amenity of the suburbs they preside over?
This is another over the top development application which makes no effort to fit in with local urban character and culture. In an area where traffic congestion is a significant problem already how exactly are the minimum 270 cars plus delivery vehicles visitors vehicles etc. supposed to get in and out? The completion of the metro line will not miraculously solve this issue. The removal of functional light industrial buildings removes local job opportunities. As noted by others a large number of these dwellings are shoebox size and suited to transient occupants, few families can stay here. The retail level seems unnecessary given that a great shopping strip in Marrickville and Illawarra roads is already not fully occupied.
The overshadowing of Tillman Park will degrade one of the few small green spaces in this area and no amount of landscaped public space between tower blocks can substitute for plain old non- intensive use public parkland and open space.
It’s over the top, greedy and an eyesore even compared to the low level industrial landscape that is there now. Scale it back, make something that contributes to the community.

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