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In Leichhardt NSW on “Residential redevelopment...” at 40-76 William Street Leichhardt NSW 2040:

Jennifer Aaron commented

A proposal of this magnitude in such a high density residential area would be catastrophic.
Whilst the Pre DA contains little information about the proposed development, the cost specific suggests it will be quite significant.
Existing parking for residents in William and surrounding streets is almost stretched to capacity. There have been a number of new townhouse built in Elswick St and it appears that like many other residences in the area, they have multiple vehicles in each household.
Since the expansion of the light rail to Dulwich Hill we now have motorists driving to leichhardt from the western suburbs, parking their cars in our local streets all day to take the light rail into the city, leaving residents sometimes with small children having to park streets away.
In addition due to the WestCONnex construction parking conditions and restrictions have changed on Darley Road and Lilyfield Road and this will exist for a number of years. This has resulted in boats, trailer and caravans which are regularly parked on both of these streets, now being parked in local streets sometimes for months on end again reducing and limiting the parking opportunities for local residents. In William Street alone there are currently 9 boats and 3 trailers and two camper vans some severely restricting safe visibility for vehicles exiting garages.
As a result of the lengthy delays on the City West Link from Darley Road, motorists are now rat running local streets trying to reach their destinations and the CWL quicker and this is resulting in a huge bank up of traffic on William Street.
Should there be a major construction on this site, there would be a further significant impact on traffic flow in local streets. It can take up to 10-15 minutes to get from William Street to the City West Link which is just one street away from the City West Link.
The iconic Cyclops Toy Factory adjoins the site proposed for development. Depending on the height of the proposed development, the apartments on the western side of the building would loose all of their light and this level of construction would make living in this building unbearable and almost impossible.
I would ask Council to seriously consider not approving any major development for this site.

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