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Developer Royal Stella Pty Ltd has lodged an application (DA-2011/626) to develop 1-3 Parkes Rd, involving the demolition of two derelict houses on the site and construction of seven town-house type, three-storey apartments in groups of three and four.

Six of the proposed apartments have three bedrooms each and one has four. Both proposed buildings have two storeys, an attic and a common basement garage. The floor space ratio exceeds the maximum allowed under WLEP 1995, counting the attic floor, but falls within the requirements of the draft WLEP 2009 (NSW govt is expected to decide the draft WLEP 2009 soon, see Front Page).

The maximum number of floors under WLEP 1995 is two, but the draft WLEP allows for the attics and the development complies with the maximum 9m building height.

Site coverage at 35% is more than the 30% maximum allowed for three-storey buildings – again, the attic floor does not appear to be accounted for.

Parkes Rd car entry is proposed. Although the number of parking lots complies, traffic along Parkes Rd, Cleland Rd and across the Hampden Rd roundabout is expected to increase. Also, north-side neighbours would be facing at a huge, three-storey high and 10m-12 m wide blank wall.

The landscape documents propose removal of 17 of all the 22 trees and planting of nine new trees. But the environmental effects statement quotes removal of 15 trees and planting of 39 new trees.

The following DA submissions are unlikely to adversely affect the public:

  • (DA-2011/628), 196 Hampden Rd: demolition of a concrete decorative wall and concrete slab repair to the south building on the TV tower site.
  • (DA-2011/106/B), 6 Cleg St: s96 submission to modify development consent. Council has not posted any information.

Three DAs have been submitted for modifications, additions and alterations of existing houses and have only minor non-compliance:

  • (DA-2011/580), 48 Tindale Rd
  • (DA-2011/572), 51 Broughton Rd
  • (DA-2011/551), 29 Burra Rd
  • (DA-2011/501), 477, Pacific Hwy: a new storeroom to the back of existing service station convenience store.

by Plamen Basarov

Courtesy of Gazette February 2012
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