Harold Park – Precinct 6 DA modification

All,

Find below the reply from the Lord Mayor which disputes our (well founded) claims that the Precinct 6 DA modification notification letter was not received by the community in April-May 2014.  We do not appreciate the tone of the letter which asserts that the letter drop did take place – a survey of our group clearly indicated that no-one within 75 metres of the site received the letter.  You can download the letter and associated suburb plan here:

R OLM2014 007548 FLAG Harold Park

Attachment – Property Selection Report for notification of DA D2014341

Notwithstanding, we are providing a link to some of the DA documents for your review.  If you live close to the site and didn’t receive the notification letter we urge you to send a submission which will allow Council to check their ‘notification records’.  Send an email to: dasubmissions@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au and please urge your neighbours to do the same.

As stated in the Lord Mayor’s letter, submissions are still being received.  The proposed Precinct 6 building includes a 4 storey building on the corner of Wigram Road and Minogue Crescent which is greater than the 3 storeys approved in the Harold Park Development Control Plan.  Refer to the Height of Buildings plan at this link:

http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/119548/HaroldParkDCP2011_FINAL.pdf

You can download the Precinct 6 DA modification files here:

2014 105122 Statement of Environmental Effects_Part1_ 07032014

2014 105123 Statement of Environmental Effects_Part2_ 07032014

2014 105124 Statement of Environmental Effects_Part3_ 07032014

2014 105079 Statement of Environmental Effects_Part4_ 07032014

2014 105117 Notification Plans_Part1

2014 105118 Notification Plans_Part2

2014 105119 Notification Plans_Part3

2014 105120 Notification Plans_Part4

2014 105121 Notification Plans_Part5

We object to the incremental increase in building heights on the corner of Wigram Road and Minogue Crescent, and the manner in which community consultation has taken place around this issue.

Regards,

FLAG Harold Park

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Harold Park Naming Proposal – have your say now!

Find below a link to our Final submission to City of Sydney regarding the developer’s proposal to change the suburb name of the development site to ‘Harold Park’:

FLAG_HP_letter_18July2014_Final

To have your say on the City of Sydney website, you need to register for the first time here:  http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/users/sign_up

Once registered you can review the City of Sydney background information and chose your selected Option here:  http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/harold-park

If you have any issues with the website, please just email City of Sydney at: BWeedon@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.  The deadline for submissions has now been extended to 21 July 2014.  If you agree with the contents of our letter above, please state this in your submission.

Thanks for your ongoing support.

FLAG

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Harold Park suburb naming – reply from Council

We have received feedback from Council which partially answers our queries below.  You can download the letter here:

OLM2014 006336-03 R OLM2014 006336 FLAG Harold Park.

We asked Council:

1)  For what reasons does Mirvac want the development site to be known as Harold Park?  What has Mirvac put forward as their case to Council?

2)  What decisions does Council make based on suburb boundaries – e.g. parking restrictions, open space, service delivery etc?

3)  What are the ramifications in terms of land valuations, inclusions in data collected for supply of infrastructure by local and state governments, based on council area names? Services including care services are based on boundary areas such as Kings Cross etc. What are the benefits to Mirvac and its development residents to being excised from Forest Lodge? What will be the new suburb’s socioeconomic demographic compared to Forest Lodge?

4)  What other ramifications are there for detrimental effects on surrounding suburbs, in terms of impacts on transport data collections for transport, school and hospital size, and flood planning?

5)  If there is  to be a name change why wouldn’t Council seize the opportunity to defer to their Aboriginal Consultant and local Land Council for a name, rather than perpetuate the ignorance of previous generations in providing greater recognition to horses rather than the first Australians.

How do you feel about the proposal to name the development site ‘Harold Park’? Is the developer (once again) the only one to gain from such a proposal?  Post your comments below:

FLAG

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Harold Park development site – suburb naming options‏

You may have received a recent Council consultation letter mailed to the FLAG community titled “Should we have a suburb of Harold Park?”.  Refer to the following link:

Log in and register for the first time here:

http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/users/sign_up

So that our group can make an informed decision on this matter, we have asked Council for a response for the following queries prior to 27 June 2014 so we can respond individually by the submission date (due 8 July 2014):

1)  For what reasons does Mirvac want the development site to be known as Harold Park?  What has Mirvac put forward as their case to Council?

2)  What decisions does Council make based on suburb boundaries – e.g. parking restrictions, open space, service delivery etc?

3)  What are the ramifications in terms of land valuations, inclusions in data collected for supply of infrastructure by local and state governments, based on council area names? Services including care services are based on boundary areas such as Kings Cross etc. What are the benefits to Mirvac and its development residents to being excised from Forest Lodge? What will be the new suburb’s socioeconomic demographic compared to Forest Lodge?

4)  What other ramifications are there for detrimental effects on surrounding suburbs, in terms of impacts on transport data collections for transport, school and hospital size, and flood planning?

5)  If there is  to be a name change why wouldn’t Council seize the opportunity to defer to their Aboriginal Consultant and local Land Council for a name, rather than perpetuate the ignorance of previous generations in providing greater recognition to horses rather than the first Australians.

We’ll update you on Council’s reply.

FLAG

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Harold Park Tramsheds DA protest – 6 April 2014

There was a great turnout today for the Tramsheds rally which was held with only 24 hours notice and during steady rain. It was great to see so many residents show they care about this precious parkland and express their concerns about the retail traffic which will be generated across the Chapman Road bridge and the conflicts this will create for pedestrians, cyclists, children and pets.
The large supermarket proposed for the Tramsheds will attract shoppers from other suburbs. Consequently, it does not comply with the follow objectives of the Harold Park Development Control Plan:
(d) That the heritage significance of the Former Rozelle Tram Depot is conserved and the Tram Sheds are adaptively reused for community, retail and commercial uses that primarily serve the new residential community and support nearby retail centres;
(e) That new buildings respond to their context in order to minimise their impact on the amenity of neighbouring dwellings and urban character of the surrounding area that primarily serve the new residential community and support nearby retail centres;
(f) The street network provides attractive tree-lined streets and a pedestrian and bicycle priority access network with significant water-sensitive design elements; and
(g) That the built form, layout and street network encourages and promotes the use of public transport.”

FLAG residents are strongly urged to attend the crucial Council meeting tomorrow night (Monday, 7 April 2014) to express their concern for the proposed over development of the historic Tramsheds building which will ruin the surrounding parkland area. The Council meeting will be held at the Council Chambers in the Sydney Town Hall from 5pm.

Here are some photos from the rally:
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A video of the rally is located here:

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Proposed supermarket for the tramsheds at Harold Park has residents furious that it will cut through parkland

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/inner-west/proposed-supermarket-for-the-tramsheds-at-harold-park-has-residents-furious-that-it-will-cut-through-parkland/story-fngr8h4f-1226874850441

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Tramsheds DA community forum this Monday (Glebe Town Hall) – ‏19 Aug 2013

MP Jamie Parker is holding a community forum this Monday night (19 August 2013) to discuss the communities concerns with the Tramsheds DA.  The meeting will be held at 6.30pm at the Glebe Town Hall, St Johns Road, Glebe.  Please RSVP to 9660 7586 or Jamie.Parker@parliament.nsw.gov.au (for catering purposes).
 
A reminder that your submissions need to be sent to Council by Wednesday next week (21 August 2013) or you can fill in the online petition here:
 
We hope to see you at the meeting on Monday night.
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