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Old January 25th, 2015, 12:55 PM   #6461
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Welcome to the party!
Locals of Victoria Park have been 'up in arms' about this since October when the situation became apparent to everyone except CoS. There was much comment on on fb FoVP, letters/emails/texts/etc. plus phone calls and direct approaches to councillors and to LM Moore herself.
As has been pointed out elsewhere, when the CSPC gave final approval it included a set of traffic lights at that intersection, but somehow nothing happened, not even a zebra crossing.
Considering how other projects are held up over the size of signage on a shop window how did this happen?
Residents have been told a survey was/is/will be taken to count the number of pedestrians to determine whether anything should be done which is a miracle of bureaucratic prevarication. Blind Freddie and his dog can see it is A Big Problem.
It is now 3 months since the shopping centre opened and obviously, nothing has been done. So I guess we have to wait for a few fatalities before the fingers of bureaucracy and inaction are removed.
Please feel free to complain in any ways you feel like using to keep the issue on the boil and CoS does something if only to shut the locals up.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 07:57 AM   #6462
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Ah, I see this is a sore point already.

I'm very surprised that nothing's been done about it, by either council or NSW Government. I will most definitely be writing into a few people to clarify why no action has been taken on the issue.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 10:07 PM   #6463
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Write to Duncan Gay's office. He always enjoys scoring political points off his opponents. that would include Mover Cloore.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 02:52 PM   #6464
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How about the ever elusive Ron Hoenig?
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Old January 28th, 2015, 06:15 AM   #6465
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SCHEDULE 3
(125) RTA REQUIREMENTS

(a) It is noted that traffic signals are proposed at the intersection of Gadigal Avenue and Wolseley Grove and is a Condition of consent (Condition 46) for DA 2006/1559. I wish to advise that traffic signals require the approval of the RTA under Section 87 of the Roads Act, 1993. The RTA has no record of having approved traffic signals at this intersection.

(b) The RTA advises that traffic signals will only be approved at this intersection if either the developer of DA 2006/1559 or Council can demonstrate that the warrants as specified in the Traffic Signals Design Section 2 – Warrants are met and satisfactory traffic analysis is submitted, which demonstrates the provision of traffic signals will have a satisfactory Level of Service.
For the general information of readers, the above is an excerpt from the Notice of Determination for DA D/2011/755, which was the main DA submitted for the East Village Shopping Centre.

It's pretty clear that either: the "developer of DA 2006/1559" or CoS Council didn't proceed in their traffic analysis or submission of warrants for traffic lights at the intersection; or the RMS rejected the request for traffic lights.

I contacted the Roads and Maritime Services and was responded to as quoted below:
"The Roads and Maritime Services maintain the state roads, highways and freeways. Please contact your local council regarding this matter as local and regional roads and traffic light requests are the responsibility of local councils."

I am continuing with my avenues of enquiry, as it's only a matter of time before someone is injured or killed at that intersection, maybe even myself or someone I care about
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Old January 28th, 2015, 07:40 AM   #6466
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See earlier post 6372 on p.316, posted 23 November, 2014; nothing has changed.
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Old January 28th, 2015, 08:22 AM   #6467
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Was there anyone (politician or not) who was a major sponsor or supporter of the push to get pedestrian crossings installed at Green Square station?
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Old January 28th, 2015, 09:03 AM   #6468
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It had been ongoing for many years so I guess it was many people over all those years. It too, is in the Bleedin' Obvious Category but took such a long time to get any action from council, etc.
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Old January 29th, 2015, 05:49 AM   #6469
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Taking a different tack now, the DA for the excavation, remediation and tree removal at Meriton's "Epsom Park" (84-92 Epsom Rd, ZETLAND) is now on public exhibition (see http://development.cityofsydney.nsw....sp?tpk=1182125 for more information).

Documents of interest include the Arboricultural Assessment and Excavation Plans. The main DA submission for the site is still on public exhibition as well (see http://development.cityofsydney.nsw....sp?tpk=1181015 for more information).

See Brizer's post #6414 in this thread (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=6414) for an initial analysis of the site.

Since the consulting period goes until the end of February, I would assume work would be starting shortly thereafter, if CoS council approval goes well.
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Old January 29th, 2015, 11:06 PM   #6470
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NEW PROJECT

MARY O'BRIEN PRECINCT

890-898 BOURKE STREET
Zetland


D/2015/98

890-898 Bourke Street ZETLAND NSW 2017

Demolition of existing buildings on site. Proposed stage 1 DA envelope scheme for a residential flat building and commercial development with multi level basement car parking.

29.01,2015

$39,900,725.00


Stage 1 DA lodged. I have no further info on this one.
Now we wait for it to go on exhibition to find out the details...unless someone clever can track them down in the interim.
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Old January 30th, 2015, 04:18 PM   #6471
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5-13 ROSEBERY AVENUE & 25-55 ROTHSCHILD AVENUE
Rosebery


More news about this Meriton development taken from the link: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1227196763732

Rosebery high-rise boom continues as Meriton releases masterplan for 900 new apartments


Meriton founder Harry Triguboff has made his most expensive land purchase in Rosebery. Picture Glenn Hampson

MORE than 900 new apartments are set to be built in Rosebery in a $260 million development that will also include three childcare centres.

Meriton has lodged a masterplan with the City of Sydney for the development on Rothschild and Rosebery avenues after purchasing the 4.9ha former business park for $190 million in August last year — the most expensive site in the company’s history.


Meriton bought the business park at 5-13 Rosebery Ave, Rosebery for $190 million and will build 911 apartments
on the site, including converting this building into residential apartments.


The development will consist of 911 one, two and three bedroom apartments, and includes converting the existing 10 storey commercial building into a residential block.

It will be built in four stages and include swimming pools, spas and gymnasiums for residents, as well as retail, three childcare centres and community parkland.

The development is set to net the City of Sydney more than $50 million in developer contributions, affordable housing contributions and public works.


Rosebery booms: The first release of the Asper Rosebery residential development designed by award-winning
architects Turner and marketed by Colliers International went on sale mid 2014.



The new Otto development on Rothschild Ave is one of many developments being built in Rosebery.

The plans come amid a period of intense construction around the Rosebery area, including nearly 300 apartments under construction also on Rothschild Ave, 236 apartments being built on Dalmeny Ave, a 265 apartment development on Epsom Rd and others in Zetland and Waterloo.

Meriton spokeswoman Lisa Thomas said there was an appetite for well-designed apartments in this part of Sydney.

“We were attracted to Rosebery because we love the vibrant inner south. There are a lot of people apartment-hunting here and a great sense of community. We’re particularly seeing more families moving into the area looking to live in a modern apartment,” she said.


Developments are popping up on the edges of the 1912 covenant over Rosebery, which only allows for single-storey
Californian bungalows to be built in a 273 acre zone.


“We’ve seen a lot of buyer activity in the neighbourhood, from investors as well as owner occupiers. Rosebery is evolving, but in a good way.”

Heffron MP Ron Hoenig made maintaining Rosebery’s character one of his election promises, and said while he couldn’t comment on this specific project, more needed to be done to preserve historically significant urban streetscapes in Sydney and throughout NSW.

“The heritage value of Rosebery will continue to diminish as long as Premier Baird continues to turn a blind eye to developers circling around and taking for themselves prime land to build concrete monstrosities without any consideration for the suburb’s unique character,” he said.

Construction of the development is expected to start later this year after the company holds a design competition and lodges a development application with the council.

The masterplan is on public exhibition until February 23 and can be viewed at cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/development.
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Old January 30th, 2015, 08:11 PM   #6472
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NB. None of the development is in the heritage area of Rosebery but in the industrial/commercial area of North Rosebery and the western side on Botany Road. Cheap, ill-aimed shot there by local MP.
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Old January 30th, 2015, 09:29 PM   #6473
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Ron's head has popped above the parapet.
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Old Yesterday, 03:32 AM   #6474
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VICTORIA PARK

6 WOLSELEY GROVE
/GARLAND LOFTS now Trico

Under construction.

Pix x Viclocal.


View across from Joynton Park of 29 new apartments being inserted into the undercroft of Garland Lofts where we were once promised our own version of Danks Street with cafés, restaurants, specialist supermarket, bike shop, etc., now not happening. Obviously. The Garland Quarter has been a much troubled project.


Closer view of what look like unnervingly flimsy walls.
Viclocal suspect residents will be sharing their more intimate moments with their neighbours. Not sure that can be considered entirely neighbourly.
The units also look very narrow.
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Old Yesterday, 03:33 PM   #6475
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Totally agree Brizer. Walked by there today and these "units" look like like a temporary stage set rigged up by an enthusiastic carpentry class. Appalling.
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MARY O'BRIEN PRECINCT* (it has a name now; named for Mary O'Brien Reserve)

EMERALD PARK


View from Mary O'Brien Reserve.
L-R: Parc A & B, Eton (background), Epic (way in background), Grand (u/c).


Grand from the boardwalk in Mary O'Brien Reserve.


South end of Grand seen across Joynton Avenue.
Looks like a small area of retail/commercial space opening onto the small plaza at the corner of Joynton Avenue and Lamond Lane.



* MARY O'BRIEN PRECINCT
The area bounded by Joynton & O'Dea avenues and Bourke & Elizabeth streets, Zetland.

Also looks like Emerald Park will be getting some new neighbours in the Mary O'Brien Precinct with Stage 1 DAs lodged for the adjoining sites at:
- 890-898 Bourke Street
- 904 Bourke Street

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Old Today, 08:42 AM   #6477
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Meanwhile, over at Vista 881 on O'Dea Avenue/Sth Dowling Street/Amelia Street, Waterloo:

DA lodged for a child care centre.

D/2014/1963

56-60 O'Dea Avenue WATERLOO NSW 2017

Fitout works for childcare centre 18-12-2014

$434,953.00



Handy for the parents of this large development.*
It seems to be par for the course these days that there will be child care centre in any reasonably large development. Given the number of strollers I see around the area on any given day, there is obviously a need.
Brings up the question raised many times: what happens when all these tiddlers reach primary school & high school age?


*[and a certain petty satisfaction for me.♥!]
Just remember we need all these babies who are future tax payers as the dependency ratio is close to 1 taxpayer to two dependents eg elderly pensioners, at the moment I think, having been previously closer to 1:1.
Every child going to school creates lots of other jobs and income for others as well. Every new school built has a fabulous multiplier effect through construction too - good in a slower economy.
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Viclocal: Cul was referring to Paragon aka Link Zetland which is located on Link Road @ Epsom Road & Sthn X Drive; is that also what you are referring to or to Divercity 2 Sam Sing Street?



Divercity 2 Sam Sing Street will not affect the trees but the rationalising of the log jam, dogleg intersection of Bourke with Lachlan & McEvoy will take out a lot of the trees.
I wish they'd leave that splendid fig tree on a small island but road builders consider themselves 'practical, no nonsense' people and to them that tree is in the way.
All maps of the area show this planned rationalisation to one instead of two intersections, and they have done so for a very long time. Given the response of TfNSW and all its variously named predecessors, to the problems associated with the intersection, I doubt it will happen any time soon.
Thanks Brizer- I was thinking of Divercity 2.
I just love those trees. Hope they are slow to rationalise then.
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Welcome to the party!
Locals of Victoria Park have been 'up in arms' about this since October when the situation became apparent to everyone except CoS. There was much comment on on fb FoVP, letters/emails/texts/etc. plus phone calls and direct approaches to councillors and to LM Moore herself.
As has been pointed out elsewhere, when the CSPC gave final approval it included a set of traffic lights at that intersection, but somehow nothing happened, not even a zebra crossing.
Considering how other projects are held up over the size of signage on a shop window how did this happen?
Residents have been told a survey was/is/will be taken to count the number of pedestrians to determine whether anything should be done which is a miracle of bureaucratic prevarication. Blind Freddie and his dog can see it is A Big Problem.
It is now 3 months since the shopping centre opened and obviously, nothing has been done. So I guess we have to wait for a few fatalities before the fingers of bureaucracy and inaction are removed.
Please feel free to complain in any ways you feel like using to keep the issue on the boil and CoS does something if only to shut the locals up.
I go to East Village once a week because of Virgin Active gym and I'm surprised there isn't stop sign. It's even busy on Sunday evening!
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