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Woolworths and Aldi major retail tenants in Bay Central in Sharks development

March 27 2019 - 1:15PM
Murray Trembath

Woolworths and Aldi will be the major retail tenants in Bay Central at Woolooware Bay Town Centre.

The involvement of Woolworths was revealed in 2017, but Aldi's tenancy was confirmed only today in a statement pitched at other prospective tenants.

Bay Central was described as "the shire's next shopping, lifestyle and dining hot spot''.

Capital Bluestone, the development partner of Cronulla Sharks, said construction was expected to commence in late 2019 and would take about two and a half years to complete.

"Subject to liquor licence approval, a large format bottle shop is planned for the precinct," the statement said.

"At present major tenant commitments to Bay Central means more than 40 per cent of the centre is leased to major national retailers.

"Capital Bluestone is also indicating it is close to announcing further significant tenant commitments to Bay Central which will see overall commitment exceeding 14,000 square metres.

"Other tenants to be announced shortly will include childcare, gymnasium, pharmacy and ancillary medical services as well as key commitments to the dining and restaurant precinct.

"Bay Central still has many opportunities for local businesses and national franchises in fresh food, health, beauty and wellness as well as a range of offerings in the casual and formal dining precinct."

The statement said the fresh food precinct was "targeting a market style fruit and vegetable operator as well as a seafood operator, butcher, delicatessen and artisan baker that will see Bay Central become the premier fresh food centre for Sutherland Shire".

"With a focus on convenience, local daily needs, lifestyle and services, the retail mix will be deliberately skewed towards providing high quality operators and brands in health, beauty, hairdresser, barber, day spa / wellness centre and more."

Capital Bluestone managing director Ben Fairfax said Bay Central was "set to become the natural heart of the $1 billion Woolooware Bay Town Centre community".

"Bay Central will not only be a place for people to shop but also a place for the local community to socialise, make connections and dine," he said.

"It will fill a gap in the local retail offering and bring new levels of amenity to people living at Woolooware Bay and beyond.

"We see Bay Central as being the Sutherland Shire Town Centre.

"For residents, the new Bay Central offers convenience and choice.

"For retailers, the fundamentals are compelling.

"The Woolooware Bay Town Centre community will be home to more than 2000 residents on completion, while drawing on a much broader catchment, due to the uniqueness of offer and key anchor tenants.

"The centre's prominent location on Captain Cook Drive just one kilometre from Woolooware train station, its ease of bus and train accessibility, as well as the thousands of Sharks supporters on game days, amount to substantial foot traffic.

"Interested retailers are urged to secure space in this landmark centre now."

Mr Fairfax said the 18,000 square metre centre would also house 50 specialty shops, with tenancies ranging from 70 square metres to 1000 square metres.

"t will feature two waterfront restaurant precincts with alfresco dining, and include secure and under cover parking for 770 vehicles," he said.

"Bay Central forms a key part of the final stage of the $1 billion Woolooware Bay Town Centre community, which will also include approximately 250 apartments integrating key worker homes, and a revitalised Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club."
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/5977356/more-tenants-sought-for-bay-central/?cs=1507#slide=4
 
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The winning design has been chosen for the proposed $22 million upgrade of the Sutherland Entertainment Centre:

Concept design chosen for Sutherland Entertainment Centre upgrade

May 1 2019
Murray Trembath

The shire will be given a "vibrant civic heart" under plans by the architectural firm chosen for a $22 million renovation of Sutherland Entertainment Centre.

The concept plans include the addition of a north-facing verandah, leading into a revitalised Peace Park.

Sutherland Shire Council chose Chrofi and NBRS Architecture for the project after concepts by three bidders were exhibited for comment.

More than 400 submissions were received.

NBRS Architecture directors said a key aspect of their proposal was to improve the connection between the Entertainment Centre and Peace Park by including a north facing verandah and versatile foyer space.

That move would "evoke a relationship where the building and park would begin to feel very much a part of each other, and become a catalyst for community activation and cultural engagement".

The concept plan said, for more than 40 years, generations of shire residents and visitors had gathered at the Entertainment Centre to celebrate, enjoy performances or to perform.

"However, in looking to the future, this robust but ageing building needs to become something more than a single purpose venue and must evolve to become a flexible place with broader cultural and social appeal - a place for the entire community.

"The Entertainment Centre has an architectural honesty which isn't always found in contemporary buildings.

"With this building, what you see is what you get, and this allows it to be easily understood - for its flaws but also for its wonderful transformative potential.

"Where some may see an outdated entertainment venue with dark foyer spaces and a hard-to-find front door there also lies a tremendous potential for the building to reach out and have a more friendly conversation with the Sutherland town centre and in particular with Peace Park."

The concept plan envisages the Entertainment Centre, Peace Park and surrounds as "a vibrant civic heart for the community - a re-imagined place that is accessible, welcoming, diverse, and full of life and inspiration".

"This creates the setting for a myriad of social possibilities where aspects of public life - celebration, ceremony, recreation and entertainment - can all have their place," the concept plan said.

"Furthermore, it would allow the park to serve as a rightful civic focal point and encourage a greater engagement with other civic places and institutions such as the council administration building and Library; and creates opportunities for any future development of the lands at the eastern, southern and western edges of the park to be afforded a greater sense of civic purpose.

"The Entertainment Centre should also feel like it is much more a part of the park and, conversely, the park should feel as though it is an extension of the building... which means that where the building and park come together there should be a much more open and friendly interface than what is provided by the building's current address to the park.

"This interface - much like the notion of a verandah on a house - will help mediate the change in level between park and building and provide an at-grade connection between Merton Street and Eton Street.

"With a new restaurant/cafe offering, this will activate the park's southern edge and create a more visible and accessible park-side entry for the Entertainment Centre."

Mayor Carmelo Pesce said the council was excited to see the design unfold.

Cr Pesce said the chosen architectural team "put forward an impressive proposal and the community responded positively to the key elements of their design".

"Understanding what the community wants is important in decision making," he said.

"The centre is over 40 years old and the use has changed over the years, so by consulting the community we have learnt more about what is important to them.

"We want to ensure this major refurbishment creates an Entertainment Centre that best meets the needs of our community.

"Along with a technical and costing assessment, the results of the consultation helped contribute to an overall review of each concept and the appointment of the chosen architect for the project."
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6099300/new-civic-heart-for-shire/?cs=1507&utm_source=website&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=sidebar
 
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Coles Caringbah has lodged a new 10-storey proposal for their site:

Proposed 10 storey development plans for Coles site at Caringbah

May 20 2019
Murray Trembath

Coles has applied to redevelop its Caringbah site with 136 apartments, a new supermarket, liquor store and eight specialty stores.

The 10-storey project
is more modest than the 14-15 storey development proposal unveiled six years ago, which was blocked by community opposition.

However, it still exceeds the building height limits of 20 metes and 30 metres (about six to nine storeys) in the local environmental plan (LEP).

Proposed maximum heights are 38.8 metres and 32.1 metres, with the higher building closer to the train line.

There would be two levels of basement car parking with 446 spaces.

Construction cost is estimated at nearly $80 million.


The development application (DA) will be assessed by Sutherland Shire Council before a decision is made by Sydney South Planning Panel.

The site is on the corner of Willarong Road and President Avenue, and adjoins President Lane to the east.

The council has been exploring options for its car park which adjoins the Coles site.

The DA said the council advised at pre-DA meetings it was generally supportive of the proposal subject to addressing a range of matters.

All of these matters had been satisfactorily addressed, the DA said.

"[The project] will provide significant amenity for future residents and occupiers of the site and will have reasonable and manageable impacts on the external environment," the DA said.

"The proposal does not prevent adjoining land, including the council car park site from being developed to its full potential."

The DA said the specialty stores would front President Avenue and President Lane.

"The design of the public domain areas also allows for future outdoor dining opportunities along President Avenue, subject to council agreement," the DA said.

The DA said floor space ratio for part of the site exceeded the LEP limit, but the total gross floor area was less than the maximum permitted across the combined site, making the variation "a technical one".

The DA said the existing supermarket site was reaching the end of its economic life.

"The proposal will therefore help to 'anchor' this part of the Caringbah Commercial Core and the redevelopment of the site is important for economic performance and activation of the centre.

"The proposal will enhance and modernise the supermarket and the introduction of a residential population to the site will reinforce the important role the site plays in the context of the Caringbah centre for the benefit of the wider local community."
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6132136/80m-coles-development-bid/?cs=1507
 

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In other Shire news:

Council rescission motion fails to stop Hotham House heritage move

May 21, 2019
Murray Trembath

An application for a permanent heritage order for Hotham House will go ahead after the failure of a rescission motion at the Sutherland Shire Council meeting on Monday night.

Liberals Tom Croucher and Carol Provan, along with deputy mayor Steve Simpson (independent) sided with Labor councillors, who have led moves to stop the house in Hotham Road, Kirrawee, being demolished for the redevelopment of President Private Hospital.

Macquarie Health Group's deputy chief executive David Wenkart spoke of the need to demolish the house while shire historians Pauline Curby, Bruce Watt and Kim Hatherley appealed for its preservation.

Mr Wenkart had earlier provided councillors with a new heritage study, which challenged the findings of the council report.

Macquarie Health Group engaged GBA Heritage to peer review the report by council consultant Architectural Projects.

GBA said there was a lack of evidence to support many of the claims, and the property did not qualify for heritage listing.

The GBA report said the stated connection between the house and the early 20th century poultry farming sector was "the mainstay" in the reasons advanced for preserving the house.

"Unfortunately, this recommendation is flawed...", the GBA report said.

GBA said the poultry farming operation, including growing feed, occupied a very large land area on both sides of Hotham Road, stretching to the north beyond the nearby railway corridor and to the west at least as far as Bidurgal Lane.

"The current house is located on a very small portion of land towards the south western corner of those extensive property holdings.

"All of the land actually used for the poultry farm was subdivided off and sold for residential development in the early post WW2."

Mr Wenkart said the proposed redevelopment of the hospital would include 154 private rooms with en-suites, an increase of 109 beds on the existing premises.

The upgrade would also include a new, level and compliant hospital entrance, refurbishment of the operating theatre complex including the addition of a new theatre, improved rehabilitation services and a new gym.

Mr Wenkart said, due to the site topography, it was not possible to achieve central, level and compliant access without redeveloping the old house.

President of Sutherland Shire Historical Society Bruce Watt said alternative heritage reports, such as that produced by Macquarie Hospital, "can be used to overrule due processes, heritage and public interest when faced with an inconvenient truth".

"I appeal to councillors to consider why we have heritage protection?" he said.

"Saving the Rocks area in the 1960s and 70s was controversial at the time.

"But historic tourism draws more visitors to Sydney than office blocks.

"The shire has a unique history, which it could more fully exploit. I urge council to develop a strategic vision that identifies, explains and markets our unique features."

Mr Watt said Hotham House was a direct link to the shire's pre-war history when farming, poultry, orchards, dairies, piggeries and floristry dominated this idyllic country area.

"Knocking down a significant heritage item that was synonymous with this period for a car park can be seen as an act of cultural vandalism,' he said.

[Mr Wenkart said the area occupied by Hotham House would be replaced by patient wards, not a car park.]

Mr Watt said residents took pride in their area being named "shire", which was old English term meaning a rural area.

"In 1993 we agitated successfully for a special act of parliament that allowed us to continue to use this term. Residents love the nostalgic reference to our rural beginnings. Hotham House exemplifies this association with our past."



Artist's impression of the proposed redeveloped President Private Hospital, which would include 154 private rooms with en-suites.
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6138170/heritage-listing-bid-gets-the-go-ahead/?cs=1507&utm_source=website&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=sidebar#slide=2
 
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New park next to South Village at Kirrawee due to open in October

Murray Trembath
May 20, 2019

The new park to be created next to South Village at Kirrawee is expected to be completed by October this year, with a children's playground to open two months earlier.

The timeframe is set out in a draft planning voluntary agreement (VPA) between the developer and Sutherland Shire Council, which is open for public comment until June 4.

The VPA was broadly agreed upon when the brick pit development was approved.

The developer will provide the 9000 square metre public park, which has tentatively been named Brick Kiln Park, along with a 1500 square metre multi-purpose space within the shopping centre.

The council still has to decide whether to use the shopping centre space for community purposes, such as a library, or convert it into shops and use the rental income for other community purposes.

The VPA includes a contribution of $500,000 by the developer to improve the Kirrawee shopping strip in Oak Road.

Retailers and the local community will be asked for their ideas in coming months.

The developer is also required to contribute $250,000 to road works within the precinct, which are already in place.

Traditional play elements for older and younger children are proposed within the inclusive playground, which will have shade picnic facilities with drinking fountains and bicycle parking.

The Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest remnant on the edge of the park will be retained and more trees planted.

The park will also include a pedestrian/cycle path, perimeter fencing and lighting on 'smart' poles with provision for CCTV and Wifi connectivity.

Public toilets will not be provided, but a sewer line will allow connection in the future if required.

"The park is expected to be completed by October, 2019," the draft VPA says.

"The playground within the new park is expected to be opened in mid-August.

"The area in the centre of the open space will be turfed and fenced off until October to allow the grass to establish.

"The entire open space is planned to be open before Christmas."

The area next to South Village where the new park will be created.
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6133289/brick-pit-park-to-take-shape/?cs=1507
 
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defiantly needs a park for the amount of people that the village will hold
 

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From the AFR:

Cronulla owners pool together for block sale

Nick Lenaghan
Jun 3, 2019



All 30 owners of a block of flats on the Cronulla beachfront in Sydney have united to sell the property in one line, with expectations it could fetch $40 million or more.

The property is latest in a run of entire-block offerings as apartment owners sell out to developers or investors.

The three-storey red-brick block at 37 Gerrale Street is being billed as one of the best development opportunities in the Sutherland Shire, with JLL's Dylan McEvoy and Ben Hunter appointed to broker the amalgamated site.

“We are witnessing a renewed willingness of developers to engage since the federal election, with sentiment much stronger and groups showing a preference for well-located sites in strong demographic areas such as Cronulla,” Mr Hunter said.

The 1950-built flats are on a rectangular block with additional street frontages to Surf Road and Surf Lane. The 1746-square-metre site is zoned B3 Commercial Core.

The 30 two-bedroom apartments generate a holding income of more than $700,000 gross annually, according to JLL.

Recent deals in entire apartments blocks in Sydney include the $5 million sale of a block of seven units at 686 Old South Head Road in Rose Bay to a private, high net worth family from Dover Heights.

A block of five units at 70 Blair Street in North Bondi also changed hands for $5.75 million. The buyer was an offshore family based in Hong Kong.

In February 2017, JLL's Mr McEvoy managed the $54 million combined sale of four other blocks of flats in Gerrale Street.
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holy crap, never thought id see the day all owners of a block agree to sell up. well done

what a great location. wonder how high they can go?
hope the overshadow laws arent as strict as Sydneys

 

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30m? gee thats disapointing, 9storeys?
i can see excavation on the wavelength, that looks a like a nice building
 
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110-116 Flora St, Sutherland proposal (7-storeys, 46 units.) A decision in favour of approval was scheduled for the 18th of June but nothing is listed on the Sutherland Shire Council site:

Planning panel to decide on Sutherland DA incorporating apartment block and heritage-listed house

June 14, 2019
Murray Trembath

A proposed $20 million development at Sutherland, incorporating a seven-storey apartment block and a heritage-listed house, has been recommended for approval following council assessment.

Sutherland Shire Local Planning Panel is due to determine the development application (DA) for 110-116 Flora Street on June 18.

Sammut Developments acquired the house named Wallales, which was built about 1917, along with three adjoining houses on Flora Street at the corner of Auburn Street.

The DA proposed demolishing three of the houses to build 46 apartments and a swimming pool, with two basement levels of parking.

The heritage-listed house was to be renovated and extended to become the forty-seventh dwelling.

The plans were subsequently changed to allow the heritage house to be used for commercial purposes.

The council's assessment report said changes to the DA had been made by the applicant in response to matters raised by the council.

The report supported the plans overall, but not the use of the heritage house for commercial purposes.

The report said substantial building works would be required to bring the cottage into conformity with current building and access standards, which would have a detrimental impact on the fabric and heritage significance item.

"In this instance, the use of the heritage cottage is recommended to be provided as residential accommodation and a separate application lodged in the future for separate consideration," the report said.

"The inclusion of the heritage cottage into a larger development scheme will ensure its long term conservation and the realising of the council's broader strategic imperative to conserve local environmental heritage.

"Subject to suitable conditions (mainly the removal of the commercial use) the proposal is considered to be acceptable and consistent with the provisions of the Local Environmental Plan 2015."

The assessment supported a variation to the building height standard for the area.

The LEP provides a maximum 20 metre building height, while the proposed development will be a maximum of 23.3 metres.

Twelve submissions were received in response to the DA.

The main issues raised included the adequacy of public consultation, the retention of existing commercial use of the heritage-listed house, the development being out of character with the streetscape and the 20 metre height limit being exceeded.
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6217807/heritage-development-recommended-for-approval/#slide=2
 
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Union Place (former Jannali Inn site) nearing completion:

Union Place Hotel at Jannali due to open by end of the month

July 8 2019
Murray Trembath

A Chicago-style boutique pub, which is said to be reminiscent of The Godfather era, is due to open in Jannali by the end of this month.

Union Place Hotel is at the bottom of the new development, containing 89 apartments in two towers, which has risen on the former Jannali Inn site.

The new venue will be a lot different to its rough and tumble predecessor, which opened in 1958.

It has been developed by JDA Hotels, which is owned by the Feros family, of Sutherland Shire, who are related to but not connected in business with principals of the Feros Group, which owns The Prince at Kirrawee, Highfield Caringbah and Taren Point Hotel.

Chief executive of JDA Hotels John Feros said, "We are looking forward to bringing a vibrant space to the local community, a place where they can enjoy the sleek, modern bar and bistro areas, experience the premium sports bar facilities and also relax with a meal on the outdoor terrace."

A JDA Hotels spokeswoman said the US-Italian inspired hotel would be "a throwback to the heyday of The Godfather".

"It will feature a modern American sports bar and bistro with a sun-drenched, alfresco dining terrace.

"Inside, booth seating against a backdrop of industrial exposed brick, walnut and brass elements are reminiscent of an Al Capone haunt.






Union Place Hotel renders:











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3 Elizabeth Place / 10 Boorima Place, Cronulla has received approval.

Demolition of 2 residential buildings and construction of a 5-storey residential building (18 units and 2 basement levels).

Estimated costs: $12,915,983.00
Architect: Couvaras Architects









https://propertydevelopment.ssc.nsw.gov.au
 
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Cronulla block on edge of Monro Park sells for $18-20M

July 16 2019
Murray Trembath

Ten shops, cafes and restaurants on the edge of Monro Park at Cronulla have been sold for between $18 and $20 million.

The site, 138-142 Cronulla Street, occupies an entire block and is zoned B3 commercial, allowing a mixed use development of up to six storeys with shops at the bottom and apartments above.

The sale is the beginning of the end for businesses along the strip, but it could be up to two years before they close.

Business owners and patrons are saddened the quaint corner of Cronulla will be gone and have concerns for overshadowing of the park, which is particularly popular with mothers of babies and toddlers.

Commercial real estate agents Knight Frank sold the property after a six weeks' sales campaign.

Agents Richard Garland and Demi Carigliano said they could not disclose the price, but it was between $18 and $20 million.

The buyers were business partners from outside the area, who would look to develop the site in about two years once leases expired.

Mr Garland said one family had owned the block for about 50 years, and the last owner inherited it from her father.

"There is a site specific development control plan for the site, which tells you what you can and can't do," he said.

"This site will have views over Gunnamatta Bay and it's very convenient to the train station and Cronulla CBD."

Mr Garland said the real estate market in Cronulla continued to perform well.

"Cronulla is a micro market because it is highly sought after by downsizers and retirees," he said.
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6276676/units-for-monro-park-shops-site/?cs=1507
 
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Topping out ceremony atop 14-level Crest building at Woolooware Bay

July 24 2019
Murray Trembath

Construction workers have celebrated a major milestone in stage three of the Sharks development.

A topping out ceremony was held atop the 14-level Crest apartment building.

Topping out - or reaching the highest structural point of a building - is marked by placing a tree on the roof.

The ceremony was also attended by other representatives of builder Parkview and developer Capital Bluestone, which is now part of Aoyuan International.

Stage three is the last component of the Woolooware Bay Town Centre development on the western side of PointsBet Stadium (Shark Park).

It includes 238 apartments across three buildings - Links, Crest and Pier, as well as nine terrace homes, three commercial office suites and ground floor retail space that is earmarked for a corner store.

Capital Bluestone managing director Ben Fairfax said the milestone meant the construction program for the western precinct was almost complete.

Mr Fairfax said Parkview had "set an excellent pace" after starting work in 2014.

More than 800 residents had already moved in.

"We have a very active, connected and friendly residential neighbourhood at Woolooware Bay," he said.

"There's a lot of anticipation about seeing stage three finished, with new neighbours and access to even more fantastic facilities like the rooftop pool area with private residents lounge."

Prices for stage three apartments range from $650,000 to $710,000 for one-bedroom, $795,000 to $950,000 for two-bedroom and three-bedroom terraces start at $1.79 million.

For a limited time, stage three buyers are being offered a deal which means their strata levies, water bills, council rates, electricity and gas bills will be covered for the first 18 months.

Woolooware Bay Town Centre started as a joint venture between Capital Bluestone and the Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club in 2011.

Early this year, the club agreed to sell its remaining interest to Capital Bluestone for $40 million.

Following the deal, Capital Bluestone announced it had become part of global development firm Aoyuan International.

Stage four of the development, on the eastern side of the football stadium, is scheduled to start towards the end of this year.

It will include more apartment blocks, Bay Central shopping centre, anchored by Woolworths, Dan Murphy's and Aldi, a 71-key hotel / serviced apartments component and a remodelled leagues club.

A new foreshore park will be constructed in partnership with the Touched By Olivia Foundation.

On completion, the development will have 898 apartments.

Highest point: Top of the 14-level Crest building in Woolooware Bay Town Centre.


Topping out ceremony atop the 14-level Crest building in Woolooware Bay Town Centre.


Still to come: Artist's impression of stage four of the development, on the eastern side of the football stadium.
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A 5-storey residental development for 3 Wandella Road, Miranda has been approved.

:lol: @ the local residents so-called objections. Nice try, NIMBYS!

Apartment block to replace the house that defied 1970s development

July 29 2019
Murray Trembath

Not all house owners sold up when Parkside Village was built opposite the present netball courts in Seymour Shaw Park, Miranda, more than 40 years ago.

One house was left standing at the northern end of Wandella Road as high rise units and townhouses took shape alongside.

But now, that house, which is believed to have been owned by the one family for all the years since, is set to be demolished to make way for a boutique apartment block.

Approval has been given for a five-storey block comprising five three-bedroom units, plus one level of underground parking, on the site, which backs on to the F6 motorway corridor.

Several residents of Parkside Village protested unsuccessfully the new building would cause overshadowing and loss of privacy.

"I don't believe a building of that size is appropriate on a single housing block," one submission said.

"The current trend seems to be to fill the whole of the block of land and leave the absolute minimum of spare space around it, and this is another example of that philosophy.

"The height is also excessive. A five storey building is obviously going to overshadow the neighbouring units, which have windows and balconies along that side.

"If something like this is going to be allowed, it should not be any higher than the closest units (two storeys)."

However, there were no speakers against the proposal at the public meeting where Sutherland Shire Local Planning Panel gave conditional approval.

The panel agreed with the council's assessment that, although the landscaped area would be less than the stipulated minimum, the amount of open space was reasonable and new trees would be planted.

"In terms of overshadowing and amenity impacts on neighbours, these were generally commensurate with impacts to be expected from the prevailing planning controls and were not of such significance to warrant refusal of the application," the panel said.

The owners of the house did not respond to a request for comment from the Leader when the DA was lodged.

Artist's impression of the new apartment block that will replace the house in Wandella Road.


The development site in Wandella Road.


The development site in Wandella Road backs on to the F6 reservation.






The house is out of picture at right in this 1976 image of Parkside Village, which was described as "two high rise blocks graduating down to the low rise units in the development surrounded by 37 acres of trees and close to schools, council parks and playing fields". Picture: Rudi Sipos
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Update on 18 Gerrale Street:

Council report recommends refusal of nine-storey apartment block in heart of Cronulla

September 25 2019
Murray Trembath

A proposed new luxury apartment block in the heart of Cronulla has a mountain to climb to get approval after a damning council report.

The nine-level development, comprising ground floor shops and one apartment per floor above, as well as a rooftop swimming pool, would be built on a small, single block, at 18 Gerrale Street, on the corner of Cecil Monro Avenue, opposite The Cecil apartments.

An assessment report by council planning staff recommended the development application (DA), which was amended after initial objections, be refused.

Sutherland Shire Local Planning Panel is due to make a decision at a meeting on October 1.


The report said the proposal did not comply with the maximum building height and floor space ratio standards.

It also failed to meet guidelines on minimum building separation and side setbacks, and had the potential to result in unacceptable visual bulk, visual and aural privacy impacts as well as view loss for adjoining developments.

"It is considered that the proposed development will result in a built form that is excessive for the site and will set an undesirable precedent for future development in the area," the report said.

Dozens of objections were lodged, many from apartment owners in The Cecil, Breeze and The Belgrave, who will already lose views from the adjoining Ozone development, which was approved by the Land and Environment Court early this year.




The site at present:



https://www.theleader.com.au/story/5971442/council-slams-cronulla-units-plan/?cs=1507
 

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Slams!?! Jeezus.
 
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