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The Moore Park Masterplan 2040 website is pretty rubbish - the whole extended precinct needs a LOT of work. Last time I went to the cinemas at the Ent Qtr, would have been winter last year, it was extremely dead - all the venues were very quiet.
Dyllip, don't worry. The Council has given the Ent Qtr a quiet burial. I can't find any mention in the Draft Central Sydney Planning Strategy. But what will we get instead?
 

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I would also like a separate helipad for tourist flights reinstated at Darling Harbor.

Sofitel Darling Harbour: Where a helipad will be built in the Sydney CBD
may 26 Telegraph
Groundbreaking plans for a helipad to be constructed on top of a Sydney CBD hotel has been revealed to the public by Australia’s largest hotel investor.

Dr Jerry Schwartz has unveiled his vision to establish a permanent helipad on the roof of his Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour hotel in an effort to boost the city’s business and tourism revival.

“The world’s great cities – such as London, Paris and New York – have CBD helipads, and even Melbourne offers city helicopter transfers to the River Yarra helipad.

“Darling Harbour is designated as a dedicated tourism, convention and business precinct, which makes it’s the ideal location for a permanent helipad.”

Currently the nearest helipads are located at Bankstown and Mascot, however, Dr Schwartz said traffic on Sydney’s road network means connections to the city aren’t reliable.

Dr Schwartz said the helipad would also be available to use by emergency services
We would envisage that world leaders could arrive at Sydney Airport and be flown direct to the Darling Harbour Helipad to make a keynote address at the International Convention Centre,” he said.

Plans will be submitted to the City of Sydney Council for the project, with consultation earmarked for surrounding residents and businesses.


Paywalled - Daily tele story

All the details are at the website....
Website - Darling Harbour Helipad

Background


In 2014, the Schwartz Family Company’s plans for the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour included a rooftop helipad. The hotel was opened in October 2017 and a decision was soon made to undertake an environmental assessment for the proposed Helipad.

A request was lodged for the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs), and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) issued the SEARS in August 2018.

Following this, a team of technical specialists was formed to perform investigations in the potential operations and impacts of a helipad.
The technical studies required for the EIS are comprehensive and were developed over a considerable amount of time to inform the proposal.

They are now complete, allowing us the opportunity to share the proposal with the community
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Message to council oft repeated but staunchly ignored: to gain more space at ground level buildings need to be taller. Bleeding obvious but anathema to those in council and in the wider community who have severe cases of batophobia [fear of high things] on top of metathesiophobia [fear of change]!!! See! There is a word for pretty much everything.
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More open space is needed in and around apartments in Sydney and Melbourne.

Apartment rethink: Why low-income earners need access to more open space
MELISSA HEAGNEY TWITTER SENIOR JOURNALIST
MAY 27, 2020

Local councils need more funding to ensure public space can be built to improve the lives of low-income earners living in high-rise apartment buildings, new research recommends.

The research, Improving outcomes for apartment residents and neighbourhoods, for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, included people earning less than $1499 a week who were living in apartments higher than four storeys, in Sydney and Melbourne.

It found apartment complexes often do not have adequate public space inside the building or in the surrounding community for people who cannot afford to to pay for services such as a local gym.

Lead researcher and University of NSW Associate Professor Hazel Easthope said there was often a growing inequity between residents within the same apartment building.

“Having access to local community facilities and spaces, such as libraries, community centres and parks, is essential for apartment residents on lower incomes as they are less likely to be able to afford to use other commercial spaces such as cafes,” Associate Professor Easthope said.

Local government areas where more apartments were being built needed extra funding for public spaces as developer contributions and voluntary agreements used to fund public spaces in these developments were too uncertain to ensure good results, she said.

“There is a lot of room for further innovation in the design, delivery and management of apartment buildings and neighbourhoods to improve quality of life for [all] residents,” she said.
While lower rents were one reason that low-income earners chose to live in smaller homes like apartments, there were also reasons that included being closer to where they work, closer to family and also support services.

In Melbourne, low-income earners were divided into four main categories – international students and millennials, working migrant families, downsizers and lower-income earners who worked full time and rented.

In Sydney, there were similar categories, with older, single public-housing tenants and Anglo European migrants – those who had moved to Sydney after backpacking – also living on a low income in apartments.

Associate Professor Easthope said in Melbourne 46 per cent of residents living in inner-city apartments were considered low-income earners, while 35 per cent of those who earnt less lived in other housing.

In Sydney, 35 per cent of those living in apartments were on a low income, while 31 per cent lived in other housing.

“The numbers are so different between cities because the housing market is so much tighter in Sydney,” she said.

Apartment living had proven challenging for all income earners over the recent coronavirus pandemic, with many people finding themselves locked inside a smaller home without access to open space.

“What COVID-19 has done is given a taste of what it’s like to not have access to those facilities for everyone,” she said.

As the number of Australians living in high rises continues to grow, with 10 per cent of the country now living in apartments, Associate Professor Easthope said the need for better access to open space and community facilities was also growing.

Simply relying on developers to provide these spaces would likely add to the cost of upkeep on the buildings, she said.
“If they are provided by developers that will add to the costs of living there because of the upkeep and will be passed on through higher costs to buy or rent,” she said.
 

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hows everyone going? work wise? how long until you back in work office?
looks like we are back from june29 which means our building THH will be open to public!
we will have alternate days at work,certain floors ect. only 4 to a lift. the lobby will be crodwed gonna be hard to enfoce 1.5m.il just take stairs.only 13 floors if i need to see my team
im back 3 days a week now.
 

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I am in week 11 of working from home and we still don't have a return to work date, however, the rumour is it won't be until around November.
 

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Some of our teams are going back to the office later this month but I don't have a date for my return to the office yet.

Apparently there are building works underway to eliminate most of our enclosed meeting rooms to allow more space for desks to be spread out and for a proper, large break-out area to be created on every floor (previously it was every other floor). Inter-floor movement will be restricted with internal stairways closed off. There will be full-time cleaners dedicated to each level working on the bathrooms and other high-touch areas. All client-facing functions suspended until at least September with the client area being repurposed as an extra work area with desks etc.

These changes are going to take some getting used to. I've become quite comfortable in my little study nook at home over the past 3 months.
 

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ive been doing alot of walking and running
most months i do about 150kms
the month of May my new PB.
feeling fit and healthy. cant wait for gyms to open
 
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