Proposal for a Woolworths Store at the corner of Trafalgar Street and Parrammatta Road
Concerns with Proposal
10 December 2010
Poor pedestrian, wheelchair, pram amenity due to a lack
of awnings and street trees which are available in Annandale's
retail precincts, including Parramatta road. Footpath safety is
compromised by the driveways and additional vehicles travelling
to and from the development, from Annandale, Glebe and Forest
Lodge, via Collins and Trafalgar Streets.
Impact on the neighbourhood of Extended hours of
operation (collecting trolleys, deliveries/waste removal,
shopper and employee traffic). The neighbourhood
is directly under the flightpath and the impact will be well
beyond the Sydney Airport curfew of 11pm to 6am.
Impact of this large development on the cross ventilation
(block cool southerlies) and temperature (heat generated by
plant) of the immediate vicinity. Reliance of the proposed
apartments on air conditioning to overcome acoustic and
cross ventilation shortcomings of the design.
High Level of Greenhouse Gas Emissions that will be
generated by the scale of the supermarket, number of parking
spaces, and logistics based on large service vehicles.
The Scale is unnecessary given the services Annandale currently
enjoys - multiple liquor outlets, pharmacies, post offices,
a bank, hardware, butchers, bakeries, newsagents and small
grocery stores in close proximity and the number of
supermarkets less than 5km away. This combined with the
lease strategy being implemented endeavours to reduce
accountability of supermarkets owners for the emissions from
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