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Construction of Large Apartment buildings

COMMUNITY RALLY: 5pm Sunday 6 April 2014, Chapman Road Bridge, Federal Park, The Crescent, Annandale

people in parkCommunity demonstrates concern for the fate of their park

Traffic Impacts of Major Retail Development at Harold Park - Not too Late!

The revised proposed retail development at Harold Park includes 145 (exceeding 125 limit) car spaces and an upgrade of roads and bridges through Annandale foreshore parkland to acces them. This traffic, along with that generated by the large residential development at Harold Park will add to the congestion on the Crescent and impact public transport along the route, which also needs to be increased to meet the obvious increase there will be in demand from the residents of the new development.

At their April 7 meeting, the Sydney City Council may refuse the DA or approve it with ineffective conditions of consent (see alternative motion here). The Council meeting to consider the DA is open and the public can attend. It is item "9.9 Development Application: 10 Maxwell Road Forest Lodge – Tram Sheds on the Agenda", but items which have drawn a large public attendance are brought forward.

Express your concern with the proposal by turning up at the Meeting:
5pm Monday 7 April 2014
Council Chamber, Sydney Town Hall, George Street Sydney
Agenda and Papers (including Report of the Planning and Development Committee - 1 April 2014)

Write to the Councillors

Harold Park Tram Sheds(28-Feb-2014: revised plans)

Amended plans for the adaptive reuse, and alterations to, the heritage listed Rozelle Tram Depot. The amendments include:
1. Relocation of internal car park from Level 1 to Level 2 and new ramp.
2. Relocation of supermarket from Level 2 to Level 1 including reduction in gross floor area of supermarket from 2700sqm to 2345sqm.
3. Reconfiguration of internal retail tenancies.
4. Increase in bicycle parking spaces from 50 to 84 and increase in vehicle parking from 142 to 145 spaces.
5. Additional fire exit to Maxwell Road.
The City of Sydney has received the above Development Application. As part of the assessment process, we are notifying surrounding neighbours and property owners to seek their views on the proposal.
The application is on public exhibition until 15 March 2014. (If the period finishes on a weekend, the period is extended to the next working day). During this time, you are welcome to make a submission on the proposal. You can view the full application at any of the following locations (although privacy restrictions exist for internal areas of residential buildings):
1. Online at the City's website www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au, under Development - Development Applications - On Exhibition. The website contains all relevant details of the proposal, including plans, which can be downloaded if required. A submission can be made directly from the website.
2. In person at the following locations:
CBD Level 3, Town Hall House, 456 Kent St, Sydney. Mon to Fri 8am - 6pm. GLEBE Customer Service Centre, 186 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe. Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm.
If you would like to speak directly to a Council planning officer about this development application, you can contact Vanessa Aziz on Ph: 9265 9333 or email: dasubmissions@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Construction 18 September 2013

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"Application Number D/2013/883, Location: 10 Maxwell Road FOREST LODGE NSW 2037
Description:(Harold Park Tram Sheds) Amended plans for the adaptive reuse, and alterations to, the heritage listed Rozelle Tram Depot. The amendments include: 1. Relocation of internal car park from Level 1 to Level 2 and new ramp. 2. Relocation of supermarket from Level 2 to Level 1 including reduction in gross floor area of supermarket from 2700sqm to 2345sqm. 3. Reconfiguration of internal retail tenancies. 4. Increase in bicycle parking spaces from 50 to 84 and increase in vehicle parking from 142 to 145 spaces. 5. Additional fire exit to Maxwell Road. Important Note: Previous submissions to this application will still be taken into consideration. Exhibition Closes:17/03/2014"...more

Update on Harold Park Parklands

The Lord Mayor will open the event and you can view the design plans, speak with the project team and provide your feedback.
The developed design will be on public exhibition from 3 – 23 March 2014.
Where: Southern Hall, Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Road, Glebe
When: Monday 3rd March, 5.30pm – 7.30pm.
Plans also available at Annandale Neighbourhood Centre
more

Application Withdrawn

Application withdrawn 3 Dec 2013 more

Tram Shed's DA Report

(7) VEHICLES SERVICING THE SITE – TIME RESTRICTION/ACCESS ROAD
(a) The hours of operation are restricted to be between 7.00am and 9.30pm Monday to Sunday to vehicles servicing the site.
(b) The private Link Road is not to be used by vehicles servicing the site. All service vehicles are to enter and exit the Tram Sheds site via the Johnstons Creek Bridge road link. [Ed:Through Federal Park]
(c) The restriction on hours is to be included in the updated Car Park Plan of Management.

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A maximum of 125 off-street car parking spaces must be provided, including a minimum of:
(a) 6 accessible parking spaces,
(b) 2 car share spaces,
(c) 2 spaces dedicated to motorcycle parking.
...

(44) INTERSECTION UPGRADE WORKS
(a) The proposed upgrade works to the intersection of The Crescent and Chapman Road as shown in correspondence from GTA Consultants (letter dated 30 September 2013) is supported in principle subject to the following being provided and approved by the NSW Roads and Maritime Services and the Director City Planning, Development and Transport:
(i) Detailed design drawings consisting of a road design plan, illustrating road design dimensions (e.g. lane widths, median widths, swept paths etc.), including appropriate provisions for pedestrians and cyclists. The plan shall be to scale.
(ii) The removal of any on-street parking spaces required as a result of the proposed intersection upgrade will require community consultation with affected residents and/or businesses and shall be undertaken by the applicant to the satisfaction of the NSW Roads and Maritime Services.
(iii) The upgraded facility provided prior to the issue of an Occupation Certificate.
(b) All costs associated with the upgrade of the intersection are to be borne by the developer.....

(76) DILAPIDATION REPORT - JOHNSTON’S CREEK BRIDGE, APPROACHES AND ADJACENT STORMWATER CHANNEL
(a) Subject to the receipt of permission of the affected landowner, dilapidation report/s, including a photographic survey of the bridge over Johnston’s Creek, approaches and adjoining stormwater channel are to be prepared by an appropriately qualified structural engineer prior to commencement of excavation works. A copy of the dilapidation report/s together with the accompanying photographs must be given to the above property/asset owners, and a copy lodged with the accredited certifier/Certifying Authority and the Council prior to works commencing.
Source: DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT 3 DECEMBER 2013 SUB-COMMITTEE ITEM 23. DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION: LODGE – TRAM SHEDS http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/160392/131203_PDC_ITEM23.pdf (viewed 4 Dec 2013)

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 10 Maxwell Road, FOREST LODGE NSW 2037 DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION NO. D/2013/883
A report on the application will be submitted to the Planning Development and Transport Committee meeting on 3 December 2013 for determination. This meeting is to be held in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall commencing at 5.00p.m and is open for public attendance.
Copies of the Planning Development and Transport Committee agenda are available to the public from Council's One Stop Shop on Level 2 of Town Hall House the Thursday prior to the Tuesday meeting and on Councils website at http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/Council/MeetingsAndCommittees/

Should you wish to address the Committee meeting on this matter, it will be necessary for you to register your name by phoning the City's Secretariat on 9265 9310 by no later than 12.00 noon on the Tuesday of the Committee meeting. Each person will be limited to 3 minutes. The chair may limit the number of speakers to 3 for each agenda item so you may need to liaise with other objectors and nominate a spokesperson
Should you require any further information regarding the application please contact Vanessa Aziz on ph. 92467758, or by email at vaziz@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au. (Source Email from CoS 26 Nov 2013)


Proposed Street Names

Proposed names are “Cullen Close”, “Scotsman Street”, “Grattan Close” and the extension of existing Ross Street as “Ross Street”....more

Temporary Closure of Bus Stop

Due to Harold Park development this bus stop [Northern side of Minogue crescent just before Wigram Road]will be temporarily closed ...more


marques, people and cyclists in parkSome Key Points from November 9 Consultation

  1. Iconic Memorial, currently located at the Leichhardt Bus Depot to be reinstated at the Rozelle Tram Sheds. formal garden with statue
  2. Road through Federal park from Nelson Street round about on the Crescent should not be upgraded. The "future roads" through Harold Park should be used to access the tram sheds.
  3. Local Provenance species Trees should be ordered now so, that they will be of useful size when required. The grounds should incorporate at least one Syncarpia glomulifera (Turpentine) and one ironbark, as well as angopheras, in the significant tree planting. See examples at Large Local trees
  4. Swales along cliff and elsewhere should allow for percolation into the soil, to support trees and vegetation in parklands and streetscape on Harold Park site.

Johnstons Creek Parklands Management Plan

Public invited to view Details for Cliff Parklands

"The project team for the Harold Park public park invites you to a drop in session on Saturday 9 November 2013 from 10am to 2pm at Bicentennial Park, Glebe (nearest entry Chapman Rd Annandale). We will have the concept design on display and you can speak with the project team. There will also be a barbeque and children's activities. The consultation phase will run from Saturday 9th to Sunday 24th November 2013." More at http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/johnstons-creek-parklands

Plans on view at Glebe Neighbourhood Service Centre
186 Glebe Point Rd (cnr Wigram Rd), Glebe
Mondays-Fridays: 9am-5pm

Annandale Neighbourhood Centre 79 Johnstons St, Annandale

Sydney City Council votes on final plan

7.8 Johnstons Creek Parklands Master Plan – Adoption Agenda Monday 26 August 2013

" 7.8 JOHNSTONS CREEK PARKLANDS MASTER PLAN – ADOPTION .......................................................................................... 1493
ITEM 7.8 JOHNSTONS CREEK PARKLANDS MASTER PLAN – ADOPTION (S064540)
The Environment Committee decided that consideration of this matter be deferred to the meeting of Council on 26 August 2013.
At the meeting of Council, it was moved by Councillor Kemmis, seconded by Councillor Green -
It is resolved that:
(A) Council approve the amended Draft Johnstons Creek Parklands Master Plan, as shown in Attachment B to the subject report;
(B) Financial Estimates and Priorities, Attachment G to the subject report, remain confidential in accordance with section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993;
(C) Council note that the Master Plan sets the long term vision for Johnstons Creek Parklands and provides a framework for recreation and open space facilities. As future projects are defined and funding secured, further technical investigations and community engagement will be undertaken and Council approvals sought prior to any detailed design and implementation;
(D) the stairway from Arcadia Road not be included in the Master Plan; and
(E) as an alternative, the existing stairway between Boyce Street and Wigram Road be restored, to provide an entrance to the Harold Park site at the base of the steps in Rock Lane.
Variation. At the request of Councillor Forster, and by consent, the motion was varied in clause (C) such that it read as follows:
(C) Council note that the Master Plan sets the long term vision for Johnstons Creek Parklands and provides a framework for recreation and open space facilities. As future projects, such as the re-use of the Crescent Building and the Saltmarsh, are defined and funding secured, further feasibility, technical and scientific investigations and community engagement will be undertaken and Council approvals sought prior to any detailed design and implementation;
Variation. At the request of Councillor Doutney, and by consent, the motion was varied by the addition of clause (F) as follows:
(F) the removal of buildings on The Crescent, excluding a possible community centre and the clearing of the arches, be considered at the time of the next budget review.
Amendment. Moved by Councillor Mandla, seconded by Councillor Forster – That the motion be amended by the addition of a new clause (A) as follows:
(A) the City of Sydney Council conduct a properly facilitated Johnstons Creek Summit with all the community, experts and stakeholders in order to make an informed decision when designing the Master Plan.
The amendment was lost on the following show of hands –
Ayes (3) Councillors Forster, Mandla and Vithoulkas.
Noes (7) The Lord Mayor, Councillors Doutney, Green, Kemmis, Kok, Mant and Scott. Amendment lost.
The motion was carried on the following show of hands –
Ayes (7) The Lord Mayor, Councillors Doutney, Green, Kemmis, Kok, Mant and Scott.
Noes (3) Councillors Forster, Mandla and Vithoulkas.
Motion carried.
The motion, as adopted by Council, is as follows:
It is resolved that:
(A) Council approve the amended Draft Johnstons Creek Parklands Master Plan, as shown in Attachment B to the subject report;
(B) Financial Estimates and Priorities, Attachment G to the subject report, remain confidential in accordance with section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993;
(C) Council note that the Master Plan sets the long term vision for Johnstons Creek Parklands and provides a framework for recreation and open space facilities. As future projects, such as the re-use of the Crescent Building and the Saltmarsh, are defined and funding secured, further feasibility, technical and scientific investigations and community engagement will be undertaken and Council approvals sought prior to any detailed design and implementation;
(D) the stairway from Arcadia Road not be included in the Master Plan;
(E) as an alternative, the existing stairway between Boyce Street and Wigram Road be restored, to provide an entrance to the Harold Park site at the base of the steps in Rock Lane; and
(F) the removal of buildings on The Crescent, excluding a possible community centre and the clearing of the arches, be considered at the time of the next budget review.
Speakers
Councillor Linda Kelly (Leichhardt Council), Mr Ian Pickles, Ms Marghanita Da Cruz, Mr David Ratner, Ms Shirley Whelan, Mr David Springett, Mr David Lawrence, Mr Rowan Jackson, Ms Virginia Osborne, Ms Maire Sheehan and Mr Todd Marskell addressed the meeting of the Environment Committee on Item 7.8."

Environment Committee considers Plan

Item 8: Johnstons Creek Parklands Master Plan – Adoption Monday 19 August 2013

Source: http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/153003/130826_COUNCIL_MINUTES..pdf:

Phase 3: Public Exhibition of Draft Master Plan

Phase 3 Consultation on Johnston's Creek Parklands Master Plan: Friday 19th April – Friday 17th May 2013. City of Sydney invite you to have your say at: http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/johnstons-creek-parklands

15 March 2013: Report on Master Plan for Johnstons Creek Parklands is ready for discussion at the next CoS Environment Committee meeting on Monday 18 March 2013 at 2pm. It seeks Council endorsement to put the draft Master Plan on public exhibition. This will be the third and final phase of consultation. The business papers are now live on the City’s website. They include phase 1 and 2 consultation reports, a report on the draft Master Plan, a location plan plus the draft Master Plan itself. These can be viewed online at http://bit.ly/Y5WTpK. Committee meetings begin at 2pm in the Council Chamber, Sydney Town Hall. Guidelines for community members wishing to speak at committee meetings can be found here: http://bit.ly/Zh1TXg. Source: Email Kristin Gabriel, 16:01 12 March 2013.

"The City of Sydney is developing a master plan for the parklands at Johnstons Creek. The master plan aims to link the existing parks near Glebe Foreshore – Bicentennial, Federal and Jubilee – with future open space at The Crescent in Annandale, the area between Bicentennial Park and Harold Park known as ‘the Hill’ and new parklands and community space that will be part of the Harold Park development"....more

Phase 2: Strategy on exhibition for public comment

Seeking comments on Strategy for parklands until 14 January 2013..more

Phase 1 Community Consultation (July/August 2012)

A Library

A library, incorporating an exhibition space, in the community space in the tramsheds would be well utilised by local residents.

Contemplative bush walk

A contemplative bush walk along the cliff line would be lovely. It would be good to have a fast route from Wigram road to johnston's creek at a lower level.

On Friday, I came across the white faced heron on the path through orphan's creek gully.

http://ramin.com.au/forest-lodge

The federal park wetland, while improving the quality of the water that enters Sydney Harbour, is another refuge for wildlife

http://ramin.com.au/annandale/wetlands.shtml

These are some of the flowers, I would like to spot along the contemplative bush walk

http://ramin.com.au/annandale/eco-annandale-2010-august-flowers.shtml

http://ramin.com.au/annandale/eco-annandale-2010-september-walk.shtml

http://ramin.com.au/annandale/eco-annandale-2010-october-walk.shtml

A small amphitheatre (not requiring amplification) with the bush and cliff as a backdrop. Along the lines of the Burley Griffin's Haven in Castlecrag. (http://www.thehaven.biz/) (reply 1 Aug)

It would also be good if the amphitheatre utilised any sandstone excavated from the Harold Park site. (reply 2 Aug)

Accessible Amenities

A wheel chair bound park patron, who takes her dog to the parklands, would like an accessible toilet with a bar (emailed to Kristin 27 Aug 2012).

Comment

Join the conversation at the Ramin Communications Blog or City of Sydney: http://sydneyyoursay.com.au/topic/how-could-we-use-the-future-open-spaces-in-harold-park-the-crescent-and-the-hill?comment_id=966

Can cyclists, organised sport, dogs and biodiversity co-exist in these parklands?

City of Sydney is holding focus groups, surveying park users and seeking online input to inform the Management Plan...more

Master Plan Community Consultation (June 2012)

A Community Consultation workshop was held on 27 June 2012...more

The City is developing a master plan for the parklands adjoining Johnstons Creek.....more

Phase 2 Draft Objectives and Strategies (November 2012)

Phase 3 Draft Management Plan for Public Comment

Phase 4 Adoption (July 2013)

FLAG Harold Park (Residents Group)

FLAG Harold Park (FLAG) is an independent residents' action group representing three local communities: Forest Lodge, Annandale and Glebe....http://flagharoldpark.com/

This page www.ramin.com.au/harold-park/index.shtml last updated 7 April 2014.