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Stop the sale of Station Street to developers so they can build a 16 storey tower

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We the undersigned, petition Council to:

Not sell Station Street to a private developer.

That COUNCIL maintain Station Street in its current structure; restrict the development to 2-18 Station Street and 1 Leofrene Avenue, to be consistent with current allowed height and FSR (MLEP 2011), and transform Station Street into a pedestrian square with levelled areas for outdoor dining and general use; and incorporate the major stair / tiered seating feature coming from the new upgraded Station concourse that was publicly exhibited by TfNSW in April /May 2013.

For the following reasons:

 

The MLEP 2011 went through a Community Consultation Process; was adopted by both Council and The Minister for Planning and Infrastructure. It established the maximum height of building at this site at 26 metres to ensure building height was consistent with the desired future character of an area, to ensure buildings and public areas continue to receive satisfactory exposure to the sky and sunlight and to nominate heights that provide an appropriate transition in built form and land use intensity.

The proposed 59 metre (16 storey building) istoo big; too bulky; does not complement the local streetscape or townscape; will place a strain on limited parking spaces in the adjacent area; will greatly increase traffic volumes on Illawarra Road & surrounding residential areas; and it’s non-compliance with solar access provisions.

We do not see the benefits to our community or the public value in Marrickville Council selling off Station Street to a private developer to gain the proposed public space being offered and this proposed building encroaching and dominating the public space.

 



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