Submit an objection by clicking the orange button to the right (From a mobile, use this link instead)
Easts Group submitted a Development Application to Waverley Council on the 20th December 2018. This application is for a development that will house 90 apartments for people over 55 (including pool and gym for residents), a 76 place child care centre as well as a two bowling greens (one mixed use) and a club.
The proposal will see a significant development well in excess of the current height limits as will as a large increase in traffic.
Its important that you get your objection in before 25th February. You can use the proforma objection or write your own. You can use extracts from the town planning letter (Word version). If you write your own, we would suggest that submissions be personal but factual and could include concerns around:
- the proposals height,
- reduction of community accessible open space.
- building to a scale outside the LEP and higher than surrounding buildings.
- the new clubs operations being diminished because of the added residential facilities.
- Loss of recreational space
- Loss of privacy
This pro-forma letter will be updated and improved over the next few weeks, but is already available using the orange button.
Easts Leagues club will hold 2 information sessions to be held at the bowling club on the Sat 2nd Feb 10-12am and Wed 6th Feb 4.30-7.00pm.
This proposal was submitted after consultations with a small group of community members and representatives of the bowling club. It is substantially improved starting point to reach an acceptable outcome but in its current form is not at all acceptable.
In 2017, Easts sought and was granted approval under a NSW State Environmental Planning Policy to build childcare and Senior living (over 55 independent living) on the site which is zoned private recreation. The scale of any development will need to be determined by council and will most likely be referred to the NSW government Planning Panel. There is concern that the state government has often approved developments which have been rejected by local councils and residents. Easts will need to put the change of use of the land to its members at a General Meeting. Many of Easts members are not local and do not appreciate character and community importance of the site.
Waverley Council area has one of smallest allocations of land zoned for private recreations. We would like to see as much of the land maintained for community use, while ensuring the Easts has an economically viable venue. Ideally this would see Easts retaining a significant amount of family friendly community accessible space, including at least 2 dedicated bowling greens and developing the site into a community hub as envisaged in the original amalgamation with the Waverley Bowling Club. Ancillary development to fund the future of the club, such as small scale over 55 living that is sensitive to the surrounding buildings and appropriate to the complex road infrastructure in the area is accepted. To achieve the above, the scale of the buildings in the current DA would be required to be significantly reduced.