The submissions below have been made by members of the community and were offered as suggestions for your consideration.
Others will be posted, soon.
Council's reply to the Ryde - Hunters Hill Flora and Fauna Preservation Society has been posted below it, on 20 November.
The Hunters Hill Trust is opposed to the proposal from Gladesville Shopping Village Developments Pty Ltd for the redevelopment of the Gladesville Shopping Village (GSV) for the following reasons:
1.It is an overdevelopment of the site.
2.The revised DCP, which sets the planning controls, is flawed and misleading.
3.It will have an adverse impact on the character and amenity of the surrounding residential and commercial areas.
4.It will exacerbate existing parking and traffic problems.
5.It creates a poorly designed gated community physically separated from the rest of the area and fails to provide a safe and healthy environment for its occupants.
6.It involves the demolition of a building of considerable heritage significance, which was on land previously owned by Council.
7.The proposed GSVD redevelopment is a cheap and very ordinary proposition that is driven by commercial profit and pragmatism.
8.The Council, as a stakeholder in the proposal, has failed to properly represent the community by taking a leadership role in its development.
[From Section 7 - A cheap and very ordinary proposal]
The proposed GSV redevelopment is at base a cheap and very ordinary proposition that is driven by commercial profit and pragmatism rather than the aim of creating a fine public place with well-designed and properly integrated private housing, car parking and retail facilities. It does not aspire to excellence.
[From Section 8 - Council has failed to properly represent the community's interest]
As a result of Council’s ineptitude the community has lost out. Profit and pragmatism have prevailed over the community interest.
The Hunters Hill Trust have issued an Addendum to their submission, primarily related to non-compliance with SEPP 65 controls including separations of towers and habitable rooms.
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