Glebe Affordable Housing site, Cowper St
There is a ‘For Sale’ sign on the fence, presumably so a private developer can be part of a so-called public/private partnership. The preparation that is taking place on the site is permitted under an initial DA. The final DA has yet to be advertised.
Harold Park Consultation
The President and I met with Jennifer Cooper, Mirvac Senior Development Manager, on site on 27 July. The discussion was wide ranging. Here are the major points:
- Tenders have been called for the new 3.8 ha park.
- All major works have been approved (see July Bulletin for modifications).
- More than 50% will be complete by the end of 2015.
- The Tramsheds are also proposed for completion, but may take longer.
- The exact use of the stationary restored tram is yet to be decided.
- The height of the building will be largely unimpeded.
- Mirvac will install downlighting to reduce impact on nearby residents.
- The supermarket will not be any of the major chains, but still negotiating.
- The roof framework is being installed with non-reflective glass and zincalume.
- The Society insisted marketing be directed at pedestrian and cycle access.
There was also general discussion of the character of the area. Mirvac believes it has attracted businesses with good local knowledge and sustainability credentials. The Society would support recycling efforts, appropriate indoor plantings and growing food. Mirvac was also informed of the Bays Precinct and the consultation by Urban Growth.
Durham Court, 417 Glebe Point Rd
The City has rejected this proposal for townhouses as an overdevelopment.