High Density Developments – Approvals

Posted: February 17th, 2012 | Filed under: Announcements, Current Issues, Mowbray Precinct

During late 2011 a number high density developments have been approved in this area.

Lane Cove Council and residents had objected to many these. Grounds included

  • Lack of planning studies that informed the R4 zoning
  • Lack of systematic traffic study
  • Lack of adequate road system including traffic and parking impacts
  • Lack of bush fire standard for high density developments
  • Inconsistent application of bushfire Asset Protection Zones
  • Resident safety and evacuation problems during a major event (eg. bushfire)
  • Impact on the Batten Reserve and its Endangered & Threatened flora & fauna species
  • Stormwater and groundwater issues
  • Amenity issues such as overshadowing, bulk & scale, privacy etc.:

The developments that wound up in the Land and Environment  Court (LEC) were decided on very narrow  grounds with the assumption that the current Local Environment Plan (LEP) 2009 is without significant problems.

The Mowbray Rd Strategic Review ( now complete as of December 2011 ) recommends a number of changes that will mitigate  some of problems.

There were also a number of developments subsequently approved by the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) in late 2011.

The reports of the determinations by the LEC and the JRPP can be read by clicking through the links below.

DA 198/10,  554-560 Mowbray Road, http://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/action/PJUDG?jgmtid=154149

DA200/10, 72-74 Gordon Crescent/532-534 Mowbray Road http://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/action/pjudg?jgmtid=154918

DA266/10,  9-13 Mindarie St http://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/action/pjudg?jgmtid=154606

DA290/10,  31-39 Mindarie St http://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/action/PJUDG?jgmtid=154974

DA79/11, 76-82 Gordon Crescent http://jrpp.planning.nsw.gov.au/DevelopmentRegister/tabid/62/ctl/view/mid/424/JRPP_ID/715/language/en-AU/Default.aspx