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State Significant Development

Withdrawn

Carlingford West Public School Upgrades

City of Parramatta

Current Status: Withdrawn

Construction and refurbishment of permanent learning spaces, new library, reconfigured open space, access and play areas. Also includes construction of additional parking spaces on site, new driveway and turning circle to Felton Road west.

Attachments & Resources

Notice of Exhibition (1)

Notice of Exhibition_30062021_120013

Request for SEARs (5)

SEAR's Request
Appendix A - Survey
Appendix B - Concept Plans
Appendix C - Traffic Assessment
Appendix D - Heritage Assessment

SEARs (1)

Issued SEARs

EIS (36)

Environmental Impact Statement
Appendix 1 - Architectural Plans
Appendix 2 - Architectural Design Statement
Appendix 3 - Visual Impact Assessment
Appendix 4 - Landscape Plans
Appendix 5 - Landscape Strategy Report
Appendix 6 - Landscape Management Plan
Appendix 7 - Arborist Report
Appendix 8 - BDAR
Appendix 8 - BDAR GIS Files
Appendix 9 - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage AR
Appendix 10 - CPTED Report
Appendix 11 - Survey Plans
Appendix 12 - Accessibility Report
Appendix 13 - BCA Report
Appendix 14 - Detailed Site Investigation
Appendix 15 - Remediation Action Plan
Appendix 16 - Geotechnical Report
Appendix 17 - ESD Report
Appendix 18 - Infrastructure Management Plan
Appendix 19 - Stormwater Management Plan
Appendix 19 - Civil Drawings
Appendix 20 - Acoustic Report
Appendix 21 - Demo & Construction Waste Mgt Plan
Appendix 22 - Operational Waste Management Plan
Appendix 23 - Flood Memo
Appendix 24 - Transport and Accessibility IA
Appendix 25 - Social Impact Assessment
Appendix 26 - Construction Management Plan
Appendix 27 - Integrated Water Management Plan
Appendix 28 - Structural Report
Appendix 29 - Fire Safety Strategy
Appendix 31 - 10.7 Planning Certificates
Appendix 32 - SEARs
Appendix 33 - Light Spill Report
Appendix 34 - Community Engagement Summary Report

Response to Submissions (1)

Request RTS_31072021_123247

Submissions

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Joseph BouAbdou
Support
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
I completely support this vital project for both the school and the community that lives in this area. My comment is about the people who live on Felton Road and they may need to cross the street from the western side to the eastern one and / or vise versa. Crossing the school, while walking, can be done only during the school opening hours, i.e. in the morning or in he afternoon. If some one wants to walk from one side of the street to the other they need to make a long turn via Pennant Hills Road.

What I would suggest is to create a pedestrian access that goes around the school and may be open for the community when the school holidays are on and outside school hours. I am not sure about the feasibility of this proposal but I believe it helps walkers to complete their walks without going to walk on very busy roads.

Thanks for considering this proposal and for applying this upgrade on this school in time when it is needed.
Name Withheld
Object
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
I am very concerned about the overshadowing the planned car park for 53 vehicles will have on our property. If the area of the car park was lowered to the existing ground level at our rear fence, there would be no overshadowing.
Also, the design of the car park is not suitable for easy access for the large service vehicles.
Danger to children from the overly busy traffic is already a major problem and has been so for a long time now as Police and Council Rangers will attest to. This dangerous traffic situation will be greatly worsened with the plans as they are outlined. Traffic already banks right back to the intersection of Felton Road and Arcadian Circuit, with blockages to and from each of the feeder roads in the vicinity. There are hundreds of vehicles coming and going several times a day and with the addition of delivery vehicles, staff vehicles, maintenance and waste services, this is going to become even more dangerous for children, both walking and being dropped off by car, than it is already. There is not enough room in that cul de sac for the volume of vehicles to navigate safely. You would only have to witness what happens at present to foresee what might happen in the future if the plan on exhibit for entry to the school at Felton Road West side is not drastically amended. If you are putting a road through for the long trucks to enter and exit Felton Rd during the build, why on earth don't you leave it in place permanently to facilitate the flow of school traffic? It would allow the traffic to flow more smoothly both ways and possibly alleviate the overall traffic flow to and from the school each end. The present plan is no plan for students to safely access the school grounds. We residents are very concerned already for the safety of the children and this will make things much more dangerous.
Chen Feng
Comment
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
In the Appendix C - Traffic Assessment
It was mentioned that a significant transport method was "cycling". I am a resident in the neighbour area, and very very rare to see any cycling traffic in real situation.
Most of the kids go to school either walk or in the car.
Endeavour Energy
Comment
HUNTINGWOOD , New South Wales
Message
Please refer to the attachment.
Attachments
Melanie Molnar
Object
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
I object to the traffic plans for this project.

We've outgrown our turning circle - and putting an island in the centre isn't going to help the flow of traffic.

The traffic doubling back on itself is a major problem - it causes congestion.

Why can't we have a through road - with two way gates. Kind of like a draw bridge. Gates block the road access during school time - and gates that block child access to the road during drop off and pick up time.

Then we'd only have one way traffic through the school. We'd project kids and improve traffic flow.
Name Withheld
Object
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
I am glad to see the new looking of Carlingford West Public School. I only have one privacy concern of page 38 of Appendix 1 - Architectural Plans( PDF attached as illustrated and marked in the red box. As the staircase is exposed at the NORTH ELEVATION. Due to the new building height and it can overlook my swimming pool at 9 Hilar Avenue. I prefer to have a privacy screens installed on both sections of staircases.

Thanks for your consideration.
Attachments
Name Withheld
Comment
OATLANDS , New South Wales
Message
I'd like to suggest: To significantly ease morning and afternoon traffic congestion , building an underground car park for all school staffs, which is incorporating Felton Road east west drive through, is required.
Name Withheld
Comment
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
Please consider

1. to provide an underground staff car parking
2. to join the Felton Road East and West together by the underground car park to reduce the traffic congestion
Name Withheld
Comment
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
I have carefully studied the detail plans for the Carlingford West Upgrade.
I live in a nearby avenue (west of the school) and the Traffic flow and parking impacts of the upgrade are not satisfactorily addressed. I have written to the Parramatta Council and made my concerns known. Impact statement have not yet been published.
There is inadequate on-site parking now and this will be exacerbated by the upgrade. Staff parking in my avenue cause regular traffic issues made a whole lot worse during drop-off and pick-up periods. The avenue is only 7 meters wide and the traffic flow survey did not cover my avenue. Twice a day (M-F) entry to my property or egress from it is blocked. Often at most inconvenient times.
Sometimes rubbish bins on the curb side cannot be collected on Fridays and spill over to Saturdays.
The Parramatta Council is undertaking a significant upgrade to the sports pavilion on the Kingsdene Oval in the second and third quarters of 2021. This will coincide with the upgrade at Carlingford West and I see no evidence of co-ordination between the Council and the School. What will happen when the construction phases are in progress and the School is still functioning?
At drop-off and Pick-up periods, there will be close to 4'500 people in the area with few access points. This is the size of a small city. I can't see how emergency vehicle can get in or out during busy times.
The turning arrangements as planned in Felton Road west are not going to make the current unsatisfactory situation much better. This is made worse by many of the vehicles that large 4WD with large turning circles.
Name Withheld
Comment
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
I think the overall scope of the project is great and a very positive change. However, traffic is currently and is going to be an ongoing if not increasing issue in the surrounding streets.

Whilst I appreciate there’s not a lot of room for drastic change, the following needs to be done as a minimum to ensure smooth traffic flow, safety to school kids and maintaining a level of lifestyle for nearby residents:
*’Keep Clear’ or similar road signage on Felton Road west at the intersection of Edinburgh Ave. Cars regularly stop across this intersection during drop off and pick up times blocking access to locals trying to get to or leave their residence
*No Stopping (school hours) signage on the first half of Adrian Court where the road is too tight on that corner to allow cars to park for school drop off and pick up

Thank you.
Name Withheld
Comment
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
I think the overall scope of the project is great and a very positive change. However, traffic is currently and is going to be an ongoing if not increasing issue in the surrounding streets.

Whilst I appreciate there’s not a lot of room for drastic change, the following needs to be done as a minimum to ensure smooth traffic flow, safety to school kids and maintaining a level of lifestyle for nearby residents:
*’Keep Clear’ or similar road signage on Felton Road west at the intersection of Edinburgh Ave. Cars regularly stop across this intersection during drop off and pick up times blocking access to locals trying to get to or leave their residence
*No Stopping (school hours) signage on the first half of Adrian Court where the road is too tight on that corner to allow cars to park for school drop off and pick up
Name Withheld
Comment
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
Now the parking spaces around the areas are not enough. when it come to morning drop in and afternoon pick up time, both sides of the streets in the are fully parked, that come to block the cars of local residents. and also the more cars access the areas increase the travel times for locals.
Name Withheld
Object
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
Objection on Current plans by School Infrastructure NSW for Carlingford West Public School Upgrade.
I live in the area over 20 years, have noticed traffic around school has increase significantly, we are currently adversely affected by traffic congestion during school drop off in the morning and afternoon. it's effecting our physical and mental health, increase travel times, pollution, safety of local resident and the ability of emergency vehicles to access area.
Judith Lang
Comment
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
The upgrade to Carlingford West School needs to take into account the impact increased student numbers will have on traffic in the area.
There needs to be an underground car park for all school staff.
The traffic is gridlocked in the morning and afternoon.
Westminster Avenue is often reduced to one lane only as car parking is still allowed on both sides of the road.
The Eastern section of Felton Rd is blocked by James Ruse parents and Carlingford West primary parents.
Jennifer Tan
Comment
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
Please see attached letter regarding traffic light at corner of Baker St and Pennant Hills Road.
Attachments
Name Withheld
Comment
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
Concerns about the safety of children;
Increase travel time
increase inconveniences for the residents around the school
Name Withheld
Object
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
The traffic congestion is another concern which I forget to mention in my previous objection(Privacy related issue). Before starts up a big blueprint, I suggest that council should work out the way to improve the traffic congestion. If someone live nearby the school, it always takes extra 15mins to move within one km in the local areas (between 9:30-10am and 3:30-4:00pm). It is time to improve along with this plan.
Name Withheld
Comment
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
I am a resident of Sandringham Drive, Carlingford at the back gate of Carlingford West Public School (CWPS).
I wish to voice my concerns that the proposed plan for the upgrade of CWPS had not adequately addressed the problem which the significant increase in traffic will bring to the neighbourhood, in particular Sandringham Drive, which is currently already one of the streets worse affected by the peak hour school traffic.
The issue with Sandringham Drive is that it is a rather narrow street, and yet is one of the thoroughfares to and from CWPS during peak hours. It is also a popular parking spot for CWPS staff due to limited limited parking space in the school.Basically, they parked their cars from as early as 7.00am to at least after 5.00 pm, some even as late as 6.00 pm. They park on both sides of the street.
In addition there are the parents' cars dropping off their kids in the morning and waiting to pick them up in the evening.
I am of the opinion that the proposed open car park within the school compound is not making the best use of space. It also falls well short if the staff numbers which means that staff members will continue to park at Sandringham Drive.
My suggestion is to replace the proposed open car park with a substantially larger underground car park which can provide enough car space for the staff and will enable the students to enjoy the open space or even use the space on top of the underground car park for recreational or sporting facilities. This will hopefully also relieve the residents of the neighbourhood from the hassle of having to cop traffic congestion and pollution in the morning and evening peak hours five days a week during school terms.
TRANSPORT FOR NSW
Comment
Haymarket , New South Wales
Message
See attached.
Attachments
Barbara Horsfield
Comment
CARLINGFORD , New South Wales
Message
I am concerned that the proposed school upgrade appears to do nothing to alleviate the amount of traffic in Felton St West during school drop off and pick up times. Often the traffic is lined up from Pennant Hills Rd, Arcadian Circuit and then all the way down Felton Rd. The cars are stopped making it impossible for us to enter Felton Rd from Edinburgh Ave and vice versa during these times. I urge the planners to develop a plan which would keep the traffic flowing during these times.

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Project Details

Application Number
SSD-10879802
Assessment Type
State Significant Development
Development Type
Educational establishments
Local Government Areas
City of Parramatta

Contact Planner

Name
Jenny Chu