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State Significant Development

Response to Submissions

Gregory Place Build-to-Rent

City of Parramatta

Current Status: Response to Submissions

Interact with the stages for their names

  1. SEARs
  2. Prepare EIS
  3. Exhibition
  4. Collate Submissions
  5. Response to Submissions
  6. Assessment
  7. Recommendation
  8. Determination

Proposed concept development for an affordable housing and build-to- rent development comprising approximately 483 dwellings within three freestanding four to eight storey buildings.

Attachments & Resources

Early Consultation (11)

Attachment 4 - Flooding Letter
Attachment 8 - Archaeological Heritage
Attachment 6 - Landscape Report
Attachment 2 - Concept DA
Attachment 13 - DRAFT Prelim Traffic Assessment
Attachment 11 - Site Primer
Attachment 9 - HCAC Presentation February 2021
Attachment 7 - Scoping Study Heritage Summary
Attachment 5 - Contamination
Attachment 1 - Site Survey
Attachment 3 - Concept Design Report

Notice of Exhibition (1)

Notice of Exhibition_02082022_115958

Request for SEARs (1)

Scoping Report - 2A Gregory Place, Harris Park

SEARs (1)

Issued SEARs Gregory Place SSD-31179510

EIS (41)

Appendix J - Concept+Architectural+Drawings
Appendix P - Wind Study
Appendix II ACHAR Report
Appendix B SCC
Appendix E Clause 4.6 Request
Appendix G Pacific Community Housing
Appendix D Statutory Table
Appendix A SEARS Compliance
Appendix C SDRP Response
Appendix D Statutory Compliance Table
Appendix NN - Stakeholder Engagement Report
Appendix MM - Infrastructure Delivery & Staging Plan
Appendix LL - Social Impact Assessment
Appendix KK - Statement of Heritage Impact
Appendix JJ - Historical Archaeological Assessment
Appendix HH - Waste Management Plan
Appendix FF - Remediation Action Plan
Appendix EE - Phase 2 Contamination Investigation
Appendix DD - Flood Study
Appendix CC - Flood Risk Management Report
Appendix BB - Stormwater Management Plan
Appendix AA - Geotechnical Investigation Assessment Report
Appendix Z - Acoustic Assessment
Appendix Y - BDAR Waiver
Appendix X - Traffic & Parking Assessment
Appendix W - Green Travel Plan
Appendix V - Construction Traffic Management Plan
Appendix U - ESD Report
Appendix T - Landscape Plan
Appendix S - Arboricultural and Tree Assessment
Appendix R - CPTED Report
Appendix Q - Visual Impact Assessment
Appendix O - Site Survey
Appendix N - BCA Design Assessment Report
Appendix M - Access Design Assessment Report
Appendix L - Connecting with Country Design Guide
Appendix K - Concept Design Report
Appendix H - Economic Impact
APPEND~1
Appendix F - Heritage Council Minutes March 2021
Environmental Impact Statement

Response to Submissions (1)

Request RTS Letter_07092022_055036

Agency Advice (8)

NSW Fire and Rescue - Advice on EIS
Council - Object to EIS
Heritage NSW ACH - Advice on EIS
Transport for NSW - Advice to EIS
HNSW letter to DPE with HCAC resolution
SES - Advice on EIS
WaterNSW - no comments required
Sydney Water - Advice on EIS

Submissions

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City of Parramatta Council
Object
PARRAMATTA , New South Wales
Message
Attachments
Form Letter 9 192 Submissions
Object
HARRIS PARK , New South Wales
Message
I object to the proposal because the development is considerable and will have an impact on parking
in the surrounding area as the current infrastructure in a closed street will not manage the increased
number of people who will be residing in and/or visiting the apartments. It is hard to find parking in
the area as it is and we can't even use the s'urrounding parks because of the lack of parking or visit
the museum or heritage centre.
Attachments
Form Letter 8 180 Submissions
Object
HARRIS PARK , New South Wales
Message
I object to the proposal because the development is considerable and the increased number of
people and possible build to rent arrangements and change in demographics and natural land and
street scape is a safety concern to the large number of children and vulnerable people in the
surrounding area including, childcares, schools, and Churches.
Attachments
Form Letter 7 156 Submissions
Object
HARRIS PARK , New South Wales
Message
I Object to the proposal because the height of the residential apartments is considerable high and
should be reduced.
Attachments
Form Letter 6 362 Submissions
Object
HARRIS PARK , New South Wales
Message
I Object to the proposal because it is inconsistent with the conservation precinct which includes
Elizabeth Farm and the area has significant cultural history. ~he area is an excellent example of the
stages of indigenous history, colonial history and the waves of migration that have occurred in the
area. It is out of place in terms of the history which is so significant around it. That includes the
heritage conservation area of Elizabeth Farm surrounding the parish and Hambeldon Cottage
Museum which will be in front of the proposed development.
Attachments
Form Letter 5 183 Signatures
Object
HARRIS PARK , New South Wales
Message
I object to the proposal because the development is considerable and will have noise impact on the
surrounding Parramatta area in general.
Attachments
Form Letter 4 191 Submissions
Object
HARRIS PARK , New South Wales
Message
I Object to the proposal because this is not "development" it is destruction: of cultural, social and
ecological values in the pursuit of money. Pretending otherwise is a perversion of meaning.
Attachments
Form Letter 3 179 Submissions
Object
HARRIS PARK , New South Wales
Message
The current plans demonstrate shadowing which will occur from the units which will impact on the
light on the surrounding landscape, housing and buildings around the development.
Attachments
Form Letter 2 191 Submissions
Object
HARRIS PARK , New South Wales
Message
The development is considerable and will have traffic impact on the community and the surrounding
Parramatta area in general. The development will exacerbate the current traffic issues facing
Parramatta at present. Hassall Street and the surrounding streets leading in and out of Parramatta
already have major traffic issues which have not been addressed. They will be further exacerbated by
a development of this size. Presently, the lots contain industrial factories and the activities do not
impact on the area.
Attachments
Form Letter 1 165 submissions
Object
HARRIS PARK , New South Wales
Message
I object to the proposal because the infrastructure in the area especially the streets and public roads, shops, and increased use of the surrounding public spaces, weren't designed to accommodate this size of housing units and the resulting traffic jams we face everyday and infrastructure problems we will face in the future.
Attachments
Petition 4636 signatures
Object
Harris Park , New South Wales
Message
Attachments
Name Withheld
Object
ERMINGTON , New South Wales
Message
Attachments
Michael Gettany
Object
HARRIS PARK , New South Wales
Message
Hi ,
I have already made a submission and I’m just also adding another negative to the development application, the our lady of Lebanon co-cathedral lyes on the side of the development and the finished product with the tenants of the development will cause serious problems to the cathedral in regards to complaints at holy occasions and Mass services in regards to noise and religious ceremonies taking place causing negativity from the tenants and not going into detail it will have a negative impact on the spiritual occasions and it will cause a lot of drama to our parish . The cathedral has been there a long time and is a significant part of the community, it’s ceremonial and normal mass for parisheners will most cirtainly be effected, apart from being such tall buildings the units will be overlooking church goers , school students and day care for children and this is going to be another problem to a lot of people.
Name Withheld
Object
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Message
This major project is a gross overdevelopment of the site and excessively exceeds the current Parramatta LEP controls for this site. It will lead to significant increase of traffic flow in Gregory Place which is only a small street and the car park access is directly facing Gregory Place which will see at least an estimated 92 peak hour trips in the morning and 73 in the evening. This will cause Gregory Place to turn into a high traffic street which realistically would not be able to cope with such increased traffic flow and on-street parking. With the carpark and other utilities access facing Gregory Place this will cause constant traffic noise for neighbours day and night. Also, with such a large parcel of land it is of concern and difficult to understand the need for rooftop terraces when open areas of land could be incorporated around the built forms which would enable the residents to have access to ground level garden amenity and provision for play areas for children and communal areas for residents perhaps even incorporating the sensitive heritage aspects of the site in terms of Indigenous and colonial history. This attests to an overdevelopment of the site as minimal land has been left for resident amenity. With rooftop terraces there is also the issue of lack of privacy for residents in Gregory Place with the proposed 8 storey and other levels with rooftop terraces compromising quality of life for surrounding neighbours. The built forms do not pay homage to the historical nature of this nationally significant area and do not seamlessly and sympathetically connect with the surrounding environment but would have significant impact on the visual and physical amenity and enjoyment of the surrounding environment and heritage item of Hambledon Cottage. This is a unique opportunity for a legacy to be left for future generations which will add to the character, amenity and enjoyment of this nationally significant area and will attest to the foresight and forward thinking of those who are in a position to leave a legacy for future generations to be enjoyed and admired in years to come.
Brad Powe
Object
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Message
While I support the provision of housing for low-income renters, the high-rise aspect of this proposal is simply too large for the site. It will destroy site-lines from heritage listed Experiment Farm Cottage and Elizabeth Farm, and diminish the heritage value of Hambledon Cottage's curtilage.
Name Withheld
Object
ERMINGTON , New South Wales
Message
I object to the project for the following reasons:
1. It will increase traffic to the area.
2. It will make it difficult for other residence to park their car in the street.
3. The Development will create conflict between Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral (“the Church”) (which has over 30,000 parishioners) and the residence as the noise from masses, Church festivals, weddings, 21st birthdays and other functions in the church, it’s hall and car park will disturb the residence.
4. The units will overlook the childcare centre which may make both the children and the staff uncomfortable.
5. The noise from the construction will disturb the children at the childcare centre and the noise from the childcare centre may disturb the residence.
6. It will create an oversupply of build to hold units in Parramatta.
Robert Power
Object
SURRY HILLS , New South Wales
Message
The Precinct within which the site of the proposed development is located is of Exception Heritage Significance to the City of Parramatta, the Region, the State and and the Nation. The Precinct is composed of individual heritage items on all levels of Listings available in the State as well as being on the Register of the National Estate. While that Register is no longer operating, any Listing on it has “Standing” in the eyes of those skilled in the knowledge and practice of heritage conservation. The fact that Elizabeth Farm, ExperimentFarm and Hambledon Cottage are not on the National Register under the Commonwealth EPBC Act is more to do with extremely stretched resources rather than lack of or reduced heritage significance There are also at least three Heritage Conservation Areas that contribute to the composition.
Any development within the Precinct requires the highest degree of attunement of the design with the values that constitute that Exceptional Heritage Significance.

Ensuring a continuum of “connectivity” by views from, out of and within, not just view cones which are often only slivers, forms, scales and so forth, have all been referenced in the documentation flowing from officials following consultations as early as July 2017 when the advice in paragraph 2 of the letter of the Department’s Deputy Secretary when issuing the Site Compatibility Certificate and in Items 2 and 3 of the Certificate itself. References to matters such as “Bulk”, “Scale”, “in-keeping with”, “suitability of the site regarding heritage impact”. Twice, the Minutes of the NSW Heritage Council’s Approvals Committee, acting as Delegate of the Heritage Council, at its Meetings on 04/04/2018 raised the “appropriateness’ of the development and as to whether the Precinct was of “National Significance”. Again at its Meeting on 31/03/2020, the Minutes raises questions of support for the Proposal. Again, at its Meeting on 29/09/2020 that Committee its Minutes record the negative impacts of heights of the Proposal.
A Preliminary review of the documentation accompanying, supporting or referenced in the documentation, fails comprehensively to support the Proponent’s argument for approval of the development in the location.

A proper understanding of the nature of the composition of the Precinct is an absolute prerequisite to a proper understanding of the ingredients that constitute the “exceptional values” of the heritage significance of the Precinct. Water, Topography, Geology, Soils, Vegetation, Flora, Fauna and human habitation and use. These attributes provided the foundations of Country for the Traditional Custodians and possibly salvation from starvation of an infant settlement of Northern Hemisphere dwellers in a strange environment .
The Environmental Impact Assessment is fatally flawed by its failure to provide an understanding of the nature of the significance of the site within a Precinct as opposed to “vicinity of a heritage item”. It is submitted that the EIA does not address the impacts of the proposed development as required in Item 19 of the SEARs because there is a fundamental lack of understanding compositional nature of the conservation values that individually, collectively and cumulatively, constitute the “Exceptional Heritage Significance” of the Precinct, as set out in James Kerr’s “The Conservation PLan” Seventh Edition (2013) and the Principles of the ICOMOS BURRA CHARTER (2013).

Reference is made to the Statement of Heritage Impact - Executive Summary (unpaginated) which reads as follows:- “Extensive working sessions with HCAC City of Parramatta Council and peer review process from 2018 to 2021, resulted in substantial changes to the initial concept. The Heritage Council (Committee) did not see the importance of maintaining view corridors and vistas that did not existin reality between three SHR listed items. The preference was given to the site layout, based on an orthogonal layout of the overall subdivision and street patterns that currently define the contemporary cultural landscape of Harris Park. As such the current scheme has been arranged into an orthogonal layout of five fingers varying in height from 4-8 storeys, responding to evolving cultural landscape and being consistent with the scale of development in the locality. Rather than unify and emphasise the cohesiveness of the Precinct, the proposed development, will: (A) in form, bulk and scale, overshadow the single storey Hambledon Cottage;(B) create an ‘island’ building as a result of the need to meet vehicular access requirements: (C) result in the isolation of Hambledon; and (D) the disjunction and fragmentation of the Precinct.
For the reasons briefly outlined above, it is considered that the Applicant has not satisfied the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment

This unmeritorious Application must be REFUSED
Rebecca McRae
Object
WINDSOR , New South Wales
Message
This is an entirely unsuitable project for such a valuable historical area!
Susan Sedgwick
Object
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Message
I strongly object to the State Significant Development Application for the construction of three separate, large scale buildings with 483 dwellings within the site located at 2A Gregory Place, Harris Park. The proposal will have serious detrimental visual impacts to the three NSW State Heritage Listed properties of Elizabeth Farm, Hambledon Cottage and Experiment Farm Cottage. The proposal will impact the views from and setting of all three of these state significant properties and as such should be rejected.
Lisa Harrold
Object
MULGOA , New South Wales
Message
The NSW Government continues to decimate built heritage - and this 'monster development' will impact the heritage listed Hambledon Cottage and this important area. The development is warranted - but located in an area too sensitive for the scale of the development.
The communities of NSW continue to seek sensible planning that has vision - both forwards and also with our past in mind. We are tired of this government which bulldozes built and natural heritage without care or concern. iIOBJECT to this development and the resultant impacts.
Sincerely
Lisa Harrold

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Project Details

Application Number
SSD-31179510
Assessment Type
State Significant Development
Development Type
Build to Rent
Local Government Areas
City of Parramatta

Contact Planner

Name
Stephen Dobbs