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State Significant Development

Determination

Lindfield Learning Village

Ku-ring-gai

Current Status: Determination

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

Subsequent to the partial determination of Phase 1, further consultation and investigation has been undertaken by the Applicant and a final Response to Submissions (RTS) has been submitted addressing the outstanding matters for Phases 2 and 3 of the development. The RTS seeks approval for the following works:

Phase 2 construction:

  • works to accommodate 700 additional students (a total of 1050 students including the previously approved 350). 
  • re-purposing of the Phase 1 area. 
  • construction of a loop road around the southern portion of the site for emergency vehicles, buses and drop off and pick up vehicles. 

Phase 3 construction:

  • works to accommodate an additional 950 students in the western wing of the building.

Approval is also sought for a contingency phase of construction and operation, should it be required, including interim use of approved Phase 1 administration areas for additional student occupation and the re-purposing of other Phase 1 rooms within the partial school (this is contingent to the timing for delivery of Phases 2 and 3). 

Staged construction and operation of Lindfield Learning Village.

Consolidated Consent

Consolidated Consent

Archive

Notice of Exhibition (1)

Notice of Exhibition_14072020_080245

Request for SEARs (6)

Appendix A_ Cost Report.pdf
Appendix B_ Concept Plans for SEARs_Part1.pdf
SEARs.pdf
Appendix B_ Concept Plans for SEARs_Part2.pdf
Request for SEARs.pdf
Appendix B_ Concept Plans for SEARs_Part3.pdf

Application (2)

Application.html
Application.1.html

EIS (35)

Phase 1 R_ Report on Existing Drainage Infrastructure.pdf
Phase 1 V_ Construction Management Plan.pdf
Phase 1 G_ Biodiversity_Part3.pdf
Phase 1 D_ Architectural Drawings & Landscape Plan _R__Part3...
Phase 1 P_ Preliminary Environmental Site Assessment_Part4.pdf
Phase 1 P_ Preliminary Environmental Site Assessment_Part3.pdf
Phase 1 U_ Bushfire Assessment.pdf
Phase 1 D_ Architectural Drawings & Landscape Plan _R__Part2...
Phase 1 G_ Biodiversity_Part2.pdf
Phase 1 I_ Aboriginal Archaeological Due Diligence.pdf
Phase 1 1. Environmental Impact Statement.pdf
Phase 1 H_ Heritage Impact Statement.pdf
Phase 1 F_ Consistency with Concept Approval MP 06_130.pdf
Phase 1 P_ Preliminary Environmental Site Assessment_Part1.pdf
A_ SEARs.pdf
Phase 1 T_ Operational Waste Management Plan.pdf
Phase 1 L_ CPTED Assessment.pdf
Phase 1 T_ Construction and Demolition Waste Management Plan...
Phase 1 J_ Transport Assessment.pdf
Phase 1 G_ Biodiversity_Part1.pdf
Phase 1 M_ Social Impact Assessment.pdf
Phase 1 D_ Architectural Drawings & Landscape Plan _R__Part1...
Phase 1 W_ Report on Structural Adequacy.pdf
Phase 1 Q_ Infrastructure and Services Report.PDF
Phase 1 Y_ Consultation Outcomes Report.pdf
Phase 1 P_ Preliminary Environmental Site Assessment_Part2.pdf
Phase 1 D_ Architectural Drawings & Landscape Plan _R__Part4...
Phase 1 K_ ESD Assessment Report.PDF
Phase 1 E_ Built Form & Urban Design Report.pdf
Phase 1 X_ High-Level Access Assessment.pdf
Phase 1 S_ Flood Study.PDF
Phase 1 N_ Noise Impact Assessment.pdf
Phase 1 C_ Survey.pdf
Phase 1 D_ Architectural Drawings & Landscape Plan _R__Part5...
Phase 1 O_ Sediment, Erosion and Dust Control Statement.pdf

Submissions (1)

Phase 1 Telstra submission Lindfield Learning Village master...

Response to Submissions (97)

Phase 2 & 3 RtS report
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix A Site Survey
Phase 2 & 3 RtS -Appendix B Architectural Plans
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix C Landscape Management Plan
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix C.1 Landscape Plans
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix D Infrastructure & Services Report
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix E Agency Consultation Outcomes Report
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix F Heritage Impact Statement
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix G Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix H Site Audit Statement
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix I Noise Impact Assessment
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix J Traffic Impact Assessment
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix K Green Travel Plan
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix L Flood Impact Assessment
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Flood Emergency Management PlanAppendix M
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix N Biodiversity Assessment Report
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix O Bushfire Hazard Assessment
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix O.1 Bushfire Compliance Strategy Conformance Report
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix O.2 Fire Strategy Report
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix O.3 Bushfire Evacuation Analysis Report
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix O.4 Bushfire Radiation Assessment
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix O.5 Evacuation Summary
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix 0.6 Stage 2a Impact Assessment
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix P Bushfire Evacuation Plan
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix Q Construction Traffic Management Plan
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix R ESD Commitment Brief
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix S Construction Waste Management Plan
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix S.1 Operational Waste Management Plan
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix T Stormwater Operation & Maintenance Plan
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix T.1 Stormwater Quality Management Report
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix T.2 Sediment and Erosion Control Plan
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix T.3 Stormwater Operation and Maintenance Plan
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix T.4 Stormwater Operation and Maintenance Plan
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix T.5 Civil Drainage Statement
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix U Aboricultural Impact Assessment
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix V Consistency with Concept Approval MP 06_130
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix W Response to Submission Table
Phase 2 & 3 RtS - Appendix X Response to Public Submissions
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_R_Inte...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_I_Nois...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_G_Bush...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_H_Prel...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_L_Biod...
Phase 1 2018-08-31 C_Green Travel Plan.pdf
Phase 1 2018-08-31 J_Flood Emergency Report.PDF
Phase 1 2018-08-31 G_Biodiversity Response.pdf
Phase 1 2018-08-31 H_Biodiversity Assessment Report_Part2.pdf
Phase 1 Flood Report.pdf
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_A_Revi...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_G_Bush...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_A_Revi...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_Q_Stor...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_H_Prel...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_M_Sche...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_F_Supp...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_A_Revi...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Response to Submissions_Lindfield...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_M_Adde...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_V_Resp...
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Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_M_Sche...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_P_Stag...
Phase 1 2018-08-31 H_Biodiversity Assessment Report_Part1.pdf
Phase 1 2018-08-31 M_Acoustic Response.PDF
Phase 1 2018-08-31 K_Preliminary Bushfire Evacuation Plan.pdf
Phase 1 2018-08-31 SSD811~1.PDF
Phase 1 2018-08-31 Q_LMP Certification_EcoPlanning.pdf
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_A_Revi...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_W_Bush...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_W_Appr...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_L_Biod...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_A_Revi...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_N_Supp...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_E_Tran...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_J_Adde...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_S_CWMP...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_C_Revi...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_K_Floo...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_O_Abor...
Phase 1 2018-08-31 I_Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment...
Phase 1 2018-08-31 N_Landscape Management Plan.pdf
Phase 1 2018-08-31 F_Bushfire Hazard Assessment_Part1.pdf
Phase 1 2018-08-31 F_Bushfire Hazard Assessment_Part2.pdf
Phase 1 2018-08-31 L_Transport Response.pdf
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_B_Phas...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_D_Lega...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_M_Sche...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_H_Prel...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_C_Revi...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_U_Arbo...
Phase 1 2018-06-14 SSD8114_Lindfield Learning Village_M_Sche...
Phase 1 2018-08-31 O_LMP Certification_Urbis Heritage.pdf
Phase 1 2018-08-31 A_Heritage Impact Statement.pdf
Phase 1 2018-08-31 B_Remediation Action Plan.pdf
Phase 1 2018-08-31 E_Title Documents.PDF
Phase 1 2018-08-31 D_Landscape Plans.pdf
Phase 1 2018-08-31 P_LMP Certification_BlackAsh.pdf

Response to Submissions (10)

SSD 8114 - SSRtS report
Appendix A - Demolition Drawings
Appendix B1 - Amended Landscape Plans
Appendix B2 - Proposed Tree Location Plan
Appendix C - Civil Drawings
Appendix D - Usable Play Drawing
Appendix E - Traffic and Transport Response
Appendix F - Built Heritage Response
Appendix G - Revised Noise Assessment
Appendix H - Bushfire Design Fire Engineering Rpt

Agency Advice (3)

19.12.11_Letter to DPIE_EPA comment on RtS
CD19 09433 SSD 8114 TfNSW
SSD 8114 Lindfield Learning Village Phases 2 and 3

Amendments (21)

SSD8114_RTS_Lindfield Learning Village_June2020
Appendix A_Revised Architectural Plans
Appendix B_Revised Landscape Plans
Appendix C_Transport Response to Submissions
Appendix D_Built Heritage Response to Submissions
Appendix E_Conservation Management Plan
Appendix F_Revised BDAR
Appendix G_Arboricultural Impact Assessment
Appendix H_Bushfire Hazard Assessment
Appendix I_Bushfire Emergency Management
Appendix J_Stormwater Quality Report
Appendix K_Flood Report
Appendix L_Flood Emergency Management Plan
Appendix M1_Report on Drainage Infrastructure
Appendix M2_Drainage Plans
Appendix N_Sediment & Erosion Control Plan
Appendix O_Civil Drawings
Appendix P_Revised Noise Impact Assessment
Appendix Q_Concept Design Road Safety Audit
Appendix R_Addendum ACHA
Appendix S_Letter to Dunstan Grove Exec

Determination (4)

Phase 1 Development Consent_ SSD 8114.pdf
Phase 1 Notice of Decision_ SSD 8114.pdf
Phase 1 Approved Plans_SSD 8114.pdf
Phase 1 Environmental Assessment Report_ SSD 8114.pdf

Determination (4)

SSD 8114 Phase 2 and 3 Stamped Plans
SSD 8114 Phase 2 and 3 Assessment Report
SSD 8114 Phase 2 and 3 Notice of Decision
SSD 8114 Phase 2 and 3 Instrument

Approved Documents

Management Plans and Strategies (26)

SSD8114_CCS Cover letter and strategy_(B7)
A13 Updated Staging Report Approval Letter 26/04/2021
Lindfield Learning Village SSD8114_CNVMSP_R4
Lindfield Learning Village SSD8114_Letter (A32)
02- SSD 8114 - A9 - Staging Report - REV6
Bushfire Evacuation Plan Stage 2 & 3 final V1_3
Out Of Hour Event Management Plan E1 (OOHEMP Rev 02 19.09.2021) - Acknowledgement Letter 14.09.2021
Flood Emergency Management Plan Report_P
Other_26032021_110013
02_EM_EvacuationSummary
LLV_B18_-_Biodiversity_management_sub-plan
02_LLV_FINAL_Out of Hrs Event Managment Plan
LLV_B17_-_Construction_soil_and_water_management
LLV_B16_-_Flood_emergency_management_plan
B16_-_Construction_bushfire_protection
D34 cover letter
B16_-_Bushfire Emergency Plan
B15_-_Construction_waste_management_plan
LLV_B14_CNVMSP
B13_-_CTPMSP
B12_CEMP
Cover letter D35
CERTIFIER SUBMISSION B18- Biodiversity Plan
CERTIFIER SUBMISSION CEMP
SSD8114_Letter for CEMP B12 - B18 (003)
Unexpected Finds Protocol - FINAL FOR DPIE

Community Consultative Committees and Panels (9)

Approval Letter - Request to cease LLV CCC
LLV S2 - SSD8114_Letter to Cease CC
Attachment 1_DPE Original Approval of Committee
Attachment 2_Chair_ LLV CCC_ stepping down
Attachment 3_CCC Guideline-31-01-2019
Other_12022021_095219
Approval of CCCs_26032021_111522
LLV S2 - SSD8114_Letter for CCC M
02A_LLV selection report_FINAL_220121

Reports (6)

220110 - LLV S2 - SSD8114_Letter for Noise M
External Noise Emission (Plant) Testing - B
Acknowledgement Letter - STP Annual Review
LLV S2 - SSD8114_Review School Tran
Attachment 1_letter_STP_Linfield_SSD_8114
Attachment 2_2021 LLV School Travel Plan Review

Notifications (1)

LLV S2 - SSD8114_Letter for Notific

Other Documents (30)

Extension Requests_26032021_104903
Other_26032021_024132
SSD8114_Letter for Alternative ESD_(B8)
SSD8114_Letter for Demoli
- LLV S2 - SSD8114_Letter for ESD Certification (E13) rev 1
Other_26032021_024939
SSD8114_Letter for Stagin
SSD8114_Letter for External (B4)
02_Non-Combustibility-Compliance-March_18 (3)
02_Installation Certificate - YH (2)
LLV S2 - SSD8114_Letter for Extern
02_Completion Cert No.2000032511 issued 9 Sep
02_BCF 158 - Certificate 6.33 - Signed
02_CM40221-I01-R03 (2)
SSD D02-03 - External Wall and Cladding
02_CM40221-I01-R03 (2)
02_Completion Certificate No.20000325-5
02_Non-Combustibility-Compliance
02_AR-13010_FINISHES SCHEDULE - EXTERNAL_1 (2)
Completion Certificate Certifier's Acceptance
02_20203_COLA Cladding Statement
01_SSD8114_210608_Condition Satisfaction
LLV S2 - SSD8114_Letter for Biodive
02_Installation Certificate - YH (2)
210608 - LLV S2 - SSD8114_Letter for Externa
LLV S2 - SSD8114_Letter for Protection_(B5)
CCC-Guideline-31-01-2019
LLV S2 - SSD8114_Letter for CCC M
02_AG_Lindfield_CCC_Chair_101120
CCC chairperson acknowledgment_SSD 8114

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Xiaosong Xue
Support
Lindfield , New South Wales
Message
I strongly support this development but have the following comments to add:
1. The gym, sports hall, library, and other facilities should be open for community use during the weekend.
2. There should be more variety of routes and more frequent public bus services available to the community. The current traffic report only addresses the needs of the school but fails to consider the fact that any improvements to local public transport options will reduce community private vehicle use, hence helping to reduce congestion in the area. Current strategy focuses too much on school bus and staff & student shuttle bus but not enough on public buses. Bus frequencies on the weekend and non-school days should also be improved. Current case studies should only be referenced as the new school has a lot more community facilities than a normal school. Therefore it will likely be accessed by the wider public during weekend and non-school hours.
3. Intersections at Grosvenor Rd & Pacific Hwy, Grosvenor Rd & Lady Game Dr, as well as Austral Ave, should be upgraded.
Samantha ZHANG
Comment
LINDFIELD , New South Wales
Message
Hi Team,

Building a school close to our home is great benefit for us, however, I concern the traffic will be problematic in future. I've read through Traffic Assessment, looks like they missed out assess how busy the intersection of Dunstan Grove and Eton Road; intersection of Shout Ridge and Eton Road, intersection of Eton Road and Abingdon Road will be in future.

Please bear in mind, this school is surrounding high density apartments, and Dunstan Grove, Shout Ridge are all small street, and they are the only exit road for people living here. It willl bring a lot of pain for people are trying to get to work in the morning with those parents come drop off their kids.

The entry of the school is the intersection of Dunstan Grove and Eton Road, which is a tiny intersection cannot handle large amount of cars.

I hope the traffic assessment can be reviewed again with those intersection I mentioned, the street need to be widen and intersection need to widen to accomodate 2100 people school.

Samantha

Michael Lochtenberg
Object
Roseville , New South Wales
Message
After assessing the ARUP Traffic Report it appears to have failed to measure and assess the traffic generation that will be caused along Abingdon Road and along Shirley Rd, to access the Pacific Highway travelling South. Travelling South to all the major commercial office centres of Chatswood, St Leonards, North Sydney, and the Sydney CBD is the No 1 travel route for residents in the immediate area. The rate run to gain access to Pac Hwy south will be via Abingdon and Shirley Roads and not via Grosvenor Rd.
We regularly have to wait two sets of lights in the morning now following the increased traffic from the development of the Defence Units, which will only increase with the development of the Screen Australia site and now with the morning rush hour for drop offs I suggest we will expect 4 sets of lights at the Shirley Rd/Pacific Highway lights.

Major oversight by ARUP's! A solution required, I only object on the grounds of traffic generation. Need to protect local residents. Suggest parents drop off at major railway stations with local bus loops servicing the school
Neil Willetts
Object
Lindfield , New South Wales
Message
Introduction

As a Ku-Ring-Gai resident living near the proposed Lindfield Learning Village (previously "Lindfield School of the Future"), I wish to make a submission regarding the road access, parking facilities and bushfire safety.

The NSW Government plans state that the site will cater for over 2000 Kindergarten to Year 12 students as well as childcare facilities for 94 children and administration facilities for distance education. There will additionally be around 200 staff. These massive numbers for a site with very limited road and no rail access make it urgent that the resultant traffic issues are given very serious consideration before they grid-lock the North Shore Pacific Highway and local roads morning and afternoon.

In addition to the merits of the School's academic program, upon which I do not comment, issues regarding safety and accessibility for staff and students to the School, as well as the safety and amenity of nearby local residents, are of primary importance!

Previously, through the good offices of Minister Adrian Piccoli, a copy of the NSW Government document "Proposed Lindfield Combined K-12 School - Traffic and parking impact assessment" dated 23 October 2014 was made available to me by Sue Low (Acting Director, Public Schools NSW, Ku-Ring-Gai Network). I provided a commentary on this in July 2016 to all relevant members of the NSW Government and of Ku-Ring-Gai Council. I had previously expressed concern about traffic, parking and bushfire issues in a letter to former Premier Barry O'Farrell dated 12.8.14 that was passed on to Minister Piccoli who responded to me in a letter dated 9.9.14.

Having digested the contents of this earlier NSW Government Document and now the updated Traffic and Transport Assessment (13.6.17; "TTA document") which is similar in its conclusions, as well as the "Social Impact Assessment" and "Bushfire Assessment Report", I wish to make the following submission on these issues.

Traffic Access

From the TTA document it is clear that access of school pupils and staff to the School, in addition to those already accessing the new Crimson Hill area of Lindfield (335 new dwellings), will add significantly to the traffic in this area of unclassified residential streets and that especially in the mornings, this will be at peak hours. Furthermore, a significant part of this extra traffic will consist of buses that are unsuited for these narrow residential streets with parking on both sides.

If coming from the south along the Pacific Highway, the School traffic will need to turn either into Shirley Rd, Westbourne Rd/Abingdon Rd, Eton Avenue or Grosvenor Road. Having dropped their children, parents' cars will then need to get back on the Highway via Grosvenor Road or Shirley Rd in order to turn south. Both the Grosvenor Road/Pacific Highway and Shirley Rd/Pacific Highway junctions are already badly congested at morning peak hours, hence this will create further substantial delays for local residents and commuters to the CBD and Chatswood and probably gridlock.

If coming from the north along the highway, School traffic must also turn right into Grosvenor Road or, less likely, Shirley Rd, and to return north it must also exit from Grosvenor Road, or possibly Eton Avenue. This again puts unwelcome and probably unsustainable pressure on the Grosvenor Road/Pacific Highway junction.

Similar problems will occur when pupils are collected at the end of school hours, ostensibly reduced by some degree compared to the morning since this will be - just - before peak hour homeward traffic north on the Highway from Chatswood and the CBD. However, since there is a lot of extra traffic at this hour around Lindfield Public School located at the junction of Grosvenor Rd and the Pacific Highway, congestion is likely to be as bad as in the morning rush hour.

It is clear that Eton Avenue and Austral Ave, although classified as local roads, are already carrying in excess of what would be acceptable for a residential street. Therefore, with the extra traffic resulting from the School, they will be subjected to usage even further above that expected or desired for a residential street for several hours per day. It is suggested that "Good practice would be a staged opening of the school to locate inappropriate traffic concentrations and shift them to better capacity roads". However it does not identify these "better capacity roads", perhaps because - in my view - they do not exist in this neighbourhood. Major road building projects would be required.

While the TTA and Social Impact Documents recommend staggered starting times and gradual occupation of the School together with traffic monitoring and review before full usage, I believe it to be already clear that the traffic situation will become untenable. In recent years, there has already been considerable extra traffic from multistorey apartment building on and near the Pacific Highway in Lindfield and in the surrounding suburbs of Chatswood, Roseville, Killara and Gordon and this will be added to by the proposed extensive shopping centre developments on each side of the Pacific Highway in Lindfield itself. Already, this section of the Pacific Highway is recognised by the Roads and Maritime Services as one of the five slowest in the city at rush hour, with average speeds as low as 20km per hour. Our observation is that morning rush hour on the Pacific Highway in Lindfield extends from around 7am to 9.45, with a similarly long period in the afternoon. Thus having three large school cohorts starting at 7.30, 8.30 and 9am would simply extend the traffic congestion problem, not solve it.

Access to the School from Lady Game Drive via lower Grosvenor Road is equally fraught as anyone trying to travel this in peak hours will confirm. The junction of Lady Game Drive and Millwood Ave/Delhi Rd Is already a major problem area at peak hours. This is recognised in the TTA document.

Parking Availability

The TTA document makes it clear that the School does not have enough parking spaces and I believe that further consideration needs to be given as to how to satisfy the shortfall. At the least, a two or three storey car parking station will be needed. Council should not accept any on-site parking shortfall, as is suggested.

It is entirely unsatisfactory to rely on parking outside of the School grounds for the planned (!) overflow of 100+ cars. Nearby residents have already had to put up with such parking by UTS students when UTS selfishly sold its parking lots while they were still needed, leading to unacceptable congestion in nearby residential streets. The student parking left only one lane for traffic on all nearby roads, including Grosvenor Rd, and made them yet more dangerous, especially when trucks and buses were trying to pass.

Bushfires

Given the above conclusions re the poor access to the School, it is clear that bushfire danger is a real concern, especially given the history of bushfires in this particular area and the nearby destruction of houses in the recent past (see, for example, "Region faces high fire risk" referring to East Lindfield, in North Shore Times 23.10.15). It is recognised that this site is on bushfire-prone land in the Bushfire Assessment Report. I am therefore dismayed that the site does not comply with the targets of Bush Fire Protection 2006, has no compliance with Asset Protection Zones and has no easy accessibility to bushfire areas. Especially with the increased frequency of bushfires predicted from Climate Change, and with 2000 children on site, this seems like a disaster waiting to happen.

Conclusions

My conclusions are that the proposals in the TTA Document are highly optimistic and indeed unrealistic in not predicting that unacceptable extra congestion of the surrounding road system will unavoidably accompany the establishment of the School.

This will be exacerbated by insufficient parking on the School grounds, forcing School-related parking on local streets and increased resultant dangerous congestion and inconvenience for local residents. I would regard it as essential that at the very least, a multi-storey parking station be built before the School opens.

It is totally inappropriate to say that local residents will accept problems caused by access and parking associated with the School because of "real benefit to the community" received from the presence of the School. There are few benefits for nearby residents, who will bear the brunt of the traffic and parking problems
(unless their child happens to attend the school). This is an expensive residential area and residents are entitled to expect their amenities to be maintained.

In summary, it is my view that the NSW Government should reconsider the real-world viability of the entire concept of a very large school at this location so difficult of access.
Yatin Kotak
Comment
South Turramurra , New South Wales
Message
Support the proposal conditionally to satisfactory and adequate traffic arrangements, there's concerns on increased traffic activity.

Unclear from proposals submitted what (if any) plans on traffic flow/management especially those affected living with Dunstan Grove.

Appreciate brief couple of pages details summary on impact on DG residents.
Michael Gallagher
Object
Lindfield , New South Wales
Message
The re-purposing of the UTS campus as a K-12 School has merit however, the numbers proposed are entirely inappropriate.
The campus is now undergoing development with residential buildings (Tubbs View, Shouts Ridge, Dunston Grove, Film Australia and more) bringing the permanent population to well over 1000 people and an additional 800+ cars.
To add a school population of 2100 would simply cripple the site as well as the surrounding roads and parking.
My suggestion would be to limit the school population to a maximum 900 - 1100 and put in place a traffic management plan to address the peak hour comings and goings of both the local residents and the school drop-off/pick ups.
Tanya Coates
Support
Lindfield , New South Wales
Message
I support the new school proposed. However I do not think that sufficient attention has been paid to the access, public transport and car parking issues.

There is not sufficient parking for the staff proposed.
Parking needs to be provided for year 12 students. It is short sighted to state that because other local schools don't provide parking this one doesn't need to. Find the space please.
Parking for visitors needs to be improved.

The local streets will be heavily impacted if car parking is not addressed correctly. Parking on streets will also impact the public transport access as the local streets are not wide enough to accomodate parking and bus traffic.

The EIS has not considered the local intersections sufficiently. There are several intersections that will become more dangerous with more traffic. For example the intersection of Eton Road and Austral Avenue should be upgraded to a roundabout. This would provide safer turning for vehicles and some protection for pedestrians crossing Austral Avenue.

The EIS is very vague about the public transport solutions. These need to be carefully thought out and publicised. Especially if no further car park spaces are provided. It is highly unlikely that school students or staff will walk from Roseville or Lindfield train station. A school bus that traverses the school catchment will alleviate some traffic and parking pressure. However the 565 would not fill that roll. In addition in the current social environment very few primary school students walk by themselves to school.

Please address the above issues to maintain a safe and efficient road network around the new school.

Thanks
Tanya Coates
Name Withheld
Support
Lindfield , New South Wales
Message
I am resident of the immediate area of the development and overall I support the project. This is a great development to support the community and we expect to enrol our young children a few years after opening.

I do have some comments to submit. I primarily have concerns related the the ARUP transport report.

To start, I support the recommendations around changes to support the use of sustainable forms of transport particularly public transport. Whilst out of scope, we would like for the re-evaluation of a train station on or near the site as part of the Chatswood to Epping line. To have a train line directly below the school with no proposed access to it or the adjacent stations appears short sighted. Granted the building of a station would be costly and require deep excavation, however, it should be reconsidered.

I disagree with estimation of road traffic impact, particularly around the use of Lady Game drive. I think that the catchments as present in section 5.1 highlight areas which would need to use Lady Game drive. I also note that the catchments are not final these could expand to cover Macquarie Park or areas close to there. As that is a centre for population growth, it may be that significant traffic would originate there. Therefore, ignoring the impact on Lady Game drive is not a conservative approach.

Of even more concern, the ARUP report fails to sufficiently consider the impact of car movements post drop off in the AM peak. The report states in figure 40 that 25% of departing car movements will depart via Grosvenor Road and Lady Game Drive (southbound). The junction at the southen exit of Lady Game drive (with Millwood Ave) is far over capacity and experiences wait times of over 15 minutes during the AM. At times the traffic on this route extends past the round about at the junction of Lady Game Drive and Grosvenor road up Grosvenor road. This can prevent traffic turning right out of Grosvener road on to Lady Game (Northbound) which further exacerbates congestion.

The report makes no reference or recommendation to the impact departing traffic will have on Lady Game Drive southbound to Millwood Ave. This, I feel, is a significant oversight. Wait times could be expected to exceed 20 to 25 minutes at that junction. Important to note that that is bushfire prone land with no route for exit if that junction is blocked. Recommendations should be made to support the movement of vehicles exiting Lady Game Drive onto Millwood Avenue and Delhi Road. Such as traffic light phasing or inclusion of a right turn filter exiting Lady Game onto Delhi.

References in Section 4 - Road updgrades - Regarding roundabout upgrades will not improve traffic on Lady Game drive.


I Support addition of footpaths to the area. This is something that is required. Please also consider footpaths for Winchester Ave.

Lastly, whilst it is out of scope of the development, I would suggest that the department work with Kuringai council to support the creation of further amenities at Charles Bean oval. Notably a Cafe within part of the community centre there. Currently this community centre is either vacant or used as display suites for residential development. Surely this open space could offer an amenity for residents and persons visiting the playing field.
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Lindfield , New South Wales
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The development will substantially change local traffic flow and public transport needs. As a local resident I am unhappy about and expect a more detailed explanation of the following:

*Car and bus access, including proposed reconfiguration of Eton Road near the present bus stop
*Number and sites of proposed new bus stops
*Hours of speed restrictions
*Proposed public bus timetables
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Lindfield , New South Wales
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Please delete my personal information before publication.

While I am supportive on the concept of the Lindfield Learning Village, I have been unable to access the EIS Traffic Assessment on-line and therefore wish to raise a number of concerns in relation to Application SSD 8114

Traffic congestion at the site

The amount of traffic will increase significantly as a result of the proposed development. The proposed development will accommodate 2,100 students, childcare for 94 children and administration facilities for a distance education college (no information is available regarding the number of staff or students attending this college).

A report by Active Healthy Kids Australia [1], indicates that 66% of children aged 5-6 years, 57% of children aged 9-10 years and 24% of children aged 12-17 travel to school by car more than 5 times per week.

Using an estimate of 50% of children travelling to school by car, I am guessing the proposed development could result in an additional 1,100 cars entering and leaving the site each morning and afternoon. In addition, the number of bus services will need to be increased to transport the remainder of students to and from school each day. However, I am unsure whether the current bus bay is adequate to accommodate additional bus services. The footpath is only present on one side of the road and is narrow and poorly lit.

I understand the Lindfield Learning Village will use the Charles Bean Sportsfield, which may also require students to have access to the sports grounds via a pedestrian crossing on Dunstan Grove throughout the school day.

There is no on-street parking at the end of Eton Road and only very limited parking in Dunstan Grove. This situation will be further acerbated by competition for available parking spaces from residents and people using the Charles Bean Sportsfield which is regularly used by the Northern Suburbs Football Association.

The prosed development is located at the end of Eton Road. This is a long road (approx. 1 km) with limited access to the Pacific Highway. Traffic entering the site will be forced to turn around to exit, causing congestion at the site and restricting traffic exiting Dunstan Grove.


Traffic congestion in the local area

The impacts of this proposal need to take into consideration the cumulative impacts of development in the local area, including increased traffic resulting from developments in the immediate vicinity, such as Crimson Hill and Eton Estate. In 2012, a Traffic Impact Assessment Report [2] associated with the Eton Road development described the performance of the intersection on Lady Game Drive & Millwood Ave as at capacity and in the morning peak and operating near capacity in the afternoon peak.

Direct access to the Pacific Highway from this site is only available for vehicles turning left. Vehicles wishing to turn right will have to access the Highway via Grosvenor Road which is already affected by traffic restrictions, due to the fact that Lindfield Public School is located on the corner of the Pacific Highway and Grosvenor Road.

Cumulative impact of development on traffic

I am also concerned about the cumulative impacts of development more broadly throughout the municipality in relation to traffic congestion and travel times. Traffic is heavy along the Pacific Highway during peak hours and all day on weekends.

References:
1. Active Healthy Kids Australia (2015). The Road Less Travelled: The 2015 Active Healthy Kids Australia Progress Report Card on Active Transport for Children and Young People. Adelaide, South Australia: Active Healthy Kids Australia.

2. TRAFFIX. Traffic Impact Assessment Report. Planning Proposal 101 Eton Road Lindfield.
Viswanathan Mohan
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Lindfield , New South Wales
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Please find the enclosed attachment which provides my detailed comments for inclusion in the plan
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Name Withheld
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Lindfield , New South Wales
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Please see attached PDF.
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Action for Public Transport (NSW) Inc
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Haymarket , New South Wales
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See attachment
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Name Withheld
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Lindfield , New South Wales
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My concern is about traffic. Please see attached document.
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Optus
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Mulgrave , Victoria
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Submisssion is in attachment.
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Dunstan Grove Strata Owners
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Lindfield , New South Wales
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See Attachment
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Jay Horton
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Lindfield , New South Wales
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Dear Sir / Madam,
Please find attached my submission in relation to the Lindfield Learning Village.
Yours sincerely,
Jay Horton
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NSW Environment Protection Authority
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Parramatta , New South Wales
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See attachment
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Nika Forman
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Granville , New South Wales
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See attachment.
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NSW Roads and Maritime Services
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Parramatta , New South Wales
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See attachment.
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Project Details

Application Number
SSD-8114
Assessment Type
State Significant Development
Development Type
Educational establishments
Local Government Areas
Ku-ring-gai
Decision
Approved
Determination Date
Decider
Minister
Last Modified By
SSD-8114-Mod-5
Last Modified On
21/12/2021

Contact Planner

Name
Navdeep Singh Shergill