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Meadowbank Education Employment Precinct Schools Project Mod 3 - Extended construction hours

City of Ryde

Current Status: Withdrawn

Increased construction hours

Attachments & Resources

Notice of Exhibition (1)

Notice of Exhibition_12042021_120003

Modification Application (4)

Modification Report
A - Construction Noise and Vibration Assessment
B - Addendum Traffic Assessment
C - Compliants Register

Response to Submissions (1)

Request RTS

Agency Advice (2)

TfNSW Response on Modification Application
EPA advice on Modification Application

Submissions

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Adrian McBain
Object
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
I support the project, I do not support the extension of construction hours due to noise. I live very close to the construction site and there has been a significant amount of noise for the early morning. The weekends haven't been too bad in terms of noise. However, I object the start time extension of 6am - 7am everyday. Ryde Council prohibits noise from various sources before 7am on weekdays & Saturdays and 8am on Sundays and Public Holidays. We would like that to stay the same.
Jemma Rollo
Object
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
DO NOT EXTEND HOURS!!!! Please see attachment for objection
Attachments
Gina Butel
Object
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
As a resident who is already been adversly affected by the construction noise of this project, consider it TOTALLY inappropiate & unrealistic to expect the surrounding "Residential" surburbs to be subjected to the VERY LOUD construction noise of this project 7 DAYS a WEEK from 6AM EVERY DAY! And continuning until 10PM, 5 nights a week.
WHEN ARE WE SUPPOSED TO GET ANY REST!
I & my family MOST STRENUOUSLY OBJECT to having to deal with this constant RUDE AWAKENING every morning of the week, & the noise late into the evening, inturrepting our evenings, our sleep patterns & our QUALITY OF LIFE, with NO END DATE in sight!
NO PROJECT IS WORTH THIS AMOUNT OF INTERRUPTION TO OUR LIFE.
I STRONGLY OBJECT TO THIS MODERFACTION PROPOSEL & HOPE LIKE HELL IT DOESN"T GET APPROVED!
Name Withheld
Object
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
I object the project - extension of construction hours, as the predicated industrial noises would significantly impacting on residents quality of resting times (not everyone is a morning person that will get out of bed by 6:00am, such as night shift workers are relying on morning hours to make up their necessary sleep time) which is not justifiable and unfair in a site that is close to residential area.
Name Withheld
Object
MEADOWBANK , New South Wales
Message
In relation to the extended work hours, we understand the importance for the project to be completed this year, ready for the new school year in 2022. However, we wish to object to the proposed Sunday hours of 6am to 4pm. We consider this is unreasonable, and interferes with the neighbouring residences quiet enjoyment of their homes.
Larelle Bailey
Object
MEADOWBANK , New South Wales
Message
I object to the modification with extension of working hours on the Meadowbank Education Precinct School Project for the following reasons:

It is unreasonable and unhealthy for the local residents to have construction noise and disruption 7 days and 5 nights per week. Especially on Sundays which, at the present, is the only day of respite from noise and disruption caused by the building work.

The construction work is already exceeding the current time limitations often starting earlier and finishing later than the agreed hours of work and construction workers, trucks and equipment arriving at least 1 hour earlier than starting time disturbing the peace and children's sleeping times even before work has commenced. If past actions are an indicator of future behavior, it would appear that the construction companies and its workers will continue breaking the time limits and noise restrictions and will be starting even earlier than they are now.

A completion time of 10pm on weekday evenings is too late as both the local children and elderly often go to bed before this time and the noise will impact their sleeping patterns and their personal physical and mental health.

Further more, even if construction work finishes at 10pm, the noise will continue after 10pm with noise of workers to getting to their cars and closing doors, starting cars and departing.

Often the construction workers loitering on the streets during their brakes and with the extended hours this will happen more which could cause safety concerns for those local residents who are walking home from the train station in the evening.

The parking in the area is taken by the construction workers and the extended working hours will mean there is no parking for our cars of an evening or for our visitors in the weekend especially Sundays, which at present is the only day that we can have people over due to the construction disruption.

It was never expected that this project would cause so much disruption in the local area and I don't believe it is appropriate that the local residents are inconvenienced further due to the construction companies not being able to meet their deadlines.

It would be appreciated that when determining this modification that you take into account the people that this project affects the most which is the local residents, their health and living standards.
John Bailey
Object
MEADOWBANK , New South Wales
Message
I object to the modification regarding the extension of working hours on the Meadowbank Education Precinct School Project for the following reasons:

1. As a local resident we appreciate the value of this infrastructure project and that the project needs to be completed to meet the growing educational needs of the community and local region. However, this should not be done at the expense of the local community’s health and wellbeing and compromise their current living standards.

2. To have construction activities and the associated noise and disruption to locals, 7 days and 5 nights per week is unreasonable. This will have a detrimental impact on the health and well-being of the local residents at a time when we have already experienced significant restriction and lifestyle changes as a result of COVID19. I am one of many resident that work from home due to COVID / Company restrictions and have accommodated the noise and disruption this construction project has initiated for the benefit of the project and our community. Sundays is currently the only day where local resident can get relief from this noise and constant disruption caused by the building work, to take this away and impose a 7 day a week, 16 hrs a day barrage (6 am to 10pm) of noise and disturbance is intolerable.

3. The construction workers and support facilities like truck, cranes, concrete pumps and equipment are already in breach of current working time restrictions turning up or commencing preparations activities at 6:15am during the week and on Saturday mornings, leaving their cars running and radios on whilst having loud conversations with their co-workers across the street and ignoring requests by resident to be quiet at these early hours. This is before they are scheduled to commence work at 7 am and 8 am on Saturdays under current conditions and is a constant disturbance to the sleeping patterns of us and our families.

4. Given the company and its employees ongoing disrespect of local resident rights and health considerations, we can only assume that this behaviour will continue, and should this amendment be approved, expect the noise and disruption to realistically commence around 5 am and continue later into the evening, approximating 10:30 pm or later during the week, this is unacceptable.
We would appreciate a further review of this proposed amendment, thank you.
Lucien Rees
Object
MEADOWBANK , New South Wales
Message
I object to the modification request made (SSD-9343-Mod-3) to extend the approved time of construction hours. The noise disturbance that will likely arise during these times will disrupt the sleeping patterns of myself and possibly other residents in the area. This should not be under estimated as disruption to sleeping patterns has been linked to ill-health in the forms of stress, a weakening of the immune system, slower repairing of cells, a decrease in the ability of one's memory, shorter life-expectancy and diabetes. I implore the relevant personnel to please withdraw this modification application.
Name Withheld
Object
FRENCHS FOREST , New South Wales
Message
The proposal to increase construction hours is totally inappropriate and unreasonable to the well bring of those residents living nearby. It is driven purely by profit and the desire to keep overall costs down.
James McCullough
Object
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
I'm writing to strongly object to the proposed changes to the construction hours of the Meadowbank Education Precinct Schools Project (SSD-9343-Mod-3).

The current noise levels from the site are intolerable and are having a major impact on the local community. We are forced to stay inside our homes during the construction times to escape the noise, although it can still be heard from inside even with our doors/windows closed. We need respite from the noise, and construction starting at 6am EVERY DAY is simply unacceptable.

Should the construction hours be extended, my family (including two young kids), neighbours and I will not be able to get sufficient sleep, causing major health issues. I suffer from epilepsy, and both stress and sleep deprivation are major triggers of seizures. Both these factors are exacerbated by the current noise from the site, and the proposed changes will only make things worse. For the health and safety of my family and neighbours, the proposed extended construction hours cannot go ahead.

The existing current noise levels are also NOT within the bounds set out in a previous noise impact assessment. Noise in our backyard is consistency ~70dB, well above the 'Intrusive Noise Emission Goal' of 57dB (see https://majorprojects.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/prweb/PRRestService/mp/01/getContent?AttachRef=SSD-9343%2120191014T042425.377%20GMT).

In addition to the noise, the construction is impacting our community in other ways. One particular area of concern is that we frequently have large trucks driving down our street (despite the apparent ban on this activity), which threaten to pull down low-hanging power lines (which has happened on numerous occasions in the past). I have real concerns that should this modification be approved, it will be managed with the same lack of enforcement as the current traffic control procedures.

We also struggle with parking on our street. A parking study was carried out previously but during TAFE/school holidays that did not accurately reflect the (lack of) parking on our street. Extended construction hours will mean the availability of parking for residents and visitors is further reduced.

In addition to my objection to the amended construction, I also ask that the diesel crane currently in operation be replaced by an electric one. This was a recommendation in the noise study linked above, which appears to have been ignored. This change would have a major impact on reducing the current noise levels from the site and the impact on nearby residents. I also ask that the current construction hours be REDUCED (not extended) to offer residents more respite from noise from the site.

While we are supportive of the development, it can't be done to the detriment of the local community. I hope my response is met with action towards alleviating these issues.

Thank you.
Name Withheld
Object
MEADOWBANK , New South Wales
Message
We have already suffered the noise for a period of time. The construction noise is seriously affecting our working (from home) and daily life.
Therefore, we do NOT want to be affected all day by the noise on Sunday - please keep the only no-noise-day for us!
We prefer from 7am rather than from 6am in the morning.
M-F: We do NOT want to be affected every M-F evening (6pm to 10 pm) - half day (8-1) may be better.
Sat: two hours is better than half day.
City of Ryde
Comment
North Ryde , New South Wales
Message
Dear Dimitri Gotsis

Please note that City of Ryde will not make a submission to this application.
It is hoped that the Assessment Officer will take into account any community concerns (if any) in determining the application.

Thank you
Sanju Reddy
Senior Coordinator - Building and Development Advisory Services
Name Withheld
Object
MEADOWBANK , New South Wales
Message
Sorry guys,

You are completely OUT of TOUCH with the real world !


We strongly object to yoiur ‘proposals’, but suggest the following modifications:


Proposed Construction / Working hours:



- Monday – Friday 7am to 10pm

- Saturday 8am to 10pm

- Sunday & Public Hols No work at all



The above is in terms of working hours almost the same as you want …

… But respect the peace of Thousands of residents living within 1km of your construction site.


and


give you the chance to make up your lost time by bad project management.

Mind you those guys in charge do not deserve their bonus upon completion of the two school buildings.
ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES DIVISION
Comment
PARRAMATTA , New South Wales
Message
Please see the attached TfNSW letter
Attachments
TRANSPORT FOR NSW
Comment
Chippendale , New South Wales
Message
Please note the collective TfNSW submission is uploaded via the Roads and Maritime Services account in the portal (Our Ref:SYD18/00801/16). Thank you.
David Smith
Object
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
Dear Sir/Madam
Let me just reiterate - I am for the project, but lets be a little fair to the residents that are living through this construction. I find it quite disturbing that I am again writing a letter to justify why the current hours are not acceptable and to propose an increase I find abhorrent - and as for that diesel crane, it must go. I am very sure the EPA would have a field day handing out fines for the noise pollution this creates and as the North Westerly winds start to gain momentum, it is becoming more unbearable. Traffic flow around Macpherson, See and Forsyth Streets is ridiculous. This is with trucks and utes, plus not to mention the streaming of traffic that cant turn right onto Victoria road, to head West bound, instead they dart down Forsyth Street.... I note in the Development approval, that Forsyth Street is to be closed off on the Victoria Road end.
How about you fast track this closure and give some kind of small win to the residents in Forsyth Street. I also have been observing that the team who direct traffic flow in and around the site are very good to the construction team and give them the heads up that rangers are around....Every few hours cars are being moved around....Last time I checked - this was very illegal. I would also like to know who it was that authorised a traffic study during TAFE school Holidays...I find this irresponsible and deceitful towards the local residents. Somebody from Planning or Local government should also police the noise levels on site for the hour leading up to and post the current hours of work. Although the diesel crane is off, it is very noisy from 530am onwards.. I thought 7am was start time. Best regards, David Smith
Tracey Gronau
Comment
MEADOWBANK , New South Wales
Message
Please see attached letter with a description of the concerns I have regarding the proposed extended work hours for Meadowbank Education Precinct.
Regards
Tracey Gronau
Attachments
Name Withheld
Object
MEADOWBANK , New South Wales
Message
The extension of construction time will impact our family especially considering we've just had a new-born. We are very sensitive to noise especially with the constant amount of construction trucks already along the streets. It has been a very tiring time for our family and the proposal of early morning and late night work including works on Sundays is unreasonable for residents in this area who wish to have some rest.
Rohit Mohan
Object
MEADOWBANK , New South Wales
Message
I object to the proposal of extension of approved construction hours. This will impact the wellbeing of my family including two kids. This will also impact our sleeping habits and kids study time.
The extended hours will also impact the weekend activities.
Request you to please not extend the working hours for the construction site as our family will be directly impacted.
Name Withheld
Object
bartonville , New South Wales
Message
I strongly object to your proposals, but suggest the following modifications instead:


Proposed Construction / Working hours:
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- Monday – Friday 7am to 10pm *

- Saturday 8am to 10pm *

- Sunday & Public Hols No work at all


* Any work after 6pm has to be carried out indoors with closed windows and doors.


The above is in terms of working hours the same as your proposal.but respect the peace of Thousands of residents living within 1km of your construction site.


and


give you the chance to make up your lost time due to bad project management by outsourcing the actual work to subcontractors, instead of taking full accountability and responsibility within the departments of education, infrastructure and planning nsw..

Also I also strongly suggest those guys in charge do not deserve their bonus upon completion of the two school projects.

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Project Details

Application Number
SSD-9343-Mod-3
Main Project
SSD-9343
Assessment Type
SSD Modifications
Development Type
Educational establishments
Local Government Areas
City of Ryde

Contact Planner

Name
Dimitri Gotsis