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State Significant Development

Determination

Moriah College Redevelopment

Waverley

Current Status: Determination

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  3. Exhibition
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  5. Response to Submissions
  6. Assessment
  7. Recommendation
  8. Determination

Concept Proposal and Stage 1 development application for the redevelopment of the Moriah College senior school campus including the demolition of buildings, construction of new teaching facilities and progressive increase in student enrolments.

Attachments & Resources

Notice of Exhibition (1)

Notice of Exhibition_06072020_120011

Request for SEARs (4)

Attachment C_Survey Plan
Attachment A_Concept Plans
SEARs Request_Moriah College_20 June 2019
Attachment B_CIV Letter

SEARs (1)

Issued SEARs_15072019_123130

EIS (33)

Appendix E - Urban Design Report
Environmental Impact Statement_Moriah College_Final
Appendix Z - Section 10.7 Certificates
Appendix Y_Engagement Report
Appendix X - Disability Discrimination Act Report
Appendix W - Preliminary Construction and Environmental Man
Appendix V - Waste Managment Plan
Appendix U - Arboricultural Impact Statement
Appendix T - Civil Services Plans
Appendix S - BDAR Waiver Request
Appendix R - Stormwater Report
Appendix Q - Geotechnical Assessment
Appendix P - Hazardous Materials Survey
Appendix O - Phase 1 Preliminary Site Investigation
Appendix N - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment
Appendix M - Heritage Impact Assessment
Appendix L - Ecologically Sustainable Development Report
Appendix K - Transport Impact Assessment
Appendix J - Road Safety Audit
Appendix I - Visual Impact Assessment
Appendix H - Wind Assessment
Appendix G - Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment
Appendix FF - Hydraulics Services Report
Appendix F - Landscape Report
Appendix EE - Preliminary Construction Traffic and Pedestri
Appendix DD - Structural Report
Appendix D - Operational Plan of Management
Appendix CC - Transport, Traffic and Parking Plan
Appendix C - Site Survey
Appendix BB - Mechanical Assessment
Appendix B - QS Report
Appendix AA - Electrical Services Lighting Strategy Report
Appendix A - SEARs

Response to Submissions (9)

Amended Area Comparison Schedule_DA-9002
Supplementary Response to Submissions
Appendix F - Amended Landscaping Plans
Appendix E - Amended Vegetation Management Plan
Appendix D - Amended Biodiversity Assessment Re
Appendix C - Visual Impact Assessment Adendum
Appendix B - Amended Traffic Impact Assessment
Appendix A2 - Amended Elevations and Sections
Appendix A1 - Amended Architectural Drawings

Agency Advice (3)

SRtS Response_Waverley Council
SRtS Response_CPMP Trust
SRtS Response_EESG

Amendments (14)

Response to Submissions SSD 10352_Moriah College
Appendix K - Vegetation Management Plan
Appendix J - Amended Civil Services Plan
Appendix I - Amended Stormwater Report
Appendix H - Amended Construction Traffic and P
Appendix G - Amended Plan of Management
Appendix F - Visual Impact Assessment Addendum
Appendix E - Biodiversity Development Assessment
Appendix D - Green Travel Plan
Appendix C2 - Proposed Road Upgrades
Appendix C1 - Amended Traffic Impact Assessment
Appendix B - Amended Landscape Drawings
Appendix A2 - Amended Architectural Drawings
Appendix A1 - Urban Design Response

Additional Information (5)

DA Drawing Set_Part2
DA Drawing Set_Part1
DA Drawing Set_Part3
BDAR Addendum
Traffic Impact Assessment

Recommendation (3)

Assessment Report_SSD-10352
Draft Conditions of Consent_SSD-10352
Moriah College_Traffic Peer Review

Determination (4)

SSD-10352_Moriah College_Approved Stage 1 Plans
SSD-10352_Moriah College_Approved Concept Plans
Moriah College Redevelopment (SSD 10352) - Statement of Reasons
Moriah College Redevelopment (SSD 10352) - Development Consent

Approved Documents

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Note: Only documents approved by the Department after November 2019 will be published above. Any documents approved before this time can be viewed on the Applicant's website.

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Submissions

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Name Withheld
Object
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
I object to the Moriah redevelopment due to:
- the significant impact it will have on the amenity of Queens Park residents and surrounding suburbs
- the building will not be in keeping with the current look and feel of our heritage suburb
- the increased size of the school will require many more security guards and I believe guards carrying guns in such close proximity to Queens Park, where many young children play every day is not acceptable
- the school does not provide any facilities or amenities back to the local community and residents. Whilst many other schools in the area eg Waverley Public School, SCEGGS allow their premises to be rented for recreational use or host fetes/community events, Moriah does not allow non-students to use the school and it's facilities. The school sits empty for significant periods of time eg school holidays in an area where community space is lacking and such a facility could be enjoyed and well utilised by the public if Moriah would open up it's doors.
- the school put forward a traffic management plan when it last expanded student numbers several years ago however the school has not enforced it's own traffic management plan resulting in significant inconvenience to residents and causing disruption to local traffic.
Name Withheld
Object
2022 , New South Wales
Message
You must have regard for the residents. This adversely effects the quality of our daily life with heightened noise, lack of health and safety, increased traffic, rowdy aggressive students, ominous presence of the school guards at the entrance, inadequate parking, road rage, high potential for accidents, illegal parking due to lack of capacity, streets strewn with rubbish, air pollution, adverse impact to the surrounds Centennial Park/residences.
This is our suburb! We value our lifestyle and neighbourhood and most importantly our Health and Safety.

Please pay attention to the voice of the people and not the powerful.

Thankyou.
Name Withheld
Comment
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
There are over 2000 pages of documents relating to this proposal and the submission date of December 18, given how busy everyone is in the lead up to Christmas, is not acceptable. I would ask that the lead time for this be changed to February to give the residents and other interest groups of Queens Park a chance to consume the information.
Name Withheld
Object
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
The traffic flow around Queens Park Rd, York Rd, Denison St, Alt St and Newland St of a morning is already saturated. Cars are already banked up on York Rd all the way down to Queens Park Rd. They turn off at Queens Park Road and use local streets to get to work. Many traffic surveys have been done in the past when Moriah College has had extensions done and I do not believe the results that there would be no impact. I have lived on Denison St for 65 years and the traffic IS a problem already. Many of the cars of a morning have school numbers displayed on the dashboards, this means they have dropped someone off at the school. To further increase the numbers at the school shows no respect for the residents of this area of Queens Park and no regard for traffic flow on local streets.
There are other areas such as security risks and over developement already but traffic is only going to get worse unless this project is stopped.
Andrew Stewart
Object
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
Dear NSW Government Major Projects, I will submit a more comprehensive submission later but I want to make an objection to the very short time frame to make a submission. December 18 is not long enough to enable an inexperienced local resident to read and digest the many, many pages of Moriah's application. I roughly estimate there are about 2,000 pages. Please reconsider this timeframe asap. Thank you, Andrew Stewart
Name Withheld
Comment
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
Dear DPIE Officer,

I am a resident of Queens Park - near Moriah College. I have no financial or educational conflicts of interest in the school (i.e no students at the school etc). I have no Jewish cultural connection.

I would generally endorse the capacities of schools to develop - education being a prime asset in our culture. Moriah College has offered a high educational standard to its students.

Yes, we get a few students parking in our street - which can clog up the street parking a bit. So maybe if the development could factor in some additional parking for students, as well as staff - this might address local residential concerns about the project.

As locals, we can find work-arounds for the busy traffic periods at the beginning and end of the school day - in the end minor inconveniences that I, for one, am happy to make to facilitate our local students' education.
michael ahrens
Object
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
This proposal to once again expand the College is objectionable mainly because:
1. it would be built in an area sensitive in many ways, especially right adjacent to and overlooking Centennial Parklands. Note in particular the Eastern Suburbs Banksia area ! That will be disturbed by the planned construction and traffic internal and external.
2. it would intensify at certain times of the day the traffic around it which is already congested. That would increase also with parents of the junior school always driving across the Precinct each school day. It wrongly omits reference to the bad north south traffic effects and only talks about Queens Park Road. Rat running through the other streets of the Precinct increases by the year. It should be withdrawn until that issue is addressed and proper traffic counts are done.
3. The use of buses only relieves that traffic problem for the students of the Senior School
4. The College has over the years failed to monitor and curb students parking and drop offs in the Precinct area agreed to by it in the TTPP. When it first came in the agreed prohibition was policed and students penalised. That ceased for a long time,( until just in the last few months.).
5. The time given for lodging objections is far too short!
6. The College over the years has gained expansion by promising to a limit on growth in student numbers. Those agreements are constantly raised and it appears now that the College wants all such limits removed. Constant expansion is the aim and the interests of the surrounding residents, once significant to the College, are now subverted.
As a long time member of the Queens Park Precinct and the MCCC I wish to have a personal meeting with the Department. Please contact me
Thanks
Michael Ahrens 0411 360 209
Name Withheld
Object
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
a) Traffic congestion is already a major problem particularly between 7.30am and 9.30am and later in the afternoons. There is an almost continuous flow of traffic blocking local streets at peak times generated by student drop-offs and pick-ups.

b) Moriah College has failed to manage its own Transport, Traffic & Parking Plan (TTPP) for a long time, evidenced by the number of students, parents and staff vehicles parking daily in local streets contrary to its own TTPP.
 I am concerned about the growing risk of 'road rage'. Centennial Park is being used as an overflow car park by College students.
c) Moriah College night-time events are frequent, attract significant numbers of people and use local streets as a parking lot. This will only get worse for residents if this proposal goes ahead.

d) Pedestrian safety risks and general road safety risks will escalate as a result of the increased traffic in local streets.

e) Pollution in our local streets will increase due to more traffic and air quality will reduce.
f) The streets of Queens Park are becoming ‘traffic sewers’, which is impacting friendly interaction between neighbours, resulting in a decreased sense of well being, connectedness and security.

g) The visual amenity of Queens Park will be adversely impacted by the bulk of the proposed buildings.

h) 3 weeks is grossly inadequate for informed responses to the proposal, which contains nearly 1,600 pages of complicated text and diagrams – more time is needed.

i) The ripple effect of the increase in traffic, congestion and pollution will extend to many residents who have not been notified of the proposal and who deserve the right to be informed and to comment.

j) The ‘Near Neighbour Letter Catchment’ was inadequate and needs to be significantly expanded so that all impacted neighbours are aware of Moriah’s intentions.

Name Withheld
Object
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
please see attachment
Attachments
Name Withheld
Object
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
a) Traffic congestion is already a major problem particularly between 7.30am and 9.30am and later in the afternoons. There is an almost continuous flow of traffic blocking local streets at peak times generated by student drop-offs and pick-ups.
 'Road rage' risk is increasing, incidents are already occurring.
b) Moriah College has failed to manage its own Transport, Traffic & Parking Plan (TTPP) for a long time, evidenced by the number of students, parents and staff vehicles parking daily in local streets contrary to its own TTPP.

c) Moriah College night-time events are frequent, attract significant numbers of people and use local streets as a parking lot. This will only get worse for residents if this proposal goes ahead.

d) Pedestrian safety risks and general road safety risks will escalate as a result of the increased traffic in local streets.

e) Pollution in our local streets will increase due to more traffic and air quality will reduce.
f) The streets of Queens Park are becoming ‘traffic sewers’, which is impacting friendly interaction between neighbours, resulting in a decreased sense of well being, connectedness and security.

g) The visual amenity of Queens Park will be adversely impacted by the bulk of the proposed buildings.

h) 3 weeks is grossly inadequate for informed responses to the proposal, which contains nearly 1,600 pages of complicated text and diagrams – more time is needed.

i) The ripple effect of the increase in traffic, congestion and pollution will extend to many residents who have not been notified of the proposal and who deserve the right to be informed and to comment.

j) The ‘Near Neighbour Letter Catchment’ was inadequate and needs to be significantly expanded so that all impacted neighbours are aware of Moriah’s intentions.

Name Withheld
Object
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
a) Traffic congestion is already a major problem particularly between 7.30am and 9.30am and later in the afternoons. There is an almost continuous flow of traffic blocking local streets at peak times generated by student drop-offs and pick-ups, students and staff parking in the local streets. The risk of road rage is increasing, incidents have already been seen.
b) Moriah College has failed to manage its own Transport, Traffic & Parking Plan (TTPP) for a long time, evidenced by the number of students, parents and staff vehicles parking daily in local streets contrary to its own TTPP.

c) Moriah College night-time events are frequent, attract significant numbers of people and use local streets as a parking lot. This will only get worse for residents if this proposal goes ahead.

d) Pedestrian safety risks and general road safety risks will escalate as a result of the increased traffic in local streets.

e) Pollution in our local streets will increase due to more traffic and air quality will reduce.
f) The streets of Queens Park are becoming ‘traffic sewers’, which is impacting friendly interaction between neighbours, resulting in a decreased sense of well being, connectedness and security.

g) The visual amenity of Queens Park will be adversely impacted by the bulk of the proposed buildings.

h) 3 weeks is grossly inadequate for informed responses to the proposal, which contains nearly 1,600 pages of complicated text and diagrams – more time is needed.

i) The ripple effect of the increase in traffic, congestion and pollution will extend to many residents who have not been notified of the proposal and who deserve the right to be informed and to comment.

j) The ‘Near Neighbour Letter Catchment’ was inadequate and needs to be significantly expanded so that all impacted neighbours are aware of Moriah’s intentions.

Michael Stratton
Object
RANDWICK , New South Wales
Message
I am a Resident of Randwick and live opposite Queens Park and walk my dogs in the park every morning. I object to the proposed expansion of Moriah College on the following Grounds:
- The Proposal has too much Scale and Bulk and will become a visual eyesore when viewed from within the Park. Sydney doesn't have many parks and the Green Link between Queens Park and Centennial should be preserved.
- The School in its current form already creates traffic problems and blocks the surrounding roads during drop off and pick-up and is very dangerous when they have events of a night time. Their proposal to have the pick-up internally is laughable as they still have the line of 50 plus cars extending onto the Roads and blocking traffic. I did note that they talk about access to public transport but I have never seen a school where so little of the students come by Public Transport.
- The School should not be given any scope to grow as the traffic and visual impact are bad enough. The School has more than enough students. Why don't they do what other Schools like Scots do and buy land and create another campus elsewhere.
- They obviously have no shortage of rich benefactors - create another campus elsewhere.
- I am sure when they took over the old Hospital they said they wouldn't impact the views from the park or cause traffic bottle-necks. Maybe State Govt should review their original pledges and hold them to it instead of encouraging overdevelopment.
R
Mike Stratton
Jane Christmas
Object
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
I am horrified at Moriahs plans for expansion. Traffic congestion is already a major problem between 7.30 and 9,30 and again later in the afternoons. There is almost a continuos flow of traffic blocking local streets at peak times generated by student drop offs and pick ups.
The visual amenity of Queens Park will be adversely impacted by the bulk of the proposed buildings.
Morish College has failed to manage its own Transport Traffic and Parking Plan for a long time . Our streets are filled with students and staff parking daily and then parents picking up.
Name Withheld
Object
BONDI JUNCTION , New South Wales
Message
I am writing to express concern about the proposed expansion of Mariah College.
At its present size the college already has a substantial impact on traffic and pedestrian movement at peak times of the day.
It is already difficult to walk past the college at busy times, not because the students are discourteous, they are not, it is just they are in large numbers and buses and cars impede access.
In addition on the footpath there are several monitors with walkie-talkies obstructing movement. Further there are armed, black-clad guards. Putting guns on the street a of Queens Park should be the province of police, not a school. The message presented by these uniformed armed guards is a bad one for the community and worse for the students who walk between them each day into school.
The school in presenting this quasi-military face cuts itself off from the community rather than being a constructive participant. To make the school bigger would further harm the community.
Best regards
Marius Benson
Melina Yaffa
Object
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
I object to the overdevelopment of Moriah. As a resident of Queens Park I have to deal with the high traffic each morning of parents who use Ashton St as a rat run. I contacted the school after my dog was almost run over by a parent of the school. I worry one day it could be one of the many children who reside in our street who are harmed. I have been to Councils meetings and it seems Moriah aren’t interested in listening to locals. Suggestions of 2 campuses like Reddam aren’t even taken on board. The roads are already congested and reading the so called traffic plan I can’t see any upside to this already over developed school. No regard for speed limits are taken into account and to see an overdevelopment of a school so close to Centennial Park and Queens Park area where potential over shadowing and destruction of grasslands and flora and fauna aren’t a priority. I hope Council listen to the local community re this overdevelopment .
Name Withheld
Object
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
I object to this project due to the following reasons -
1. Traffic congestion is a major issue between school drop of times of 7:30am and 9:30am & during the afternoon pick up. The through traffic it creates is unsafe environment for all residents, pedestrians.
2. Students, teachers & parents park daily in the local streets creating congestion. Local residents have difficulty in finding parking, especially if there is off street parking.
3. Moriah College's night time events are getting more frequent, attracting significant numbers of people and use local streets as a parking lot. This will only get worse for residents if this proposal goes ahead.
4. Pollution in our local streets will increase due to more traffic and air quality will reduce.
5. The visual impact of the buildings is not in character with the local area. As all of Queens Park is low rise residential housing. Therefore, the size of this building is a monstrosity!!!
6. Streets in Queens Park are small & narrow, and all this extra traffic makes it more hazardous to exit from side streets onto the main arterial (Newland St, Birrell St).
7. Three weeks is insufficient time combined with Christmas & upcoming holidays for people to properly assess the proposal. More time is needed.
8. The school impacts on two major entry & exit points to Queens Park, so all the additional traffic creates additional frustration for drivers & residents.
9. The information provided by Moriah College was inadequate and lacked substance. More detailed information should be provided to all residents in Queens Park to allow for proper consultation.
10. The Queens Park residents would like Waverley Council to conduct their own independent and public traffic survey so that all stakeholders can better understand the the impact.
Name Withheld
Object
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
I object to this project due to the following reasons -
1. Traffic congestion is a major issue between school drop of times of 7:30am and 9:30am & during the afternoon pick up. The through traffic it creates is unsafe environment for all residents, pedestrians.
2. Students, teachers & parents park daily in the local streets creating congestion. Local residents have difficulty in finding parking, especially if there is no off street parking.
3. Moriah College's night time events are getting more frequent, attracting significant numbers of people and use local streets as a parking lot. This will only get worse for residents if this proposal goes ahead.
4. Pollution in our local streets will increase due to more traffic and air quality will reduce.
5. The visual impact of the buildings is not in character with the local area. As all of Queens Park is low rise residential housing. Therefore, the size of this building is a monstrosity!!!
6. Streets in Queens Park are small & narrow, and all this extra traffic makes it more hazardous to exit from side streets onto the main arterial (Newland St, Birrell St).
7. Three weeks is insufficient time combined with Christmas & upcoming holidays for people to properly assess the proposal. More time is needed.
8. The school impacts on two major entry & exit points to Queens Park, so all the additional traffic creates additional frustration for drivers & residents.
9. The information provided by Moriah College was inadequate and lacked substance. More detailed information should be provided to all residents in Queens Park to allow for proper consultation.
10. The Queens Park residents would like Waverley Council to conduct their own independent and public traffic survey so that all stakeholders can better understand the impact.
11. Moriah College's car line snakes around Queens Park. The drivers don't acknowledge, are rude & impatient while speeding through residential streets & rear lanes. Drivers disobey street signs and drive up one way rear lane streets closest to Moriah College.
Name Withheld
Object
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
I object to this project due to the following reasons -
1. Traffic congestion is a major issue between school drop of times of 7:30am and 9:30am & during the afternoon pick up. The through traffic it creates is unsafe environment for all residents, pedestrians.
2. Students, teachers & parents park daily in the local streets creating congestion. Local residents have difficulty in finding parking, especially if there is no off street parking.
3. Moriah College's night time events are getting more frequent, attracting significant numbers of people and use local streets as a parking lot. This will only get worse for residents if this proposal goes ahead.
4. Pollution in our local streets will increase due to more traffic and air quality will reduce.
5. The visual impact of the buildings is not in character with the local area. As all of Queens Park is low rise residential housing. Therefore, the size of this building is a monstrosity!!!
6. Streets in Queens Park are small & narrow, and all this extra traffic makes it more hazardous to exit from side streets onto the main arterial (Newland St, Birrell St).
7. Three weeks is insufficient time combined with Christmas & upcoming holidays for people to properly assess the proposal. More time is needed.
8. The school impacts on two major entry & exit points to Queens Park, so all the additional traffic creates additional frustration for drivers & residents.
9. The information provided by Moriah College was inadequate and lacked substance. More detailed information should be provided to all residents in Queens Park to allow for proper consultation.
10. The Queens Park residents would like Waverley Council to conduct their own independent and public traffic survey so that all stakeholders can better understand the impact.
11. Moriah College's car line snakes around Queens Park. The drivers don't acknowledge, are rude & impatient while speeding through residential streets & rear lanes. Drivers disobey street signs and drive up one way rear lane streets closest to Moriah College.
HERITAGE COUNCIL OF NSW
Comment
PARRAMATTA , New South Wales
Message
Refer attached response letter
Attachments
David Plaister
Object
QUEENS PARK , New South Wales
Message
1.0 The existing school and site is at tipping point - Moriah should find another campus;
2.0 The visual amenity of Queens Park and Centennial Park will be adversely impacted by the bulk of the buildings within a residential/parkland area;
3.0 Traffic congestion is already a major problem morning and afternoon - increasing it is unreasonable;
4.0 Alt Street acts as a "traffic sewer"morning and afternoon which impacts on friendly interaction between neighbours and our neighbourly amenity;
5.0 Three weeks is grossly inadequate to for informed response to to the proposal, which contains nearly 1,600 pages of detailed/complicated text and diagrams - a more reasonable time is needed; and
6.0 Moriah College has failed to manage its published transport, Traffic and Parking Plan for a long time and when you bring a particular incident to their attention they are off hand and arrogant in their reply.

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Project Details

Application Number
SSD-10352
Assessment Type
State Significant Development
Development Type
Educational establishments
Local Government Areas
Waverley
Decision
Approved
Determination Date
Decider
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