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State Significant Development

Determination

Woolworths Warehouse and Customer Fulfilment Centre, Marrickville

Inner West

Current Status: Determination

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

Construction and operation of a seven-storey warehouse complex comprising:
- a speculative warehouse
- a customer fulfilment centre
- associated office space
- associated landscaping, site infrastructure and car parking.

Attachments & Resources

Notice of Exhibition (1)

Notice of Exhibition_29102020_075710

Request for SEARs (2)

BDAR Assessment Waiver
Scoping Report - 74 Edinburgh Road, Marrickville

SEARs (3)

Issued SEARs Cover Letter_30062020_053153
Issued SEARs_30062020_053151
SSD-10468 - SEARs - Attachment 2

EIS (42)

Application_20201020040531
Environmental Impact Statement
Appendix A - SEARs, Submissions and Response
Appendix B - Survey Plan
Appendix C - Architectural Drawings
Appendix D - Architectural Design Report
Appendix E - Engagement Outcomes Report
Appendix F - Quantity Surveyor Report
Appendix G - Heritage Impact Statement
Appendix H - Traffic Assessment
Appendix I - Arborist Report
Appendix J - Landscape Plans
Appendix J - Landscape Design Report
Appendix K - Social and Economic
Appendix L - ESD Concept Design Report
Appendix M - Waste Management Plan
Appendix N - Preliminary CMP
Appendix O - BDAR Assessment Waiver
Appendix P - Draft ACHAR - Redacted
Appendix P - ACHA Response
Appendix Q - SEPP 33 Assessment
Appendix R - Stage 2 Site Investigation
Appendix S - Sydney Water Asset Review
Appendix T - Sydney Water Advice
Appendix U - Feasibility S73 Notice
Appendix V - Clause 4.6 Variation
Appendix W - Flood Management Plan
Appendix X - Access Report
Appendix Y - BCA Report
Appenix Z - Acoustic Assessment
Appendix AA - Stormwater Management Plan
Appendix BB - Air Quality and Odour Risk
Appendix CC - NSW Food Authority Correspondence
Appendix DD - EESG Correspondence
Appendix EE - HIstorical Archaeological Assessment
Appendix FF - Visual Impact Assessment
Appendix GG - Solar Reflectivity
Appendix HH - Preliminary CNVMP
Appendix II - CPTED
Appendix JJ - Electrical Services Report
Appendix KK - Site Audit Statement
Appendix KK - Site Audit Report

Response to Submissions (21)

RTS Letter - Submissions
RTS Letter - DPIE Comments
RTS Letter - DPIE Comments - Noise
Submissions Report - Final
Appendix A - Submissions Register
Appendix B - Updated Mitigation Measures
Appendix C - Amended Architectural Plans
Appendix D - Amended Architectural Design Report
Appendix E - ACHAR
Appendix F - Amended Stormwater Management Plan
Appendix G - Amended Stormwater Drawings
Appendix H - Amended Flood Management Plan
Appendix I - Technical Memo - Flooding
Appendix J - Updated Acoustic Report
Appendix K - Acoustic Response to Submissions
Appendix L - Acoustic Response to DPIE Queries
Appendix M - Amended Traffic and Access Report
Appendix N - Amended SEPP 33
Appendix O - Consolidated Traffic and TCS Plan
Appendix P - Amended Draft Construction Mgmt Plan
Appendix Q - Emergency Response Plan (Fire)

Agency Advice (14)

EIS - Council
EIS - Sydney Water
EIS - TfNSW
EIS - Sydney Metro
EIS - Heritage NSW
EIS - FRNSW
EIS - EES
Additional Information - Heritage NSW
RTS - Council
RTS - Sydney Water
RTS - TfNSW
RTS - Sydney Metro
RTS - Heritage NSW
RTS - EES

Additional Information (10)

RFI - Acoustic assessment
RFI - RAP and construction noise
Final Remediation Action Plan
RFI - Stormwater channel
Attachment 1 - Council Response
RFI Response Letter - 17 March 2022
Appendix A - Architectural Drawings
Appendix B - Landscape Drawings
Appendix C - Civil Drawings
Appendix D - Flood Management Plan

Recommendation (2)

Assessment Report - Recommendation
Development Consent - Recommendation

Determination (5)

Stamped Plans - Part 1 - Pages 1-11
Stamped Plans - Part 2 - Pages 12-29
Notice Of Decision
Assessment Report
Development Consent

Approved Documents

Management Plans and Strategies (19)

Dilapidation Report
Conditions A12 and A13 - Staging of construction plans
Request to stage construction plans_FINAL
SSD-10468-PA-15 - Approval Letter
Stage 1 CEMP - Final
Appendix A - HSEQ Management Plan r1
Appendix B - Noise_and_Vibration_Management_Plan (CNVMP)
Appendix C - Sediment Control Plan
Appendix D - Waste Management Plan
Appendix E - Aboriginal RDEM
Appendix F - Remediation Action Plan
Appendix G - Environmental Management Plan
Appendix H - TMP 74 Edinburgh Rd Marrickville – CJS1019
Appendix H - Driver Code of Conduct
Appendix I - Demolition Program 04.11.22
Appendix J - AS2601 Compliance Letter
Appendix J - Demolition Work Plan
Appendix L - Company Policies
Appendix M - Flood Emergency Response Management Plan

Other Documents (2)

Condition B17 - DPE response letter
Acoustic Barrier Plans - Final

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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James Wyner
Object
Sydney , New South Wales
Message
I object to the development of Woolworths Ware and Customer Fulfilment Centre, Marrickville for the following reasons,
Operating Hours: The increase in noise and light levels due to the 24 hours, 7 days per week proposed is unacceptable. My family and I live near the proposed site and it is not okay for us to be subjected to a 24 hour industrial operation right on our doorstep.
Traffic: The increase in truck activity along Edinburgh Road will lead to poorer health outcomes for my family as we live near the proposed facility
Biodiversity and Conservation Division
Comment
PARRAMATTA , New South Wales
Message
Please find attached EES response
Attachments
Name Withheld
Object
MARRICKVILLE , New South Wales
Message
The reasons for my objections to this proposal are as follows:
I reside in the residential area zoned R1 & R2 in your Acoustic Assessment Report, and am very concerned about how severely my residence and my neighbour’s residence will be impacted by the planned building and operations of this Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre.

Noise from Edinburgh road is already at an untenable level due to the construction that is currently occurring all around the immediate vicinity. To have the proposed Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre approved to both be constructed and to operate on a 24 /7 basis will greatly impact on our local residents because of the additional noise & traffic generated from both the construction and the additional traffic entering this warehouse complex. Whilst we may be on the edge of the industrial area, this area is still zoned residential and its unreasonable to expect the residents to have to deal with the catastrophic noise of jack hammers / drills and workmen shouting on a 24 /7 basis.

In addition, your reports state that the main vehicular access to the site for passenger vehicles is proposed to be provided via a signalised access point from Edinburgh Road, opposite Smidmore Street, and that the heavy vehicle / loading vehicle access will occur via the proposed Sydney Steel Road access points, which is adjacent to other industrial / commercial areas. We are concerned about the level of noise that will be generated by any heavy vehicles using their compression brakes entering of exiting the facility and the impact that will have on the local residents. We request that vehicles above the 3-tonne size are restricted from turning left into Edinburgh Road when exiting the complex to reduce the volume of heavy vehicles travelling past the residential zones in Edinburgh road.

It is the proposed emergency access point at the western end of the site on Edinburgh Road that will have the most impact on the local residents as it opposite the existing residential areas. The disruption to the residents is due to two factors- the high volume of traffic noise and also the visual disturbance generated from the car headlights as they enter & exit the car park. This is completely unreasonable when there is the option of having all entries and exits via Sydney Steel road which is not flanked by residential properties.
This proposed emergency access point has the very real potential to become another routine entrance / exit point for the customers & the heavy vehicles as a short cut to avoid any congestion that may be occurring at the other exit/ entrance points. Your proposal includes the Traffic Impact Assessment report which has determined weekday afternoon and Saturday traffic generations of 360 and 820 vehicles per hour two-way respectively. If even 10% of the traffic utilised the emergency access point it will be a nightmare for the residents in the area. We oppose any access via the western end of Edinburgh road into or out of this warehouse complex.

In addition, a building of seven storeys is too large a development and will have a significant impact on the social fabric and local environment which is constantly being eroded by these types of large developments. The project plan includes the removal of 66 trees but no equivalent green area has been designed adjacent to the residential areas to offset the impact of such a development environmentally.
The current re-development of the Marrickville Metro shopping centre has already seen all the large trees that graced the full length of Smidmore street removed and not being replaced. With these additional 66 trees being removed as part of this Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre proposal there will be an impact on heat retention etc in the immediate vicinity for the residents.
Corporations such as Woolworths have a social responsibility to consider the concerns that this type of development, due to its size and design will have on the local residents and manage those design issues accordingly.
Name Withheld
Object
MARRICKVILLE , New South Wales
Message
The reasons for my objections to this proposal are as follows:
I reside in the residential area zoned R1 & R2 in your Acoustic Assessment Report, and am very concerned about how severely my residence and my neighbour’s residence will be impacted by the planned building and operations of this Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre.

Noise from Edinburgh road is already at an untenable level due to the construction that is currently occurring all around the immediate vicinity. To have the proposed Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre approved to both be constructed and to operate on a 24 /7 basis will greatly impact on our local residents because of the additional noise & traffic generated from both the construction and the additional traffic entering this warehouse complex. Whilst we may be on the edge of the industrial area, this area is still zoned residential and its unreasonable to expect the residents to have to deal with the catastrophic noise of jack hammers / drills and workmen shouting on a 24 /7 basis.

In addition, your reports state that the main vehicular access to the site for passenger vehicles is proposed to be provided via a signalised access point from Edinburgh Road, opposite Smidmore Street, and that the heavy vehicle / loading vehicle access will occur via the proposed Sydney Steel Road access points, which is adjacent to other industrial / commercial areas. We are concerned about the level of noise that will be generated by any heavy vehicles using their compression brakes entering of exiting the facility and the impact that will have on the local residents. We request that vehicles above the 3-tonne size are restricted from turning left into Edinburgh Road when exiting the complex to reduce the volume of heavy vehicles travelling past the residential zones in Edinburgh road.

It is the proposed emergency access point at the western end of the site on Edinburgh Road that will have the most impact on the local residents as it opposite the existing residential areas. The disruption to the residents is due to two factors- the high volume of traffic noise and also the visual disturbance generated from the car headlights as they enter & exit the car park. This is completely unreasonable when there is the option of having all entries and exits via Sydney Steel road which is not flanked by residential properties.
This proposed emergency access point has the very real potential to become another routine entrance / exit point for the customers & the heavy vehicles as a short cut to avoid any congestion that may be occurring at the other exit/ entrance points. Your proposal includes the Traffic Impact Assessment report which has determined weekday afternoon and Saturday traffic generations of 360 and 820 vehicles per hour two-way respectively. If even 10% of the traffic utilised the emergency access point it will be a nightmare for the residents in the area. We oppose any access via the western end of Edinburgh road into or out of this warehouse complex.

In addition, a building of seven storeys is too large a development and will have a significant impact on the social fabric and local environment which is constantly being eroded by these types of large developments. The project plan includes the removal of 66 trees but no equivalent green area has been designed adjacent to the residential areas to offset the impact of such a development environmentally.
The current re-development of the Marrickville Metro shopping centre has already seen all the large trees that graced the full length of Smidmore street removed and not being replaced. With these additional 66 trees being removed as part of this Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre proposal there will be an impact on heat retention etc in the immediate vicinity for the residents.
Corporations such as Woolworths have a social responsibility to consider the concerns that this type of development, due to its size and design will have on the local residents and manage those design issues accordingly.
Name Withheld
Object
MARRICKVILLE , New South Wales
Message
The reasons for my objections to this proposal are as follows:
I reside in the residential area zoned R1 & R2 in your Acoustic Assessment Report, and am very concerned
about how severely my residence and my neighbours' residences will be impacted by the planned building and
operations of this Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre.

Noise from Edinburgh Road is already at an untenable level due to the construction that is currently occurring
all around the immediate vicinity. To have the proposed Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre approved
to both be constructed and to operate on a 24 /7 basis will greatly impact on our local residents because of the
additional noise and traffic generated from both the construction and the additional traffic entering this
warehouse complex. Whilst we may be on the edge of the industrial area, this area is still zoned residential
and it is unreasonable to expect the residents to have to deal with the catastrophic noise of jack hammers /
drills and construction workers shouting on a 24 /7 basis.

In addition, your reports state that the main vehicular access to the site for passenger vehicles is proposed to
be provided via a signalised access point from Edinburgh Road, opposite Smidmore Street, and that the heavy
vehicle / loading vehicle access will occur via the proposed Sydney Steel Road access points, which is adjacent
to other industrial / commercial areas. We are concerned about the level of noise that will be generated by
any heavy vehicles using their compression brakes entering of exiting the facility and the impact that will have
on the local residents. We request that vehicles above the 3-tonne size are restricted from turning left into
Edinburgh Road when exiting the complex to reduce the volume of heavy vehicles travelling past the
residential zones in Edinburgh Road.

It is the proposed emergency access point at the western end of the site on Edinburgh Road that will have the
most impact on the local residents as it opposite the existing residential areas. The disruption to the residents
is due to two factors- the high volume of traffic noise and also the visual disturbance generated from the car
headlights as they enter & exit the car park. This is completely unreasonable when there is the option of
having all entries and exits via Sydney Steel road which is not flanked by residential properties.

This proposed emergency access point has the very real potential to become another routine entrance / exit
point for the customers and the heavy vehicles as a short cut to avoid any congestion that may be occurring at
the other exit/ entrance points. Your proposal includes the Traffic Impact Assessment report which has
determined weekday afternoon and Saturday traffic generations of 360 and 820 vehicles per hour two-way
respectively. If even 10% of the traffic utilised the emergency access point it will be a nightmare for the
residents in the area. We oppose any access via the western end of Edinburgh road into or out of this
warehouse complex.
In addition, a building of seven storeys is too large a development and will have a significant impact on the
social fabric and local environment which is constantly being eroded by these types of large developments.

The project plan includes the removal of 66 trees but no equivalent green area has been designed adjacent to
the residential areas to offset the impact of such a development environmentally.
The current re-development of the Marrickville Metro shopping centre has already seen all the large trees that
graced the full length of Smidmore street removed and not being replaced. With these additional 66 trees
being removed as part of this Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre proposal there will be an impact on
heat retention etc in the immediate vicinity for the residents.

Corporations such as Woolworths have a social responsibility to consider the concerns that this type of
development, due to its size and design will have on the local residents and manage those design issues
accordingly.
Name Withheld
Object
MARRICKVILLE , New South Wales
Message
re: Warehouse and Customer Fulfilment Centre, Marrickville – (Application SSD- 10468)

I write to you regarding the above proposal, which I strongly object to. I have, as noted, no reportable political donations to declare.

The reasons for my objections to this proposal are as follows:
I reside in the residential area zoned R1 and R2 in your Acoustic Assessment Report, and am very concerned about how severely my and my neighbour's residence(s) will be impacted by the planned building and operations of this Warehouse and Customer Fulfilment Centre.

Noise from Edinburgh Road is already at an untenable level due to the construction that is currently occurring all around the immediate vicinity. To have the proposed Warehouse and Customer Fulfilment Centre approved to both be constructed and to operate on a 24 /7 basis will greatly impact on our local residents because of the additional noise and traffic generated from both the construction and the additional traffic entering this warehouse complex. Whilst we may be on the edge of the industrial area, this area is still zoned residential and its unreasonable to expect the residents to have to deal with the catastrophic, invasive noise of jack hammers / drills and workers shouting on a 24 /7 basis.

In addition, your reports state that the main vehicular access to the site for passenger vehicles is proposed to be provided via a signalised access point from Edinburgh Road, opposite Smidmore Street, and that the heavy vehicle / loading vehicle access will occur via the proposed Sydney Steel Park Road access points, which is adjacent to other industrial / commercial areas. I am concerned about the level of noise that will be generated by any heavy vehicles using their compression brakes entering of exiting the facility and the impact that will have on the local residents. I request that vehicles above the 3-tonne size are restricted from turning left into Edinburgh Road when exiting the complex to reduce the volume of heavy vehicles travelling past the residential zones in Edinburgh road.

It is the proposed emergency access point at the western end of the site on Edinburgh Road that will have the most impact on the local residents as it opposite the existing residential areas. The disruption to the residents is due to two factors- the high volume of traffic noise and also the visual disturbance generated from the car headlights as they enter and exit the car park. This is completely unreasonable when there is the option of having all entries and exits via Sydney Steel Park Road which is not flanked by residential properties.

This proposed emergency access point has the very real potential to become another routine entrance / exit point for the customers and the heavy vehicles as a short cut to avoid any congestion that may be occurring at the other exit/ entrance points. Your proposal includes the Traffic Impact Assessment report which has determined weekday afternoon and Saturday traffic generations of 360 and 820 vehicles per hour two-way respectively. If even 10% of the traffic utilised the emergency access point it will be a nightmare for the residents in the area. I oppose any access via the western end of Edinburgh Road into or out of this warehouse complex.

In addition, a building of seven storeys is too large a development and will have a significant impact on the social fabric and local environment which is constantly being eroded by these types of large developments. The project plan includes the removal of 66 trees but no equivalent green area has been designed adjacent to the residential areas to offset the impact of such a development environmentally.

The current re-development of the Marrickville Metro shopping centre has already seen all the large trees that graced the full length of Smidmore Street removed and not being replaced. With these additional 66 trees being removed as part of this Warehouse and Customer Fulfilment Centre proposal there will be an impact on heat retention etc in the immediate vicinity for the residents.

Corporations such as Woolworths have a social responsibility to consider the concerns that this type of development, due to its size and design will have on the local residents and manage those design issues accordingly.

Yours Sincerely,
PO

18/11/20
Name Withheld
Object
MARRICKVILLE , New South Wales
Message
The reasons for my objections to this proposal are as follows:
I reside in the residential area zoned R1 & R2 in your Acoustic Assessment Report, and am very concerned about how severely my residence and my neighbour’s residence will be impacted by the planned building and operations of this Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre.

Noise from Edinburgh road is already at an untenable level due to the construction that is currently occurring all around the immediate vicinity. To have the proposed Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre approved to both be constructed and to operate on a 24 /7 basis will greatly impact on our local residents because of the additional noise & traffic generated from both the construction and the additional traffic entering this warehouse complex. Whilst we may be on the edge of the industrial area, this area is still zoned residential and its unreasonable to expect the residents to have to deal with the catastrophic noise of jack hammers / drills and workmen shouting on a 24 /7 basis.

In addition, your reports state that the main vehicular access to the site for passenger vehicles is proposed to be provided via a signalised access point from Edinburgh Road, opposite Smidmore Street, and that the heavy vehicle / loading vehicle access will occur via the proposed Sydney Steel Road access points, which is adjacent to other industrial / commercial areas. We are concerned about the level of noise that will be generated by any heavy vehicles using their compression brakes entering of exiting the facility and the impact that will have on the local residents. We request that vehicles above the 3-tonne size are restricted from turning left into Edinburgh Road when exiting the complex to reduce the volume of heavy vehicles travelling past the residential zones in Edinburgh road.

It is the proposed emergency access point at the western end of the site on Edinburgh Road that will have the most impact on the local residents as it opposite the existing residential areas. The disruption to the residents is due to two factors- the high volume of traffic noise and also the visual disturbance generated from the car headlights as they enter & exit the car park. This is completely unreasonable when there is the option of having all entries and exits via Sydney Steel road which is not flanked by residential properties.
This proposed emergency access point has the very real potential to become another routine entrance / exit point for the customers & the heavy vehicles as a short cut to avoid any congestion that may be occurring at the other exit/ entrance points. Your proposal includes the Traffic Impact Assessment report which has determined weekday afternoon and Saturday traffic generations of 360 and 820 vehicles per hour two-way respectively. If even 10% of the traffic utilised the emergency access point it will be a nightmare for the residents in the area. We oppose any access via the western end of Edinburgh road into or out of this warehouse complex.

In addition, a building of seven storeys is too large a development and will have a significant impact on the social fabric and local environment which is constantly being eroded by these types of large developments. The project plan includes the removal of 66 trees but no equivalent green area has been designed adjacent to the residential areas to offset the impact of such a development environmentally.
With these additional 66 trees being removed as part of this Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre proposal there will be an impact on heat retention etc in the immediate vicinity for the residents.
Corporations such as Woolworths have a social responsibility to consider the concerns that this type of development, due to its size and design will have on the local residents and manage those design issues accordingly.
Name Withheld
Object
MARRICKVILLE , New South Wales
Message
The reasons for my objections to this proposal are as follows:
I reside in the residential area zoned R1 & R2 in your Acoustic Assessment Report, and am very concerned about how severely my residence and my neighbour’s residence will be impacted by the planned building and operations of this Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre.

Noise from Edinburgh road is already at an untenable level due to the construction that is currently occurring all around the immediate vicinity. To have the proposed Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre approved to both be constructed and to operate on a 24 /7 basis will greatly impact on our local residents because of the additional noise & traffic generated from both the construction and the additional traffic entering this warehouse complex. Whilst we may be on the edge of the industrial area, this area is still zoned residential and its unreasonable to expect the residents to have to deal with the catastrophic noise of jack hammers / drills and workmen shouting on a 24 /7 basis.

In addition, your reports state that the main vehicular access to the site for passenger vehicles is proposed to be provided via a signalised access point from Edinburgh Road, opposite Smidmore Street, and that the heavy vehicle / loading vehicle access will occur via the proposed Sydney Steel Road access points, which is adjacent to other industrial / commercial areas. We are concerned about the level of noise that will be generated by any heavy vehicles using their compression brakes entering of exiting the facility and the impact that will have on the local residents. We request that vehicles above the 3-tonne size are restricted from turning left into Edinburgh Road when exiting the complex to reduce the volume of heavy vehicles travelling past the residential zones in Edinburgh road.

It is the proposed emergency access point at the western end of the site on Edinburgh Road that will have the most impact on the local residents as it opposite the existing residential areas. The disruption to the residents is due to two factors- the high volume of traffic noise and also the visual disturbance generated from the car headlights as they enter & exit the car park. This is completely unreasonable when there is the option of having all entries and exits via Sydney Steel road which is not flanked by residential properties.
This proposed emergency access point has the very real potential to become another routine entrance / exit point for the customers & the heavy vehicles as a short cut to avoid any congestion that may be occurring at the other exit/ entrance points. Your proposal includes the Traffic Impact Assessment report which has determined weekday afternoon and Saturday traffic generations of 360 and 820 vehicles per hour two-way respectively. If even 10% of the traffic utilised the emergency access point it will be a nightmare for the residents in the area. We oppose any access via the western end of Edinburgh road into or out of this warehouse complex.

In addition, a building of seven storeys is too large a development and will have a significant impact on the social fabric and local environment which is constantly being eroded by these types of large developments. The project plan includes the removal of 66 trees but no equivalent green area has been designed adjacent to the residential areas to offset the impact of such a development environmentally.
With these additional 66 trees being removed as part of this Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre proposal there will be an impact on heat retention etc in the immediate vicinity for the residents.
Corporations such as Woolworths have a social responsibility to consider the concerns that this type of development, due to its size and design will have on the local residents and manage those design issues accordingly.
Suzanne Duffy
Object
MARRICKVILLE , New South Wales
Message
I write to you regarding the above proposal, which I strongly object to.

The reasons for my objections to this proposal are as follows:
I reside in the residential area zoned R1 & R2 in your Acoustic Assessment Report, and am very concerned about how severely my residence and my neighbour’s residence will be impacted by the planned building and operations of this Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre.

Noise from Edinburgh road is already at an untenable level due to the construction that is currently occurring all around the immediate vicinity. To have the proposed Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre approved to both be constructed and to operate on a 24 /7 basis will greatly impact on our local residents because of the additional noise & traffic generated from both the construction and the additional traffic entering this warehouse complex. Whilst we may be on the edge of the industrial area, this area is still zoned residential and its unreasonable to expect the residents to have to deal with the catastrophic noise of jack hammers / drills and workmen playing music loudly and shouting on a 24 /7 basis.

In addition, your reports state that the main vehicular access to the site for passenger vehicles is proposed to be provided via a signalised access point from Edinburgh Road, opposite Smidmore Street, and that the heavy vehicle / loading vehicle access will occur via the proposed Sydney Steel Road access points, which is adjacent to other industrial / commercial areas. We are concerned about the level of noise that will be generated by any heavy vehicles using their compression brakes entering of exiting the facility and the impact that will have on the local residents. We request that vehicles above the 3-tonne size are restricted from turning left into Edinburgh Road when exiting the complex to reduce the volume of heavy vehicles travelling past the residential zones in Edinburgh road.

It is the proposed emergency access point at the western end of the site on Edinburgh Road that will have the most impact on the local residents as it opposite the existing residential areas. The disruption to the residents is due to two factors- the high volume of traffic noise, entry and exit gate related noise and also the visual disturbance generated from the car headlights as they enter & exit the car park. This is completely unreasonable when there is the option of having all entries and exits via Sydney Steel road which is not flanked by residential properties.
This proposed emergency access point has the very real potential to become another routine entrance / exit point for the customers & the heavy vehicles as a short cut to avoid any congestion that may be occurring at the other exit/ entrance points. Your proposal includes the Traffic Impact Assessment report which has determined weekday afternoon and Saturday traffic generations of 360 and 820 vehicles per hour two-way respectively. If even 10% of the traffic utilised the emergency access point it will be a nightmare for the residents in the area. We oppose any access via the western end of Edinburgh road into or out of this warehouse complex.

In addition, a building of seven storeys is too large a development and will have a significant impact on the social fabric and local environment which is constantly being eroded by these types of large developments. The project plan includes the removal of 66 trees but no equivalent green area has been designed adjacent to the residential areas to offset the impact of such a development environmentally.
The current re-development of the Marrickville Metro shopping centre has already seen all the large trees that graced the full length of Smidmore street removed and not being replaced. With these additional 66 trees being removed as part of this Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre proposal there will be an impact on heat retention etc in the immediate vicinity for the residents.
Corporations such as Woolworths have a social responsibility to consider the concerns that this type of development, due to its size and design will have on the local residents and manage those design issues accordingly.
Jim Fletcher
Object
MARRICKVILLE , New South Wales
Message
Dear Sir or Madam,

I have lived in this area for many many years. I am aware of the history of the proposed site and I am supportive of it's use as a commercial area. The proposed development however is an outrageous overreach and will make my community unhealthy and unlivable.

The proposal for a 7 story office complex is obscene. This building will be 3 or 4 times higher than any building in the surrounding area. The grotesque Woolworths sign will glow at night and cause reduced privacy and poorer sleep.

The proposal for 24/7 operations will severely impact sleep and quality of life in our community. We already suffer under airport noise but at least the airport curfew gives us some respite between 11:00pm and 6:00am. I ask that you give us some quiet time by restricting operational hours to match those of the airport.

The increase in traffic will also cause severe impact to quality of life on our area. Edinburgh Rd is already carrying heavy truck traffic and the proposal seeks to increase that by over 20% with 24/7 operations.

Regards
Jim Fletcher
Julie Wyner
Object
MARRICKVILLE , New South Wales
Message
I write to you regarding the above proposal, which I strongly object to. I have no reportable political donations to declare.

The reasons for my objections to this proposal are as follows:
I reside in the residential area zoned R1 & R2 in your Acoustic Assessment Report, and am very concerned about how severely my residence and my neighbour’s residence will be impacted by the planned building and operations of this Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre.

Noise from Edinburgh road is already at an untenable level due to the construction that is currently occurring all around the immediate vicinity. To have the proposed Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre approved to both be constructed and to operate on a 24 /7 basis will greatly impact on our local residents because of the additional noise & traffic generated from both the construction and the additional traffic entering this warehouse complex. Whilst we may be on the edge of the industrial area, this area is still zoned residential and its unreasonable to expect the residents to have to deal with the catastrophic noise of jack hammers / drills and workmen shouting on a 24 /7 basis.

In addition, your reports state that the main vehicular access to the site for passenger vehicles is proposed to be provided via a signalised access point from Edinburgh Road, opposite Smidmore Street, and that the heavy vehicle / loading vehicle access will occur via the proposed Sydney Steel Road access points, which is adjacent to other industrial / commercial areas. We are concerned about the level of noise that will be generated by any heavy vehicles using their compression brakes entering of exiting the facility and the impact that will have on the local residents. We request that vehicles above the 3-tonne size are restricted from turning left into Edinburgh Road when exiting the complex to reduce the volume of heavy vehicles travelling past the residential zones in Edinburgh road.

It is the proposed emergency access point at the western end of the site on Edinburgh Road that will have the most impact on the local residents as it opposite the existing residential areas. The disruption to the residents is due to two factors- the high volume of traffic noise and also the visual disturbance generated from the car headlights as they enter & exit the car park. This is completely unreasonable when there is the option of having all entries and exits via Sydney Steel road which is not flanked by residential properties.
This proposed emergency access point has the very real potential to become another routine entrance / exit point for the customers & the heavy vehicles as a short cut to avoid any congestion that may be occurring at the other exit/ entrance points. Your proposal includes the Traffic Impact Assessment report which has determined weekday afternoon and Saturday traffic generations of 360 and 820 vehicles per hour two-way respectively. If even 10% of the traffic utilised the emergency access point it will be a nightmare for the residents in the area. We oppose any access via the western end of Edinburgh road into or out of this warehouse complex.

In addition, a building of seven storeys is too large a development and will have a significant impact on the social fabric and local environment which is constantly being eroded by these types of large developments. The project plan includes the removal of 66 trees but no equivalent green area has been designed adjacent to the residential areas to offset the impact of such a development environmentally.
The current re-development of the Marrickville Metro shopping centre has already seen all the large trees that graced the full length of Smidmore street removed and not being replaced. With these additional 66 trees being removed as part of this Warehouse & Customer Fulfilment Centre proposal there will be an impact on heat retention etc in the immediate vicinity for the residents. There will also be an impact on the native birds that use these trees as nesting and roosting sites.
Corporations such as Woolworths have a social responsibility to consider the concerns that this type of development, due to its size and design will have on the local residents and manage those design issues accordingly.
Angela McClements
Object
MARRICKVILLE , New South Wales
Message
This project has not adequately considered the residents of Bourne Street and Leicester Streets and environmental impacts. Any impacts should be minimised and counterbalanced with strategies to give back to residents and the environment.
Many residents and home owners in Bourne Street have English as a second language and are elderly. I believe more effort should be expected of developers such as the ones for the current application to engage these stakeholders and learn about their expectations and needs.
There has been significant development in our immediate vicinity for some time now and the effect of developments has been accumulative. We have been exposed to significant dust, noise and most recently our on street car parking has been taken away by builders and workmen. Please provide alternative parking for people working on the project.
The dust at the Marrickville Metro extension resulted in me being bedridden over a weekend after I walked past large piles of dry dust and debri during strong wings. Please ensure the developers of Woolworths Warehouse and Customer Fulfilment Centre provide adequate management of build waste and that this includes regular internal and external audit.
In term of environmental impact, there has been an accumulated sink created with no adequate consideration of giving back - too many trees are being cut down. I am concern about the heat retention and glare of buildings on residents. Please provide an adequate green space easement to the footpath including plant height layers to provide a better space for residents, improved aesthetics, reduce heat creation in the area from these new builds and for partial screening of the building.
I don’t believe enough effort has gone into aesthetics of all the new developments around the shopping centre extension. The quality of finishings does not augur with the upward trending social status of the neighbourhood and is disrespectful to the residents who boarder this industrial area. Please ensure the fulfilment centre build is attractively designed rather than cheaply put together.
Finally please find alternative creative solutions to entry and exit from the Woolworths Warehouse and Fulfillment Centre Marrickville, to reduce traffic impact on Edinburgh Street.
Please hold developers accountable for ensuring that any approved plans and publicised plans are the same as what is actually created.
Bourne street residents have always been very supportive and tolerant of Woolworths. Now is the time for Woolworths to give back to this residential community. Residents are disappointed with what has been provided to date.
ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES DIVISION
Comment
Haymarket , New South Wales
Message
Please refer to attachment
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Shane Carty
Object
MARRICKVILLE , New South Wales
Message
Too high for this area and the flight path
Aiden Macreadie
Object
MARRICKVILLE , New South Wales
Message
Please find attached in PDF format our personal submission.
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Fire & Rescue NSW
Comment
Greenacre , New South Wales
Message
Refer to attached PDF document.
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Heritage NSW – Aboriginal cultural heritage (ACH)
Comment
Sydney , New South Wales
Message
HNSW Advice on EIS
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Department of Transport
Comment
Haymarket , New South Wales
Message
See attached.
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Sara Hristov
Object
Marrickville , New South Wales
Message
Refer to attached PDF documents.
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INNER WEST COUNCIL
Comment
Ashfield , New South Wales
Message
Response issued
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Project Details

Application Number
SSD-10468
Assessment Type
State Significant Development
Development Type
Warehouse or distribution centres
Local Government Areas
Inner West
Decision
Approved
Determination Date
Decider
Director

Contact Planner

Name
Patrick Copas