The Hunters Hill Trust has made its submission on the GSV Development.
It is an excellent submission which applies a professional standard of evaluation of the design, its impact on the community, and the performance of the Council. Please take a few minutes to read it. The Summary and selected extracts are shown below.
Remember to make your own submission, the more – the better. A short submission with a bullet-point list of your specific concerns is perfectly valid. We can’t all write submissions like attached, but we all have a right to be heard and to have our views taken into consideration – make a submission before the window closes on 15 November.
More info at http://gladesvillecommunity.
The Hunters Hill Trust is opposed to the proposal from Gladesville Shopping Village Developments Pty Ltd for the redevelopment of the Gladesville Shopping Village (GSV) for the following reasons:
1.It is an overdevelopment of the site.
2.The revised DCP, which sets the planning controls, is flawed and misleading.
3.It will have an adverse impact on the character and amenity of the surrounding residential and commercial areas.
4.It will exacerbate existing parking and traffic problems.
5.It creates a poorly designed gated community physically separated from the rest of the area and fails to provide a safe and healthy environment for its occupants.
6.It involves the demolition of a building of considerable heritage significance, which was on land previously owned by Council.
7.The proposed GSVD redevelopment is a cheap and very ordinary proposition that is driven by commercial profit and pragmatism.
8.The Council, as a stakeholder in the proposal, has failed to properly represent the community by taking a leadership role in its development.
[From Section 7 – A cheap and very ordinary proposal]
The proposed GSV redevelopment is at base a cheap and very ordinary proposition that is driven by commercial profit and pragmatism rather than the aim of creating a fine public place with well-designed and properly integrated private housing, car parking and retail facilities. It does not aspire to excellence.
[From Section 8 – Council has failed to properly represent the community’s interest]
As a result of Council’s ineptitude the community has lost out. Profit and pragmatism have prevailed over the community interest.