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9th Mar, Ashmore – Leighton Proposal to Commence Development

posted 8 Mar 2012, 20:09 by Friends of Erskineville   [ updated 14 Mar 2012, 05:11 by Friends of Erskineville ]

Dear Fellow Resident


Leighton Constructions has lodged a Development Application for proposed construction on their section of the Ashmore Estate site. The full application can be viewed here.


As previously publically indicated, Friends of Erskineville (FOE) is not opposed to development and progress. However FOE also believes that the original 2006 development plan for the Ashmore site, as approved by the former South Sydney Council, should be retained.


Before any construction commences, the matter of who will have overall planning control of the Ashmore site development must be determined; remediation works relating to water and decontamination must be carried out; and a fully co-ordinated traffic and public transport infrastructure plan must be developed and implemented. FOE also does not understand how Council can permit acceptance and exhibition of this Development Application when in fact Council’s own proposed Development Control Plan for the site has not been finalised and accepted by State Planning authorities, and as a result other major issues have not been addressed.


FOE has obtained an extension for submissions in relation to this DA and submissions will now close on

Friday 23 March, 2012 at 5 pm.

Please note this is different to the submission which was discussed at the public meeting; that submission was regarding the development control plan.


FOE will make a submission on this matter. In  addition attached is a submission that may be used by residents if they agree with the position that is being adopted by FOE, and which encompasses the points raised in this message. This submission is also available on our website, or can be downloaded and mailed if so desired.


Residents are urged to consider this matter and respond as they desire to this proposed development.


Best regards


Mike Hatton OAM



Friends of Erskineville,
8 Mar 2012, 21:59