Feb 27th, 3 days until the Draft DCP close date

posted 27 Feb 2012, 04:51 by Friends of Erskineville   [ updated 14 Mar 2012, 05:41 by Friends of Erskineville ]

Dear Fellow Resident


If you were unable to join the meeting at Erskineville Town Hall last Wednesday to discuss the Draft Control Plan (DCP) for the Ashmore Estate, then do not despair. The entire meeting was videotaped and the video is available for you to watch on our website

It is worth your time to have a look and see the issues that were raised and the concern that has been expressed by Erskineville and Alexandria residents.  The resolutions passed by the meeting on 22 February, 2012 can also be found on our website.


This is also a reminder that submissions on the DCP close at 5.00 pm on Wednesday February 29, 2012.


I urge you to make your submission and to do so NOW. FOE has devised a template submission that is available on our website, which is the same as the written version circulated at the recent meeting. Use that submission template to make your voice heard in favour of


·                 Buildings no more than 5 storeys high

·                 No development until the contamination on the site has been cleaned up

·                 No development until the required new pipes for the Munni Street catchment stretching down to Coulson Street have been installed

·                 No development until such time as the State Government and City Council provide residents with a co-ordinated long term plan for increased public transport infrastructure to cope with the expected increase of over 6000 residents as envisaged by the DCP

·                 An increase in the proposed number of car parking submissions

·                 Compensation for existing residents who will be subject to overshadowing and who have installed solar power

·                 A plan that makes provision for pre-school care facilities as well as an allocation of space for a possible new school given that Erskineville Public School is at near capacity


With best regards


Mike Hatton OAM