–criteria for apartment towers nine storeys or higher to have a maximum floor space of 700 square metres, as “slender towers”
–to allow forgreater surrounding public spaces, more solar access, better views and less bulk
-deep soil zones for tree planting to increase the canopy and reduce urban heat
–greater air circulation between apartment blocks to remove stored heat; for a better microclimate
–despite government extending max floorspace for towers to 750 m2 UDIA alleges higher costs
WHAT is not revealed is why deve-lopers like high rise development … it’s because storey upon storey they make a motza!
Each apartment can cost as little as $200,000 or less to construct using job lots of fittings and fixtures; cladding; and visa workers
NOR do deve-lopers live in these dwellings that in too many instances lack cross-ventilation, with inadequatelight, some so small a space is allocated for a washing machine with improvised electrical connection in a tiny bathroom
With water leaks … many are mould holes …
AS deve-lopers reside in harbourside mansions at the expense of unfortunate Australians and visa holders
SYDNEY REZONING BLITZ for more than 16,000 homes, and a new industrial precinct including:
-2400 new homes for Leppington Precinct stages two and five
-7000 homes for Lowes Creek Maryland
-7000 homes in Glenfield around Hurlstone Agricultural High School
AND … NSW government endorsed Camden’s Local Housing Strategy to enable the council to meet the future housing needs of the community
The NSW Government has accelerated the rezonings for the next BOOM for deve-lopers … the Greenfield Housing Sites released allegedly, a result of the Pandemic!
How convenient for deve-lopers feeling the heat from the Building Commissioner, and loss of insurance coverage perhaps?
‘Greenfield Sites’ sounds good, doesn’t it? But will it mean under the Greenfield Housing Code … lots as tiny as 200M2 X 6M wide, and with a maximum gross floor area 78% of the lot size … ?
Perhaps street trees may grow? Will any surrounding bushlands remain?
This Code commenced on 6 July 2018 … introduced by then Planning Minister, Anthony Roberts
HOW have we come to this land and housing supply shortage?
Was it due to the deve-loper led FIRB ruling allowing them to sell 100% of ‘new homes’ overseas particularly in China?
With our housing now awash with ‘Black Money’ … because the Real Estate Gatekeepers were made exempt from the second tranche of the Anti-Money Laundering Laws in October 2018 by the Morrison Government.
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The EPPING now emerging … this is ‘The Langston’ … the Epping we knew … much of which has been destroyed … the Heritage homes, tree-lined avenues, and beautiful gardens for Precinct development like this!
When driving along Epping Road towards the centre of Epping these towers and other developments can be seen … deve-lopers have picked off homes … landbanked them for more like this!
READ MORE about the impact on Epping residents and little children of the overdevelopment that has been underway across Epping … Paradise Lost!
‘Epping at Crisis Point as rapid Development cripples Suburb’
DOM says – if he were to be elected on Saturday … in order to solve residents concerns about OVERDEVELOPMENT … this would be his approach to the MESS … to:
“fast-track the delivery of projects in the town centre” such as the widening of Epping Bridge, removing all demountables from Epping West Public and the delivery of a new primary school.”
AS IF that would make up for … the living nightmare of overdevelopment, clogged roads, tree massacre, loss of community with thousands of ‘new residents’
The ‘PLANNING MESS’ in Epping where medium-density flats are overtaking traditional quiet bungalow neighbourhoods …
Epping used to have 10,000 people working in the suburb now only 1,000 after Westpac and other big companies moved out to make way for thousands of extra units
‘Pupils are being injured in crammed playgrounds at Epping West Public as the “well over capacity” school squeezes in more demountables to cope with the influx of enrolments.’
Parents fear the wellbeing of their children will suffer as enrolments are set to hit nearly 1300 next year — 500 above what is considered a “reasonable” learning environment for a public school, Epping West P and C president Ben Yee says.
“When it is at this overcrowding level, a lot of things suffer including students becoming just a number,” said Mr Yee, who revealed there would be 27 demountables by term one next year.
THIS explains why the Gosford Public School was sold off in 2014 … located slightly to the south of the centre of Gosford.
DESPITE the alert from Martin North and others …
THAT as a consequence of the Pandemic … particularly with the masses of poorly constructed high-rise on the urban fringes, and further in as well with prices falling up to 30 to 40%, and with too much stock all looking the same, and on the market at the same time.
WHY is this happening now in Gosford despite a lot of concern that the development is too large for the area … but they obviously know more about the future than we do …
IT all points to big plans from those with power and influence for Gosford. They will ensure they prevail, this sort of money won’t be deterred.
ALSO the site at the corner of Mann Street and Donnison Street … though a smaller development, again it is mixed use – they all are these days
WHEN the demolition was taking place we spoke to a chap who suggested, like recent developments in Parramatta, it was ‘ME’ money and more than likely marketed to Chinese buyers
NO DOUBT its appeal is because it is …
.urban .high rise that can be populated by cohort .close to public and private schools .close to selective school .close to shops; a must .close to train .close to hospitals .close to club
In the leadup …
2020 VISION FOR TWIN TOWERS’ about a development in GOSFORD CBD said to be ‘State Significant’ builds …
–$400M Archibald development of 2 towers including 300 apartments, hotel of 167 suites, 25 floors plus retail, bars and restaurants.
It wasoriginally in 2015 the work of Peter Zhu but new owners of the Archibald are keeping their identities secret, why?
The Central Coast Quarter development application has been lodged for a hotel/entertainment destination at the southern end of Mann St … was this what the sell-off of the Gosford Public School was all about?
Plus another developer down the road is proposing 3 buildings between 8 and 24 floors to include much the same …
AND the Lederer Group is planning a development near Kibble Park, Gosford of 5 buildings 20 to 30 storeys … OMG!
The beautiful harbourside setting of Gosford to disappear for ‘Vibrancy and the emerging population’ … from??
NSW Planning proposes no barrier to who lives in Exclusive Sydney Enclaves
COUGH … cough … choke ….
How credible is this coming from NSW INC Planning?
FOR almost a decade now we have been subjected to Developers controlling the Federal Liberal Coalition, and rewriting policies of the ‘divide’. With the 100% overseas sell-off of ‘new homes’, and enhanced foreign competition for Australian housing esp from the UHNW and HNW from China …
Together with the shelving of the second tranche of the Anti-money laundering laws for the Real Estate Gatekeepers for more than a decade … followed by an exemption for them in October 2018 by the Morrison Government
Even though the Real Estate Tour Migration is now negligible that money launderingexemption remains …
Does NSW INC believe we will swallow this ‘new benevolence’? With the spinmeistersturning and twistingto make it read like this state government cares for its poorer constituents having forced them out of public housing … made many public servants redundant … and bulldozed communities for high-rise, toll roads, tunnels and stacks … ?
IS this the ‘Developers’ SIXTH TRANCHE?
Has this piece been put together now that they have read the reports from ACOSS, and others … have the Mob yet another spin on ‘social/public housing’ and affordable housing to fast-track ‘Build-to-Rent, Co-housing, Boarding Houses’ cheap, higher density housing all across Sydney … esp. for young Australians locked out to become life-long tenants?
Looks like the next chapter in overdevelopment will be supported by the disgruntled ‘Investor Class’ having lost out to Covid-19 are seeking to make a motza with investment in Build to Rent, Co-housing and boarding houses. It appears it matters not to them that money launderers own so much of this Nation’s real estate; that a whole Cohort of Australians have been locked out of home ownership … are these Australians there for the uptake to ensure their investor lifestyle?
It matters not to them that the money launderers may have property back home in high-rise precincts … that they can come to Australia to buy homes here increasing CO2 emissions
Will this mean the mob can come in and bulldoze our low-rise suburban streets for developments housing 28 people or more where there were 4 or 5?
P.S. … NSW INC subsidises developers to sell ‘boarding houses’ after a mere 18 months as flat developments …
P.P.S. Scattered across Sydney we still have workers cottages alongside mansions from Watson’s Bay to Riverstone … it’s not new … we had it all!
… there are more people wanting this style of accommodation.’ Said that with the vested interest …
WHAT this really means is that AUSTRALIANS, as we know, have been priced out of HOME OWNERSHIP …
… by both the investment and property sectors … and money launderers …. and in order to live close enough to where they work it is proposed that AUSTRALIANS have to board, or become life-long tenants in Build-to-Rent schemes … that are not so affordable …
HOW IS THAT ON?
Residents in low rise residential areas on the Northern Beaches have formed a GROUP to fight back.
WHY not do the same in your area to stop this before it starts? To forever change where you live ….
IMPORTANT! This is what the Group writes has happened:
‘ … due to current SEPP loopholes. Northern Beaches Council overwhelmingly voted for change on 27/2/18. They want affordable housing but they want to have a plan and the infrastructure in place to support any changes. ….
We are against Council’s Planning processes being by-passed.
We ARE against State Government Laws and Policy being exploited by opportunistic developers under the guise of affordable housing as “boarding house” applications.
OUR MISSION Our goal is to prevent Developers building what they term “boarding houses” under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 (AHSEPP).
These developments are not affordable and they are not traditional “boarding houses”. They are micro-apartments rented out at $450-500 a week for a term of 3 months. ‘
They are sold in 10 years for $500k each. They are built in quiet residential streets on R2 residential low density zoned blocks (that’s your next-door). They are 29 square feet. They can be built anywhere within 400 meters of a bus-stop on the Northern Beaches.
Parking is insufficient at 1 spot to 5 apartments. They don’t have enough green space. They don’t meet community needs and destroy quiet family streets.
Again they are NOT affordable.
OUR URGENT FOCUS To work with our Community, Council and the State Government to have the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 (AHSEPP) revised.
This is to ensure Developers don’t circumvent Council designated planning and process through appeal in the Land and Environment Court. … ‘
AND … view this article: ‘No more Monster Boarding Houses in R2 low density zones’