7 levels (6 above ground), 51 apartments, 5 offices, health and fitness thingy, restaurant.
This was denied approval by Charles Sturt Council a few months ago, on a vote of 3-1 by the DAP.
The developers appealed to the ERD court. The 23 August judgement is as follows:
The site has been fenced off recently, and now advertising hoardings are up. The developer has 18 months to start construction, or the approval will lapse.Summary and Conclusion
No objection was raised to the proposed development by the Council on the basis of land use. The issues concerning traffic and carparking were overcome by slight changes in the plans. Given the substantial distance between the dwellings to the north-east, across the lake, and the land, the impact of the proposed development in terms of overlooking and noise will not, in our assessment, diminish the residential amenity. Having regard to the design, materials, and articulation, the proposed building is sufficiently sympathetic to the buildings around it and to the character of the locality. The residential component of the development is high density, but, balancing that against its other attributes, and having regard to the Desired Future Character Statement as a whole, it is not fatal to the proposal.
Orders will be made in the following terms:-
1. The decision of the City of Charles Sturt to refuse to grant provisional development plan consent to Development Application No. 252/1529/04 is reversed.
2. Provisional development plan consent is granted for the erection of a seven level building (including basement car parking level) accommodating 51 residential apartments, five offices, a health and fitness centre and a restaurant, together with car parking and landscaping at 155 Brebner Drive, West Lakes (Development Application No. 252/1529/04) subject to the following conditions:
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3. The provisional development plan consent hereby granted will lapse 18 months from the date of this order unless the development hereby approved has been lawfully commenced by substantial work on the site of the development within that 18 months. This order is intended to be an extension of the 12 month period provided for in Reg 48(1)(b) of the Development Regulations.
Edit - Now 7 levels above ground