West Ward Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch is attempting to aleviate expected noise and traffic impacts on three local schools should the independent Sydney Central Planning Panel approve large scale development on the Newmarket stables site.
Randwick Council will now recommend to the panel that it oblige the applicant to work with Council and the schools to produce a construction program that will minimise impacts on the schools.
The successful motion by Councillor Veitch continues many years of opposition by the local greens to over development on the Newmarket site. But the Council can now only recommend the condition because the Liberal State Government has removed its decision making powers.
Councillor Veitch’s successful motion to last night’s Randwick’s planning committee reads:
“That the SECPP assessment report for DA/370/2017, (lots A & B in DP 330407) 29-39 Young Street, Randwick be received and noted and a submission be made to Sydney Central Planning Panel recommending the implementation of a condition that the applicant be required to set up an ongoing consultative forum with Council and the three adjacent schools to produce a construction plan and daily work schedule that will minimize traffic impediments, noise and other expected disruptions during school hours. The submission will also note Council’s opposition to the application based on its failure to meet Council’s previous support for lower densities on the site.”
The three schools likely to be impacted on are Randwick Girls High, Randwick Boys High and the Rainbow Street Public School.