I’m well aware that not everyone has been following the progress of this major development with the attention I have. Some members may have missed the public meetings when the proposal was first put forward in 2010, some may have forgotten the original plans approved in 2011-12, and some may have moved into the area more recently. I will give a brief overview.
There are three parts to the proposal. The first is for a residential development of 1250 units spread over six precincts. Three precincts have commenced. The second part is for a 3.8 hectare park, to be handed over to the City, for which the City has prepared and exhibited a plan, now awaiting approval. The third is for the adaptive reuse of the historic Tramsheds, which are a State Heritage Item. This proposal, including a supermarket, restaurants and cafés, a retail section, a gym and community space plus parking was approved on Monday, 7 April.
Precinct 6B: The DA for this precinct, on the corner of Minogue Cres and Wigram Rd, is now being exhibited. It is for a three to five storey building containing 85 units, mainly one and two bedroom, with the three storeys facing the corner of Minogue Cres and Wigram Rd. An artist’s impression is reproduced below. There are some slight variations from the Masterplan because of relocation of the lift shaft, but these are acceptable. However, there is a shortfall in the number of visitor car spaces, and the Society will ask for these to be increased.