What good is a blog if you can't use it to reach out to people in your local community when action needs to be taken. I need to share this to as many people as possible - The "Rozelle Village" building plan is outrageous and a crime to build in our beautiful local area.
Lilyfield is situated right next to Rozelle. The Rozelle shops are our local shops and are about 700m from our house so while I technically live in another suburb, this is happening basically on our doorstep.
Here is some photos of what Rozelle currently looks like - a vibrant gorgeous shopping street with lots of beautiful old buildings, almost no chain (mass owned) shops and a local school that hosts a great flea market every Saturday and Sunday.
Beautiful cafes, restaurants and shops that are unique and privately owned and not chain stores.
On the old "Balmain Tigers" site a developer plans to build the following:
- Three ENORMOUS towers: one of 32 storeys, and joined twin towers of 26 storeys
- a car park with 834 spaces with 8 basement levels.
- 13,971m2 of retail outlets. All of the existing retail in Rozelle added together is only 11,500m2; local businesses will lose trade & some will likely go out of business.
Here is the plan - look at the scale of the development compared to all the existing buildings! This development is not wanted by locals, it will massively exacerbate the existing congestion problems on the corner of Victoria Road and Darling St, We currently have good retail with in 1 kilometre with Birkenhead Point, Balmain and Rozelle villages as well as Leichhardt Market Town and Norton St Plaza. I think most locals wouldn't argue with a much smaller development that is in line with existing infrastructure and scale. Anyway you decide and have your say.
Please act on this now - there are 4 days left for submissions of protest.
Link here for more information
Link here for how to write your submission and send it
Join your community to express your opposition to this unacceptable development. Saturday 16th June, 12:30pm, National Street corner of Darling Street, Rozelle (opposite Rozelle markets). All welcome.