Residents have an extra month to have their say on plans for the redevelopment of the Ashmore precinct in Erskineville.
The Ashmore precinct in Erskineville is a 17 hectare site which is changing from a light industrial zone to a thriving residential area. Its urban renewal will provide vital new homes, public open space and local services to the inner city.
Last year the Department of Planning directed the City increase the height and density for new buildings on the Goodman site in the Ashmore precinct.
Outraged by the Department's direction and after consulting with an equally angry community, the City undertook technical studies which recommended that the State Government's proposed height limits for the Goodman site should be scaled back from 19 storeys to a maximum of nine storeys.
The plans on exhibition are for the City's preferred height and density limits which remove the State Government's increases.
The DCP will deliver new local streets, a small supermarket, a mix of new housing, bicycle lanes and 15,000 square metres of open space, including a central park of 7,400 square metres - the equivalent of the Harry Noble Reserve.
The City has extended the exhibition of the draft amendment to the Ashmore Development Control Plan (DCP) until 29 February following community requests. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about the redevelopment.
Submissions should be marker 'Ashmore Precent: Draft DCP Amendment and send to the Chief Executive Officer, Attn: Abby Boutler, City of Sydney, GPO Box 1591, Sydney, NSW, 2001 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org