The Scots College - on‑site student drop‑off/pick‑up zone (DA 389/2019)

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Council has received a development application (DA) for the construction of an on-site student drop-off/pick-up zone in the existing at-grade parking area off Ginahgulla Road in the Victoria Road West Precinct of The Scots College.

The Applicant’s Statement of Environmental Effects states that “the proposal forms the first part of a two-part plan to better deal with traffic and parking issues associated with the day to day operation of the college. The second part involves the construction of a new basement level car park containing around 80 spaces beneath what is the now McIntyre Tennis Courts on the southern part of the Victoria Road East Precinct of the College, for which a separate but concurrent DA has been lodged with Council” (DA 390/2019/1).

Woollahra Council is the consent authority for this application. The DA will be determined by staff delegation (following consideration by the Application Review Panel) if less than 10 unique letters of objection are received, or by the Woollahra Local Planning Panel if 10 or more unique letters of objection are received.

Status of application

The DA was lodged on 11 October 2019. Council undertook a review of the DA documentation and determined that additional information was required to enable an assessment of the proposal. Now that the additional information has been received, the proposal will be placed on public exhibition and then assessed by Council staff.

Public exhibition

The DA will be advertised and notified in accordance with Section A2 - Advertising and Notification, of Council’s Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 from 26 February 2020 to 11 March 2020.

If you would like to review the proposal in detail, please visit Council’s Customer Service Counter between 8am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday or online on Council’s website using the DA tracking tool.

If you wish to make a submission:

  1. You should clearly state your reasons for objection or support and we will examine those reasons against the applicant’s reasonable expectation to develop or use their land according to Council’s controls and provisions of the EP&A Act 1979.
  2. You can make a submission by mail or email (records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au) by 11 March 2020. Please provide your contact number, email address and postal address.
  3. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your submission, please contact the Assessment Officer - Ms P Frecklington on 02 9391 7168 between 8:30am and 11:00am Tuesday and Wednesday.

Description of the proposal

The proposal involves:

  • the creation of an on-site student drop-off/pick-up zone adjacent to Ginahgulla Road and the provision of off street parking spaces for staff;
  • the drop-off/pick-up zone will rely on the existing driveway off Ginahgulla Road for ingress. A new egress will be created to Ginahgulla Road;
  • there will be 9 drop-off/pick-up spaces and 8 general parking spaces (including one space for persons with disability). All spaces will be available for parking outside of drop‑off/pick‑up times;
  • the proposal will formalise the existing informal staff car parking and waste handling/management area, with a bitumen sealed surface and stormwater management; and
  • the waste management area will be screened and will contain a general waste compactor, recycling bins and a skip bin.

Assessment of application

Council staff will review any submissions received and prepare an assessment report. The report will include a summary of any submissions and a recommendation to approve (with or without special conditions), or to refuse the development application.

The assessment report will be provided to the Application Review Panel if less than 10 unique letters of objection are received, or the Woollahra Local Planning Panel if 10 or more unique letters of objection are received.

The Application Review Panel is an internal meeting of Council. The Woollahra Local Planning Panel is a public meeting.

The public Woollahra Local Planning Panel meeting provides an opportunity for the community and interested stakeholders to have their say before the Panel makes a decision.

If a public Woollahra Local Planning Panel meeting date is set, those parties who have made a submission will be notified of the meeting and provided with information on the meeting process. This will include information on how to register to address the panel.

How do I view the DA plans and documents?

The DA plans and documents can be viewed using the DA tracking tool.

What if I have other questions?

Please contact the Assessment Officer - Ms P Frecklington on 02 9391 7168 between 8:30am and 11:00am Tuesday and Wednesday.