Update on 315-321 Illawarra Rd
Save Marrickville has made a submission to Council regarding the amended Development Application 201900421 for 315-321 Illawarra Road Marrickville – you can read it here.
Save Marrickville does not oppose reasonable shop-top developments provided these:
- – are architecturally sensitive to the character of surrounding buildings,
- – do not exceed LEP height limits, and
- – have adequate set backs.
Unfortunately, the amended DA does not meet these basic standards. This DA, if approved, would greatly undermine the Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement objective to plan for “high quality housing growth . . . with respect for place, character and heritage significance.”
The proposed 6 storey modern-style building would seriously damage the character of this heritage precinct in Marrickville Town Centre, as it is not sympathetic to the mainly Edwardian/Federation shopfronts. See below graphics from the developer’s application, showing the proposed building and adjacent shops.
This proposed development would also compromise Council’s South Area Urban Design Study, which is being prepared to help plan the future built form and character of this area.
Save Marrickville will advocate on behalf the local community’s interests, for future development to respect Marrickville’s character and heritage.