[REDWatch Heritage] North Eveleigh Paint Shop Precent Update

REDWatch Spokesperson spokesperson at redwatch.org.au
Fri Aug 19 19:31:13 AEST 2022

Dear REDWatch members, supporters and agencies,

Clover Moore Letter about Paint Shop Precinct

Council prepares Alternative Plan for Paint Shop Precinct

Council Issues Identified

Help leaflet at Carriageworks Eveleigh Markets on 20th August 2022

Make a Submission
Please note – this email contains hyperlinks. This means that if you see a blue underlined word or phrase that you can click on it and go directly to a document or to get more information.
Clover Moore Letter about Paint Shop Precinct
Clover Moore is writing to people around the site regarding Council’s response. It is likely that printed copies will not get to people’s mailboxes until early next week so Clover has asked REDWatch to circulate the electronic version. You can download it from the REDWatch website as Clover Moore Letter on Redfern / North Eveleigh<http://www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/statesignificant/northeveleigh/TfNSW/paintshoprezone/220819cm/view>.
Council prepares Alternative Plan for Paint Shop Precinct
As mentioned in Clover Moore’s letter, the Council submission includes an alternative plan for the North Eveleigh Paint Shop precinct.
The City’s alternative approach in its submission requires:

  *   Maintaining the heritage significance of the site by not building over large areas of the Paint Shop
  *   A minimum target of 25% social and affordable housing. We also recommend a minimum target of 10% culturally appropriate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affordable housing
  *   Flexible commercial spaces that meet the needs of the innovation-focused, research-based and creative industries in a campus format with commercial floor space located close to the rail corridor
  *   Relocating the residential aspects of the development away from the rail line with residential buildings reduced to a maximum of 9 storeys
  *   Providing high quality public spaces by focusing on the Fan of Tracks as a central open space.
  *   Balances heritage significance, high quality public domain and residential amenity, with a significant contribution towards commercial, in a range of more suitable spaces, and residential floor space in the innovation precinct.

The City has asked TfNSW to extend the exhibition period by four weeks. It has also asked TfNSW to support its alternative approach, and to resubmit this for public exhibition.
The Council submission will not be available until a day or two before the submission deadline on Thursday 25th August 2022. There is no guarantee that TfNSW / TAHE will act on the Council suggestion to consider the Council proposal, so it remains important that residents continue to put their concerns into a submission.
Your submission might like to point out that the promised pre-exhibition consultation with REDWatch and the community did not happen and hence 30 days was too short to properly assess the proposal and to consider what the City is proposing as an alternative proposal. As a result, TfNSW / TAHE need to consider the Council proposal, the strong opposition from the community to the current proposal and comeback to the community with an exhibition on a modified proposal.
Council Issues Identified
REDWatch has also been advised that Council has identified the following issues that will be covered in its submission. These are being shared with the community so people can take these issues into consideration in their submissions if they have not already. The City’s Concerns about TfNSW’s Proposal includes:

  *   seeks to declare future development applications ‘State Significant’.
  *   significant increase in residential and overall GFA.
  *   the local infrastructure schedule is inadequate and doesn’t include any assets owned, or proposed to be owned, by the City of Sydney or outside of the precinct boundaries.
  *   doesn’t respect the heritage significance of the site and its individual components
  *   residential towers located adjacent to the railway corridor which is a source of noise and vibration that will affect the amenity of future residents.
  *   includes 18-28 storey, high grade commercial towers which will not deliver the type of large floorplate, adaptable and affordable employment space required in the innovation precinct
  *   doesn’t meet the City’s target for a minimum of 25% affordable rental housing.
  *   doesn’t include a commitment to provide for a minimum of 10% of the total residential GFA for culturally appropriate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affordable housing to prevent their displacement from the area.
  *   doesn’t establish an appropriate night-time economy on the site or leverage the location of the site immediately adjacent to the Carriageworks arts precinct.
  *   doesn’t prioritise connections to Carriageworks.
  *   doesn’t include a commitment to provide an active transport bridge over the Redfern tracks to connect North and South Eveleigh

Help leaflet at Carriageworks Eveleigh Markets on 20th August 2022
Residents concerned about the proposal to develop the Redfern North Eveleigh paint-shop sub-precinct next to Carriageworks have organised to establish a resident action group specifically in response to the proposal. They will be running a table at Carriageworks tomorrow 8am – 1pm, August 20 to provide information and encourage submissions. You can locate them via signage at the top of the stairs of the main entrance. If you'd like to get involved or have any questions, please email Save North Eveleigh & Darlington Action Group at savenortheveleigh at gmail.com<mailto:savenortheveleigh at gmail.com>.
Make a Submission
You make a submission and see the exhibition documents online at https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/paintshop.
You can find out more about the proposal, the exhibition documents and identified issues on the REDWatch website<http://www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/statesignificant/northeveleigh/TfNSW/paintshoprezone> and on our Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/RedfernEveleighDarlingtonWaterlooWatch/> page.
The following items have been added to the REDWatch website on the Paint Shop Precinct exhibition over the last week or so.

  *   Paint Shop precinct presentation to REDWatch public meeting 13 August 2022<http://www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/statesignificant/northeveleigh/TfNSW/paintshoprezone/220812redwp/view>
  *   REDWatch Guide to Submissions for Paint Shop Precinct<http://www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/statesignificant/northeveleigh/TfNSW/paintshoprezone/220812redwg/view>
  *   Transport response to Questions at REDWatch RNE briefing<http://www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/statesignificant/northeveleigh/TfNSW/paintshoprezone/220812tfnsw/view>
  *   Public Open Space needs interrogation at North Eveleigh<http://www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/statesignificant/northeveleigh/TfNSW/220809redwpos>
  *   Questions about the indicative staging strategy for North Eveleigh<http://www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/statesignificant/northeveleigh/TfNSW/paintshoprezone/220809staging/view>
  *   North Eveleigh Paint Shop Sub Precinct – some ideas to consider in responding from Bruce Lay<http://www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/statesignificant/northeveleigh/TfNSW/paintshoprezone/220811bl>
  *   Clover Moore Letter on Redfern / North Eveleigh<http://www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/statesignificant/northeveleigh/TfNSW/paintshoprezone/220819cm/view>
  *   REDWatch email to City of Sydney Councillors<http://www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/statesignificant/northeveleigh/TfNSW/paintshoprezone/220818redw>


Geoffrey Turnbull
REDWatch Co-Spokesperson
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