Residents meet to defend employment space

A great turnout last week for my public meeting at the site of the proposed six-storey residential tower on Balmain Road, Lilyfield.

Like local residents and businesses, I'm appalled by the scale of the overdevelopment and its implications for the community.


Since a planning proposal was submitted by the owner, we have already achieved a small reduction to the scale of the building. The original proposal was for a nine-storey building with 170 units. The developer has now withdrawn this and submitted a new proposal for a six-storey building with 142 units. However, it’s clearly still a gross overdevelopment.

This development, if built, would:

-         Impose an enormous out of scale overdevelopment on the area;

-         Lead to excessive traffic;

-         Cause the eviction of staff on the site and over 50 artists in one+2 art studio;

-         Undermine the employment opportunities generated by the current site;

-         Set an undesirable precedent for development in the area.

I've written to the Greater Sydney Commission and the Minister for Planning to seek an urgent meeting. I'll be working closely with residents on the next step in our campaign.

If you are affected by this development and would like to stay in touch, don't hesitate to contact my office

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  • Giuseppina Bartolo
    commented 2017-11-06 11:34:07 +1100
    I work and in this area and the loss of this site will not only have a detrimental effect on my livelihood- it will also impact on my 50 colleagues and the people who work in the other businesses around us. I love living in Rozelle because it has a diverse community, with many different activities, businesses and cultural amenities. I don’t want it turned into a suburb that only has residences and no other opportunities for work, culture, and lifestyle
  • Fay Jenkins
    commented 2017-11-04 13:56:32 +1100
    Over development must be stopped ASAP before the area is clogged by even more cars.
    Thanks to Jamie for fighting for a more common sense approach to crazy high rise.
  • Sally Lloyd
    commented 2017-11-04 07:12:20 +1100
    I live in Cecily Street please keep me updated on this development
  • Karen Armitage
    commented 2017-11-03 20:51:27 +1100
    The proposed development on the site of the original Tiger’s club was overturned, let’s work together to ditch this monstrosity as well
  • Wayne Johnson
    commented 2017-11-03 17:45:26 +1100
    Jamie please do keep me informed thanks

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