A large development is planned for next to Chatswood Public School. The development at 688-692 Pacific Highway is located between Chatswood Public School and Kenneth Slessor Park.
Council’s former GM and Town Planner now work for the proponent.
The developers are seeking twice the permissible height and a 50% increase in Floor Space Ration. However, they are offering to provide the school with 530 sq.m of office space plus parking for 25 teachers. Also, they are offering a $150,000 contribution for upgrade of the park.
There is some concern that the roles of former Council staff is not disclosed in the application.