41 Wood St

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The application for a large dual occupancy comprising 10 bedroom and less than the mandated parking space has been approved under Affordable Housing provisions (there was a signal AH unit).

The following condition requested by neighbours was included: The building form and massing is to comply with WDCP Part D.l.7 – Building Envelopes and Setbacks to include the deletion of of the walk-in-robes attached to the first floor Master Bedrooms within Unit 1 and Unit 2.

Chatswood RSL move

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The RSL will soon be submitting a Concept Development Application (DA) to Willoughby City Council to redevelop the Club’s site with a new RSL Club on the lower levels and a commercial tower above.

Following the assessment of suitable properties, they have exchanged contracts with Guide Dogs Australia to purchase 2-4 Thomas Street, which is conveniently located directly opposite the Club.

This purchase will allow the Club to totally relocate and to continue to provide most of the existing amenities during the construction period to ensure the safety and convenience of all members and staff. While plans for the Club and office tower are progressed over the coming years, the Club intends to lease back the building to Guide Dogs Australia.

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Northern beaches tunnel

The Premier has been advising residents along the proposed route of the proposed new expressway that the eastern side of Flat Rock Drive Reserve will be alienated for a Dive Site for the tunnel for 4-5 years. This is before the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project has been undertaken.

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This approach by the government of ‘do first, plan later’ is consistent with the government’s intent to make it easier for large project to be approved in NSW.