ZOOM meetings

ZOOM

Due to COVID-19 we have decided to hold our member meetings via ZOOM until further notice.

Our scheduled ZOOM member meetings are:

  • Thursday 24th September
  • Thursday 15th October 2020
  • Thursday 19th November 2020
  • Thursday 10th December 2020

Note: These are MEMBER ONLY meetings. If you wish to participate, please become a member as outlined below.

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To become or renew as a member of CWWPA before March 30, direct deposit $10* with your name in the reference field to BSB: 032090 Acct: 548083 & complete our Membership Application.  *Non-refundable subject to meeting membership criteria.

Bowen and Moriarty

Planning Proposal amendment 1A-29 Bowen St & 6-18 Moriarty Rd, Chatswood

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This proposal is now open for comment on Have Your Say Willoughby. It involves:

  • rezone the site from R2 Low Density Residential to R4 High Density Residential;
  • rezone the adjoining roadway in Bowen Street from R2 Low Density Residential to R3 Medium Residential;
  • increase the maximum floor space ratio control from 0.4:1 to 2.5:1;
  • increase the maximum height of building from 8.5 metres to 27 metres;
  • amend the minimum subdivision lot size from 550m2 to 6,000m2 by removing the site from the lot size map and inserting an additional clause under Clause 6.10;

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To become or renew as a member of CWWPA before March 30, direct deposit $10* with your name in the reference field to BSB: 032090 Acct: 548083 & complete our Membership Application.  *Non-refundable subject to meeting membership criteria.

Shared pathway bridge Mowbray Road

Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of Shared Bicycle and Ped… | FlickrIn July 2020 CWWPA wrote to Sydney Metro as follows seeking information about the proposed pathway which was a condition of consent. In July 2020 Sydney Metro replied as follows: “Sydney Metro is currently reviewing the need and opportunities for a pedestrian and cycle connection across the rail corridor to replace the Nelson Street Bridge, We will be able to provide more information on proposed options for the area when this review is completed.

Motion: CWWPA write to the WCC Traffic and Transport Team to emphasize the importance of a pedestrian and cycle connection across the rail corridor to replace the Nelson Street Bridge and confirm WCC is part of the Sydney Metro review process to determine appropriate options?

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To become or renew as a member of CWWPA before March 30, direct deposit $10* with your name in the reference field to BSB: 032090 Acct: 548083 & complete our Membership Application.  *Non-refundable subject to meeting membership criteria.

Safety Albert and Archer

Pedestrian Safety at Southeast and Southwest corner of Albert Ave and Archer St

Vehicles traveling east along Albert Ave, enter the right-hand turn lane on Albert Avenue, the vehicle will then turn right into Archer Street heading south. The cycle of the traffic lights allows a right hand turn as soon as the lights go green ie, there is no separate right turn traffic light When the light turns green, vehicles turning into Archer Street (heading south) often do not see the pedestrians who are crossing Archer St from the Southeast to Southwest corner of Albert Ave at the same time. There have been some close calls.

Motion: CWWPA writes to the WCC Traffic and Transport Team, requesting WCC ask Transport for NSW, as the operator of the traffic signals, to review the situation and consider installing pedestrian safety measures (10 second start for pedestrians before vehicles get a green light) within the traffic light cycle (like at many other intersections) or a red right hand turn light that is activated when a pedestrian activates the crossing function for an appropriate time to allow pedestrians a head start before vehicles turn right.

Electric vehicles recharging

The weekend read: EV charging meets Blockchain – pv magazine International

In the light of the need for a national goal to achieve net zero emissions, there is a role for all Local Governments to assist to that end. One element of the Council role must be to adapt our urban infrastructure to reduce carbon dependence through energy and vehicle substitution to the extent possible. I hereby move that CWWPA write to Council: 

  • Suggesting that Council produce a simple chart of the metrics of annual renewable energy usage planned vs actual out to 2030. 
  • Asking what proportion of the Council’s vehicle fleet has been converted to EV? Where are the recharge points located? What is the rollout plan for recharge points from 2020 to 2030.
  • Asking what is Council doing to convince owners and Owners’ Corporations that it is in their interests to retrofit all apartments for EV charging?
  • Asking what is the Council doing to ensure all future dwellings (conventional and high-rise) are configured for EV recharging
  • Will Council amend the DCP by end 2020 to achieve the required 2050 outcomes.

Chatswood Golf Club

We have received the following notice of motion. it will be considered at our meeting on the 24th September.

DA 2020/117 – Chatswood Golf Club Seniors Development

The Chatswood Golf Course site is strategically located between three native bushland reserves – Coolaroo, Ferndale and Lane Cove National Park. Willoughby Council has identified the importance of uninterrupted wildlife corridors linking these canopies. There is community concern regarding the proposed excessive loss of 255 x trees as documented in DA 2020/117 (Chatswood Golf Club Seniors Development). We are also concerned the Site Compatibility Certificate (SCC) was issued upon an Arboricultural Assessment Report that clearly proposed the loss of just 28 x trees, not 255 x trees as proposed in the Development Application (DA).

Tree Loss Discrepancy (SCC vs DA)

A subsequent issue is that 100 of the 255 x trees that are proposed to be removed in the DA actually fall outside of the approved SCC footprint (refer attachment). Given the dramatic change in scope relating to tree loss the current Development Application (DA) should be refused, and a new Site Compatibilty Certificate (SCC) application should be initiated.

Motion: On behalf of local residents in the vicinity of Chatswood Golf Club, the Chatswood West Ward Progress Association requests Willoughby City Council to :

  1. Investigate the proposed excessive tree loss and identify ways that will significantly reduce the number of trees proposed to be removed.
  2. Investigate any regulatory issue with the proposed asset protection zone falling outside of the SCC footprint on RE2 Private Recreation) land and the E4 Environmental Living zoned block.
  3. Investigate why the Integrated Development should not be assessed holistically as a single “Master Plan” integrating all facets of the development together (Serviced Self-Care Housing + Club House + Course Upgrade) and assessed as a single DA.
  4. If two separate DA’s are to be assessed identify the potential environmental impact associated with the 60,000 cubic metres of landfill proposed to be stockpiled on the golf course fairways. Recommend appropriate mitigation strategies to prevent a potential environmental catastrophe from runoff of sediment into the Lane Cove River catchment area (refer attachment).
  5. Recommend that the DA in its current form be refused, and that a revised SCC be submitted to the Sydney North Planning Panel (SNPP) for assessment