Yes – the BVN designed library and community hub building, 1,200 sqm open space and 60 car parking spaces will be constructed as part of the project at no cost to Council or the community.
The amount Council will receive is commercial in confidence. Council is not at liberty to disclose this information at this point.
Some will go towards funding aspects of the project, and the remainder will go into Council's general revenue.
No. The construction of the new library and community hub, the 1,200 sqm open space and the provision of 60 car parking spaces is being constructed at no cost to Council or the community.
Council will retain ownership of land upon which the community new library and community hub, open space and car parking will be constructed. A map of showing the land to be retained by Council, and the land to be provided to the developer is attached.
Affordable housing is appropriate to the needs of a household and within their means or capacity to pay. For example, if a low-to-moderate income-earning household is paying more than 30% of their gross income on housing, it is considered to be in 'housing stress'.
Council has resolved that the affordable housing units will be managed on behalf of Council by a specialist community affordable housing provider. Council will conduct a tender process to select a suitable provider.
There is no specific use assigned to this 200 sqm space at the moment, which is at the northern end of the existing old Hospital building. Council will hold an Expression of Interest and Tender process to identify a suitable Lessee for the space.
Yes – it will be demolished to make space for one of the new residential building.
There will be two driveway entrances off Livingstone Road – one to the 60 underground car parking spaces for the new library and community hub, and a separate driveway entrance for the residential buildings.
It is expected that the Development Application for the whole redevelopment project including for the new library and community hub will be lodged mid-2016.
Yes. The lodgement of the DA is followed by a period of public exhibition, during which the community can view detailed plans and make submissions which will be considered in the assessment of the DA.
The submitted Application will be assessed by an independent specialist planner and their report will be considered by the Joint Regional Planning Panel who will make a decision if the Application should be approved or rejected.
The model of the whole development together with various sketches is on display in the existing Marrickville Library. Information regarding the former Marrickville Hospital site is also available on Council's website. Further updated information will be posted on the website on a regular basis.
Yes, Council will conduct another series of tours. Details will be posted on Council's website. There is also a video tour of the site on Council's website.
The current target is towards the end of 2018. It is planned that overall construction will start within three months of Development Consent being granted.
Preliminary works to patch and secure the existing buildings will be undertaken. Testing and some excavation work may be carried out over the next 12 months. Information will be issued to neighbours and will be posted on Council's website.