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Since 2005 Randwick Council has approved MORE THAN 6,000 NEW DWELLINGS.
Hundreds of these EXCEED zoned limits.

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September 2017 UPDATE

Why is it that residents continue to see Development Application after DA recommended for approval EVEN THOUGH they are above the zoned limits?  Is it the weasel words such as pointing out that there are other existing cases where approval was given to exceed the limits?  Past mistakes should not be repeated should they?  If a DA was approved in the 1970s shortly before an Administrator was appointed due to widespread community concerns about 'curious' decisions made in favour of some developments - does that mean "Let's go for it then"?

Did you know that the ICAC conducted a fill covert investigation into RCC in the early 1990s?  Listening devices were planted throughout the RCC offices and transcripts of hundreds of 'relevant' conversations were placed up on their web site for some years?  They made very interesting reading.

If you would like to read a copy of the ICAC report into RCC - then please use the "contact us" above and we'll send it out.  It is timely to read it given recent news covered by the Southern Courier - very timely indeed.


17 May 2012 UPDATE - COUNCIL STAFF ARE NOT LISTENING

Virtually nothing in the staff report on the draft Local Environment Plan (LEP) reflects the input from the community from the consultation process, that's usual for government consultation. BUT an overwhelming response from the community against OVERDEVELOPMENT, that can't be hidden from consultation process.

Many of the responses focus on specific sites, which we have summarised in an update to the Local Environmental Plan - see tab on left. Ultimately, it's our elected representatives that will make the decision on the final LEP which is submitted to the State Government.

We need one final push to these Councillors to let them know we are against overdevelopment, specifically increased building heights in residential areas and not to proceed with commercial centre changes proposed.

Please email expressing your concern with overdevelopment to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a request that he forwards this to each Councillor.  Even better, you can email Councillor direct, and here is the link for these addresses:

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MAY 2012 UPDATE

Well, the community feedback for the draft Local Environment Plan is now available and a summary will be presented to Council on Tuesday 22 May.  We will post a further update when we see the response of Council staff to the communities submissions.

Overwhelming, we are against OVERDEVELOPMENT. That's no surprise and THANKS everyone who has taken time to let Council know of your concerns.  We need a final push in the few days before 22 May to 'remind' Councillors of our concerns on OVERDEVELOPMENT, which if the Local Environment Plan proceeds in the current form is sure to come.

What do we hope will be changed?

1. No new commercial centres (9 were proposed) and no amendments to the existing, including Maroubra Beach, Kensington, Matraville and Carr Streeet Coogee.
2. Keep the height protection for residential areas. Existing "wall heights" in place should be adopted as the building heights in the new LEP.
3. Withdrawal of all the one-off rezoning proposals for residential areas that were sneeked through the origina discussion paper and the draft Local Environment Plan, all without properly notifying the nearby neighbours of course.

Verified Approved New Dwellings Randwick City Council (2005 to date)

 

 

6,000+

Randwick City Council looks to have by-passed the target of 8,400 new dwellings (set by the previous state government) for the Randwick City Council area by 2031, in less than 1/3rd the time!! By early 2013 by our count they were well over 6,000.  Thousands more have been approved since then.

As this only includes dwellings we have been able to verify, Randwick Council said it would publish a list when it released the "residential area' discussion paper (5 of 6) so the actual number may be a lot higher.

Instead RCC provided a number for ONLY THOSE that had been completed by then.  Sleight of hand?  Even more alarming - RCC categorically DENIES they keep track of how many new dwellings they approve. Fine way to run a business?

Please see our list of the development applications approved since 2005 to 2012 at the 'Residential Area Changes http://www.saverandwick.com/index.php/discussion-papers-may-inform-the-new-lep/residential-area-changes-5-of-6

This is only what we have identified, arranged by street order. Email us of any others you are aware of and we will investigate and update the list.

Read more: Verified Approved New Dwellings Randwick City Council (2005 to date)