Planning application at 431-433 Bourke Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
June 2, 2017, 2:17 a.m.
As owners of 18 Jesmond Street, Surry Hills (Jason Wedesweiler & Anthony McGovern) we formally object to the development application proposing 14 private roof top terraces on the Henry building at St Margaret’s, 431-433 Bourke Street, Surry Hills. We are in direct line of sight to Henry building (south end) from our courtyard level but most notably from Level 2 and 3 from our bedrooms.
Our primary concern is the increase in noise that will be generated from the large proposed roof top terraces on the Henry Building - 14 terraces @ 40sqm each so a total floor space exceeding 500sqm. Current balconies from both the Alba and Ivy buildings create a lot of noise that bounces down to our home already, and this proposed development will undoubtedly amplify noise in our largely quiet terrace house enclave of the conservation area of Surry Hills
We strongly believe creating amenity for 14 private roof terraces for only 14 residences would be to the detriment of the area due to noise impacts to at least 36 residences bounded by Jesmond Street, Crown Street and Clifton Reserve, plus upwards of 29 residences to the northern end of the Henry Building bounded by Denham Street, Bloomfield Lane and Little Bourke Streets, as well as substantial residents in the Ivy, Jasper and Alba buildings
We do not believe creating amenity for 14 private roof top terraces that are approx. 40sqm each holding anywhere between 20 - 50 people each will benefit the many residents that live within the adjacent area, due mainly to acoustic environmental impacts.
We hope that you will support our objection to ensure such a large proposed development will not impact the local area.
From Jason Wedesweiler to local councillor Christine Forster