TIGERS Rozelle Development

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Re: News re the club at Rozelle

Post by The_Doc » Sat 16 May, 2015 7:54 pm

Abraham wrote:
The_Doc wrote:Wonder if this now finally goes ahead whether Uncle Harry might be involved now, be right up his alley no doubt. They throw those meriton apartments up in no time.
Well Harry better get a move on, because if nothing happens this year the Balmian Tigers are gonskies.

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I might be wrong but I thought I read somewhere that even if they didn't become financial that if they did down the track they could resume their shareholdings?
Nevertheless if it does get the green light prior to the due date to become financial officially surely they could get some sort of loan against the future incomes.


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Post by Tony the Tiger » Sun 28 Jun, 2015 9:06 pm

I hope this is true, the former State Labor Government and Council have a lot to answer for in relation to this. It has put Balmain Rugby League Club and Weststigers into a diabolical mess. I have spent many happy moments at that club and one of my favourite pics is if dad pretending to hold the NRL trophy whilst it was in the cabinet. He died last fathers day. He was the reason I supported Balmain and Weststigers. He was a teacher at Balmain primary school at one stage and took me to many afternoons at Leichhardt oval. I kept that up with my kids, no matter where we have lived. Win lose or draw we would finish at the club for dinner and to watch the presentations and hopefully meet the players. It was always great!

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 16 Aug, 2015 4:37 pm

simonthetiger wrote:Yeah im sure he is going to say it if it isnt on......
Great call Simon !

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 16 Aug, 2015 5:19 pm

No context in this bump

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 16 Aug, 2015 5:48 pm

Lol I have 20 notifications from Simon negging me on 20 posts. I think someone is a tad upset


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Post by Abraham » Sun 16 Aug, 2015 5:50 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
simonthetiger wrote:Yeah im sure he is going to say it if it isnt on......
Great call Simon !
Only three months late.

Well done.

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Post by Blackpearl » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 9:55 am

GNR4LIFE wrote:Is there an election soon? Byrne seems to be doing a tonne of pandering lately. First the LO stuff, now this. He seems like a very spiteful individual with the way he conducts himself, especially the way he attacked the WT's board for not committing to LO for another 5 yrs after they made the decision to stay on till the end of the yr. Fair enough if he wanted to comment on it and express his disappointment, but instead of being professional and saying he'd continue to work with the board to reach an agreement, he reacted like a spoiled, snotty nosed brat bagging them for not committing. All he appears to care about is his own image.
Local Government elections are 2nd September 2016 for councils in nsw. The election of the mayor is a separate choice on ballot the same day.
As in most cases the current mayors of councils will promise plenty and talk the talk between now and Sept 2016
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Post by Blackpearl » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 9:56 am

Should be 2nd Saturday in Sept 2016
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Post by Sabre » Sat 22 Aug, 2015 4:59 pm

Nothing will ever change, the Greens will hold power in that area for a long time.
Have you seen the kinds of people that live in the Balmain/Rozelle/Leichhardt area these days? They care more about fashion, moustache trimming and paleo diets than about rugby league.

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Sat 22 Aug, 2015 5:05 pm

The Council amalgamations do hold some hope.

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Post by Balmain Boy » Tue 06 Oct, 2015 5:50 pm

Today I received an email of a scanned letter from Leichhardt Council (obviously sent out to local residents) from my strata regarding the Leagues Club development. It was an 8 page pdf so i won't upload all that but basically it was sending out all the details for residents to send in their feedback and any issues they have with the development.

There will be a public meeting on 4th of November at Balmain Town Hall to discuss the proposal.

There's a page on their site apparently which has all the info too, but it's not organised and every detail is included. Perhaps some here may have more time than me to trawl through it all.

http://www.eservices.lmc.nsw.gov.au/App ... ?id=488283

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Post by hammertime » Tue 06 Oct, 2015 8:34 pm

Balmain Boy wrote:Today I received an email of a scanned letter from Leichhardt Council (obviously sent out to local residents) from my strata regarding the Leagues Club development. It was an 8 page pdf so i won't upload all that but basically it was sending out all the details for residents to send in their feedback and any issues they have with the development.

There will be a public meeting on 4th of November at Balmain Town Hall to discuss the proposal.

There's a page on their site apparently which has all the info too, but it's not organised and every detail is included. Perhaps some here may have more time than me to trawl through it all.

http://www.eservices.lmc.nsw.gov.au/App ... ?id=488283
I got it too and I live well away on Lilyfield rd. They must have had a wide distribution for it.

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Post by shiretiger » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 8:40 am

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/balmain-leagu ... k39v5.html
The long-running saga of the old Balmain Leagues Club site is heading to a courtroom, as the battle over its development reignites.

Leichhardt Council and the site's owner, Rozelle Village, are once again at loggerheads over the scale of development plans for the abandoned plot of land in Victoria Road.

Under its latest proposal, Rozelle Village wants to build apartments and shops across two towers that are 12 and eight storeys high.

Leichhardt mayor Darcy Byrne says Rozelle Village's plan would cause traffic havoc, and the site should be rezoned for a smaller-scale development.

Leichhardt mayor Darcy Byrne says Rozelle Village's plan would cause traffic havoc, and the site should be rezoned for a smaller-scale development.

The company has significantly reduced its ambitions after its bid to construct 24 and 20-storey towers failed last year due to "unresolvable" traffic and transport issues.
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Leichhardt Council, on the other hand, is trying to rezone the site so that towers of only six and eight storeys can be built.

Both parties refuse to budge and are now set to take action to try to get their way.

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Post by hammertime » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 9:00 am

shiretiger wrote:http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/balmain-leagu ... k39v5.html
The long-running saga of the old Balmain Leagues Club site is heading to a courtroom, as the battle over its development reignites.

Leichhardt Council and the site's owner, Rozelle Village, are once again at loggerheads over the scale of development plans for the abandoned plot of land in Victoria Road.

Under its latest proposal, Rozelle Village wants to build apartments and shops across two towers that are 12 and eight storeys high.

Leichhardt mayor Darcy Byrne says Rozelle Village's plan would cause traffic havoc, and the site should be rezoned for a smaller-scale development.

Leichhardt mayor Darcy Byrne says Rozelle Village's plan would cause traffic havoc, and the site should be rezoned for a smaller-scale development.

The company has significantly reduced its ambitions after its bid to construct 24 and 20-storey towers failed last year due to "unresolvable" traffic and transport issues.
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Leichhardt Council, on the other hand, is trying to rezone the site so that towers of only six and eight storeys can be built.

Both parties refuse to budge and are now set to take action to try to get their way.
*sigh*

I don't blame the developer here. Even though he seems to be at fault via some ridiculous proposals, they've been stuffed around by both tiers of government for too long by constantly shifting the goal-posts. Darcy's imaginary proposal to 'help' has been shown up for what it is - Another waste of rates payers dollars.

All they are going to do by bleeding the developer dry is end up with a far less quality build on the site as they try to re-coup funds.

The Tigers should also be shot for leaving the site abandoned. If they had just put in some proper fencing and posted a security guard, they could have moved back in. They were dealing with a state Labor government that had already back-flipped on a wide number of things!

The Balmain Tigers should just plead with State Govt to give them some property at White Bay in compensation and forget Victoria Rd.

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Post by Balmain Boy » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 9:48 am

Not sure if they've updated the article since initially posted, but the full actual article is now up on the site, with a couple of quotes frmo Wright.
The long-running saga of the old Balmain Leagues Club site is heading to a courtroom, as the battle over its development reignites.
Leichhardt Council and the site's owner, Rozelle Village, are once again at loggerheads over the scale of development plans for the abandoned plot of land in Victoria Road.
Under its latest proposal, Rozelle Village wants to build apartments and shops across two towers that are 12 and eight storeys high.
Leichhardt mayor Darcy Byrne says Rozelle Village's plan would cause traffic havoc, and the site should be rezoned for a smaller-scale development.
The company has significantly reduced its ambitions after its bid to construct 24 and 20-storey towers failed last year due to "unresolvable" traffic and transport issues.
Leichhardt Council, on the other hand, is trying to rezone the site so that towers of only six and eight storeys can be built.
Both parties refuse to budge and are now set to take action to try to get their way.
Rozelle Village director Ian Wright said the company was taking its case to the NSW Land and Environment Court this week, saying the council had taken too long to deal with the development application.
"We've really got to get on with it," Mr Wright said.
"It is a fully compliant development so I really can't see any grounds for the court to object. The council may not like it, but there needs to be something more for them to object."
Leichhardt Council is also set to launch its own appeal to the Department of Planning and Environment, in a bid to have the site rezoned so only a smaller development can be built.
Mayor Darcy Byrne said the site would still be commercially viable at the reduced height but would not cause traffic havoc in Victoria Road.
The redevelopment of the site has been in the pipeline for more than a decade, with four previous proposals for development rejected by the the Joint Regional Planning Panel and the NSW State Planning Assessment Commission.
There is at least one thing the familiar foes agree on: both say they want to see the Wests Tigers return to their spiritual home.
But the clock is ticking.
The Tigers' agreement with Rozelle Village for lease of the site is reliant on a development application being approved by the end of November.
Mr Wright would not say if he would consider extending this timeframe, but was adamant he would not be shouldering the blame for it if the Tigers could not return to Balmain.
"The onus is on the council. We can't approve our own development.
"Everything has to come to an end at some point."
Still no quotes from Darcy, seems odd. I was fairly sure he'd previously been in favour of the approved sizes of 8 and 12 storeys but not the mostrous sizes attempted previously. There was an attempt to rezone the area by the Greens, not sure if Labour agreed with this though. The journo could taking 'the council' as Darcy and not realise Labour is now back in charge.

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Post by jirskyr » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 11:05 am

I find it so obtuse that LC want to block big development on Victoria Rd due to traffic issues, but other councils don't appear to have the same concern with the huge developments going up at Lewisham/Summer Hill, Green Square and Mascot.

Tell me that Victoria Rd cannot handle high-density housing any more than Old Canterbury Rd Lewisham, Railway Tce Lewisham, Botany Rd Green Square, Bourke St Redfern, Canal St Mascot, Gardeners Rd Mascot.

Let's just block all high-density developments in inner-city Sydney, keep them as villages; we already have plenty of space for the 5 million people we have, let's move everyone out south and north West. :Rolleyes:

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Post by Yossarian » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 10:09 pm

A 6-8 tower block limit for a major road close to the CBD is ridiculous. They're not being realistic

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Post by smithy » Fri 09 Oct, 2015 5:51 am

I went the other day day to look at buying a unit across the road from Birkenhead point on Victoria road less than a kilometre away.it has two levels of small shops and 7 levels of apartments.it hasn't been built yet but will be completed in 2017.how did that get approved yet Balmain leagues cant...the reason is one is leichhardt council and the other is Drummoyne.

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