Tweed Tiger wrote: ↑
Wed 13 Jun, 2018 5:59 pm
Pity we cant see the plans online.
Had some good nights at the old club especially in 05
Hopefully the locals can get behind it so it doesn't become a dive site.
Alot of detail is available on the council website - http://www.eservices.lmc.nsw.gov.au/App ... ?id=565934
A small snippet from the Social Impact Assessment (http://www.eservices.lmc.nsw.gov.au/App ... pdf&rend=0
The site is located within the Rozelle Commercial Neighbourhood as identified within Leichhardt DCP
2000 and is zoned Business under Leichhardt LEP 2000. The site is subject to site specific
development controls under Leichhardt DCP 2000.
The site currently comprises approximately 6,000sq.m of floor space associated with the Balmain
Leagues Club, commercial and retail premises however these uses have not been provided on the
site for number of years. This has resulted in a large area of underutilised and derelict land.
The proposal seeks development consent for a mixed use development comprising a 3,010 m2 club
space for the Balmain Leagues Club, 5,093m2 of retail floor space consisting of a Supermarket and
speciality retailers, 1251, m2 of commercial floor space and 173 new residential dwellings.
The proposal also includes communal and public open space as well as adaptive reuse of older
elements of the site, including the retention of the original facades of properties in Darling Street (this
facade will be structurally supported and refurbished) and the property at 697 Darling Street.
The commercial floor space will provide areas for collaborative shared workspaces, creative spaces,
freelancers, start-ups and small businesses.
The proposal will also introduce flexible live/work spaces would support smaller creative uses,
businesses, start-ups and local businesses.
Potential Impacts (Positive)
• The proposal is generally compliant with the development controls for the site and will
achieve Council’s vision for the site.
• The location of the Club allows for the Balmain Tigers to be the anchor to the town square
and retail precinct. The historic and social relevance of a community club becomes clear
• Reintroduction of the Balmain Leagues Club to the locality provides positive impacts with
regards to club membership and sense of place and identity.
• The proposed development may act as a catalyst for future community development.
• The proposed development secures the long term viability of the site and prevents
underutilised or disused space.
• The proposed laneways will provide improved access for the locality and will be activated by
retail and food and beverage uses which are at grade.
Potential Impacts (Negative)
No negative impacts identified.
• The Balmain Leagues Club will provide a greater focus on the wider community and families
with a greater focus on the food and beverage offering and minimal gaming areas.
• An increase in community facilities will complement the moderately strong population growth
projected for the Inner West LGA.
• The proposal will enable an ongoing positive urban design outcome for the site. This is in
comparison to the site’s alternate use as a RMS Dive site supporting the future Western
Harbour Crossing Tunnel and Beaches Link project, which will fail to provide important local
housing, commercial and retail uses to the Rozelle area.
Significance of Impact
The proposal is very likely to have a long term positive impact on the character of the local area,
revitalise the sense of community identity and may act as a catalyst for future community