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The Land and Environment Court have rejected a planning appeal brought by the owner of the site, formerly known as the Balmain Leagues Club Precinct. The planning appeal was brought after the Joint Regional Planning Panel refused the owners development application, which proposed a mixture of retail, commercial and residential uses for the site.

The community had raised a number of issues with the development application prior to its refusal, including the impact the development would have on the vehicle traffic within the area, which is already extremely high.

Another issue with the development involved the long-term viability of the Balmain Leagues Club, which must be promoted by any development application for the site, under the Development Control Plan for the area.

The Commissioner decided to reject the planning appeal, on the basis that there were a number of issues which would need to be addressed, before the development application would meet the planning law requirements of the area. The Commissioner found that the development would have unacceptable impact on traffic around the site. The Commissioner also raised concerns with the area to be provided for use by the Balmain Leagues Club, which would need to be addressed before consent for the development would be given.

To read the Land and Environment Court’s decision in Urbis Pty Ltd v Inner West Council and Transport NSW [2016] NSWLEC 1444 click here. (link is external)

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