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Submission for: Redevelopment of Greenwich Hospital (Concept)


Ronnie Gedeon

LONGUEVILLE, New South Wales


I wish to submit my objection to the proposed redevelopment of the
Greenwich Hospital. The revised plans do not address the issues raised
by the local community on numerous occasions directly with the proponent
and they are the bulk, size and scale of the proposed development and the
major traffic and transport issues that will result if the proposal were to go
ahead in its current form. The increase from 78 to 150 hospital beds and the
75 units proposed on the site in two towers rising some 5-6 stories in an
area defined by 1 and 2 storey developments is a gross over-development.

No traffic impact assessment has been undertaken on the surrounding road
network. The non-signalised exit will become left-in-left-out resulting in
traffic congestion at this junction.

The report estimates a rate of 0.2 x 89 independent living units (18
movements/hour) using the RMS Guide. However, the RMS guide is based
upon sites with good public transport options within the vicinity of
the development and this site has average to poor public transport
options. This means the majority of independent living unit residents
will rely on private vehicles to get to and from the development. The
estimates substantially under-estimate the flow rate and need to be assessed
by an independent traffic assessor. The local bus service is infrequent and the
gradient of the roadway leading from and to the bus stop does not meet the
standard in the Seniors SEPP.

The surrounding residents and homes will be over-looked by the
proposed hospital and apartment buildings and will lose much of their
privacy, amenity and views as a result of the proposed development.
The apartment buildings will tower over the local skyline and be
visible in almost every direction.

The sheer scale of the proposed development is well in excess of
what the location, local roads and infrastructure can handle.