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CUB Owners Seek Consent for Park Works

Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) site owners, Frasers Broadway, aim to complete the site's 5000 square metre public park ahead of the schedule, and have lodged an application with the Department of Planning to begin demolition and recycling works reports CLOVER'S eNEWS of Friday 26 October 2007.

The proposed demolition process includes recycling, waste management and other requirements to enable a 6 Star Green Star rating. Frasers is seeking to achieve carbon and water neutrality for this stage of the project and its contractors will be asked to demonstrate energy efficiency.

These measures respond to conditions set by Council when it previously gave owner's consent for Council land to be included in the site's concept plan. A legal Deed, which binds the new site owners, requires that Council land to be landscaped for public open space and transferred to the City by 31 December 2010. It sets out obligations for the park design, including environmental sustainability, and covers the proposed new pocket park formed from the closure of Balfour Street.

Next Monday, Council will again consider owner's consent for inclusion of the same sections of Balfour Street, Irving Lane and Kensington Street Chippendale in this current application. While the sections of land are relatively small, they are critical to the new park.

Owner's consent to include the land in the application does not affect ownership, nor does it give approval for the roads to be closed or for landscaping works on the parks to commence. These changes require separate decisions of Council that will only be made after public consultation.

Fraser's application for demolition and recycling was lodged with the Department of Planning on 16 October 2007 on the basis that Council's land owner's consent had not yet been provided. The Department of Planing proposes to put the application on exhibition in early to mid November.

If the Department approves the application, demolition should begin from February/March 2008 for approximately twelve to eighteen months.

The design competition for the site closes November 2007, with the successful company to be appointed by Frasers and begin work in January 2008.


* Officer's report to Council: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/Council/MeetingsAndCommittees/2007/Council/291007.asp

* www.frasersbroadway.com.au/broadway/