Earlier this year, planning approval for the proposed Walsh Bay Arts Precinct $210 million redevelopment was found invalid in the Court of Appeals on the grounds that the state did not adequately consider the impact on nearby businesses of Walsh Bay during the construction phase. You can read more about the case here.
The decision came at a time where the Walsh Bay Precinct Association (PMA) began asking their own questions about not only the impact of the construction stage but also that of the operational phase, on residents and businesses in Walsh Bay and surrounding areas. Whilst the PMA were in favour of an improved Arts Precinct, of key concern were the potential affects of noise, traffic, and people management - all issues which the Precinct Association felt were not adequately addressed in the Stage 2 application which has now been reviewed by Create NSW and Infrastructure NSW.
Yesterday, a new State Significant Development Application for the project went on exhibition. You can find all available information relating to this exhibition below.
The application is on exhibition until November 24th 2017.
Click here for a copy of the letter that was distributed to local residents and businesses on October 23rd.
Click here for a link to the online application.
Click here for the initial application document.
Click here for the SSD2 application.
Click here for the Request for Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements. A response to the SEARs from each body can be found here under the drop down menu entitled: 'Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements'.
The Environmental Impact Statement consists of 57 documents under the subheading 'Environmental Impact Statement' here.
Some of the documents of interest within the EIS can be found below:
Click here for an overview of the Environmental Impact Statement.
Click here for the Operational Plan of Management.
Click here for the Transport Impact Assessment.
Click here for the Green Travel Plan.
Click here for the Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment.
Click here for the Construction Pedestrian and Traffic Management Assessment.