Ironically it's that same traffic which renders the street activation arguments bunk. It's Port Rd not a bloody shopping mall. I grew up close to the area and to me the ESWS building is undeniably part of the character of the area. If there was a "mismatch" with the Southwark it was there 100 years before I was born. I bet the state architect thinks Mt Thebarton (or whatever it's called these days) dances and makes the Southwark hotel scones for breakfast.YellowRoad wrote:Out of interest I had a look at the report to see why it has been recommended for refusal.
It appears that whilst the design, bulk and scale of the proposal are deemed acceptable on this site, it was viewed that the traffic issues raised by DPTI (There's a few so I wont paste them all, however the bulk relating to Philip St and increased congestion) had not been correctly addressed. The conclusion was that the proposal in its current form would adversely impact the city ring routes ability to operate efficiently and safely.
Im surprised they put it up to DAC in the first place despite being made aware of these traffic issues during pre-lodgement. The developers will have to do some tweaking in order to get it through.
Would have liked to see this development go ahead regardless, but with the old face incorporated would have been awesome. Ah well.