The Trust objects to 3 large developments proposed on Victoria Road to the west of the Gladesville Shopping Village (GSV) site. What we are seeing is a failure of strategic planning and the local community will bear the costs.
The proposals would increase traffic coming and going through a collection of ramps across the western boundary of the GSV site.
Where is the pedestrian-only laneway with shops and cafes that formed part of the Gladesville Master Plan?
If these developments go ahead, it will be the end of any chance of achieving reasonable and responsible redevelopment of the whole site bounded by Victoria Rd, Massey, Flagstaff and Cowell Streets. No development can be supported until a fully integrated proposal can be put in place for the whole site. Parking for the whole site needs to be integrated in a properly designed underground carpark so that cars and trucks are separated from pedestrians.
See the Trust’s objections to each of these Development Applications:
It will be challenging to merge lots of different building materials and styles without it looking like a hodgepodge effort.