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Cobbitty DA: more housing lots on the way for Camden

Camden Council will tonight vote on a development application for a new subdivision for almost 50 new housing lots at Cobbitty.

The unprecedented pace of releasing land for housing is set to continue when Camden Council meets tonight.

Councillors will consider giving the green light to a subdivision development application in Cobbitty which will result in almost 50 new housing lots.

“The DA is referred to Council for determination as there are four unresolved submissions, two submissions containing 44 signatures and two submissions from individual lots objecting to the proposed development,’’ says a report to council.

Work to create 47 residential lots and two residue lots, construction of roads, drainage, associated site works and landscaping at 645 Cobbitty Road is estimated to cost $3.75 million.

The subject site was rezoned in 2007 as part of the Oran Park precinct and is part of the sub-precinct F, which is to provide a minimum of 200 dwellings, according to the report.

The site has an area of almost 32,000 square metres and is located on the northern side of Cobbitty Road.

Cobbitty Park Christian Retirement Village is located east of the site, Harrington Park to the south and Macarthur Anglican School to the west and north.

Some of the concerns raised in public submissions included the possibility that the ‘small lot’ subdivision and future two storey dwellings along the eastern boundary would have an adverse effect  on the residential amenity of the retirement village because of overshadowing, noise, privacy and additional traffic.

Concerns were also raised that the proposal will impact adjoining property values.


♦ Councillors will also vote tonight whether to allow the use of the Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park for a rodeo and motocross event known as “Bikes and Bulls’’ for a trial period.

The event, if approved tonight, would be held on January 20.

The applicants requested a five year period but the recommendation for councillors tonight is to support a one year trial next January.


♦ Also on the business paper for tonight are the appointment of independent directors for the Camden Region Economic Taskforce and the council General Manager’s performance review and contract renewal.

However council will go into a closed meeting for these two items, with the media and public excluded.




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