Item 9.6 - Attachment 1
Attachment 1 -
Submission Document Bartlett Park
∑††† Total land area of 4.85ha which includes 2
lots owned by RTA with land area of 1,765m2.
∑††† Used as a tip for
road materials waste until late 80ís
∑††† Part of site used
for Putt Putt complex since 1969. Lease for 21 years entered into on 22 June
1984. Lease is also over land owned by the RTA (see map) which has been under
the care, control and management of Council since 1965. Council land is classified
as community land.
∑††† Lease expired and
operating on a monthly tenancy.
∑††† Current rent per
annum at $32,000 and continues to operate on 7.5% of annual income which was
the basis for the rent calculation in 1984.
∑††† A number of
resolutions passed by Council to look at viable uses for site over the past 10
years or so.
∑††† In June 1972 Lots
2 and 3 in DP 588575 were dedicated to Council pursuant to a DA to erect a
church building with associated parking on the corner of Hughes Avenue and
Victoria Road. The lots were dedicated for public reserve. However a licence
agreement was signed in 1976 giving the then Trustees of the Ermington Gospel
Trust a licence to use the Lot 2 for car parking purposes. The land has been
used for car parking from 1984 to the present by the Ermington Gospel Trust for
car parking. The licence can be revoked by the licensor, Parramatta City
Council, at any time. Lot 2 has an easement for high voltage power lines traversing
the land and as such has limited development potential.
∑††† Council Meeting of
25 July 2005 resolved that;
∑††† Staff Working
Group formed in August 2005, commissioned and reported on the Geotechnical
Report of Jeffery and Katauskas of October 2005. This report recommended
further testing once a specific use was decided.
∑††† The completed
testing revealed uncompacted fill from a depth of 0.9m to 5.8m. Bedrock was
found at depths of 2.7m to 7.0m. Contamination testing revealed nil or low
levels for commercial or industrial uses.
∑††† Approaches made to
the RTA as to whether they would sell the two parcels in their ownership. They
indicated that a sale would be contemplated at the market value if the lots
were to be used for the enhancement of community purposes. Otherwise a sale
could proceed but further negotiation would be needed on the method of sale.
∑††† Between 2004 and
currently several approaches were made to Council to consider particular forms
of development on the land such as golf driving range and other sporting
activities such as Ozgoal. All approaches have been told that the site is under
investigation and until the Council has determined a course of action that no
uses would be considered.
∑††† Sydney Projects
appointed in 2006 to conduct a review and to furnish a Report on the Future Use
Options of Bartlett Park. The report considered a number of differing options
ranging from residential medium density to retail to industrial or bulky goods
development. No definitive recommendations were made by the report but
concluded with what it considered to be the next steps;
∑††† Council Working
Party complete a Report in September 2007 having considered the Sydney Projects
Report and their conclusions and further action recommendations are contained
in this presentation.
Geotechnical investigation completed by Jeffery and Katauskas with a 30,000m2
development and basement parking considered in their report.†
∑††† Draft LEP for the
Parramatta LGA is currently under review.