The Balmain Leagues club is deemed a major community issue because of the large scale development that has been proposed for this site which is situated on Victoria Road opposite Rozelle Primary School.
Leichhardt Council has submitted its submission on the amended proposal in December 2012. The proposal is currently being reviewed by the Department of Planning.
All submissions to the proposal can be found on the Department of Planning Major Developments website
In 2010, the owner of the Balmain Leagues Club site, proposed a development for the site which included a structure of 5 and 11 storeys. The Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) refused the application because of size, design and traffic impacts.
The current owner and developer of the site, Rozelle Village Pty Ltd, then submitted a new proposal for a much larger development – two structures at 26 storeys and one at 32 storeys – which was not supported by the Department of Planning. and likely determined by the State-appointed Planning Assessment Commission (PAC). The new proposal had doubled floor space; tripled commercial space and added 4,259 m² of retail floor space. The club size has been decreased by 324m² from the previous proposal.
The applicant was asked to lodge revised documentation to address a range of height, size, urban design, traffic, parking and retail considerations. The applicant then submitted a revised proposal reducing the building to 24 storeys. This is still considered a huge development by Council.
Leichhardt Council made a further submission to the amended proposal in December 2012.
Submission to the revised proposal
Leichhardt Council prepared another submission to the amended development in December 2012. See the submission below:
Submission to the first proposal
Leichhardt Council finalised its submission for the Balmain Leagues Club Site proposed development and submitted it to the Department of Planning. View the final submission and related submission attachments below:
The Balmain Leagues Club issue was discussed at the following meetings:
The following documents regarding the Balmain Leagues Club proposal are available below.
Documents from the applicants 2012 amended proposal
Photomontages from the applicants 2012 amended proposal (PDF 765.1KB)
Documents from the applicant’s first 2012 proposal
Environmental Assessment Report
Balmain Leagues - Environmental Assessment Report (PDF 2.6MB)
Balmain Leagues - View analysis from Darling Street.pdf (PDF 90.7KB)
Balmain Leagues - View analysis from Ironcove Bridge.pdf (PDF 105.9KB)
Balmain Leagues - View analysis from Leichhardt Park.pdf (PDF 166.3KB)
Balmain Leagues - View analysis from Rodd Point.pdf (PDF 89.2KB)
Balmain Leagues - North Elevation.pdf (PDF 85.7KB)
Balmain Leagues - North East Elevations.pdf (PDF 104.7KB)
Balmain Leagues - South and Southwest Elevations.pdf (PDF 95.2KB)