City of Parramatta Council DA/31/2023 at 44 Essex Street
There is an application currently on display for 44 Essex Street, Epping. It involves the demolition of the current house, and building of a large modern building taking up most of the block.
Essex Street is part of the East Epping Heritage Conservation Area - a buffer deliberately set up to preserve the original streetscape of areas on the edge of the town centre. There are restrictions and responsibilities for owners in these areas yet we keep seeing speculative DAs like this that just ignore these conditions and think removing trees, original houses, landscaping and more is fine.