This DA for a adaptations to the new Epping Community Centre and is lodged by the City of Parramatta.
The development application has been lodged by the City of Parramatta council for adaptations and changes to the new Epping Community Centre at 49 Rawson Street.
In late 2018, the council bought the old Boronia Grove Function Centre from the Masonic Lodge. They have earmarked this building for use as a new Epping Community Centre - a facility badly needed by the increased population of Epping. The building was appealing as it was purpose built for use by the public and needs relatively modest changes to get it operational. It will offer a range of function and meeting room spaces - both for use by council, but also by local groups etc. The building already has a catering kitchen as well.
In January 2020, a first DA was passed by the Planning Panel, and covered some needed adaptations and work inside to bring the building up to modern day standards for things like access and toilets etc.
This second DA though goes further and introduces a number of wider changes including:
The cafe and its outdoor deck has a number of questions that need to be addressed including:
Residents can look at the plans and make any submission to council - see the box opposite for details.