The proposed development is of 21 storeys, with a total of 131 apartments. Shops and commercial space occupy the ground floor and the two storeys above.
Parramatta City Council has put on exhibition this DA for a major development on the site of Our Lady Help of Christians, fronting Oxford Street and Cambridge Street, Epping . You can read the details here.
The proposed development is for three major buildings on the site. Firstly, a new primary school building fronting Oxford Street, and replacing the current school at the back of the site. There is provision initially for one class per year, but this could be extended later to two classes. The second element is a new parish hall and office on the right of the Church, where the current priest's house is located. The third element though is a very large tower (29 storeys) behind the church encompassing basement car parking, a number of floors of aged care (132 beds), and then floors of retirement living units (205 units) - essentially a residential apartment development.
The Trust has some concerns about this DA;
This DA will be determined by the Sydney Central City Planning Panel.
The Trust will be submitting its objections, but while it represents several hundred members, the Trust’s submission will count as a single objection. If you share our concerns, please submit your own objections to City of Parramatta Council. You can find email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a submission to City of Parramatta, PO Box 32, Parramatta 2124. You need to include your name and address, and the DA number - DA/586/2018 in your submission. The closing date for Submissions is 26th September 2018. You need to clearly set out your concerns.