An Impact Assessible development application A003347610 has been submitted for the character protected area adjoining a heritage place in the traditionally character street of Dewar Terrace (recognised by the Westside Character Precinct of the Sherwood-Graceville Neighbourhood Plan).
This DA is by the same developer who subdivided the original heritage block into very small parcels of land trying to squeeze a profit. The original heritage building was not restored, however it was recently sold following subdivision into 3 blocks. The other block had a house non-compliant with the Sherwood-Graceville neighbourhood plan by invoking the previous Local Area Plan rules. The original "heavily wooded" grounds mentioned in the heritage listing were important as they were part of the original native trees of the area, kept by the original owners of the house. Both before and during the subdivision of the grounds these trees and shrubs were deliberately removed, even after local long time resident complaints to council and it is now cited that the remaining trees and shrubs are no longer relevant and so should be completely removed to allow this development to proceed.
This new DA calls for a 3 storey building adjoining the heritage residents. The formal period for submissions has not yet opened, however public submissions can still be made via council's website.