Walking Tour Nightmares

The following can also be downloaded as a PDF.

Images taken from Randwick City Council RE&HSC Walking Tour Sketchbook (undated)
The images portray the outcome envisaged by the Council


 

This drawing is of the intersection of High St, Avoca St, and Belmore Rd looking down towards the hospital.

Points to note:

• 5 or more storey Bondi Junction-like development on corner of High & Belmore (where will all the extra cars go?) – proposal rezones that entire block through to the pedestrian crossing leading to Royal Randwick although the drawing only shows the first 40% or so of that block.

• Behind it is an unbroken line of what look like 8 storey Tower blocks stretching down High St.

• Making it not look so out of scale a new 6-8 storey building has been put on the hospital grounds.

• Not one car exit shown for any building.

 


 

This drawing is of the intersection of High St and Botany St, looking up towards the hospital.

Points to note:

• It does not show any of the hill & hospital buildings so it understates the height impact as you look up the hill towards Randwick shops & Belmore Rd. The buildings on both the left and right side would be blocking out the bulk of the sky now shown in the picture.

• 5 or more storey on the right side overshadowing the existing single storey houses in Eurimbla or

along Botany St opposite UNSW.

• 7 or 8 Storey on the left side leading all the way up to Randwick Junction

• Not one car exit shown for any building. Where will all the traffic be routed?

 

 


 

This drawing is of High St just below the intersection with Wansey Rd looking towards the City – BUILT ON RANDWICK RACECOURSE.

Points to note:

• It does not show the High St hill impact stretching down to the right (to Anzac Parade).

• It replaces the current mostly open space ON RANDWICK RACECOURSE and some single storey housing with large 7 or 8 Storey Tower Blocks.

• Not one car exit shown for any building. Where will all the traffic be routed?

• Looks as if on-street parking may be removed.

 

 


 

This drawing is of High St near the entrance to Randwick Racecourse (on left) looking towards Anzac Parade – BUILT ON RANDWICK RACECOURSE.

Points to note:

• Making it not look so out of scale a new 6-8 storey building has been put on UNSW currently an open car park. It also removes a major car exit/UNSW gate.

• On the Racecourse is an unbroken line of what look like 8 storey Tower blocks from the Racecourse entrance to Anzac Parade.

• The Discussion paper showed a large number of blocks created behind these buildings.

• Not one car exit shown for any building. Where will all the traffic be routed?

 

 


 

This drawing is of High St at the intersection with Anzac Parade looking up High St – BUILT ON RANDWICK RACECOURSE.

Points to note:

• Making it not look so out of scale a new 8 storey building has been put on UNSW currently open space and the Uni Gym.

• On the Racecourse is an unbroken line of what look like 8 storey Tower blocks stretching up the hill. The impact of the rising hill will mean the buildings block out more of the sky from this perspective.

• The Discussion paper showed a large number of blocks created behind these buildings.

• Not one car exit shown for any building. Where will all the traffic be routed?

 

 


 

This drawing is of Barker St at the intersection with Botany St looking up Barker St towards Avoca – BUILT OVER THE TOP OF STRUGGLETOWN.

Points to note:

• Barker St traffic width reduced to a narrow one lane each way by on street tree planting.

• On-street car parking reduced. Existing median strips removed (road narrowed?)

• The hospital side is unrealistically portrayed as most of the sky is blocked out by the Randwick hill and hospital building. The new neurosciences building will block out the sky where the three birds are shown (up to 12 storeys reportedly).

• Also missing is the new Tower building to be built on the hospital site where the nurses’ quarters were demolished in late 2010.

• Not one car exit shown for any building. Where will all the traffic be routed?