Boarding House proposal in Miranda at 144 Karimbla Rd refused by Council
There was a proposal for a large scale boarding house in Karimbla Road Miranda –A 26 room 2 Storey boarding house for up to 52 residents at 144 Karimbla Road Miranda (DA14/1371).
The property was a single dwelling and the area is zoned low density.
The development was refused by Council and the developer decided not to take proposal to the Land and Environment Court but lodged a new development application DA16/0209 for 5 four bedroom townhouses DA16/0209 which was approved by Council on 20/10/2016
Council refused the application on 2/07/2015. Reasons for the refusal include:
1) The area already has a large amount of social housing and high levels of crime and antisocial behaviour.
2) There is an acute shortage of street parking in the area, particularly since the introduction of paid parking in Westfield.
3) There was a range of design deficiencies.
The State Government currently offers significant incentives for private developers to build boarding houses under their Environmental Policy for Affordable Rental Housing. For further information on these incentives press HERE.
Email or write to State Member for Miranda Eleni Petinos to raise your concerns about boarding houses and to ask for her support to allow Council to assess applications for boarding houses under Council's own planning and development controls and not be overridden by the State Environmental Planning Policy - Affordable Rental Housing.
Email or write to Local Councillors to ask that they lobby the State Government on behalf of residents.