Julie  Doyle and Sara Cronan met with Mia Dragila from Hindmarsh on 2 March to discuss the current status of the 71 Constitution Avenue project.   Greg Smith, who had been very helpful, has now left Hindmarsh and Mia has been involved in most of the previous meetings.


Several substantial changes are proposed for the development which will require NCA approval, further Consultation and a Works Approval Amendment as follows:

  • The townhouses on Getting Crescent will be replaced with 3 x 2 Bedroom and 9 x 3 Bedroom apartments in a 3 storey block which will be at the same RL as the top of the proposed townhouses.   
  • This will be achieved by lowering the ground floor some 450 mm as well as construction of an additional basement carpark
  • Permanent vehicular access from Getting Crescent will not be required and all parking access will be from Creswell Street
  • The ground floor units will have courtyards on the Getting Crescent frontage and balconies at the top level

Items from previous discussions:

  • Demolition now likely to take place from June 2020 onwards
  • 1.2m pedestrian footpath to be constructed on the Getting Crescent frontage prior to construction
  • Getting Crescent temporary construction fencing to be 2.1m Colorbond Windspray and 1.2m from the kerb 
  • A new Temporary Traffic Management Plan will be required – timing tba – it will be up to residents to liaise with TCCS when this occurs
  • Single storey site sheds on Getting Crescent frontage – tba.   The new configuration means that it is likely that more sheds can be contained on site during construction 
  • 600 tonne crane to be erected in the middle of the site – no overflying
  • We had previously requested the following which had been agreed to:
  • “Having regard to the residential nature and parking limitations on Getting Crescent as well as public risk and safety it is requested that Hindmarsh undertake a letterbox drop to residents mainly in Getting Crescent before undertaking any of the following:
      • Commencement of demolition estimated June 2020 for 5 months
      • Removal of all trees and landscaping on the Getting Crescent frontage between The Creswell, past the HIA up to the 14 Getting Crescent boundary
      • Construction of the 1.2m footpath on Getting Crescent nature strip from Creswell Street western boundary of 14 Getting Crescent
      • Creation of the rear vehicular access to the HIA which may be required for 4 months during excavation of the site
      • Timings of use of the temporary vehicular access off Getting Crescent to 71 via closed gates.”

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