The Bourbon DA – October 2020

Save our Kings Cross village: stop the new development plans for The Bourbon

What do we love about our village?

We love a reborn Kings Cross/Potts Point daytime and night-time economy
We love the village vibe with new boutiques, galleries, cafes and tea houses, bakeries, small bars and our very own cheese shop
We love the neighbourly spaces where Macleay Street meets Darlinghurst Road
We love a diverse community that welcomes others to enjoy our village

What will destroy our village?

A new Development Application for The Bourbon, Darlinghurst Road is currently on exhibition. If approved by Sydney City Council, this will mean:

  • 4+ years of constant truck traffic, noise, dust and dirt from deep excavation beside renowned residential and heritage listed buildings
  • 14,000+ truck movements through our narrow local streets. That’s 1 truck every 9 minutes 6 days a week for more than 6 months just for the demolition
  • 8 storey buildings housing 2 large pubs operating 24/7, hotel accommodation and 54 residential apartments on one block
  • Pedestrians, outdoor café and bar patrons will disappear. How will local business survive more than 4 years of loaded trucks and no parking on local streets? Construction mayhem from 7am 6 days a week?
  • Residents and business along the length of Macleay Street, Darlinghurst Road, Roslyn Street, Llankelly Place and the surrounding neighbourhood will face extreme disruption for years. Public pain for private gain?

What will our village look like?

  • No more vibrant neighbourhood with a friendly vibe day and night. In its place are 2 large hotels along with hotel accommodation inside an enormous bulky, bland exterior. Little sunshine on the streets to make outside dining a pleasure
  • No more independent small bars, cafes, restaurants, bakeries and shops. Patrons won’t queue for coffee, eat outside or shop on Macleay Street and Darlinghurst Road during more than 4 years of noise, dust, dirt and traffic congestion. With no direct sunshine and little light, will they return?

Take action now to save our village!

  1. Learn more about the new Development Application for The Bourbon. Go to https://online2.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/DA/IndividualApplication?tpklapappl=1492052 
  2. Email in your objection to Sydney City Council at dasubmissions@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au by 20 October 2020. Make sure you quote the DA number: D/2020/916. You should also include your name and address.
    Some suggested points to make (write these in your own words and add your own!):
    – 4+ years of truck movements
    – Endless noise, dust and dirt for residents and businesses
    – One 10 storey building and other buildings of 8 stories
    – Parking will disappear
    – How will local businesses survive?
  3. Write to the Sydney City Council councillors – here are their email addresses: https://2011residentsassociation.wordpress.com/council-of-the-city-of-sydney-email-addresses More suggestions for your personal submission:
    – If approved The Bourbon DA will have a “domino effect” in Potts Point: seeing the 10 storey development in The Bourbon and the 20 storeys, developmers will ask Council to approve other high buildings, beyond the current height limits, all the way along Darlinghurst Road.
    – Constant shadowing (rather than sunshine)
    – Displacement of low-cost accommodation (e.g. the residents of the Commodore Hotel will be asked to leave if the The Bourbon DA is approved) For yet more suggestions, see the 2011 Residents Association’s submission re the new DA for The Bourbon (D/2020/916)

What do we love about our village?

We love a reborn Kings Cross/Potts Point daytime and night-time economy
We love the village vibe with new boutiques, galleries, cafes and tea houses, bakeries, small bars and our very own cheese shop
We love the neighbourly spaces where Macleay Street meets Darlinghurst Road
We love a diverse community that welcomes others to enjoy our village

What will destroy our village?

A new Development Application for The Bourbon, Darlinghurst Road is currently on exhibition. If approved by Sydney City Council, this will mean:

  • 4+ years of constant truck traffic, noise, dust and dirt from deep excavation beside renowned residential and heritage listed buildings
  • 14,000+ truck movements through our narrow local streets. That’s 1 truck every 9 minutes 6 days a week for more than 6 months just for the demolition
  • 8 storey buildings housing 2 large pubs operating 24/7, hotel accommodation and 54 residential apartments on one block
  • Pedestrians, outdoor café and bar patrons will disappear. How will local business survive more than 4 years of loaded trucks and no parking on local streets? Construction mayhem from 7am 6 days a week?
  • Residents and business along the length of Macleay Street, Darlinghurst Road, Roslyn Street, Llankelly Place and the surrounding neighbourhood will face extreme disruption for years. Public pain for private gain?

What will our village look like?

  • No more vibrant neighbourhood with a friendly vibe day and night. In its place are 2 large hotels along with hotel accommodation inside an enormous bulky, bland exterior. Little sunshine on the streets to make outside dining a pleasure
  • No more independent small bars, cafes, restaurants, bakeries and shops. Patrons won’t queue for coffee, eat outside or shop on Macleay Street and Darlinghurst Road during more than 4 years of noise, dust, dirt and traffic congestion. With no direct sunshine and little light, will they return?

Take action now to save our village!

  1. Learn more about the new Development Application for The Bourbon. Go to https://online2.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/DA/IndividualApplication?tpklapappl=1492052 
  2. Email in your objection to Sydney City Council at dasubmissions@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au by 20 October 2020. Make sure you quote the DA number: D/2020/916. You should also include your name and address.
    Some suggested points to make (write these in your own words and add your own!):
    – 4+ years of truck movements
    – Endless noise, dust and dirt for residents and businesses
    – One 10 storey building and other buildings of 8 stories
    – Parking will disappear
    – How will local businesses survive?
  3. Write to the Sydney City Council councillors – here are their email addresses: https://2011residentsassociation.wordpress.com/council-of-the-city-of-sydney-email-addresses More suggestions for your personal submission:
    – If approved The Bourbon DA will have a “domino effect” in Potts Point: seeing the 10 storey development in The Bourbon and the 20 storeys, developmers will ask Council to approve other high buildings, beyond the current height limits, all the way along Darlinghurst Road.
    – Constant shadowing (rather than sunshine)
    – Displacement of low-cost accommodation (e.g. the residents of the Commodore Hotel will be asked to leave if the The Bourbon DA is approved) For yet more suggestions, see the 2011 Residents Association’s submission re the new DA for The Bourbon (D/2020/916)