An application for a $115M mixed use development inclusive of a 196-room hotel in Racecourse Rd is under consideration by the NSW Planning Department.
The department has advised that it has received a request to prepare the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the Conexions complex proposed for 1a Racecourse Rd, including a hotel, residential quarter, commercial/retail uses and a public park.
Documents lodged with the application by Luux Pty Ltd say the project would provide 536 construction jobs during the two stages of the development and 130 operational jobs.
The development would comprise two towers with the northern tower to include a hotel with 196 rooms, and full amenities, commercial areas and above ground parking.
The southern tower would comprise 171 residential apartments, commercial areas, community amenities and above ground carparking.
On a total area of approximately 1.044ha, the development would have a primary frontage of approximately 256m to Racecourse Rd to the west and a frontage of 20m to Donnison St West to the east with vehicular access via Racecourse Rd.
Stage 1 of the project would see the demolition of existing buildings and associated structures and the construction of two hotel buildings with commercial use on the northern portion of the site.
This would also include a public park and construction of carparking facilities with 239 parking spaces and landscaping.
Stage 2, to be applied for under a separate Development Application, would see the construction of two residential flat buildings with commercial use on the southern portion of the site.
This would include construction of carparking facilities with 288 parking spaces between basement levels 1 to 4 and site landscaping.
The Department will now consult with government agencies in preparing SEARS requirements.
Details of the proposal can be found on the NSW Planning Department Major Projects website by searching Conexions.
NSW Planning Department website, June 8