Re: the Development Application by Railcorp to demolish the Station Master’s house at Sydenham & remove 21 mature trees –
I have been informed that Marrickville Council has extended the period for objections from the community until this Friday 28th January 2011.
I’ve had a look at the property. The house has been left to decay, but it doesn’t look beyond repairing. I had expected it to look in worse repair. Many of the trees on the property are very large & there were lots of birds.
Railcorp’s DA says it will cost $450,000 to demolish everything & remediate the soil. With that kind of money you could renovate & keep a piece of Sydenham’s history & have change left over. Having looked at the gorgeous & very similar in design, renovated Station Master’s house at Tempe, I think it is imperative that both the Sydenham cottage & the trees are retained. Please consider sending in a submission. It can be a simple statement. We cannot keep losing our historical houses & the trees that surround them at a rate of knots.
I last wrote about this DA here – http://savingourtrees.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/railcorp-the-removal-of-21-mature-trees-in-sydenham/