What is a Review of Environmental Factors?
A Review of Environmental Factors or REF is a planning assessment report used by councils to assess key engineering, environmental and planning issues associated with projects that are developed for use by the public.The REF has been prepared in accordance with the NSW Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979
What key issues has the REF assessed?
Water quality and quantity
Traffic, access and parking
Landscape and visual
Geotechnical and contamination
Indigenous and Non-Indigenous heritage
Flora and Fauna
What is the Drying Green?
The Drying Green is a proposed park of approximately 6,000
square metres to be developed in the Green Square Town Centre.
The park is being developed at 95 – 103 Portman
Why is the Drying Green being developed?
The Drying Green will provide a place of recreational amenity and green space for existing and future residents (up to 6,000 people) in the Green Square Town Centre and also visitors and workers
What are the key elements being delivered in the park?
Internal turfed areas
Street furniture and public art
Water management scheme
An amenities block and BBQ facilities
Lighting and public domain treatment
Tree and shrub plantingsProposed substation (Ausgrid)
Who is delivering the park and when will it be open
The City of Sydney is responsible for the delivery of the park which is planned to open in 2017.The City will appoint a contractor to construct the park, which will take place from 2016 to 2017.