Food and drinks component of Monro Park development to be subject of separate DA

A pub has been ruled out - at least for now - in the development proposed for the northern side of Monro Park.

A separate development application (DA) will be required for the "food and drink premises" proposed on ground level and level one.

This is revealed in new documents relating to the initial DA for the Sammut Developments project, which have been added to Sutherland Shire Council's online register.

The council has been assessing the DA, which also provides for five levels of commercial and co-working office floor space and two levels of basement car parking.

In October, the council advised the applicant that, based on insufficient information being provided, the food and drink premises, with a proposed capacity for 900 patrons, would not be recommended for approval to the Sydney South Planning Panel.

"Therefore, a separate DA will be required for the use and fitout of any type of food and drink premises at a later stage," the council said.

The development site on the edge of Monro Park. Picture: John Veage

The development site on the edge of Monro Park. Picture: John Veage

The developer replied that this was not unusual and suggested a range of conditions could be imposed on DA consent "in order to address potential concerns raised by council and / or the panel".

Suggested conditions include a separate DA with an updated plan of management for the first use of any food and drinks premises, and operating hours restricted to between 7am and 10pm, Monday to Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Cronulla Chamber of Commerce has expressed support for Sammut Developments in response to comments made about the Monro Park project during the council election campaign.

Chamber president Mark Aprilovic said brothers Allen and John Sammut's earlier projects had contributed much to Cronulla.

"It's a credit to Cronulla we have two local guys who have grown up here building projects such as Coast, Drift, Breeze and Banc," he said.

"The criticism is unfair. We should be proud of them."

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