Kensington and Kingsford Planning Strategy

Artist impression of Anzac Parade at Meeks St in Kingsford

Draft planning controls for the future of Kensington and Kingsford

Randwick City Council has prepared a draft planning strategy to guide the future of Anzac Parade in Kensington and Kingsford.

The strategy proposes new building heights and considerable public improvements. Extensive consultation will take place with the community prior to any final decision being made.

The Draft Planning Strategy was submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway Determination in December 2016. Council received approval to proceed with public exhibition (ie. Gateway Determination) in December 2017 subject to a number of significant changes.

On 5 March 2018, Council submitted its Gateway Review request to the Department of Planning & Environment.

On 30 August 2018, the Department referred Council's Gateway Review request to the Independent Planning Commission (IPC). The Commission has reviewed the Proposal and provided advice to the Department supporting Council's review request. Further information is available on the Independent Planning Commission website.

On 19 December 2018, the Department issued an altered Gateway Determination in response to the IPC’s recommendation. The altered Gateway Determination removes the condition requiring increased dwelling capacity in the town centres and relates to the provision of community infrastructure. Further information is available on the Department’s LEP tracking website.

Council has written to the Department raising concerns with the wording of the altered Gateway Determination with respect to the provision of community infrastructure and requesting a meeting to resolve the issue.

Council will reconsider the matter in early 2019 at a Council Meeting following the outcome of the Gateway Review.


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Community consultation

Extensive community consultation will be conducted to ensure all residents and ratepayers are informed and can comment on the proposal. This consultation will take place once approval is received from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to proceed with consultation. Details will be available in the future on Council's dedicated consultation website YourSay Randwick.

More information

Randwick City Council
Strategic Planning Unit
02 9093 6895

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