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Council Planning for Growth: What does it mean for Redfern and Waterloo? and REDWatch AGM

Benjamin Pechey A/Executive Manager Strategic Planning & Urban Design at the City of Sydney will talk about Council’s strategic plans for accommodating growth in the City of Sydney. The plans are currently on exhibition.

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Oct 03, 2019
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM


Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street Waterloo

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The City of Sydney’s City Plan 2036 – a draft plan for planning and land use is on exhibition until 11 October 2019. This is an important plan as it shows where the city expects growth to go in the future. We have invited Ben Peachey from Council to the REDWatch meeting on Thursday 3rd October to explain the proposed plan and council’s thinking for incorporating growth in their local government area. One area that is flagged for investigation in the City Plan for growth is the Regent - Botany corridor. It would put growth in proximity to Redfern station and the proposed Waterloo Metro station.

Also on exhibition until 11 October are two other important proposals. The first is the City of Sydney Housing for All – its draft housing strategy that looks at where new housing will go in the City of Sydney and what Council needs to do to meet its targets. The second important exhibition is City of Sydney’s Community participation plan. All councils also have to set out Community Participation plans detailing how council will consult about their plans and developments.

These three plans will be talked about during the Council presentation. So if you want to know where growth is headed in the area come along on Thursdays 3 October 2019 at 6pm to The Factory Community Centre 67 Raglan Street Waterloo. These are just some of the current exhibitions being run by the City of Sydney. You can see what plans are on exhibition at any time at

The plans on exhibition flow from changes made by the state government to planning laws to put greater emphasis on strategic planning. All Councils in the state have to prepare a local strategic planning statement (LSPS) which will set out the 20-year vision for land-use in the local area, the special character and values that are to be preserved and how future change will be managed. The local strategic planning statements must implement actions in the state government’s regional and district plans in addition to council’s own priorities in their existing community strategic plans. The local strategic planning statements will shape how the development controls in local environmental plans (LEP) evolve over time to meet community needs. The LEP is the main planning tool to deliver the council plans.

At 7.30 pm REDWatch will hold its Annual General Meeting