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Exhibition of Amended RWA Town Centre Development Controls

The Department of Planning has placed changes to RWA Height of Buildings map for the Redfern Town Centre. The changes reduce the street wall / podium heights from 5 to 2-3 storeys and reduce the setbacks of tower buildings. The full details of the exhibition are in the advertisement below which appeared in the classified section of Central of 1 July 2009. The RWA website will soon include a link to the exhibited documents.


Redfern-Waterloo Authority Sites

Location                       Redfern-Waterloo Authority Sites

Proponent                    Redfern-Waterloo Authority

Council area                 City of Sydney

Approval Authority       Minister for Planning

Description of proposal

The Proponent is seeking to amend the Height of Buildings Map (Schedule 3 of the State Environmental Planning 'Policy (Major Projects) 2005) specifically relating to the land bounded by Redfern, Regent, Margaret, and Gibbons Streets within the Redfern town centre. In summary the changes involve:

  • Reducing the street-wall/podium heights from 5 storeys to 2-3 storeys
  • Reducing the setbacks of the tower building element to the street edge: Regent Street - setback of 8m (reduced from 16m); other streets bounding the town centre - setback of 4m (reduced from 8m).


The proposal will be on public exhibition from 1 July 2009 until 3 August 2009 during regular business hours, at:

  • Department of Planning, Information Centre, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney;
  • City of Sydney Council, Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street Sydney and
  • Redfern Service Centre, 158 Redfern Street, Redfern (also open on Saturday between 9am to 12 noon)

A copy of the proposal may also be viewed on the Department of Planning's website http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=3360.


You are invited to make a written submission on this proposal. This submission should include:

  • your name and address;
  • the name and application reference (RWA Amendment 3) of the project;
  • a statement on whether you support or object to the proposal; and
  • the reasons why you support or object to the proposal.

Your submission must reach the Department of Planning by close of business on 3 August 2009 and should be addressed to:

Director – State Significant Sites

Department of Planning

GPO Box 39, SYDNEY NSW 2001

Fax: (02) 9228 6570

Email: information@planning.nsw.gov.au

Persons lodging submissions are required to declare reportable political donations (including donations of or more than $1,000) made in the previous two years. For more details, including a disclosure form, go to www.planning.nsw.gov.au/donations .

If you do not want your submission to be made public, please state this in your submission.

Enquiries: Phone 1300 605 385 or email information@planning.nsw.gov.au

Source: Central 1 July 2009 Page 30