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4.3 South Eveleigh - Final

Land use and Design Concepts proposed in Final RWA Redfern-Waterloo Built Environment Plan August 2006.

4.3 South Eveleigh

South Eveleigh is bounded by the railway corridor to the north and west, ATP to the east and south, and Railway Parade and residential development to the south.

Existing characteristics

The majority of South Eveleigh comprises operational railway land with large industrial footprints and a predominantly industrial character. It is envisaged that railway uses will remain the predominant use for South Eveleigh.

The southern part of South Eveleigh accommodates existing residential development and includes public housing owned by the Department of Housing.

Land for potential redevelopment is generally restricted to the far eastern portion of the site, which is approximately 2.5 hectares in area.

The site comprises of large railway buildings including the Train Presentation Centre, the Tangara Workshops and the Large Erecting Shed.

The site is isolated from its surrounds and largely inaccessible. There is minimal on-site vegetation and no open space.

Existing land use zone

South Eveleigh is zoned predominantly ‘Railways’ under SREP No. 26. The existing residential development is zoned ‘Residential’ and ‘Residential – Business’ under SREP No. 26. Within the ‘Railways Zone’ permissible development is primarily restricted to railway related activities. Residential uses and various non-residential uses are permitted within the ‘Residential – Business’ zone. Land between the existing residential development and Henderson Road is zoned ‘Public Recreation’ under SREP No. 26.

Proposed land use concept

Railway uses will remain the predominant use for South Eveleigh. The existing residential uses to the south will be maintained. The remaining area will be predominantly business and light industrial uses that complement and extend the commercial and technology uses at ATP. Within the business and light industrial area, residential uses will be restricted to serviced apartments, hotel accommodation, hostel, motel and other accommodation related or ancillary to business or educational purposes.

The land fronting Henderson Road will be maintained for public open space.

Diagram 4.5 (pdf ~691kb) illustrates the proposed land use concept for the site.

Proposed design concept

Respond to the industrial character of the site by:

  • ensuring that the scale and form of development works with and enhances the larger building footprints of the existing industrial buildings
  • ensuring any new street system is interconnected and provides a quality setting to and interpretation of the existing industrial buildings
  • ensuring the design and architectural character of new development responds to the industrial buildings already on site with a contemporary interpretation.

Protect the heritage of the site by:

  • identifying heritage items on the site in accordance with the Heritage Strategy in Section 3.5
  • ensuring new development respects and responds to the qualities, character, massing and alignments of heritage items
  • where practical, adaptively re-use heritage items associated with the railway uses
  • encouraging the reinterpretation of heritage through the reuse of heritage materials and fabric in any redevelopment.

Respond to the character of the surrounding area and provide an appropriate interface to the adjacent residential development by:

  • providing lower to medium rise building heights along the street edges to respond to the heights of the adjoining residential development
  • increasing building heights adjacent to the railway lands, the rail corridor and ATP with medium to high rise development.

Encourage permeability and reduce isolation on the site by providing vehicle and pedestrian access to the site that links with ATP.

The provision and configuration of open space is to:

  • be in accordance with the Open Space and Public Domain Strategy in Section 3.3
  • provide a high level of amenity for new developments by providing adequate private and communal open space within and around new development parcels
  • be located and designed to achieve a high level of privacy
  • be adjacent to active uses to enable surveillance and maximise the safety and security of spaces
  • have good solar access
  • be appropriately designed and landscaped with planting, paving, lighting, benches and furniture.

Ensure that new development is designed and located to minimise acoustic, electrolysis and vibration impacts from the continued operation of rail-related activities on the site, the rail corridor and the Macdonaldtown Stabling facility.

The proposed heights and floor space ratio for the site are illustrated in Diagram 4.6 (pdf ~618kb).

Proposed land use zone

  • Business Zone – Business Park
  • Residential Zone – Medium Density
  • Special Purpose Zone – Infrastructure
  • Recreation Zone – Public Recreation