North Rosebery Precinct
New planning controls proposed
The North Rosebery precinct is located south of the Epsom Park precinct, north of the long-established Rosebery residential estate and within the broader Green Square area.
The precinct is changing from a light industrial zone to an area for housing – reflecting the general transformation of the Green Square area.
To ensure new development in North Rosebery responds to the character of the locality, the City has undertaken a review of the precinct’s planning controls with the aim of developing detailed controls that provide certainty for the local community and landowners. The review focussed on:
- land ownership patterns
- the need for new streets, pedestrian links and open public space
- the scale and height of buildings.
Following the review, the City is proposing to amend the current planning controls.
Current land use
The North Rosebery precinct is bounded by Rothschild Avenue to the west and Dalmeny Avenue to the east. The predominant land use is currently light industrial and commercial, however some residential development has occurred in the area in recent years.
Redefining the precinct
The North Rosebery precinct will be a lively residential neighbourhood with a mix of shops and other commercial uses.
The focal point of the neighbourhood will be a local park of 4,500m² located at the northwest corner of Crewe Place and Rosebery Avenue. Active uses such as cafes and ground floor shops will be encouraged around the park to create a community node.
The existing landscaped character of the precinct will be retained through generous frontage setbacks of new developments and ensuring that existing mature trees are kept. The main local park and a smaller linear park on Kimberley Grove will add to the leafy character of the precinct.
A new network of streets, pedestrian/bike-only lanes and green links will ensure the precinct is highly accessible to the local community. Trips by bicycle and walking will be encouraged to help activate the precinct while through-traffic will be discouraged.
The built form has been designed so that lower building heights face the street, which will transition in height from north to south to ensure it integrates well with the existing low scale Rosebery Estate to the south.
The transition in character of the precinct will happen gradually with the design of the precinct allowing for individual parcels of land to be developed independently.
- A planning proposal is prepared with draft controls to amend the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and a supporting amendment to the Sydney Development Control Plan 2012. (Completed May 2013)
- Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee consider the draft controls to be approved for public exhibition. (Completed May 2013)
- Before the public exhibition can begin, the Department of Planning and Infrastructure needs to issue a gateway determination. (Received July 2013)
- When the gateway determination is issued the City will notify the community of the exhibition details. (Completed July 2013)
- Submissions during the exhibition period will be assessed and any amendments to the controls will be made at this stage of the process.
- The final controls will be reported back to Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee for adoption.
Last updated: Wednesday, 9 October 2013