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Epsom Park Precinct

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Updated planning controls for Epsom Park now on exhibition

A changing area

The City has identified the Epsom Park Precinct as an area of likely change. It is located in Zetland, within the Green Square urban renewal area and its surrounding land uses to the north, west and south are already in transition from mainly light industrial areas to high density residential and associated mixed uses.

We have undertaken a master planning exercise to develop future planning controls for the precinct that address:

  • stormwater management
  • land ownership and development stages
  • location and design of new roads and open public spaces
  • built form massing and location.

Planning controls subsequent to the exercise have been incorporated into the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012.

The City's vision

Epsom Park is south of the Victoria Park development bounded by Epsom Road, South Dowling Street to the east and Joynton Avenue to the west. The City is a significant landowner of 3 adjacent lots with frontage on Joynton Avenue and Epsom Road. The predominant land use is currently light industrial, including utility depots, warehousing and car showrooms.

The neighbourhood will be community focussed capitalising on the surrounding infrastructure and services in the Green Square town centre, to provide a discreet, connected and sustainable urban lifestyle for a diverse community within a variety of building types.

It will have a high level of permeability, connectivity and priority for pedestrian and cyclists. The neighbourhood will be characterised by quality urban design, a central park and recreation centre to provide active and passive recreation opportunities.

Making a splash

A new aquatic centre and multi-purpose sports field will be built in the precinct on Joynton Avenue opposite the South Sydney Hospital site. There will be a 50-metre pool, a 25-metre pool, a hydrotherapy pool and a waterplay area.

The centre will include a rehab gym, underground parking, café and a crèche.

New streets and parks

A key focal point of the precinct will be a 15,500sqm park next to the aquatic centre. 'Gunyama Park' will include a children’s playground, circuit training and a multi-purpose synthetic playing field.

Zetland Avenue will be the precinct's premier street at 36 metres wide linking to the Green Square town centre. It will be of a grand architectural scale providing ample space for pedestrians, cyclists, future light rail and local traffic.

Building types are to accommodate proposed mixed uses with a strong residential component. A café strip will face northwards towards Epsom Park with commercial offices and retail activity encouraged along Epsom and Link Roads.

It is envisaged the development will occur gradually with a transition to residential and mixed uses. The urban structure allows for each landowner to develop independently of their neighbour.

Contacts

City of Sydney
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Thursday, 27 March 2014