Have your say on the future of Botany Road and surrounds

Have your say on the future of Botany Road and surrounds

Under review

Contributions to this consultation are closed for evaluation and review. The project team will report back on key outcomes.

We invite your feedback on planning for Botany Road and Regent, Wyndham and Gibbons streets in Redfern, Waterloo and Alexandria.

With the Waterloo metro station set to open in 2024, the planned redevelopment of Waterloo estate and the growing worker population in Eveleigh south, now is the time to revisit how these streets can be safer, greener and healthier, while maintaining their vital transport functions.

Our local strategic planning statement, City Plan 2036, identifies the Botany Road corridor as an opportunity to provide much needed employment and business space including office, retail, community and cultural uses. We’re investigating planning changes to strengthen the employment role of the area and support night and day economic, social and cultural activity and safety. This may mean changes to building height, built form and land use controls to support employment growth.

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Study area planning control

The area holds enormous place, civil rights and social significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and our wider communities.

Our work includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement and consultation and studies on urban design, transport, noise, air quality and heritage. We’ve engaged Cox Inall Ridgeway to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations and residents as part of this project.

The work will guide planning control recommendations to achieve the priorities and actions in City Plan 2036. We want to know what you think Botany Road and Regent, Wyndham and Gibbons streets should look and feel like in the future.

How you can give feedback

You can take part in several ways:

  • Complete our online survey by 6pm on Friday 4 September 2020.
  • Email your comments to sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or send by post to Botany Road Corridor Strategic Review, Level 13, Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street, Sydney, 2000.'

Online survey

We will consider all feedback and prepare any draft planning controls for public feedback in 2021.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Sydney officer listed in contacts.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service  on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

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Key dates

Public consultation period
13 August to 4 September 2020

Survey closes 6pm, Friday 4 September 2020


Tim Wise
Manager – Planning Policy
02 9265 9333

David Beaumont
Senior Community Engagement Coordinator, Indigenous Leadership and Engagement

Lauren Flaherty
Senior Community Engagement Coordinator, Strategic Engagement and Community Relations lflaherty@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

Last updated: Wednesday, 9 September 2020