Proposed changes to planning controls for affordable rental housing in the Green Square town centre

Proposed changes to planning controls for affordable rental housing in the Green Square town centre

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

We invite your feedback on proposed changes to planning controls that will increase the amount of affordable rental housing in the Green Square town centre.

The changes provide a comprehensive and transparent framework for applying affordable rental housing contributions when land is developed. They also simplify our current processes.

Council approved changes to the controls for the City of Sydney area under the affordable housing review on 17 September 2018 following public consultation. An error in this planning proposal meant the proposed controls and draft affordable rental housing program did not apply to land in the Green Square town centre.

This proposal is to ensure the previously approved controls apply to the Green Square town centre, as intended.

In summary, the proposed changes will:

  • increase the contribution rate in Green Square to align with the rates elsewhere in the local area
  • reduce the minimum size of dedicated affordable housing dwellings to 35 square metres while increasing the maximum dwelling size to 90 square metres
  • provide a framework for capturing land value uplift where a planning proposal changes planning controls
  • improve the interpretation and application of current clauses.

The consultation includes:

  • a planning proposal to amend the Sydney Local Environmental Plan (Green Square town centre) 2013 and the Sydney Local Environmental Plan (Green Square town centre – Stage 2) 2013 (Green Square local environmental plans).
  • a draft affordable rental housing program to apply to the Green Square town centre, replace Green Square and employment lands programs and supplement the Ultimo/Pyrmont program.

Property owners who made submissions during the community consultation period for the affordable housing review in 2018 are advised a further submission on the same matter is not required. Matters raised during that period will also be considered under this consultation.

After the consultation, the City will consider all submissions and report the outcomes to Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee.

If Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee approve the proposal, a request will be made to the Greater Sydney Commission to amend the Green Square local environmental plans.

How you can give feedback

You can view the proposal and give your feedback by completing an online form.

Online form

Consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 23 July 2020.

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
9 July to 23 July 2020

Contacts

Samantha Bird
Specialist Planner

02 9265 9333
sbird@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Links

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Last updated: Thursday, 23 July 2020