Planned approach to low-rise medium density housing code for Rosebery

The NSW Government's regulations came into effect on 1 July 2020.

Project Status: Under review

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What we’re doing

We asked for community feedback on the new low-rise housing density code and its impacts on Rosebery in mid-2020. During consultation, people raised concerns about 2-storey development being approved through the state environmental planning policy (exempt and complying development codes) 2008.

A question also arose about private covenants on the title of properties in Rosebery that appear to prohibit 2-storey development. How these covenants relate to the planning policy codes is a question we’ve been working through with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

The department’s proposal

In response, the Department proposes to temporarily exempt the Rosebery estate area from the housing code and the new low rise housing diversity code for 2 years.

Under the proposal, dwelling houses and dual occupancies in the Rosebery estate will not be eligible for a complying development certificate for 2 years. Any current applications for a certificate will continue to be processed.

This exemption is the subject of an explanation of intended effects, open for public comment.

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes on Friday 29 January 2021.

You can view the explanation of intended effects and provide your feedback at the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s website.

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Development applications determined by the City of Sydney under the local planning controls are not affected by this proposal.

If you have questions about the planning controls for your property or specific development plans, ask for a duty planner on 02 9265 9333 or email [email protected].

Mid-2020 consultation

Between 25 May and 19 June 2020, we sought your views on the NSW Government’s code and our response to it.

Contributions to that consultation are closed. The information below is for historical purposes only.