Project Status: Under review
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What we’re doing
We invite your feedback on a preliminary investigation into changing the zoning of Little Eveleigh Street to allow business uses. The change would only allow additional uses, it would not affect the height of buildings or the status of the heritage conservation area.
Why we’re doing this
We’ve been approached by some Little Eveleigh Street residents to explore the possibility for the existing houses on the street to accommodate businesses such as shops, cafes, galleries and small offices.
As a result of the Redfern station upgrade project, the new southern concourse and new entry to the station, it’s anticipated pedestrian volumes along Little Eveleigh Street will increase. Some community members have suggested that a broader range of uses would better match the new situation.
The area is currently zoned R1 General Residential, which is predominantly for housing and allows very limited business uses. Changing the zoning to B1 Neighbourhood Centre would allow for a range of retail and business uses within the existing buildings. This would serve the needs of people who live in, work in and visit the local area.
Comparison of land uses and example locations
|Current zoning: R1 General residential||Potential change: B1 Neighbourhood Centre|
Crown Street, Surry Hills; St Johns Road and Glebe Point Road, Glebe:
We were asked to provide more detail on the types of uses and trading hours allowed in a B1 Neighbourhood Centre zone.
Permitted with development consent
- Bed and breakfast accommodation
- Business premises such as offices
- Health consulting rooms
- Home industry - artisan manufacturing for online sale
- Neighbourhood shops selling general merchandise for day to day needs
- Restaurants including small bars
- Shop-top housing
- Entertainment facilities
- Function centres
- Indoor recreation facilities
- Restricted premises – adult shops
- Sex service premises
- Tourist and visitor accommodation including backpackers’ accommodation and hotels
If Little Eveleigh Street is rezoned as B1 Neighbourhood Centre, any to change to a building including extending trading hours to midnight would require development consent and its impact on surroundings including use, noise and hours would be assessed.
While we’re only in the preliminary phase of this project, current planning controls allow for trading hours from 7am to 10pm in similar facilities, such as the neighbourhood centres on Abercrombie Street and St John’s Road, Glebe.
If there is sufficient community support for this, the City of Sydney will continue with the investigation work and will prepare a formal proposal for Council to consider.
How you can give feedback
Consultation closes at 5pm on Tuesday 23 February 2021.
We have a range of ways you can provide your feedback:
Complete our feedback form
Email or post your feedback
You can also give feedback by email to [email protected] or post to:
City of Sydney
Town Hall House, Level 7, 456 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Talk to us
We invite you to join our online community meeting via Zoom at 5:30pm on Thursday 4 February 2021. We’ll provide more information on the project and give you the opportunity to have your say directly with us.