A preliminary investigation to rezone Little Eveleigh Street, Redfern to allow for commercial uses.
Consultation took place between 25 January 2021 and 23 February 2021, with an online community meeting on 4 February 2021.
The feedback did not demonstrate sufficient community support for us to recommend rezoning at this time. We will not progress with any further work on this matter.
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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.
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.
|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
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.
Consultation closes at 5pm on Tuesday 23 February 2021.
We have a range of ways you can provide 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
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.