1-5 Chester Street, Annandale - Planning Proposal

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The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) issued a Gateway determination for the planning proposal for 1-5 Chester Street Annandale. Council has been given delegation as the Planning Proposal Authority to exhibit the planning proposal but not the authority to make the plan.



Key features of the planning proposal

Proposed key changes to the current planning controls for this land in the Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013 will:

  • Rezone IN2 Light Industrial to B7 Business Park
  • Include new local provisions such as:
    • Allow a maximum floor space ratio (FSR) of 2:1 including minimum FSR of 0.75:1 for businesses

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) issued a Gateway determination for the planning proposal for 1-5 Chester Street Annandale. Council has been given delegation as the Planning Proposal Authority to exhibit the planning proposal but not the authority to make the plan.



Key features of the planning proposal

Proposed key changes to the current planning controls for this land in the Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013 will:

  • Rezone IN2 Light Industrial to B7 Business Park
  • Include new local provisions such as:
    • Allow a maximum floor space ratio (FSR) of 2:1 including minimum FSR of 0.75:1 for businesses and light industries in the technology, bio-medical, arts, production and design sectors
    • Restrict the maximum building height to 17m or 5 storeys
    • Allow boarding house for student accommodation that would comply with the requirements of State Environmental Planning Policy Affordable Rental Housing 2009
    • Provide a pedestrian and cycle path and landscaping along Johnstons Creek
    • Ensure that the development will incorporate environmentally sustainable principles with a minimum of 4-star Green Star rating


Planning documents

1. Planning Proposal - Council October 2020
1a. Planning Proposal Justification Study
2. Site specific DCP - October 2020
3.Gateway determination
6. Urban Design Report
7. Traffic and Parking Assessment Report
8.
Heritage Impact Statement - May 2019

9. Flood Assessment – May 2019



10. Acoustic Report – May 2019

11. Social Impact Statement – May 2019

12. Remediation Action Plan – May 2019

13. Economic Impact Assessment

14. Stakeholder Consultation update – March 2020

15. Proponent’s IIDP – December 2019

16. Council peer review of IIDP – March 2020

17. Letter from UTS – March 2019

18. Letter of offer & valuation report


More Information


Have your say

Submissions close on Wednesday 25 November 2020.


Other ways to provide feedback

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

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What happens next?

Following the exhibition period the Council will consider the submissions and decide whether it will recommend that the Minister of Planning should make the proposed LEP amendment. The final decision to make the plan rests with the Minister for Planning. When the final decision is made and if the amendment is approved the change is gazetted (published on the NSW legislation website).

  • Decided by Council

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    12 Feb 2021

    At its meeting on Tuesday 9 February 2021 Council considered the community feedback on this proposal and decided the following:

    1. Note the engagement outcomes from the public exhibition of the Planning Proposal and the associated site-specific Leichhardt Development Control Plan 2013 for 1-5 Chester Street, Annandale as detailed in Attachment 1;

    2. In response to submissions, endorse the proposed minor additions to the exhibited site-specific Leichhardt Development Control Plan 2013 as outlined on page 2 of this report;

    3. Endorse the amendments to the Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan 2013 and the associated site-specific Leichhardt Development Control Plan 2013 for 1-5 Chester Street, Annandale:

    a) As detailed in Attachment 2;

    b) To ensure bicycle and motorcycle parking is prioritised, the DCP be amended to increase the provision of bicycle parking to a rate of 1 bicycle space per 3 student housing rooms, 1 visitor bicycle space per 10 student housing rooms and 1 motorcycle space per 5 student housing rooms; and

    c) For G11.13 Parking Access Objective O2 to read “To minimize car parking to encourage active transport and car sharing”

    4. Note that Council does not have the delegation to make the LEP amendment and submit the Planning Proposal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Minister to make the amendment under Section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979; and

    5. Adopt the site-specific amendment to the Leichhardt Development Control Plan 2013 to come into effect on the same date as the Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan amendment is published on the NSW legislation website.

    For more information read item one in Council report and view the meeting minutes.

  • What we heard

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    02 Feb 2021

    Did you provide feedback about this proposal? Read what we heard in the Engagement Outcomes Report.

    The Planning Proposal will be considered by Council at its meeting on Tuesday 9 February 2021.

    Visit Council's meeting page for further details.