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A planning proposal for four towers up to 42 storeys in Burwood will need further consultation with aviation authorities before proceeding to public exhibition for community feedback.


The Department of Planning and Environment has issued a Gateway determination for Burwood Council’s planning proposal allowing it to proceed to the next phase of assessment.


The proposal for the four-tower development will require a change to planning controls on two sites to allow for more than 1000 new homes and 3150 office and retail jobs next to Burwood railway station.


The proposal seeks to double the height limits from 20 storeys to 42 storeys, which reflects the changing nature of the Burwood Town Centre, which is identified as a District Centre in the draft Central District Plan.


Steve Murray, Executive Director, Regions at the Department said the planning proposal had enough strategic merit to proceed to public exhibition, but further consultation and updated studies were required before public exhibition can commence.


“In addition to new homes and jobs close to public transport, the proposal includes open space, public plazas and pedestrian walkways within and around the site catering to the whole community,” Mr Murray said.


“However, height limits will still need to be reviewed by aviation authorities including Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Sydney Airport Corporation and Bankstown Airport.”


Further studies will also need to be completed to support good design outcomes, alleviating traffic and parking impacts resulting from the development and addressing the economic impact of the proposal.


Once these studies are completed, the community is encouraged to comment on the proposal during public exhibition.


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