The overall growth likely to occur as a result of the proposed land use changes in the Bayside West Precincts has been projected. This projection has been made in order to identify needs when it comes to both housing and infrastructure.
The draft Land Use and Infrastructure Strategy identifies areas that are suitable for increases in residential densities. These areas are generally those within walking distance of public transport and other community facilities. The Princes Highway revitalisation and expansion of the town centres creates opportunities to generate more housing. Under the draft strategy, the Arncliffe and Banksia precincts could provide up to an additional 5,100 dwellings by 2036.
The cumulative growth in dwellings in the Bayside West precincts and the Wolli Creek, Bonar Street precincts is shown in the graph below.
The following types of housing is proposed:
Areas within the Arncliffe Precinct, either side of the town centre and Princes Highway Corridor have been identified for high density residential development due to their proximity to the Arncliffe railway station. Development within these areas could include residential apartments of between 6 and 8 storeys.
Medium density, low–rise
Areas south of Wickham Street within Arncliffe and Banksia will provide areas of medium density residential development. Development within this area could include town houses of up to 3 storeys. These areas will provide a transition to the lower density areas surrounding the growth areas. Cooks Cove also presents an opportunity to provide between 2,000 and 5,000 dwellings, subject to further investigation.
The Princes Highway revitalisation and expansion of the town centres creates opportunities to generate more than 4,400 jobs.