Key development areas

CUB Site

The NSW Government has approved a concept plan for the redevelopment of the CUB Site at Chippendale. The approved concept plan will act as a blueprint for the tranformation of the former brewery site into a vibrant new urban precinct. 

Read more detail about the plans for the CUB Site.

Honeysuckle development area

Honeysuckle Development Corporation is coordinating the redevelopment of surplus railway and port-related government land in Newcastle. A site of 50 hectares, this area stretches along four kilometres of CBD waterfront. It features a quality residential areas with homes for over 1500 people, hotels and serviced apartments, large A-grade office buildings and landscaped recreational areas with facilities such as a promenade and bike path stretching around the harbour. It is revitalising Newcastle's image as well as its economy. To date, the project has generated $1.2 billion in the regional economy and created 4600 new jobs. 

For more information about the Honeysuckle precinct visit the Honeysuckle website

Renewing Rhodes

This is part of a major new plan to revitalise 43 hectares of former waterfront industrial land on the Rhodes Peninsula in Sydney's inner west. 

About the project 

Rhodes Peninsula is well located, overlooking Homebush Bay, the Olympic site and Bicentennial Park and adjacent to Rhodes railway station. More than 3,000 dwellings are to be built on the peninsula providing new homes close to the city. The neighbourhood will have offices, cinemas, restaurants and a shopping centre. This development will bring more than 1,500 office jobs and 850 retail jobs to the area. There will also be thousands of new construction jobs over the life of the project. 

The planning process 

Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 29  will control the overall use of the land and the scale and density of development. There are four maps with the plan:

A package of plans has been prepared over the past 18 months, to provide further guidance for the Rhodes Peninsula. This package is made up of a Development Control Plan (DCP), a Transport Management Plan (TMP) and Community Development Plan (CDP). The Development Control Plan has been adopted by the Director General of the Department of Planning and the plans has been endorsed by the Director General and the Minister for Planning, as the guidelines for development and planning at Rhodes Peninsula. 

  • The Development Control Plan establishes the framework for development of the site and provides guidelines for development.
  • The Transport Management Plan provides an outline of road and rail infrastructure required to satisfy provisions in the REP:
  • The Community Development Plan provides a record of community consultation and outlines the level of community facility provision required for the site, taking into consideration existing facilities.

Consulting the community 

The plans have been prepared with input from the community, government and business. Residents, property owners and other key stakeholders have provided valuable input. During preparation the community was involved in weekend walks, studio sessions, focus group meetings and strategy-testing workshops and commented on draft plans. 

Community involvement will continue to be sought through the future planning stages and development application processes as the redevelopment continues. 

Amendment No. 1 to Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 29 

The draft amendment to SREP 29 was gazetted in December 2001. To find out more, see the plan and accompanying map PDF file


Environmental Impact Statements are being prepared for the northern portion of the site (Part of precincts B & C - refer SREP 29) as part of the process for future remediation. Exhibition and consultation will be according to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Rouse Hill development area

To help accommodate Sydney's growing population, land that is suitable for urban development is being identified within a designated 9400-hectare growth area north of Blacktown. Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 19 - Rouse Hill Development Area sets out broadly how this new township will grow. It identifies a commercial centre, areas suitable for housing and the environmentally sensitive areas that need protection. Land at Rouse Hill, Riverstone and Schofields is progressively being released for development as part of our Metropolitan Development Program.


On 30 August 2006, State Environmental Planning Policy (Major Development) 2005 (SEPP) was amended to include specified sites in the Redfern-Waterloo area (refer to Schedule 3 - State significant sites, Part 5 of the policy). The SEPP increases building density around Redfern town centre, enhances employment opportunities and provides for a diversity of land uses to achieve a vibrant and safe community. The SEPP establishes the following zones with development controls (permitted land uses, building height requirements and floor space ratio requirements) for the following zones:

  • Business Zone - Business Park
  • Business Zone - Commercial Core
  • Business Zone - Mixed Use
  • Business Zone - Local Centre
  • Recreation Zone - Public Recreation
  • Recreation Zone - Private Recreation
  • Residential Zone - Medium Density Residential
  • Special Area Zone - Infrastructure
  • Special Purpose Zone - Community

Below are links to the SEPP and the related Redfern-Waterloo maps:

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Last Updated 28-Sep-2009