The Wentworth Point Priority Precinct is located at the northern end of Wentworth Point in Sydney's inner west. The 18 ha precinct will deliver thousands of new homes with easy access to public transport, shops, services and jobs and the many facilities and parklands of Sydney Olympic Park.
Status: Precinct rezoned
The rezoning for the Wentworth Point Priority Precinct was finalised in June 2014.
A Development Control Plan has also been finalised which contains the detailed planning controls that apply to the precinct.
The Department of Planning and Environment carefully considered issues that were raised in the submissions and worked closely with Auburn Council, state agencies and other stakeholders to finalise the plans for the precinct.
What are the key features of the rezoning?
- A 3.9 hectare peninsula park will provide a range of recreational spaces and protect native vegetation and existing mature fig and palm trees. Three pocket parks of at least 2,000 square metres each, will also be created.
- Two residential neighbourhoods, with a total of about 2,300 apartments in buildings up to seven storeys and six buildings of up to 25 storeys, as well as a new primary school with 18 classrooms, will benefit from a waterfront lifestyle.
- A new landscaped foreshore will include pedestrian and cycle paths linking to Sydney Olympic Park and its parklands and Homebush Bay promenade will be continued to include a new maritime plaza with shops and cafes.
- Marine facilities would be possible under the new zoning, and could include boat storage and repair, a marina, and rowing and kayak launching facilities.
UrbanGrowth NSW has received $5 million from the NSW Government’s Precinct Support Scheme towards the design and construction of the Peninsula Park. This park is expected to be delivered by December 2016.
UrbanGrowth NSW, which is the development manager for the precinct, can now seek planning approvals from Auburn Council to construct the Peninsula Park and subdivide land across the precinct for development lots, public spaces and streets.
Why was this precinct chosen for urban renewal?
Wentworth Point is close to ferry services and can deliver new housing, education and public spaces, maritime facilities and pedestrian and cycle links.
How has the final rezoning changed from the proposed draft plan?
Minor changes to the exhibited proposal were made prior to finalisation to respond to issues raised by Auburn Council to ensure consistency with the zones and controls in the Auburn Local Environmental Plan 2010.
The department is working closely with Transport for NSW to address the traffic issues. The NSW Government has already announced a new eastbound ramp from Sydney Olympic Park to the M4 Motorway at Hill Road as part of the $50 million WestConnex package.
During the four-week exhibition period in July-August 2013, 40 submissions were received, with the most common issues being traffic and parking. An online survey was completed by 51 people of whom almost 80 per cent were supportive or impartial to the proposal.
The department met with a community reference group to understand the needs and concerns of the local community. When the proposal was exhibited, five community information sessions were attended by 185 people.
|An artist's impression of the street view
within Wentworth Point