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Calderwood Concept Plan – Modification 4

In December 2010, a Concept Plan was approved for the Calderwood Urban Development Project (CUDP).


Lendlease Communities (the proponent) have submitted a request to modify the concept plan (Modification 4), seeking approval to increase the number of dwellings within the CUDP. 


Modification 4 was publicly exhibited in September - October 2018. The Department received submissions from the public, local council’s and government agencies.


Ethos Urban, on behalf of Lendlease Communities, has now submitted its preferred project report (PPR) responding to submissions received during the public exhibition. The PPR provides additional justification for the proposal and has made the following changes to the proposal: 

  • Reduce the proposed dwelling yield from 6,500 to 6,000 (original concept approval granted 4,800 dwellings).
  • Reduce the additional open space provision from 14.2Ha to 10.61Ha (taking the total to 43.81Ha across the CUDP area).
  • Reduce the additional community infrastructure contribution based on the revised dwelling yield. The additional community centre space is reduced from 300m2 to 220m2; and the monetary contributions to Shellharbour Council for the library is amended.
  • Retain the approved Calderwood Road configuration of 2 lanes based on the revised dwelling yield (no longer proposing the Calderwood Road extension to 4 lanes).
  • Revise the Calderwood Development Control Strategy.
  • Decrease the size of the second primary school site from 3ha to 2ha.
  • Extend the timeframe to deliver land for the high school, from prior to the release of 1,500 to prior to the release of 4,500 lots.


The PPR is available to view on the Department’s Major Projects website.


Next steps

The Department will assess the merits of the project, which includes consideration of the Environmental Assessment (EA), all submissions and community feedback and the PPR. 


As more than 25 objections have been received, the modification request will be referred to the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) for determination. The IPC will also hold a public meeting to hear the community’s concerns about the proposal before any decision is made.


Find out more

To find out more about the proposed modification to the Calderwood Concept Plan you can:

  • visit the Lend Lease Communities website
  • visit our Major Projects website
  • call our Information Centre on 1300 305 695. If English isn’t your first language and you require an interpreter, please call 131 450. Ask for an interpreter in your language and then request to be connected to our Information Centre on 1300 305 695.

Page last updated: 18/07/2019