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Precincts – a new approach

The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces has recently announced a new approach to precinct planning in NSW. The State Government has decided that Rhodes will remain a state led rezoning precinct.


This means the Department will finalise the precinct plan and future rezoning for the precinct. The Department will continue to work closely with City of Canada Bay Council and state agencies to resolve any outstanding issues and ensuring that infrastructure planning aligns with growth.


A revised draft Plan for Rhodes was on public exhibition from 9 December 2018 to 28 February 2019.


The public exhibition of the Revised Draft Plan for Rhodes closed on Thursday 28 February 2019. We would like to thank the community for taking the time to attend information sessions, viewing the documents and making a submission. 

The draft plan identifies new homes near jobs and public transport. It identifies new infrastructure to support the existing and new residents, such as future train station upgrades, a new local school and a significant foreshore park. Rhodes will be a vibrant mixed-use community where people can live, work and play.

What are the community benefits of the draft Plan?

  • New, larger public open spaces and waterfront promenade at the foreshore.
  • A site for a new standalone local school for up to 1,000 students.
  • Potential upgrades to the train station to match the needs of a growing community.
  • Improved walking and cycling paths to promote an active lifestyle.
  • A new pedestrian bridge across Concord Road will allow easy access to McIlwaine Park.
  • A commercial area near the station will help create 1,200 new jobs in the precinct 
  • Important features of local character, including heritage items and significant trees will be protected to celebrate the area’s history and culture.  

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