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The exhibition package consists of several draft documents. You can view the draft package and find out more below.

 

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Draft Local Character Statement

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Draft Local Character Statement

What is a Local Character Statement?

Local character is what makes a neighbourhood unique. It is the way a place looks and feels. It is defined by the community and is often the result of a mix of tangible and intangible things. A Local Character Statement captures what’s important to the local community to inform planning for the future of a local area.

What does the Draft Local Character Statement for St Leonards and Crows Nest include?

Key messages we have heard from the community during consultation undertaken in early 2018 reflected in the draft Local Character Statement include:

  • Willoughby Road is a great place with a strong sense of community;
  • The area needs more public green open spaces;
  • It is important to ensure the area has the right number of schools;
  • New development needs to be designed well to fit in with the area; and,
  • Heritage is valued highly and should be conserved and celebrated as an important connection to the past.

The draft Local Character Statement is organised in five themes: place, landscape, built form, land use and movement represented in the diagram below:

 

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local character statement themes- place, landscape, built form, land use and movement

 

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Draft 2036 Plan

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What does the Draft 2036 Plan for St Leonards and Crows Nest Plan propose?

The Department has developed the draft 2036 Plan to identify opportunities for renewal and rezoning in the area while recognising the things that matter to the local community. The draft Plan is based on a vision for growth and improvement in the area to 2036, informed by community aspirations identified in the draft Local Character Statement. The draft 2036 Plan is also informed by the draft Green Plan and technical studies that recommend new and upgraded infrastructure.

 

Key Highlights include:

  • Retention of the village feel of Willoughby Road;
  • Capacity for about 16,500 new jobs;
  • Walking and cycling improvements to make it safer and easier to walk and cycle in the area;
  • Investigation of a site within the area for a new primary and high school; and
  • Protection of the industrial and urban services uses in the Artarmon Industrial area.

 

A map showing the plan highlights can be seen below:

 

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map st leonards crows nest vision map 835x570

 

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Technical studies

Draft 2036 Plan Urban Design Study full document (PDF, 94MB)

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Draft Plan Urban Design Study

Draft 2036 Plan Urban Design Study document in parts

Draft 2036 Plan Traffic and Transport Study

Draft 2036 Plan Social Infrastructure and Open Space Study

Draft 2036 Plan Heritage Study

Draft 2036 Plan Utilities Study

Draft 2036 Plan Economic Feasibility Review

Draft Crows Nest Sydney Metro Site Rezoning Report

Rezoning Proposal Urban Design Study full document (PDF, 48MB)

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Rezoning Proposal Discussion Paper

Rezoning Proposal Heritage Design Guide

Draft Green Plan

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Draft Green Plan

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What does the draft Green Plan for St Leonards and Crows Nest include?

The draft Green Plan has been prepared to guide the planning and design of open space and tree canopy across the St Leonards and Crows Nest study area. The Green Plan is guided by the Greater Sydney Commission's ten key directions to establish principles that respond to the draft Local Character Statement. Key recommendations include:

  • Expand Hume Street Park to create a true ‘village green’ in the heart of the area;
  • Expand an existing pocket park along Lithgow Street;
  • Introduce setbacks on the sunny side of Oxley, Mitchell and Chandos Streets to provide space for more trees;
  • Require setbacks for avenue tree planting in front of new buildings along Pacific Highway;
  • Retain and enhance street trees on Willoughby Road; and,
  • Establish new green links south towards Berry Island and Greenwich Point Reserve and north towards Tunks Park.

What is the vision for open space and the landscape in St Leonards and Crows Nest?

To deliver green infrastructure that provides social, environmental and economic benefits for the people who live, work and visit the area.

 

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Draft Special Infrastructure Contribution

What does the Special Infrastructure Contribution for St Leonards and Crows Nest include?

 

Special Infrastructure Contributions paid by developers will contribute to the cost of delivering infrastructure to support new homes across St Leonards and Crows Nest, estimated at around $113.6 million, including:

 

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proposed funding from st leonards and crows nest special infrastructure contribution; regional open space $57.7 million, regional pedestrian and cycling improvements $27.6 million, education $21.9 million, regional roads $4.7 million, planning and delivery costs $1.7 million

 

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The Department has reviewed recent strategic planning work by all three councils and combined into a single comprehensive plan for the St Leonards and Crows Nest town centre. 

 

We have also analysed existing employment in the Precinct and a review of future employment demands and requirements, together with preliminary specialist studies, which you can see here:

 

The outcomes of this stage will inform Stage Two, a Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan that will identify areas within the Precinct suitable for redevelopment and guide future development and infrastructure delivery over the next 20 years. A Special Infrastructure Contribution will be developed to fund new infrastructure.

 

We released the Interim Statement to keep the community informed and updated about our process. We did not seek formal submissions from the community at this stage because there will be an opportunity for the community to comment on a complete strategy, with draft plans and supporting technical documents in early 2018.