Major Bankstown Town Centres Rezoning Proposal to Provide Over 14,000 Dwellings

10/06/2017 2:04 am

Canterbury-Bankstown Council is in the draft stages of a rezoning of Bankstown Town Centres to provide for up 14,831 dwellings.

 

This rezoning is the result of the North Central, North East, South East and South West Local Area Plans. The proposal seeks to amend Bankstown LEP 2015 in relation the Zoning Map and Height of Buildings Map and Floor Space Ratio Map for the land in the subject precincts.

The rezoning will encourage additional employment opportunities within existing centres and identified employment precincts. Further higher density residential development in walkable proximity to centre and public transport are envisaged.

Council argues, that this rezoning proposal provides the framework to achieve integrated social and economic renewal of the local areas as outlined in the adopted Local Area Plans. The renewal process means staging the housing growth alongside economic regeneration strategies that can bring jobs closer to home for new residents. To provide a broader mix of housing types to cater for changing households.

The rezoning is currently achieved Gateway approval and will need to be go through the final approval stage before investors can capitalise on potential development opportunities.