Future planning

The City of Canada Bay is planning for a City fit for our future, read below for more information on our current plans.

Victoria Road Urban Design Review

The City of Canada Bay is undertaking an Urban Design Review for the shopping strip on Victoria Road in Drummoyne. 

The objectives of the review are to:

  • Work with the community and relevant stakeholders to determine the desired future character of the Victoria Road commercial precinct

  • Recognise the need for future development to protect and enhance the existing character of surrounding low density residential heritage conservation areas

  • Improve public domain outcomes, including access and opportunities for landscaping and provision of canopy trees along Victoria Road, its cross streets and parallel streets within the immediate proximity

  • Revitalise and reinvigorate the retail functions along Victoria Road and to properties that benefit from a secondary street frontage, where appropriate.

Please be aware that no particular outcome has been foreshadowed for this project. The primary objective is to work with the community to determine the desired future character of the Victoria Road shopping strip and what changes, if any, may be required to achieve that outcome. It is for this reason that we have been seeking community involvement and feedback before we undertake any further investigation and planning.

Study area

Please refer to the study area map to understand the boundaries of the study area.

Community involvement

Our aim is to consult with a broad cross-section of the community. To do this, in October, we sent out postcards to approximately 3,300 residential and business properties in the vicinity advising of the project. We have also been busy seeking feedback in a number of different ways as described below:


  • Community Drop-in Session - Saturday, 30 March, 10am - 12pm. Forecourt outside IGA, Victoria Road and Lyons Road intersection.

  • Community and Stakeholder Workshop - Wednesday, 03 April, 6 - 8pm. Greg Davis Stand, Drummoyne Oval.

          Register by email to strategicplanning@canadabay.nsw.gov.au by Tuesday 02 April.

  • Community Reference Group - This group has already been established and includes Councillors, residents and local business owners to provide an additional channel to seek feedback from the community.


  • Community Reference Group - We will continue to consult with this group to seek feedback at various stages of this project.


  • Online consultation - Monday, 15 October to Monday, 12 November 2018

  • Our community drop-in session on Saturday 27 October 2018 attracted over 100 people

  • On Tuesday 30 October 2018 we held a community and stakeholder workshop for which we had 40 people register to have their say

  • Consultation with local schools

  • Consultations with local Senior Citizens Centre.


Please refer to the timeline for stages and tentative reporting and engagement dates.

  • Timeline

Community reference group

Minutes from the community reference group meeting are provided below:

Victoria Road Urban Design Review Report

Reference material

All relevant material will be provided below as it becomes available.

For more information

Please contact the Project Coordinator on 9911 6555 or at council@canadabay.nsw.gov.au should you have any questions. 

Local Planning Strategy

The purpose of the Local Planning Strategy (LPS) is to provide a framework for future land use planning in the City of Canada Bay. The LPS aims to provide housing and employment, consider future recreational needs, protect heritage and the natural environment and consider transport in an integrated manner.  

The Local Planning Strategy was adopted by Council on 1 June 2010.

Please check file size before downloading as some files may be quite large.

Download the Local Planning Strategy as a whole document or in parts

For further information please call Council's Strategic Planning Team on 9911 6410.

Five Dock Town Centre Revitalisation

Five Dock Town Centre Urban Design Study 

The Five Dock Town Centre Urban Design Study provides a bold and exciting vision for Five Dock and seeks to ensure that the centre continues to provide a strong focus for the community, is a better place to live and work, creates improved opportunities for investment, is easy to get around and provides an enhanced built environment.

The study comprises two parts:

Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Strategy

The City of Canada Bay worked closely with UrbanGrowth NSW in lead up to the release of the Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Strategy in November 2016.

The strategy identified eight precincts to accommodate a diversity of land uses and densities, supported by a range of active and public transport. The vision is to transform Parramatta Road into a high quality multi-use corridor with improved transport choices, better amenity and balanced growth of housing and jobs.

Three renewal areas are identified within the City of Canada Bay LGA, including Homebush, Burwood and Kings Bay Precincts. These precincts cross the local government boundaries of Canada Bay, Burwood and Strathfield, are expected to provide an additional 17,000 dwellings to house approximately 36,100 people and provide up to 19,600 new jobs.

The strategy has been provided with statutory weight through a S117 Ministerial Direction.

The three Councils are working in collaboration on the preparation of detailed traffic and transport and urban design plans, as required by the Strategy. The detailed plans will inform the development of planning controls to facilitate the rezoning and development of land.  Council does not support site specific planning proposals being submitted prior to the finalisation of the planning controls.

More information:

Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Strategy

Concord West Precinct

A number of industrial sites within the Concord West Precinct have been identified for potential rezoning for predominantly residential purposes.

A Masterplan was prepared in May 2014 and provides a framework for the rezoning of land.

The Masterplan is supported by:

  • A socio-economic study,

  • Traffic, transport, accessibility and parking reports,

  • A draft flood study,

  • Considerable consultation with landowners, stakeholders and the community.

A copy of the reports are provided below.

Concord West Masterplan (Prepared by JBA)

Socio-Economic Study (Prepared by Hill PDA)

Traffic, Transport, Accessibility and Parking Report (Prepared by GTA)

Draft Flood Study (Prepared by Jacobs)

Should you have any questions regarding the reports provided above, please contact Strategic Planning on (02) 9911 6555.

Planning for the Future of Rhodes East

The Department of Planning and Environment released a new Revised Draft Precinct Plan for Rhodes in December 2018.

The 2018 Revised Draft Precinct Plan includes significant changes to the previously exhibited Rhodes East Precinct Plan 2017, including changes to the precinct boundary, an increase in dwelling numbers, and the removal of built form controls. Council has prepared a submission outlining its concerns with the document and recommending that the Revised Precinct Plan be further revised and re-exhibited.

A copy of the Rhodes Revised Draft Precinct Plan and the earlier Rhodes East Precinct Plan can be found at the Department of Planning and Environment website under the Key Actions and Documents tab.

Council’s submission on the Rhodes Revised Draft Precinct Plan was adopted at its 19 February 2019 meeting and can be downloaded here.

Draft Rhodes East Affordable Housing Program

The City of Canada Bay is committed to delivering an increased supply of affordable rental housing for key worker households. Over the last 20 years, the City of Canada Bay has increasingly seen the proportion of housing stock that is available for low income, key worker households, steadily decline.

In conjunction with the Rhodes East Priority Precinct draft plans, the draft Rhodes East Affordable Housing Program and supporting Affordable Housing Evidence Report seeks to deliver a 5% affordable rental housing target, for key workers within the priority precinct. 

Further enquiries should be directed to Council’s Strategic Planning team on 9911 6555.

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