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 Review sets a vision for the future of the shopping strip, consolidates the outcomes of the community engagement that has been undertaken, and establishes a desired future character for the area, potential improvement to public space and also amendments to Council’s planning controls.

For more information please refer to our Victoria Road Urban Design Review page on Collaborate Canada Bay.

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.

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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Sydney Metro West

In October 2019, the NSW Government confirmed the locations of the new stations to be built for Sydney Metro West, a new metro rail planned to connect Greater Parramatta with the Sydney CBD. The locations include Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock, The Bays Precinct and Sydney CBD

Work on Sydney Metro West is expected to start in 2020. Please visit Transport for NSW's Sydney Metro West project information page to stay up to date with the latest news.