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 Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy

The City of Canada Bay worked closely with UrbanGrowth NSW in lead up to the release of the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy (PRCUTS) in November 2016. The Strategy sets out the NSW Government’s 30-year plan for how the Corridor will grow and change into the future.  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 of the eight precincts are partly within the City of Canada Bay and Council is preparing plans to implement the identified Stage 1 precincts at:

  • Homebush North
  • Burwood-Concord
  • Kings Bay
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

Sydney Metro West was announced in March 2018 as the NSW Government’s plan to double the rail capacity of the Parramatta to Sydney CBD corridor.

Three of the nine new Metro stations are within the City of Canada Bay and Council is working collaboratively with Metro to ensure good urban design outcomes for these station precincts.  The stations will be located at:

  • Strathfield, at the existing station
  • Burwood North, within the Burwood-Concord PRCUTS precinct,
  • Five Dock local centre.

The land use opportunities and implications of Sydney Metro West will be considered by Council for each station location and inform our work relating to the implementation of the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy (PRCUTS).