Future planning

The City of Canada Bay is responsible for the strategic land-use planning of urban renewal sites in our local area. Some of these renewal projects are led by Council, whilst others require Council to undertake detailed local planning to align with policy and strategic directions prepared by the NSW Government.

Click on the links below to view current projects.

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

Council’s Planning Proposal to deliver Stage 1 (the 2016-2023 release areas) of the State Government’s Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy (PRCUTS) will transform Parramatta Road into a high quality multi-use corridor with improved transport choices, better amenity and balanced growth of housing and jobs.

It includes the three precincts that are within the City of Canada Bay:

  • Homebush North
  • Burwood-Concord
  • Kings Bay

The PRCUTS Planning Proposal can be viewed here

Supporting studies include:


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

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment released the Draft Rhodes Place Strategy on 31 August 2020. This Strategy provides an update on the previous released Revised Draft Precinct Plan in December 2018, which had built upon the originally released Rhodes East Precinct Plan in 2017.

The 2020 Draft Rhodes Place Strategy maintains the number of dwellings and range of infrastructure improvements proposed in previous plans. An Urban Design Report and an Explanation of Intended Effects accompanies the Strategy on exhibition.

A copy of the Draft Rhodes Place Strategy and accompanying documentation can be found at NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment.

The State Government exhibited its Draft Rhodes Precinct Place Strategy from 31 August to 9 October this year. The strategy included plans for a new primary school, ferry wharf, and public plaza, among other public infrastructure objectives to be delivered over the next fifteen years. Council has expressed the community’s thoughts and concerns about the plans in our overarching submission to the State Government.

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).

Station Precinct Rhodes

Rhodes Station Precinct is located adjacent to Rhodes train station bound by Mary Street, Walker Street, Gauthorpe Street and Marquet Street.


A masterplan was prepared to facilitate the redevelopment of the site for residential apartments, a new "laneway style" shopping centre, a Recreation Centre and new pedestrian links.

Station Precinct Master Plan