Consultation has concluded
Exhibition of Planning Proposal to prohibit multi-dwelling housing from low density residential areas (R2 zoned land) in the former Bankstown LGA.
The NSW Government is introducing the Medium Density Housing Code, which will allow private certifiers to approve higher density dual occupancies, manor houses and terraces in residential areas.
To protect your quality of life, Council is proposing to change its planning rules, to head–off the NSW Government’s plan to allow multi–dwelling manor houses and terraces in our low density residential areas.
We have now secured approval from the NSW Department of Planning to publicly exhibit our change, which is to prohibit multi-dwelling housing from low density residential areas (R2 zoned land) in the former Bankstown Local Government Area. Council does not have delegation to make the LEP.
Where can I see the exhibition?
The Planning Proposal will be on public exhibition until Thursday 18 April 2019, and can be viewed:
- Online download found here; or
- At Council’s Bankstown Customer Service Centre, 66–72 Rickard Road, Bankstown (8.30am–5pm weekdays); or
- At Council’s Libraries at Chester Hill, Greenacre, Padstow and Panania (opening hours vary, check cb.city/library).
You are encouraged to read the Planning Proposal to see if the proposed change is relevant to you.
What happens if I want to lodge a Development Application for multi-dwelling housing?
The Planning Proposal includes a saving transition clause, which means the proposed change to Council’s planning rules is not intended to apply to development applications lodged before the LEP Amendment comes into effect.
The Planning Proposal will apply to development applications lodged on or after the date the LEP Amendment comes into effect.
Does the planning proposal apply to the former Canterbury Local Government Area?
The planning proposal does not apply to the former Canterbury Local Government Area.
Have your say
Thank you to all those who have provided submissions. The final report has been adopted by Council.
Planning Proposal To Prohibit Multi-Dwelling HousingConsultation has concluded