Vision 2040: Shaping Randwick's Future

This consultation has concluded. Thank you to all who contributed. The outcomes of the consultation will be reported to the Council in early 2020.

In March and April 2019, Council undertook a comprehensive community consultation program branded Vision 2040: Shaping Randwick’s Future to assist in developing a Local Strategic Planning Statement and Housing Strategy.

The draft Local Strategic Planning Statement and Housing Strategy are now on public exhibition and open for community feedback. Read our summary document here.

What is a Local Strategic Planning Statement?

The Randwick City draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) outlines our community’s vision for the desired future of our Local Government Area (LGA), underpinned by planning priorities about where housing, jobs, infrastructure and open space should be located. The draft LSPS sets out actions for the delivery of our planning priorities to meet our community’s future economic, social and environmental needs and aspirations.

The purpose of the LSPS is to give effect to the Eastern City District Plan, implementing priorities at the local level, recognising special character and values that are to be preserved and how change will be managed into the future.

The LSPS, in conjunction with the Housing Strategy, will be used to update Council’s planning controls.

What is a Housing Strategy?

The draft Housing Strategy identifies Randwick City’s housing need and housing priorities and takes a balanced approach to meeting housing needs to 2040. The Eastern City District Plan requires Councils to prepare a Housing Strategy to set a 6-10 year housing growth target and demonstrate capacity to meet longer term housing needs.

The draft Strategy sets a 6-10 year housing growth target of 4,300 dwellings, to be achieved by 2026, and sets an affordable housing target of 10% of all dwellings by 2040. The draft Housing Strategy outlines a range of actions to meet the housing needs of our diverse community, including a range of changes to planning controls.

Vision 2040 Community Consultation

During the Vision 2040 community consultation period (8 March to 20 April 2019) residents were invited to attend workshops, complete an online survey about housing preferences, and use an interactive online map to share what is special about their suburb. You can read the report on the outcomes of the consultation here.

What we heard:

  • Participants’ special places centred on coastal areas and parks
  • Living in proximity to reliable transport as well as a range of services and amenity is important to participants
  • The participants recognised the need for diverse housing types across Randwick City
  • Housing affordability in Randwick City is a big concern for many respondents
  • Only a few participants wanted limited or no growth.
  • Additional infrastructure is essential to cater for future population growth
  • While aspirations for the future character of suburbs varied, common desires were for areas to be green, liveable, unique, relaxed and accessible.

You can have your say on the draft LSPS and Housing Strategy by:

  • Completing an online submission through this site
  • Sending your comments headed "Vision 2040" to the General Manager by email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting your comments headed "Vision 2040" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

You can also view the strategies in hard copy at:

  • Council’s Customer Service Centre, 30 Frances Street Randwick, 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Bowen Library, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra during library hours
  • Malabar Library, 1203 Anzac Parade, Matraville during library hours
  • Margaret Martin Library, Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Randwick during library hours.

Consultation period: 1 October 2019 to 5 November 2019 (extended).

In March and April 2019, Council undertook a comprehensive community consultation program branded Vision 2040: Shaping Randwick’s Future to assist in developing a Local Strategic Planning Statement and Housing Strategy.

The draft Local Strategic Planning Statement and Housing Strategy are now on public exhibition and open for community feedback. Read our summary document here.

What is a Local Strategic Planning Statement?

The Randwick City draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) outlines our community’s vision for the desired future of our Local Government Area (LGA), underpinned by planning priorities about where housing, jobs, infrastructure and open space should be located. The draft LSPS sets out actions for the delivery of our planning priorities to meet our community’s future economic, social and environmental needs and aspirations.

The purpose of the LSPS is to give effect to the Eastern City District Plan, implementing priorities at the local level, recognising special character and values that are to be preserved and how change will be managed into the future.

The LSPS, in conjunction with the Housing Strategy, will be used to update Council’s planning controls.

What is a Housing Strategy?

The draft Housing Strategy identifies Randwick City’s housing need and housing priorities and takes a balanced approach to meeting housing needs to 2040. The Eastern City District Plan requires Councils to prepare a Housing Strategy to set a 6-10 year housing growth target and demonstrate capacity to meet longer term housing needs.

The draft Strategy sets a 6-10 year housing growth target of 4,300 dwellings, to be achieved by 2026, and sets an affordable housing target of 10% of all dwellings by 2040. The draft Housing Strategy outlines a range of actions to meet the housing needs of our diverse community, including a range of changes to planning controls.

Vision 2040 Community Consultation

During the Vision 2040 community consultation period (8 March to 20 April 2019) residents were invited to attend workshops, complete an online survey about housing preferences, and use an interactive online map to share what is special about their suburb. You can read the report on the outcomes of the consultation here.

What we heard:

  • Participants’ special places centred on coastal areas and parks
  • Living in proximity to reliable transport as well as a range of services and amenity is important to participants
  • The participants recognised the need for diverse housing types across Randwick City
  • Housing affordability in Randwick City is a big concern for many respondents
  • Only a few participants wanted limited or no growth.
  • Additional infrastructure is essential to cater for future population growth
  • While aspirations for the future character of suburbs varied, common desires were for areas to be green, liveable, unique, relaxed and accessible.

You can have your say on the draft LSPS and Housing Strategy by:

  • Completing an online submission through this site
  • Sending your comments headed "Vision 2040" to the General Manager by email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting your comments headed "Vision 2040" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

You can also view the strategies in hard copy at:

  • Council’s Customer Service Centre, 30 Frances Street Randwick, 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Bowen Library, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra during library hours
  • Malabar Library, 1203 Anzac Parade, Matraville during library hours
  • Margaret Martin Library, Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Randwick during library hours.

Consultation period: 1 October 2019 to 5 November 2019 (extended).

This consultation has concluded. Thank you to all who contributed. The outcomes of the consultation will be reported to the Council in early 2020.
  • Vision 2040: Community consultation

    about 2 months ago

    This stage of our community consultation has concluded. You can read about the outcomes in our Community Consultation Report.

    We are creating a Local Strategic Planning Statement (we call it Vision 2040) that will outline our future vision for planning across Randwick City. It will set the direction around where we live, work, play and how we move around while also recognising and preserving Randwick City’s values and special characteristics.

    Informed by the Greater Sydney Region Plan, the Eastern City District Plan and Randwick City Plan(External link), the Local Strategic Planning Statement will provide the vision and framework to inform a future update of Council’s planning framework, the Randwick Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Development Control Plan 2013.

    To help develop the statement we want to find out what you think about the area you live in. What defines its character? How has it changed for the better? How has it changed for the worse? And what type of housing do you want to see in the future and where?

    This is a great opportunity to help shape the way our City grows over the next 20 years. Your feedback is important to help us better understand the local character of the area and so we can ensure your views are reflected in the plan.

    How can you be involved?

    • Take our online survey about your housing preferences
    • Use our interactive map to let us know things you love or think could be improved in your area
    • Register to attend one of our interactive workshops to discuss your area and future housing options:
      • Saturday 30 March 2019, 2-4pm, Randwick Community Centre
        REGISTRATIONS CLOSED
      • Wednesday 3 April 2019, 6-8pm, Prince Henry Community Centre Little Bay
        CANCELLED due to low registrations
      • Thursday 4 April 2019, 6-8pm, Lionel Bowen Library Maroubra.
        REGISTRATIONS CLOSED

    This stage of our community consultation has concluded. You can read about the outcomes in our Community Consultation Report.

    We are creating a Local Strategic Planning Statement (we call it Vision 2040) that will outline our future vision for planning across Randwick City. It will set the direction around where we live, work, play and how we move around while also recognising and preserving Randwick City’s values and special characteristics.

    Informed by the Greater Sydney Region Plan, the Eastern City District Plan and Randwick City Plan(External link), the Local Strategic Planning Statement will provide the vision and framework to inform a future update of Council’s planning framework, the Randwick Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Development Control Plan 2013.

    To help develop the statement we want to find out what you think about the area you live in. What defines its character? How has it changed for the better? How has it changed for the worse? And what type of housing do you want to see in the future and where?

    This is a great opportunity to help shape the way our City grows over the next 20 years. Your feedback is important to help us better understand the local character of the area and so we can ensure your views are reflected in the plan.

    How can you be involved?

    • Take our online survey about your housing preferences
    • Use our interactive map to let us know things you love or think could be improved in your area
    • Register to attend one of our interactive workshops to discuss your area and future housing options:
      • Saturday 30 March 2019, 2-4pm, Randwick Community Centre
        REGISTRATIONS CLOSED
      • Wednesday 3 April 2019, 6-8pm, Prince Henry Community Centre Little Bay
        CANCELLED due to low registrations
      • Thursday 4 April 2019, 6-8pm, Lionel Bowen Library Maroubra.
        REGISTRATIONS CLOSED

  • Background to Vision 2040

    9 months ago
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    Sydney’s population is projected to grow to 8 million over the next 40 years.

    To help plan for this growth, the Greater Sydney Commission released the Greater Sydney Region Plan - A Metropolis of Three Cities, an integrated land use and transport plan, which builds on a vision of three cities - the Western Parkland City, the Central River City and Eastern Harbour City - where most residents live within 30 minutes of their jobs, education and health facilities, services and great places.

    District Plans provide guidelines for implementing A Metropolis of Three Cities- the Greater Sydney Region Plan at a District level. There are five district plans - the Western City District Plan, Central City District, Eastern City District (covers Randwick), North District and South District, which were made final in March of 2018. They inform local environmental plans, community strategic plans and the assessment of planning proposals.

    Amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 in March of 2018 now require all Councils to review the local planning framework and give effect to the planning priorities and actions in the relevant district plan within three years of the district plan being made final.

    The Local Strategic Planning Statement will be the key resource to understand how strategic and statutory plans will be implemented at the local level. The following diagram illustrates the relationship between the Regional and District plans and Councils Strategic Planning documents.



    The Department of Planning and Environment has mapped out this process as the ‘LEP Roadmap’ into six key phases. Guidelines have been issued to assist Councils in this process. More information can be found here.


    Sydney’s population is projected to grow to 8 million over the next 40 years.

    To help plan for this growth, the Greater Sydney Commission released the Greater Sydney Region Plan - A Metropolis of Three Cities, an integrated land use and transport plan, which builds on a vision of three cities - the Western Parkland City, the Central River City and Eastern Harbour City - where most residents live within 30 minutes of their jobs, education and health facilities, services and great places.

    District Plans provide guidelines for implementing A Metropolis of Three Cities- the Greater Sydney Region Plan at a District level. There are five district plans - the Western City District Plan, Central City District, Eastern City District (covers Randwick), North District and South District, which were made final in March of 2018. They inform local environmental plans, community strategic plans and the assessment of planning proposals.

    Amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 in March of 2018 now require all Councils to review the local planning framework and give effect to the planning priorities and actions in the relevant district plan within three years of the district plan being made final.

    The Local Strategic Planning Statement will be the key resource to understand how strategic and statutory plans will be implemented at the local level. The following diagram illustrates the relationship between the Regional and District plans and Councils Strategic Planning documents.



    The Department of Planning and Environment has mapped out this process as the ‘LEP Roadmap’ into six key phases. Guidelines have been issued to assist Councils in this process. More information can be found here.