Vision 2040: Shaping Randwick's Future

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 29 October 2019.

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 29 October 2019.

Do you have a question about the draft LSPS or Housing Strategy?  Ask us here and we will respond to you shortly. 


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