Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres Planning Proposal

Consultation has concluded. Thank you to those who made a submission. Community feedback on the planning proposal will be considered by Council in late 2019.  

Randwick City Council is currently conducting community consultation in relation to a planning proposal and contributions plan that affects properties located within and immediately adjoining the Kensington and Kingsford town centres.

The Planning Proposal seeks to amend the Randwick Local Environmental Plan 2012 (RLEP 2012) and establish a new vision for the Kensington and Kingsford town centres.

The Planning Proposal applies to areas zoned B2 Local Centre in the Kensington and Kingsford town centres, and three locations immediately adjoining the Kingsford town centre comprising 16, 18 and 20 Barker Street, 582-584 and 586-592 Anzac Parade, 63 Harbourne Road and 12, 14, 16 and 18 Rainbow Street, Kingsford.

The Planning Proposal seeks to amend the provisions of RLEP 2012 by:

  • Allowing sites within the two town centres to potentially achieve a greater height and density above existing controls (limits as specified below) if the development contributes towards community infrastructure (via a new Community Infrastructure Contribution clause in RLEP 2012);
  • Increasing building heights within the centres from 6/7 storeys to 9 storeys
    (31 metres) across the majority of the town centres;
  • Increasing building heights at two key nodes to a maximum 60 metres
    (18 stories) with demonstrated design excellence (Todman Square and Strachan St Kingsford);
  • Increasing heights to a maximum 56 metres (17 storeys with demonstrated design excellence) at the Kingsford Junction and Rainbow Street sites;
  • Increasing the FSR control to 4:1 along the majority of the sites with the town centres and up to 5:1 FSR at Todman Square, Kingsford Mid-Town and Kingsford Junction sites;
  • Rezoning the R2 Low Density Residential land at 582-584 and 586-592 Anzac Parade, Kingsford, and the R3 Medium Density Residential land at 16, 18 and 20 Barker Street, Kingsford, 12, 14, 16 and 18 Rainbow Street, Kingsford and 63 Harbourne Road, Kingsford to a B2 Local Centre zone, with a maximum FSR control of 4:1 and Height of Building control of 31 metres;
  • Introducing new provisions and guidelines for design excellence to require best practice high quality, sustainable design at the key nodes; and
  • Introducing an affordable housing levy providing up to 200 affordable housing units.

For a useful overview of the Planning Proposal read the summary booklet.

View the documents:

You can also view all documents.

The Planning Proposal Authority is Randwick City Council and the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is the plan-making authority for the finalisation of this Planning Proposal.

Separate to this Planning Proposal package, Council is also seeking submissions on a new s.7.12 developer contributions plan which will increase the levy payable within the two town centres to fund new local infrastructure and improvements to the two town centres.

The Kensington and Kingsford Planning Proposal (K2K) proposes changes to the height and density controls. Modest height increases are proposed along the 2.5km Anzac Parade corridor with taller buildings proposed at three nodes; Todman Avenue intersection, Strachan Street intersection and the Nine-ways roundabout.

K2K is a plan to improve the Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres making them iconic destinations with vibrant, bustling streets, diverse businesses and a strong community feel. K2K is about encouraging appropriate and sustainable development and adopting a strategic and coordinated approach to create vibrant precincts where people want to live, work and visit.

You can make a submission by:

  • Completing an online submission through this site
  • Sending your comments headed "Planning Proposal - Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres" to the General Manager by email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting your comments headed "Planning Proposal - Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

The Planning Proposal can be viewed in hard copy at:

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

Consultation period: 20 August to 1 October 2019.

Randwick City Council is currently conducting community consultation in relation to a planning proposal and contributions plan that affects properties located within and immediately adjoining the Kensington and Kingsford town centres.

The Planning Proposal seeks to amend the Randwick Local Environmental Plan 2012 (RLEP 2012) and establish a new vision for the Kensington and Kingsford town centres.

The Planning Proposal applies to areas zoned B2 Local Centre in the Kensington and Kingsford town centres, and three locations immediately adjoining the Kingsford town centre comprising 16, 18 and 20 Barker Street, 582-584 and 586-592 Anzac Parade, 63 Harbourne Road and 12, 14, 16 and 18 Rainbow Street, Kingsford.

The Planning Proposal seeks to amend the provisions of RLEP 2012 by:

  • Allowing sites within the two town centres to potentially achieve a greater height and density above existing controls (limits as specified below) if the development contributes towards community infrastructure (via a new Community Infrastructure Contribution clause in RLEP 2012);
  • Increasing building heights within the centres from 6/7 storeys to 9 storeys
    (31 metres) across the majority of the town centres;
  • Increasing building heights at two key nodes to a maximum 60 metres
    (18 stories) with demonstrated design excellence (Todman Square and Strachan St Kingsford);
  • Increasing heights to a maximum 56 metres (17 storeys with demonstrated design excellence) at the Kingsford Junction and Rainbow Street sites;
  • Increasing the FSR control to 4:1 along the majority of the sites with the town centres and up to 5:1 FSR at Todman Square, Kingsford Mid-Town and Kingsford Junction sites;
  • Rezoning the R2 Low Density Residential land at 582-584 and 586-592 Anzac Parade, Kingsford, and the R3 Medium Density Residential land at 16, 18 and 20 Barker Street, Kingsford, 12, 14, 16 and 18 Rainbow Street, Kingsford and 63 Harbourne Road, Kingsford to a B2 Local Centre zone, with a maximum FSR control of 4:1 and Height of Building control of 31 metres;
  • Introducing new provisions and guidelines for design excellence to require best practice high quality, sustainable design at the key nodes; and
  • Introducing an affordable housing levy providing up to 200 affordable housing units.

For a useful overview of the Planning Proposal read the summary booklet.

View the documents:

You can also view all documents.

The Planning Proposal Authority is Randwick City Council and the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is the plan-making authority for the finalisation of this Planning Proposal.

Separate to this Planning Proposal package, Council is also seeking submissions on a new s.7.12 developer contributions plan which will increase the levy payable within the two town centres to fund new local infrastructure and improvements to the two town centres.

The Kensington and Kingsford Planning Proposal (K2K) proposes changes to the height and density controls. Modest height increases are proposed along the 2.5km Anzac Parade corridor with taller buildings proposed at three nodes; Todman Avenue intersection, Strachan Street intersection and the Nine-ways roundabout.

K2K is a plan to improve the Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres making them iconic destinations with vibrant, bustling streets, diverse businesses and a strong community feel. K2K is about encouraging appropriate and sustainable development and adopting a strategic and coordinated approach to create vibrant precincts where people want to live, work and visit.

You can make a submission by:

  • Completing an online submission through this site
  • Sending your comments headed "Planning Proposal - Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres" to the General Manager by email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting your comments headed "Planning Proposal - Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

The Planning Proposal can be viewed in hard copy at:

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

Consultation period: 20 August to 1 October 2019.

  • CLOSED: The submission period has now closed. Thank you to everyone who made a comment.

    Council welcomes comments and submissions on the Kensington and Kingsford Planning Proposal and Community Contributions Scehem to amend the Randwick Local Environmental Plan 2012 to establish a new vision for these town centres. 

    Council welcomes comments and submissions on the Kensington and Kingsford Planning Proposal and Community Contributions Scehem to amend the Randwick Local Environmental Plan 2012 to establish a new vision for these town centres. 

    Consultation has concluded. Thank you to those who made a submission. Community feedback on the planning proposal will be considered by Council in late 2019.