Future of Kingsford and Kensington on display and open for comments
The Kingsford to Kensington (K2K) Planning Proposal will be on exhibition for public comments and feedback from Tuesday 20 August and will outline the strategy to transform the two town centres along Anzac Parade and develop a strong and vibrant precincts.
The proposal, which will alter the Randwick Local Environmental Plan 2012, outlines the planning controls, urban design approach, affordable housing goals and plans to improve community amenity. It has been developed to guide and control future development of the town centres.
“Developers have long recognised the potential of Kingsford and Kensington,” said Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson. “In previous years Council has received numerous development proposals for towers up to 25 storeys high, which we have rejected out of hand as they don’t reflect Council’s vision for a prosperous and harmonious community.
“The 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.”
The Proposal supports modest changes to density controls and building height. Specifically, a modest increase from seven to nine storeys in the town centres and up to 18 storeys at three nodes along Anzac Parade. It also includes a levy on new development to create up to a $300M community benefits package that will include:
· 200 new affordable rental properties
· 8 new plazas
· an innovation centre to encourage start-up businesses
· a community centre and exhibition space
· wider footpaths
· underground powerlines
· automated waste collection
· separated cycleways, and
· public spaces.
The K2K Planning Proposal, contributions plans and affordable housing plan are on public exhibition from Tuesday 20 August to Tuesday 1 October 2019 and can be viewed at Council’s Customer Service Centre, our libraries or online at www.yoursay.randwick.nsw.gov.au/K2K.
This consultation is closed. On 10 December 2019, Council endorsed the Planning Proposal for the Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres and resolved to forward the proposal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) requesting amendments be made to Randwick LEP. The Planning Proposal is currently with the State Government awaiting gazettal of the proposed changes to the RLEP 2012. The Planning Proposal can be viewed here.