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.

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.  
  • Future of Kingsford and Kensington on display and open for comments

    2 months ago
    Kingsford and kensington webtile

    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...

    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.


  • K2K Planning Proposal to be exhibited

    2 months ago
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    The Kingsford to Kensington Planning Proposal will soon go on exhibition for public comments and feedback. The proposal outlines the planning controls, urban design approach, affordable housing goals and plans to improve community amenity for the two town centres, specifically along the Anzac Parade corridor. The draft planning strategy was initiated to control the strategic development of the town centres and has received the approval of the Department of Planning and Environment.

    The Kingsford to Kensington Planning Proposal will soon go on exhibition for public comments and feedback. The proposal outlines the planning controls, urban design approach, affordable housing goals and plans to improve community amenity for the two town centres, specifically along the Anzac Parade corridor. The draft planning strategy was initiated to control the strategic development of the town centres and has received the approval of the Department of Planning and Environment.

  • Rejection of developer levy "highly unusual" says Randwick Mayor

    2 months ago
    K2k

    Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey has described as “highly unusual” the NSW Department of Planning’s refusal of Randwick Council’s $40M developer levy for its Kensington to Kingsford (K2K) Planning Strategy.

    The Community Infrastructure Charge – which is already delivering benefits in neighbouring Council areas like City of Sydney – is proposed to deliver significant public improvements in the town centres including new green links, street trees, cycleways and the fitout of a new multipurpose community centre, exhibition space and innovation centre.

    Following pressure from The Southern Courier the Department of Planning says this type of community infrastructure is not related to...

    Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey has described as “highly unusual” the NSW Department of Planning’s refusal of Randwick Council’s $40M developer levy for its Kensington to Kingsford (K2K) Planning Strategy.

    The Community Infrastructure Charge – which is already delivering benefits in neighbouring Council areas like City of Sydney – is proposed to deliver significant public improvements in the town centres including new green links, street trees, cycleways and the fitout of a new multipurpose community centre, exhibition space and innovation centre.

    Following pressure from The Southern Courier the Department of Planning says this type of community infrastructure is not related to the demand created by the development.

    “How anybody can think it’s ok to shove thousands of new apartments into towers up to 18 storeys high without delivering public benefit beggars belief.

    “If developers are going to make tens of millions of dollars in profit from an uplift in heights, then it’s only fair and reasonable that they contribute some of those profits to provide better public infrastructure for the people who are going to live there.

    “There’s no point providing housing without quality public amenity. It’s unfair for those future residents. Developers will walk away with a tidy profit while residents live out their lives in concrete jungles.

    “Why the Department of Planning is so concerned about developers paying a bit extra has really got me perplexed,” Mayor Shurey said.

    Randwick Council is seeking a review of the Department’s determination of its planning strategy by the Planning Assessment Commission.


  • Randwick Council two-time award winner in Planning Awards for Excellence

    2 months ago
    K2k

    Randwick Council was awarded Best Planning Ideas for Small Project and Innovation in Development Assessment as part of the Planning Institute Australia Awards for Excellence.

    The awards recognise best practice, leadership and achievement in town planning and the planning profession.

    “Randwick Council has prided itself on being a leader in planning, and these awards affirm that this is indeed the case,” said Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey. “These two projects utilised the skills and support of staff from many different departments, so I regard this as a win for all of Council.”

    Council was awarded the Best Planning Ideas for the...

    Randwick Council was awarded Best Planning Ideas for Small Project and Innovation in Development Assessment as part of the Planning Institute Australia Awards for Excellence.

    The awards recognise best practice, leadership and achievement in town planning and the planning profession.

    “Randwick Council has prided itself on being a leader in planning, and these awards affirm that this is indeed the case,” said Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey. “These two projects utilised the skills and support of staff from many different departments, so I regard this as a win for all of Council.”

    Council was awarded the Best Planning Ideas for the Kensington to Kingsford (K2K) International Urban Design Ideas Competition. Council initiated the K2K Competition to work with the community and the best minds in planning, urban design, sustainability and architecture, to develop an overarching vision and strategy for the two town centres.

    Council’s improved online Development Application system won the Innovation in Development Assessment category. Council installed a self-service kiosk in the Customer Service Centre, improved online maps, integrated the online lodgement with Council’s document management system and allowed all stages of lodgement (including payment of fees) to be completed online, with data fed straight into management systems.


  • K2K Urban Design Comp wins inaugural Greater Sydney Planning Award

    2 months ago
    K2k

    Randwick Council’s urban design competition to develop ideas for the future of the Kensington and Kingsford town centres on Anzac Parade has picked up a major award at the Greater Sydney Planning Awards on 23 February 2017.

    The K2K Urban Design Competition won the Great Plan category presented by the Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts and Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull AO.

    The judges said Council took new approaches to consultation by directly involving local residents in developing the competition brief and generating a new conversation about the future of the precinct within a framework of robust planning and community involvement.

    ...

    Randwick Council’s urban design competition to develop ideas for the future of the Kensington and Kingsford town centres on Anzac Parade has picked up a major award at the Greater Sydney Planning Awards on 23 February 2017.

    The K2K Urban Design Competition won the Great Plan category presented by the Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts and Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull AO.

    The judges said Council took new approaches to consultation by directly involving local residents in developing the competition brief and generating a new conversation about the future of the precinct within a framework of robust planning and community involvement.

    The best ideas from the competition ideas were used by Randwick City Council to develop new planning controls for Anzac Parade.

    In particular, Council is planning to realise $300M worth of public improvements including eight new plazas, new shared laneways, new public spaces and affordable housing.

    A Planning Strategy will be placed on public exhibition soon which will propose wider footpaths, underground powerlines, multipurpose community facility and innovation and exhibition spaces – many of these ideas are taken directly from the K2K competition.

    Randwick Mayor Noel D’Souza said the award win was validation for Council’s strong leadership in taking back control of Anzac Parade from developers.

    “I’d like to thank everybody involved in this important project including the community, Council staff and the competition finalists: JMD, Hill Thalis + Bennett and Trimble; Aspect Studios Urban Design; CODA Architecture and Urban Design; and Future Parade.

    “Particular thanks goes to the independent jury Malcolm Snow, Ben Hewett, Jennifer Neales, Kerry Clare and Tim Greer along with our specialist advisers – Lucy Cole-Edelstein from Straight Talk, Andrew Mackenzie from CityLab and Sue Holliday from Strategies for Change.”


  • Randwick Mayor announces $300M transformation project

    2 months ago
    K2k

    Anzac Parade in Kensington and Kingsford could be transformed into an ideas hub with new community centres, exhibition spaces and an Innovation Centre designed to encourage creative start-up businesses, Randwick Mayor Noel D’Souza announced today.

    The Plan is part of Randwick City Council’s Kensington to Kingsford Planning Strategy to be considered at Council’s Planning Committee on Tuesday 6 December 2016 (deferred to 13 December meeting where it was adopted).

    If adopted, the draft strategy will be forwarded to the Department of Planning for endorsement and then put out to community consultation in early 2017.

    The plan proposes modest increases in...

    Anzac Parade in Kensington and Kingsford could be transformed into an ideas hub with new community centres, exhibition spaces and an Innovation Centre designed to encourage creative start-up businesses, Randwick Mayor Noel D’Souza announced today.

    The Plan is part of Randwick City Council’s Kensington to Kingsford Planning Strategy to be considered at Council’s Planning Committee on Tuesday 6 December 2016 (deferred to 13 December meeting where it was adopted).

    If adopted, the draft strategy will be forwarded to the Department of Planning for endorsement and then put out to community consultation in early 2017.

    The plan proposes modest increases in heights and densities to create about 1,500 new homes, more than 1,000 new jobs and 54,000sqm of new commercial space along the 2.5 km Anzac Parade strip.

    Developers would pay higher levies to fund the $300M public benefits package including dedication of five per cent of new homes as affordable.

    Randwick Mayor Noel D’Souza said the $300M transformation plan is big and bold.

    “This is the single biggest and boldest town planning exercise ever conducted by Randwick City Council. We received lots of great ideas from the community and the entrants in the K2K Urban Design Competition and we’ve taken the best ones forward.

    “I think the current and future residents and workers of Kingsford and Kensington deserve a vibrant, innovative and thriving town centre.

    “My vision is for Anzac Parade to be known as a creative ideas hub. We’ve already got UNSW and NIDA, so it makes sense to further enhance this and provide opportunities for innovative start-up businesses,” Mayor D’Souza said.

    Under the plan, maximum heights on Anzac Parade in Kingsford and Kensington will be increased by two storeys to nine storeys. At three key opportunity nodes where there is adequate street access, taller buildings of up to 18 storeys (60m) may be permitted to create focus points for the town centres.

    “These heights are a good balance between encouraging growth, new housing and jobs and preserving amenity along Anzac Parade,” Mayor D’Souza said.

    The $300M transformation plan includes:

    • 200 new affordable homes
    • 8 new plazas totalling almost 10,000sqm
    • More than 50,000sqm of new public space in total – the equivalent of more than seven NRL football fields
    • $3M for an innovation centre at Todman Ave to encourage start-up businesses
    • New public art and sculptures
    • Funds to build new public car parks and upgrade others including Houston Lane, Kingsford and Addison St, Kensington.
    • Wider footpaths, landscaping, green walls, lighting and new trees
    • $4.6M to bury overhead powerlines
    • A multipurpose community centre and exhibition space in Kensington
    • Separated cycleways including along Todman Ave and Lenthal St
    • A bicycle hire scheme
    • $14M for an automated waste collection system for new buildings to more efficiently collect rubbish and recycling without using individual bins
    • $6M for new water sensitive design including raingardens, garden beds and swales

    “I made a commitment that modest increases in height and density would only be permitted if it delivered substantial public benefits. The Kensington to Kingsford Planning Strategy delivers on that promise.

    “This is about Council and the community taking back control of our town centres on Anzac Parade,” Randwick Mayor Noel D’Souza said.

    Update: Council's Planning Committee on 6 December 2016 resolved to defer consideration of this matter to the Council Meeting on 13 December 2016. At this meeting Council resolved to proceed with community consultation, but a rescission motion was lodged suspending the decision. The rescission motion was considered at an Extraordinary Council Meeting on Saturday 17 December 2016 and it was lost. This means the original motion (see link below) stands.


  • K2K Urban Design Competition winner announced

    about 3 years ago
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    The winner of the K2K Urban Design Competition was announced last night, 17 October 2016, at an awards ceremony at the University of NSW, with JMD, Hill Thalis + Bennett and Trimble chosen as the winning entry by an independent jury panel.


    The unique $300,000 ideas competition called on the world’s best architects and planners to envisage ideas for the future of the Kingsford and Kensington town centres with feedback from the community.

    The winning entry proposed a number of exciting ideas for the town centres including:

    The winner of the K2K Urban Design Competition was announced last night, 17 October 2016, at an awards ceremony at the University of NSW, with JMD, Hill Thalis + Bennett and Trimble chosen as the winning entry by an independent jury panel.


    The unique $300,000 ideas competition called on the world’s best architects and planners to envisage ideas for the future of the Kingsford and Kensington town centres with feedback from the community.

    The winning entry proposed a number of exciting ideas for the town centres including:

    • Widening the footpath on Anzac Parade to create the ‘People’s Boulevard’
    • Six new urban centres and a civic space along Anzac Parade
    • New parklands within walking distance from Anzac Parade
    • Hundreds of large and small trees dotted along the corridor
    • An open watercourse, revealing the hidden stream under Kensington
    • Creating Racecourse Park, next to Royal Randwick
    Mayor of Randwick, Noel D’Souza, said the competition was initiated by Randwick City Council as a first step in developing new planning controls for the area to help the community take back control after a number of unsolicited planning proposals were lodged by developers seeking to drastically increase building heights.

    “Kensington and Kingsford are already going through enormous transformation with the introduction of the light rail and it’s important that Council identifies new ways to see how we can better support local residents and businesses for the future.

    “The benefit of the competition is that it allowed us to seek ideas from Australia’s best architects and urban planners to help inform our planning controls for Kensington and Kingsford for the years to come. The public provided feedback into the original brief as well as on the final entries, which has helped us better understand what the community is hoping to see for the area as it grows and develops.

    “Council staff will be reviewing the entries carefully and we’ll use the best and most practical concepts to help inform future planning controls, however Council is under no obligation to use all or any of the ideas,” said Mayor D’Souza.

    The finalists were judged by an independent jury, with JMD, Hill Thalis + Bennett and Trimble chosen unanimously as the winner for its diverse range of public benefits, including identification of more public spaces as well as considerations regarding the integration of light rail, roads and pedestrian access along Anzac Parade.

    Media enquiries:
    Joshua Hay – 0402 351 459 or joshua.hay@randwick.nsw.gov.au

  • Council reaffirms opposition to planning high rise proposals for Anzac Parade

    2 months ago

    Two proposals for high rise buildings on Anzac Parade currently before the State Government’s Joint Regional Planning Panel were rejected by Randwick City Council almost seven months ago, Randwick Mayor Noel D’Souza said today.

    The applications propose to build towers up to 85m high at 111-125 Anzac Parade, 112 Todman Ave and 137-151 Anzac Parade, Kensington.

    “Council has dealt with a number of planning proposals for Anzac Parade over the past few years and each time they have been rejected.

    “These planning proposals are nothing more than speculative approaches by developers trying to maximise profit. They’re clearly too tall, too...

    Two proposals for high rise buildings on Anzac Parade currently before the State Government’s Joint Regional Planning Panel were rejected by Randwick City Council almost seven months ago, Randwick Mayor Noel D’Souza said today.

    The applications propose to build towers up to 85m high at 111-125 Anzac Parade, 112 Todman Ave and 137-151 Anzac Parade, Kensington.

    “Council has dealt with a number of planning proposals for Anzac Parade over the past few years and each time they have been rejected.

    “These planning proposals are nothing more than speculative approaches by developers trying to maximise profit. They’re clearly too tall, too dense and not in the public interest,” Mayor D’Souza said.

    In late 2015, Mayor D’Souza met with the Planning Minister and local State Members to discuss developing a coordinated and strategic approach to guide appropriate future development along the Anzac Parade corridor.

    As a result of these discussions, Council initiated an International Urban Design Competition in partnership with the local community to come up with ideas for the future of the Kensington and Kingsford town centres.

    “It is unclear why the Department decided to refer these two planning proposals to the JRPP at this time when we’re in the middle of the largest Urban Design Competition ever conducted by Randwick City Council.

    “We’re working collaboratively with the community to develop a shared vision for the Kingsford and Kensington town centres. The community has told us very strongly that they want Council to take back control of the planning around Anzac Parade so that we can better plan how the area develops and maximise public benefit rather than responding to adhoc development proposals.

    “The current process should be allowed to run its course before decisions are made on proposals like this.

    “No one’s against development, but there has to be public benefit – It can’t be done in piecemeal fashion or by one-off proposals speculating on turning a quick profit,” Mayor D’Souza said.


  • K2K Urban Design Competition exhibition now open

    about 3 years ago
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    Four of Australia’s leading planning and architectural teams have submitted their entries for their vision for the future of Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres as part of Randwick City Council’s K2K Urban Design Competition, worth $300,000 in prize money.

    Each entry was asked to respond to a brief developed by Council and the community, asking them to provide their ideas for a vibrant, sustainable and liveable future for Kensington and Kingsford.

    The public is invited to provide their feedback on the final entries, with the winning entry used to help Council identify the best ideas and designs to shape the...

    Four of Australia’s leading planning and architectural teams have submitted their entries for their vision for the future of Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres as part of Randwick City Council’s K2K Urban Design Competition, worth $300,000 in prize money.

    Each entry was asked to respond to a brief developed by Council and the community, asking them to provide their ideas for a vibrant, sustainable and liveable future for Kensington and Kingsford.

    The public is invited to provide their feedback on the final entries, with the winning entry used to help Council identify the best ideas and designs to shape the future planning for Kensington and Kingsford.

    The four shortlisted teams are:

    · JMD, Hill Thalis + Bennett and Trimble

    Team Comprising: James Mather Delaney Design Landscape Architects, Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects, Bennett and Trimble Architecture and Urban Projects

    · SJB, ASPECT Studios, Terroir, SGS

    Team Comprising: ASPECT Studios Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, SJB Architects and Urban Design, SGS Economics and Planning, and Terroir Architecture and Urban Planning

    · CODA Studio

    Team Comprising: CODA Architecture and Urban Design, Realm Studios Landscape Architecture, and GTA Transport consultants

    · Future Parade

    Team Comprising: JBA Urban Design and Planning, Stewart Hollenstein Architecture and Urban Design, Arcadia Landscape Architecture, The Transport Planning People and Jess Scully

    Following public feedback, the winning entry will be chosen by an independent expert jury consisting of Malcolm Snow, Ben Hewett, Jennifer Neales, Kerry Clare and Tim Greer.

    Mayor of Randwick, Noel D’Souza, said he is excited to see what the finalists have come up with to rejuvenate Kensington and Kingsford in the years to come.

    “We’re now in the exciting phase of the competition where we get to see what the finalists have come up with for their vision of these lively town centres.

    “Importantly, we want the public to review the entries and give us their feedback on what they think of the submissions because at the end of the day, Council is seeking to take on the best ideas to revitalise the area,” said Mayor D’Souza.

    The public is invited to provide their feedback on the final four entries - entries can be viewed online or in person:

    · http://www.k2k.sydney

    · Meeks Street Plaza in Kingsford (24/7)

    · Masonic Centre at 199 Anzac Parade in Kensington (3pm-6pm weekdays or 10am-12noon on Saturday).

    The exhibition is open from 21 September to 5 October before the winner is announced on 17 October 2016.

    Further details about the community consultation and K2K Urban Design Competition can be found on the dedicated competition website www.k2k.sydney.


  • Finalists announced in K2K Urban Design Competition

    about 3 years ago
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    Four of Australia’s leading planning and architectural teams have been chosen to put forward their vision for the future of Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres as part of Randwick City Council’s K2K Urban Design Competition.

    The four shortlisted teams competing for $300,000 in prize money are:

    • ASPECT Studios Urban Design Team comprising: ASPECT Studios Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, SJB Architects and Urban Design, SGS Economics and Planning, and Terroir Architecture and Urban Planning
    • CODA Architecture + Urban DesignTeam comprising: CODA Architecture and Urban Design, Realm Studios Landscape Architecture, and GTA Transport consultants

    Four of Australia’s leading planning and architectural teams have been chosen to put forward their vision for the future of Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres as part of Randwick City Council’s K2K Urban Design Competition.

    The four shortlisted teams competing for $300,000 in prize money are:

    • ASPECT Studios Urban Design Team comprising: ASPECT Studios Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, SJB Architects and Urban Design, SGS Economics and Planning, and Terroir Architecture and Urban Planning
    • CODA Architecture + Urban DesignTeam comprising: CODA Architecture and Urban Design, Realm Studios Landscape Architecture, and GTA Transport consultants
    • JBATeam comprising: JBA Urban Design and Planning, Stewart Hollenstein Architecture and Urban Design, Arcadia Landscape Architecture, The Transport Planning People and Jess Scully
    • JMD designTeam comprising: James Mather Delaney Design Landscape Architects, Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects, Bennett and Trimble Architecture and Urban Projects

    The four teams were chosen by an independent expert jury consisting of Malcolm Snow,Ben Hewett, Jennifer Neales, Kerry Clare and Tim Greer.

    Each team will now need to respond to a brief developed by Council and the community and provide their ideas for a vibrant, sustainable and liveable future for Kensington and Kingsford.

    The Mayor of Randwick Noel D’Souza said he is excited to see what the finalists will produce as they rethink the future of Kensington and Kingsford.

    “This won’t be an easy task as the four teams will need to respond to a brief that the community has helped to develop over the past four weeks. Our jury will be looking for innovation, creativity and sustainability.

    “The construction of the light rail through this area provides us with an opportunity to innovate these suburbs along Anzac Parade to create a new streetscape that is inviting to residents, students, visitors and businesses. We want to see ideas that will revitalise this neighbourhood and leverage the benefit that light rail will bring.

    K2K Competition Strategic Advisor and UNSW Professor of Planning Practice Sue Holliday said the quality of entries was very high.

    “The Jury was impressed by the overall quality and diversity and of the submissions received. In responding to the complexity of the brief, many of the assembled teams represented a broad mix of design skills,” Prof. Holliday said.

    “This was in keeping with a Brief that emphasised the need for multi-disciplinary design teams that could demonstrate broad experience in innovative thinking and social, economic and ecological design.”

    The K2K Competition commences on 8 August 2016, and closes on 16 September 2016.

    The entries will be on public exhibition for public comment from 21 September to 5 October 2016 and the winner will be announced on 17 October 2016.

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    Media enquiries:

    Eleanor Garth – 0411 273 976 or eleanor.garth@randwick.nsw.gov.au
    Joshua Hay – 0402 351 459 or joshua.hay@randwick.nsw.gov.au