Local Character Statements

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Consultation has concluded. Council will consider all community feedback on the draft LCAs and draft Local Character Statements before refinement and reporting to Council later in 2020. 

In March and April 2019, Council undertook a comprehensive community consultation program branded Vision 2040: Shaping Randwick’s Future to ask our residents about the characteristics of their local area; how places feel, what they value in their area, and the desired future character for their area.

We have used the community’s feedback to identify 11 Local Character Areas (LCAs) across Randwick City and developed draft Local Character Statements for each area. We have also identified a number of Special Character Areas within our Local Character Areas that have either environmental, social or economic significance to Randwick City.

What is local character?
Local character is the identity of a place and what makes a neighbourhood distinctive. It is a combination of the land, people, built environment, history, culture and tradition, and looks at how these factors interact to make the character of an area. There are three key indicators of local character:

  • Environmental indicators: including tree canopy, open space and the public domain
  • Social indicators: including housing, heritage features and the ‘vibe’ of a place
  • Economic indicators: including town centres, the road network and local economies

How do Local Character Statements impact planning of our areas?
Once finalised, Local Character Areas will become part of Council’s planning controls and will inform Council’s strategies, plans and policies. This means future development, works and improvements to our spaces and facilities must have regard to the desired future character of the area.

Randwick City Local Character Areas
Click on a local character area to read the local character statement.

Parklands North Randwick
Link to Local Character Statement Parklands North Randwick

West KensingtonLink to Local Character Statement West Kensington

North AnzacLink to Local Character Statement North Anzac
RandwickLink to Local Character Statement Randwick
Bundock StreetLink to Local Character Statement Bundock Street
Maroubra CentralLink to Local Character Statement Maroubra Central
Bunnerong CreekLink to Local Character Statement Bunnerong Creek
The PortLink to Local Character Statement The Port
Northern CoastLink to Local Character Statement Northern Coast
Southern CoastLink to Local Character Statement Southern Coast
The BaysLink to Local Character Statement The Bays


 

How can you have your say?

This is your opportunity to assist Council in achieving its vision for the next 20 years.

Interactive Map
Drop a pin using the interactive map on one or more Local Character Areas to:

  1. Provide feedback on its current character (what kind of people does this area attract, is there a tree-lined street in your neighbourhood?)
  2. Tell us what character you'd like the area to have in the future (would you like to see more trees, improved accessibility, streetscape improvements?)
  3. Suggest changes to the boundary of a local character area or special character area
  4. Suggest an alternative name for a local character area or special character area

GO TO MAP

Make a submission
We also welcome submissions on any aspect of our local character work.

  • Send your comments via Your Say Randwick
  • Email your comments headed “Local Character Statements" to the General Manager by email at council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting your comments headed “Local Character Statements" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

MAKE A SUBMISSION

Consultation period: 13 May to 10 June 2020.

In March and April 2019, Council undertook a comprehensive community consultation program branded Vision 2040: Shaping Randwick’s Future to ask our residents about the characteristics of their local area; how places feel, what they value in their area, and the desired future character for their area.

We have used the community’s feedback to identify 11 Local Character Areas (LCAs) across Randwick City and developed draft Local Character Statements for each area. We have also identified a number of Special Character Areas within our Local Character Areas that have either environmental, social or economic significance to Randwick City.

What is local character?
Local character is the identity of a place and what makes a neighbourhood distinctive. It is a combination of the land, people, built environment, history, culture and tradition, and looks at how these factors interact to make the character of an area. There are three key indicators of local character:

  • Environmental indicators: including tree canopy, open space and the public domain
  • Social indicators: including housing, heritage features and the ‘vibe’ of a place
  • Economic indicators: including town centres, the road network and local economies

How do Local Character Statements impact planning of our areas?
Once finalised, Local Character Areas will become part of Council’s planning controls and will inform Council’s strategies, plans and policies. This means future development, works and improvements to our spaces and facilities must have regard to the desired future character of the area.

Randwick City Local Character Areas
Click on a local character area to read the local character statement.

Parklands North Randwick
Link to Local Character Statement Parklands North Randwick

West KensingtonLink to Local Character Statement West Kensington

North AnzacLink to Local Character Statement North Anzac
RandwickLink to Local Character Statement Randwick
Bundock StreetLink to Local Character Statement Bundock Street
Maroubra CentralLink to Local Character Statement Maroubra Central
Bunnerong CreekLink to Local Character Statement Bunnerong Creek
The PortLink to Local Character Statement The Port
Northern CoastLink to Local Character Statement Northern Coast
Southern CoastLink to Local Character Statement Southern Coast
The BaysLink to Local Character Statement The Bays


 

How can you have your say?

This is your opportunity to assist Council in achieving its vision for the next 20 years.

Interactive Map
Drop a pin using the interactive map on one or more Local Character Areas to:

  1. Provide feedback on its current character (what kind of people does this area attract, is there a tree-lined street in your neighbourhood?)
  2. Tell us what character you'd like the area to have in the future (would you like to see more trees, improved accessibility, streetscape improvements?)
  3. Suggest changes to the boundary of a local character area or special character area
  4. Suggest an alternative name for a local character area or special character area

GO TO MAP

Make a submission
We also welcome submissions on any aspect of our local character work.

  • Send your comments via Your Say Randwick
  • Email your comments headed “Local Character Statements" to the General Manager by email at council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting your comments headed “Local Character Statements" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

MAKE A SUBMISSION

Consultation period: 13 May to 10 June 2020.

Consultation has concluded. Council will consider all community feedback on the draft LCAs and draft Local Character Statements before refinement and reporting to Council later in 2020. 

  • Background information

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    12 May 2020

    What is Randwick’s approach to identifying local character?

    Council has undertaken significant analysis in the preparation of the draft Local Character Areas and draft Local Character Statements. Our methodology has involved two main streams of research; knowledge drawn from Council’s databases on the three indicators of local character (environmental, social and economic) and knowledge drawn from our Vision 2040 community consultation in 2019. See our Vision 2040 Community Consultation Report and Your Say Randwick Online Mapping Results.

    We also engaged a consultant to conduct a social media analytics exercise on the suburbs of Randwick City.

    More information on our methodology and the social media analytics exercise is contained in each of the draft Local Character Statements.

    More information about local character can be found in the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Local Character and Place Guideline.