Local Character Statements

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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

West Kensington

North Anzac
Randwick
Bundock Street
Maroubra Central
Bunnerong Creek
The Port
Northern Coast
Southern Coast
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 9 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

West Kensington

North Anzac
Randwick
Bundock Street
Maroubra Central
Bunnerong Creek
The Port
Northern Coast
Southern Coast
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 9 June 2020.