Randwick Council and Toga locked in rezoning duel over key Kingsford development site – 5th February 2017

Randwick Council’s race to exhibit a draft strategy against uncontrolled high development in Kingsford and Kensington got a boost last Thursday.

Randwick Council has a hard decision to make if it is to prevent 25 storey high rizes in the Kensington and Kingsford town centres.

Randwick Council has to get Ministerial support for its  planning proposal to go on exhibition if it is to prevent 25 storey high rizes in the Kensington and Kingsford town centres.

The independent Sydney Central Planning Panel has sided with the Council and recommended against a private proposal to allow heavy density development at 391 Anzac Road Kingsford.

The site’s owner Toga Group wants a greater height and ‘floor space ratio’ than what the Council proposes. The Panel’s recommendation for refusal will now go to new NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts.

Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson is urging the Minister to scrap Toga’s proposal and instead exhibit the Council’s own draft plan for the area. He says,

“A majority of Randwick Councillors are calling on the NSW Planning Minister not to allow the Toga proposal to go on public exhibition in competition with our own carefully researched plan for Anzac parade between Kingsford to Kensington.”

Councillor Matson says that Randwick Council’s draft “Kensington and Kingsford Planning Strategy” is an attempt to restrain “out of control” high rise development along the Anzac Parade corridor from Kensington to Kingsford.

Randwick Council has been fighting off a string of private high rise development proposals for the Kensington and Kingsford town centres.

CONTACT: Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson – @murraymatson

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