Call on local NSW state MP’s Michael Daley, Ron Hoenig and Bruce Notley-Smith to back Randwick Council’s strategy to block Urban Taskforce push for higher building limits in Kensington and Kingsford – 26th June 2017

Tomorrow night Greens Councillor Murray Matson will move a motion calling on local state MPs to facilitate a meeting with the NSW Planning Minister to lobby for exhibition of Randwick Council’s Draft Kensington and Kingsford Planning Strategy.

Councillor Matson says,

“The only chance for Randwick Councillors and local MPs to stop future spot rezonings burying Kensington and Kingsford under 25 storey towers is to back Council’s present draft planning strategy.”

Randwick Councillors are divided over how best to sandbag their Kensington and Kingsford town centres against a tide of private development proposals to build 25 storey towers along that section of Anzac Parade.

Council Matson says that the key is to convince the State Government of the value of “…area-wide planning against allowing proposals for single site ‘spot rezonings’ to go past the Council to the local independent planning panel”.

The Council’s draft strategy essentially wants to limit high rize development to just 16 to 18 storeys in clusters around three planned CSELR light rail stops. But the strategy has been under heavy attack by the developer lobby group the Urban Taskforce which wants much more generous height allowances.


K2K: NSW Government and local MP’s must back Randwick Council’s draft planning strategy against 25 storey high rise threats in Kensington and Kingsford – 2nd May 2017

Randwick Councillors in brutal dilemma as they try to sandbag Kensington and Kingsford against spot rezoning proposals – 21st February 2017

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


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