ROUSE HILL … GREENFIELD HOUSING CODE DEVELOPMENT BOOMTOWN!

 

 

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CAAN Photo:  Rouse Hill 26 May 2019

 

ROUSE HILL … HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BOOMTOWN!

 

TO get a grasp of the sheer size of the sea of ‘Greenfield Housing Code’ development in Rouse Hill it is best viewed from the Metro either approaching or leaving the station!

The new GREENFIELD HOUSING CODE across Greater Sydney and beyond … yet another bonus it would seem for developers.  This Code commenced only as recently as 6 July 2018 …

With allotments as tiny as 200M2 x 6M wide and with a maximum gross floor area 78% of the lot size …

 

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CAAN Photo:  Rouse Hill 26 May 2019

 

View:  Greenfields Housing Code:

https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Housing/Greenfield-Housing-Code

Fortunately … so far … for Rouse Hill these large estates of the Greenfields Housing Code are surrounded by woodland, but apart from street trees there is insufficient land to plant a tree on any lot!  If a tree were to be planted the plumbing would soon suffer!  A shrub will have to suffice. 

No doubt this code has sped up delivery of new homes having only been introduced in July 2018, is this too … to meet the foreign buyer demand?

The Foreign Investment Review Board ruling remains in place allowing developers to market overseas 100% of their housing projects of less than 50 dwellings (May 2017 Budget Reg)

The Morrison Government … somewhat suspiciously has failed to introduce Anti-Money Laundering Rules for the Real Estate Gatekeepers to address an underlying weakness in the structure of the Australian Economy … having exempted this sector as recently as October 2018! (the Second Tranche of the AML Legislation)

For a like property prices seem to range from $750,000 upwards …  better value than a very compact 2-bed apartment with a tiny second bedroom and/or study which is like a hole in a wall!

EXTRACT:

“The new Greenfield Housing Code will come into effect from 6 July 2018 to provide sufficient time to help the community and stakeholders to understand the new Code.

This means, for an applicant wanting to undertake complying development in a Greenfield Housing Code Area can use the Greenfield Housing Code from 6 July 2018.

Alternatively, they can use the Housing Code up to 6 July 2021, or the Transitional Housing Code (formerly the General Housing Code) up to 13 July 2019.

This provides choice and flexibility for new home owners and industry.”

 

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CAAN Photo:  26 May 2019; a sea of homes

 

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CAAN Photo:  26 May 2019;  row after row of housing

 

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CAAN Photo:  After viewing the display cottage with its lovely layout by the Interior Designer look around  … has the dwelling been fast-tracked? … Is it well built?  Any cracking?  Signs of water leaks?

 

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CAAN Photo:  26 May 2019 note the bottom row of brickwork and cracking?  Or is it a damp course?

 

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OVERDEVELOPMENT ACROSS SYDNEY IS ABOUT TO WORSEN … UNLESS …

AS we keep sayin’ Sydney our best line of defence is to put the nasty party Federal LNP last on 18 May because it is their policies that have allowed OVERDEVELOPMENT to flourish!

The FIRB ruling allows 100% sell-off to overseas buyers!

-Visa manipulation allowing Visa holders to buy our real estate and gain Permanent Residency

-foreign buyers can launder black money through their Onshore Proxy

.Scomo Govt exempted Real Estate Gatekeepers from anti-money laundering rules October 2018

AND as developers – both the big boys and ‘family’ developers landbank … in prep … come July our streets will become demolition and construction zones …

HAVE you noticed that Vaucluse, Point Piper don’t have high-rise … that’s where Harry and Mal live … despite the close proximity to the CBD?

-50, 60 storeys for Ryde; 70 for Parramatta

Vote the LNP out!

 

 

 

 

Overdevelopment across Sydney is about to worsen

 

By Leith van Onselen

 

The revolt against Sydney’s break-neck population growth and declining liveability last year forced the NSW Government to postpone plans to force councils to take on more infill development.

However, that moratorium is now coming to an end, meaning that from July, Sydney Councils will be forced to accommodate swathes of medium and high density housing.

 

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Domain Photo:  How depressing!  Little Boxes … what are they built from?  Flammable Polystyrene cladding? A mixture?  Concrete to emit Co2?

 

From Domain:

Under the medium-density housing code announced in April last year, duplexes, terraces and manor houses — a two-storey building made up of four dwellings — can be approved as complying developments, on blocks as narrow as 12 metres in as little as 20 days.

These properties would skip the development application process, prompting fears of a development-forced strain on infrastructure that is already groaning under Sydney’s growing population.

The resulting backlash saw former planning minister Anthony Roberts hit the brakes on the new rules a month after they were announced, with the code ultimately deferred by a year in 49 municipalities, to give the councils time to review their local housing strategies and update their local environmental plans.

The changes were delayed by two years in Ryde, one of the city’s fastest growing areas…

But nearly a year on, more than half of all affected councils are understood to be unprepared.

Many have requested more time before the code is introduced or a permanent exemption.

Increased minimum lot sizes and banning manor houses are among changes councils want to make to their own rules.

 

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The overdevelopment and destruction of liveability across Sydney is inevitable as long as the ‘Big Australia’ mass immigration policy is allowed to continue.

According to Urban Taskforce projections, Sydney will transform into a high-rise ‘battery chook’ city mid-century, whereby only one quarter of all homes will be detached houses:

 

Moreover, modelling from Infrastructure Australia’s shows that liveability in Sydney will decline further as the city’s population grows to 7.4 million people by 2046, irrespective of whether the city builds up like New York, sprawls-out like Los Angeles, or does a London-style combination.

That is, traffic congestion will unambiguously worsen and access to jobs, schools, hospitals and green space will all decline:

Therefore, Sydney is facing a future whereby only the wealthy elite will be able to afford to live in a detached house with a backyard, while the ordinary folk are crammed into high density slums with worsening amenity.

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HOW TO MAINTAIN WHAT IS LEFT OF SYDNEY: ON MARCH 23 OBLITERATE THE PROPONENTS OF BAD PLANNING

The unpopularity of deve-lopers has, it seems, finally penetrated their thick skin to come up with a piece like this …

“How to eliminate NIMBYs: let householders unite as developers” !!

What it appears to be proposing is ANTI-PLANNING, riding roughshod over people’s rights, and will result in a SHANGHAI’D SYDNEY

*”The Missing Middle” of rows of terraces, townhouses, blocks of flats (the Manor House), triplex, duplex, villas …. was introduced following the FIRB ruling allegedly cutting back on the 100% sell-off of “new homes” to foreign buyers to 50% … however that only applied to projects of 50 units plus!  (May 2017 Budget Reg.)

*Paving the way for developers to market “Medium-Density” 100% to foreign buyers …

#NSW Planning introduced legislation for “exempt and complying development” and rezoning where we live for higher density …

#THIS meant doing away with the D.A. and neighbours having no say about what goes up nextdoor!  Nor are they notified!

^  One must question the framing of a stacked question it would seem “in a recent Ipsos poll on urban density conducted for the Committee for Sydney  (a lobby group with vested interests in development) found that 47 per cent of respondents were supportive of more medium-density housing where they lived, versus only 25 per cent in favour of more high-density development nearby.” 

 

What the community are protesting about the “Missing Middle” are not the homes but there no longer is any “Planning” and the implementation by:

rezoning Sydney’s low-rise low density suburbs for higher density that can result in the demolition of whole streets,  suburbs …

– “exempt and complying development” allowing developers to build what suits them;  to date development of ugly dwellings with massive impact

-the loss of their community rights; no notification; no input; no say

-the loss of amenity (including privacy), neighbourhood character, urban bushlands;  all that they have paid for!!

-for “developers” to profit largely at the expense of the community; to sell 100% of “new homes” to foreign buyers with our Families locked out of the market

 

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CAAN Photo:  Row of townhouses under construction; block denuded; huge disruption to the street including no access to footpath; tradies trucks and cars parking out the street and surrounding streets; utter chaos and pollution for months

 

 

 

How to eliminate NIMBYs: let householders unite as developers

In Sydney, developers are about as popular as Chris Bowen at a retirees’ conference.

(CAAN:  Millionaire retiree investors; paying no tax and getting a tax rebate)

But the reality is that to get the sort of Sydney that most of us want, more of us might do better to join that happy throng – and become developers. Let me explain.

Last year, the state government released a housing policy colloquially referred to as The Missing Middle. It aims to fast-track the construction of low-rise, medium-density housing such as terraces in low-density suburbs.

The resistance to high-rise will require the growth of medium-density development, and that will require the support of residents in their own neighbourhoods.
The resistance to high-rise will require the growth of medium-density development, and that will require the support of residents in their own neighbourhoods.CREDIT:JAMES ALCOCK

*The policy seeks to provide a choice between the rampant growth in high-rise units mushrooming in centres close to transport, such as Homebush and St Leonards, and the acres of low-rise suburbia that surround them. Go to any high vantage point in Sydney, such as the Harbour Bridge or Gladesville Bridge, to see how Sydney’s future shape is rolling out.

(CAAN:  View our intro with * that explains what this means)

# Make no mistake, the current form of urban growth in Sydney, often overblown as the Manhattanisation of Sydney, is a deliberate policy of governments which have been unable to let the genie of a more moderate and dispersed form of urban renewal out of the bottle, for fear of upsetting the neighbours.

(CAAN: View our intro with # that explains what this means)

 

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CAAN Photo: Duplex that looks like a block of flats!  12 months in development with huge impact on the neighbourhood with excavation, many concrete pours, trucks blocking the street  ….
(CAAN:  All true as evidenced!)
Its release less than 12 months out from a state election probably didn’t help.
Many Sydney councils sought a moratorium on the introduction of controversial medium-density code.
Many Sydney councils sought a moratorium on the introduction of controversial medium-density code.CREDIT:WOLTER PEETERS

 

But why should we be interested in such a policy? Because it’s the form of densification that more people can live with, as well as providing a housing choice many of us might aspire to.

^A recent Ipsos poll on urban density conducted for the Committee for Sydney found that 47 per cent of respondents were supportive of more medium-density housing where they lived, versus only 25 per cent in favour of more high-density development nearby. That’s two to one voting in favour of medium-density over high-rise.

(CAAN:  View our response to this in the intro marked with ^)

The danger is that a piecemeal roll-out of the missing middle policy – where the street you live in undergoes incremental change; this site developed, the site next door not – will inflame exactly the sort of planning conflicts and neighbourhood disputes that will bring the policy down. If all politics is local, all town planning is particularly so.

The policy needs to be rolled out in an integrated way, whereby whole street blocks or precincts are master-planned for low-rise, medium-density housing and developed by residents banding together and becoming the developer.

In this way, important considerations such as overlooking, sun access and the need for extra open space can be properly planned for, with any “losers” – such as those having their block become a park – being compensated by the “winners”, who achieve redevelopment.

What better way to eliminate NIMBYism than having would-be objectors become the developer!

We have seen some limited examples of streets of residents becoming developers, most usually banding together to achieve rezoning of their properties for higher density housing near new railway stations. They then sell the rezoned land to property developers for a handsome profit.

But we need a game-changer approach and one that local councils, properly resourced, could facilitate by working with streets of willing residents. It won’t be easy but is one of the keys to implementing an important planning policy and perhaps turning on its head the notion of who is a developer and who is an objector.

Richard Pearson is a professional town planner. He is a former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Planning and was Administrator of Inner West Council

SUTHERLAND COUNCIL Calls for Shire to be Permanently Exempted from New Housing Law as residents rise up against townhouse projects!

 

 

Sutherland Shire Council has warned it may seek to ban townhouse, villa and dual occupancy developments in R2 low density zones unless the shire is permanently exempted from a new state government housing code.

Only seven councils in Sydney, including Sutherlandpermit medium density development in their low density residential zones.

The council has flagged a change if the state government imposes the new housing code, which makes medium density housing complying development.

Residents are protesting across the Shire … notably in Sutherland, Jannali, Sylvania and Carringbah …. Find the link to the Petition below!

 

 

FEBRUARY 27 2019

Council calls for shire to be permanently exempted from new housing law as residents rise up against townhouse projects

Sutherland Shire Council has warned it may seek to ban townhouse, villa and dual occupancy developments in R2 low density zones unless the shire is permanently exempted from a new state government housing code.

 

Only seven councils in Sydney, including Sutherland, permit medium density development in their low density residential zones.

The council has flagged a change if the state government imposes the new housing code, which makes medium density housing complying development.

 

Under the code, if developers adhere to basic guidelines, they don’t have to go through the normal development application process and neighbours are not notified.

 

Following widespread protests, most Sydney councils were given a 12-month exemption from the code, which expires on July 1, 2019.

 

Sutherland Shire Council wrote last year to Planning Minister Anthony Roberts and shire MPs, seeking a permanent exemption.

 

This month’s council meeting was told there had been no reply from the state government.

 

The council will further lobby Mr Roberts while preparing contingency measures, such as a possible ban in R2 zones, if the request is not granted.

 

That change could be included in the next local environmental plan (LEP), which is due to be introduced in 2021, and requires state government approval.

 

The council will present figures to Mr Roberts showing the shire will meet, and may exceed, the building target set by the government.

 

Over the last three and a half years, 2003 low rise medium density dwellings have been approved, with a further 461 dwellings still to be determined.

 

The South District plan set a five-year completions target of 5200 dwellings of all types to 2020/21.

 

The council has approved 6261 new homes, with a further 1466 pending.

 

Not all approvals will be converted into new dwellings, particularly with the housing downturn.

 

The council’s concern about medium density development coincides with protests in several suburbs, including two on the weekend.

 

About 90 people attended a meeting in Kurrajong Street, Sutherland, where two developments in an R2 zone are strongly opposed.

 

The meeting was also designed to draw attention to development concerns across the shire.

 

*Residents were asked to sign an online petition: https://bit.ly/2U9HlCP 

(Google search for the Change.org petition)

 

At Jannali, residents are fighting a development application for 18 townhouses on two blocks in an R2 zone, with one vehicle access point from a cul-de-sac.

 

Sylvania residents are trying to stop a DA for two blocks at 51-53 Melrose Avenue, providing for 2 homes, comprising nine four-bedroom townhouses and three three-bedroom villas.

 

Each villa has an attic, designed as a living area, which residents claim is designed to evade the 60/40 rule, which confines double storey to the front 60 per cent of a property.  Residents say, if the development proceeds, the new homes will all effectively be two storeys and look over the backyards of about a dozen existing houses.

 

Another contentious townhouse DA is in Gannons Road, Caringbah, where, in September 2018, the Sutherland Shire Local Planning Panel gave the developer four months to come up with “a more skillful design” to minimise adverse impacts on adjoining properties.

The proposed complex of seven townhouses would look into the backyards of many existing properties, and was described by Cr Carol Provan as “the worst case of medium density overdevelopment I have seen” during 18 years on the council.

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SOURCE:  https://www.theleader.com.au/story/5926683/housing-ban-threat/?cs=1507

 

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LAND & ENVIRONMENT COURT: RYDE UPDATE: Court slaps down proposed Dunbar Park Estate development

COMMUNITIES ACROSS SYDNEY & NSW … THE MESSAGE IS … IT CAN BE DONE!
This Marsfield Community banded together and with the support of Ryde Council have fought against a 3-storey flat development with basement parking … and WON! in the Land & Environment Court … considered by developers a reliable but costly ‘green light’ to override council and community opposition.
RYDE COUNCIL has fought this proposal all the way as it was completely out of step with the area’s amenity and character and would have seen the ludicrous notion of basement parking being introduced in a quiet residential street, Clr Laxale said.“This win will send a message to NSW MPs Victor Dominello and Anthony Roberts who are determined to impose the Medium Density Housing Code in the City of Ryde.

“Flat buildings do not belong in quiet residential streets, and the deferral they’ve suggested just isn’t good enough. Ryde needs a complete exemption.”

He said throughout the process, City of Ryde was supported by a community “determined to save our streets from overdevelopment forced on us by ill-conceived NSW Government planning policies”.

“This week’s decision from the Land and Environment Court has made the fight worthwhile,” Clr Laxale said.

“Thanks must go to all the residents involved, particularly those residents who have been involved in this process since my first notice of motion to Council way back in August 2017.”

TWT UPDATE: Court slaps down proposed Dunbar Park Estate development

Lexcen Place, Marsfield residents and Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale in August last year campaigning against the planning proposal (TWT on-the-spot PHOTO)

A NSW Land and Environment Court decision to refuse a proposed controversial Dunbar Park Estate development has delivered a crucial community victory and another blow to the state’s troubled planning laws.

City of Ryde said the judgement handed down Wednesday by Commissioner Peter Walsh was a “huge win for residents”.

The planning proposal involved demolition of an existing single dwelling in Lexcen Place, Marsfield and its replacement with a residential flat building comprising four apartments.

A statement issued by City of Ryde today hailing the victory, featured a TWT photograph of Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale with residents from last August, shortly after the TWT-backed campaign against the development began.

https://weeklytimes.com.au/dunbar-dads-welcome-vote-to-protect-their-family-homes/embed/#?secret=GEICTEniHx

Legislative chaos

Residents sought an urgent rezoning of Dunbar Park Estate and Mayor Laxale obliged, proposing – with the unanimous endorsement of Council – it be changed  from R3 to R2, a lower-density zoning which normally wouldn’t permit residential flat developments.

The same August 22 (2017) Council meeting formally refused the development application “based on a range of factors, including the proposed development being inconsistent with the character of the local area”.

The developer, Raffi Yessaeian, then took the well-trodden path of appeal in the Land and Environment Court – considered by developers a reliable but costly ‘green light’ to override council and community opposition.

A year-long court process again left the community in limbo, while there were also delays in the rezoning process and in April, the introduction of new laws to “fast track” the supply of medium density housing.

Under the changes, Lexcen Place-style developments would potentially be permissible as complying development in all residential zones, with as little as the stroke of a private certifier’s pen.

The development application for consideration by the Land and Environment Court was “modified considerably” to narrow City of Ryde’s contentions.

But that was ultimately not enough to overcome other issues with the proposal – particularly in relation to parking – Commissioner Walsh  sensationally dismissed the  appeal and with it, the revised application.

Commissioner Walsh sensationally dismissed the appeal

and with it, the revised application.

Ryde Council fight

“Council has fought this proposal all the way as it was completely out of step with the area’s amenity and character and would have seen the ludicrous notion of basement parking being introduced in a quiet residential street,” Clr Laxale said.

“This win will send a message to NSW MPs Victor Dominello and Anthony Roberts who are determined to impose the Medium Density Housing Code in the City of Ryde.

“Flat buildings do not belong in quiet residential streets, and the deferral they’ve suggested just isn’t good enough. Ryde needs a complete exemption.”

He said throughout the process, City of Ryde was supported by a community “determined to save our streets from overdevelopment forced on us by ill-conceived NSW Government planning policies”.

“This week’s decision from the Land and Environment Court has made the fight worthwhile,” Clr Laxale said.

“Thanks must go to all the residents involved, particularly those residents who have been involved in this process since my first notice of motion to Council way back in August 2017.”

 

 

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Both Clr Laxale and Ryde MP, Mr Dominello, took the opportunity to express opposition to the development on two separate occasions in February and August this year, during court hearings held at the proposed site.

Mr Dominello took to social media to announce the court’s decision soon after it was handed down.

“We have won the fight against overdevelopment at Dunbar Estate,” he  wrote.

“I am glad the Court’s judgement has taken the community’s wishes into consideration.”

SOURCE:  https://weeklytimes.com.au/twt-update-court-slaps-down-proposed-dunbar-park-estate-development/

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NEW HOUSING PLAN TO PUT MEDIUM DENSITY DEVELOPMENTS ON RESIDENTIAL LOTS ALMOST ANYWHERE IN NSW

 

Townhouses on the Pacific Highway in Hornsby.

January 14, 2017 ·

In response Hornsby Mayor Steve Russell – known for his pro development approach – said it would “affect the suburban nature of every street in the shire”.

AT CAAN we have had difficulty finding the minimum lot sizes for the different medium density developments in the Planning NSW documents. We had a recollection but in view of our inability to find the specific lot sizes for these developments it raises concerns about the proposed infiltration of medium density; it blunts any debate about it!

Hearsay works in their favour; puts off opposition.

COULD this be why so little is being said about it? The facts aren’t clear …

LUCKILY we came across this article from the Hornsby Advocate, and it reveals:

Minimum size lots proposed for complying development to townhouses, villas, etc:

-2 dwellings on a 400m2 lot
-3-4 dwellings on a 500m2 lot
-3-10 dwellings on a 600m2 lot

THOSE in the know are obviously salivating with the one most attractive to them being the 600 m2 site; there’s plenty around; they will go for the 10 to max out their profit.

THEN we came across the submission from STEP to Planning NSW and this reveals:

“The proposals would also lead to an effective blanket rezoning to medium density, with minor exceptions, of virtually all single dwelling, low density residential R2 land with a street frontage of 12.5 m or more and a minimum lot size of 400 m2.

The suite of medium density complying development types cover dual occupancies, manor houses (2 up, 2 down) and townhouses/ terraces depending on land size. For example 3 to 10 dwellings could be built in a terrace or townhouse type configuration on land with a minimum size of 600 m2.”

That it:

-will remove residents rights to object
-residents in R2 (low density) zones will suddenly find medium density development happening next door that they thought was not permissible under the existing zoning laws
-breaking down communities; with the loss of leafy treescapes; increased water runoff; loss of amenity; more congestion

BUT it appears that Planning NSW and the NSW Government want one size fits all!

Read more from STEP:
http://www.step.org.au/index.php/item/87-expansion-of-medium-density-housing

 

New housing plan to put medium-density developments on residential lots almost anywhere in NSW

A “ONE size fits all” approach to new housing may see up to 10 dwellings built on a single lot almost anywhere in NSW.

The changes, outlined in a NSW Government discussion paper to “fast-track delivery of housing options”, were described as “an absolute disaster” by Hornsby councillors last week.

The paper proposes medium-density housing be approved under the complying development process.

Complying development is a planning and construction approval issued by councils or private certifiers when a set of controls and requirements are met.

Hornsby Mayor Steve Russell said it would “affect the suburban nature of every street in the shire”.

“I don’t see any merit in this at all,” Cr Russell said.

Cr Nick Berman was pushing for townhouse development in the Hornsby Shire in 2013, but he does not agree with the new planning paper.

Councillor Antony Anisse said units are an “inappropriate product” for many people and medium density housing should be encouraged to fill the gap in Sydney’s housing shortage.

There are not enough incentives for this type of development at the moment, he said. However this proposal is “unacceptable currently”.

Pennant Hills Civic Trust president Andrew Wilson said the trust was concerned it would lead to “further ad-hoc, higgledy-piggledy, messily unplanned, unstructured, unstrategic development”. “We like people having a democratic right to object to a DA,” he said.

Hornsby councillor Robert Browne said it effectively rezoned NSW to a “one size fits all” regime with “the potential to change the whole character of our suburbs”.

Lots as small as 200m are being proposed, meaning many trees that characterise residential areas will “eventually disappear”, Cr Browne said.

The intent is to implement the plan and this was just the first round, he said.

The paper is open for comment until March 1 at: planspolicies.planning.nsw.gov.au.

A townhouse in Cecil Rd, Hornsby.

FAST-TRACKING DEVELOPMENT

■ 29 per cent of NSW 2013-14 development approvals were complying developments

■ Average 18 days to approve, compared to 70 days for a DA

Minimum size lots proposed for complying development to townhouses, villas, etc:

2 dwellings on a 400m2 lot

3-4 dwellings on a 500m2 lot

3-10 dwellings on a 600m2 lot

 

SOURCE:  https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/the-hills/new-housing-plan-to-put-mediumdensity-developments-on-residential-lots-almost-anywhere-in-nsw/news-story/a5568610188d6cd584b2ee5c5c78c79f

 

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COMPLYING MEDIUM-DENSITY HOUSING CODE FOR “TENEMENTS” … PART 2

 

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COMPLYING MEDIUM-DENSITY HOUSING CODE FOR “TENEMENTS” …

PART 2

PLEASE CONSIDER CHALLENGING MPs and political parties!

BECAUSE as we have seen the NSW LNP and their developer mates have “raised the stakes” and there is nothing to stop them doing so again and again EXCEPT the community … even if your Electorate is not included … in Part 1, will it remain safe?  How likely is that? Based on the “track record of the LNP?”

Further, the Low Rise Medium Density Design Guide (link):

http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Housing/~/media/56B9F795CFD44E71812332AFD30799E1.ashx

Where is the protection for existing solar installations?

Page 76 – Solar Access for Tenements (terraces) copied:

2.3H Solar and Daylight Access

IN 2.3H-1 OBJECTIVE DESIGN CRITERIA

 

NOTE: the wording – “living room OR private open space”

 

To provide good access to daylight suited to the
function of the room, minimise reliance on artificial
lighting and improve amenity.

 

* Page 99

“DESIRED FUTURE CHARACTER” through consultation with the community.

How does this work when development is ‘complying’ and is not subject to ‘consultation?’.

It is decided by a certifier! Whole areas could be subject to change without community input.

So, will developers and/or certifiers decide on these ‘site considerations’???????

Page 151

4.1 Site Considerations

Allow for housing diversity When working in both existing and new greenfield areas, it is important that dwelling types are not grouped together in one location but ‘salt and peppered’ in a variety of locations. The term ‘salt and pepper’ refers to development which incorporates a number of housing types and sizes. It will provide a better outcome for housing diversity, provides interest and variety in housing forms and can respond to existing subdivision patterns.

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COMPLYING MEDIUM-DENSITY HOUSING CODE FOR “TENEMENTS” … PART 1

 

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COMPLYING MEDIUM-DENSITY HOUSING CODE FOR “TENEMENTS” …

PART 1:

The complying codes begin on 6th July 2018, and DoPE have very kindly added “manor houses” as a permitted use in R2 zones in our LEP’s.. that’s four (4) flats on a 600M2 lot!

No consult with the residents of NSW– simply added.

They appear to have used the COWARDS CODE OF “REGULATION” to enact this – to bypass scrutiny; to bypass a vote of Parliament, and to bypass the consent of OUR communities.

Further, these “tenements” (including terraces) can be built in R2 zones if multi dwelling housing is permitted in that zone.

That is what has happened – we have learnt – in the Electorate of Ryde, and it would appear 13 other Electorates!

The R2 zoning came about in Ryde with LNP influence on Council at the time …

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It begs the question why is it that LANE COVE – which is closer to the SYDNEY CBD – has not been selected by DOPE, and the Planning Minister for the Complying Medium-Density Housing Code for “Tenements” … currently there are duplex multi dwelling developments in Lane Cove? *

WHY has RYDE been targeted for more higher density when it already has a number of High-rise Precincts and other high-rise pockets (not labelled as precincts)? Talking about 12 -30 – 33 – 45 – 60 storeys!

Including the North Ryde Station Precinct, Herring Road Macquarie Park Precinct, Top Ryde, Gladesville, and Meadowbank …

RYDE has allowed Duplex and Villa homes development. Why should it now be subjected also to Tenement development of Manor Homes (4 flats) on lots as small as 600M2?

Has the pressure been exerted by developer groups serving the overseas market particularly in China?

Or has pressure been brought to bear by the Liberal Party to protect the “North Shore”?

Why has the SUTHERLAND SHIRE been targeted – so distant from the CBD?

And regional cities – other than a grab by this disreputable lobby group.

Further, complying terraces can be 9m in height which is above the 8.5m height allowed in many R2 areas.

Does the 9m over-ride the development standards within our LEP’s, and bypass the consent of OUR communities?

If one is built next door – can we trust the ‘system’ (certifier/developer etc) because the poor neighbour will have little notice, will see no plans etc etc …

List of affected COUNCILS for Manor Houses per below.

Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Low Rise Medium Density Housing) Regulation 2017

https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/EPIs/2018-131.pdf

Page 3

Direction 6. Manor houses must be permitted wherever multi dwelling housing is
permitted in the Land Use Table.

Direction 7. Multi dwelling housing (terraces) cannot be prohibited in a zone if multi

dwelling housing is permitted in that zone.

https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/EPIs/2018-132.pdf

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On pages 73 &74 of the document

Schedule 2 Amendment of other environmental planning instruments

2.1 BANKSTOWN Local Environmental Plan 2015

Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone R2 Low Density Residential.

2.2 BYRON Local Environmental Plan 2014

Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone R2 Low Density Residential.

2.3 CAMPBELLTOWN Local Environmental Plan 2015

Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone R2 Low Density Residential.

2.4 EUROBODALLA Local Environmental Plan 2012

Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone R2 Low Density Residential.

2.5 GREAT LAKES Local Environmental Plan 2014

Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone R2 Low Density Residential.

2.6 HURSTVILLE Local Environmental Plan 2012

Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone R2 Low Density Residential.

2.7 LITHGOW Local Environmental Plan 2014

Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone R2 Low Density Residential.

2.8 MANLY Local Environmental Plan 2013

Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone R2 Low Density Residential.

2.9 PORT MACQUARIE-HASTINGS Local Environmental Plan 2011

[1] Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone RU5 Village.

[2] Land Use Table, Zone R2 Low Density Residential

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3.

2.10 PORT STEPHENS Local Environmental Plan 2013

Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone R2 Low Density Residential.

2.11 RYDE Local Environmental Plan 2010

Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone R2 Low Density Residential.

2.12 RYDE Local Environmental Plan 2014

Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone R2 Low Density Residential.

2.13 SHELLHARBOUR Local Environmental Plan 2013

Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone R2 Low Density Residential.

2.14 SHOALHAVEN Local Environmental Plan 2014

Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone R2 Low Density Residential.

2.15 SUTHERLAND SHIRE Local Environmental Plan 2015

Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone R2 Low Density Residential.

2.16 UPPER LACHLAN Local Environmental Plan 2010

[1] Land Use Table

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3 of Zone RU5 Village.

[2] Land Use Table, Zone R2 Low Density Residential

Insert “Manor houses;” in alphabetical order in item 3.

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GREENFIELD HOUSING CODE MAPS

 

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GREENFIELD HOUSING CODE MAPS

Not only the Central Coast but across New South Wales, and including Sydney areas in which they are getting their very own version of complying codes.

It’s called the “Greenfield Housing Code.”

VIEW: “Complying Development and the New Greenfield Housing Code for the Central Coast … & Beyond!”

On allotments as small as 200 m2 and 6m wide, a maximum gross floor area 78% of lot size.

There is a very long list of areas with downloadable area PDF maps from this link.

http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Housing/Greenfield-Housing-Code/Maps

Check the PDF maps below to see if your property is in a Greenfield Area.

.Albury Local Government Area Map
.Ballina Local Government Area Map
.Bega Valley Local Government Area Map 1
.Bega Valley Local Government Area Map 2
.Bellingen Local Government Area Map
.Blacktown Local Government Area Map
.Bogan Local Government Area Map
.Brewarrina Local Government Area Map
.Byron Local Government Area Map
.Camden Local Government Area Map
.Campbelltown Local Government Area Map 1
.Campbelltown Local Government Area Map 2
.Central Coast Local Government Area Map 1
.Central Coast Local Government Area Map 2
.Central Coast Local Government Area Map 3
.Cessnock Local Government Area Map
.Clarence Valley Local Government Area Map 1
.Clarence Valley Local Government Area Map 2
.Clarence Valley Local Government Area Map 3
.Coffs Harbour Local Government Area Map
.Cowra Local Government Area Map
.Dubbo Regional Local Government Area Map
.Dungog Local Government Area Map
.Eurobodalla Local Government Area Map 1
.Eurobodalla Local Government Area Map 2
.Eurobodalla Local Government Area Map 3
.Eurobodalla Local Government Area Map 4
.Eurobodalla Local Government Area Map 5
.Federation Local Government Area Map 1
.Federation Local Government Area Map 2
.Federation Local Government Area Map 3
.Forbes Local Government Area Map
.Glen Innes Severn Local Government Area Map
.Goulburn Mulwaree Local Government Area Map 1
.Goulburn Mulwaree Local Government Area Map 2
.Griffith Local Government Area Map 1
.Griffith Local Government Area Map 2
.Hawkesbury Local Government Area Map
.Hilltops Local Government Area Map
.Kempsey Local Government Area Map
.Kiama Local Government Area Map
.Lake Macquarie Local Government Area Map 1
.Lake Macquarie Local Government Area Map 2
.Lake Macquarie Local Government Area Map 3
.Lake Macquarie Local Government Area Map 4
.Lake Macquarie Local Government Area Map 5
.Lake Macquarie Local Government Area Map 6
.Lake Macquarie Local Government Area Map 7
.Lake Macquarie Local Government Area Map 8
.Lismore Local Government Area Map 1
.Lismore Local Government Area Map 2
.Lismore Local Government Area Map 3
.Lithgow Local Government Area Map
.Liverpool Local Government Area Map 1
.Liverpool Local Government Area Map 2
.Liverpool Plains Local Government Area Map
.Maitland Local Government Area Map 1
.Maitland Local Government Area Map 2
.Maitland Local Government Area Map 3
.Maitland Local Government Area Map 4
.Maitland Local Government Area Map 5
.Mid-Coast Local Government Area Map 1
.Mid-Coast Local Government Area Map 2
.Mid-Coast Local Government Area Map 3
.Murray River Local Government Area Map
.Muswellbrook Local Government Area Map 1
.Muswellbrook Local Government Area Map 2
.Nambucca Local Government Area Map 1
.Nambucca Local Government Area Map 2
.Newcastle Local Government Area Map
.Northern Beaches Local Government Area Map
.Orange Local Government Area Map
.Penrith Local Government Area Map
.Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Government Area Map 1
.Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Government Area Map 2
.Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Government Area Map 3
.Port Stephens Local Government Area Map 1
.Port Stephens Local Government Area Map 2
.Port Stephens Local Government Area Map 3
.Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Local Government Area Map
.Shellharbour Local Government Area Map 1
.Shellharbour Local Government Area Map 2
.Shoalhaven Local Government Area Map 1
.Shoalhaven Local Government Area Map 2
.Singleton Local Government Area Map
.Snowy Monaro Regional Local Government Area Map
.Tamworth Regional Local Government Area Map
.The Hills Shire Local Government Area Map
.Tweed Local Government Area Map 1
.Tweed Local Government Area Map 2
.Tweed Local Government Area Map 3
.Tweed Local Government Area Map 4
.Wagga Wagga Local Government Area Map
.Walgett Local Government Area Map
.Wentworth Local Government Area Map
.Wingecarribee Local Government Area Map 1
.Wingecarribee Local Government Area Map 2
.Wollondilly Local Government Area Map 1
.Wollondilly Local Government Area Map 2
.Wollondilly Local Government Area Map 3
.Wollongong Local Government Area Map 1
.Wollongong Local Government Area Map 2

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NSW ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING POLICY LINK … EXEMPT AND COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT CODES AMENDMENT RE GREENFIELD HOUSING CODE 2017

NSW ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING POLICY LINK … EXEMPT AND COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT CODES AMENDMENT RE GREENFIELD HOUSING CODE 2017

State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) Amendment (Greenfield Housing Code) 2017

47 pages!

http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Housing/~/media/21F0137CE4954C9E8E715959839E8023.ashx

 

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