Local Area Plans

Local Area Plans
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These plans aim to implement the best strategies for the future of the City of Canterbury Bankstown. Local Area Plans These plans aim to implement the best strategies for the future of the City of Canterbury Bankstown. Planning
Photo of streetscape in the Canterbury-Bankstown LGA

​​​​​​​​​About the Local Area Plans

​The objectives of the Local Area Plans are primarily: 

  • To implement the Greater Sydney Region Plan, South District Plan and local strategies​; 
  • To set out the vision and spatial context for the distinctive localities that make up the City of Canterbury Bankstown; 
  • To specify the best ways to accommodate residential and employment growth;  
  • To outline the delivery of supporting infrastructure, facilities and open space; and  
  • To inform changes to the statutory planning framework and infrastructure priorities. 

As part of the plan making process, Council consults with the community, industry, state agencies and key stakeholders. Council also researches current policies, targets and best practice at the local, state and national levels, and may undertake supplementary studies to further identify issues and possible solutions. 

The Local Area Plans recognise there are many other initiatives that may make a place more sustainable. Council will deliver numerous other actions such as service delivery, community support and advocacy through the Community Strategic Plan.​

The process in each local area

  1. Background research and community direction
     This involves consultation with the community and other stakeholders, and the preparation of specialist studies for the subject area.

  2. Issues Paper 
    Informed by the studies and consultation.  The Issues Paper also sets out the current situation, projected demand for new dwellings and jobs and its implications for future planning.​

  3. Local Area Plan 
    Sets out how to achieve the vision in the community plan and directions from the issues paper. The Local Area Plan will determine actions and planning reforms needed to ensure predicted levels of growth will be accommodated within more liveable and sustainable communities.

  4. Planning Proposal 
    Implements the Local Area Plan, and sets out the changes to the statutory planning framework.​

The journey so far​

Area 

Progress to date 

Documents

Bankstown 
Central B​usiness
District
2011 September – Council adopted the Local Area Plan.

2014 March – The Department of Planning & Environment approved Bankstown LEP 2001 (Amendment No. 46), which implements the Local Area Plan.  Bankstown LEP 2015 incorporates this amendment.

Complete.

Bankstown​​ CBD Local Area Plan  (17MB)

Information flyer - Achieving Environmental Design Standards (FSR Bonus Scheme for certain locations within the Bankstown CBD)

           
North East 

Greenacre
Mount Lewis
Punchbowl

2013 November – Council noted the Issues Paper.
            
2014 September – Council resolved to exhibit the Draft Local Area Plan.

2015 November – Council resolved to re–exhibit the Draft Local Area Plan.

2016 May – Council adopted the Local Area Plan subject to certain amendments as listed in the Meeting Minutes of 11 May 2016.

2016 September – Council submitted a planning proposal to the Department of Planning & Environment to seek a gateway determination.

2017 May – Department of Planning & Environment issued a gateway determination (Download PDF).

2018 July – Council resolved not to proceed with the planning proposal for the North East Local Area Plan, and to advise the Department of Planning & Environment accordingly.

Meeting Minutes of 24 July 2018

North East Local Area Issues Paper (including Council Report)
           
North East Local Area Plan (5MB)
North Central

Birrong
Chullora
Condell Park
Potts Hill
Regents Park
Yagoona

2013 November – Council noted the Issues Paper.
            
2014 September – Council resolved to exhibit the Draft Local Area Plan.

2015 November – Council resolved to re–exhibit the Draft Local Area Plan.

2016 May – Council adopted the Local Area Plan subject to certain amendments as listed in the Meeting Minutes of 11 May 2016.

2016 September – Council submitted a planning proposal to the Department of Planning & Environment to seek a gateway determination.

2017 May – Department of Planning & Environment issued a gateway determination (Dow​nload PDF).

2018 July – Council resolved not to proceed with the planning proposal for the North Central Local Area Plan and to advise the Department of Planning & Environment accordingly.

Meeting Minutes of 24 July 2018

North Central Local Area Issues Paper (including Council Report) 
            
North Central Local Area Plan (7MB)
North West 

Bass Hill
Chester Hill
Georges Hall
Lansdowne
Sefton
Villawood 

2012 July – Council noted the Issues Paper.

2013 September – Council adopted the Local Area Plan.

2016 January – The Department of Planning & Environment approved Bankstown LEP 2015 (Amendment No. 3), which implements the Local Area Plan.  Bankstown LEP 2015 incorporates this amendment.

Complete.

​North West Local Area Issues Paper (including Council Report)​

North West Local Area Plan  (23MB)


South East

Padstow
Padstow Heights
Revesby
Revesby Heights

2013 September – Council noted the Issues Paper.
            
2014 September – Council resolved to exhibit the Draft Local Area Plan.

2015 November – Council resolved to re–exhibit the Draft Local Area Plan.

2016 May – Council adopted the Local Area Plan subject to certain amendments as listed in the Meeting Minutes of 11 May 2016.

2016 September – Council submitted a planning proposal to the Department of Planning & Environment to seek a gateway determination.

2017 May – Department of Planning & Environment issued a gateway determination (Download PDF).

2018 July – Council resolved not to proceed with the planning proposal for the South East Local Area Plan and to advise the Department of Planning & Environment accordingly.

Meeting Minutes of 24 July 2018​

South East Local Area Issues Paper (including Council Report) 
            
South East Local Area Plan (5MB)

South West

East Hills
Milperra
Panania
Picnic Point

2013 September – Council noted the Issues Paper.

2014 September – Council resolved to exhibit the Draft Local Area Plan.

2015 November – Council resolved to re–exhibit the Draft Local Area Plan.

2016 May – Council adopted the Local Area Plan subject to certain amendments as listed in the Meeting Minutes of 11 May 2016.

2016 September – Council submitted a planning proposal to the Department of Planning & Environment to seek a gateway determination.

2017 May – Department of Planning & Environment issued a gateway determination (Download PDF).

2018 July – Council resolved not to proceed with the planning proposal for the South West Local Area Plan and to advise the Department of Planning & Environment accordingly.

Meeting Minutes of 24 July 2018​

South West Local Area Issues Paper (including Council Report)

            
South West Local Area Plan (5MB)
Specialised Centre

Bankstown Airport
Milperra Industrial
Precinct
Condell Park
Industrial Precinct

The Specialised Centre is an important strategic economic driver within the city. The centre contains the Bankstown Airport lands, the Milperra Industrial Precinct and the Condell Park Industrial precincts.

Given the unique activities and character within the Specialised Centre, a different approach will be required than that used for the other local areas within the city consistent with the Greater Sydney Commission’s South District Plan​.

South District Plan​

Hume Highway
Corridor
2004 December – Council adopted the Hume Highway Corridor Strategy.

2007 September – Council adopted the Yagoona Town Centre Renewal Strategy. 

2009 November – The Department of Planning & Environment approved Bankstown LEP 2001 (Amendment Nos. 25, 34 & 35), which implement the strategies.  Bankstown LEP 2015 incorporates these amendments.

Complete.

Hume Highway Corr​idor Strategy

Yagoona 
Town Centre 
Renewal Strategy:

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