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Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

Local Strategic
Planning Statement

Acknowledgement
of Country
Burwood Council acknowledges the Wangal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional
inhabitants and custodians of all land of the Burwood region.

August 2019

Disclaimer

This document is provided for information and it does not purport to be complete.
While care has been taken to ensure the content in the report is accurate, Burwood
Council cannot guarantee it is without flaw of any kind.

There may be errors and omissions, or it may not be wholly appropriate for a particular
purpose. In addition, the publication is a snapshot in time based on historic information
which is liable to change. Burwood Council accepts no responsibility and disclaims all
liability for any error, loss or other consequence which may arise from you relying on any
information contained in this report.

Have your say

To find out how you can provide feedback about this document and
participate in the decision-making process for Burwood Council’s future,
visit http://bit.ly/BurwoodLSPS
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Contents
Message from the Mayor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1. About the plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2. The vision for Burwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3. Context. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
4. Theme and planning priorities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
5. Infrastructure and collaboration.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
6. Liveability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
7. Productivity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
8. Sustainability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
9. Implementation, monitoring and reporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
10. Appendix – Local Character Areas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Local Strategic
Planning Statement

The Local Strategic Planning Statement


sets out how growth and change will
be managed in Burwood over the next
20 years.
Burwood has many unique and special
qualities and we have an opportunity to
ensure that it remains liveable, productive
and sustainable.
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Message from the Mayor

I am pleased to present Burwood Council’s draft


Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS),
which sets our community’s economic, social and
environmental land use needs over the next 20 years
outlining how growth and change will be managed
in the future.

This draft document responds to the NSW Government We are focused on achieving our vision for Burwood,
requirements of the Greater Sydney Regional Plan but as home to a thriving town centre and cherished
more importantly, it responds to previous feedback heritage conservation areas, with world class transport,
from our community and seeks to align future well-designed buildings and inviting public spaces.
land use planning with the outcomes identified in
Burwood2030, our Community Strategic Plan. We are planning for a wide range of jobs to enable
more locals to work closer to home, a strong night-time
A range of strategic background studies are also being economy and safe, green leafy neighbourhoods filled
prepared in areas including local housing, employment with distinct character, offering a range of housing
and investment, open space and community options and access to open space.
infrastructure facilities, transport, traffic and access,
urban design, resilience and smart cities. The LSPS will be placed on public exhibition
for six weeks for feedback from the community
Once finalised, these studies will inform the final and stakeholders and will be finalised following
version of this document and contribute to the this consultation.
longer-term land use vision for Burwood.
I invite you to take the opportunity to have your say
The LSPS sets planning priorities about what will be on the draft vision and priorities and look forward to
needed, such as homes, jobs, parks, transport and hearing your views.
services, and also sets short, medium and long-term
actions to deliver these priorities.

Burwood has many unique and special qualities and we Cr John Faker
have an opportunity to build on and strengthen these Mayor of Burwood
qualities, to ensure that it remains liveable, productive
and sustainable.
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Economic, social
and environmental
land use needs
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1. About the plan


This draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) It is also informed by other state-wide strategies
sets out the Burwood community’s economic, social including the Future Transport Strategy 2056 and State
and environmental land use needs over the next Infrastructure Strategy 2018-2038 as well as the new
20 years. Premier’s priorities announced in July 2019 including
priority 11, Greener public spaces and priority 12,
It includes a vision for the local government area (LGA) Greening our city.
and outlines how growth and change will be managed
in the future. It sets planning priorities about what will The LSPS builds on other Council and NSW
be needed, such as homes, jobs, parks, transport and Government planning priorities, including Council’s
services, and also sets short, medium and long-term Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Development
actions to deliver these priorities. Control Plan (DCP) and housing and job targets and
projections set for the LGA by the NSW Government.
Policy context Burwood2030 is Council’s Community Strategic
The LSPS has been prepared in line with the Plan, which sets out the aspirations and direction for
requirements set out in the Environmental Planning Council over a 10-year period, addressing all aspects
and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) and is a new of local government management and operation,
strategic plan that all councils in NSW must prepare. including land use planning. The LSPS is informed
It was introduced following amendments to the EP&A by Burwood2030 and outlines how we will use our
Act that came into effect in early 2018. land to achieve the aspirations and directions for
the community.
The LSPS delivers on the NSW Government’s Regional
Plan for Sydney, A Metropolis of Three Cities, and the The relationship between the themes set out in the
Eastern City District Plan, implementing priorities and Community Strategic Plan and the LSPS is shown in
actions at the local level. Figure 1.

Figure 1. Burwood2030 and the LSPS

Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Burwood2030

Theme 1 Theme 2 Theme 3


Community Leadership Healthy and sustainable
and lifestyle and innovation environment

Theme 4 Theme 5
Planning and Vibrant city and villages
infrastructure

Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement

Theme 1 Theme 3
Infrastructure Productivity
and collaboration
Theme 2 Theme 4
Liveability Sustainability
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1. About the plan

Consultation
An extensive program of community and stakeholder This feedback has informed the development of the
engagement was carried out in 2017 and 2018 to inform draft LSPS. Figure 2 shows the key feedback from the
the development of Burwood2030. This consultation community engagement on Burwood2030.
included surveys, mail outs, community workshops and
workshops with key stakeholders.

Figure 2. Community feedback from Burwood2030

Strengths
Good variety of shops / restaurants
Convenient location
Access to good public transport
Multiculturalism
Parks / green spaces / trees

How residents rate their Top 5 priority areas


quality of life Planning and development (location and standards of
The natural environment is high-rise apartments, population growth and planning
respected and protected for parking)
A clean and healthy city with Local services and facilities (improving services such as
reduced waste to landfill waste management and providing more community facilities)
A vibrant urban environment
Green areas (more green, open spaces and parks and
providing for a range of
tree-lined streets)
lifestyle experiences
Local heritage (balancing development and heritage)
Improved transport options (especially public transport,
including accessible and improved timetables and managing
overcrowding at Burwood Station).

Next steps Once finalised, these studies will inform the final
version of the LSPS and contribute to the longer-term
The LSPS will be placed on public exhibition for land use vision for the Burwood LGA.
feedback from the community and stakeholders.
The LSPS will be updated and finalised following The LSPS has a 20-year vision and it will be regularly
this consultation. reviewed with progress reported against the measures
within it. An LSPS Implementation Plan will also be
Council will be seeking feedback on the draft LSPS prepared to ensure the actions are carried out in line
in a range of ways to ensure there is comprehensive with the timeframe set out in this LSPS.
feedback from a broad cross section of the community,
including residents, workers and visitors, and by people Once the draft LSPS has been finalised and adopted
from all ages and backgrounds. by Council, it will inform updates to Council’s Local
Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan
A range of strategic background studies are also during 2020. These documents set out the planning
being prepared to further inform the LSPS in areas rules for the LGA and will be updated with further
including local housing, employment and investment, community input.
open space and community infrastructure facilities,
transport, traffic and access, urban design, resilience The indicative timeline for these next steps is shown
and smart cities. in Figure 3.
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Figure 3. Finalising and implementing the LSPS

2019 August/
September
October
November
December
Community and Early 2020 2020 February
stakeholder Review feedback onwards
and strategic Greater Sydney
engagement on Council adopts
studies Commission
draft LSPS LSPS NSW Government
Health Check Burwood’s LEP
endorsement
and DCP updated
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A 20 year vision
for Burwood
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2. The vision for Burwood


Burwood is home to a thriving town centre and Neighbourhoods are safe places filled with distinct
cherished heritage conservation areas that are character, offering a range of housing options. Clean,
conveniently connected to world class transport, with green, leafy neighbourhoods provide great amenity
well-designed buildings and inviting public spaces. with access to nearby open space.

A wide range of jobs attract workers and visitors and


enable more locals to work closer to home. The streets
are alive day and night with people drawn to its
renowned hospitality and entertainment offerings.

This vision for Burwood will be delivered through the following land use vision.

A recognised strategic centre


with high density, quality urban
design and great public spaces

Infrastructure is delivered to
support a growing population

A collaborative approach
to planning delivers great
outcomes for the community

A diversity of housing types


and affordability provides better Local character is Centres and neighbourhoods are
housing choice protected and enhanced connected and strengthened

A strong and thriving centre A leader in sustainable and


for jobs and investment and a resilient city processes
leading entertainment destination

Green, open spaces and


tree lined streets
provide comfort and respite
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A recognised
strategic centre
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3. Context
Burwood’s place in the
Eastern City District
Burwood is one of nine councils located in the Eastern The Strathfield town centre boundary is shared with
City District, one of five districts that make up the Strathfield Council, conveniently located close to
Greater Sydney region in strategic plans prepared by the Strathfield train station, serving as a transport
the Greater Sydney Commission. hub with trains and buses providing good access to
Sydney’s CBD, with local shops and services, tree-lined
The LGA is located in the inner-western suburbs of boulevards and conservation areas.
Sydney, 12 kilometres west of the Sydney Central
Business District (CBD) and 13 kilometres east of the The suburbs of Burwood Heights, Croydon, Croydon
Parramatta CBD. Park, Enfield and Strathfield are predominantly low-
rise residential areas with heritage buildings, green
It is bounded by the City of Canada Bay in the north, spaces, local shops and good accessibility to services
Inner West Council in the east, the City of Canterbury– and schools. The Croydon train station area is shared
Bankstown in the south and Strathfield Council in with Inner West Council and is a unique village hub
the west. with heritage homes, beautiful streetscapes and good
access to transport services.
Comprising a land area of 715 hectares, it is a
predominantly residential area with significant The Council area contains major east-west roads,
commercial areas, particularly the town centre Parramatta Road, Liverpool Road (Hume Highway)
which is recognised as a Strategic Centre by the and Georges River Road and the inner west railway
NSW Government due to its strong economy and line with Burwood Station in the centre, adjacent to
transport connections, with local jobs, businesses, Croydon Station to the east and Strathfield Station to
shops, restaurants and cafes and high-rise apartments. the west. Burwood is the largest centre on the rail line
Burwood is the first strategic centre west of the between Sydney and Parramatta.
Sydney CBD.
Major features of the Council area include the Burwood
The LGA includes the suburbs of Burwood, Burwood Town Centre, Westfield Burwood Shopping Centre,
Heights, Croydon (part), Croydon Park (part), Enfield Burwood Park, Henley Park, Enfield Aquatic Centre and
and Strathfield (part). the Cooks River.

Map 1 show Burwood’s place in the Greater Sydney


region and Map 2 shows the Burwood LGA.
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3. Context

Map 1. Burwood’s place in the Greater Sydney region

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3. Context

Burwood’s community Conversely, there has been small decreases in family


aged groups including the parents and homebuilders
In 2018, Burwood’s estimate residential population was group (35-49 years) and primary and secondary aged
39,886 people. Over the last 10 years, the population schoolchildren (5-17 years). The representation of these
has grown by 20% and is expected to grow a further groups in the Burwood LGA is below the averages of
44% by 2036 to 57,500. greater Sydney.

Burwood is projected to have an annual growth rate of While the family aged groups are projected to increase
2.4%, which is the fourth largest of the Sydney councils. to 2036, the 18-34 years age groups will remain the
largest portion of the population, despite minimal
Population growth is largely centred around the increases in these groups. It is estimated that couples
Burwood town centre, resulting from recent high- with children will become the largest household group
density residential developments. in 2036.
Over the last 10 years, Burwood has seen a significant Burwood’s population is highly multicultural. The
increase in apartments within the LGA, centred number of people born overseas has increased 38%
on growth in the town centre. Burwood has a high from 2006 to 2016, with 57% of the population born
proportion of high density dwellings (36.3%) compared overseas in 2016. The Burwood town centre has
to 23.5% in greater Sydney. many areas where over 80% of the population were
born overseas.
Two bedroom housing represents 33% of housing in
Burwood, compared to 23.7% in greater Sydney and In 2016, the top five countries of overseas birth
was the most common housing type in 2016. were China, India, Nepal, South Korea and Italy, with
significant increases in people born in China and Nepal
Burwood has a relatively young population. An
from 2006.
increase in higher density dwellings around the town
centre has contributed to a significant increase of Approximately 33% of the Burwood population
2,733 people within the young workforce age group identified as Chinese ancestry in the 2016 census,
(25–34 years) and 1,515 people within the tertiary with this population centred around the Burwood
education and independence group (18–24 years) town centre.
between 2006 and 2016. Compared to Greater Sydney,
these groups represent a larger percentage of the LGA.
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Burwood’s economy A significant proportion of residents (81.8% in 2016)


travel to work outside the LGA, which makes having
Burwood’s economy is largely focused around the good transport connections to major employment
town centre. Burwood Council area’s Gross Regional centres an ongoing priority.
Product (GRP) was $2.7 billion in the year ending
June 2018, growing 2.7% from the previous year. This Burwood is well serviced with rail connections to the
makes the area the hub of the Inner West region with Sydney and Parramatta CBDs as well as by Parramatta
its broad spectrum of businesses and economic input. Road, Liverpool Road and Georges River Road.

Burwood Road is a popular retail and entertainment Figure 4 contains high level details of the Burwood
strip serving as the spine of the town centre, and community. All figures are derived from the ABS 2018
the Westfield Shopping Centre a major shopping estimates sourced from Profile ID, 2016 Census data
destination. and data provided by the Department of Planning,
Industry and Environment.
The health care and social assistance industry is the
largest employer, generating 3,285 local jobs in 2017-
18, followed by education and training (3,189 jobs) and
retail (2,801 jobs). There are 5,486 local businesses
and 18+ different industries.

Figure 4. A Snapshot of Burwood

Population in 2018 Households in 2011 Apartments


39,886 12,300 36.3%

Largest population segment


Largest household type Young workforce,
Couple with children (31%) aged 25 to 34 (21%)

Median age
33 Residents born 64%
overseas Language spoken
GRP
at home, other
57% than English $2.7 billion

Local businesses Largest industry


Jobs
5,486 Health care and
20,571 social assistance

Trips to work by Trips to work by


public transport private vehicle Open space per hectare
40% 41.8% 1,020 people per hectare
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Four related themes


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4. Themes and
planning priorities
A 20-year vision and four related themes and planning The LSPS must include or identify Planning Priorities
priorities form the basis for land use actions for the that are consistent with the Eastern City District Plan
Burwood LGA: while also being tailored to the Burwood LGA.
• Infrastructure and Collaboration
The planning priorities will be delivered through
• Liveability actions to guide land use decisions by Council. Most
• Productivity actions will be completed over a 10 year period. The
• Sustainability LSPS will be reviewed within seven years, or sooner
if appropriate.
These four themes are consistent with the themes
set out in the Eastern City District Plan and will Map 3 shows the Structure Plan for Burwood. Figure 5
be monitored against identified measures and shows the LSPS’s themes and planning priorities.
implemented through the planning priorities.
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4. Themes and planning priorities

Map 3. Structure Plan for the future

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Figure 5. Themes and Planning Priorities

Infrastructure and Collaboration


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P14. Protect and enhance biodiversity
P15. Reduce carbon emissions and manage energy, water and waste efficiently
Campsie

P16. Adapt to the impacts of urban and natural hazards and climate change
Local Strategic
Planning Statement
Infrastructure and
Collaboration
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5. Infrastructure and collaboration

Infrastructure and collaboration

Planning Priorities Planning Priority 1. Plan for a city


Planning Priority 1. Plan for a city that is supported by that is supported by infrastructure
infrastructure
A range of major infrastructure is required to meet the
Planning Priority 2. Deliver local infrastructure, needs of the Burwood community.
services and facilities
Transport infrastructure is a major focus with a need
for the redevelopment of the Burwood train station
Key action and planning for the Sydney Metro West project.

1.1 Prepare a Transport, Traffic and Access Study There is also a need to address other transport
to provide the evidence base and identify future infrastructure such as ride share, car sharing and other
actions for the planning and delivery of transport emerging modes that complement public transport
infrastructure. and help residents to easily and quickly connect to
jobs, services and recreational opportunities.
As Burwood’s population grows over the next
20 years, additional infrastructure and services will be More public transport, walking and cycling options
required to enable it to remain liveable, productive need to be provided to improve connections south of
and sustainable. This will require a mix of new the LGA to the town centre, train station and future
infrastructure and services and enhancements to Burwood North station along the Sydney Metro
existing infrastructure. West line.

Technological changes are also impacting on the Proposed development in the Parramatta Road
planning and delivery of infrastructure, which means Corridor and the Burwood, Homebush and Strathfield
that infrastructure needs to be adaptable to respond to Planned Precinct will also generate demand for new
these changes. and improved infrastructure.

The planning for this infrastructure requires successful These projects are all key areas for collaboration with
collaboration with government, industry and the the NSW Government and neighbouring councils.
community to ensure the right infrastructure is
To inform the planning of these projects, a Transport,
delivered at the right time and in the right places to
Traffic and Access Study will be prepared to provide
support population growth, change and adaptability.
the evidence base and identify future actions for the
Collaboration with the NSW Government is critical, planning and delivery of transport infrastructure.
particularly for transport, health and educational
infrastructure. Collaboration with neighbouring Sydney Metro West and Burwood
councils is also required to provide better connections North station
and services to communities. The success of this
LSPS will require a strong collaborative approach to Sydney Metro West is the city’s next underground
local infrastructure issues by all levels of government, metro railway connecting the Parramatta and Sydney
industry and the community. CBDs, doubling rail capacity between these two areas.
The project is an important initiative to deliver on
Open space for active and passive recreation is the NSW Government’s goal of a 30-minute city. It is
addressed under the Sustainability theme. currently in the planning stage.

The Sydney Metro West Study area includes a potential


station at Burwood North (in the Canada Bay Council
LGA), however the final number and location of
potential stations has not been confirmed. Depending
on the location, the Burwood North Metro Station may
provide an additional connection to the Burwood town
centre and will also support urban renewal along the
Parramatta Road Corridor.
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A priority for Council is to ensure that the Burwood


North Station is connected to the Burwood train
station, enabling easy interchange between the two The planning for this
forms of transport, and giving residents and workers infrastructure requires
better connections to the centres along the Sydney successful collaboration
Metro West corridor.
with the government,
This could include a mix of pedestrian linkages to the industry and the
station, new bus services to connect the station to
Burwood and Strathfield stations and restoration of
community.
peak hour services stopping at Burwood Station that
were decreased in rail timetable changes in 2018.
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Redevelopment of Burwood train station There is a clear need for a major upgrade to Burwood
Station to ease the overcrowding that is currently
The inner west railway line runs through Burwood, being experienced and to cater for future demand
with Burwood Station in the centre of the LGA as Burwood’s population and workforce continues
and neighbouring Croydon Station to the east and to grow.
Strathfield Station to the west. Burwood is the largest
centre on the rail line between Sydney and Parramatta. With its location in the heart of the town centre and as
a key asset for Burwood’s economy, there is a wider
Burwood Train Station is widely used by commuters, opportunity to complete a major redevelopment of
with a net increase of 5,000 to 6,000 trips between the station. This would not just cater for growth but
2013 and 2018. This increase reflects the overall also provide an anchor point in the heart of the town
trend of increased patronage on all train lines in centre with good quality design and functionality
greater Sydney. that enhances the station and functioning of the area
around it, including the various inter-connections
Based on data from 2013, on weekdays during the
between the station and its surroundings.
morning AM peak hour, there is only 10% spare
capacity on trains running into the Sydney CBD at Council will collaborate with the NSW Government in
Burwood Station, with no seats available and standing the preparation of a Strategic Business Case for the
room only. In other peak times in the mornings redevelopment of Burwood Train Station to further
(7–7.30am and 8.30-9am) there is only 24% spare develop the options, benefits and costs of a major
capacity. It is reasonable to assume that in 2019, and redevelopment. This will be informed by the Transport,
with the current population growth, that the station Traffic and Access Study.
capacity is well over capacity.

Table 1 below shows the increase in the number of train New north-south transport connections
passengers that get on and off at Burwood Station
Currently, there are limited transport connections
over a three-year period from 2016 to 2018.
running north-south through the LGA for residents
Table 1: Train trips at Burwood Station in the southern suburbs of Enfield, Croydon Park and
Burwood Heights to access the town centre, including
Year Embark Disembark Burwood Station. While there are bus services that
operate in the area, additional and faster transport
2018 19,770 20,410
services are required to encourage people to use
2017 19,130 19,560 public transport or to walk or cycle.
2016 17,020 17,420
Council also needs to ensure there is a good access to
a metro station at Burwood North from all parts of the
LGA to enable all residents to benefit from the NSW
Government’s investment in metro systems.

Council has defined an investigation area for this north-


south connection, running from Campsie (a Strategic
Centre) in the south to the Burwood North Station in
the north. Council will work with the NSW Government
and neighbouring councils to develop options for new
and improved public and active transport options
along the investigation area. This will also be informed
by the Transport, Traffic and Access Study.

Map 4 shows the major transport projects


and investigation areas for Burwood and the
surrounding area.
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Actions • New north-south transport connections to develop


options for new and improved public and active
1.1 Prepare a Transport, Traffic and Access Study transport options to the town centre and Burwood
to provide the evidence base and identify future North metro station.
actions for the planning and delivery of transport
infrastructure. 1.3 Work with neighbouring Councils on the planning
for regional infrastructure projects and investment
1.2 Work with the NSW Government on planning opportunities.
for the:
• Sydney Metro West project, including the proposed 1.4 Use the results of the Transport, Traffic and Access
station at Burwood North Study to identify short, medium and long-term actions
to deliver new and improved transport infrastructure
• Redevelopment of Burwood train station to
including actions that address emerging technologies.
meet future demand and achieve wider place
making benefits
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Planning Priority 2. Deliver local Community facilities


infrastructure, services and facilities Council provides a range of community services and
facilities across the LGA including Burwood Library,
The community expects to see local infrastructure
recreational facilities such as sporting fields and the
and services delivered in a timely way to respond to
Enfield Aquatic Centre, parks and open spaces to meet
population growth and changes in community needs.
a range of community needs. Services need to cater
There is a wide range of infrastructure and services
for all segments of the population to give everyone the
that needs to be planned and delivered to support
opportunity of participation in their community. As the
communities and ensure Burwood remains liveable,
population grows, there will be increased demand on
productive and sustainable.
existing services and facilities and new services will be
required.
Educational facilities
Council is currently updating its Open Space and
Burwood is well known for its excellent private Community Infrastructure Facilities Strategy (prepared
and public schools that attract families to the in 2014) to identify innovative solutions in the best use
area, and a range of private colleges that draw of existing community facilities and open space, as
international students. There are 14 public, Catholic well as the development of additional spaces where
and independent primary schools and 11 public and possible. Further details are included in Priority 10.
independent secondary schools in the LGA and
surrounding suburbs. Many of these schools contain
Enabling infrastructure
large parcels of land that is used for sporting facilities.
As the population grows, there is a need to plan for Enabling infrastructure also needs to be planned
upgraded and new educational facilities, to continue to and delivered to support population growth to meet
provide quality education for the community. increased energy, water and waste demands. This
infrastructure needs to be flexible, adaptable and
The NSW Government is investing in public education
locally sustainable.
infrastructure in schools throughout the State. In
Burwood, a project is underway at Croydon Public Both Council and the NSW Government are responsible
School to provide facilities for 1,000 students with new for planning and delivery of this type of infrastructure.
flexible learning spaces and upgraded core facilities. Council will collaborate with the NSW Government
on local infrastructure planning, particularly for the
In the future, with the continuing growth of the LGA
delivery of adaptive and enabling energy and water
and the resulting new housing, there will be pressure
infrastructure. The development industry contributes
on local schools which will require expanded facilities
to the cost of infrastructure, particularly improved and
in the medium term.
new infrastructure required as a result of new local
Council will work with the NSW Government to ensure residential and mixed-use development.
that educational facilities are expanded, and new
Map 5 shows community facilities and other
facilities developed to match population growth, meet
infrastructure in the LGA.
demand and ensure schools are not overcrowded.

Health facilities
Health services and hospitals in and around Burwood
provide health care services to the community. Just
as Council needs to plan for new and expanded
educational facilities, there is a need to also plan
for health facilities and services in response to
population growth.
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Actions 2.5 Explore mechanisms to fund additional


infrastructure including educational, cultural, sporting
2.1 Work with School Infrastructure NSW to identify and recreational facilities, public spaces and multi-
needs and plan for upgraded and new schools and purpose community hubs.
other educational facilities in the LGA.
2.6 Review Council’s local infrastructure contributions
2.2 Work with Health Infrastructure to identify to ensure that local infrastructure is provided to
needs and plan for upgraded and new public health support the needs of the community and to fund
infrastructure in the LGA. actions that contribute to public benefits.

2.3 Use the results of the Open Space and 2.7 Use the results of the Urban Design Study and
Community Infrastructure Facilities Strategy to Masterplan to inform Council’s Property Strategy
inform the planning and delivery of upgraded and to identify land required to be purchased for
new community infrastructure. infrastructure that will deliver public benefits.

2.4 Support healthy lifestyles and liveability by:


• Delivering places and spaces that encourage
active lifestyles through infrastructure upgrades of
existing spaces, provision of new public spaces and
connectivity between spaces
• Investigating opportunities to integrate indoor
sporting facilities within future development
• Working with the Office of Sport in the
implementation of the District Sport Facility Plans
(once released).
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Liveability

Planning Priorities Planning Priority 3. Provide housing


Planning Priority 3. Provide housing supply, choice supply, choice and affordability in
and affordability in close proximity to jobs, services close proximity to jobs, services
and public transport
and public transport
Planning Priority 4. Provide high quality planning and
The Eastern City District Plan includes five-year
urban design outcomes for key sites and precincts
housing targets based on the District’s dwelling needs
Planning Priority 5. Identify local character areas and existing opportunities to deliver supply. They
considering preservation, enhancement and cultivation include detached and attached houses, apartments
and granny flats.

Key action The 0–5 year housing supply target for Burwood is
2,600 dwellings. Development within the LGA is on
3.1 Prepare a Local Housing Strategy that track to deliver 2,050 new dwellings between 2016–17
addresses the delivery of five year and 6 to 10 to 2020–21. Other potential developments currently
year housing supply projections for the Burwood being planned may provide new housing while further
LGA and capacity to contribute to the longer transforming the area and strengthening Burwood’s
term 20-year strategic housing target for the role as an entertainment destination and cultural hub in
Eastern City District including delivery of housing the Eastern City District.
diversity and affordability.
The majority of new housing has been concentrated in
Council is committed to maintaining the good quality the Burwood town centre as medium to high density in
of life that Burwood’s residents enjoy, ensuring that response to its designation as a Strategic Centre and to
residents have access to quality social infrastructure, protect surrounding historical suburbs, several of which
safe and inclusive places and a diverse mix of are heritage conservation areas.
housing types.
In the future, there is a need to address other parts of
There are a range of apartments in the heart of the the LGA to not just meet housing supply projections
town centre, surrounded by shops, restaurants and but to provide greater housing diversity and choice.
local services that provide good amenity. Away There are other locations outside of the town centre
from the town centre, there are large family homes that can meet demand for different housing types,
with good access to schools, parks, transport and tenure, price, locations and design. Sympathetic
other services. development will be required for all areas outside
of the town centre that complements the scale and
To maintain and improve this liveability, housing,
density of the established built form.
infrastructure and services need to be planned and
delivered, with a range of housing types in good The Eastern City District Plan requires councils to
locations to give people more choice and to improve develop six to 10 year housing projections. This will
affordability. This means more medium sized homes be done through a Local Housing Strategy that will
need to be delivered to complement the high-density demonstrate capacity for housing supply in the
apartments and family homes that are found across medium term, while understanding the type of housing
Burwood today. that exists currently and responding to constraints
and opportunities to meet the Eastern City District
New and more diverse housing choices will enable
Plan projections.
people to stay in the Burwood communities and
neighbourhoods as they transition throughout life. For the longer term 20-year timeframe, the Local
More medium sized homes will enable families with Housing Strategy will investigate and recognise long
young children to stay in the area, with housing that is term housing supply associated with city shaping
larger than an apartment but more affordable than a transport corridors, growing and emerging centres and
large home. in other areas with high accessibility.
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While planning for more housing supply and choice, There is a need to ensure that households on low
it will be equally important to identify, preserve and incomes can afford to stay in the LGA with more
enhance the distinctive local character of the LGA’s affordable housing options, along with a need to plan
suburbs, particularly the heritage features that make for more universal housing, housing that meets the
the area special. needs of all people without having to be adapted or to
have specialised design.
Council is working with the Government Architect NSW
and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment The Parramatta Road Corridor precinct and Burwood,
to improve urban design and public space outcomes in Strathfield and Homebush Planned Precinct provide
special character areas and to develop local character good opportunities to deliver affordable housing within
statements using relevant guidelines (refer to Planning the LGA.
Priority 5).

Like all parts of Sydney, Burwood residents face Actions


housing stress. Burwood is home to key workers, 3.1 Prepare a Local Housing Strategy that addresses
essential workers such as teachers, police and the delivery of five year and six to 10 year housing
emergency services, that are on lower incomes. supply projections for the Burwood LGA and capacity
to contribute to the longer term 20-year strategic
housing target for the Eastern City District including
delivery of housing diversity and affordability.

3.2 Deliver housing supply with the aim of meeting


New and more diverse housing targets of 2,600 new homes in 2016–2021. If
housing will enable there is a shortfall in the target, deliver additional new
homes in the six to 10 year housing supply projections.
people to stay in the
Burwood communities and
neighbourhoods as they
transition throughout life.
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Planning Priority 4. Provide Burwood, Strathfield, Homebush


high quality planning and urban Planned Precinct

design outcomes for key sites In 2017, the NSW Government announced the
Burwood, Strathfield and Homebush Planned Precinct
and precincts (the Precinct). The vision for the Precinct is for it to be
one integrated, yet diverse precinct featuring:
Parramatta Road Corridor Urban
• More homes and jobs in the right locations
Transformation Strategy
• Improved connectivity through the precinct
The Parramatta Road Corridor is a strategically • Attractive, active and vibrant public domain and
important transport and movement route which open spaces
connects the Sydney CBD and Parramatta. With
• Sensitive integration of higher density development
chronic traffic congestion, loud noise and low-quality
with existing heritage areas and low density
commercial premises, it has been designated as a
development.
priority area for long-term growth.
Council supports the identification of the Precinct
The Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation
due to its proximity to infrastructure and services. The
Strategy (PRCUTS) was released by the NSW
planning for the precinct needs to be carried out in a
Government in 2016 and sets out the vision and
coordinated way, and Council will work in collaboration
land use and transport principles to accommodate
with the NSW Government to ensure that the plans
27,000 new homes and 50,000 new jobs in a range
provide housing that complements the character of the
of industries across the Corridor over the next 30
area, is delivered alongside supporting infrastructure
years. A Ministerial Direction gives the Strategy and
and provide new employment opportunities. Council
associated Implementation Toolkit statutory weight
will also collaborate with neighbouring Councils in the
however requires that infrastructure must be aligned
precinct on potential infrastructure upgrades in the
with development.
precinct area.
Burwood-Concord is one of eight renewal precincts
identified within the corridor due to its proximity to Actions
employment, public transport and existing services
and because it can support a new housing mix. The 4.1 Implement the Parramatta Road Corridor
Strategy includes 5,500 new homes and 3,800 new Strategy generally in accordance with the 2016-2023
jobs for the precinct by 2050. Implementation Plan, following finalisation of a precinct
wide traffic and transport study and an urban design
A precinct wide approach to the planning of the study, including preparation of a:
corridor is being pursued to enable development
• Precinct wide Planning Proposal
to occur in a coordinated manner, where a range of
apartment types can be provided and where there is • Draft Development Control Plan
access to infrastructure and public transport. • Affordable Housing Contributions Scheme
• Local Contributions Plan
There is a good opportunity for the NSW Government
to provide a mass transit option along the length of 4.2 Work with the NSW Government on
the corridor to deliver better public transport and the governance framework for the delivery
ease congestion. of the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban
Transformation Strategy.
Strathfield and Canada Bay Councils, who also
have land in the Burwood-Concord precinct, have 4.3 Assess and refine the findings of the Burwood,
identified the need for additional urban design, traffic Strathfield and Homebush Planned Precinct work to
and transportation investigations. The three councils ensure they meet community needs and are informed
consider this is essential work to ensure that all future by a:
decisions to rezone land are made with a thorough
• Precinct traffic and transport study
understanding of the potential cumulative impacts
and will achieve orderly, transparent and consistent • Urban design report to identify recommended future
development, and above all, the highest quality land use, built form, public domain and the provision
planning and design outcomes. of supporting infrastructure
• Local Housing Strategy.
Opportunities to provide key worker housing along
the corridor will also be investigated, informed by 4.4. Collaborate with neighbouring councils on
urban density analysis, traffic studies and the Local potential infrastructure upgrades in the Burwood,
Housing Strategy. Strathfield, Homebush Planned Precinct.
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Planning Priority 5. Identify local In recognition of these, Council aims to ensure


that planning frameworks provide the capacity
character areas considering to ensure we can maintain, enhance and cultivate
preservation, enhancement the unique character and identity of places while
managing future land use and growth for existing
and cultivation and future communities, through strategic planning
Good design will be a benchmark of future that enshrines good place making, vitality and urban
development to create great places and local centres design outcomes.
that provide more housing choices along with user-
The Burwood DCP already guides the character of
friendly, enjoyable and attractive spaces.
specific places – such as the Burwood Town Centre,
Council is preparing an Urban Design Study and local and neighbourhood centres and heritage
Masterplan for the LGA to improve urban design, conservation areas.
public domain and solar access outcomes and identify
The consideration of existing and desired future
recommendations to inform future changes to the
local character is a critical component to managing
LEP and DCP to achieve the desired outcomes. The
anticipated change for the next 20 years.
principles for this Urban Design Study will also be used
to enhance and renew local places and centres. Eight areas have been identified for further
investigation of their existing and emerging character,
Local heritage and character and the subsequent development of controls to guide
that character. They are:
Burwood has a rich cultural heritage with • Burwood Road Spine
numerous places that have unique and special built,
• Deane Street Precinct
archaeological and heritage significance. Map 6 shows
local heritage areas and items in the LGA. • Burwood/Concord Precinct – Parramatta
Road Corridor
Burwood has a diverse collection of places with their • Cooper Street – Southern Side
own local character. The Burwood town centre is a
• Burleigh Street and Surrounds
strategic centre that plays a significant role in providing
employment, housing and services in the region. • Livingstone Street
• Clarence and Church Streets Precinct
Within and outside of the town centre are unique
• Hornsey Street Historic Precinct
precincts and character areas that contribute to
the amenity and liveability of the whole of the LGA Maintain: These areas are to be kept largely the same
through their distinct features that are valued by with a desired future character that does not expect
the community. much change. Some of these areas may be affected
by other factors that limit change or strongly influence
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the character of the area. Methods of maintaining diversity, employment and service needs, this is
character may involve keeping the existing built form, managed in a way that balances supporting and
landscape, land use, movement and development enhancing existing and emerging local characteristics
standards. Any change will likely be minimal and will for the community.
be consistent with the existing valued elements of
the area. Further details of each of the local character areas are
outlined in Appendix 1.
Enhance: These areas may have a desired future
character that involves improving, increasing or Actions
intensifying the quality and experience of the area.
This enhancement should be compatible with existing 5.1 Prepare an Urban Design Study and Masterplan
and future land uses, predominant built form and for the Burwood LGA to improve urban design, public
scale. Change could occur in these characterised domain and solar access outcomes and identify
areas but is likely to be incremental with many existing recommendations to inform future changes to the LEP
elements remaining. and DCP to achieve the outcomes.

Cultivate: These areas have valued existing and 5.2 Continue to investigate opportunities to work with
emerging elements and character that can be the Government Architect NSW and Department of
developed, encouraged and fostered to improve the Planning, Industry and Environment to improve urban
area. Change will respect the established attributes of design and public space outcomes in special character
the area and will take place to improve character into areas using the urban design guidelines and to develop
the future. local character statements.

These investigations will inform the finalisation of the 5.3 Amend the LEP to restrict the subdivision of dual
LSPS to ensure that as Burwood grows to contribute occupancies in the R2 Low Density Residential zone.
to the Eastern City District’s housing supply, housing
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Productivity

Planning Priorities In addition to the Burwood town centre, the LGA


has additional local centres that provide retail and
Planning Priority 6. Strategically grow investment, urban services to the community. These include the
business opportunities and jobs Strathfield town centre with a mix of retail and local
businesses clustered around the Strathfield station
Planning Priority 7. Grow Burwood’s night-time and the retail strip located along Croydon train station.
entertainment, dining and other recreational The area west of the LGA where Liverpool Road meets
opportunities The Boulevard in Enfield and Strathfield, is another
commercial centre that can be strengthened.
Planning Priority 8. Increase the long term viability of
all centres
Planning Priority 6. Strategically
Planning Priority 9. Support urban freight and
grow investment, business
commercial servicing along commercial corridors
opportunities and jobs
Key action The Eastern City District Plan includes a baseline
projection for Burwood to deliver an additional
6.1 Prepare an Employment and Investment Strategy 12,000 to 14,000 jobs by 2036. This compares to the
for the LGA to identify achievement of 2036 job estimated 10,300 jobs in the LGA in 2016. All councils
projections, create a diverse mix of new jobs and to are required to deliver the job projections to support a
diversify Burwood’s economy, including potential growing population and provide a diversity of jobs in
for new niche sectors in education and training, locations that are well served by public transport.
healthcare and legal services.
While Burwood’s town centre performs an important
While Burwood is predominantly a residential area, role as a Strategic Centre in the Eastern City District,
there is significant commercial land use, mainly located it needs to be protected and enhanced to meet the
around the town centre, which has been classified by job projections with strategies to strengthen the local
the NSW Government as a Strategic Centre due to its economy and grow new employment opportunities.
location along major transport corridors and its strong
local economy. An important way the town centre can be
strengthened is to improve urban design, public
It is an attractive commercial centre with low vacancy domain and solar access outcomes to ensure that as
rates due to its location midway between the Sydney Burwood becomes a more productive town centre, it
and Parramatta CBDs. Key employment sectors include also remains a great place to live and visit. The Urban
retail, property and business services, health and social Design Study and Masterplan for the Burwood LGA
assistance, education and training. (refer Action 5.1) will help to achieve this.

The LGA has two major shopping centres - the


Burwood Town Centre shopping strip and Westfield
Burwood Road Masterplan
Burwood Shopping Centre, with a smaller centre at Burwood Road is Burwood’s main shopping strip,
Burwood Plaza. serving as a central spine throughout the LGA for
pedestrians connecting transport, retail, commercial
There are three private hospitals – Alwyn Rehabilitation and residential and as a multi-lane through traffic road
Hospital, Strathfield Private Hospital and St John of for buses and vehicles.
God Hospital – along with several training colleges
(theological, missionary and nursing) and a number of It contains a mix of developments including retail
private and public schools. (including the Westfield Shopping Centre), commercial,
residential and open space (including Burwood Park).
The town centre’s restaurants, cafes and entertainment Burwood Road is highly visible due to the volume of
attract locals and visitors, which makes the night-time both vehicle and pedestrian traffic and there is an
economy an important component of Burwood’s opportunity to upgrade the streetscape to improve
productivity that needs to be strengthened the urban design and public domain and integrate with
and diversified. proposed future development.
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A Burwood Road Streetscape Masterplan is being Niche industries


prepared to upgrade and beautify Burwood Road
within the town centre and the Burwood Road north Burwood is well positioned to develop new niche
area, while also balancing its dual function of a sectors in its local economy due to its central
street for movement and people which supports the location between the Sydney CBD and Parramatta
local economy and enhances liveability and urban as well as other employment centres such as Sydney
design outcomes. Olympic Park.

Education, research and innovation is an opportunity


that can be realised due to the close proximity to
leading research and educational institutions to the
east including Sydney University and the University of
Technology Sydney.

There are also neighbouring health and education


It is an attractive precincts in Camperdown/Ultimo and Concord that
present opportunities.
commercial centre with
low vacancy rates due
to its location midway
between the Sydney and
Parramatta CBDs.
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Within the LGA, there is a small cluster of medical Planning Priority 7. Grow Burwood’s
services along Burwood Road to the north of the LGA
that service neighbouring health facilities at Concord night-time entertainment, dining
and Strathfield. There is an opportunity to strengthen and other recreational opportunities
this cluster and attract new services to provide new
and additional employment. The town centre’s restaurants, cafes, hotels and other
entertainment facilities, such as RSLs, draw locals and
Within the city centre, there is a range of legal services visitors to the area in the evening and have helped to
clustered around the Burwood Court House on create an important night-time economy.
Belmore Street. There is also an opportunity to grow
this cluster and attract new services and to reinforce This night-time economy can be strengthened
Burwood’s place as a legal centre in the region. by improving and diversifying the current offer,
particularly in the light of strong competition from
To understand these opportunities and to guide other locations in the Eastern City District, to ensure
planning for commercial land and grow and diversify that local businesses remain competitive and to
Burwood’s employment base, Council will commission support ongoing employment growth.
an Employment and Investment Strategy for the LGA
that will be completed and finalised in late 2019 to Burwood’s multicultural cuisines, particularly Asian
inform the final version of the LSPS. cuisine, provide the opportunity to market the area
as a high quality eat street destination for locals
and visitors.
Actions
6.1 Prepare an Employment and Investment Strategy Actions
for the LGA to identify achievement of 2036 job
projections, a diverse mix of new jobs and to diversify 7.1 Improve and diversify Burwood’s night-time
Burwood’s economy, including potential for new niche economy as informed by the Employment and
sectors in education and training, healthcare and legal Investment Strategy and Urban Design Study
services. and Masterplan.

6.2 Prepare a Streetscape Masterplan for Burwood


Road (from Parramatta Road to Liverpool Road)
that recognises and balances its dual function of a
street for movement and people which supports the
local economy and enhances liveability and urban
design outcomes.
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Planning Priority 8. Increase the Planning Priority 9. Support urban


long term viability of all centres freight and commercial servicing
In addition to the Burwood town centre, the LGA is along commercial corridors
also home to other centres which have different sizes,
Urban freight and servicing of commercial businesses
character and function. The centres in Strathfield
such as supermarkets, hotels, food outlets and large
and Croydon are areas where boundaries are shared
commercial office buildings are essential tasks for
with neighbouring councils including Strathfield and
businesses and communities. In addition, the growth of
Inner West Councils, with both centres, as well as
online shopping has seen an increase in the volume of
the junction at Liverpool Road, serving as gateways
online shopping deliveries by couriers. These activities
to Burwood.
need to be planned and managed so they can be
They are well located along the rail corridor and require delivered efficiently to support business activity while
evidence-based planning to determine the demand for protecting local amenity.
housing, employment, retail, commercial services and
Port Botany and Sydney Airport are major trade
community infrastructure.
gateways for Sydney that distribute business resources
The Strathfield town centre is located close to and freight across Greater Sydney and regional NSW.
the Burwood town centre with both centres Within the Eastern City District, freight moves between
complementing the other. Sydney Airport and Port Botany to facilities such as the
Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre which is located
A place-based collaboration with these councils south-west of the LGA in the Strathfield Council
is required to plan for their growth and create a LGA. The major road corridors that run through the
more cohesive area that meets the needs of all the Burwood LGA also service freight vehicle movements.
communities that live, work and visit these centres. This
can be done through a range of measures including The need for freight movements, including delivery
public domain improvements, local infrastructure and vehicles, will continue to increase. These movements
place making activities. need to be planned while minimising the negative
impacts they can cause including additional road
congestion and noise and air pollution.
Actions
8.1 Align adjacent council planning controls and Actions
ensure effective land use and public space amenity,
infrastructure and maintenance across boundaries. 9.1 Manage the availability and location of urban
freight distribution in the town centre and other parts
8.2 Consult with NSW Government agencies on their of the LGA informed by the Transport, Traffic and
plans for key road junctions shared between Burwood Access Study.
and adjacent councils.
Local Strategic
Planning Statement
Sustainability
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Sustainability

Planning priorities • An urban tree canopy lining the streets and


neighbourhoods to support the cooling of the
Planning Priority 10. Deliver high quality open space neighbourhoods as temperatures rise.
and recreation facilities • Improving the way buildings and precincts
are planned and designed, and the way water
Planning Priority 11. Increase urban tree canopy cover
and energy infrastructure is delivered, to use
Planning Priority 12. Deliver Green Grid connections these resources more efficiently and lower
carbon emissions.
Planning Priority 13. Promote the improved health and • Acting to mitigate climate change and help
enjoyment of the Cooks River waterway communities to adapt to natural hazards such
as heatwaves, flooding and storms, which are
Planning Priority 14. Protect and enhance biodiversity
exacerbated by climate change.
Planning Priority 15. Reduce carbon emissions and
One of the most important actions Council will
manage energy, water and waste efficiently
undertake is to develop a Resilience Strategy for the
Planning Priority 16. Adapt to the impacts of urban LGA to strengthen its ability to survive, adapt and
and natural hazards and climate change thrive in the face of increasing uncertainty and local
shocks and stresses.

Key action Planning Priority 10. Deliver


16.1 Prepare a Resilience Strategy for the LGA to high quality open space and
assess community and built environment risks and
vulnerabilities and to guide the planning for how
recreation facilities
the Council reacts to shocks and stresses, delivers Public open space is a form of green infrastructure that
sustainable infrastructure and identifies priorities to is used for recreation, leisure and outdoor recreation
increase resilience to natural and urban hazards, as purposes, including active and passive recreation. It
well as changes in technology. enhances the character of Burwood’s neighbourhoods,
supports healthy and active lifestyles and brings
Burwood’s population growth will have an impact on
communities together.
the natural environment, which makes it important to
improve sustainability though a range of measures that As Burwood’s population grows and higher density
will protect the environment. development is delivered, providing open space areas
for recreation, sport and social activity, as well as
Everyone is responsible for protecting the environment
establishing physical links that support social networks
– Council, other levels of government and the
and create a sense of community, will become
community – and all have a responsibility to preserve
increasingly important.
our natural resources for future generations.
The new Premier’s Priorities announced in July 2019
Sustainability encompasses a range of issues: includes a priority to increase the proportion of homes
• Maintaining, managing and increasing green in urban areas within 10 minutes’ walk of quality green,
infrastructure – the network of green spaces that open and public space by 10% by 2023.
support sustainable communities, including parks
and open spaces, urban tree canopy and green Burwood has the lowest ratio of public open space
ground cover and waterways. per person in Sydney, with 1,020 people per hectare of
public space. Open space is particularly in undersupply
• Having good quality connections to open space and
north of the LGA, where the majority of growth is
waterways such as the Cooks River and cool, green
forecast. Other councils such as the City of Sydney,
links throughout Burwood and to neighbouring
Waverley and North Sydney all have higher population
parks and open space in the Eastern City that
densities than Burwood but have a higher ratio of
support walking and cycling.
public open space. Figure 6 shows Burwood’s open
space relative to other Councils.
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Quality open space needs to be delivered that meets


the needs of the community and the amount of open
space needs to be increased as the population grows. Everyone is responsible
Demographic changes will require open space and for protecting the
recreation facilities to meet the needs of older people,
children and families and young people. environment – Councils,
other levels of government
There are few opportunities to increase the quantity
of public open space due to competing needs for and the community.
other uses and the costs of acquiring land. The focus is
therefore on improving the quality and distribution of
open space, including sporting facilities.

Figure 6. Open space per hectare

Canada Bay
Inner West
718 people
per hectare –
765 people
per hectare –
3rd lowest
2nd lowest
amount
amount
City of
Parramatta Sydney
270 people 526 people
per hectare
per hectare

Strathfield
Burwood
364 people
1020 people per hectare
per hectare
of public open space –
the least amount of all
Sydney Councils

Canterbury–
Bankstown
239 people
per hectare
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Council has been investigating solutions for the Planning Priority 11. Increase urban
shortfall in active open space, including making better
use of existing sportsgrounds, converting existing tree canopy cover
open space into sports fields, and partnering with
Tree lined streets and tree cover on private land all
schools to share spaces outside school hours. Open
form what is known as the urban tree canopy, a form of
space within school grounds is a potential asset that
green infrastructure that helps to reduce temperatures,
could be shared by the wider community outside of
support cleaner air and water and provide local
school hours.
habitats for birds and other wildlife. Trees also help
People in urban neighbourhoods should be insulate against noise pollution, particularly along
able to walk to local open space. In high density busy roads.
neighbourhoods, public open space is used like a
The NSW Government has set a target to increase tree
shared backyard, providing a green communal living
canopy cover across Greater Sydney to 40% and the
space. High density development should be located
Eastern City District Plan includes an action to expand
within 200 metres of open space and all dwellings
urban tree canopy in the public realm for all Councils
should be within 400 metres of open space.
including Burwood.
Council is currently updating its Open Space and
The new Premier’s Priorities announced in July 2019
Community Infrastructure Facilities Strategy (prepared
also includes a priority to increase the tree canopy and
in 2014) to identify innovative solutions in the best
green cover across Greater Sydney by planting 1 million
use of existing community facilities and open space,
trees by 2022.
as well as the development of additional spaces
where possible. Burwood has a high proportion of hard surface areas
and correspondingly low levels of tree canopy cover.
When completed, the strategy will be used to inform
Burwood has 15% urban tree canopy cover based on
the planning and strategic direction of Council in
the Public Open Space Audit 206, Department of
working with developers, not for profit organisations,
Planning and Environment.
government agencies and neighbouring councils to
deliver quality open space and community facilities. This compares to Inner West (16%), Strathfield (16%)
and Canada Bay (17%).
Actions
There are approximately 7,200 street trees across the
10.1 Finalise the Open Space and Community Burwood LGA. In 2018, 250 advanced native trees
Infrastructure Facilities Strategy to inform the best use were planted in Wangal Park at the completion of
of existing open space and facilities and development construction.
of additional spaces.
Approximately 1.1km of the Cooks River foreshore lies
10.2 Actively encourage the shared use of land and within the Burwood LGA and 540 metres of this area
facilities including schools, but only where the shared has been naturalized with rocks and locally indigenous
use does not reduce the existing availability of public trees, shrubs and groundcovers.
open space for general community use.
As Burwood continues to grow and change, the urban
10.3 Work with NSW Government agencies to plan tree canopy will come under pressure and it will be
and deliver new neighbourhoods along the Parramatta important to ensure it is maintained and enhanced
Road corridor with a sufficient quantity and quality of to support sustainable and liveable neighbourhoods,
open space, informed by Council studies. particularly as temperatures potentially become hotter.
An immediate priority will be to increase tree plantings
10.4 Investigate options to provide new and improved in parks and streets and extend the urban tree canopy
walking and cycling links to transport as well as leisure across all parts of the LGA. Up to 500 new trees will be
and recreational trips within the LGA informed by the planted in the short term.
Transport, Traffic and Access Study.
Actions
11.1 Prepare a street tree masterplan to increase tree
canopy on public land and identify the most effective
location for the 500 new street trees.

11.2 Evaluate controls to facilitate increased tree


canopy coverage across the LGA.
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Planning Priority 12. Deliver Green Actions


Grid connections 12.1 Work with Canada Bay Council on new
connections from Burwood to identified Green Grid
The Greater Sydney Green Grid will provide cool, green
projects (Powells Creek and Mason Park, Rhodes
links to support walking, cycling and community access
and Concord Open Space and Hen and Chicken Bay
to open space across Sydney resulting in a healthier
Foreshore).
urban environment, improved community access to
recreation and exercise, encouraging social interaction 12.2 Work with neighbouring Councils to investigate
and supporting walking and cycling connections. potential new Green Grid connections including
a connection between Henley Park in Enfield and
Green Grid Priority Projects have been identified to
Strathfield Park to the west, between Henley Park in
provide district-scale connections that link open space,
Enfield to the Cooks River foreshore and from Croydon
waterways and bushland. Local projects identified in
to green infrastructure in the Inner West.
the Eastern City District Plan include:
• Powells Creek and Mason Park, Strathfield -
providing walking and cycling links, urban greening, Planning Priority 13. Promote the
stormwater treatment and a mix of open space uses improved health and enjoyment of
that link Concord West, North Strathfield, Homebush
and Strathfield to Parramatta Road, Bicentennial
the Cooks River waterway
Park and the Parramatta River foreshore. The Cooks River waterway sits to the south of the
• Rhodes and Concord Open Space and Hospital Burwood LGA adjoining Canterbury-Bankstown (LGA)
Precincts - connecting the Parramatta River with 1.1 kilometres of foreshore area in Burwood,
foreshore open spaces from Rhodes and Concord providing a valued recreational opportunity for
including Brays Bay Reserve, the Kokoda Track residents. The care and control of the River is shared
Memorial Walkway, Rocky Point, the Thomas Walker between councils and NSW Government agencies
Hospital grounds, Concord Hospital grounds and including Sydney Water.
river foreshores, the Dame Edith Walker Hospital
grounds, Concord Golf Course and Concord RSL. Sydney Water, in partnership with the Sydney
Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority,
• Hen and Chicken Bay Foreshore - Hen and Chicken
completed the Cooks Riverbank Naturalisation project
Bay will be connected to the Bay Walk, providing
in 2014 for 540 metres of the 1.1 km area. The Cooks
more opportunities for walking and cycling. This
River flows through a concrete stormwater channel,
project also provides opportunities for enhanced
however current urban water management principles
connections to Burwood via Burwood Road, St
aim to improve the health of waterways by removing
Luke’s Park and Queen Elizabeth Park.
concrete channels and creating gently sloped
Green Grid improvements will benefit Burwood by landscaped banks and wetlands.
linking the Parramatta River, Cooks River and other
Council has been involved in improvements including
open space corridors in the region.
the Cooks River Shared Pedestrian and Cycle Pathway,
The inner west rail line and Parramatta Road a shared pedestrian and cycle path which runs from
corridor make connectivity to these green grid Homebush Bay to Botany Bay and passes through
projects a challenge, however Council will investigate parks in the Burwood LGA which front the Cooks River
opportunities for connections across the rail line and – Walsh Avenue Reserve, Whiddon Reserve, Brown
major roads. We will also work with Strathfield and Reserve and Flockhart Park. The Pathway was funded
Inner West Councils to investigate potential new east- by Federal, NSW and local governments. Council
west Green Grid connections in the region. maintains the pathway within Burwood’s parks.

Map 7 shows the Green Grid priority projects and The environmental health of the Cooks River is a
potential new projects within the Burwood LGA along priority for Council, and we will continue to work with
with local sporting and recreational facilities that the NSW Government, neighbouring councils and the
complement recreational opportunities. Cooks River Alliance to improve water quality in the
Cooks River and to enable an effective catchment wide
approach for improving water quality.
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Actions Planning Priority 15. Reduce carbon


13.1 Work collaboratively with members of the Cooks emissions and manage energy,
River Alliance to develop whole of catchment land water and waste efficiently
use policy and statutory planning mechanisms that
consider cumulative impacts of development, improve As Burwood’s population grows, demand for energy
water quality and public access. and water and the generation of waste will increase.
New approaches to the use of energy and water
13.2 Review and update the Stormwater Management and management of waste are needed to prevent
Code to ensure pervious areas are maximised; all greenhouse gas emissions from increasing. The
stormwater is treated before it reaches waterways; construction, operation and maintenance of buildings
reduced stormwater run-off volumes and pollution accounts for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas
entering waterways and stormwater management emissions in Australia.
systems are vegetated to slow down and clean
stormwater runoff; and provide passive irrigation, Burwood2030 includes sustainable waste management
greening and urban cooling. practices, community education on sustainable
practices and leadership in environmental sustainability
as part of the approach to a healthy and sustainable
Planning Priority 14. Protect and environment.
enhance biodiversity
To reduce carbon emissions and manage resources
The Eastern City District Plan includes a priority including energy, water and waste efficiently, new
to protect and enhance bushland and biodiversity. development needs to incorporate principles of passive
Although there is no bushland or remnant vegetation solar design, sustainable waste management and
in the Burwood area, local parks and green achieve high levels of performance on environmental
spaces support wildlife and provide recreational ratings schemes (BASIX) for water and energy savings.
opportunities that enhance the health and well-being
of the community. Waste generated in Burwood as part of the Eastern
City District is moved by rail and road to landfills
Councils in the Eastern City District are working outside the District, such as Woodlawn near Goulburn.
together to map opportunities to restore and The planning and design of new developments should
reconnect areas of habitat in established urban areas support the sustainable and effective collection and
which also complements the delivery of the Greater management of waste to reduce waste sent to landfill
Sydney Green Grid. Selected species of trees and and help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
understorey plants for parks and street planting in
targeted areas support the movement of wildlife and The introduction of controls to support efficient
help strengthen connections between areas of habitat. energy, water and waste systems in new developments
such as in the Burwood, Strathfield, Homebush planned
Over the next 20 years, protection, maintenance precinct, will play an important role in reducing
and enhancement of green spaces will provide Burwood’s carbon emissions over the next 20 years.
habitat for common and threatened species, protect
biodiversity and increase the health and well-being of Smart cities use technology and data collected about
the community. the city to manage assets and resources efficiently.
Council’s response to this priority will be informed by
a Smart City Strategy (part of the Resiliency Strategy)
Actions for the LGA that will be used to inform future planning.
14.1 Revise controls and associated mapping to
implement biodiversity corridors through landscaping, Actions
canopy cover, the Green Grid and waterways to
strengthen habitat links within and surrounding 15.1 Prepare a Smart Cities Strategy for the LGA
the LGA. to guide asset management and efficient resource
management, improved service delivery and planning
for new and emerging technologies.

15.2 Work with the waste industry and government to


improve and strengthen waste recycling options.

15.3 Investigate ways Council can employ energy


efficiency measure, e.g. solar panels, on all
Council facilities.
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Planning Priority 16. Adapt to Burwood is one of the Councils across the Eastern
City District that is participating in the 100 Resilient
the impacts of urban and natural Cities initiative and considering ways to respond to
hazards and climate change shocks and stresses that could strengthen community
resilience. It has developed the Resilient Sydney
Resilience is the capacity of infrastructure and Strategy in collaboration with Councils, business
communities to withstand disruption, operate and the community to set directions to strengthen
effectively in crisis, deal with and adapt to shocks our ability to survive, adapt and thrive in the face of
and stresses. Shocks include natural disasters such increasing global uncertainty and local shocks and
as floods, storms or bushfires, while stresses act to stresses.
increase the impact of those shocks such as climate
change, which will exacerbate these natural hazards. Council will prepare a Resilience Strategy for the
LGA to assess risks and vulnerabilities and guide
Burwood faces a number of urban and natural hazards. future planning and will work with Resilient Sydney
Severe storms are the most significant natural hazard to measure carbon emissions, with the goal of
that affects the entire Eastern City District, and safeguarding people and infrastructure against natural
flooding is a risk, particularly in the area south of the and urban hazards and building capability to respond
LGA along the Cooks River foreshore. Map 8 shows and recover from natural and urban hazards.
flood prone land in the LGA.

Extreme heat is a risk to communities and Actions


infrastructure networks, particularly in the more
16.1 Prepare a Resilience Strategy for the LGA to
developed town centre as a result of the urban heat
assess community and built environment risks and
island effect, an urban area that is significantly warmer
vulnerabilities and to guide the planning for how
than its surrounding less urbanised areas due to
the Council reacts to shocks and stresses, delivers
human activities. Air temperatures are increasing due
sustainable infrastructure and identifies priorities to
to climate change and increasing urbanisation, with
increase resilience to natural and urban hazards, as well
projected increases in heatwaves and the number of
as changes in technology.
extreme temperature days.

Map 9 shows the urban heat island effect with


the more highly developed areas of the LGA that
experience the hottest temperatures during summer
as well as areas located along busy road corridors. The
way neighbourhoods and buildings are planned and
designed can help communities adapt and be more
resilient to extreme heat.
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The LSPS will be


implemented via the
Monitoring and Actions Plan
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9. Implementation, monitoring
and reporting
The LSPS will be implemented via the Monitoring The LSPS will be also be reviewed within the statutory
and Action Plan which follows. Progress towards timeframe of seven years, or sooner if appropriate.
achieving the measures will be monitored and reported
at appropriate times. This will track if the actions to
deliver the Planning Priorities have been successful
or if they need to be reviewed.

Table 2. Monitoring and Action Plan

Infrastructure and collaboration


Priority Action Measure
P1. Plan for a city 1.1 Prepare a Transport, Traffic and Access Transport, Traffic and Access
that is supported by Study to provide the evidence base and Study completed
infrastructure identify future actions for the planning and
delivery of transport infrastructure.
Short term

1.2 Work with the NSW Government on Council advocates for NSW
planning for the: Government provision of
• Sydney Metro West project, including the supporting infrastructure
proposed station at Burwood North
• Redevelopment of Burwood train station
to meet future demand and achieve wider
place making benefits
• New north-south transport connections
to develop options for new and improved
public and active transport options to
the town centre and Burwood North
metro station.
Medium term

1.3 Work with neighbouring Councils on the Planning for regional infrastructure
planning for regional infrastructure projects is documented and business
and investment opportunities. cases prepared.
Medium term

1.4 Use the results of the Transport, Traffic Transport, Traffic and Access
and Access Study to identify short, medium Study completed
and long-term actions to deliver new and
improved transport infrastructure including
actions that address emerging technologies.
Short term
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3. Implementation, monitoring and reporting

Infrastructure and collaboration


Priority Action Measure
P2. Deliver local 2.1 Work with School Infrastructure NSW to Council advocates for provision of
infrastructure, services identify needs and plan for upgraded and educational infrastructure
and facilities new schools and other educational facilities
in the LGA.
Short term

2.2 Work with Health Infrastructure to Council advocates for provision of


identify needs and plan for upgraded and public health infrastructure
new public health infrastructure in the LGA.
Short term

2.3 Use the results of the Open Space and Open Space and Community
Community Infrastructure Facilities Strategy Infrastructure Facilities Strategy
to inform the planning and delivery of completed
upgraded and new community infrastructure.
Short term

2.4 Support healthy lifestyles and District Sport Facilities Plan


liveability by. completed
• Delivering places and spaces that
encourage active lifestyles through
infrastructure upgrades of existing spaces,
provision of new public spaces and
connectivity between spaces.
• Investigating opportunities to integrate
indoor sporting facilities within future
development.
• Working with the Office of Sport in the
implementation of the District Sport
Facility Plans (once released)
Medium term

2.5 Explore mechanisms to fund additional Funding mechanisms review


infrastructure including educational, cultural completed
sporting and recreational facilities, public
spaces and multi-purpose community hubs.
Medium term

2.6 Review Council’s local infrastructure Review of local infrastructure


contributions to ensure that local contributions completed
infrastructure is provided to support the
needs of the community and to fund actions
that contribute to public benefits.
Medium term

2.7 Use the results of the Urban Design Study Property Strategy completed
and Masterplan to inform Council’s Property
Strategy to identify land required to be
purchased for infrastructure that will deliver
public benefits.
Medium term
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Liveability
Priority Action Measure
P3. Provide housing 3.1 Prepare a Local Housing Strategy that Local Housing Strategy completed
supply, choice and addresses the delivery of five year and six to
affordability in close 10 year housing supply projections for the Delivery of housing targets to 2021
proximity to jobs, services Burwood LGA and capacity to contribute to
Delivery of housing targets
and public transport. the longer term 20-year strategic housing
2021–2026
target for the Eastern City District including
delivery of housing diversity and affordability. Delivery of housing targets
Short term 2026–2036

3.2. Deliver housing supply with the aim Delivery of housing targets to 2021
of meeting housing targets of 2,600 new
homes in 2016-2021. If there is a shortfall in Delivery of housing targets
the target, deliver additional new homes in 2021–2026
the six -10 year housing supply projections.
Delivery of housing targets
Short term 2026–2036

P4. Provide high quality 4.1 Implement the Parramatta Road Corridor Precinct wide Planning Proposal
planning and urban design Strategy generally in accordance with the completed
outcomes for key sites 2016-2023 Implementation Plan, following
and precincts finalisation of a precinct wide traffic and Draft Development Control Plan
transport study and an urban design study, completed
including preparation of a:
Affordable Housing Contributions
• Precinct wide Planning Proposal Scheme completed
• Draft Development Control Plan
Local Contributions Plan completed
• Affordable Housing Contributions Scheme
• Local Contributions Plan
Medium term

4.2 Work with the NSW Government on Governance framework developed


the governance framework for the delivery
of the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban
Transformation Strategy.
Medium term

4.3 Assess and refine the findings of the


Burwood, Strathfield and Homebush
Planned Precinct work to ensure they meet
community needs and are informed by a:
• Precinct traffic and transport study
• Urban design report to identify
recommended future land use, built
form, public domain and the provision of
supporting infrastructure
• Local Housing Strategy.
Medium term

4.4. Collaborate with neighbouring councils Planning for potential infrastructure


on potential infrastructure upgrades in the upgrades completed
Burwood, Strathfield, Homebush Planned
Precinct.
Medium term
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9. Context
3. Implementation, monitoring and reporting

Liveability
Priority Action Measure
P5. Identify local 5.1 Prepare an Urban Design Study and Urban Design Study and Masterplan
character areas Masterplan for the Burwood LGA to improve completed
considering preservation, urban design, public domain and solar access
enhancement and outcomes and identify recommendations to
cultivation inform future changes to the LEP and DCP to
achieve the outcomes.
Short term

5.2 Continue to investigate opportunities to Local Character Statements


work with the Government Architect NSW completed
and Department of Planning, Industry and
Environment to improve urban design and
public space outcomes in special character
areas using the urban design guidelines and
to develop local character statements.
Medium term

5.3 Amend the LEP to restrict the subdivision LEP amended


of dual occupancies in the R2 Low Density
Residential zone.
Short term
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Productivity
Priority Action Measure
P6. Strategically grow 6.1 Prepare an Employment and Investment Employment and Investment
investment, business Strategy for the LGA to identify achievement Strategy completed
opportunities and jobs of 2036 job projections, a diverse mix of new
jobs and to diversify Burwood’s economy, Achieve projection of 14,000 jobs in
including potential for new niche sectors in Burwood by 2036
education and training, healthcare and legal
Increased proportion of local jobs
services.
for local residents
Short term
Increase in employment floor space
across all commercial centres
6.2 Prepare a Streetscape Masterplan for Masterplan for Burwood Road
Burwood Road (from Parramatta Road completed
to Liverpool Road) that recognises and
balances its dual function of a street for Achieve projection of 14,000 jobs in
movement and people which supports the Burwood by 2036
local economy and enhances liveability and
Increased proportion of local jobs
urban design outcomes.
for local residents
Short term
Increase in employment floor space
across all commercial centres
P7. Grow Burwood’s 7.1 Improve and diversify Burwood’s Employment and Investment
night-time entertainment, night-time economy as informed by the Strategy completed
dining and other Employment and Investment Strategy and
recreational opportunities Urban Design Study and Masterplan. Achieve projection of 14,000 jobs in
Burwood by 2036
Short term
Increased proportion of local jobs
for local resident.

Increase in employment floor space


across all commercial centres
P8. Increase the long term 8.1 Align adjacent planning controls and Achieve projection of 14,000 jobs in
viability of all centres ensure effective land use and public space Burwood by 2036
amenity, infrastructure and maintenance
across boundaries. Increased proportion of local jobs
for local residents
Short term
Increase in employment floor space
across all commercial centres.
8.2 Consult with NSW Government agencies
on their plans for key road junctions shared
between Burwood and adjacent councils.
Short term

P9. Support urban freight 9.1 Manage the availability and location of Achieve projection of 14,000 jobs in
and commercial servicing urban freight distribution in the town centre Burwood by 2036
along commercial and other parts of the LGA informed by the
corridors Transport, Traffic and Access Study. Increased proportion of local jobs
for local residents
Medium term
Increase in employment floor space
across all commercial centres
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9. Context
3. Implementation, monitoring and reporting

Sustainability
Priority Action Measure
P10. Deliver high quality 10.1 Finalise the Open Space and Community Open Space and Community
open space and recreation Infrastructure Facilities Strategy to inform the Infrastructure Facilities Strategy
facilities best use of existing open space and facilities updated
and development of additional spaces.
Increased resident satisfaction with
Short term the quality and quantity of open
spaces
10.2 Actively encourage the shared use of Increased resident satisfaction with
land and facilities including schools, but only the quality and quantity of open
where the shared use does not reduce the spaces
existing availability of public open space for
general community use.
Short term

10.3 Work with NSW Government agencies Increased resident satisfaction with
to plan and deliver new neighbourhoods the quality and quantity of open
along the Parramatta Road corridor with a spaces
sufficient quantity and quality of open space,
informed by Council studies.
Medium term

10.4 Investigate options to provide new New and improved walking and
and improved walking and cycling links to cycling links delivered
transport as well as leisure and recreational
trips within the LGA informed by the
Transport, Traffic and Access Study.
Short term

P11. Increase urban tree 11.1 Prepare a street tree masterplan to Street tree masterplan completed
canopy cover increase tree canopy on public land.
Increased tree canopy on
Short term public land

11.2 Evaluate controls to facilitate increased Increased tree canopy across


tree canopy coverage across the LGA. the LGA
Short term

12. Deliver Green Grid 12.1 Work with Canada Bay Council on new Delivery of identified Green
connections connections from Burwood to identified Grid projects
Green Grid projects (Powells Creek and
Mason Park, Rhodes and Concord Open
Space and Hen and Chicken Bay Foreshore).
Medium term

12.2 Work with neighbouring Councils Delivery of new Green Grid projects
to investigate potential new Green Grid
connections including a connection between
Henley Park in Enfield and Strathfield Park to
the west, between Henley Park in Enfield to
the Cooks River foreshore and from Croydon
to green infrastructure in the Inner West.
Medium term
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Sustainability
Priority Action Measure
P13. Promote the 13.1 Work collaboratively with members Council policies to improve the
improved health and of the Cooks River Alliance to develop water quality of the Cooks River
enjoyment of the Cooks whole of catchment land use policy and
River waterway statutory planning mechanisms that consider
cumulative impacts of development, improve
water quality and public access.
Medium term

13.2 Review and update the Stormwater Stormwater Management Code


Management Code to ensure pervious areas reviewed and updated
are maximised; all stormwater is treated
before it reaches waterways; reduced
stormwater run-off volumes and pollution
entering waterways and stormwater
management systems are vegetated to
slow down and clean stormwater runoff;
and provide passive irrigation, greening and
urban cooling.
Short term

P14. Protect and enhance 14.1 Revise controls and associated mapping Controls and mapping revised
biodiversity to implement biodiversity corridors through
landscaping, canopy cover, the Green Grid
and waterways to strengthen habitat links
within and surrounding the LGA.
Medium term

P15. Reduce carbon 15.1 Prepare a Smart Cities Strategy for Smart Cities Strategy completed
emissions and manage the LGA to guide asset management and
energy, water and waste efficient resource management, improved Increased use of sustainable energy
efficiently service delivery and planning for new and
Decrease in Council’s carbon
emerging technologies.
footprint
Medium term

15.2 Work with the waste industry and Increased proportion of waste
government to improve and strengthen diverted to landfill
waste recycling options.
Short term

P16. Adapt to the impacts 16.1 Prepare a Resilience Strategy for Resilience strategy completed
of urban and natural the LGA to assess community and built
hazards and climate environment risks and vulnerabilities and to
change guide the planning for how the Council reacts
to shocks and stresses, delivers sustainable
infrastructure and identifies priorities to
increase resilience to natural and urban
hazards, as well as changes in technology.
Short term
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Local character
investigation areas
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10. Appendix – local character


investigation areas

Deane Street Precinct


Direction: Enhance and cultivate character

Indicative location:

G e o rg e
Stre et
d
od Roa

tre et
Lane

tre et
M a ry S
B u rwo

Yo u th

d u ke S
M a rm a

Deane
Stre et

Wai m ea St

oad
re et

sb u ry R
BURWOOD

S h afte

R a ilway
P a ra d e

Alb
er t
C re
sce
nt

Deane Street Precinct


Character area

Heritage item

Aims (to be revised through further investigation):


• Collaborate with the Burwood RSL in achieving • Reimagine the public art / murals in this precinct
good urban design outcomes and enhanced public with a view to reducing graffiti and establishing a
domain interface for their redevelopment site unique place identity
• Ensure a high quality standard for new buildings and • Investigate the potential for ‘greening’ of the railway
public domain corridor where it interfaces Deane Street, and
• Provide an improved public domain within Deane opening up the under-utilised railway land in this
Street, ensuring a pedestrian-friendly street, precinct to greater public use.
solar access to street level and connectivity to
surrounding areas
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10. Appendix – Local Character Areas

Burwood Road Spine


Direction: Enhance character

Indicative location:

Parr amatta Roa d

St John
N e ic h P
Burwood of God
Hospital
a ra d e

Southe
Vocatiorn Cross
nal
H igh Sch

E sh e r S
ool
MLC
tre et

C o m er S
treet
B u rwo o
P a rk R

BURWOOD
PARK
d Road
oad

P ar k Ave W ilg a S
nue treet

V ic to ri a
Co u n c Street
il

G eo rg e
Street

R ailway BURWOOD
P arad e

Libra ry
S h afte sb

B e lm o re
P arad e
Police
Station
u ry R o

L ivin g st
o n e Str
ad

e et
Fire Stat
ion
C la re n ce
Stre et

Wo o d si
de Ave n u e

Burwood Road Spine


Character area State/private school Health facility Civic/emergency service

Heritage item Public open space Child care facility Public toilet

Heritage area Private open space Community centre Community playground


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Aims (to be revised through further investigation):


• Support and enhance its role as a high density • Improve connectivity and permeability through
mixed use centre that serves as a true ‘high pedestrian links, high quality streets and
street’ with respect to its existing human scale of commercial arcades
the streetscape • Ensure the spine links the north and southern
• Promote the night-time economy and ensure safe edges of the town centre in a cohesive manner
and active streets of an evening that enhances its unique features and vibrant
• Increase trees and provide a greener cityscape public domain
• Ensure solar access to the public domain and open • Subject to the provision of a Metro Station at
space areas Burwood North, support the movement of
pedestrians along the Burwood Road spine to
• Ensure a human scale for development to support
connect users of the new Metro station to the
streetscape visual quality and vitality within a high
Burwood town centre.
density town centre context
70 | Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

10. Appendix – Local Character Areas

Burwood/Concord Precinct – Parramatta Road Corridor


Direction: Cultivate character

Indicative location:

Parram
att a Rd
ue
ia Ave n
e et

a ra d e
a m Str

St John of God
Burwood Hospital
N e ic h P
B rita n n
G ra nth

M ilto n
Stre et

ve n u e
d
Southern Cross

b u ry R
Vocational
High School

L u ke A
MLC N ew Str
S h af te s

e et
d

tre et

R owley
od Roa

Stre et

Stre et
h Road

Road
MLC
E sh e r S

Primary
School
B u rwo

A rc h e r

Lu c as
o rt
We ntw

M e ryla
Stre et
oad

BURWOOD
PARK
P a rk R

Burwood/Concord Precinct - Parramatta Road Corridor


Character area State/private school Health facility Community playground

Heritage item Public open space Child care facility

Heritage area Private open space Community centre

Aims (to be revised through further investigation):


• Progress work being undertaken on the Parramatta • Improve connectivity and permeability through
Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy pedestrian links, high quality streets and commercial
• Ensure a high quality standard for new buildings and arcades
public domain • Investigate the feasibility of providing a new green
open space.
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Cooper Street – Southern Side


Direction: Maintain, enhance and cultivate character

Indicative location:
et
Stre

d
th R o a
er ts
Rob

t
tre e

or
N ixo n
Lane

We ntw
ip S
P h il
Stre et

Lane

Coo
M o se ly

per
Stre
Cooper

et

C owd
er y L
ane

STRATHFIELD

Strathfield
Hospital

Eve rto n
Road

Cooper Street Southern Side


Character area State/private school Health facility

Heritage item Public open space

Heritage area

Aims (to be revised through further investigation):


• Ensure a sensitive transition to the heritage • Ensure a high quality standard for new buildings and
conservation areas to the north of Cooper Street public domain
• Conserve significant heritage buildings and integrate • Ensure development does not jeopardise the
these into the new built fabric operation and function of Strathfield Hospital.
• Provide generous setbacks that enable a green, leafy
character in new developments
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10. Appendix – Local Character Areas

Burleigh Street and Surrounds


Direction: Cultivate character

Indicative location:

P a is ley
Road
De
ane
Str
e et
e
o n P la c

ane
Fo rd L

Ra
C l a re n d

ilw
ay
Par
ad

ade
od Ro

et

P e d e st ri
h S tre

an L in k
B u rwo

B u r le ig

oad
b u ry R
Eliz a b e
th Stre
et

S h afte s
Police
B e lm o re Station
Stre et

Burleigh Street and Surrounds


Character area Civic/emergency service

Heritage item

Council owned

Aims (to be revised through further investigation):


• Re-imagine Burleigh Street with a funky • Investigate the redevelopment of the Elizabeth
laneway vibe Street car park in a manner which maintains existing
• Tell the story of the street by building on the Annual car parking (potentially underground), provides
Greek Street Fair, multitude of heritage buildings an income-generating use and contributes to the
and association with the Young family of AC/DC vibrancy of the precinct
and Easybeats fame • Investigate the feasibility of converting the Westpac
• Complete the pedestrian link from Burwood Road site to an urban plaza.
to Burleigh Street
• Conserve significant heritage buildings and integrate
these into the new built fabric including protection
from solar access and amenity impacts
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Hornsey Street Historic Precinct


Direction: Maintain and enhance character

Indicative location:

Council

RUSSELL
STREET
ad

RESERVE
rth R o

Stre et

R u ss e ll
Stre et
o

Ox fo rd
We ntw

BURWOOD
R a ilway
P a ra d e
Burwood
Primary
School Library
H o rn sey

e
Street
a rd

Santa Sabina
Stre et

Ave n u
u lev

d R o ad
Conder

Wynne
The B o

B u rwo o
B e lm o re
Stre et
Je rs ey
Road
N o rwo o
d Stre e
t

SANDERS
RESERVE

Hornsey Street Historic Precinct


Character area State/private school Child care facility Civic/emergency service

Heritage item Public open space Community centre Community playground

Historic Environment Private open space

Aims (to be revised through further investigation):


• Conserve significant heritage buildings and integrate • Encourage infill development of 3–4 storey scale
these into the new built fabric within the historic precinct designation
• Ensure a sensitive transition to the heritage items in • Encourage new development to adopt a townhouse
the precinct style view of the location’s fine-grain quality and the
scale of the existing heritage items.
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10. Appendix – Local Character Areas

Livingstone Street Precinct


Direction: Enhance and cultivate character

Indicative location:

d
od Roa
B u rwo
L ivin g st
t

o n e Str
r Stre e

e et
Coope

C la re n ce
Stre et

Livingstone Street Precinct


Character area

Heritage item

Aims (to be revised through further investigation):


• Ensure a suitable transition between the higher • Conserve significant heritage buildings and ensure
density development to the north and the low rise future redevelopment responds sensitively to
buildings to the south heritage items
• Address the amenity issues at the interface between • Increase street trees and provide for a green, leafy
the Burwood Town Centre boundary and the land on character, with provision for gardens and an urban
the northern side of Livingstone Street street canopy
• Investigate potential for two storeys terrace style • Ensure a high quality standard for new buildings
housing with lofts or dormer windows • Ensure a safe and pleasant street for pedestrians,
• Protect solar access and amenity for properties emphasising the precinct’s walkability to the
within the precinct and to the south Burwood Town Centre.
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Clarence and Church Streets Precinct


Direction: Enhance and cultivate character

Indicative location:

oad
C la re n
ce Stre
et
d

sb u ry R
od Roa
B u rwo

S h afte
C lifto n
Ave n u
e
C h u rc h
Stre et

Clarence and Church Streets Precinct


Character area

Heritage item

Aims (to be revised through further investigation):


• Ensure a suitable transition between the higher • Increase street trees and provide for a green, leafy
density development to the north and the low rise character, with provision for gardens and an urban
buildings to the south street canopy
• Protect solar access and amenity • Ensure a high quality standard for new buildings
• Conserve significant heritage buildings and ensure • Ensure a safe and pleasant street for pedestrians,
future redevelopment responds sensitively to emphasising the precinct’s walkability to the
heritage items Burwood Town Centre.
The draft LSPS will be on public exhibition from
Tuesday 6 August to Monday 16 September 2019

You can forward your submission:

In writing: The General Manager, Burwood Council


PO Box 24, Burwood NSW 1805

Email: council@burwood.nsw.gov.au

In person: Council’s Administration Centre


Suite 1, Level 2, 1-17 Elsie Street, Burwood

During normal weekday business hours.