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Rockdale Town Centre Masterplan

What's New

The proposed draft amendments to the Rockdale Local Environment Plan 2011 and the Rockdale Development Control Plan 2011 are now on exhibition. Both plans and supporting information will be publically available from Monday 19 May to Monday 16 June 2014. They can be viewed:

Two public Information Sessions will be held in the Conference Room located on the second floor of Council's Administration Building, 2 Bryant Street, Rockdale.

  • 6:30pm-8:30pm on Thursday 5 June 2014 - RSVP by Tuesday 3 June
  • 4:30pm-6:30pm on Thursday 12 June 2014 - RSVP by Tuesday 10 June

To register to attend, please call 9562 1596

Background

The Rockdale Town Centre Masterplan sets out the vision and strategic direction for the future of the Town Centre. The vision was guided by input from the community at an interactive workshop held at the project's outset. It is the culmination of thorough urban design, public domain and economic analysis, developed in collaboration with a Community Reference Group (CRG).

The Masterplan details how the Rockdale Town Centre will look, how it will function, and what role it will play economically and culturally for the local community. It covers all aspects of the Centre's physical environment as well as its cultural, civic and economic role.

The Masterplan was adopted by Council in December 2012 following a public exhibition in early 2012. PDFs of the Rockdale Town Centre Masterplan and accompanying Public Domain Plan can be viewed by following the links below.

Rockdale Town Centre Masterplan (45Mb)
Rockdale Town Centre Public Domain Plan (7Mb)

Implementation Plan

While the Masterplan will be used to guide the Centre's growth and development, it is not the final stage of the project. The Masterplan includes a program of future work needed to implement it through town planning tools and actions. This is being further refined and developed into a detailed Implementation Plan. The Implementation Plan was adopted by Council in June 2013.

Council is amending the town planning documents so the planning and design elements of the master plan can be achieved. This will consist of an amendment to the Rockdale DCP 2011 and a Planning Proposal to amend the Rockdale LEP 2011. A gateway determination has been made by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure on the 5th November 2013.

The public can make comments on the draft amendment to the Rockdale DCP and the Planning Proposal in mid 2014.

Further Information

If you have any questions about the Masterplan and the planning process, please feel free to contact Council's Urban Designer on (02) 9562 1596.

Additional Links

The Rockdale Town Centre Masterplan has been considered a number of times by Council at various stages in the process. Please refer to the following Council Business Paper items when the Masterplan was considered:

CRG membership endorsed - 16 March 2011
Design Strategies endorsed - 7 September 2011
Draft Masterplan and PDP endorsed for public exhibition - 1 February 2012

For further information, please also refer to the following documents:

Analysis package (10Mb) - Summarises the analysis and investigation undertaken to inform the project.
Consultation report - Provides and overview of the initial community workshop held in May 2011 including a record of discussions
Design strategies – Documents the series of strategies that were developed to guide the project following the community workshop and were adopted by Council in September 2011.

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