Urban Design Studies

Council at its meeting held on 27 March 2018 adopted the urban design study for the Fairfield Heights Town Centre, and for the Villawood Town Centre including adjoining vacant high density residential land owned by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation.

The urban design study recommends new height of building and/or floor space ratios for subject land, along with opportunities to deliver improvements to pedestrian/vehicular connections, civic and new open space.

To meet State Government housing target requirements under Sydney metropolitan and district plans, an increase in the number of apartments is proposed, balanced with ensuring resident amenity and increased vitality within the centres.

Fairfield Heights Town Centre 2018

Council at its meeting held on 17 April 2018 considered a report (Item 41) and resolved to endorse a Planning Proposal to amend Fairfield Local Environmental Plan 2013.

Villawood Town Centre 2018

Council at its meeting held on 17 April 2018 considered a report (Item 42) and resolved to endorse a Planning Proposal to amend Fairfield Local Environmental Plan 2013.

Fairfield City Centre Key Sites 2018

This urban design study for the Fairfield City Centre applies to key sites larger than 2500m2.

It is intended that the Study for Fairfield City Centre will form the basis of landowner or applicant initiated planning proposals to amend the Fairfield Local Environmental Plan 2013.

Each planning proposal will need to be supported by the relevant technical studies including but not limited to:

Urban Design Report
Robust analysis and justification at the site and precinct level to support the building heights and massing proposed with detail on how the indicative built form would impact its immediate context and future anticipated development outcomes for adjoining sites. This forms a strategic merit test in response to the Study to support proposed building height and massing outcomes.

Architectural Design Merit
Demonstration that a compliant built form with a high level of architectural design merit can be achieved on the site within the parameters of the development controls proposed. 

State Environmental Planning Policy No. 65 and the Apartment Design Guide
Detail to include solar impacts analysis on surrounding properties and indicative floor plans.

Flooding Impacts
Hydrology inputs provided to address any impacts of or to mainstream flooding, overland flooding or subsurface water.

Traffic Impacts
Traffic modelling for the subject site that incorporates future development anticipated by this study for all key sites.

Additional height and/or floor space ratios in excess of those in the Study may only be considered where outstanding design excellence and community benefits greater than those in the Study are achieved.

For more information, contact Council's Customer Service Team on 9725 0222.