Residential Upzoning and Open Space Rezoning

Providing for new housing close to centres, facilities, services and public transport

To meet State Government dwelling targets in areas close to facilities, services and public transport, Council exhibited a planning proposal in early 2016 to increase residential densities in Fairfield, Fairfield Heights, Fairfield East and Villawood.

An amended plan was prepared, supported by stormwater drainage infrastructure (detention basins) to help control flooding, and neighbourhood parks to meet the needs of residents. Council’s Outcomes Committee on 14 July 2020 resolved to publicly exhibit the amended planning proposal to undertaking the following rezoning:

Fairfield

  • Rezone R3 Medium Density Residential land in the vicinity of Fairfield Town Centre to Zone R4 High Density Residential and amend associated Floor Space Ratio & Building Height Maps,
  • Rezone land at 98A and 100 Sackville Street, and 101 to 117 Harris Street from Zone R3 Medium Density Residential to Zone RE1 Public Recreation and amend associated Floor Space Ratio and Height of Building Maps,
  • Rezone land at 2, 4 and 6 Francis Street, and 5 and 7 Frederick Street from Zone R3 Medium Density Residential to Zone RE1 Public Recreation and amend associated Floor Space Ratio and Height of Building Maps,
  • Rezone land at 17A, 19 and 21 Coleraine Street, and 6 Codrington Street from Zone R2 Low Density Residential to Zone RE1 Public Recreation and amend associated Floor Space Ratio, Building Height, Lot Size and Lot Size for Dual Occupancy Development Maps, and
  • Rezone land at 45, 47 and 49 Brenan Street, and 62 and 64 Granville Street from Zone R2 Low Density Residential to Zone RE1 Public Recreation and amend associated Floor Space Ratio, Building Height, Lot Size and Lot Size for Dual Occupancy Development Maps.

Fairfield Heights

  • Rezone land in the Fairfield Heights precinct to the west of Sackville Street from Zone R2 Low Density Residential to Zone R3 Medium Density Residential and amend associated Lot Size and Lot Size for Dual Occupancy Development Maps,
  • Rezone land at 27, 33, 35, 37 and 39 Polding Street, and 130, 132 and 134 Smart Street from Zone R2 Low Density Residential to Zone RE1 Public Recreation and amend associated Floor Space Ratio, Building Height, Lot Size and Lot Size for Dual Occupancy Development Maps, and
  • Rezone land at 128 and 130 Station Street Fairfield Heights from Zone R3 Medium Density Residential to Zone RE1 Public Recreation and amend associated Floor Space Ratio and Height of Building Maps.

Fairfield East

  • Rezone R3 Medium Density Residential land in the vicinity of Fairfield East Town Centre to Zone R4 High Density Residential and amend associated Floor Space Ratio & Building Height Maps,
  • Rezone R2 Low Density Residential to Zone R3 Medium Density Residential land in Fairfield East and amend associated Lot Size and Lot Size for Dual Occupancy Development Maps, and
  • Rezone Council owned land at 2-10 Jacaranda Court, Fairfield East (Lot 10, DP1025300) from Zone R2 Low Density Residential to Zone RE1 Public Recreation and amend associated Floor Space Ratio, Building Height, Lot Size and Lot Size for Dual Occupancy Development Maps.

Villawood (north and south of the railway line)

  • Rezone R3 Medium Density Residential land in the vicinity Villawood Town Centre and extending its reach west down Wattle Avenue to Zone R4 High Density Residential and amend associated Floor Space Ratio & Building Height Maps,
  • Rezone land at 63 to 91 Koonoona Avenue, 38 to 52 Wattle Street and 2 and 4 Elm Street Villawood from Zone R2 Low Density Residential to Zone R3 Medium Density Residential and amend associated Lot Size and Lot Size for Dual Occupancy Development Maps,
  • Rezone land at 112, 114, 116 and 118 Mandarin Street and 25, 27, 29, 31 and 33 Belmore Street from Zone R3 Medium Density Residential to Zone RE1 Public Recreation and amend associated Floor Space Ratio and Height of Building Maps,
  • Rezone a portion of land at 15 Hilwa Street from Zone R3 Medium Density Residential to Zone RE1 Public Recreation and amend associated Floor Space Ratio and Height of Building Maps,
  • Rezone 17 and 19 Hilwa Street from Zone R3 Medium Density Residential to Zone RE1 Public Recreation and amend associated Floor Space Ratio and Height of Building Maps, and
  • Rezone land at 21 and 23 Hilwa Street from Zone R4 High Density Residential to Zone RE1 Public Recreation and amend associated Floor Space Ratio and Height of Building Maps.

The planning proposal was exhibited between Wednesday 29 July 2020 to Wednesday 26 August 2020. Submissions were welcome before 4.30pm on Wednesday 26 August 2020.

A report is being prepared for the Outcomes Committee meeting to be held on Tuesday 13 October 2020. The report will be publicly available on Council’s website from Friday 9 October 2020.

Background information and maps are available below. 

Planning Proposal 2020 - Precinct Map(PDF, 1MB)
Planning Proposal 2020 - Open Space Access - Existing(PDF, 2MB)
Planning Proposal 2020 - Open Space Access - Proposed(PDF, 2MB)
Planning Proposal 2016 - Precinct Map(PDF, 2MB)

Public Notice(PDF, 1MB)
Council 's Outcomes Committee Report. Item 90 - 14 Jul 2015(PDF, 10MB)
Council's Outcomes Committee Report, Item No. 63, 14 July 2020(PDF, 19MB)
Council's Outcomes Committee Report, Item No. 63, 14 July 2020 Draft Minutes(PDF, 279KB)
Technical studies used to prepare/inform the planning proposal - Flood Modelling Study(PDF, 41MB)
Technical studies used to prepare/inform the planning proposal - Traffic Study(PDF, 3MB)
Fairfield City Council Residential Development Strategy 2009