Reclassification of Public Land - St Marys Town Centre

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At its meeting of 18 April 2016, Council resolved to reclassify certain public land in St Marys Town Centre. The land to be reclassified includes the open space known as Kokoda and Lang Parks and the car parking in Station Street and West Lane. The reclassification of this land will help deliver the outcomes set in the adopted St Marys Town centre Strategy 2006, which includes the reconfiguration and redevelopment of some of the land to help stimulate and grow the Town Centre.

The reclassification of the land does not include any proposal to sell or develop the land. Such considerations are subject to separate processes and decisions. In addition, the reclassification does not commit Council to the sale or development of the land, nor does it remove the land from Council’s ownership or prevent the current use of the land from continuing. Nevertheless, it will allow Council and the community to consider opportunities, including new development, that use the land.

In deciding to reclassify the land, Council set Strategic Objectives that need to be addressed by any potential purchasers and developers of the land. These Strategic Objectives respond to the concerns raised during the public exhibition of the proposed reclassification and will help deliver the Strategy’s outcomes. Council will soon amend Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 to reinforce the Strategic Objectives. It will also set up a working party of community representatives to input on development proposals.

A full copy of the report considered by Council at its 18 April 2016 Ordinary Meeting is available in the Key Documents section of this website.

Council sent its reclassification proposal to the Minister for Planning and is now waiting for it to be finalised.


Background

It’s an exciting time for St Marys…

For many years Penrith Council and the community have recognised its potential to become a vibrant, vital and sustainable city, and invested appropriately to make this happen.

In 2006 we asked the community what they wanted in the future and their vision became the St Marys Town Centre Strategy.

The next step for Council is to reclassify parts of the land near existing shopping centres in the Town Centre, so we can consider opportunities and start realising the vision (see the map below for land that will be affected).

We want to create attractive public spaces, bring new business and investment and generate jobs. Proposed infrastructure links will help. Some possible future actions include a new town square, residential apartments near the train station, a new street between Queen Street and Charles Hackett Drive, and the integration of expanded shopping centres with the Town Centre.

However, before these actions can be considered and delivered, the classification of the land needs to be changed.

The reclassification of public land refers to the process of changing the classification of public land from Community Land to Operational Land and vice versa.

The reclassification process requires the amendment of the City-wide Local Environmental Plan, known as Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010. Council needs to use the Department of Planning and Environment's Gateway Process to amend this plan. This process requires Council to prepare, publicly exhibit and adopt a Planning Proposal, a document that explains what the amendment will do.

Help us to celebrate St Marys… and unlock its potential.


Map Reference 1: Lang Park - Carinya Avenue, St Marys
Map Reference 2: Kokoda Park - Carinya Avenue, St Marys
Map Reference 3: Building - 8-10 Carinya Avenue, St Marys
Map Reference 4: West Lane Car Park - Carinya Avenue, St Marys
Map Reference 5: Station Street Car Park- Station Street, St Marys
Map Reference 6: Walkway - 100A Queen Street, St Marys


At its meeting of 18 April 2016, Council resolved to reclassify certain public land in St Marys Town Centre. The land to be reclassified includes the open space known as Kokoda and Lang Parks and the car parking in Station Street and West Lane. The reclassification of this land will help deliver the outcomes set in the adopted St Marys Town centre Strategy 2006, which includes the reconfiguration and redevelopment of some of the land to help stimulate and grow the Town Centre.

The reclassification of the land does not include any proposal to sell or develop the land. Such considerations are subject to separate processes and decisions. In addition, the reclassification does not commit Council to the sale or development of the land, nor does it remove the land from Council’s ownership or prevent the current use of the land from continuing. Nevertheless, it will allow Council and the community to consider opportunities, including new development, that use the land.

In deciding to reclassify the land, Council set Strategic Objectives that need to be addressed by any potential purchasers and developers of the land. These Strategic Objectives respond to the concerns raised during the public exhibition of the proposed reclassification and will help deliver the Strategy’s outcomes. Council will soon amend Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 to reinforce the Strategic Objectives. It will also set up a working party of community representatives to input on development proposals.

A full copy of the report considered by Council at its 18 April 2016 Ordinary Meeting is available in the Key Documents section of this website.

Council sent its reclassification proposal to the Minister for Planning and is now waiting for it to be finalised.


Background

It’s an exciting time for St Marys…

For many years Penrith Council and the community have recognised its potential to become a vibrant, vital and sustainable city, and invested appropriately to make this happen.

In 2006 we asked the community what they wanted in the future and their vision became the St Marys Town Centre Strategy.

The next step for Council is to reclassify parts of the land near existing shopping centres in the Town Centre, so we can consider opportunities and start realising the vision (see the map below for land that will be affected).

We want to create attractive public spaces, bring new business and investment and generate jobs. Proposed infrastructure links will help. Some possible future actions include a new town square, residential apartments near the train station, a new street between Queen Street and Charles Hackett Drive, and the integration of expanded shopping centres with the Town Centre.

However, before these actions can be considered and delivered, the classification of the land needs to be changed.

The reclassification of public land refers to the process of changing the classification of public land from Community Land to Operational Land and vice versa.

The reclassification process requires the amendment of the City-wide Local Environmental Plan, known as Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010. Council needs to use the Department of Planning and Environment's Gateway Process to amend this plan. This process requires Council to prepare, publicly exhibit and adopt a Planning Proposal, a document that explains what the amendment will do.

Help us to celebrate St Marys… and unlock its potential.


Map Reference 1: Lang Park - Carinya Avenue, St Marys
Map Reference 2: Kokoda Park - Carinya Avenue, St Marys
Map Reference 3: Building - 8-10 Carinya Avenue, St Marys
Map Reference 4: West Lane Car Park - Carinya Avenue, St Marys
Map Reference 5: Station Street Car Park- Station Street, St Marys
Map Reference 6: Walkway - 100A Queen Street, St Marys


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