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2030 Sydney Olympic Park Masterplan: Have Your Say

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The NSW Department of Planning and Authority is working with the Sydney Olympic Park Authority to review the Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030 and to make amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy (State Significant Precincts) 2005.

The draft Masterplan 2030 (2016 Review) is now on public exhibition and there are a number of ways you can find out more and submit your ideas. Planning Minister Rob Stokes and Sports Minister Stuart Ayres released an updated masterplan for the former Olympics precinct on Monday, which includes new proposals for 45-storey towers in the area (header image) and perhaps a metro line through the development.

Community input will play an important part in any plans for the future of Sydney Olympic Park. Community information sessions will provide opportunities to speak to the project team:

  • Friday 14 October 1pm-7pm, cnr Australia Avenue and Herb Elliott Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park
  • Saturday 15 October 1pm-4pm, Newington (location to be confirmed)
  • Friday 28 October 1pm-7pm, cnr Australia Avenue and Herb Elliott Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park

Creating a vibrant town
Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030 is the existing master plan for Sydney Olympic Park. The plan seeks to protect the Park’s role as a premier destination for cultural, entertainment, recreation and sporting events while protecting and enhancing the public domain and parklands.

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The Master Plan:

  • Protects Sydney Olympic Park’s role as Sydney’s premier destination for cultural, entertainment, recreation and sporting events;
  • Ensures the Park continues to evolve into an active, vibrant town within metropolitan Sydney;
  • Protects and enhances the public domain and the parklands;
  • Outlines infrastructure requirements;
  • Provides detailed planning/design principles for future development; and
  • Contributes to the Park’s quality of built environment, future character and cultural significance.

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“The site has been struggling to gain critical mass and the big jump in apartment numbers and in jobs will make it a cosmopolitan bustling centre.”

“To really make the site work a new western metro line that also connected the Bays Precinct, Camellia and Strathfield should be planned to relieve the congested western heavy rail line.”

“The NSW Government must stimulate similar development at other centres like Chatswood and Hurstville where the private sector can find it difficult to obtain uplifts in height and density, rezonings and development approvals. A level playing field is required to ensure all development can proceed in a timely manner rather than favouring government owned land.”

“The suggestion of infrastructure levies at Sydney Olympic Park needs to be carefully managed to ensure that they do not slow down development by reducing the financial feasibility.” “The 45 storey vision for Sydney Olympic Park now needs to be reflected in the District Plans for Metropolitan Sydney that are due out soon.”

"The Urban Taskforce also supports the adoption of a flexible mixed use zone in key areas of the Sydney Olympic Park Town Centre, which will encourage a combination of retail, commercial and residential development. This is needed to ensure the town centre develops into a lively and well-integrated place to live, work and play."
Why a Review?
Master Plan 2030 was first approved in 2010 to develop a sustainable and active Sydney Olympic Park.

To ensure the Master Plan remains current and relevant, a 5 yearly review is required by NSW Planning and Environment.

In 2014 A Plan for Growing Sydney was released to manage growth of the city, highlighting the significance of the Park and Olympic corridor which connects and supports Sydney’s two CBDs.

With the Bennelong Bridge connecting Wentworth Point to Rhodes now complete, Sydney Olympic Park will see more major transport infrastructure improvements with the WestConnex M4 works and construction of the light rail connecting the Park to Parramatta and Strathfield.

The review will enable Sydney Olympic Park to continue to deliver outstanding social, economic and environmental benefits for the people of Sydney and NSW.
What was the Review process?
Commencing in 2014, the review process involved a series of research projects, community and stakeholder consultations, technical studies and workshops.

The Authority has worked with other agencies to identify and address infrastructure gaps and new opportunities for Sydney Olympic Park.
What will change?
As a result of the review of Master Plan 2030, Sydney Olympic Park will be further activated with a total of:

  • 10,700 homes for 23,500 residents
  • 34,000 job opportunities
  • retail space increased to 100,000m2
  • more local parks
  • possibilities for new primary and secondary schools

Header image: An artist's impression of the proposed cluster of towers at Sydney Olympic Park. 

You can view the draft plans and make a submission until Tuesday 15 November 2016.

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