Edmondson Park was one of the first Precincts to be planned in the South West Growth Centre. It has potential for 6,000 new dwellings, as well as local shops, services and jobs.
The Precinct was zoned for urban development under Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) prepared by Liverpool and Campbelltown Councils.
In February 2007, the Minister for Planning announced that the then Growth Centres Commission would work with the Councils to undertake planning studies and prepare a single Precinct-wide Development Control Plan to unlock the Precinct's development potential.
The amending LEP for the area of Edmondson Park within Liverpool LGA was finalised, as detailed in the Government Gazette, 9 May 2008. This move boosted Sydney's land supply with potential for 6,000 dwellings. Landowners are able to lodge Development Applications (DAs) in the Precinct.
The gazettal also gave effect to a new Development Control Plan (DCP) and revised Section 94 Plan adopted by Liverpool City Council.
Further to the rezoning of the Edmondson Park Precinct in the LEP, part of the precinct -- referred to as Edmondson Park South -- was listed as a State Significant site on 5 August 2011. As a result, the zones and development controls applying to Edmondson Park South are now located within Schedule 3 of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Major Development) 2005.
Edmondson Park South predominantly comprises the former Ingleburn army land, purchased by the NSW Government from the Commonwealth Government.
Subsequently, on 18 August 2011, the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) granted concept plan approval for a proposal from Landcom for residential development and mixed use development with the Edmondson Park South site under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. At the same time, the PAC granted project approval for the subdivision of the first stage of Landcom's 232 lots.
For information on land use zoning and other relevant planning information which may apply to properties in Edmondson Park, contact Liverpool Council or Campbelltown Council and request a Section 149 Planning Certificate.
Wastewater servicing announcement : June 2011
Sydney Water has announced that construction of vital wastewater infrastructure to Edmondson Park (Catchment C) is scheduled to begin in late 2011. This will deliver wastewater servicing to approximately 2000 lots.
In order to deliver wastewater servicing to the Edmondson Park precinct, the precinct has been separated into seven main catchment areas, based on topography.
In March 2011, Sydney Water awarded Networks Alliance the contract to service Catchment C. Networks Alliance is currently undertaking geotechnical surveys and final environmental investigations to enable detailed design to be completed. It is expected that the detailed design process will occur from June until August 2011.
For further information about wastewater servicing in Edmondson Park go to the Sydney Water website.
Edmondson Park conservation agreement
A Conservation Agreement has been finalised between the NSW and Australian Governments that will allow development to proceed at Edmondson Park.
The Conservation Agreement follows 18 months of extensive collaboration between the then NSW Department of Planning, the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, Landcom, Liverpool and Campbelltown Councils and the Federal Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA).
The Agreement satisfies the conditions of sale requirements set by DEWHA for the Commonwealth-owned defence lands at Edmondson Park. It is built on the foundations of the Biodiversity Certification of the Growth Centres SEPP which established a Conservation Fund using contributions collected from Special Infrastructure Contributions.
The agreement reduces red tape and allows plans for Edmondson Park to be developed in a sustainable and well-managed way alongside three key elements:
- the establishment of a Regional Park and associated rehabilitation measures,
- sympathetic management of open space, and
- an offset package
The NSW Government will implement a Biodiversity Conservation Plan to protect Cumberland Plain Woodland at Edmondson Park. As part of this plan, 150 hectares have been proposed as a Regional Park.
A network of open space areas will be managed by Liverpool and Campbelltown Councils and a further 72 hectares will be protected within Secure Conservation Areas under a process that will dovetail with the implementation of the Conservation Fund established as part of the Growth Centres Biodiversity Certification under State legislation.
The conservation agreement was varied on 7 September 2011 by way of a written agreement between the NSW and Commonwealth Governments. The variation made minor changes to the boundary of the regional park and to land designated as open space. The boundary changes remove and replace a 1,250 sqm area of Cumberland Plain Woodland vegetation in the regional park with a 1,650 sqm area that contains higher quality Cumberland Plain Woodland vegetation.
The boundary changes will facilitate improved management of the regional park by allowing a road to form its boundary in this location. The changes to public open space do not affect the regional park, Cumberland Plain Woodland vegetation or other native vegetation of significance. The changes allow Landcom's concept plan and stage 1 subdivision to proceed.
Precinct Planning documents
Various documents supplied to landowners and stakeholders throughout the planning for Edmondson Park.
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