Planning Proposal to rezone land in Turramurra lodged by Aldi

Update - Friday 11 March

The Planning Proposal for the Aldi supermarket at Eastern Road shops in Turramurra has been rejected by the State Government.

Correspondence from the Department of Planning and Environment on their decision (pdf. 1011KB)

About the proposal

A Planning Proposal for the rezoning of 45-47 Tennyson Avenue and 105 Eastern Road, Turramurra has been submitted on behalf of Milestone Pty Ltd (Aldi ) with the view to develop a supermarket on the land. These sites are currently occupied by a nursery and a service station and are zoned residential.

The Planning Proposal seeks to amend the Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan 2015 (KLEP 2015) by:

  • Rezoning the sites from the current R2 Low Density Residential zone to B1 Neighbourhood Centre zone
  • Amending the Floor Space Ratio map
  • Lodging an exemption to the 1000sqm gross floor area requirement under Clause 6.9(2) of the KLEP 2015.

The amendments included in the Planning Proposal are intended to facilitate the development of an Aldi store through a future development application.

Aldi Planning Proposal Documents

Planning Proposal (pdf. 2MB)

Preliminary Plans (pdf. 853KB)

Photomontage (pdf. 5MB)

Urban Design Statement (pdf. 2MB)

Retail Impact Assessment (pdf. 6MB)

Traffic Report (pdf. 880KB)

Assessment of Flora Constraints and Assessment of Significance (pdf. 304KB)

Assessment of Flora Constraints and Assessment of Significance - Figures (pdf. 8MB)

Assessment of Flora Constraints and Assessment of Significance - Appendices (pdf. 8MB)

Stormwater Management Report (pdf. 827KB)

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Report - 105 Eastern Road Turramurra (pdf. 1MB)

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Report - Eastern Road - Attachments (pdf. 9MB)

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Report - 45-47 Tennyson Avenue Turramurra (pdf. 948KB)

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Report - Tennyson - Attachments A-F (pdf. 7MB)

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Report - Tennyson - Attachments G-M (pdf. 5MB)

What's Council's position on this?

The report on the above was considered by Councillors at a Council meeting held on Tuesday 8 December 2015.

Council resolved:

    A.    That Council not support the Planning Proposal for 45-47 Tennyson Avenue and 105 Eastern Road Turramurra to amend the 
            KLEP 2015 to re-zone the sites to B1 Neighbourhood Centre, amend the floor space ratio to 0:75 :1 and amend Schedule 1 - 
            to allow a gross floor area of 1,955sqm for the purposes of an Aldi store and specialty shops for the following reasons:

  1. The proposal is inconsistent with directions and actions in the Metropolitan Strategy "A Plan for Growing Sydney" which seek to undertake urban renewal and growth within transport corridors and strategic centres in order to create jobs that are closer to home.  Specifically Directions 1.7, 2.2, 3.1 and Actions 1.7.1, 2.2.2 and 3.1.1.
  2. The proposal is inconsistent with s117 Directions under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, specifically:
    • 3.4 Integrating Land Use and Transport
    • 6.3 Site Specific Provisions
    • 7.1 Implementation of "A Plan for Growing Sydney"
  3. The proposal is inconsistent with the objectives of Ku-ring-gai Council's Community Strategic Plan 2030 relating to the revitalisation of local centres and managing the impacts of new development within centres.
  4. The proposal is inconsistent with the local service role and functions of neighbourhood centres and will conflict with the hierarchy of commercial centres in Ku-ring-gai.
  5. The proposal is inconsistent with the strategic directions and development principles within the Ku-ring-gai Retail Centres Study 2005 (Hill PDA) and Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby Subregional Employment Study 2008 (SGS Economics and Planning) which seek to retain the local service role and function of the existing neighbourhood centres by limiting development capacity and encouraging larger retail within the higher order centres.
  6. The proposal is inconsistent with the aims and objectives of the Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan 2015, specifically aim 1.2(g), objective of Clause 6.9(1) and the objective of the B1 Neighbourhood Centre zone in that the proposal is of a scale that is inappropriate for a neighbourhood centre, will service a wider catchment than the surrounding residential area and will conflict with the commercial hierarchy in Ku-ring-gai.

    B.    The applicant be advised of Council's decision.

Click here to view Council's Business Paper and Resolution.

Pre-Gateway Review

The Department of Planning and Environment has received a Pre-Gateway Review application for the Planning Proposal relating to 45-47 Tennyson Avenue and 105 Eastern Road, Turramurra.  This is the same proposal that Council resolved not to support at its meeting of 8 December 2015.

The documents submitted with the Pre-Gateway Review application can be viewed on the Department of Planning and Environment's website.

The Department of Planning and Environment will now undertake an assessment to determine whether the proposal has merit and a recommendation on whether the proposal should proceed to Gateway.

If the Department of Planning and Environment determines that the proposal has merit, it will be forwarded to the Joint Regional Planning Panel who will then make a recommendation on whether the proposal has merit and should proceed to Gateway.  The Minister for Planning will make the final decision in respect to a Pre-Gateway Review and whether the Planning Proposal has sufficient merit to proceed to Gateway.

Click here for a flow chart of the Planning Proposal and Pre-Gateway Review Processes. (pdf. 164KB)

Questions

If you have any questions you can contact Council on 9424 0000 or kmc@kmc.nsw.gov.au