Following the council amalgamations, the Epping Town Centre is now located entirely within the City of Paramatta Local Government Area. The Council’s Review presents an opportunity for Council to take a holistic approach to the future planning of the town centre and understand the resultant infrastructure requirements.
Council is seeking community feedback on the following matters:
options for residential development adjacent to Heritage Conservation Areas;
down-zoning Rockleigh Park from R4 High Density to R3 Medium Density;
rezoning the Rose Street Precinct from R2 Low Density Residential to R3 Medium Density;
establish Epping as a Sub District Town Centre with a target of 13,000m2 of retail and 56,000m2 of office floor space by 2036;
ensure any development in Epping makes a contribution to the retail and office targets in the centre;
expand existing parks in and around Epping;
provide a civic space integrated with other community facilities and services in the town centre;
provide a connected town centre with through site links; and
provide a commuter car parking station near the Epping Station.
Stage 2 of the review will commence in 2018 and will rely on the principles determined in Stage 1. Stage 2 will involve the preparation of a new LEP, DCP, development contributions plan and public domain plan.
The Epping Planning Review and Discussion Paper will be on exhibition until 19 July 2017.