Item 8.10 - Attachment 2

Heads of Consideration and Principles






After having received preliminary findings on the site analysis carried out by relevant consultants on behalf of HNSW, a number of heads of consideration and principles have been prepared that are recommended for consideration by HNSW and its consultants in the preparation of any master plan for this site. For ease of reference these matters are grouped under relevant headings however some items are able to be replicated under numerous headings.




Open space


·    That there be no net loss of total area of open space available on the site,

·    That opportunities be explored for an increase in opportunities for areas of both passive and active recreation that is of high quality, is well designed and in appropriate locations on the site,

·    That opportunities for a greater ‘opening up’ of the sites open space/public areas be examined to better connect with the surrounding pedestrian, cycle  and road network,

·    That the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) be embodied in the planning of all areas of publically accessible open space with particular concentration on the provision of opportunities for high levels of passive surveillance to be examined.




·    That a comprehensive landscape plan be prepared to accompany any master plan prepared for the site with appropriate consideration being given to the suitability of species selection and type/size.

·    That opportunities be explored for the existing riparian corridor along the creek line (Toongabbie Creek) to be enhanced along the southern boundary of the site.


Safety & security


·    That the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) be embodied in the planning of the site with a strong preference for an increased level of connectivity within and through the site.




·    That a plan be prepared with due regard being given to the appropriate management of storm water on the site and that any storm water and water management plan embody Council’s Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) guidelines.




Traffic & Parking


·    That adequate consideration be given to the provision of sufficient and appropriately designed parking on the site,

·    That a detailed assessment of the impact of any redevelopment of the site on traffic flows and the existing road network capacity be undertaken.




·    That a detailed social impact assessment be undertaken addressing the impact on existing tenants and that the assessment contain recommendations for mitigation of impacts on existing community members and tenants,

·    That a communication strategy accompany the master plan exercise that engages with current tenants and community members,

·    That appropriate support services dependent on current and future tenant needs be considered through all phases of the planning and development process,

·    That the HNSW de-concentration philosophy of ‘social housing’ be followed on this site with a 70/30 target split between private and social housing,

·    That the master planning exercise give consideration to the provision of a well designed multi-purpose community use building on the site.


Built Form & Density


·    That in formulating any master plan due regard be given to the established character of the areas surrounding the site (predominantly detached low density housing),

·    That any master plan prepared incorporate opportunities for a variety of housing types and forms to best meet individual tenant needs,

·    That any increase in density on portions of the site be accompanied by a detailed site specific Development Control Plan to direct desired future built form and mitigate any adverse environmental outcomes on housing to be retained within and surrounding the site.


Developer Contributions


·    That the master planning process and any resulting planning proposal address the issue of developer contributions and or Voluntary Planning Agreements. In this regard Council is open to considering a combination of the two in order to best ensure an appropriate level of public infrastructure is provided.




·    That a broad level of detailed consultation be carried out with relevant stakeholders and community members.

·    That the master planning exercise give consideration to the carrying out of and management of the development be considered as a whole (Public/private partnership) rather than the potential piecemeal sell off of development lots.