Draft Amendment 54 Hammondville Park Planning Proposal

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Liverpool City Council is exhibiting Draft Amendment 54 to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (LLEP 2008). Council invites members of the public to view the draft amendment and provide feedback.

Where are changes proposed?

Draft Amendment 54 aims to reclassify the car park of Hammondville Park, Hammondville from ‘Community’ to ‘Operational’. It also seeks to rezone part of the site from RE1 Public Recreation to part B6 Enterprise Corridor (blue on map) and part RE2 Private Recreation (green).

What is the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan?

Development in Liverpool is controlled by the LLEP 2008 2008 which contains the planning rules for most of the local government area. Some of the controls this document includes are:

  • What may be constructed on land;
  • What land may be used for;
  • The maximum height and floor area of a building;
  • The maximum floor area which may be constructed.

Detailed planning and design guidelines which affect the form, function, amenity and street setbacks of a development are contained in the Liverpool Development Control Plan (DCP) 2008. No amendments to the DCP are proposed.

Community vs Operational

Under the Local Government Act 1993 all public land must be classified either as ‘community’ or ‘operational’. Operational land has no special restrictions other than those that may apply to any parcel of land.

On the other hand, due to its use or special features, Community land:

  • cannot be sold;
  • cannot be leased, licenced or any other estate granted over the land for more than 21 years; and
  • must have a management plan

The entirety of Hammondville Park is classified as Community land, but it is considered that the car park is under-utilised, because of various limitations including size, shape and location.

Reclassifying the car park as ‘operational’ allows Council to optimise the land use potential for each site, whether through the sale or development of the land.

Any net proceeds from the above actions will facilitate the development of community facilities on the car park, and any remaining funds will be be directed into the General Property Reserve, allowing Council to enhance existing infrastructure and amenities and/or provide additional public facilities and open spaces within the Liverpool Local Government Area.

What will happen to the site?

Draft Amendment 54 seeks to rezone part of the site from RE1 Public Recreation to RE2 Private Recreation to allow a better fit within the context of a leisure/sporting precinct. Council’s vision is to support Integrated Community Facilities within this precinct development that may include an aquatic facility, health and wellness center, community meeting rooms and child care. Within the B6 -Enterprise Corridor Council is earmarking the space for future development potential which may include car parking, health consulting spaces, including physiotherapy/chiropractic and mixed-use businesses.

What happens next?

A public hearing is required for all proposals to reclassify Community Land. Notification for the public hearing will occur in the Liverpool Leader following the conclusion of the exhibition period and an invite will be sent to all submitters.

Submissions regarding Draft Amendment 54 and the public hearing report will be considered and reported to Council.

If Council decides to proceed with the amendment after public exhibition then it will be finalised and implemented.

Liverpool City Council is exhibiting Draft Amendment 54 to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (LLEP 2008). Council invites members of the public to view the draft amendment and provide feedback.

Where are changes proposed?

Draft Amendment 54 aims to reclassify the car park of Hammondville Park, Hammondville from ‘Community’ to ‘Operational’. It also seeks to rezone part of the site from RE1 Public Recreation to part B6 Enterprise Corridor (blue on map) and part RE2 Private Recreation (green).

What is the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan?

Development in Liverpool is controlled by the LLEP 2008 2008 which contains the planning rules for most of the local government area. Some of the controls this document includes are:

  • What may be constructed on land;
  • What land may be used for;
  • The maximum height and floor area of a building;
  • The maximum floor area which may be constructed.

Detailed planning and design guidelines which affect the form, function, amenity and street setbacks of a development are contained in the Liverpool Development Control Plan (DCP) 2008. No amendments to the DCP are proposed.

Community vs Operational

Under the Local Government Act 1993 all public land must be classified either as ‘community’ or ‘operational’. Operational land has no special restrictions other than those that may apply to any parcel of land.

On the other hand, due to its use or special features, Community land:

  • cannot be sold;
  • cannot be leased, licenced or any other estate granted over the land for more than 21 years; and
  • must have a management plan

The entirety of Hammondville Park is classified as Community land, but it is considered that the car park is under-utilised, because of various limitations including size, shape and location.

Reclassifying the car park as ‘operational’ allows Council to optimise the land use potential for each site, whether through the sale or development of the land.

Any net proceeds from the above actions will facilitate the development of community facilities on the car park, and any remaining funds will be be directed into the General Property Reserve, allowing Council to enhance existing infrastructure and amenities and/or provide additional public facilities and open spaces within the Liverpool Local Government Area.

What will happen to the site?

Draft Amendment 54 seeks to rezone part of the site from RE1 Public Recreation to RE2 Private Recreation to allow a better fit within the context of a leisure/sporting precinct. Council’s vision is to support Integrated Community Facilities within this precinct development that may include an aquatic facility, health and wellness center, community meeting rooms and child care. Within the B6 -Enterprise Corridor Council is earmarking the space for future development potential which may include car parking, health consulting spaces, including physiotherapy/chiropractic and mixed-use businesses.

What happens next?

A public hearing is required for all proposals to reclassify Community Land. Notification for the public hearing will occur in the Liverpool Leader following the conclusion of the exhibition period and an invite will be sent to all submitters.

Submissions regarding Draft Amendment 54 and the public hearing report will be considered and reported to Council.

If Council decides to proceed with the amendment after public exhibition then it will be finalised and implemented.