1 Introduction 3
1.1 Name and application of this Schedule 3
1.2 Structure of this Schedule 3
2 Subdivision Planning and Design 5
2.1 East Leppington Precinct Vision 5
2.2 Referenced Figures 6
2.2.1 Street Network and Design 19
2.2.2 Native Vegetation and Ecology 22
2.2.3 Bushfire Hazard Management 23
2.3 Open Space Network 24
2.4 Road Layout in Fragmented Land Ownership 27
2.5 Residential Density 28
3 Centre Development Controls 29
3.1 Centres within East Leppington Precinct 29
3.1.1 Hierarchy and function of local and neighbourhood centres 29
3.1.2 Local Centre 31
4 Site Specific Controls 34
4.1 View corridors and land associated with the Scenic Hills 34
4.2 Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Areas 37
4.3 Lands adjacent to Camden Valley Way 38
Land Application Map ... 4
Indicative Layout Plan ... 7
Flood prone land ... 8
Key elements of water cycle management and ecology strategy ... 9
Areas of potential salinity risk ... 10
Aboriginal cultural heritage areas... 11
European cultural heritage ... 12
Asset Protection Zone requirements ... 13
Location of infrastructure easements ... 14
Odour ... 15
Residential structure ... 16
Precinct road hierarchy ... 17
Pedestrian and cycleway network ... 18
Camden Valley Way ... 20
Significant Trees Planting ... 21
Example of retained significant trees in local park in new release areas ... 22
Typical APZ Perimeter Road ... 23
Open Space Network ... 26
Location of Centres ... 30
Example of Local Centre layout ... 33
Key view corridors ... 35
View from Heath Road up to the Knoll ... 36
View from Lookout Knoll ... 36
Camden Valley Way Section ... 39
TablesTable 1-1 Structure of this Schedule ... 3
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct
1.1 Name and application of this Schedule
The East Leppington Precinct is partly within Camden, Liverpool and Campbelltown Local Government Areas. Accordingly, this Schedule forms part of the following Development Control Plan (DCP):
Camden Growth Centre Precincts DCP
The DCP listed above shall be referred to as the ‘Main DCP’. Separate schedules apply for each Precinct.
This Schedule (Schedule 3) applies to all development on the land shown in Figure 1-1.
This schedule and related amendments to the DCP give effect to the provisions of the DCP for land within the East Leppington Precinct as shown on the Land Application Map (Figure 1-1).
1.2 Structure of this Schedule
This Schedule should be read in conjunction with the Main DCP and is in addition to the Main DCP. In the event of an inconsistency between this Schedule and the main body of this DCP, this Schedule takes precedence. Table 1-1 summarises the structure of Schedule 3 – East Leppington Precinct.
Table 1-1 Structure of this Schedule
1 – Introduction Identifies the land to which the Schedule applies.
2 – Subdivision Planning and Design
Establishes an overall vision and Indicative Layout Plan (ILP) for the East
Leppington Precinct to support the controls in Part 2 and Part 3 of the main body of the DCP.
3 – Centres Development Controls
Provides specific objectives and controls that apply to land within the East Leppington local centre, identified on the Indicative Layout Plan for the East Leppington Precinct. These controls are in addition to those in Part 5 of the main body of the DCP.
4 – Site Specific Controls
Specific objectives and controls for development in certain parts of the Precinct, including land adjacent to Camden Valley Way, heritage and view corridors associated with Scenic Hills.
Additional notes to readers are provided throughout this document. These notes are not part of the formal provisions of the DCP, but are intended to provide additional guidance and explanation of the provisions. If further guidance is required on the interpretation of provisions in the DCP, readers should refer to the definitions or contact Council for advice.
Figure 1-1 Land Application Map
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct
2 Subdivision Planning and Design
2.1 East Leppington Precinct Vision
The vision for the East Leppington Precinct is to develop a series of new walkable residential neighbourhoods supported by local retail, community and recreation facilities in an environmentally sustainable manner.
The Precinct as a whole will provide:
For a range of residential densities, housing types and affordability options to meet the needs of a diverse and growing community.
Detached housing will comprise the majority of residential development, with medium density development located close to the Centres, along bus routes and areas of higher amenity with larger lots on the periphery of the Precinct.
A Local Centre located at the ‘gateway’ of the East Leppington Precinct. The Local Centre will be the main retail centre, providing for a mix of retail, commercial and community services to cater for the needs of local residents. It will be highly accessible by all modes of transport, being located off Camden Valley Way and surrounded by medium density residential and mixed use development.
A neighbourhood centre located in the north of the Precinct to serve the daily needs of the local community.
A public domain that will include special places focused on important landscape and cultural features including the Leppington House archaeological site. Passive recreation opportunities will be maximised along the Bonds Creek riparian corridor whilst active recreation
opportunities will be catered through the provision of sporting fields. Where possible, remnant vegetation will be retained in public parks and areas containing endangered ecological communities will be conserved. The visual and landscape quality of the Scenic Hills will be protected.
For the incorporation of principles of ecological sustainability and measures to ensure that the important historic, environmental and visual elements of the Precinct are recognised and protected for future generations.
Note: This part sets out the precinct planning vision for East Leppington Precinct and includes figures that support the objectives, controls and design principles for subdivision planning and design in Part 2 of the Main DCP.
2.2 Referenced Figures
The figures included in this section are those referenced in the following parts of the Main DCP:
Part 2 Precinct Planning Outcomes;
Part 3 Neighbourhood and Subdivision Design;
Part 4 Development in the Residential Zones; and Part 5 Centres Development Controls.
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct Figure 2-1 Indicative Layout Plan
Figure 2-2 Flood prone land
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct Figure 2-3 Key elements of water cycle management and ecology strategy
Note: Refer to Section 2.3.2 of the Main DCP.
Figure 2-4 Areas of potential salinity risk
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct Figure 2-5 Aboriginal cultural heritage areas
Figure 2-6 European cultural heritage
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct Figure 2-7 Asset Protection Zone requirements
Figure 2-8 Location of infrastructure easements
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct Figure 2-9 Odour
Figure 2-10 Residential structure
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct Figure 2-11 Precinct road hierarchy
Figure 2-12 Pedestrian and cycleway network
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct
2.2.1 Street Network and Design
This section supplements Section 3.2.3 of the Main DCP and sets out controls for particular street types in the East Leppington Precinct shown in Figure 2-11 including Camden Valley Way (Arterial Road).
Note: This section must be read in conjunction with Section 3.2.3 of the Main DCP, as the objectives and certain controls still apply.
a. To facilitate the development of street types which are particular to the East Leppington Precinct and give clear, safe and convenient access within and beyond the Precinct.
b. To enable road design and construction to respond to particular site constraints or opportunities.
c. To ensure reasonable standards of public amenity and a high quality public domain in the vicinity of gas easements.
d. To retain, where possible significant trees in streets for landscape, cultural, aesthetic and ecological purposes.
1. The design and construction of streets in East Leppington is to be consistent with the typical design in Figure 2-13 as well as the relevant typical designs in the Main DCP and Council’s Engineering Design Guide.
2. The typical design in Figure 2-13 are based on minimum dimensions and may be modified to accommodate water sensitive urban design measures and to ensure appropriate drainage.
3. Development adjacent to and along Camden Valley Way will require appropriate noise attenuation measures.
4. Noise attenuation is to include native, low maintenance, landscape planting and is to be maintained for a period of time following construction as specified by Council.
5. The design of noise attenuation is to be consistent along the length of Camden Valley Way.
6. Noise attenuation shall be in place prior to the occupation of any dwelling in the Precinct that is likely to be subject to unacceptable noise levels (eg traffic).
7. Where noise attenuation includes a structure, in addition to vegetation, the use of natural materials including gabions, stone, timber or similar is preferred.
8. Council may consider alternative, innovative noise attenuation measures that comply with the relevant Australian Standard and any other relevant agency guidelines.
9. The design of the acoustic and landscape treatment to Camden Valley Way is to take into account any existing underground utilities.
10. Existing significant tree plantings (see Figure 2-6) should be incorporated into the public road reserve, public domain, parks or private domain wherever possible. Where trees cannot be retained, they are to be interpreted in the subdivision pattern and are to be replaced by new plantings subject to Council specification.
11. An Arborist Assessment shall be prepared by a suitably qualified professional and is to be submitted with any Development Application involving development adjacent to any of the significant trees identified in Figure 2-6 and Figure 2-14. The assessment shall include:
i) Evaluation of the viability and safety of incorporating the trees within a road reserve, the public domain or within appropriate setbacks on individual lots;
ii) Recommendations for their retention, conservation, supplementation and/or reinstatement;
iii) Identification of protection measures for the retention of trees during adjacent construction works; and
iv) Recommendations for their maintenance regime.
12. Other individual trees and tree rows are encouraged to be retained in the design and location of dwellings. The matters for consideration will include the health, species, size and viability of the tree along with other relevant matters determined by Council.
Figure 2-13 Camden Valley Way
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct Figure 2-14 Significant Trees Planting
13. Applications for residential subdivision should consider the presence of saline soils (Figure 2-4), the location of infrastructure easements (Figure 2-8) and sources of potential odour (Figure 2-9).
Refer to the Main DCP for specific guidance and controls.
2.2.2 Native Vegetation and Ecology
This section is supplementary to Section 2.3.5 of the Main DCP and provides further guidance for the retention of areas of high ecological value within East Leppington Precinct.
Note: This section must be read in conjunction with Section 2.3.5 of the Main DCP, as the objectives and certain controls still apply.
a. To provide for opportunities for the retention of areas of high ecological value vegetation to improve amenity and urban development outcomes.
b. To facilitate the integration of high quality native vegetation with the urban housing fabric for the Precinct.
1. Areas of high ecological value native vegetation should be considered for retention within the subdivision, for example by:
i) Adopting larger lot sizes, to allow trees to be retained within larger setbacks.
ii) Locating minor open spaces where good quality vegetation exists.
Figure 2-15 Example of retained significant trees in local park in new release areas
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct 2. Within land that is shown as Riparian Corridor in Figure 2-12:
• all existing native vegetation is to be retained and rehabilitated, except where clearing is required for essential infrastructure such as roads, footpaths, cycleways and drainage;
• native vegetation is to be conserved and managed in accordance with the Guidelines for Riparian Corridors prepared by the NSW Office of Water.
2.2.3 Bushfire Hazard Management
This section is supplementary to Section 2.3.6 of the Main DCP and provides further guidance on the treatment of Asset Protection Zones (APZ).
a. To ensure an appropriate level of asset protection in East Leppington consistent with the requirements for bushfire planning.
b. To provide for asset protection zones in a land use efficient manner/manner than enhances the efficient use of land for housing within East Leppington.
1. The APZ for East Leppington will be in accordance with bushfire planning guidelines.
Note: This section must be read in conjunction with Section 2.3.6 of the Main DCP, as the objectives and certain controls still apply. Reference should also be made to Figure 2-7 of this DCP Schedule.
Figure 2-16 Typical APZ Perimeter Road
2.3 Open Space Network
The open space network for East Leppington Precinct is shown in Figure 2-17.
The objectives for the Open Space network in East Leppington Precinct include:
a. To establish an open space network focused on the Bonds Creek and Bonds Creek South riparian corridor that provides for the passive and active recreation needs of the local community.
b. To retain and enhance significant stands of remnant vegetation within the open space network wherever possible.
c. To provide appropriate tree planting within key road corridors.
d. To establish a public domain that responds to key environmental features of the Precinct, including prominent knolls and the Scenic Hills.
e. To establish a public domain that respects and interprets the cultural heritage of the Precinct.
f. To establish a public domain that respects the Aboriginal cultural heritage of the Precinct including areas of high significance.
1. The open space network should be provided generally in accordance with Figure 2-17.
2. The minimum area for a local park is 0.6ha and parks should be located within walking distance (400m walking catchment) of most residential dwellings. Where appropriate, a children’s’
playground should be provided.
3. The open space network shall be connected via a network of pedestrian and cycle links as per Figure 2-12 with a focus along the riparian corridors.
4. Passive recreation opportunities are to be maximised along Bonds Creek open space corridor by providing walking and cycling tracks, picnic and barbeque areas, seating and viewing areas.
5. Significant trees and remnant native vegetation are to be retained in open space wherever possible.
6. Where parks are to incorporate Aboriginal or European cultural heritage items, they shall be sensitively designed in accordance with the following provisions:
i) For Aboriginal Heritage, areas identified in Figure 2-5 and described in Section 4.2 of this DCP Schedule.
ii) All new plantings shall be in accordance with Council’s Prescribed Trees and Preferred Species list contained in Appendix C of the Main DCP.
iii) Landscape materials and design should respond to an identified planting palette.
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct iv) Street furniture, lighting, paving etc. should be contemporary and reflect the local
environmental character of the Precinct as well as interpretation initiatives (where appropriate).
Note: Council may required a detailed Public Domain Manual to be prepared for East Leppington Precinct consistent with the requirements of this schedule at the subdivision stage.
Figure 2-17 Open Space Network
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct
2.4 Road Layout in Fragmented Land Ownership
a. To provide for both flexibility in road layout design and the coordinated delivery and servicing of land in fragmented ownership.
b. To provide opportunities for land holdings to be developed individually or collectively and to facilitate incremental development of land.
1. The location of local roads may be parallel or perpendicular to property boundaries and may be shared on common boundaries, situated on lot edges or in the middle of a lot depending on particular circumstances.
2. The existing lot width, together with the proposed lot depth and the pattern of access should be taken into consideration in determining the preferred location of local roads.
3. Consideration should be given to the provision of servicing infrastructure when considering alternative local road layouts on fragmented land.
2.5 Residential Density
a. To provide for housing choice, affordability and increased opportunities for housing density in close proximity to public transport or regional community facilities and centres.
b. To accommodate market demand and to facilitate the delivery of additional housing density in appropriate locations.
1. Opportunities for additional housing density within the Precinct shall generally be encouraged in appropriate locations. Refer to Figure 2-10.
2. Consideration shall be given to locations accessible to public transport and in close proximity to social and community infrastructure, centres and areas of higher residential amenity such as local parks and riparian corridors.
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct
3 Centre Development Controls
3.1 Centres within East Leppington Precinct
3.1.1 Hierarchy and function of local and neighbourhood centres
c. To provide for the location of a Local and Neighbourhood Centre.
d. To establish the function of the Local Centre.
e. To promote the northern section of Heath Road as the main activity spine.
f. To ensure that the centres provide for a range of retail, commercial and community related uses that serve the needs of the local population.
g. To ensure that centres are located to maximise viability and walkability.
1. The location of centres shall be in accordance with Figure 3-1.
2. The local centre is to be located within Campbelltown LGA and is to contain a mix of retail, commercial and community land uses (applies to the area zoned B2 Local Centre).
3. A maximum gross floor area of 16,500m2 applies to retail premises within the Local Centre.
4. All Local and Neighbourhood Centres are to contain a mix of large floorplate and specialty retail uses.
5. Neighbourhood shops, located outside the defined centres, are encouraged where they serve a particular market need and can be integrated with surrounding land uses. Out of centre retailing is not encouraged where it is inconsistent with the ILP or where it would jeopardise the function and viability of the Local and Neighbourhood Centre.
Note: This part provides figures for the East Leppington Precinct that support the development controls for Centres/Commercial Development in Part 5 of the Main DCP. This part contains Precinct Specific Controls for the Local Centre which are additional controls to the Centre controls in Part 5 of the Main DCP.
Figure 3-1 Location of Centres
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct
3.1.2 Local Centre
a. To facilitate the development of Local Centre retail, commercial, mixed use areas and other community uses which provide access to shopping, employment and services for residents of the East Leppington Precinct.
b. To provide a visual gateway to the Precinct.
c. To encourage a high standard of development and a quality and attractive environment within the Local Centre.
d. To create an urban form then encourages pedestrian linkages and active street frontages.
e. To identify key urban design principles for the Local Centre.
1. The design, layout and configuration of the Local Centre should be consistent with the relevant objectives of the DCP and to the satisfaction of Council.
Built Form and Land Use
2. The Local Centre is to be located to the north of the Heath Road entry and act as a visual
‘gateway ‘ to the Precinct
3. The Local Centre (zoned B2) shall have a maximum retail gross floor area of 16,500m2 . 4. Active street frontages are encouraged to be provided to Heath Road. Public places within the
centre are encouraged to be defined by active frontages.
5. Built form adjacent to Bonds Creek riparian corridor is to address the creek corridor to maximise amenity and contribute to passive surveillance.
6. Development on the southern side of the Local Centre is to respond to the Heath Road major Precinct entry.
7. Residential uses within the Local Centre are encouraged including shop top housing, for the purpose of providing active street frontages only.
Transport, Access and Parking
8. Where possible, a Retail Street shall be provided within the Local Centre.
9. An east-west link is encouraged to be provided within the Local Centre and link retail activity to public open spaces.
10. View corridors to open space, riparian corridors and the community centre shall be considered in the design of the Local Centre
11. On-street parking shall be provided on any internal retail street as suitable, except where turning lanes or bus bays prevent parking.
12. Vehicular access to the Local Centre is to be primarily via perimeter streets.
13. Loading areas that are adjacent to residential zoned lands are to include visual and acoustic screening to protect the amenity of residents.
14. Off-street parking areas are to be appropriately screened from public streets and residential areas.
15. Off-street, surface parking areas are to provide an adequate amount of shade, either by trees, canopy shades or possibly being located in under croft spaces, to provide amenity and minimise microclimate (heat island) impacts.
16. Public open spaces should be provided and located to maximise solar access to the public domain. Refer to Figure 3-2.
17. A wider footpath or increased setback should be considered on the southern side of the east-west link, to maximise solar access and opportunities for outdoor retail activities (such as outdoor cafes and dining).
18. Street tree planting may include appropriate use of exotic species in key locations to provide contrast to the ‘rural, native character established elsewhere throughout the Precinct.
19. Good quality street furniture, lighting, paving, planting and the like should be provided.
Note: A possible layout for the Local Centre is provided in Figure 3-2.
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct Figure 3-2 Example of Local Centre layout
4 Site Specific Controls
4.1 View corridors and land associated with the Scenic Hills
a. To provide for residential development in proximity to The Scenic Hills in a manner that does not adversely impact the visual quality of the Scenic Hills.
b. To ensure that urban development in proximity to the Scenic Hills responds to the natural environment and visual sensitivity of the place and key view corridors are maintained.
1. Development shall maintain and interpret the significant visual and physical links associated with the Scenic Hills shown in Figure 4-1 based on the following principles:
i. The view corridor between the Heath Road entry from Camden Valley Way and the prominent “Lookout Knoll” is to be maintained and interpreted in the urban subdivision pattern
ii. Impacts on significant regional views from Lookout Knoll, Lookout Point and the former Leppington House archaeological site are to be minimised
2. Key existing view corridors are shown in Figures 4-1, 4-2 and 4-3.
3. All landscaping and public domain elements must respond to the natural environmental character of the area.
4. A Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) is to be prepared and submitted with any relevant Subdivision or Development Application.
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct Figure 4-1 Key view corridors
Figure 4-2 View from Heath Road up to the Knoll
Figure 4-3 View from Lookout Knoll
Figure 4-4 View of Sydney CBD skyline from Lookout Point
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct
4.2 Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Areas
a. To ensure future development does not adversely impact Aboriginal cultural heritage conservation areas or sites of Aboriginal heritage value.
b. To ensure identified conservation areas and areas of high Aboriginal cultural heritage value are protected and conserved.
c. To ensure appropriate management and mitigation measures are implemented for identified Aboriginal conservation areas and Aboriginal heritage sites of moderate heritage value.
1. For land that has not been subject to detailed Aboriginal heritage surveys as part of the Precinct Planning Process, an Aboriginal Heritage Assessment is to be carried out by a suitably qualified professional and submitted with any Development Application. The provisions of this DCP and Section 2.3.4 of the Main DCP apply.
2. Suggested mitigation measures for Aboriginal heritage management areas are identified in the East Leppington technical Heritage Report (GML, 2012).
3. Mitigation measures for Aboriginal heritage sites are to be identified and implemented in
consultation with the Office of Environment and Heritage as part of the Development Application.
4. Where archaeological excavation of high or moderate heritage value deposits is required, sites are to be adequately fenced and clearly signposted with zero soil impact during site works.
5. A Plan of Management (PoM) is to be prepared to address all Aboriginal heritage management areas and is to be submitted with relevant Development Applications. The PoM is to be prepared by a suitably qualified professional and developed in consultation with the relevant Aboriginal communities and the Office of Environment and Heritage.
4.3 Lands adjacent to Camden Valley Way
d. To ensure appropriate access to residential lands located on Camden Valley Way.
e. To ensure reasonable standards of residential amenity and a high quality residential environment in the vicinity of Camden Valley Way.
f. To ensure residential dwellings are not adversely impacted by traffic noise through appropriate setbacks or noise attenuation measures.
g. To ensure consistency in noise attenuation measures along Camden Valley Way whilst encouraging innovation in the type of attenuation measures.
1. Driveway access to residential lots is not permitted from Camden Valley Way. Lots adjoining Camden Valley Way shall be accessed via adjacent local roads.
2. Development is to comply with Development Near Rail Corridors and Busy Roads – Interim Guideline (Department of Planning 2008).
3. The siting of the dwelling shall be consistent with Figure 4-4 and the following controls:
i. Dwellings must address the local street;
ii. The rear setback to Camden Valley Way must be sufficient to ensure that both internal and external acoustic amenity is achieved for future residents, while also ensuring that the principal private open space area of dwellings receive the levels of solar access and amenity as required elsewhere in this DCP; and iii. Noise attenuation devices along the rear boundary to Camden Valley Way (in
accordance with Section 2.2.1) should be effectively screened by native landscape planting, and deeper lots may be required to ensure that such plantings can be provided without impacting on the principal private open space requirements of this DCP and sufficient separation to the noise source is achieved to Councils satisfaction.
4. Dwellings shall be designed to minimise the impact of traffic noise to acceptable levels.
Possible design solutions include:
i. Locating noise sensitive areas such as bedrooms and living rooms away from the noise source and less sensitive areas such as bathrooms, laundries, kitchens and storage closest to the noise source.
ii. Providing for double-glazed windows.
Schedule Three – East Leppington Precinct iii. Minimising the number of doors and openable windows on the noisy side of
5. Development must comply with AS2107 – Traffic Noise Intrusion Building Siting and Construction, the interior sound criteria of AS2107 – Recommended Design Sound Levels and Reverberation Times for Building Interiors.
6. To ensure appropriate landscaping and planting screens noise attenuation measures to Councils satisfaction.
7. Noise levels in external private open space areas to meet the relevant Council standards.
Figure 4-4: Camden Valley Way Section