Planning Proposal & Draft Development Controls Lot 5 Commercial Rd

Submissions Close 30 June 2017

Planning Proposal, Draft Voluntary Planning Agreement and Development Control Plan amendments applicable to land at Lot 5 Commercial Road, Rouse Hill (2/2016/PLP)


Council received Gateway Determination on 2 November 2016 to proceed with a planning proposal at Lot 5 Commercial Road, Rouse Hill. The planning proposal would facilitate a mixed use commercial and high density residential development with a built form ranging from three (3) storeys to 12 storeys with approximately 333 dwellings.

The key amendments to The Hills Local Environmental Plan 2012 include:

  • Rezone the site from part B5 Business Development, part R3 Medium Density Residential and part SP2 Infrastructure (Public Transport Corridor) to part R1 General Residential and part SP2 Infrastructure (Public Transport Corridor)
  • Increase the maximum building height from 16m (B5 Business Development land) and 10m (R3 Medium Density Residential land) to heights of 40m, 23m, and 12m
  • Amend the maximum floor space ratio from 1:1 (B5 Business Development land) to apply a “base floor space ratio” of 1:1 and an “incentivised floor space ratio” of 2.3:1
  • Amend the minimum lot size from 8,000m2 (B5 Business Development land) and 450m2 (R3 Medium Density Residential land) to 1,800m2
  • Identify the site on Additional Permitted Uses map and include ‘shops’ as an additional permitted land use under Schedule 1 with retail floor space capped at 1,700m2


Delegation for making of the LEP 2012 has been issued to Council under the Gateway Determination.

Draft additional amendments to The Hills Development Control Plan 2012 Part D Section 5 – Kellyville/Rouse Hill Release Area are also being exhibited.  The amendments include controls such as building heights, setbacks and common open space requirements.  The controls seek to ensure future built form responds to, and integrates with, surrounding land uses and minimises amenity impacts on adjacent residential development.

A draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) is also on exhibition. The draft VPA provides for the dedication and construction of the extension of Green Hills Drive and a pocket park fronting Carnoustie Street. It also provides a monetary contribution towards the provision of new local infrastructure which addresses the additional demand generated by the increased residential development yield on the land.

Enquiries: Ashley Cook, Town Planner on (02) 9843 0382.

Submissions have closed.