Published On 13 March 2017 at 05:00 PM
The South Village residential and retail project on the former Kirrawee Brick Pit site was approved by the NSW Planning and Assessment Commission in 2015. The first stage of changes to the local road network surrounding the project are expected to commence in the coming weeks.
Sutherland Shire Council is liaising with South Village development partners Payce and Deicorp to assist in informing the community about upcoming changes and, where possible, ensure that any impacts are minimised.
To accommodate increased traffic movements in the precinct now and into the future, changes are required to the State and local road networks. It is anticipated that the initial works will take place along the Princes Highway under the supervision of the Roads and Maritime Service before progressing into Oak Road, and then continuing south to the intersection with Flora Street.
Additional work to increase the capacity of the local stormwater network will also be taking place along Flora Street, with some parking along the development frontage expected to be affected.
“The road works will be conducted over several stages in accordance with Roads and Maritime guidelines and every effort will be made to minimise the impact on commuters, local businesses and residents,” said a Sutherland Shire Council spokesperson.
The project requires approvals from multiple agencies including Roads and Maritime Services, the Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney Water, Ausgrid and Council. Once the necessary approvals have been finalised, commencement dates will be confirmed and further information will be made available.
As work progresses on site, Council is also negotiating the terms of a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) with Payce and Deicorp.
Under the Planning and Assessment Commission approval for the former Kirrawee Brickpit site, South Village development partners, Payce and Deicorp, will dedicate a substantial area of public open space to the Shire as well as provide space for community facilities.
“The VPA process allows Council to evaluate the elements of the project which offer community benefit and how best to facilitate these,” the Council spokesperson said.
“There are a number of options being explored and Council is working to ensure that the agreement provides the best possible outcomes for the community.
“Council will continue to consider the full range of options being tabled. Once the option that provides the greatest community value is negotiated, the VPA will be finalised and placed on public exhibition for the community to review,” said the Council spokesperson.