What is the ‘South Village project’?
The South Village project is a residential and retail development project situated in the heart of Kirrawee, few minutes walk from Kirrawee train station and local bus services. The development project is led by companies, Deicorp and Payce, and was approved by the NSW Planning and Assessment Commission in 2015.
In addition to residential apartments, this project will include:
- Supermarkets Coles and Aldi
- Parkland and community playground for residents and visitors (9000sqm)
- Community retail space (1,500sqm) and all income generated going back into delivering services for the community.
Businesses at the location remain open during project construction.
Image: Deicorp (Indicative only based on the Mod 8 application
submitted to the Dept. of Planning)
Where can I find out more about the South Village project?
To see architect impressions, register interest or just find out more, visit the Deicorp or Payce dedicated websites: www.deicorp.com.au/portfolio/south-village-kirrawee/ or www.southvillage.com.au/
When will the South Village open?
Coles and Aldi opened on the 14th November, with a majority of speciality stores opening within two weeks.
Council has been notified by Deicorp that residential occupation of Stage 1 is planned for December 2018.
What measures have been taken to handle the extra traffic that will be created with the opening of the South Village site?
The existing traffic lights at the intersection of Oak Road and Princes Highway are being upgraded, in conjunction with RMS’s road widening works in Princes Highway.
Furthermore, the roundabout at the intersection of Oak Road and Flora Street has been replaced with traffic lights.
All traffic lights designs are approved by RMS, who can be contacted on:
• General inquiries.............................................................................13 22 13
• Traffic light faults (Transport Management Centre).......................13 17 00
• Major Projects (including Princes Highway widening)..................1800 633 332.
Parking controls have been implemented to ensure the new traffic lights operate safely and efficiently.
What is Council doing in relation to this project?
Since approval was provided by the NSW Planning and Assessment Commission in 2015, Sutherland Shire Council has been and continues to liaise with South Village development project partners, Payce and Deicorp to ensure, where possible, that any impacts of the project are minimised.
Council is also negotiating the terms of a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) with Payce and Deicorp. The VPA process allows Council to evaluate the elements of the project that offer community benefit and how best to facilitate these. Council is exploring a number of options and is working to ensure that the agreement provides the best possible outcomes for the community.
Sutherland Shire Council understands that the South Village development is important to the community and although much of the decision-making for the development has been outside of Council’s control, Council will continue to provide as much information as possible to keep the community informed.
What measures have been taken to handle the extra parking demand in the area?
South Village will provide a total of approximately 1600 spaces on-site parking spaces, including:
- 541 for commercial premises, (supermarkets, restaurants, etc);
- 1023 for residents and their visitors
- 54 spaces for bicycles for residents; and
- 50 bicycle parking spaces: 30 bicycle spaces for visitors and 20 for centre staff
Parking controls have been implemented to ensure the new traffic lights at the intersection of Oak Road and Flora Street operate safely and efficiently.
The following parking changes have been implemented to off-set the loss of on-street parking:
- 17 additional spaces (40 in total) of two-hour parking in Fauna Place car park
- 5 spaces of one-hour parking on the northern side of Flora Street, east of Oak Road
- 4 spaces of one-hour parking on the southern side of Flora Street, east of Oak Road
- 8 spaces of three-hour parking on the northern side of Flora Street, west of Oak Road
- 9 spaces of one-hour parking on the southern side of Flora Street, west of Oak Road
These changes will be reviewed three months after the occupation certificate for Coles and ALDI, with a further review likely to be undertaken three months thereafter, before residents move into the site.
New signs will be installed shortly, to direct drivers to Fauna Place car park.
What about the road works and closures surrounding the project?
To accommodate increased traffic movements in the precinct now and into the future, changes are required to the State and local road networks. The first stage of changes to the local road network surrounding the project commenced in late 2017 along the Princes Highway, under the supervision of the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) before progressing into Oak Road, and then continuing south to the intersection with Flora Street.
Some of the road works in the area are required to provide for the proposed Woolworths development in Flora Street, some are required to improve pre-existing traffic congestion through Sutherland Shire and form part of the RMS “Gateway to the South” project. A large portion of the roadworks are required to improve the road frontage and traffic flows generated by the South Village development, as approved by NSW State Government. For more information about the RMS "Gateway to the South" project at Princes Highway and President Avenue, visit rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-south/princes-highway-president-avenue/
Road works update (October 2018)
Road work required as part of the development is expected to be completed by 30 October 2018. This includes widening of Oak Rd to two lanes in both directions between Princes Hwy and Flora St, and traffic signals at the intersection of Flora St and Oak Rd (see map below), as well as separate turning lanes for both directions onto the Princes Hwy from Oak Rd, in order to improve both pedestrian safety and traffic flow.
Slip lanes from Princes Hwy to South Village and Oak Rd have been provided and new footpaths are being provided to the full frontage of the South Village development.
The Roads and Maritime ‘Gateway to the South’ website notes that the project also includes permanently removing the right hand turn lane from Princes Hwy into Oak Rd which was again recently announced in October.
For more information about this project, please see the Roads and Maritime project website: rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/easing-sydneys-congestion/gateway-to-south/
Q Where can I find more information about these projects?
For more information on these projects, visit the websites below:
Related Council News
Dedicated Park at South Village development – 29 March 2018
Future options for South Village community facilities under construction – 20 March 2017
Community update on South Village – 13 March 2017
Address: 566-594 Princes Highway, Kirrawee