Q What is the ‘South Village project’?
A The South Village project is a residential and retail development project situated in the heart of Kirrawee on the former brick pit site. 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)
Q Where can I find out more about the South Village project?
A 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/
Q What is Council doing in relation to this project?
A 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.
Q What about the road works and closures surrounding the project?
A 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.
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