Requested Amendment to the ParanVille Development

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Overview

Developers of ”ParanVille”, a residential and mixed-use subdivision at Pass Road, Rokeby have written to the council to seek approval for a variation to the ParanVille Master Plan.

The request has been made as part of a 126 lot subdivision for 145 Pass Road, Rokeby which is now on hold until this matter is resolved.

The proposal is for 115 residential lots and two public open space to proceed – prior to the community facilities including the ‘Windmill Park’ and the language school which were originally intended to be in the next stage of the proposal.

The applicant has advised the proposed subdivision of serviced and residential zoned land, will contribute to the construction of road, water, and stormwater infrastructure in the area.

The development at 145 Pass Road, Rokeby will connect to the approved subdivisions to the east and south, and the proprietors have claimed this will support the progress of Rokeby development.

If approved, this will mean a total of 649 residential lots will be able to be developed on the “ParanVille” site, before any of the non-residential aspects, such as the above-mentioned community facilities.


Background

There has been considerable delay in developing this site which was first approved in 2009.

The land is zoned General Residential, Public Open Space, Community Purpose, Rural Resource and Local Business and subject to the Bushfire Prone Areas, Waterway & Coastal Protection, Inundation Prone Areas, Road and Railway Assets and Stormwater Management Codes under the Clarence Interim Planning Scheme 2015 (the Scheme).

Clauses within the ParanVille Specific Area Plan requires that the subdivision must follow the Master Plan and that the land must be developed in line with the Staging Plan, unless otherwise approved in writing by Council.

The revised subdivision application proposes minor changes to the lot layout with the main change being to relocate one of the roads so that it adjoins the public open space lot.

The other, major change is to alter the approved staging, specifically to develop part of Stages 3 and 4 (not including the Windmill Heritage Park) of the approved Staging Plan, before Stages 1 and 2.

The already approved staging areas are as follows:

  • Stage 1 of the approved staging plan includes the construction of the main access road through the site, the Village Hall, Stokell Creek Landscape Reserve (Substage 1), 62 Community Living lots, Language School and Residence Hall (Substage 1).
  • Stage 2 includes seven lots for community living, Village garden/parkland and 44 lots for community living, Stokell Creek Landscape Reserve (Substage 2) and Language School and Residence Hall (Substage 2).
  • Stage 3 includes 54 lots for community living, 39 residential lots and 11 residential lots.
  • Stage 4 includes Local Business Zone, 11 community living lots, forest reserve, 19 residential lots, Windmill Heritage Interpretation Park and sports facilities (Substage 1).

The implications of approving the request to alter the staging originally proposed and approved, will de-emphasise the non-residential aspects of the development, including the language school and community facilities and there must be some doubt now as to whether these will eventuate.

For the full report made to council on 12 October 2020, please view the document library.


Your Say

Council is seeking feedback on the proposed change to the staging program, before making a decision on the request.

Please submit your feedback via the survey below.


Overview

Developers of ”ParanVille”, a residential and mixed-use subdivision at Pass Road, Rokeby have written to the council to seek approval for a variation to the ParanVille Master Plan.

The request has been made as part of a 126 lot subdivision for 145 Pass Road, Rokeby which is now on hold until this matter is resolved.

The proposal is for 115 residential lots and two public open space to proceed – prior to the community facilities including the ‘Windmill Park’ and the language school which were originally intended to be in the next stage of the proposal.

The applicant has advised the proposed subdivision of serviced and residential zoned land, will contribute to the construction of road, water, and stormwater infrastructure in the area.

The development at 145 Pass Road, Rokeby will connect to the approved subdivisions to the east and south, and the proprietors have claimed this will support the progress of Rokeby development.

If approved, this will mean a total of 649 residential lots will be able to be developed on the “ParanVille” site, before any of the non-residential aspects, such as the above-mentioned community facilities.


Background

There has been considerable delay in developing this site which was first approved in 2009.

The land is zoned General Residential, Public Open Space, Community Purpose, Rural Resource and Local Business and subject to the Bushfire Prone Areas, Waterway & Coastal Protection, Inundation Prone Areas, Road and Railway Assets and Stormwater Management Codes under the Clarence Interim Planning Scheme 2015 (the Scheme).

Clauses within the ParanVille Specific Area Plan requires that the subdivision must follow the Master Plan and that the land must be developed in line with the Staging Plan, unless otherwise approved in writing by Council.

The revised subdivision application proposes minor changes to the lot layout with the main change being to relocate one of the roads so that it adjoins the public open space lot.

The other, major change is to alter the approved staging, specifically to develop part of Stages 3 and 4 (not including the Windmill Heritage Park) of the approved Staging Plan, before Stages 1 and 2.

The already approved staging areas are as follows:

  • Stage 1 of the approved staging plan includes the construction of the main access road through the site, the Village Hall, Stokell Creek Landscape Reserve (Substage 1), 62 Community Living lots, Language School and Residence Hall (Substage 1).
  • Stage 2 includes seven lots for community living, Village garden/parkland and 44 lots for community living, Stokell Creek Landscape Reserve (Substage 2) and Language School and Residence Hall (Substage 2).
  • Stage 3 includes 54 lots for community living, 39 residential lots and 11 residential lots.
  • Stage 4 includes Local Business Zone, 11 community living lots, forest reserve, 19 residential lots, Windmill Heritage Interpretation Park and sports facilities (Substage 1).

The implications of approving the request to alter the staging originally proposed and approved, will de-emphasise the non-residential aspects of the development, including the language school and community facilities and there must be some doubt now as to whether these will eventuate.

For the full report made to council on 12 October 2020, please view the document library.


Your Say

Council is seeking feedback on the proposed change to the staging program, before making a decision on the request.

Please submit your feedback via the survey below.