Cook Cove Southern Precinct Development Application Update
21 June 2018
The Department of Planning and Environment is currently advertising a proposed amendment to Cook Cove Sydney Regional Environmental Plan 33 (SREP33), which will ensure that permitted land uses across the Southern Precinct are consistent with the intention of the adopted NSW Government SREP33 Master Plan.
The amendment specifically addresses the need to align the permitted uses on the Special Uses Zone with the Open Space Zone where Recreation Areas and Recreation Facilities are already permitted.
The Cook Cove Southern Precinct Development Application (DA), which is still scheduled for submission to Bayside Council in 2018, will be for open space works in the precinct.
As well as recreation activities related to the Golf Course and Clubhouse, the works will include the implementation of a Detailed Design Remediation Action Plan, which has been endorsed by an independent Environment Protection Authority Site Auditor. These works will address extensive existing soil contamination and address the issue of leachate impacted groundwater migrating off site. More generally, environmental improvements will include the construction of new saltmarsh habitats, new purpose built green and golden bell frog habitats, rehabilitation of the Landing Light wetlands, new public domain enhancements, including new walkways and wetland viewing platforms, bird hides and improvements to the market garden operation infrastructure without impacting cultivated areas.
This DA has been extensively rewritten as a result of the community consultation undertaken in 2017.
Update to Referral under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
18 April 2018
On 25 October 2017 the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy (the Department) advised that a new decision for the Southern Precinct project would be made under Section 75 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). As directed by the Department, Cook Cove Inlet undertook a public comment period under Section 95(2) of the EPBC Act, from 22 November 2017 to 6 December 2017.
Cook Cove Inlet subsequently reviewed all submissions and comments received and prepared a summary response to the issues raised. On 10 April 2018, the Department advised that the response has adequately addressed the issues raised by the public.
Further information is available on the EPBC Page.
Amended Southern Precinct DA
21 November 2017
The Cook Cove DA (2017/179) was lodged with Bayside Council in November 2016 and was subject of independent assessment by Council-appointed planning firm SJB. Following extensive consultation with the community, a decision was made to submit an amended DA, which incorporates the community’s feedback. This enhanced DA is currently planned to be submitted to Bayside Council in early-2018.
The purpose of best-practice community consultation is to take on board the different perspectives of all members of the community and make amendments where feasible and appropriate. Based on community feedback through open information sessions, the submissions made to Bayside Council, and feedback from the various government agencies under the referral process, several improvements have been made to the original concept with a view to securing enhanced environmental and biodiversity outcomes, increased liveability, improved use of open space and increased public access for the community.
The amended development application also includes the new Clubhouse. By incorporating the design for the Clubhouse, all elements of the proposed new golf course will be covered by one comprehensive development application, ensuring enhanced visibility across the entire process.
Notice of Environmental Remediation Trials
27 February 2017
Commencing 27 February 2017, Consulting Earth Scientists Pty Ltd will be undertaking environmental remediation trials within Barton and Riverine Parks. These trials have been commissioned by Cook Cove Inlet Pty Ltd.
The trials are required to inform the Cook Cove Southern Precinct Development Application (DA) presently under assessment by Bayside Council and will allow Cook Cove Inlet to confirm the best solution for the proposed remediation of the former municipal landfill site. Click the link below for more information.
Comment from a Kogarah Golf Club member
8 February 2017
Community Information Session
25 January 2017
To support the public exhibition period of the Southern Precinct Development Application, Cook Cove Inlet invited its neighbours to attend an information session about the proposal on Saturday, 21 January 2017. Over 50 local residents and business attended the information session to view the Southern Precinct DA documents and provide feedback. Attendees also had the opportunity to tour the Landing Lights Wetland and the location of the new Headland Park with our planning and ecology experts.
To download a PDF of the project overview boards please click on the button below.
Make a submission to Bayside Council
21 December 2016
As you may be aware, the Cook Cove Southern Precinct DA is currently on public exhibition until 10 February 2017 and can be viewed on Bayside Council’s website. If you would like to make a submission regarding the Southern Precinct DA please write to Bayside Council using the following details:
Submission on DA-2017/179 – Cook Cove Southern Precinct
Attention: Marta M Gonzalez-Valdes, Coordinator Major Assessment Team
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By mail: PO Box 21, Rockdale NSW 2216
Community Information Session
10 December 2016
To support the public exhibition period of the Southern Precinct Development Application, Cook Cove Inlet invited its neighbours to attend an information session about the proposal on Saturday, 10 December 2016. Over 80 local residents and business attended the information session to view the Southern Precinct DA documents and provide their feedback.
The Bayside West Precincts Land Use and Infrastructure Strategy and Arncliffe and Banksia Rezoning Proposal are now on exhibition
29 November 2016
The Department of Planning and Environment has been working with Bayside Council to develop a new vision to revitalize the communities of Banksia, Arncliffe and Cooks Cove in Sydney’s south and transform sections of the Princes Highway into a tree-lined boulevard.
A Land Use and Infrastructure Strategy has been developed to identify opportunities for new homes, community facilities, shops and businesses to capitalise on the precincts’ close proximity to existing public transport.
A rezoning proposal has also been prepared for areas within Arncliffe and Banksia.
The Strategy and Rezoning Proposal are now on exhibition until 28 February 2017. You can view the documents, complete the online survey and make a submission at: www.planning.nsw.gov.au/baysidewest.