Have your say on policy changes to keep the roosters running

The NSW Department of Planning is seeking feedback from the community on policy changes to provide temporary facilities for the Sydney Roosters Football Club during the proposed redevelopment of the Sydney Football Stadium.

Acting Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Kinkade said the proposed changes to the State Environmental Planning Policy No 47 – Moore Park Showground (SEPP 47) would allow the club’s training and health facilities and administrative buildings to be temporarily moved to the Entertainment Quarter for up to four years while the stadium is redeveloped.

“The proposed changes would allow additional uses in the Byron Kennedy Hall, a next-door building, and on a former carpark.

“Given their temporary nature and relatively low scale, changes are also being proposed that will mean these facilities can be constructed through complying development to ensure timely and efficient delivery and without the need to lodge a Development Application,” she said.

Development standards would be included to ensure the proposed developments would fit in with the existing buildings and would not interfere with the other uses of the Entertainment Quarter. These standards include:

  • only allowing development to be within a small area of the site (in and around Bryon Kennedy Hall)
  • developments must be limited to recreation, health and commercial uses
  • developments may only operate between 6:00am and 11:00pm
  • height and floor area limits of up to 2 storeys (or 8 metres) and 1500 square metres apply
  • developments must comply with national building standards and codes.

The proposed changes are on exhibition for feedback from the community until 23 November 2018.

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