Carter Street Urban Activation Precinct, Urban Design and Planning ReviewLidcombe NSW Australia
Carter Street, Homebush, is one of 11 designated Urban Activation Precincts (UAP) that aim to deliver more homes in places with access to infrastructure, transport, services and jobs. SJB was engaged by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to review the UAP for Carter Street, which included a return to first principles to investigate alternate layouts that create greater outcomes for building orientation, movement, open space provision, staging and delivery.
A revised urban design framework for the 50ha precinct was supported by detailed street studies, open space precedents and testing of the site layout with a range of building typologies, all based on SJB’s current and recently completed projects. By testing the structure of the site with real examples of streets, spaces and buildings, we have greater confidence in the development yields and densities. The built form master plan for the precinct was the subject of shadow studies, view assessment and detailed interrogation of building efficiencies and floor space ratios.
Following the review of the precinct master plan a set of plans and maps were prepared in consultation with the Department of Planning and Environment for use in the Auburn Local Environment Plan and Development Control Plan.