Council decision

City of Parramatta Council resolved at its meeting on 12 December 2022:

(a) That Council endorses the proposed boundary amendment between Sydney Olympic Park and Wentworth Point.

(b) Further, that Council submits the proposed boundary amendment request to the NSW Geographic Names Board (GNB) of NSW for formal assignment and Gazettal under the Geographical Names Act 1996.

Background

Council invited community feedback on a proposal to amend the suburb boundary of Wentworth Point to include the addresses of the Sanctuary development area and Jewel Residences (1 Burroway Road) which are currently located in the suburb of Sydney Olympic Park.

PLEASE NOTE: This proposal will have no impact on the Sydney Olympic Park open space and parklands and will not change the area under management by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority.

Why?

The ‘Sanctuary’ site is an outlying community isolated from the Sydney Olympic Park civic centre with a lack of community connection and support from other residents and services in Sydney Olympic Park.

The ‘Sanctuary’ site is physically adjacent to the retail hub of Wentworth Point at the northern tip of the peninsular and it has closer ties to the community of Wentworth Point than with Sydney Olympic Park.

The boundary amendment will provide clarity of navigation, deliveries, wayfinding and emergency services response times for existing residents, and those that will eventually move into the new Sanctuary site.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

Purpose of consultation

  1. To gather community feedback
  2. To inform a submission to the NSW Geographical Names Board if the proposal is supported by the community

Proposed boundary amendment map

2 maps for comparison, one incorporating the Jewel and Sanctuary Buildings into Wentworth Point.

Proposed suburb amendment.


Community engagement

Consultation on the proposed boundary amendment closed at 5pm on Monday 31 October 2022. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Council sent 648 letters to residents of Wentworth Point and the suburb of Sydney Olympic Park notifying them of the proposal. The proposal was also promoted on social media culminating in 1,585 views of the project page and 353 contributions (survey submissions).

The majority of submissions supported the proposal:

Yes 69%

No 28%

Unsure 3%

“It makes perfect sense; Olympic Park community is centred around the station whereas this little enclave is more a part of Wentworth Point.” - Survey participant

Many of the responses opposed to the proposal were based on the need for green space; preserving the parklands and traffic management within Wentworth Point. All comments were reviewed by staff and provided to Council.


Community Q&A

Below are some questions raised during the consultation with answers and more information:

Q: I need to know is there different building legislation between the two zones? (Yes/no?) How would this affect current/new development proposal / approval process?

A: The boundary amendment would not change any planning controls. There would be no impact on development applications/planning proposals.

Q: “Keeping the Sanctuary under Olympic Park may provide greater protection in keeping of surrounding natural habitats managed by SOP.”

A: The parcel of land known as ‘Sanctuary’ is already in City of Parramatta control, so there would be no change to who is responsible for environmental management in the area. The same level of environmental protection afforded to the site and adjacent lands will continue should the suburb name change occur.

Q: “If the developer and/or Parramatta council want to amend the boundary, they need to upgrade Hill Road, install traffic lights and fund more community facilities FIRST. The council needs to listen to the community, not developers!”

A: Council’s project to signalise the intersection of Hill Road and Bennelong Parkway is expected to be completed in June 2023. READ MORE. It is anticipated Hill Road will be upgraded by the NSW Government as part of Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail.

Useful links:

For further information on projects in Wentworth Point, please refer to the information below.

Peninsula Park - delivered by Landcom CLICK HERE

Wentworth Point High School - delivered by School Infrastructure NSW CLICK HERE

Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 - delivered by Transport for NSW CLICK HERE


For further updates on this project please follow this page.

Frequently asked questions

In late 2020, Council received a request from Sekisui House (developer of the ‘Sanctuary’ site in Sydney Olympic Park), to amend the suburb boundary between Sydney Olympic Park and Wentworth Point to include the ‘Sanctuary’ development area.

On the 22 August 2022, City of Parramatta Council resolved to commence community consultation for a proposal to amend the suburb boundary of Wentworth Point to include the addresses of the Sanctuary Building precinct which is currently located in the suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. (See hatched area on Map under Proposed Locality).

In addition:

  • The ‘Sanctuary’ site is an outlying community isolated from the Sydney Olympic Park civic centre with a lack of community connection and support from other residents and services in Sydney Olympic Park.
  • The ‘Sanctuary’ site is physically adjacent to the retail hub of Wentworth Point at the northern tip of the peninsular and it has closer ties to the community of Wentworth Point than with Sydney Olympic Park.
  • The boundary amendment will provide clarity of navigation, deliveries, wayfinding and emergency services response times for existing residents, and those that will eventually move into the new Sanctuary site.

The results of the community consultation will be presented back to Council which will help inform a determination for formal referral of the boundary change request.

Council would then submit this request to the NSW Geographic Names Board (GNB) who is responsible for address locality name and boundary determination. The GNB Secretariat will then review against relevant policies and principles and prepare a report for consideration at the next GNB Board meeting.

If supported, GNB Secretariat opens the proposal to the members of the public for comment with an advertising period of one month.

Yes, if the Geographical Names Board approves the boundary amendment, the residents at 1 Burroway Road, Sydney Olympic Park will also change to Wentworth Point.

The site is owned and managed by Sekisui House. Although currently located within the boundaries of Sydney Olympic Park (the suburb), this parcel of land does not fall under the responsibility of the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (see map here).

SUPPORT

If you need assistance providing feedback, or you would like information supplied in another language or format, please contact Council's Community Engagement Team via 1300 617 058 or participate@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

If you would like to speak to someone over the phone in another language, call TIS National on 131 450 for a free interpreting service. Let them know you want to speak to City of Parramatta Council and your chosen language and they will connect you.

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