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  • 6. Controls for Specific Sites and Localities 6.1 Beverly Hills

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    6.1 Beverly Hills 6.1.1 General Information

    This section applies to land and development located within Beverly Hills, edged heavy black marked on Map 1.

    This generally applies to the commercial/retail areas along King Georges Road and the surrounding residential areas south of the railway line and east of King Georges Road.

    For the B2 Local Centre Zone (B2 Zone) this section contains controls for commercial development incorporating residential uses.

    For the R2 Low Density Residential Zone (R2 Zone) this section contains controls for narrow lots and studio development in specified areas.

    This section supersedes section 4.3 Multiple Dwellings as it applies to Beverly Hills, the area identified on map (Section

    6.1.2 Character Statement

    Beverly Hills is a middle ring suburb within the Sydney metropolitan area, located approximately 3 kilometres from the Hurstville CBD and 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD. It is close to the M5 and Beverly Hills railway station provides convenient access to Sydney and Campbelltown, via the East Hills railway line. The area has the potential to become even more accessible with the State Government’s commitment to construct the Hurstville to Strathfield rail line with the option of a station at Beverly Hills.

    The suburb is situated at the headwaters of Wolli Creek, which drains to the Cooks River. It is also close to the Georges River and its foreshore open space, as well as regional sporting facilities such as the Aquatic Leisure Centre and the shopping and business services available in the Hurstville CBD.

    The area has an appealing suburban character. A high proportion of traditional homes with comparatively large backyards contain significant vegetation and tree cover, which cumulatively results in a ‘green corridor’ through the middle of most of the residential blocks. However, this feature has been threatened in more recent years by villa and townhouse development and dual occupancies, which have replaced backyards.

    This DCP provides for new residential development to strengthen and enrich the traditional suburban character of Beverly Hills by ensuring each dwelling has a frontage to the street, can be subdivided and has front and rear yards for landscaping. This plan contains new controls which require medium density dwellings to have a street frontage rather than being developed in a ‘gun barrel’ style where they run down the block parallel to the side street. The DCP allows a mix of housing types in order to meet different household requirements and to cater for those wishing to move to a different form or size of house within their local community.

    King Georges Road is the major north south road defining areas east and west, with the Beverly Hills Centre comprising a commercial/retail strip along this road. In the hierarchy of commercial centres

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    within the Council area, Beverly Hills (along with Riverwood) is ranked as a secondary centre after the regional centre at Hurstville. Beverly Hills is a well known entertainment precinct with a remarkably high proportion of restaurants and cafes, and is noted for its cinema. The Centre draws on a wide catchment of patrons across southern Sydney and beyond.

    The provisions in the DCP for future development along King Georges Road ensures commercial and retail uses are located at ground level and housing above. Car parking or new development is required to be provided underground. Development in the core commercial area is limited to a maximum of four storeys, with specific sites adjoining residential development restricted to two storeys. The DCP also contains detailed development guidelines to facilitate a high amenity for workers and residents through excellent design, solar access, and a consistent street scale.

    The application of Council’s policies on crime prevention through environmental design (Section 3.4), improved access and mobility (Section 3.3) and the work being undertaken to increase the environmental sustainability of new development significantly contributes to the amenity and desirability of living, working and visiting Beverly Hills.

    6.1.3 Objectives for Beverly Hills

    Beverly Hills should develop as a garden suburb with a high quality commercial and retail centre catering for the needs of the local community and visitors. This DCP intends to strengthen and enrich the existing suburban structure of Beverly Hills by incorporating the following:

    � Create a memorable identity for King Georges Road, as the focus of Beverly Hills, and enhance its atmosphere and commercial viability as a local service centre by:

    (i) Fostering an improved mix of uses

    (ii) Retaining the important role of public transport

    (iii) Enhancing pedestrian amenity

    � Strengthen the quality of Beverly Hills’ public open space systems, including public open space in the Centre and parks along drainage lines by:

    (i) Encouraging buildings to overlook parks to improve safety

    (ii) Orientating commercial uses to public plazas and spaces

    � Retain and enhance Beverly Hills’ subdivision pattern by:

    (i) Encouraging subdivision patterns which protect the landscape quality and are characteristic to location

    (ii) Encouraging desirable housing types

    (iii) Ensuring buildings are appropriate to lot type

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    � Protect and enhance the landscape quality of Beverly Hills in both the public and private domain by:

    (i) Protecting the landscape and vegetation corridors/areas at the rear of sites

    (ii) Providing specific controls for the location and minimum size of private gardens.

    � Provide appropriate development control principles and guidelines for the future development of Beverly Hills, ensuring a high standard of architectural, environmental and landscape quality by:

    (i) Promoting high quality architectural design throughout Beverly Hills

    (ii) Encouraging buildings that optimise sun access to streets and parks

    (iii) Protecting the amenity of existing residential areas and parks

    (iv) Creating private internal and external environments that achieve a high level of amenity for occupants and neighbours

    (v) Encouraging planting in private gardens that contributes to Beverly Hills existing landscape setting

    � Ensure that new development is compatible with the existing built form and streetscape by:

    (i) Providing direction and certainty of outcome to ensure:

    - A consistent street scale

    - Compatibility with existing built form

    - A variety of building types

    - A high level of environmental amenity

    � Integrate principles of environmental sustainability in the design of both the public and private domain of Beverly Hills by:

    (i) Ensuring that the new dwellings receive adequate sun and ventilation

    (ii) Requiring the use of materials that maximise energy efficiency

    (iii) Providing backyards for new residential development to maintain green space corridors throughout the suburb How Will We Know If We Are Achieving Our Objectives?

    � The decline in vegetation and tree cover will be arrested and will start to increase.

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    � The suburban character of Beverly Hills will be retained while the mix of housing types increases.

    � The commercial centre will continue to be a regional restaurant and entertainment precinct and will provide retail and other services to the local community. Overall Design Principles for Beverly Hills

    Commercial Centre - King Georges Road

    (a) General

    � Provide for commercial and residential development of an appropriate scale and mass

    � Assume optimum lot amalgamation to ensure flexible uses i.e. retail/ commercial/ residential

    � Extend existing public spaces through access and urban design strategies

    � Establish building depth controls to ensure high quality building and external spaces

    � Establish new rear lane widening and easements to improve public amenity and access

    � Emphasise particular characteristics of the different parts of the Centre

    � Integrate new parking strategies with incremental and large scale developments

    � Improve amenity for users of new and refurbished buildings by requiring a lift in buildings exceeding 2 storeys

    (b) Pedestrian and Traffic Amenity

    � Improve lane system to provide an alternative pedestrian network to footpaths along King Georges Road and improve traffic flows. Restaurants and retail along King Georges Road to be encouraged to open to both the front and back of a site.

    (c) Public Space

    � Create small parks and squares where possible to enhance amenity for patrons of restaurants and cafes, and shoppers

    � Create a system of public spaces linking the railway station to a square on King Georges Road in the vicinity of the Sydney Water drain, via improvements to the lane b