The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has approved a rezoning proposal – with conditions – for The Cyprus Club in Stanmore, allowing for up to 120 residential townhouse and apartment dwellings and 1550sqm of commercial and club floor space.
Developers Platino Properties had its original Planning Proposal for the ageing Stanmore site declined because of concerns over traffic management and building height levels.
New conditions of approval require Platino to widen Alma Avenue and provide public access to open spaces on the site.
The new rezoning plan will now be subject to a separate DA with Inner West Council which will evaluate the design of the site’s redevelopment, with further council approvals needed before construction can occur.
DPE approval comes after the Cyprus Community of NSW submitted revised and updated plans to the NSW Government in December 2022 after Inner West Council recommended refusing an earlier rezoning application.
The Cyprus Community had initially proposed to divide the site into four buildings as well as construct an outdoor park space and communal open area for public use.
Under the proposal from Platino, Building A at the front of the site would have been retained by the Community and utilised by The Cyprus Club. For Buildings C, D and E, Platino had proposed the construction of over-55s residential apartments.
The Inner West Council had rejected the rezoning citing public concerns related to traffic, built form and amenity impacts.