Floor Space Ratio Controls
Floor space ratio (FSR) is a measure of density. The current area is a low-density residential area. State and Local Government strategic plans have identified the precinct is suitable for urban renewal with an increase in density.
The Planning Proposal is advancing density controls that will deliver high-density residential development because increasing housing density in proximity to rail infrastructure is considered to be appropriate for this precinct and supports the principles of transit orientated development. The density being put forward is higher than that envisaged by the Council, which is advancing their own Planning Proposal for medium density residential development. Kulchers’s Planning Proposal is accompanied by a Planning Agreement that will deliver stormwater and road infrastructure upgrades to support the additional density.
Under the current planning controls the FSRs that apply to the precinct range from 0.5:1, 0.75:1, 1.0:1 and 2.3:1. The Planning Proposal advocates for FSRs to be increased to 2.0:1 through to a maximum of 3.6:1 (centrally located within the site). The proposed FSRs are illustrated on the following plan.