The Entertainment Quarter is an entertainment precinct located within the Moore Park Showground Precinct. Land uses at the Entertainment Quarter come under the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) No 47 – Moore Park Showgrounds. Commercial premises within the Entertainment Quarter are required to be related to the film, television and video industry.
As a result of the NSW Government’s proposition to redevelop the Sydney Football Stadium, some businesses and activities currently operating within the football stadium must relocate.
An Explanation of Intended Effect was on exhibition from 9 November 2018 until 23 November 2018.
Supporting Sydney Football Stadium tenants
The NSW Government has amended the State Environmental Planning Policy No 47 - Moore Park Showground (SEPP No 47) to introduce provisions that enable the relocation of a number of health services facilities, recreation facilities and commercial premises, currently operating within the Sydney Football Stadium, to the Entertainment Quarter for a four (4) year period following demolition of the stadium, until 1 January 2023.
The relocation is temporary and will have as little impact as possible on businesses and organisations operating within the site while giving certainty to the relocated businesses and other tenants.
The SEPP was amended to permit these land uses outside of the film, television and video industry, and introduces a simplified pathway to enable these uses to be approved as complying development.
The complying development pathway was chosen, given that the proposed developments are temporary in nature, are relatively low scale developments and the potential impacts of the proposed development can be appropriately managed through the application of development standards.
The amendments introduce a complying development pathway for:
- The installation of a new demountable building.
- The temporary use of the proposed demountable building, the Byron Kennedy Hall and adjacent building 14A, and a portion of the existing floor space within Building 220, as health services facilities, recreation facilities and commercial premises.
The changes commenced in December 2018, and all information can be found on the NSW legislation website.