East Hurstville planning proposal could see up to 480 apartments in towers up to 65 metres

Rising in the east: A concept plan for the east Hurstville site as seen from Forest Road.
Rising in the east: A concept plan for the east Hurstville site as seen from Forest Road.

Five high rise towers ranging in height from 12-metres to 65-metres could be built on the eastern side of the Hurstville city centre under a new planning proposal.

The proposal for the 1.4 hectare site bounded by Forest Road, Durham Street and Roberts Lane, goes to the Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel next Thursday with a recommendation by Georges River Council staff for approval.

The site is located at the gateway to Hurstville, opposite the East Quarter development would have five new buildings and an outdoor open space area.

Towering ambition: Another artist impression for the site shows a large open space fronting Forest Road.

Towering ambition: Another artist impression for the site shows a large open space fronting Forest Road.

The concept designs for the site is for between 440 to 480 apartments in buildings ranging from three-storeys to 21-storeys, a seven-level 130 room hotel and parking for over 600 cars.

The planning proposal seeks to change the zoning of the site from light industrial and part R2 Low Density Residential to B4 Mixed Use.

It also seeks to increase the maximum building height from nine-metres to 12-metres along Roberts Lane and to 21-metres, 28-metres, 30-metres, 40-metres and 65-metres for the remainder of the site.

The plan includes scope for hotel accommodation on the corner of Forest Road and Durham Street.

There could be a range of retail uses to accommodate a supermarket and restaurants.

The site currently has multiple owners and is over 19 separate sites.

If supported by Georges River IHAP, the council will forward the Planning Proposal to amend the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan as regards the site to the Greater Sydney Commission for a Gateway Determination.

The proposal is the latest in a number of proposed developments for the east Hurstville area.

Last year a development application has been lodged for stage three of the East Quarter development at Hurstville including a 21-storey tower and 556 apartments.

Across the road from the site a planning proposal was lodged late last year for up to 14 storeys to accommodating 217 apartments at the corner of Forest Road and Wright Street.