Approval has been given for another 59 units in the Kirrawee brick pit development South Village, taking the total number to 808.
The increase will result from the building of more one-bedroom, and less three-bedroom, units, without any increase in maximum gross floor space or parking spaces.
The Planning Assessment Commission approved the change, which was applied for early this year, on the recommendation of the Department of Planning and Environment.
Sutherland Shire Council’s objections were rejected.
The council expressed concern the extra apartments would generate more traffic and impact local intersections, and would also lead to a shortfall of car parking spaces.
The commission accepted the department’s finding the proposal would not result in traffic generation originally envisaged under the concept approval.
Provision of parking was consistent with that in the original concept approval, the commission said.
The commission said there would be no alteration to the building design or approved envelope and the change would contribute towards the provision of housing within walking distance of local centres and public transport.
The modification application said the amendment would allow the development to provide a more appropriate response to the identified trend towards lone person household types identified in A Plan for Growing Sydney and would also significantly improve housing affordability.
“The residential car parking provision on the site remains capable of supporting the proposed 808 apartments and proposed mix,” the application said.
The application said the increase in traffic movements would be “minor” and the total traffic generation would “remain well below the previously identified maximum capacity”.
The original development application for the brick pit site, which was approved in 2012, was for 432 units.
The number grew after the site was sold to development company Payce, who submitted new plans.