Rezoning plan for The Cyprus Club in Stanmore not supported by Inner West Council


The Cyprus Community of NSW’s rezoning plan for The Cyprus Club at Stanmore in Sydney has not been supported in its current form by the Inner West Council.

The Cyprus Community had proposed to divide the site, which is bordered by Stanmore Road, Tupper Street and Alma Avenue in Stanmore, into four buildings (A, C, D and E), as well as construct an outdoor park space and communal open area for public use. 

Under the current proposal from developers Platino Properties, Building A at the front of the site will be retained by the Community and utilised by The Cyprus Club. For Buildings C, D and E, Platino has proposed the construction of over 55’s residential apartments.

The proposed development plans of the The Cyprus Club. Photo supplied.

However, following concerns raised in response to the public exhibition of the rezoning proposal in April 2022, the Inner West Council has said it will not support the Community’s current plan.

In a recent report, the Council cited public concerns related to traffic, built form and amenity impacts as the reasons behind their decision to not support the rezoning proposal.

The Council has requested the Department of Planning & Environment to make post-exhibition changes to the rezoning proposal and “defer the commencement of the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) to allow preparation of site specific Development Control Plan (DCP) and Planning Agreement.”

“Post-exhibition amendments… are recommended… to respond to the issues raised in submissions by local community and further mitigate the environmental and social impacts of the proposal,” the Council report added.

In response, the President of the Cyprus Community, Andrew Costa, said the Council’s decision to not support the Community’s rezoning plan was putting The Cyprus Club at risk of closure.

“The building is old, we need redevelopment. Without redevelopment, our Community will close. The bank will not allow us to continue unless we redevelop and refinance our community,” Mr Costa said during a Council meeting on December 6.

“The choice is we either proceed with the redevelopment or the banks will foreclose on us.”

The Council has recommended the Cyprus Community amend their proposal by Thursday, December 15 this year.

READ MORE: Members of the Cyprus Community NSW launch initiative calling for new elections.

Monument to migration - Mother's Day




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Angelo Tsarouchas Skits and Wits tour


Latest News

Professors Vrasidas Karalis and Mark Byron give talk in Sydney on Lord Byron and Greece

Talk was held on April 18 as part of the Greek Festival of Sydney honouring the contributions of Lord Byron to poetry and philanthropy.

Cretan and Pontian dance groups unite at Sydney concert

For the first time ever, Cretan and Pontian dance groups performed together at a Sydney concert. Read more here.

Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney’s book club honours bicentenary of Lord Byron’s death

The Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney's book club honoured the bicentenary of poet Lord Byron's death on Saturday, April 20.

Cyprus Community of NSW to lead Cyprus War Monument Fund

The Cyprus Community of NSW will lead a fund to install a monument in Nicosia, Cyprus in honour of the Cypriot Mule Corps.

ANZAC Day prelude: Melbourne’s tribute spotlights overlooked Battle of Kalamata

On Sunday, April 21, around 30 people gathered to commemorate the Battle of Kalamata at the Australian Hellenic Memorial in Melbourne.

You May Also Like

Scott Morrison and Kyriakos Mitsotakis join world leaders in discussing vaccine distribution

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison were joined by six other global leaders last night as part of the ‘first mover’ group that had successfully managed the first wave of the coronavirus.

Greek volunteers in South Australia recognised by Steve Georganas MP

Volunteers from the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia have been recognised for their service by Steve Georganas MP.

Greek skating champion, Dimitra Korri, seeks support as she represents Team Greece

Dimitra Korri wants to "bring honour to Greece through the sport of competitive figure skating," but she needs all the support she can get.