A Planning Proposal is required where a landowner or stakeholder seeks to amend the planning controls contained within Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP).
Land rezoning is an example of a process that requires a Planning Proposal to amend the planning controls relating to a parcel(s) of land. Rezoning land can result in an increase or decrease to the range of permissible uses or change the development standards that are applicable. Land can only be rezoned through a formal amendment to the Canada Bay Local Environmental Plan 2013.
A LEP is prepared by Council to guide planning decisions for the local government area and is principally made up of a written instrument and associated maps. Through zoning and development standards, it allows Council to moderate the ways in which land is used.
A LEP is prepared in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act 1979), and Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 by the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure.
The preparation of a planning proposal is the first step in making an amendment to the existing LEP. A planning proposal is a document that explains the intended effect of, and justification for, the proposed amendment. Planning Proposals are to be prepared in accordance with the following guidelines:
The first step in the process is to talk to a Planner in Council's Strategic Planning team. Staff can explain the process and provide advice specific to the proposal.
A planning proposal must be formally considered at a Council meeting. Council officers will make a report to Council on the merits of the proposal. Council does not have to support applications for rezoning of land. Similarly, a Council resolution to prepare a planning proposal or an amendment to the LEP does not necessarily guarantee that the proposal or rezoning will proceed.
An online tracking system is available for any person to follow the process of a Planning Proposal once it has been submitted to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure by Council.
A planning proposal application must be accompanied by a completed Council application form as well as additional information to support the proposal.
Planning proposal applications will require external planning expertise on behalf of the applicant. It is recommended that a town planning consultant be engaged for the preparation of planning proposal applications, regardless of whether the proposal is of a minor or major nature. Other specialist consultants may also be needed to provide technical input to the proposal.
Major LEP - $100,000
Note: A Minor LEP generally refers to a single allotment spot rezoning generated by a planning anomaly or inconsistency, or minor amendments such as the modification of a development standard. These rezoning are generally not complex or contentious. A Major LEP refers to all other rezoning applications submitted to Council. Please confirm with Council’s Strategic Planning team whether the Planning Proposal is “minor” or “major” prior to submitting Planning Proposal. Fees for both major and minor LEP amendments are not refundable.
Further information about the process can be obtained from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment
Council's Strategic Planning team can be contacted on 9911 6555.
The Station Precinct is generally located adjacent to Rhodes train station and is generally bound by Mary Street, Walker Street, Gauthorpe Street and Marquet Street.
A Planning Proposal was prepared to facilitate the redevelopment of the site for residential apartments, a new 'laneway style' shopping centre, a Recreation Centre and new pedestrian links.
The Planning Proposal, draft Development Control Plan and Voluntary Planning Agreements were exhibited for public comment from 12 May 2015 to 16 June 2015. A report on the outcome of the exhibition period was considered on 15 September 2015 where Council determined that the proposal had sufficient merit to proceed to finalisation.
When making this decision, Council determined that the land known as 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 Marquet Street and 4 Mary Street was to be deferred from the Planning Proposal due to unresolved concerns in relation to the coordinated development of these sites.
Further enquiries can be directed to Council's Strategic Planning team on 9911 6410.
Image: artist's impression of shopping centre entrance, Rhodes Station Precinct.
Rezoning of 25 George Street, North Strathfield (SP 22302).
A Gateway Determination dated 11th of April 2017 has been received.
For enquiries please contact Council's Strategic Planning team on 9911 6410.
The City of Canada Bay has received a Planning Proposal to rezone land at 160 Burwood Road, Concord.
The Planning Proposal seeks to rezone the land from IN1 General Industrial to B4 Mixed Use to facilitate the future development of the site for shops and residential apartments. The Planning Proposal also includes a Letter of Offer to enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement.
Given the strong interest of residents in the future of this site, we want to provide local residents an overview of the process the City of Canada Bay will follow to review the Planning Proposal and ensure that the local community has the ability to provide comment and input.
To commence the process, the following three steps will be undertaken by Council:
1. An assessment of the Planning Proposal;
2. Refer the Planning Proposal application for independent advice, including to the Canada Bay Local Planning Panel;
3. A report will then be prepared for consideration at a future Council meeting. At this meeting Council will decide whether the proposal has sufficient merit to be forwarded to the Minister for Planning and Environment.
Should Council resolve to support the Planning Proposal, the Minister or his delegate will then decide whether the Planning Proposal should proceed, and if so, will confirm the community consultation that is to be undertaken.
At this point in the process, all residents and landowners likely to be impacted will be notified and will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the Planning Proposal in the form of written submissions to Council. All submissions received in relation to the exhibited Planning Proposal will be reviewed and a report on the outcome of the exhibition will be prepared for consideration at a Council meeting. At the meeting, Council will determine whether the Planning Proposal should be approved or refused.
Due to the strong local interest in this site, we want to ensure that the community has ample opportunity to be informed, and to provide input. As such, the City of Canada Bay will also make a request that the applicant consult directly with the local community.
A copy of the Planning Proposal and supporting information is provided under Related documents below. Hard copies of the Planning Proposal can also be viewed at the City of Canada Bay Administration Centre in Drummoyne or at Concord Library.
Should you have any questions with respect to the above information, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning team on 9911 6410.