Woollahra Council exhibited a planning proposal in relation to Dunara Reserve, Point Piper (the site).
A planning proposal is a document that explains the intended effect of and the justification for a proposed local environmental plan (LEP). An LEP is a legal instrument that zones land and includes standards and controls to regulate the use and nature of development, and the management of public land.
The site is public land, owned by Council. For management purposes, public land is classified as either community land or operational land under the Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act). The planning proposal seeks to reclassify the site (Lot 11, DP 27451) from community land to operational land under the LG Act. Section 27(1) of the LG Act requires that the reclassification of public land is made by an LEP.
Reclassifying the land would allow the sale of the site.
The land is a public reserve under the LG Act. Should the reclassification proceed, it is intended that under Section 30(1) of the LG Act the local environmental plan will include a provision to the effect that the land will cease to be a public reserve on the commencement of the plan.
As this matter relates to the reclassification of public land, Council did not seek authorisation to use its delegation under section 59 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 from the Department of Planning and Environment to approve the LEP. This step will be undertaken by the Minister for Planning.
Public exhibition of the planning proposal was held from Wednesday 9 August 2017 to Friday 8 September 2017. The planning proposal and supplementary material is provided below.
After the public exhibition, a public hearing relating to the reclassification of the land from community land to operational land must be held. The hearing will be conducted by an independent chairperson and will allow people to make further comments about the proposed reclassification of the land. Details of the public hearing, including the date and times, will be advertised. If you make a submission to the planning proposal we will also notify you about the date and time of the public hearing. You may make a presentation at the hearing.
After the public exhibition and public hearing, reports and recommendations will be presented to a meeting of Council’s Urban Planning Committee. Anyone who made a submission during the exhibition, or a presentation at the hearing, will be given notice of the Committee meeting. The meeting is open to the public and people may make a presentation to the Committee.
The Committee’s recommendation will then be considered at a full Council meeting. The public may attend the Council meeting to watch proceedings.
If Council decides to proceed with the planning proposal, with or without variations, it will be sent to the Greater Sydney Commission and the NSW Government Parliamentary Counsel Office where amendments to Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014 will be drafted. The Draft LEP will then be submitted to the Planning Minister (or delegate) for approval. If the Minister’s approval is given, the LEP will be notified on the NSW legislation website and will take effect.
For more information contact Council’s Strategic Planners on 02 9391 7087.
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