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Re-exhibition of proposed changes to the land management controls of Dunara Reserve, Point Piper

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Woollahra Council is re-exhibiting a planning proposal in relation to Dunara Reserve, Point Piper (the site) and we invite your comment.

Having considered the matters raised in submissions, Woollahra Council is re-exhibiting a planning proposal in relation to the reclassification of Dunara Reserve, Point Piper (the site).  The site is located between 1 Wentworth Street and 9 Dunara Gardens, Point Piper and comprises Lot 11 in DP 27451.

Re-exhibition is occurring to clarify the location and description of the site and the fact that there may currently be a trust affecting the site which is proposed to be discharged if the reclassification proceeds.

Submissions already made will be taken into account.  Further submissions will also be taken into account.


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.

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 Greater Sydney Commission.

If the LEP is approved and published, Dunara Reserve will cease to be a public reserve and all trusts, estates, interests, dedications, conditions, restrictions and covenants affecting the land or any part of the land are discharged.

Re-exhibition details

Re-exhibition of the planning proposal is from Wednesday 25 October 2017 to Friday 24 November 2017.  The planning proposal and supplementary material is provided below.

Public exhibition material

Part 1 – Planning proposal and gateway determination

Part 2 – Reference material


Quote reference SC3794 Submissions and address to the General Manager at Woollahra Council, PO Box 61, Double Bay NSW 1360 or email to records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

Submissions can be made in writing during the period Wednesday 25 October 2017 – Friday 24 November 2017.  If making a submission, please provide your contact telephone number, email address and postal address.  If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your submission, please contact Council’s Strategic Planners on 9391 7087.

Public hearing

After the re-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.

It is anticipated that the public hearing will take place in February 2018.

After the public hearing

After the re-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 original exhibition or re-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.


The supply of personal information is voluntary. If personal information is not provided, Council may be limited in dealing with a submission. Submissions, summaries of submissions, and/or names and addresses of people making submissions may be included in publicly available reports to Council or Committee Meetings.

Please note that, in accordance with section 18(1)(b) of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW), you are advised that all submissions received by Council in relation to any matter will be placed on the appropriate Council file and may be disclosed to Councillors, Council Officers, consultants to Council or members of the public.

Pursuant to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) the Council may be obliged to allow inspection of its documents, including any submissions you may make.

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