Planning proposal for heritage listing of Cooper Park, Bellevue Hill

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Exhibition of planning proposal for Cooper Park, Bellevue Hill (excluding Cooper Park North)


Thank you to everyone who made a submission on this planning proposal. The exhibition period is now closed and submissions are being reviewed by the Strategic Planning team. All exhibition documents are still available to view on this page.

The public exhibition was open from Monday 29 June to Friday 14 August 2020.

A report on the submissions made during the public exhibition of the planning proposal will be considered by Council’s Environmental Planning Committee (EP) on Monday 7 September 2020, commencing at 6.00pm.

In line with current safety measures, Woollahra Council will be holding this Committee meeting remotely using conferencing technology.

This meeting is open to the public and interested parties may address the Committee.

  • To register to address the meeting (register by Monday 7 September 2020, 12.00pm)
    Email your name, mobile number and the item you are interested in to (External link) or by contacting the Governance team on (02) 9391 7001
    Once registered, we will provide you with a link, phone number and code to enable you to join the meeting. This will be emailed to you on the day of the meeting.
    There is a limit of 3 minutes per speaker and each speaker must register individually.
  • To submit late written correspondence (submit by Monday 7 September 2020, 12.00pm)
    Email your submission to (External link)

The Committee’s Agenda, including reports, are available on Council’s website.


Woollahra Council has exhibited a planning proposal in relation to Cooper Park (excluding Cooper Park North) in Bellevue Hill.

The purpose of the planning proposal is to explain the intended effect of an amendment to Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014 (Woollahra LEP 2014). 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 land. An LEP can also address matters of heritage conservation.

The amendment to Woollahra LEP 2014 involves listing Cooper Park (excluding Cooper Park North) as a heritage item. Heritage listing will provide ongoing protection and recognition of the heritage significance of the park, its built, landscape and natural elements.

A detailed description of the heritage significance of the item is included in the supporting documents to the planning proposal, particularly the Heritage Significance Assessment by Betteridge Heritage.

The planning proposal has proceeded through a public exhibition phase and, subject to the Council’s decision after considering submissions, a draft LEP will be prepared to amend Woollahra LEP 2014. The Council has been authorised by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to make the LEP under section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Note: the excluded area, known as Cooper Park North, is generally bounded by Streatfield Road, Cooper Park Road and Northland Road.

Public exhibition material

Part 1 - Planning proposal and gateway determination

Part 2 – Supplementary information

Part 3 – Reference material


For more information contact Council’s Strategic Planners on 9391 7087.

Privacy Notification

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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.