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Planning Proposal for Yarranabbe Park and Rushcutters Bay Park Seawall

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Summary

The planning proposal listed the Yarranabbe Park and Rushcutters Bay Park seawall as a heritage item in the Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014. The seawall provides evidence of a large scale, late 19th century NSW Government reclamation initiative for the purpose of public recreation. The seawall has aesthetic significance as a landmark element along the foreshore which complements the natural beauty of Rushcutters Bay.

The objectives of the planning proposal were:

  • to recognise the seawall as an item of local heritage significance,
  • to provide statutory protection for the seawall, and
  • to provide for the ongoing conservation of the seawall.

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Photographs of the seawall

Initial Assessment

Council's initial assessment of the planning proposal was reported to the Urban Planning Committee (UPC) and subsequently Council resolved to publicly exhibit the proposal:

Public Exhibition Material

Public Exhibition of the planning proposal was held from Wednesday 24 February until Thursday 31 March 2016. The key exhibition documents are provided below:

Part 1 - Planning proposal

Part 2 - Gateway determination and authorisation

Finalisation

On 14 June 2016, the Council considered the recommendation of the UPC and resolved in part:

THAT Council proceed with the planning proposal for Yarranabbe Park and Rushcutters Bay Park sea wall.

The Yarranabbe Park and Rushcutters Bay Park seawall was listed as a local heritage item when the Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014 (Amendment No 3) (PDF) was notified on the NSW Legislation website on Friday 16 December 2016.

Enquiries

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

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