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

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Council is holding a public hearing in relation to a planning proposal to reclassify Dunara Reserve, Point Piper which is located between 1 Wentworth Street and 9 Dunara Gardens, Point Piper and comprises Lot 11 in DP 27451 (the site).

Details about the public hearing and how to register to attend are provided below.

Public hearing

The public hearing is a consultation process that occurs after public exhibition where parties can put forward their view about the proposed reclassification of the land.

The hearing will be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 and Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and will be conducted by an independent chairperson.

When: Wednesday 14 March 2018 – from 2pm
Where: Woollahra Council Chambers, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

If you wish to speak at the public hearing, you must register before 4:30pm Friday 9 March 2018 by contacting our Strategic Planning team on 02 9391 7087.

After the public hearing the chairperson will prepare a report on the proceedings and this will report will be made publicly available in April 2018. Submissions that were made during the original exhibition and the re-exhibition periods will be provided to the chairperson.

After the public hearing

After the 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.


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 or operational under the Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act). The site is currently classified as 'community' under the LG Act.

The planning proposal seeks to reclassify the site (Lot 11, DP 27451) to 'operational' under the LG Act which will increase the options for managing the site, including an option for sale. Section 27(1) of the LG Act requires that the reclassification of public land is made by an LEP.

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, as part of the reclassification process, 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.

Aerial view of the site

Public exhibition details

In 2017 the planning proposal was publicly exhibited and subsequently re-exhibited:

  • Exhibition of the planning proposal was held from Wednesday 9 August to Friday 8 September 2017.
  • Re-exhibition of the planning proposal was held from Wednesday 25 October 2017 to Friday 24 November 2017.

A report summarising the issues raised in the submissions received during exhibition and re-exhibition is available below.

Public exhibition material

The planning proposal, supplementary material and post-exhibition documents are provided below:

Part 1 – Planning proposal and gateway determination

Part 2 – Reference material

Part 3 – Post-exhibition documents


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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