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)


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

We invite your comment.

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 will proceed 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 details

The exhibition will run from Monday 29 June 2020 – Friday 14 August 2020.

Public exhibition material

Part 1 - Planning proposal and gateway determination

Part 2 – Supplementary information

Part 3 – Reference material


Quote reference (SC5284 Submissions) and address to the General Manager at Woollahra Council, PO Box 61, Double Bay NSW 1360 or emailed to

Submissions can be made in writing during the period Monday 29 June 2020 – Friday 14 August 2020.

When making a submission, please provide your contact details such as an email or postal address so we can keep you up to date on the matter.  If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your submission, please contact Council’s Strategic Planners on 9391 7087.


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

Privacy Notification

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.