Hospital Precinct Structure Plan (Frenchs Forest)

Planning the area around the hospital

In response to the NSW Government investing significant public infrastructure in Frenchs Forest, Warringah Council applied for funding from the NSW Government to ensure that appropriate consideration was given to the long term planning of the area.

Northern Beaches Council, on behalf of NSW Planning & Environment, is preparing a Precinct Structure Plan for the area around the new Northern Beaches Hospital, to guide future development.

Planning the area around the hospital

In response to the NSW Government investing significant public infrastructure in Frenchs Forest, Warringah Council applied for funding from the NSW Government to ensure that appropriate consideration was given to the long term planning of the area.

Northern Beaches Council, on behalf of NSW Planning & Environment, is preparing a Precinct Structure Plan for the area around the new Northern Beaches Hospital, to guide future development.

  • Hospital Structure Plan Update Dec 2015

    over 1 year ago

    Following the last meeting of the year with Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) and other NSW Government Departments, they have requested further detailed evaluation of scenarios. This is disappointing and not what we had hoped to provide at this time, however we hope to be able to report back early in the New Year with more detail.

    In light of recent announcements from the NSW Government, concerning council mergers and proposed boundary changes, we are also looking at the implications this may have on planning for the area around the hospital.

    We will keep you updated as the project progresses in the New Year.

    Following the last meeting of the year with Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) and other NSW Government Departments, they have requested further detailed evaluation of scenarios. This is disappointing and not what we had hoped to provide at this time, however we hope to be able to report back early in the New Year with more detail.

    In light of recent announcements from the NSW Government, concerning council mergers and proposed boundary changes, we are also looking at the implications this may have on planning for the area around the hospital.

    We will keep you updated as the project progresses in the New Year.

  • Proposed Works to Warringah Road - RMS Information Sessions

    over 1 year ago

    The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) are holding Information Sessions on the Stage 2 Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project.

    These are being held:

    • Saturday 25 July, midday to 2pm at Forestville Memorial Hall, Corner of Starkey Street and Warringah Road, Forestville
    • Tuesday 28 July, 5pm to 7pm at Galstaun Function Centre, 5 Grattan Crescent, Frenchs Forest
    • Saturday 1 August, midday to 2pm at Forestville Memorial Hall, Corner of Starkey Street and Warringah Road, Forestville
    No formal presentations will be given, so drop in at any time during these sessions to ask questions and speak with members of the project team.

    The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) are holding Information Sessions on the Stage 2 Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project.

    These are being held:

    • Saturday 25 July, midday to 2pm at Forestville Memorial Hall, Corner of Starkey Street and Warringah Road, Forestville
    • Tuesday 28 July, 5pm to 7pm at Galstaun Function Centre, 5 Grattan Crescent, Frenchs Forest
    • Saturday 1 August, midday to 2pm at Forestville Memorial Hall, Corner of Starkey Street and Warringah Road, Forestville
    No formal presentations will be given, so drop in at any time during these sessions to ask questions and speak with members of the project team.
  • Detailed Transport Assessment

    over 1 year ago

    We are continuing to work to ensure that the precinct around the hospital will be serviced by adequate transport for the next 20 years.

    Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Council have agreed to carry out and fund a more detailed transport assessment, including network modelling. This is needed to plan where extra dwellings and businesses should be located.

    Consultants have been engaged and the work should be complete by the end of the year.

    The Draft Precinct Structure Plan is planned to go on public exhibition in early 2016. The Draft Structure Plan is not a zoning document. Changes to zonings will be made through a separate process or by the State Government.

    We are continuing to work to ensure that the precinct around the hospital will be serviced by adequate transport for the next 20 years.

    Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Council have agreed to carry out and fund a more detailed transport assessment, including network modelling. This is needed to plan where extra dwellings and businesses should be located.

    Consultants have been engaged and the work should be complete by the end of the year.

    The Draft Precinct Structure Plan is planned to go on public exhibition in early 2016. The Draft Structure Plan is not a zoning document. Changes to zonings will be made through a separate process or by the State Government.

  • Public Exhibition on hold

    almost 2 years ago

    The public exhibition of the Draft Hospital Precinct Structure Plan is on hold as Council continues to work with the State Government to address long term transport and road infrastructure.

    We are continuing to work with the relevant State Agencies and seek funding commitment to the delivery of appropriate transport to support the precinct over the next 20 years. We are committed to ensuring the best outcome for the area around the hospital and the Northern Beaches.

    More traffic and transport modelling is required to ensure future transport infrastructure upgrades are available when needed. We are proposing to undertake further modelling of future traffic movement options beyond those currently proposed by the State Government.

    This will delay the preparation of the Draft Hospital Precinct Structure Plan. At this stage we are unable to commit to a timeline for the Draft Plan as the level of growth in the precinct is closely linked to decisions regarding traffic and transport. It is unlikely that the plan will be exhibited until the second half of 2015.

    When the Draft Plan is ready we will publish the exhibition dates in letters to residents, notices in the Manly Daily and on our website.

    Please register your interest to receive email updates.

    If you have any further queries please contact Strategic Planning on 9942 2675.


    The public exhibition of the Draft Hospital Precinct Structure Plan is on hold as Council continues to work with the State Government to address long term transport and road infrastructure.

    We are continuing to work with the relevant State Agencies and seek funding commitment to the delivery of appropriate transport to support the precinct over the next 20 years. We are committed to ensuring the best outcome for the area around the hospital and the Northern Beaches.

    More traffic and transport modelling is required to ensure future transport infrastructure upgrades are available when needed. We are proposing to undertake further modelling of future traffic movement options beyond those currently proposed by the State Government.

    This will delay the preparation of the Draft Hospital Precinct Structure Plan. At this stage we are unable to commit to a timeline for the Draft Plan as the level of growth in the precinct is closely linked to decisions regarding traffic and transport. It is unlikely that the plan will be exhibited until the second half of 2015.

    When the Draft Plan is ready we will publish the exhibition dates in letters to residents, notices in the Manly Daily and on our website.

    Please register your interest to receive email updates.

    If you have any further queries please contact Strategic Planning on 9942 2675.


  • Exhibition planned for April / May 2015

    about 2 years ago

    The project team are working with the information and outcomes from earlier engagement to prepare the Draft Hospital Precinct Structure Plan (Draft Plan). Many participants supported some level of growth in jobs, housing and retail provided that public transport infrastructure is improved to support this growth.

    We are currently in discussion with the relevant state agencies to determine what level of public transport improvements will be needed for the 20 year planning period of the draft plan. It is critical that there is a commitment from the State Government to support this prior to finalising the Draft Plan.

    We had anticipated that the exhibition of the Draft Plan would be in early 2015. However given the ongoing discussions with state agencies and the timing of Easter, we are now planning for the exhibition in April / May 2015.

    For more information, please contact Strategic Planning on 9942 2675.

    The project team are working with the information and outcomes from earlier engagement to prepare the Draft Hospital Precinct Structure Plan (Draft Plan). Many participants supported some level of growth in jobs, housing and retail provided that public transport infrastructure is improved to support this growth.

    We are currently in discussion with the relevant state agencies to determine what level of public transport improvements will be needed for the 20 year planning period of the draft plan. It is critical that there is a commitment from the State Government to support this prior to finalising the Draft Plan.

    We had anticipated that the exhibition of the Draft Plan would be in early 2015. However given the ongoing discussions with state agencies and the timing of Easter, we are now planning for the exhibition in April / May 2015.

    For more information, please contact Strategic Planning on 9942 2675.

  • Stage 2 Workshop Presentation

    about 2 years ago

    Thank you to all the participants who attended one of the three workshops in November. The workshops drew on community feedback from Stage 1, to inform the preparation of various development and transport scenarios for the future of the precinct.

    The workshops were very successful and generated a lot of interest from a diverse range of approximately 110 participants. Feedback from these workshops will provide targeted insight and knowledge into community and strategic issues for developing a desirable precinct.

    View the workshop presentation.

    Thank you to all the participants who attended one of the three workshops in November. The workshops drew on community feedback from Stage 1, to inform the preparation of various development and transport scenarios for the future of the precinct.

    The workshops were very successful and generated a lot of interest from a diverse range of approximately 110 participants. Feedback from these workshops will provide targeted insight and knowledge into community and strategic issues for developing a desirable precinct.

    View the workshop presentation.

  • Stage 2 Workshop Registrations Confirmed

    over 2 years ago

    The workshop registrations closed on 26 October. Thank you to everyone who registered their interest in attending a workshop to further discuss the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan.

    Invites have now been sent to all participants and we look forward to Workshop 1, this Saturday.

    Note: the workshops are by invite only.

    The workshop registrations closed on 26 October. Thank you to everyone who registered their interest in attending a workshop to further discuss the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan.

    Invites have now been sent to all participants and we look forward to Workshop 1, this Saturday.

    Note: the workshops are by invite only.

  • Stage 1 Comments

    over 2 years ago

    Thank you for all the comments on Stage 1 of the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan. Your ideas and comments will be considered in preparing the draft plan.

    Thank you for all the comments on Stage 1 of the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan. Your ideas and comments will be considered in preparing the draft plan.

  • Stage 2 Workshop Registrations Now Open

    over 2 years ago

    A series of workshops are to be held in November, as part of Stage 2 Community Engagement for the preparation of the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan. 

    These workshops will draw on community feedback from Stage 1 and will involve consideration of various scenarios for the future of the precinct. We are looking for people who are willing to engage in informed discussions around a range of community and strategic issues.

    If you would like to make a contribution to one of these workshops, please register your interest in attending. Workshops will be held at Forestville RSL on the following days: 

    • Saturday 8 November at 2.30 - 5pm
    • Wednesday 19 November 2.30 - 5pm
    • Wednesday 19 November 6 - 8.30pm
     
    Note: Places are limited and if we are oversubscribed we will randomly select attendees to ensure broad community representation.

    Registrations close on Sunday 26 October.
    We will confirm attendance shortly after.

    For more information, please contact Strategic Planning on 9942 2675.

    A series of workshops are to be held in November, as part of Stage 2 Community Engagement for the preparation of the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan. 

    These workshops will draw on community feedback from Stage 1 and will involve consideration of various scenarios for the future of the precinct. We are looking for people who are willing to engage in informed discussions around a range of community and strategic issues.

    If you would like to make a contribution to one of these workshops, please register your interest in attending. Workshops will be held at Forestville RSL on the following days: 

    • Saturday 8 November at 2.30 - 5pm
    • Wednesday 19 November 2.30 - 5pm
    • Wednesday 19 November 6 - 8.30pm
     
    Note: Places are limited and if we are oversubscribed we will randomly select attendees to ensure broad community representation.

    Registrations close on Sunday 26 October.
    We will confirm attendance shortly after.

    For more information, please contact Strategic Planning on 9942 2675.

  • Provide feedback on the future vision for the area - Stage 1

    over 2 years ago

    We are currently seeking your feedback on how you would like the area around the Hospital to look in 10 to 20 years.  

    You can provide your feedback by;

    Comments close Tuesday 21 October 2014 - now extended to Sunday 26 October.

    View the investigation area map.

    We are currently seeking your feedback on how you would like the area around the Hospital to look in 10 to 20 years.  

    You can provide your feedback by;

    Comments close Tuesday 21 October 2014 - now extended to Sunday 26 October.

    View the investigation area map.