Hospital Precinct Structure Plan (Frenchs Forest)

Consultation has concluded

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.

Consultation has concluded
  • Stage 1 Comments

    about 3 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

    about 3 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

    about 3 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.

  • About the Project

    over 3 years ago

    The Hospital Precinct Structure Plan will guide future development of the area surrounding the new Northern Beaches Hospital. 

    It will identify the most appropriate future land-use mix for the area, taking into account environmental, social, economic, traffic, transport and accessibility issues. It will also look at the integration of the new hospital into Frenchs Forest.

    The area has been identified as a specialist precinct by the NSW Government because of the potential for economic opportunities associated with the development of the new hospital. 

    Development of the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan is being coordinated by Council, with support from NSW Planning and Environment. To prepare the Plan, Council has engaged consultants Hames Sharley, who will work with Council and the community over the next 12 months.

    This project is the first stage of a much larger project being the preparation of a Warringah Local Planning Strategy, which will look at future planning for the whole of Warringah. Hames Sharley will also be preparing this Strategy, but this work will not start until mid-2015, after the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan has been completed. 

    The Hospital Precinct Structure Plan will guide future development of the area surrounding the new Northern Beaches Hospital. 

    It will identify the most appropriate future land-use mix for the area, taking into account environmental, social, economic, traffic, transport and accessibility issues. It will also look at the integration of the new hospital into Frenchs Forest.

    The area has been identified as a specialist precinct by the NSW Government because of the potential for economic opportunities associated with the development of the new hospital. 

    Development of the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan is being coordinated by Council, with support from NSW Planning and Environment. To prepare the Plan, Council has engaged consultants Hames Sharley, who will work with Council and the community over the next 12 months.

    This project is the first stage of a much larger project being the preparation of a Warringah Local Planning Strategy, which will look at future planning for the whole of Warringah. Hames Sharley will also be preparing this Strategy, but this work will not start until mid-2015, after the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan has been completed. 

  • How can I find out more and be involved?

    over 3 years ago

    Community consultation for the initial phase of the project will commence in October 2014.

    Community Drop in Sessions - Come along and find out more:
    • Thursday 9 October, from 6 - 8.30pm at Forestville RSL
    • Saturday 18 October, from 2.30 - 5pm at Forestville RSL
    Address: Forestville RSL, 22 Melwood Ave, Forestville.

    Community consultation for the initial phase of the project will commence in October 2014.

    Community Drop in Sessions - Come along and find out more:
    • Thursday 9 October, from 6 - 8.30pm at Forestville RSL
    • Saturday 18 October, from 2.30 - 5pm at Forestville RSL
    Address: Forestville RSL, 22 Melwood Ave, Forestville.
  • Related Projects

    over 3 years ago

    The Hospital Precinct Structure Plan is one of three projects which relate to the new Northern Beaches Hospital. The other two are NSW Government projects, being the development of the hospital led by Health, and the proposed major road upgrades surrounding the hospital by Roads and Maritime Services.

    Council has no approval or decision making role in these State Government projects. Council’s role is to undertake the wider precinct planning that will consider the implications of the new hospital and associated infrastructure on the Frenchs Forest area and will identify future land use planning opportunities.

    Any questions in relation to the State Government projects should be directed to the relevant State agency. 

    Northern Beaches Hospital Site development

     Northern Beaches Hospital road upgrades

    The Hospital Precinct Structure Plan is one of three projects which relate to the new Northern Beaches Hospital. The other two are NSW Government projects, being the development of the hospital led by Health, and the proposed major road upgrades surrounding the hospital by Roads and Maritime Services.

    Council has no approval or decision making role in these State Government projects. Council’s role is to undertake the wider precinct planning that will consider the implications of the new hospital and associated infrastructure on the Frenchs Forest area and will identify future land use planning opportunities.

    Any questions in relation to the State Government projects should be directed to the relevant State agency. 

    Northern Beaches Hospital Site development

     Northern Beaches Hospital road upgrades

  • What will the Precinct Structure Plan include?

    over 3 years ago

    Typically, the preparation of a structure plan considers issues such as:

    • land use analysis
    • desired development types and scales
    • architectural outcomes
    • streetscape quality and open space
    • local road layout and traffic management
    • public transport access
    • pedestrian access and amenity
    • precinct connectivity
    • infrastructure assessment and,
    • key development opportunities.

    During the development of the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan a number of reports will be prepared and the community and key stakeholder groups will be involved throughout the process.

    Input from other important stakeholders such as Health, Roads and Maritime Services, Transport for NSW, Office of Environment and Heritage and the Department of Education and Communities will also be integral to this project.

    A Structure Plan does not rezone land. It provides a long term framework to guide the economic growth, activity and physical form of an area. After the Plan is finalised there will be a separate process to make any zoning changes, if required. 

    Typically, the preparation of a structure plan considers issues such as:

    • land use analysis
    • desired development types and scales
    • architectural outcomes
    • streetscape quality and open space
    • local road layout and traffic management
    • public transport access
    • pedestrian access and amenity
    • precinct connectivity
    • infrastructure assessment and,
    • key development opportunities.

    During the development of the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan a number of reports will be prepared and the community and key stakeholder groups will be involved throughout the process.

    Input from other important stakeholders such as Health, Roads and Maritime Services, Transport for NSW, Office of Environment and Heritage and the Department of Education and Communities will also be integral to this project.

    A Structure Plan does not rezone land. It provides a long term framework to guide the economic growth, activity and physical form of an area. After the Plan is finalised there will be a separate process to make any zoning changes, if required. 

  • Consultant Appointed

    over 3 years ago

    Council has engaged the services of Hames Sharley to develop the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan. Hames Sharley is a multi-disciplinary company with experience, expertise and skills in urban design and strategic planning for precincts and activity centres.

    Hames Sharley has specific experience in hospital precinct planning having prepared the Murdoch Specialised Activity Centre Structure Plan in Perth, which includes the new Fiona Stanley Hospital, St John of God Hospital and the Murdoch Mixed Use Precinct.

    Hames Sharley has assembled a project team which includes MacroPlan Dimasi and Arup, to provide urban economics and transport planning skills for the project.

    Find out more about these consultants:

    Council has engaged the services of Hames Sharley to develop the Hospital Precinct Structure Plan. Hames Sharley is a multi-disciplinary company with experience, expertise and skills in urban design and strategic planning for precincts and activity centres.

    Hames Sharley has specific experience in hospital precinct planning having prepared the Murdoch Specialised Activity Centre Structure Plan in Perth, which includes the new Fiona Stanley Hospital, St John of God Hospital and the Murdoch Mixed Use Precinct.

    Hames Sharley has assembled a project team which includes MacroPlan Dimasi and Arup, to provide urban economics and transport planning skills for the project.

    Find out more about these consultants:

  • Background

    over 3 years ago

    The area around the Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest was identified as a potential specialised precinct for health purposes, by the NSW Government as part of the 2013 Draft Metropolitan Strategy. As a result, it is an area with potential to accommodate future housing and employment growth. The Dee Why/Brookvale area is also identified as a major centre in the Draft Metropolitan Strategy that will accommodate housing and employment growth.

    Council has recently completed detailed master planning for the Dee Why Town Centre. Similar planning work is now required for the area surrounding the new Northern Beaches Hospital.

    Consistent with NSW Government Policy, the Warringah Local Planning Strategy (that will be developed as the second stage of this project) will identify both of these centres as key growth locations for Warringah. 

    On 2 May 2013 the NSW Minister for Health, The Hon. Jillian Skinner MP announced that expressions of interest would be invited from the private sector to design, construct, operate and maintain a world-class hospital at Frenchs Forest.

    To support the new hospital, the NSW Government is proposing major road upgrades around the hospital with work scheduled to be completed in time for the hospital opening.

    The hospital and road upgrades are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2018.

    Council has no approval or decision making role in these State Government projects. Council can however ensure that any future development on the land around these State infrastructure projects is properly planned. The Hospital Precinct Structure Plan will provide this planning basis.

    The area around the Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest was identified as a potential specialised precinct for health purposes, by the NSW Government as part of the 2013 Draft Metropolitan Strategy. As a result, it is an area with potential to accommodate future housing and employment growth. The Dee Why/Brookvale area is also identified as a major centre in the Draft Metropolitan Strategy that will accommodate housing and employment growth.

    Council has recently completed detailed master planning for the Dee Why Town Centre. Similar planning work is now required for the area surrounding the new Northern Beaches Hospital.

    Consistent with NSW Government Policy, the Warringah Local Planning Strategy (that will be developed as the second stage of this project) will identify both of these centres as key growth locations for Warringah. 

    On 2 May 2013 the NSW Minister for Health, The Hon. Jillian Skinner MP announced that expressions of interest would be invited from the private sector to design, construct, operate and maintain a world-class hospital at Frenchs Forest.

    To support the new hospital, the NSW Government is proposing major road upgrades around the hospital with work scheduled to be completed in time for the hospital opening.

    The hospital and road upgrades are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2018.

    Council has no approval or decision making role in these State Government projects. Council can however ensure that any future development on the land around these State infrastructure projects is properly planned. The Hospital Precinct Structure Plan will provide this planning basis.