Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North Strategic Review

Warringah Council and the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (the Department) have undertaken a Strategic Review to inform how a formal Planning Proposal should bring land in Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North into WLEP2011.   

For more information, please view the news items below.

Warringah Council and the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (the Department) have undertaken a Strategic Review to inform how a formal Planning Proposal should bring land in Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North into WLEP2011.   

For more information, please view the news items below.
  • Submission to the Department of Planning and Environment

    about 1 year ago

    On 15 April 2015 Council submitted the Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North Planning Proposal to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (the Department) for a Gateway Determination.

    The preparation and submission of the Planning Proposal to the Department is in line with Council’s resolution on 24 February 2015 and the Department’s direction on 23 January 2015.

    The Planning Proposal can be viewed via the LEP Tracking System on the Department’s website.

    On 15 April 2015 Council submitted the Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North Planning Proposal to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (the Department) for a Gateway Determination.

    The preparation and submission of the Planning Proposal to the Department is in line with Council’s resolution on 24 February 2015 and the Department’s direction on 23 January 2015.

    The Planning Proposal can be viewed via the LEP Tracking System on the Department’s website.
  • Outcome of Report to Council - Tuesday 28 April 2015

    over 2 years ago

    At a meeting on 28 April we resolved, subject to Gateway Determination of the Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North Planning Proposal, to endorse the preparation and exhibition of an amendment to the Warringah Development Control Plan 2011 for land in Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North.

    View Council Report Item 8.4

    View Council Meeting Minutes (Item 8.4)

    At a meeting on 28 April we resolved, subject to Gateway Determination of the Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North Planning Proposal, to endorse the preparation and exhibition of an amendment to the Warringah Development Control Plan 2011 for land in Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North.

    View Council Report Item 8.4

    View Council Meeting Minutes (Item 8.4)

  • Outcome of Report to Council - Tuesday 24 February 2015

    over 2 years ago

    At the Council meeting on 24 February 2015, Council resolved the following (voting 6/4):

    That Council:

    A. Endorse the preparation and progression of a Planning Proposal for deferred land under

    Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 in accordance with the attached Department’s

    Proposed Zoning Map.

    B. Staff work with the Department prior to submitting the Planning Proposal for Gateway

    Determination, to develop the additional permitted uses and objectives for the E4 zone.


    At the Council meeting on 24 February 2015, Council resolved the following (voting 6/4):

    That Council:

    A. Endorse the preparation and progression of a Planning Proposal for deferred land under

    Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 in accordance with the attached Department’s

    Proposed Zoning Map.

    B. Staff work with the Department prior to submitting the Planning Proposal for Gateway

    Determination, to develop the additional permitted uses and objectives for the E4 zone.


  • Update: Direction from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment

    over 2 years ago

    On 23 January 2015, the NSW Department of Planning and Environment responded to Council’s resolution of 26 August 2014 with a clear direction that a Planning Proposal be submitted by Council based on Option 2, subject to replacing the proposed RU4 Primary Production Small Lot zoned land in Oxford Falls Valley with the E4 Environmental Living zone.

    View Council Resolution 26 August 2014

    View Direction from NSW Department of Planning and Environment 23 January 2015

    The Department's request will be reported to Council on 24 February 2015. The Council Meeting agenda containing a report on this will be available on Council’s website from 18 February 2015.

    If a Planning Proposal progresses to a Gateway Determination, the proposal will be placed on Public Exhibition and the community will have further opportunity to make a submission regarding this proposal.


    On 23 January 2015, the NSW Department of Planning and Environment responded to Council’s resolution of 26 August 2014 with a clear direction that a Planning Proposal be submitted by Council based on Option 2, subject to replacing the proposed RU4 Primary Production Small Lot zoned land in Oxford Falls Valley with the E4 Environmental Living zone.

    View Council Resolution 26 August 2014

    View Direction from NSW Department of Planning and Environment 23 January 2015

    The Department's request will be reported to Council on 24 February 2015. The Council Meeting agenda containing a report on this will be available on Council’s website from 18 February 2015.

    If a Planning Proposal progresses to a Gateway Determination, the proposal will be placed on Public Exhibition and the community will have further opportunity to make a submission regarding this proposal.


  • Outcome of Report to Council - Tuesday 26 August 2014

    about 3 years ago

    On 26 August 2014, Council was presented with a report on the Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North Strategic Review. 

    At the meeting, Council resolved the following (voting 8/2):

    1. That Council notes:

    A. That Council staff have consistently followed the methodology determined by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

    B. The conflicting advice it has received from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and from the former Minister.

    C. The residents’ concerns regarding the review of their individual parcels of land by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment led team.

    D. That the previous Council was in favour of Stage 2 of the Planning and Assessment Commission recommended studies being carried out immediately.

    E. That the E3 zone is being reviewed by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.


    2. That Council:

    A. Requests the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to consider the report which is Item 8.1 on tonight’s agenda and make a determination by selecting one of the five options.

    B. Recommends the renaming of the E3 zone to address public concern about the implications of having a zone entitled “Environmental Management”.

    C. Recommends that Stage 2 of the Planning and Assessment Commission recommended studies be carried out immediately by the State Government.

    D. Expresses its concern to the State Government at the rising costs of unnecessarily administering two Local Environmental Plans.

    E. Informs affected landowners of this resolution.

    Council’s resolution has been forwarded to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for their action.

    For more information, please contact Amber Pedersen on 9942 2632.

    On 26 August 2014, Council was presented with a report on the Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North Strategic Review. 

    At the meeting, Council resolved the following (voting 8/2):

    1. That Council notes:

    A. That Council staff have consistently followed the methodology determined by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

    B. The conflicting advice it has received from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and from the former Minister.

    C. The residents’ concerns regarding the review of their individual parcels of land by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment led team.

    D. That the previous Council was in favour of Stage 2 of the Planning and Assessment Commission recommended studies being carried out immediately.

    E. That the E3 zone is being reviewed by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.


    2. That Council:

    A. Requests the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to consider the report which is Item 8.1 on tonight’s agenda and make a determination by selecting one of the five options.

    B. Recommends the renaming of the E3 zone to address public concern about the implications of having a zone entitled “Environmental Management”.

    C. Recommends that Stage 2 of the Planning and Assessment Commission recommended studies be carried out immediately by the State Government.

    D. Expresses its concern to the State Government at the rising costs of unnecessarily administering two Local Environmental Plans.

    E. Informs affected landowners of this resolution.

    Council’s resolution has been forwarded to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for their action.

    For more information, please contact Amber Pedersen on 9942 2632.
  • Report to Council - Tuesday 26 August 2014

    about 3 years ago

    A report on the outcomes of the Strategic Review of Oxford Falls and Belrose North will be reported to Council on Tuesday 26 August 2014, 6pm - 10pm at Civic Centre, Dee Why. 

    View Agenda

    View 'Guide to Council Meetings'

    If you wish to address Council during this meeting you can; 

    All requests must be made before 3pm on Monday 25 August 2014. 

    For more information, please contact Amber Pedersen on 9942 2632.


    A report on the outcomes of the Strategic Review of Oxford Falls and Belrose North will be reported to Council on Tuesday 26 August 2014, 6pm - 10pm at Civic Centre, Dee Why. 

    View Agenda

    View 'Guide to Council Meetings'

    If you wish to address Council during this meeting you can; 

    All requests must be made before 3pm on Monday 25 August 2014. 

    For more information, please contact Amber Pedersen on 9942 2632.


  • Outcomes of the WDAP Public Hearing (Stage 1 - Strategic Review Update)

    over 3 years ago

    As part of Stage 1 of the Strategic Review, Council has sought an independent public hearing and opinion from the Warringah Development Assessment Panel (WDAP) as to the most appropriate land use controls (under Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 (WLEP2011)) for deferred land in Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North.

    View WDAP Report and minutes - June 18 2014(External link)

    The next step will be a Report to Council, requesting a determination on how to bring the land into the WLEP2011.

    As part of Stage 1 of the Strategic Review, Council has sought an independent public hearing and opinion from the Warringah Development Assessment Panel (WDAP) as to the most appropriate land use controls (under Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 (WLEP2011)) for deferred land in Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North.

    View WDAP Report and minutes - June 18 2014(External link)

    The next step will be a Report to Council, requesting a determination on how to bring the land into the WLEP2011.

  • We've Updated The Document Library

    over 3 years ago

    We have now updated the project documents within the Library. 

    For more information about the Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North Strategic Review, please view the Document Library

    You can also view most of these documents on the WDAP Web Page

    We have now updated the project documents within the Library. 

    For more information about the Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North Strategic Review, please view the Document Library

    You can also view most of these documents on the WDAP Web Page

  • WDAP Public Hearing (Stage 1 - Strategic Review Update)

    over 3 years ago

    As part of Stage 1 of the Strategic Review, Council is seeking an independent public hearing and opinion from the Warringah Development Assessment Panel (WDAP) as to the most appropriate land use controls (under Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 (WLEP2011)) for deferred land in Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North.

    View WDAP Report and attachments - June 18 2014

    View WDAP FAQ's

    Following WDAP there will be a Report to Council, requesting a determination and progression of a Planning Proposal to bring the land into WLEP2011.

    What: Warringah Development Assessment Panel Meeting.
    When: 18 June 2014, 6pm.
    Where: Warringah Council Chamber, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why.

    The WDAP Report can also be viewed at Civic Centre, Dee Why.

    How can I have my say?

    Interested members of community are invited to speak at the public hearing. Requests to address the public hearing need to be made by 4pm Wednesday 18 June 2014 by calling the Panel Coordinator on 9942 2313.


    As part of Stage 1 of the Strategic Review, Council is seeking an independent public hearing and opinion from the Warringah Development Assessment Panel (WDAP) as to the most appropriate land use controls (under Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 (WLEP2011)) for deferred land in Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North.

    View WDAP Report and attachments - June 18 2014

    View WDAP FAQ's

    Following WDAP there will be a Report to Council, requesting a determination and progression of a Planning Proposal to bring the land into WLEP2011.

    What: Warringah Development Assessment Panel Meeting.
    When: 18 June 2014, 6pm.
    Where: Warringah Council Chamber, Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why.

    The WDAP Report can also be viewed at Civic Centre, Dee Why.

    How can I have my say?

    Interested members of community are invited to speak at the public hearing. Requests to address the public hearing need to be made by 4pm Wednesday 18 June 2014 by calling the Panel Coordinator on 9942 2313.


  • Project Background

    over 3 years ago

    In December 2011 the (then titled) Minister for Planning and Infrastructure deferred land in Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North from the WLEP2011 in response to stakeholder concern regarding the adequacy of consultation during the preparation of WLEP2011. Therefore, planning controls under WLEP2000 continue to apply to the deferred land (Map A, attachment 5). 

    View Map A attachment 5

    The transfer of planning controls from WLEP2000 into WLEP2011 is required in accordance with the NSW Governments Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006. It is also required to eliminate unnecessary duplication, management and operational cost of operating two LEP’s within Warringah.

    There are 2 stages for the future planning of Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North. Stage 1 is to transfer the deferred lands into the WLEP2011. Stage 2 to involves considering the future development potential for the area.

    The NSW Department of Planning and Environment have worked in partnership with Warringah Council to prepare the initial Stage 1 Strategic Review.

    The purpose of the Stage 1 Strategic Review Report is to recommend an appropriate set of zoning and planning controls to transfer from WLEP2000 to WLEP2011, and to engage the community in the process. Through this initial stage it was never intended to significantly change the urban development potential of land in Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North.

    The purpose of Stage 2 is to investigate the future development potential of land as recommended by the Planning Assessment Commission in its 2009 report of the Review of four sites in Oxford Falls Valley for Urban Development.  Stage 2 will commence upon on the completion of consolidating the deferred lands into WLEP2011.

    Council is seeking an independent public hearing and opinion from the Warringah Development Assessment Panel (WDAP) as to the most appropriate land use controls (under Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 (WLEP2011)) for deferred land in Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North.

    Following WDAP there will be a Report to Council, requesting a determination and progression of a Planning Proposal to bring the land into WLEP2011.

    In December 2011 the (then titled) Minister for Planning and Infrastructure deferred land in Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North from the WLEP2011 in response to stakeholder concern regarding the adequacy of consultation during the preparation of WLEP2011. Therefore, planning controls under WLEP2000 continue to apply to the deferred land (Map A, attachment 5). 

    View Map A attachment 5

    The transfer of planning controls from WLEP2000 into WLEP2011 is required in accordance with the NSW Governments Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006. It is also required to eliminate unnecessary duplication, management and operational cost of operating two LEP’s within Warringah.

    There are 2 stages for the future planning of Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North. Stage 1 is to transfer the deferred lands into the WLEP2011. Stage 2 to involves considering the future development potential for the area.

    The NSW Department of Planning and Environment have worked in partnership with Warringah Council to prepare the initial Stage 1 Strategic Review.

    The purpose of the Stage 1 Strategic Review Report is to recommend an appropriate set of zoning and planning controls to transfer from WLEP2000 to WLEP2011, and to engage the community in the process. Through this initial stage it was never intended to significantly change the urban development potential of land in Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North.

    The purpose of Stage 2 is to investigate the future development potential of land as recommended by the Planning Assessment Commission in its 2009 report of the Review of four sites in Oxford Falls Valley for Urban Development.  Stage 2 will commence upon on the completion of consolidating the deferred lands into WLEP2011.

    Council is seeking an independent public hearing and opinion from the Warringah Development Assessment Panel (WDAP) as to the most appropriate land use controls (under Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 (WLEP2011)) for deferred land in Oxford Falls Valley and Belrose North.

    Following WDAP there will be a Report to Council, requesting a determination and progression of a Planning Proposal to bring the land into WLEP2011.