Planning Proposal – 75-79 Old Pittwater Road and 19 Cross Street, Brookvale

We have received a planning proposal that seeks to amend Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 (WLEP 2011) to allow business premises, office premises, residential premises and local open space as additional permitted uses on the subject site. It also seeks to amend the LEP to allow building heights of up to 17 storeys.


We have received a planning proposal that seeks to amend Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 (WLEP 2011) to allow business premises, office premises, residential premises and local open space as additional permitted uses on the subject site. It also seeks to amend the LEP to allow building heights of up to 17 storeys.


  • Planning Panel rejects Planning Proposal

    3 months ago

    Following Council’s resolution on 17 April 2018 to reject the Planning Proposal, the applicant on 1 June 2018 made a request to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for a Rezoning Review.

    The Sydney North Planning Panel considered the applicant’s request and a formal submission by Council, and determined on 7 August 2018 that the Planning Proposal should not proceed. The Panel’s decision was unanimous.

    View the Panel’s decision

    Following Council’s resolution on 17 April 2018 to reject the Planning Proposal, the applicant on 1 June 2018 made a request to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for a Rezoning Review.

    The Sydney North Planning Panel considered the applicant’s request and a formal submission by Council, and determined on 7 August 2018 that the Planning Proposal should not proceed. The Panel’s decision was unanimous.

    View the Panel’s decision

  • Council Resolution

    8 months ago

    At its meeting on 17 April 2018, Council resolved to reject the Planning Proposal and not submit it to the NSW Department of Planning & Environment for a Gateway Determination for the following reasons:

    A. The proposal is inconsistent with regional and district planning for Brookvale as established by the Greater Sydney Region Plan and the North District Plan.

    B. The proposal is inconsistent with Council’s endorsed Draft Brookvale Structure Plan (2017).

    C. There is no need for the planning proposal.

    D. The proposal has not demonstrated strategic merit or site-specific merit.

    E. The Planning Proposal is inconsistent with the following Local Planning Directions:

    a. 1.1 Business and Industrial Zones

    b. 3.4 Integrating Land Use and Transport

    c. 5.10 Implementation of Regional Plans

    d. 7.1 Implementation of A Plan for Growing Sydney.

    F. The proposal is not an appropriate strategic and development outcome, in particular:

    a. it will introduce a non-conforming (residential) use in the General Industrial zone that is inconsistent with the zone’s objectives and would set an undesirable precedent

    b. it will alienate from industrial use land in an industrial zone, and in doing so fails to protect important employment land and undermines the planned growth of the Brookvale-Dee Why Strategic Centre

    c. it will introduce new housing in an inappropriate location.

    G. The information provided in support of the proposal does not adequately address the likely impacts of the proposal, particularly with regards to the economic and traffic impacts.

    View Council Report (Item 10.1)

    View Minutes - Item 10.1 page 11

    At its meeting on 17 April 2018, Council resolved to reject the Planning Proposal and not submit it to the NSW Department of Planning & Environment for a Gateway Determination for the following reasons:

    A. The proposal is inconsistent with regional and district planning for Brookvale as established by the Greater Sydney Region Plan and the North District Plan.

    B. The proposal is inconsistent with Council’s endorsed Draft Brookvale Structure Plan (2017).

    C. There is no need for the planning proposal.

    D. The proposal has not demonstrated strategic merit or site-specific merit.

    E. The Planning Proposal is inconsistent with the following Local Planning Directions:

    a. 1.1 Business and Industrial Zones

    b. 3.4 Integrating Land Use and Transport

    c. 5.10 Implementation of Regional Plans

    d. 7.1 Implementation of A Plan for Growing Sydney.

    F. The proposal is not an appropriate strategic and development outcome, in particular:

    a. it will introduce a non-conforming (residential) use in the General Industrial zone that is inconsistent with the zone’s objectives and would set an undesirable precedent

    b. it will alienate from industrial use land in an industrial zone, and in doing so fails to protect important employment land and undermines the planned growth of the Brookvale-Dee Why Strategic Centre

    c. it will introduce new housing in an inappropriate location.

    G. The information provided in support of the proposal does not adequately address the likely impacts of the proposal, particularly with regards to the economic and traffic impacts.

    View Council Report (Item 10.1)

    View Minutes - Item 10.1 page 11

  • How to get involved

    11 months ago

    The Planning Proposal for 75 – 79 Old Pittwater Road and 19 Cross Street, Brookvale is now on exhibition.

    View the exhibition documents in the online Document Library or at Council’s Customer Service Centres in Dee Why, Manly and Mona Vale.

    Make a submission:

    • Online
    • In writing marked ‘PEX2018/0001’ to Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road,
      Dee Why NSW 2099.

    Any person may make a written submission to Council in relation to the Planning Proposal. If you intend to do so, you should make yourself aware of any obligation you might have in relation to Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure. Please note that all submissions are public documents and are available to the Applicant or other interested persons on request.

    For further information contact Kathryn Fadeev, Principle Planner on 1300 434 434.

    Submissions close Monday 12 February 2018

    The Planning Proposal for 75 – 79 Old Pittwater Road and 19 Cross Street, Brookvale is now on exhibition.

    View the exhibition documents in the online Document Library or at Council’s Customer Service Centres in Dee Why, Manly and Mona Vale.

    Make a submission:

    • Online
    • In writing marked ‘PEX2018/0001’ to Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road,
      Dee Why NSW 2099.

    Any person may make a written submission to Council in relation to the Planning Proposal. If you intend to do so, you should make yourself aware of any obligation you might have in relation to Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure. Please note that all submissions are public documents and are available to the Applicant or other interested persons on request.

    For further information contact Kathryn Fadeev, Principle Planner on 1300 434 434.

    Submissions close Monday 12 February 2018
  • Background

    11 months ago

    A Planning Proposal was received on 10 January 2018 for 75-79 Old Pittwater Road and 19 Cross Street, Brookvale ((Lot A DP 166808; Lot 2 DP 600059; Lot 1 DP 204107).

    The proposal seeks to retain the existing IN1 General Industrial zone for the site and to include Additional Permitted Uses for the site being:
    • business premises
    • office premises
    • residential flat buildings, and
    • local open space.
    It also proposes that the maximum building height for the site is amended by adding a clause to WLEP 2011 that states that the (current) maximum permitted building height for the site shall not apply in circumstances where Council has approved buildings of greater height on the subject land under an approved precinct masterplan.

    The proposal includes a concept precinct masterplan. This proposes nine buildings that range in height up to a maximum of 17 storeys. Each building is to accommodate multiple/ mixed uses.

    It proposes 507 dwellings and 11,894sm of employment floor space. It also proposes local open space generally aligning the creek at the north eastern boundary of the site and pedestrian connectivity through the site.

    In accordance with the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 we are assessing the proposal to determine whether there is merit to proceed as an amendment to Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 (WLEP 2011).

    View the Planning Proposal on the project page under the Document Library.

    A Planning Proposal was received on 10 January 2018 for 75-79 Old Pittwater Road and 19 Cross Street, Brookvale ((Lot A DP 166808; Lot 2 DP 600059; Lot 1 DP 204107).

    The proposal seeks to retain the existing IN1 General Industrial zone for the site and to include Additional Permitted Uses for the site being:
    • business premises
    • office premises
    • residential flat buildings, and
    • local open space.
    It also proposes that the maximum building height for the site is amended by adding a clause to WLEP 2011 that states that the (current) maximum permitted building height for the site shall not apply in circumstances where Council has approved buildings of greater height on the subject land under an approved precinct masterplan.

    The proposal includes a concept precinct masterplan. This proposes nine buildings that range in height up to a maximum of 17 storeys. Each building is to accommodate multiple/ mixed uses.

    It proposes 507 dwellings and 11,894sm of employment floor space. It also proposes local open space generally aligning the creek at the north eastern boundary of the site and pedestrian connectivity through the site.

    In accordance with the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 we are assessing the proposal to determine whether there is merit to proceed as an amendment to Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 (WLEP 2011).

    View the Planning Proposal on the project page under the Document Library.