Endorsed by Council

Tuesday 28 November 2023

We are pleased to announce that Council, at its meeting on Tuesday 28 November, endorsed the Brookvale Structure Plan.

The plan will shape the future development of Brookvale over the next 15 years. More than 1,350 new homes will be built, with at least 5 per cent set aside as affordable homes, and 900 jobs created under the new plan.

There will be more diverse housing, including much needed affordable housing, in one of the most accessible areas on the Northern Beaches.

Highlights of the plan include:

  • support for 900 new jobs including high quality office space
  • 5,000sqm town square/greenspace and improvements to streetscapes
  • up to 1,350 new homes, delivering more diverse and affordable housing options for the area
  • a new town centre around the B-line stop
  • 2,000-2,500sqm of community facilities in the proposed town square
  • improved pedestrian and bike connectivity throughout Brookvale.

The plan balances the need for parking in future development in Brookvale as well as promoting the use of sustainable forms of transport. It is underpinned by rigorous traffic, transport, employment and housing studies and strategies. Feedback from extensive community consultation has also been taken into consideration in developing the final plan.

Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback on this important plan that will shape a better Brookvale for future generations to enjoy.

What's next?

We will now commence work on implementing the Structure Plan which involves the preparation of a large number of technical studies to support the preparation of a Planning Proposal, Development Control Plan and Section 7.11 Contributions Plan.

For landowners who would like to fast track the Planning Proposal process, they are able to lodge a proponent initiated Planning Proposal application with Council that is consistent with Council’s endorsed Structure Plan.

What we changed

The main changes that have been made to the structure plan in response to the submissions are:

  • growth targets rebalanced: 1,350 homes and 900 jobs (previously 1,300 homes & 975 jobs)
  • moderate increase to FSR and building heights, based on feasibility advice
  • expanded mixed-use area in Core (north-east corner of Warringah Mall site), with strict residential floorspace control to limit growth in line with identified road network capacity
  • clarification to secure delivery of public benefits on Warringah Mall site, including: 5,000sqm town square, 2,000-2,500sqm community facility, and at least 5% affordable housing
  • alternative proposal for east side of Dale St to add permitted uses such as business and office premises and health services, to encourage transition and reduce land use conflict
  • correcting zoning of Winbourne Rd car park and two drainage reserves in east industrial area
  • bus depot and Powells Road extension removed from potential future opportunities
  • long term possibility of additional growth in Core subject to traffic considerations identified
  • refinement and consolidation of the Character Statements and Actions.

We've added some new renders which are part of the Warringah Mall site. See the before and after images below.

Consultation history

Engagement outcomes

We exhibited the draft Brookvale Structure Plan from 1 December 2022 to 28 February 2023 and received 344 submissions. We also received feedback at public and business sector briefings and meetings with key stakeholders.

The responses provided by the community indicated a good level of general support for the plan including support with changes. Responses that were not supportive of the plan raised issues such as traffic congestion and parking, built form and density, noise impacts, and public transport.

In response to some of the matters raised, we undertook further investigation of traffic and transport and development feasibility. Some updates have been made to improve the Brookvale Structure Plan, which are outlined in the report to Council. Read the Consultation Outcomes Report.

The report to Council notes the engagement outcomes of public exhibition, proposed revisions and recommends adoption of the revised document.

At its meeting on 28 November, Council endorsed the Brookvale Structure Plan.


What do you associate with Brookvale?

A new vision for Brookvale

Nestled in its unique coastal and bushland environment, Brookvale will be a vibrant, accessible and enlivened place. It will fulfil its role as an employment-focused centre, supporting the local economy with opportunities that are proudly diverse, innovative and creative.

The centre will be a liveable and sustainable place supported by activity, public spaces, and community services that embrace parts of Brookvale’s character and unique environmental qualities. A place that will be highly valued by employees, residents and visitors.

The draft Brookvale Structure Plan seeks to deliver:

  • A Town Square close to the B-line that is the civic heart for Brookvale, complete with community infrastructure, office space and residential areas.
  • Revitalised Pittwater Road Corridor with ground-level double-height spaces supporting showrooms, entertainment, night-time economy, and creative maker spaces with residential dwellings above.
  • Strengthening the industrial areas to better meet the needs of evolving industry.
  • Opportunities for local professionals and entrepreneurs to work locally and grow their businesses with high quality office space close to the town centre.
  • Integrate green infrastructure into new development with vertical and roof gardens, along with improvements to green grid corridors, connections, and shared uses.
  • Sustainable built form and infrastructure supported by solutions that reduce resource use.
  • Additional dwellings and building height increases in some areas to provide more diverse housing options and support feasibility for a 5% affordable housing target to support key workers.
  • More streets will be upgraded, planting more trees, and introducing cycleways.

See what's possible - before and after

Learn more

While the draft structure plan was on exhibition, we created a few ways for you learn more:

  • Watching a webinar (from the gallery below).
  • Reading the draft Brookvale Structure Plan in full.
  • Reading the Snapshot and studies that underpin the plan in the 'Document links'.
  • Taking a look at our FAQs, or 'Ask a question' page.
  • Calling or emailing us - reference Strategic & Place Planning 4.
  • Chatting with us in February 2023.

These documents were accurate at the time of exhibition. The final structure plan is being presented to Council on 28 November 2023.

Webinar gallery

The two webinars below were prepared for public exhibition of the draft Brookvale Structure Plan. The webinars provided a video walkthrough of the draft plan – one a broad overview, the other describing the precincts. We have kept these available for viewing as background, however, please note some aspects are no longer current as the Brookvale Structure Plan has been updated in response to feedback received from the community. We invited you to learn more about the Brookvale Structure Plan and tell us your thoughts. Allow 7.45 minutes for the overview of the plan. Allow an additional 7.25 minutes to learn more about the precinct details.

Your Say

Engagement opportunities

Come chat with us

We invited the community to one of our events to chat about the Brookvale Structure Plan.

The Business Briefing and networking event was open to Brookvale-based businesses and required registration to attend. It was held on Tuesday 7 February from 12:30pm to 2pm.

The Community drop-in session was open to everyone and held on Wednesday 8 February from 4pm to 6pm.

Both events were held at the 4Pines Park Members Bar (formerly Chairman's Lounge), Brookvale Oval.

Online question and answer

We used an online question and answer forum to hear from our community during the first part of the consultation. We received many questions which gave us some great insights and things to think about. The questions and answers are still available on this page for the community to refer to.

How you had your say

We invited you to have your say by completing the submission form, calling, emailing or writing to us.

Submissions were open from 1 December 2022 and closed 28 February 2023.

The engagement phase of the project is now complete. The Consultation Outcomes Report - Brookvale Structure Plan is available to view here and under the Links tab. This report details activities undertaken to consult with the community, the issues raised, and a considered response to each issue.

FAQs and Q&A

Frequently asked questions

Questions and Answers