Dee Why Town Centre Planning Controls

We are proposing some changes to the Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 and Warringah Development Control Plan to allow us to implement the recommended infrastructure and developments of the Dee Why Town Centre Masterplan.


We are proposing some changes to the Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 and Warringah Development Control Plan to allow us to implement the recommended infrastructure and developments of the Dee Why Town Centre Masterplan.


  • Submissions close this weekend

    about 1 month ago

    If you would like to make a submission of the amended Dee Why DCP -

    • go online
    • in writing - marked ‘Dee Why Planning Controls (PEX2018/0002)’ to Northern Beaches Council, Strategic and Place Planning, PO Box 82 Manly, NSW 1655
    • by email

    Submissions close Sunday 11 November 2018.

    If you would like to make a submission of the amended Dee Why DCP -

    • go online
    • in writing - marked ‘Dee Why Planning Controls (PEX2018/0002)’ to Northern Beaches Council, Strategic and Place Planning, PO Box 82 Manly, NSW 1655
    • by email

    Submissions close Sunday 11 November 2018.

  • How to get involved

    2 months ago

    The relevant Dee Why DCP Amendments can be viewed at Council’s Dee Why Customer Service Centre or in the Document Library.

    Make a submission

    • online
    • in writing - marked ‘Dee Why Planning Controls (PEX2018/0002)’ to Northern Beaches Council, Strategic and Place Planning, PO Box 82 Manly, NSW 1655
    • by email to Council

    If you have further questions, read the FAQs or contact Suzy Lawrence, Principal Planner, on 1300 434 434.

    Alternatively drop-in anytime at an information session - Dee Why Civic Centre Wednesday 24 October 2018 from 5pm-7pm.

    Submissions close Sunday 11 November 2018.

    The relevant Dee Why DCP Amendments can be viewed at Council’s Dee Why Customer Service Centre or in the Document Library.

    Make a submission

    • online
    • in writing - marked ‘Dee Why Planning Controls (PEX2018/0002)’ to Northern Beaches Council, Strategic and Place Planning, PO Box 82 Manly, NSW 1655
    • by email to Council

    If you have further questions, read the FAQs or contact Suzy Lawrence, Principal Planner, on 1300 434 434.

    Alternatively drop-in anytime at an information session - Dee Why Civic Centre Wednesday 24 October 2018 from 5pm-7pm.

    Submissions close Sunday 11 November 2018.

  • Re-exhibition of Dee Why Town Centre Development Control Plan Amendments

    2 months ago

    In a meeting on 25 September 2018, Council resolved to
    • send the Planning Proposal to the Minister of Planning and Environment to amend WLEP 2011 and
    • re-exhibit further changes to WDCP 2011, including updated controls for sustainability, retail activation, public domain, housing mix and Key Sites.

    The Dee Why Town Centre Planning Controls (Planning Controls) were initially exhibited in February and March 2018, including a Planning Proposal to amend Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 and amendments to the Warringah Development Control Plan 2011 (WDCP 2011).

    In a meeting on 25 September 2018, Council resolved to
    • send the Planning Proposal to the Minister of Planning and Environment to amend WLEP 2011 and
    • re-exhibit further changes to WDCP 2011, including updated controls for sustainability, retail activation, public domain, housing mix and Key Sites.

    The Dee Why Town Centre Planning Controls (Planning Controls) were initially exhibited in February and March 2018, including a Planning Proposal to amend Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 and amendments to the Warringah Development Control Plan 2011 (WDCP 2011).
  • Report to Council meeting – 25 September 2018

    3 months ago

    Please note that an Assessment Report of the Dee Why Town Centre Planning Controls will be considered at the Council meeting on Tuesday 25 September 2018 at the Civic Centre in Dee Why from 6.30pm.

    You can view the Council Report and Attachments in Document Library under ‘Revised Planning Controls – September 2018’.

    You are welcome to attend the Council meeting. If you would like to address Council, you need to complete a Request to speak - public address form.

    Please note that an Assessment Report of the Dee Why Town Centre Planning Controls will be considered at the Council meeting on Tuesday 25 September 2018 at the Civic Centre in Dee Why from 6.30pm.

    You can view the Council Report and Attachments in Document Library under ‘Revised Planning Controls – September 2018’.

    You are welcome to attend the Council meeting. If you would like to address Council, you need to complete a Request to speak - public address form.

  • Submissions closed and being reviewed

    8 months ago

    Thank you to all who provided feedback during the public exhibition of the Planning Proposal. Council received 25 submissions.

    A report recommending whether the Planning Proposal should proceed will be submitted to a Council meeting following a review of comments received.

    Confirmation of this meeting will occur upon the release of the Council meeting agenda, available on Council’s webpage on the Thursday prior to the meeting.

    Thank you to all who provided feedback during the public exhibition of the Planning Proposal. Council received 25 submissions.

    A report recommending whether the Planning Proposal should proceed will be submitted to a Council meeting following a review of comments received.

    Confirmation of this meeting will occur upon the release of the Council meeting agenda, available on Council’s webpage on the Thursday prior to the meeting.

  • Exhibition of Planning Proposal and Development Control Plan

    10 months ago

    Council is seeking community feedback on a Planning Proposal for Dee Why Town Centre in accordance with a Gateway Determination issued by the Department of Planning and Environment. The intended outcome is to amend the Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 (WLEP2011) to implement the recommendations of the Dee Why Town Centre Masterplan (2013), including:

    • Planning controls for a wider area of the Town Centre
    • “Floor space ratio” standards to monitor and restrict development
    • A 3m height limit increase (one storey) in exchange for a one storey reduction in podium height limit.
    • Special provisions for four new Key Sites in exchange for community infrastructure (e.g. a new road through the Woolworths site)

    A minor increase in development potential is proposed for some Key Sites.

    The Minister for Planning and Environment has not delegated authority to Council for the making of the associated Local Environmental Plan.

    An amendment to the Warringah Development Control Plan 2011 (WDCP 2011) accompanies the Planning Proposal, proposing:

    • Design criteria for Key Sites
    • Measures for energy and water efficiency and Water Sensitive Urban Design
    • Reduced car parking rates for new development
    • Car share spaces for larger developments.

    You may view the draft documents online or at Council’s Customer Service Centres in Manly, Dee Why, Mona Vale or at Council’s Dee Why Library. Frequently asked questions are also available online.

    To learn more or speak with Council staff, come to a drop-in at the Dee Why Civic Centre:

    • Sat 3 Mar, 10am-12pm
    • Thu 8 Mar, 5-7pm

    Make a submission

    • online
    • In writing - addressed to Northern Beaches Council, Strategic & Place Planning, 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why marked ‘Dee Why Planning Controls (PEX2018/0002).

    Enquiries: Contact one of Council’s Principal Planners Suzy Lawrence (until 15 March) and Adonna See (from 16 March) on 1300 434 434 or council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au.

    Submissions close: Sunday 25 March

    Council is seeking community feedback on a Planning Proposal for Dee Why Town Centre in accordance with a Gateway Determination issued by the Department of Planning and Environment. The intended outcome is to amend the Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 (WLEP2011) to implement the recommendations of the Dee Why Town Centre Masterplan (2013), including:

    • Planning controls for a wider area of the Town Centre
    • “Floor space ratio” standards to monitor and restrict development
    • A 3m height limit increase (one storey) in exchange for a one storey reduction in podium height limit.
    • Special provisions for four new Key Sites in exchange for community infrastructure (e.g. a new road through the Woolworths site)

    A minor increase in development potential is proposed for some Key Sites.

    The Minister for Planning and Environment has not delegated authority to Council for the making of the associated Local Environmental Plan.

    An amendment to the Warringah Development Control Plan 2011 (WDCP 2011) accompanies the Planning Proposal, proposing:

    • Design criteria for Key Sites
    • Measures for energy and water efficiency and Water Sensitive Urban Design
    • Reduced car parking rates for new development
    • Car share spaces for larger developments.

    You may view the draft documents online or at Council’s Customer Service Centres in Manly, Dee Why, Mona Vale or at Council’s Dee Why Library. Frequently asked questions are also available online.

    To learn more or speak with Council staff, come to a drop-in at the Dee Why Civic Centre:

    • Sat 3 Mar, 10am-12pm
    • Thu 8 Mar, 5-7pm

    Make a submission

    • online
    • In writing - addressed to Northern Beaches Council, Strategic & Place Planning, 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why marked ‘Dee Why Planning Controls (PEX2018/0002).

    Enquiries: Contact one of Council’s Principal Planners Suzy Lawrence (until 15 March) and Adonna See (from 16 March) on 1300 434 434 or council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au.

    Submissions close: Sunday 25 March

  • Progress Update and Council Report on Draft DCP

    12 months ago

    Council will consider a Report at its meeting 19 December 2017 to seek endorsement to exhibit proposed amendments to the Warringah Development Control Plan 2011 (DCP) relating to the Dee Why Town Centre. The DCP will be exhibited together with a related Planning Proposal in early 2018.

    Progress on the Planning Proposal has been significantly delayed due to delays in receiving advice from Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services. Final comments, raising no objection to the Planning Proposal, were received from these authorities by letter dated 10 November 2017.

    Council will be in a position to publicly exhibit the Planning Proposal following final approval by the Department of Planning and Environment. It is anticipated that this approval will be obtained in early 2018.

    For enquiries, contact Suzy Lawrence, Principal Planner.

    Phone: 1300 434 434

    Email: council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or use online customer service.

    Council will consider a Report at its meeting 19 December 2017 to seek endorsement to exhibit proposed amendments to the Warringah Development Control Plan 2011 (DCP) relating to the Dee Why Town Centre. The DCP will be exhibited together with a related Planning Proposal in early 2018.

    Progress on the Planning Proposal has been significantly delayed due to delays in receiving advice from Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services. Final comments, raising no objection to the Planning Proposal, were received from these authorities by letter dated 10 November 2017.

    Council will be in a position to publicly exhibit the Planning Proposal following final approval by the Department of Planning and Environment. It is anticipated that this approval will be obtained in early 2018.

    For enquiries, contact Suzy Lawrence, Principal Planner.

    Phone: 1300 434 434

    Email: council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or use online customer service.

  • Amended Gateway determination issued

    about 2 years ago

    The Department of Planning and Environment (the Department) issued an amended Gateway determination on 22 September 2016 for the Dee Why Town Centre Planning Proposal. In summary, the amended Gateway determination requires Council to undertake the following actions prior to public exhibition:

    • Revise the planning proposal to remove all legal drafting and be in plain English format.
    • Consult with certain state agencies including Transport for NSW, Roads and Maritime Services, Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney Water and Energy Australia.
    • Seek agreement with the Department on the revised planning proposal.
    View:

    What next?

    Council is currently responding to the amended Gateway conditions. The proposal will be available for public comment once final agreement is reached with the Department.

    You can view and track the progress of the Planning Proposal on the Department of Planning and Environment’s website.

    For further information contact Maxine Szeto, Senior Strategic Planner on 9942 2932.


    The Department of Planning and Environment (the Department) issued an amended Gateway determination on 22 September 2016 for the Dee Why Town Centre Planning Proposal. In summary, the amended Gateway determination requires Council to undertake the following actions prior to public exhibition:

    • Revise the planning proposal to remove all legal drafting and be in plain English format.
    • Consult with certain state agencies including Transport for NSW, Roads and Maritime Services, Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney Water and Energy Australia.
    • Seek agreement with the Department on the revised planning proposal.
    View:

    What next?

    Council is currently responding to the amended Gateway conditions. The proposal will be available for public comment once final agreement is reached with the Department.

    You can view and track the progress of the Planning Proposal on the Department of Planning and Environment’s website.

    For further information contact Maxine Szeto, Senior Strategic Planner on 9942 2932.


  • Submission of revised Planning Proposal

    over 2 years ago

    We submitted the revised Planning Proposal to the Department of Planning & Environment on 20 May 2015 and are currently awaiting a Gateway Determination before we place the Planning Proposal on public exhibition for comment.

    You can view and track the progress of the Planning Proposal on the Department of Planning and Environment’s website.

    We submitted the revised Planning Proposal to the Department of Planning & Environment on 20 May 2015 and are currently awaiting a Gateway Determination before we place the Planning Proposal on public exhibition for comment.

    You can view and track the progress of the Planning Proposal on the Department of Planning and Environment’s website.

  • Update on Planning Proposal

    over 3 years ago

    The Department of Planning and Environment has provided advice on our proposal to change the Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 and Warringah Development Control Plan. We are responding to the Department’s requests, and preparing to re-submit the proposal for a Gateway Determination.

    Once obtained, the Gateway Determination will specify how we consult with government departments and the public on the proposed changes.

    You can track the progress of our Planning Proposal on the Department of Planning and Environment’s website.

    The Department of Planning and Environment has provided advice on our proposal to change the Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 and Warringah Development Control Plan. We are responding to the Department’s requests, and preparing to re-submit the proposal for a Gateway Determination.

    Once obtained, the Gateway Determination will specify how we consult with government departments and the public on the proposed changes.

    You can track the progress of our Planning Proposal on the Department of Planning and Environment’s website.