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 closed and being reviewed

    3 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

    5 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

    7 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

    over 1 year 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.
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    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

    about 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

    almost 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.

  • Current Status

    over 3 years ago

    Our proposal to change the Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 and Warringah Development Control Plan is currently with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment awaiting Gateway Determination.

    The Determination will specify our parameters for consultation for with government departments and public exhibition.

    Our proposal to change the Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 and Warringah Development Control Plan is currently with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment awaiting Gateway Determination.

    The Determination will specify our parameters for consultation for with government departments and public exhibition.

  • Background

    over 3 years ago

    We are seeking to amend two of our key planning documents in order to implement some of the significant recommendations of the Dee Why Town Centre Master Plan. The amendments will include some changes to the Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 and Warringah Development Control Plan, as follows.

    Amendments to the Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 include;

    (a) The designation of four new ‘Key Sites’ to deliver significant infrastructure and public benefits

    (b) The introduction of Floor Space Ratio development controls for land zoned B4 Mixed Use

    (c) The refinement of planning controls that relate to building setbacks, building height and design

    (d) The introduction of provisions that arrange the delivery of infrastructure and other public assets by developers during the development process

    Amendments to the Warringah Development Control Plan will provide further guidance for development within the Dee Why Town Centre, including revised car parking requirements for residential development and various commercial land uses. Revising parking rates was identified as an appropriate action due to the accessibility of the town centre to a range of transport options, compared with the remainder of the Warringah Local Government Area.

    We are seeking to amend two of our key planning documents in order to implement some of the significant recommendations of the Dee Why Town Centre Master Plan. The amendments will include some changes to the Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 and Warringah Development Control Plan, as follows.

    Amendments to the Warringah Local Environmental Plan 2011 include;

    (a) The designation of four new ‘Key Sites’ to deliver significant infrastructure and public benefits

    (b) The introduction of Floor Space Ratio development controls for land zoned B4 Mixed Use

    (c) The refinement of planning controls that relate to building setbacks, building height and design

    (d) The introduction of provisions that arrange the delivery of infrastructure and other public assets by developers during the development process

    Amendments to the Warringah Development Control Plan will provide further guidance for development within the Dee Why Town Centre, including revised car parking requirements for residential development and various commercial land uses. Revising parking rates was identified as an appropriate action due to the accessibility of the town centre to a range of transport options, compared with the remainder of the Warringah Local Government Area.