Planning Our Sustainable Future

Our community is passionate about the Northern Beaches and we want any future development to be in keeping with our lifestyle, environment, local character and changing community needs.

We’re taking our four current Local Environmental Plans (LEP’s) and Development Control Plans (DCP’s) and working with our community and other stakeholders to create one new planning framework.

This is our opportunity to create a roadmap for managing the way our area evolves, in a consistent, sustainable and coordinated way, over the next 20 years and beyond.

Our new LEP, and the Development Control Plan that supports it, must be consistent with the themes and regional directions set by the Greater Sydney Commission in the North District Plan, and it must also respond to what our community told us when we developed our Community Strategic Plan.

We’re starting this process by creating a Local Strategic Planning Statement, called Towards 2040.

This new planning document will outline our future vision, set priorities, and include actions to achieve the priorities and planning principles; confirming our commitment to a sustainable future.

Good planning is all about looking ahead and ensuring we have the housing, infrastructure, services and environment to support our lives now, and for the future. Our aim is to do this while protecting and enriching the characteristics that make living here so special.

Our community is passionate about the Northern Beaches and we want any future development to be in keeping with our lifestyle, environment, local character and changing community needs.

We’re taking our four current Local Environmental Plans (LEP’s) and Development Control Plans (DCP’s) and working with our community and other stakeholders to create one new planning framework.

This is our opportunity to create a roadmap for managing the way our area evolves, in a consistent, sustainable and coordinated way, over the next 20 years and beyond.

Our new LEP, and the Development Control Plan that supports it, must be consistent with the themes and regional directions set by the Greater Sydney Commission in the North District Plan, and it must also respond to what our community told us when we developed our Community Strategic Plan.

We’re starting this process by creating a Local Strategic Planning Statement, called Towards 2040.

This new planning document will outline our future vision, set priorities, and include actions to achieve the priorities and planning principles; confirming our commitment to a sustainable future.

Good planning is all about looking ahead and ensuring we have the housing, infrastructure, services and environment to support our lives now, and for the future. Our aim is to do this while protecting and enriching the characteristics that make living here so special.

  • What’s Been Happening?

    5 days ago
    Yag

    Connecting with community groups is an important part of this project.

    Over the past couple of weeks we've been meeting with a range of community groups to introduce the project, answer questions and encourage people to get involved.

    Last week we met with the Northern Beaches Multi-Cultural Network. This is an active group of agencies working within our community. They're playing an important role in encouraging community members to register for our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse community focus group.

    We also presented to the Northern Beaches Youth Advisory Group (photo above) and had very interesting discussions about changes our community faces now and into the future.

    Next week members of our Strategic Reference Groups will come together for a workshop to tackle our future challenges and help identify desired outcomes.

    Register for the opportunity to be involved in a community focus group (to be held in late March), and / or provide preliminary feedback via an online survey.

    Connecting with community groups is an important part of this project.

    Over the past couple of weeks we've been meeting with a range of community groups to introduce the project, answer questions and encourage people to get involved.

    Last week we met with the Northern Beaches Multi-Cultural Network. This is an active group of agencies working within our community. They're playing an important role in encouraging community members to register for our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse community focus group.

    We also presented to the Northern Beaches Youth Advisory Group (photo above) and had very interesting discussions about changes our community faces now and into the future.

    Next week members of our Strategic Reference Groups will come together for a workshop to tackle our future challenges and help identify desired outcomes.

    Register for the opportunity to be involved in a community focus group (to be held in late March), and / or provide preliminary feedback via an online survey.
  • What's First?

    12 days ago
    Future planning framework

    The first step of this project is our Local Strategic Planning Statement, called Towards 2040.

    Towards 2040 will set our land use vision, and planning principles, priorities, and actions to achieve the priorities for the next 20 years.

    As a minimum the LSPS has to contain:

    • Our LGA context and background
    • Land use vision
    • Planning priorities
    • Actions
    • Implementation and monitoring

    The statement will be the main way to express the desired future direction for housing, employment, transport, recreation, environment and infrastructure for the Northern Beaches LGA as a whole, and guides the content of Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP).

    More information can be found here.

    We need your help to ensure the LSPS reflects the community. Register now for the opportunity to be involved in a community focus group and / or provide your feedback via an online survey.

    The first step of this project is our Local Strategic Planning Statement, called Towards 2040.

    Towards 2040 will set our land use vision, and planning principles, priorities, and actions to achieve the priorities for the next 20 years.

    As a minimum the LSPS has to contain:

    • Our LGA context and background
    • Land use vision
    • Planning priorities
    • Actions
    • Implementation and monitoring

    The statement will be the main way to express the desired future direction for housing, employment, transport, recreation, environment and infrastructure for the Northern Beaches LGA as a whole, and guides the content of Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP).

    More information can be found here.

    We need your help to ensure the LSPS reflects the community. Register now for the opportunity to be involved in a community focus group and / or provide your feedback via an online survey.

  • Have You Checked Out The Webinar?

    19 days ago

    We realise this is a complex project, so we've created a short Webinar to make it easier to learn more. Our Executive Manager of Strategic & Place Planning, Andrew Pigott, takes you through the project and provides answers to some of the questions we've received so far.

    Watch it above or access it here.

    If you're yet to sign up, please register your interest to be involved… we need your help to ensure that the new plans reflect our community.

    We realise this is a complex project, so we've created a short Webinar to make it easier to learn more. Our Executive Manager of Strategic & Place Planning, Andrew Pigott, takes you through the project and provides answers to some of the questions we've received so far.

    Watch it above or access it here.

    If you're yet to sign up, please register your interest to be involved… we need your help to ensure that the new plans reflect our community.
  • Register Today

    26 days ago
    Project timeline

    Thanks to those who have already signed up to get involved.

    Have you checked out our information booklet? Get an introduction to the project and some interesting facts about our community.

    If you haven’t signed up please register your interest to be involved… we need your help to ensure that the new plans reflect our community.

    Thanks to those who have already signed up to get involved.

    Have you checked out our information booklet? Get an introduction to the project and some interesting facts about our community.

    If you haven’t signed up please register your interest to be involved… we need your help to ensure that the new plans reflect our community.
  • Get Involved

    about 1 month ago

    Planning for our future is important and we want you to get involved.

    There are many steps in the process and we’ll be asking you for feedback in a range of ways over the next three years as we work toward one LEP and DCP for the whole Northern Beaches.

    Engagement will build on what the community told us when we developed the Community Strategic Plan and will include face-to-face and online opportunities for feedback, comment and discussion.

    Please register your interest to receive project updates and stay involved.

    You can also fill in our survey on the future of the Northern Beaches here.

    Planning for our future is important and we want you to get involved.

    There are many steps in the process and we’ll be asking you for feedback in a range of ways over the next three years as we work toward one LEP and DCP for the whole Northern Beaches.

    Engagement will build on what the community told us when we developed the Community Strategic Plan and will include face-to-face and online opportunities for feedback, comment and discussion.

    Please register your interest to receive project updates and stay involved.

    You can also fill in our survey on the future of the Northern Beaches here.
  • Background

    about 1 month ago

    Sydney is growing.

    By 2036, it is estimated Sydney’s population will grow by 1.7 million people to reach an overall population of 6.4 million people (Greater Sydney Region Plan, 2018).

    In the same period, the population of the Northern Beaches is expected to grow from about 252,000 people to between 297,950 and 309,333 residents.

    We need to think about how we will house and service these people, including the infrastructure needed to support this change.

    We have an opportunity to create a new planning vision for the Northern Beaches - a roadmap for managing the way our area evolves, in a sustainable and coordinated way, over the next 20 years and beyond.

    Council will develop a set of planning principles to help guide decisions about future change. These need to be consistent with directions from the NSW Government and the goals contained in our Community Strategic Plan.

    Over the coming months you will have the opportunity to help shape the planning principles for the Northern Beaches through the development of Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement, Local Housing Strategy, Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan.

    We look forward to engaging with you as we take on this project together and create a place we will be proud to hand on to our children and their children.

    Sydney is growing.

    By 2036, it is estimated Sydney’s population will grow by 1.7 million people to reach an overall population of 6.4 million people (Greater Sydney Region Plan, 2018).

    In the same period, the population of the Northern Beaches is expected to grow from about 252,000 people to between 297,950 and 309,333 residents.

    We need to think about how we will house and service these people, including the infrastructure needed to support this change.

    We have an opportunity to create a new planning vision for the Northern Beaches - a roadmap for managing the way our area evolves, in a sustainable and coordinated way, over the next 20 years and beyond.

    Council will develop a set of planning principles to help guide decisions about future change. These need to be consistent with directions from the NSW Government and the goals contained in our Community Strategic Plan.

    Over the coming months you will have the opportunity to help shape the planning principles for the Northern Beaches through the development of Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement, Local Housing Strategy, Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan.

    We look forward to engaging with you as we take on this project together and create a place we will be proud to hand on to our children and their children.
  • Further Information

    about 1 month ago

    The Document Library contains information on the process and details of the themes and regional directions set by the Greater Sydney Commission in the North District Plan.

    Northern Beaches Council

    • Information booklet: Northern Beaches Council information booklet that provides you with an overview of the LEP project.
    • LEP Review and Health Check: First step in the project as required by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. It reviews Council’s existing local environmental plans against the North District Plan and identifies priorities for investigation in the development of Council’s new LEP.
    • Northern Beaches Council Community Strategic Plan: Our roadmap for the future of the Northern Beaches
    • Move Northern Beaches: Sets Council’s policy directions for improving transport during the next 20 years.
    Greater Sydney Commission
    • North District Plan: The North District Plan is the 20 year plan to manage growth and change in Sydney’s North District.
    • Metropolis of Three Cities: The plan for the Greater Sydney Region to balance growth and deliver its benefits more equally and equitably across Sydney.
    • Greater Sydney Commission's response to the LEP Review and guidance on the LSPS preparation
    NSW Department of Planning and Environment
    • NSW Population Futures: Presentation from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for local governments in the Greater Sydney region.

    The Document Library contains information on the process and details of the themes and regional directions set by the Greater Sydney Commission in the North District Plan.

    Northern Beaches Council

    • Information booklet: Northern Beaches Council information booklet that provides you with an overview of the LEP project.
    • LEP Review and Health Check: First step in the project as required by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. It reviews Council’s existing local environmental plans against the North District Plan and identifies priorities for investigation in the development of Council’s new LEP.
    • Northern Beaches Council Community Strategic Plan: Our roadmap for the future of the Northern Beaches
    • Move Northern Beaches: Sets Council’s policy directions for improving transport during the next 20 years.
    Greater Sydney Commission
    • North District Plan: The North District Plan is the 20 year plan to manage growth and change in Sydney’s North District.
    • Metropolis of Three Cities: The plan for the Greater Sydney Region to balance growth and deliver its benefits more equally and equitably across Sydney.
    • Greater Sydney Commission's response to the LEP Review and guidance on the LSPS preparation
    NSW Department of Planning and Environment
    • NSW Population Futures: Presentation from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for local governments in the Greater Sydney region.