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Environmental foundations for future planning

We have prepared the Draft Northern Beaches Environment Study to guide future planning while protecting our environment.

The study is an important step towards a clearer, simpler and fairer set of planning rules for the Northern Beaches. The study identifies aspects of the natural environment that need protection. It clearly states why they should be protected and identifies opportunities for improvement to both the natural and built environment.

Recommendations in the study include a series of short-term and ongoing environmental planning actions that will support and inform the new Local Environment Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP).

We would like your thoughts on these planning actions. We will use your feedback to refine the study, which we will use to develop the new planning framework and other development related activities, like precinct planning, that fall outside of these controls.

To make it easier for you, we have created a summary snapshot and broken the study down into sections. If you have a little more time, you may also like to read the study in full.

Draft Northern Beaches Environment Study Snapshot

We have prepared a snapshot which is a succinct summary of the study.

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Draft Northern Beaches Environment Study planning priorities

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Have your say today

Comments on our Draft Northern Beaches Environment Study will help us understand if we have got it right.

We are particularly interested in your views on the environmental planning actions. These actions will guide how we address challenges and opportunities in protecting the environment and improving environmental sustainability during development related activities.

Have your say on the proposed planning actions by:

  • completing the comment form below
  • emailing council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
  • writing to us and marking your comments ‘Northern Beaches Environment Study’ to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655.

We are exhibiting this document for an extended time due to the holiday period. There will be opportunities to speak directly with our project team in late January and early February 2022. Details on this will be available on this page early in the new year.

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Comments close Sunday 13 February 2022.

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