Seeking Gateway determination

Application submitted to NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

An updated report based on the outcome of further discussions with the applicant, including a proposed contribution to the Northern Beaches Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme, was presented at the Council meeting on Tuesday 15 June 2021. Council resolved that the Planning Proposal be adopted.

The revised Planning Proposal has now been resubmitted to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment seeking a Gateway determination.

There will be further opportunity for community input post Gateway if the Department supports the Planning Proposal to proceed.

View the Council Report (Item 12.2) and the following documents in Attachment Booklet 2:

View the Council minutes

Overview

In December 2018, Council received a Planning Proposal for the land at 1294-1300 Pittwater Rd and 2-4 Albert Street, Narrabeen which sought to allow additional permitted uses for this site (a medical centre and commercial premises) and an increase in the maximum height of building.

The Planning Proposal was submitted to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (the Department) seeking a Gateway determination in 2019.

The Department responded on 5 August 2019, requesting that the Planning Proposal address various matters.

The Planning Proposal was revised and adopted by Council on 15 June 2021.

The revised Planning Proposal has now been resubmitted to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment seeking a Gateway determination.

Project history

A report was presented to Council on Tuesday 27 April 2021 seeking endorsement to:

  • resubmit the revised Planning Proposal for 1294-1300 Pittwater Rd & 2-4 Albert St, Narrabeen to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for a gateway determination
  • exhibit draft amendments to Warringah Development Control Plan 2011
  • not proceed with an affordable housing contribution due to impacts on development feasibility.

At the meeting, Council resolved that the item be deferred to enable staff and the proponent to continue discussions in relation to the proposed 2 metre set-back in the Development Control Plan, the provision of adequate commercial floor space, and the provision of affordable housing.

View the council documents:

Council minutes (Item 12.2)
Council Report (Item 12.2)
Revised Planning Proposal

We will provide an update when the item has been rescheduled.

The Planning Proposal was submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (the Department) for Gateway Determination on 5 June 2019. On 5 August 2019, the Department identified a number of matters requiring further justification before a Gateway Determination could be issued.

Council met with the Applicant to discuss the matters raised by the Department.

At a meeting on 28 May, Council resolved to submit an amended Planning Proposal to the NSW Department of Planning and Industry for gateway determination to amend Warringah Local Environment Plan 2011.

View details of the resolution - Council Minutes (Item 12.3 pge16)

A report is going to Council on Tuesday 28 May recommending that an amended Planning Proposal be submitted to NSW Department of Planning to amend WLEP 2011.

The Council Meeting will be held at 6.pm at Dee Why Civic Centre

View the Agenda and report, Item 12.3, pg.122

View Attachment Booklet 3 including Submissions Table pg.161

For requests to address Council visit our webpage.

Thank you for your interest in this planning proposal. The submission period has now closed.

Submissions will be reviewed and a report presented to Council in the coming weeks.

The Planning Proposal is now on exhibition and we welcome your submissions.

View the exhibition documents

Planning Proposal Report - Dec 2018
Locality Plan - Nov 2018
Draft Height of Buildings Amendment Map
Draft Additional Permitted Uses Map
Urban Design Report - Dec 2018
Heritage Impact Assessment Report - Nov 2018
Traffic Impact Assessment Report - Nov 2018
Economic Assessment Report - Nov 2018
Flooding Risk Assessment Report - Nov 2018
Survey Plan - Oct 2018

Make a submission -

  • online
  • in writing - marked ‘PEX2018/0009’ to Northern Beaches Council, Strategic Planning, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655

The draft documents are also available for viewing at Council’s Customer Service Centres in Dee Why and Mona Vale.

Enquiries: Paul Christmas, Principal Strategic Planner, 1300 434 434 or council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Submissions close 24 March 2019