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.

Introduction webinar and booklet


  • Timeline item 1

    LEP Review and Health Check (late 2018)

    Reported to Council and submitted to NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

  • Timeline item 2

    Local Strategic Planning Statement (early 2019)

    Development and engagement on draft vision, principles, actions and priorities.

  • Timeline item 3

    Local Strategic Planning Statement (late 2019)

    Draft document on public exhibition.

  • Timeline item 4

    Technical Studies (late 2019)

    Completion of required studies infrastructure, employment and demographic analysis, for LEP preparation.

  • Timeline item 5

    Local Housing Strategy (late 2019)

    Development of strategy.

  • Timeline item 6

    Local Strategic Planning Statement (end 2019)

    Final due to NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

  • Timeline item 7

    Local Housing Strategy (end 2019)

    Planned submission to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

  • Timeline item 8

    LEP and DCP Preparation (early - mid 2020)

    Preparing and engaging on LEP and DCP controls.

  • Timeline item 9

    LEP Gateway (mid - late 2020)

    LEP to NSW Department of Planning and Environment for gateway determination.

  • Timeline item 10

    Local Environmental Plan (mid 2021)

    Submitted for finalisation to NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

  • Timeline item 11

    Development Control Plan (end 2021)

    New DCP adopted by Council.

Project engagement lead

Strategic & Place Planning

1300 434 434 or email