Public Hearing Report

A Public Hearing for the reclassification of Community Land at Oliver Street and Lawrence Street Carparks, Freshwater, was held:

  • Wednesday 26 February 2020, from 6 to 8pm at Harbord Literary Institute, Lawrence Street Freshwater.

The Public Hearing was Chaired by Sandy Hoy of Parkland Planners.

Councils must hold a public hearing when reclassifying public land from community to operational under Schedule 1, Part 1, Division 1, clause 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Chapter 6, Part 2, Division 1, Section29 of the Local Government Act 1993.

Public Hearings give the community an opportunity to expand on written submissions and discuss issues with an independent person in a public forum.

Parkland Planners submitted the Public Hearing Report to Council on 24 March 2020.

Copies of the Public Hearing Report are available at Manly and Warringah Mall Libraries.

Consultation outcomes


Planning Proposal on exhibition

Following receipt of a Gateway Determination, the Planning Proposal to reclassify and rezone Oliver and Lawrence Street carparks is on public exhibition.

View the Gateway Determination
View Planning Proposal
View Practice Note

There will also be a public hearing associated with this Planning Proposal in March 2020 which will be advertised in the Manly Daily and detailed on this page.

You can make a submission by completing the form below (closed) or by writing to us marked ‘Freshwater Village Reclassification PEX2018/0006’ to Northern Beaches Council, Strategic Planning, PO Box 82 Manly, NSW 1655.

You can also view the draft documents at our Customer Service Centre or Library in Manly.

For enquiries contact 1300 434 434.

Submissions close Sunday 2 February 2020

Project history

At a meeting on 27 November 2018, Council resolved to -

A. submit a Planning Proposal to the Department of Planning and Environment for a Gateway determination to

  • reclassify Oliver Street carpark and Lawrence Street carpark in Freshwater Village from Community Land to Operational Land under the Local Government Act 1993
  • rezone the carparks from RE1 – Public Recreation to SP2 – Infrastructure (carpark), and
  • adopt a 3 metre maximum building height control for the land.

B. to continue to utilise the land as a carpark in its present form.

View Council Report (Item 11.1) - 27 November 2018
View Council Minutes

View Attachment Booklet 6 -
Attachment 1 - Planning Proposal
Attachment 2 - Submission Report
Attachment 3 - Proposed Reclassification
Attachment 4 - Minutes of Northern Beaches Local Planning Panel meeting

An Information Report on the Planning Proposal and responses to Frequently Asked Questions were exhibited in August 2018.

View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
View Status Report - July 2018

Submissions closed Sunday 26 August