Public Hearing

We will be holding a public hearing regarding the Planning Proposal to reclassify Oliver Street and Lawrence Street Carparks, Freshwater, from Community Land to Operational Land in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993.

  • Harbord Literary Institute, Wednesday 26 February from 6-8pm.

Everyone welcome.

An independent consultant will chair the hearing and provide a public report which Council must consider before making any decision about the proposal.

Enquiries: Strategic and Place Planning team on 1300 434 434 or email Council


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.

Make a submission

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

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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