Consultation is now closed
Ran from Wednesday 23 October 2013 to 5pm Tuesday 26 November 2013
Ph: (02) 9911 3516
Public Hearing - held Tuesday 3 December 2013, 5:00pm
Commissioner’s report and attachments - were submitted to Council on Monday, 10 March 2014
The site at 266 Longueville Road was identified in 2007 as a potential development site in Council’s Major Projects Plan. Extensive community consultation at the time revealed that the majority of the Community supported both the Major Projects Plan and some kind of development on the 266 Longueville Road site.
Council has identified the opportunity to develop Seniors Living units on this site, along with an onsite park and an accessible pathway to a proposed recreation facility on the Golf Course.
In 2010, Council introduced the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) which provides the legislative context for development controls within the Local Government Area. This is supported by the Development Control Plan (DCP) which applies general and site-specific controls for developments.
In 2013 Council consulted with the community, in accordance with Clause 57 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, on a proposal to amend the planning controls under the LEP 2009 and DCP 2010 for the western part of 266 Longueville Road, Lane Cove and to reclassify the land under the LEP from 'community' to 'operational' land.
These planning amendments would permit seniors living/ retirement accommodation on the former bowling club site, in accordance with the Lane Cove Major Projects Plan 2007-2016.
The following table highlights the significant dates and documents relating to the community consultation and the progress of these planning amendments.
02 March 2013
An initial Presentation to Neighbours discussed the future development of this site.
An Information brochure was emailed to neighbours and placed on the website. A short video on the proposed Sporting Facility was placed on the website
15 April 2013
Council resolved to rezone the site
24 May 2013
Council Staff finalised a Planning Proposal to rezone the site and submitted this to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DoPI). Further information is provided in the background documents below.
26 June 2013
DoPI approved the Planning Proposal for community consultation. This approval allowed the proposal to go to public exhibition.
15 August 2013
The subsequent Presentation to Neighbours discussed a site specific Development Control Plan (DCP)
21 October 2013
Council approved the public exhibition of both the Planning Proposal and the draft DCP
23 October 2013
Public exhibition period commenced
26 November 2013
Public Exhibition period ended
03 December 2013
A Public Hearing was held by an independent Commissioner
10 March 2014
The independent Commissioners Report was presented to Council
17 March 2014
Council resolved to approve the Planning Proposals, subject to amendments
28 March 2014
Amendments submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment (DoPE)
15 April 2014
DoPE reviewed the submitted amendments
Since 15 April 2014
The Department of Planning and Environment is continuing to assess the Planning Proposal. Council is awaiting their final approval.
The Planning Proposal seeks to :-
Rezone the land (currently RE1 Public Recreation) to R4 High Density Residential,
Permit an FSR of 1.1:1 with a maximum height of RL 65.5 across the site which would result in 3 storeys fronting Longueville Road and 7 storeys at the rear of the site. The development would contain a component of Seniors Living.
Reclassify this Council-owned land from 'community' to 'operational' land.
A Public Hearing relating to this proposal was held in the Council Chambers at the Lane Cove Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Rd Lane Cove at 5pm on Tuesday 3 December 2013. Council invited those interested to attend this hearing.
The Commissioner submitted the public hearing report to Council on Monday, 10 March 2014. A copy of the Commissioner’s report and attachments is available below under 'Related Documents'.
Figure 1: The subject site is comprises Lot 1 DP 32153, part of Lot 1 DP 91655 and part of Pt Lot 322 DP1102537.
The LEP Planning Proposal is accompanied by a site-specific DCP Amendment which will be integrated into Part C Residential Localities. The proposed controls, including setbacks, landscaping and other design details, support the objectives and intended outcomes of the proposed LEP amendment.
Commissioner's Report and Attachments
The final post consultation report on the matter was considered by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 17 March 2014. Council resolved to approve the Planning Proposal, subject to amendments regarding the maximum building height, and forward this to the NSW Planning & Infrastructure requesting reclassification
These amendments were submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment. The planning proposal was formally notified/gazetted by the State Government with changes are effective 31 July 2015. The site has now been reclassified as Operational Land.
The next stage for 266 Longueville Road will involve Council Staff engaging consultants to assist in a future Development Application for the site.
If you would like receive ongoing updates about this project please sign up to our eNewsletter to stay informed. Should you have any queries on this proposal, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Section on 9911 3627 or by email if you have any further queries.