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Proposed Local Environment Plan Amendment

Consultation is currently open

Consultation will run from Monday 20 March to Sunday 16 April


Terry Tredrea - Strategic Planner

Phone: (02) 9911 3580



Council is consulting with the community on a proposed amendment to the Lane Cove Local Environment Plan (LEP) to rezone the site, known as the "Car Wash" site on the corner of Pacific Highway and Oxley Street, St Leonards from B3 Commercial Core to B4 Mixed use, and to construct a 30-storey mixed-use commercial podium /residential tower.


The planning proposal seeks to amend the Lane Cove Local Environmental Plan to rezone the site from B3 Commercial Core to B4 Mixed use; and to redevelop the site for a mixed-use commercial podium /residential tower with:

  • Height - 30 storeys
  • Floor Space Ratio (FSR) - 14.7:1
  • Ground floor retail and public plaza
  • 4 storeys commercial
  • 7 storeys basement parking
  • Public Benefit Offer for affordable housing.

To view the draft LEP Amendment view the Planning Proposal and Urban Design Study

Have Your Say

You can have your say on the proposed amendment by making a submission to the General Manager quoting the reference LEP Amendment No39 Car Wash Site – SU8727' by:

  • Email:   
  • Post: Lane Cove Council, PO Box 20, Lane Cove NSW 1595

Note that while comment is invited, this notification is not part of the "Gateway" community consultation process. "Gateway" refers to the later, official process for seeking and considering the views of the community as required by the Department of Planning, which only occurs after Council has assessed the Planning Proposal and sought the Department's permission to consult. For further assistance please contact Council's Strategic Planner, Terry Tredrea on 9911 3580 or

Written submissions will be received by Council until 5:00pm Sunday 16 April 2023.

If you would like to be kept informed about the formal progress of this proposal following the consultation period, please submit your email address. Alternatively, check the 'Previous Consultations' section of the website any time after consultation closes for updates regarding this or any past consultation item

Background Documents 

Planning Proposal No 39  - 21 December 2022

Urban Design Study - 21 December 2022

Transport Aspects of Planning Proposal.

Final St Leonards/Crows Nest 2036 Plan – dated 29 August 2020.

ADVICE : Local Planning Panel 10 May 2022

MINUTE : Council Resolution 19 May 2022