August 2019 - Planning Proposal
On 20 August, Council resolved to proceed with the lodgment of the Planning Proposal for the Lindfield Village Hub for initial merit assessment.
The responsibility for assessment of it now moves to Council’s regulatory planning authority (Strategic Planning) for review. This process typically takes three months. After this, the Planning Proposal must go through the next stages of review which include local planning panels and state government planning reviews (known as the Gateway process). The Planning Proposal process typically takes between 12-18 months and may include a public exhibition period. The decision to hold a public display will be made by the state government.
Further information about the Planning Process is available here
In 2018, Council established a separate unit within Council to manage the Lindfield Village Hub project and other major projects. This is because these projects require specific skills and expertise relating to the planning and development of major sites.
The Major Projects Unit is separate to the statutory planning function of Council, responsible for preparing the planning process in conjunction with independent authorities including community planning panels.
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Master Plan objectives
- The selection of preferred tenderers for the second stage of the two-stage tender process occurred in early 2019.
- A range of community engagement activities were undertaken leading up to the 23 July Council meeting which considered the draft Planning Proposal.
- There was no resolution on 23 July and the Planning Proposal report was relisted for debate at the 20 August Council meeting.
- On 20 August Council resolved to lodge a Planning Proposal for the project based on a nine-storey height limit - view Council Meeting Resolution.
- Now that Council has resolved to lodge a Planning Proposal, the community engagement process has concluded.
- Future community consultation will form part of the formal planning proposal review process.
- Adjustments to the draft planning proposal are being made to account for the revised height limit, before submission of the application for assessment by Council’s Strategic Planning team in late 2019.
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2015 - 2018
- Council has had a strategic plan for the site since 2015
- During 2015-2016 Council consulted with the community on the Master Plan
- The Master Plan adopted in 2016 was incorporated into the Local Environment Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP)
- In 2017, Council reviewed its strategic plans and policies as part of the Integrated Planning and Reporting requirements
- The Master Plan will be developed in response to Council’s strategic planning
- In November 2018, new site development scenarios were taken to the community
- These scenarios are indicative only and a final masterplan will be prepared by the developer chosen through the RFT process
- The masterplan will be put on public display (date to be advised).
You can learn more about the history of this project on the below pages.
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