Council is seeking comment from the community on the Draft Ku-ring-gai Development Control Plan – Greenweb Map Amendment.
The Ku-ring-gai Development Control Plan is a planning document that provides detailed guidelines to supplement and support the Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan 2015.
Greenweb is Ku-ring-gai’s biodiversity mapping for the management of significant vegetation and habitat, biodiversity corridors and waterways.
The amendment seeks to extend the application of the Greenweb Maps at Part 18R.1 of the Ku-ring-gai DCP to apply to areas previously deferred from the Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan 2015.
During the preparation of the Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan 2015, Council deferred 13 areas from inclusion within the plan in order to undertake further assessment on appropriate land use zoning and development standards, recognising the high bushfire evacuation risks in these areas. As these areas were not included in the KLEP 2015, the planning controls applying to these areas are contained in the old Ku-ring-gai Planning Scheme Ordinance and multiple associated DCPs.
Council prepared a planning proposal to include the 13 deferred areas into the Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan 2015. The planning proposal was publically exhibited November - December 2016.
On 2 May 2017, Council resolved to adopt the planning proposal for the deferred areas. The planning proposal has been sent to the Department of Planning for finalisation. Once finalised, the deferred areas will be incorporated into the KLEP 2015, at which time they will also be covered by the Ku-ring-gai DCP.
Currently, the Greenweb Maps contained at Part 18R.1 of the Ku-ring-gai DCP do not cover the areas that were deferred from the KLEP 2015. It is necessary to amend the Greenweb Maps to include these areas to ensure biodiversity and significant vegetation within these areas is adequately managed.
Part 18R.1 Greenweb Maps – Amended (pdf. 9MB)
These amended Greenweb Maps will replace the existing Greenweb Maps at Part 18R.1 of the existing Ku-ring-gai DCP adopted 14 June 2016. The maps have been amended to apply to areas previously deferred from the KLEP 2015. No other amendments are proposed.
Existing Ku-ring-gai DCP adopted 14 June 2016
Council Report and Resolution OMC 8 August 2017 (pdf. 122KB)
Deferred Areas Planning Proposal - Part 1 (pdf. 7MB), Part 2 (pdf. 6MB)
A hard copy of the exhibition documents is also available to view at Customer Services, Level 4, 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon.
Mark your comments with the reference number ‘S11507’ and include your contact details.
Send your comments:
- Online : Use the ‘Submit a comment direct to Council’ form at the top right of this page (note: maximum 300 words)
- Email : email@example.com
- Post: General Manager, Ku-ring-gai Council, Locked Bag 1006 Gordon, NSW 2072
Comments must be received by 5pm on 22 September 2017.
All submissions are public documents and will be considered in a final report to Council.
Council's Urban Planning Team on 9424 0000.