Planning Proposal to reclassify Council Land at 9, 15 & 17 Dumaresq Street, Gordon from Community Land to Operational Land

About the project

Council is seeking comment from the community on a Planning Proposal to amend the Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan (Local Centres) 2012 to reclassify Council land at 9, 15 & 17 Dumaresq Street, Gordon from Community Land to Operational Land.

This site is part of the Gordon Hub Precinct. Council is in the process of preparing an urban design study and masterplan to guide the future redevelopment of the whole Gordon Hub to consider a range of improved civic, cultural and community facilities, including a public park and opportunities for new speciality retail, cafes and restaurants located away from Pacific Highway. The objective of this Planning Proposal is to reclassify Council owned land so-as to provide flexibility in the design and implementation of the future Gordon Hub masterplan.

The outcome of the amendment to the planning provisions applying to the site would enable the redevelopment of the site in accordance with the masterplan for the Gordon Hub (currently being prepared by Council), thereby allowing Council to consider using its landholdings to assist in facilitating the redevelopment of the Gordon Centre, whilst capitalising on the returns to Council and the potential community benefits.
It is important to note that Council:

  • Has no power to sell, exchange or otherwise dispose of community land
  • May grant a lease or license of community land, but only in accordance with the Local Government Act
  • May grant any other estate in community land to the extent permitted by the Local Government Act or under the provisions of another Act; o
  • May sell, exchange or otherwise dispose of operational land.

Upon reclassification to operational land, the site will be available for divestment (if required); this would be conducted in accordance with the procedures outlined in Council’s Acquisition and Divestment of Land Policy (September 2009) and with relevant provisions of the Local Government Act 1993. The future divestment of the site would be the subject of a separate report to Council following the proposed reclassification.

Note: A Public Hearing will be held in accordance with Section 57(6) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act following the exhibition. Further details of the Public Hearing will be provided after the close of the exhibition period.

Exhibition documents

The documents are on public exhibition from 24 November 2017 to 2 February 2018.

A hard copy may be viewed at Council Chambers, Customer Service Centre at level 4, 818 Pacific Highway Gordon or at the Gordon Branch Library.

Gateway Determination (pdf. 5MB)

State Agency Consultations (pdf. 413KB)

Planning Proposal  (pdf. 2MB)

APPENDIX A – Report and Resolution: Council Meeting 15 December 2015 (pdf. 1MB)

APPENDIX B – Report and Resolution: Council Meeting 9 February 2016 (pdf. 169KB)

APPENDIX C – Report and Resolution: Council Meeting 11 October 2016 (pdf. 308KB)

APPENDIX D – Report and Resolution: Council Meeting 22 November 2016 (pdf. 346KB)

APPENDIX E – Practice Note PN16-001 - Classification and reclassification of public land through a local environmental plan (pdf. 96KB)

APPENDIX F - Requirements of LEP Practice Note PN16-001 (pdf. 25KB)

APPENDIX G - Title Searches (pdf. 6MB)

APPENDIX H – Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation - SLR Global Environmental Solutions (pdf. 7MB)

Supporting documents

Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan (Local Centres) 2012
Ku-ring-gai Local Centres Development Control Plan

Providing feedback

Written comments quoting reference “S11390” may be sent as follows:

  • Online: Use the "Submit a comment direct to Council" form on the top right of this page (note: maximum of 300 words)
  • Email:
  • Post: The General Manager, Ku-ring-gai Council, Locked Bag 1006, Gordon, NSW 2072.

Submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday 2 February 2018.

All submissions are public documents and will be considered in a final report to Council.

Contact us

 Enquiries: Ku-ring-gai Council (02) 9424 0000

Closing date: 5 February 2018

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