Public Hearing – proposed reclassification of land at 259-271 Pacific Highway, Lindfield

About the project

Council sought comment from the community on a planning proposal to amend Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan (Local Centres) 2012 to rezone Council land at 259-271 Pacific Highway, Lindfield and reclassify the land from Community Land to Operational Land.

This site is also known as the Lindfield Library Precinct.  Council has prepared an urban design study and masterplan to guide the future redevelopment of the site.

The outcome of the reclassification and amendments to the planning provisions applying to the site would enable the redevelopment of the site in accordance with Council's adopted master plan, thereby creating the capacity for Ku-ring-gai Council to better manage this asset for the purpose of supporting Council's asset renewal strategies.

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; or
  • May sell, exchange or otherwise dispose of operational land.

Public Hearing

A Public Hearing on the reclassification of the site was held on Monday 6 June 2016 from 5pm at Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers, Level 3, 818 Pacific Highway Gordon and was open to the public.

An Independent Chairperson, Andy Ludvik, was appointed to conduct the hearing.

Chairperson's report on Public Hearing (pdf. 176KB)

Exhibition documents

The documents below are on public exhibition from 13 May 2016 to 6 June 2016 and can be viewed at our Customer Service Centre, Level 4, 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon and at the Lindfield branch Library.

Statutory Documents

Gateway Determination (pdf. 116KB)

Planning Proposal (pdf. 2MB)

Appendix 1 - Council Report 11 November 2014 (pdf. 875KB)

Appendix 2 - Council Resolution from meeting of 11 November 2014 (pdf. 28KB)

Appendix 3 - Council Report 28 July 2015 (pdf. 1MB)

Appendix 4 - Council Resolution from meeting of 28 July 2015 (pdf. 25KB)

Appendix 5 - LEP Practice Note (pdf. 43KB) and Checklist for Practice Note (pdf. 25KB)

Appendix 6 - Land Title Information (pdf. 680KB)

Appendix 7 - Lindfield Library Precinct Urban Design Study and Master Plan - Section 1 & 2 (pdf. 10MB)

Appendix 7 - Lindfield Library Precinct Urban Design Study and Master Plan - Section 3 Part 1 (pdf. 6MB)

Appendix 7 - Lindfield Library Precinct Urban Design Study and Master Plan - Section 3 Part 2 (pdf. 9MB)

Appendix 7 - Lindfield Library Precinct Urban Design Study and Master Plan - Section 3 Part 3 (pdf. 7MB)

Appendix 7 - Lindfield Library Precinct Urban Design Study and Master Plan - Section 3 Part 4 (pdf. 11MB)

Appendix 7 - Lindfield Library Precinct Urban Design Study and Master Plan - Section 4 (pdf. 999KB)

Appendix 8 - Stage 2 Detailed Site Contamination Assessment (pdf. 6MB)

Additional Supporting Documents

Public Exhibition Panels #1 & #2 (pdf. 3MB)

Public Exhibition Panels #3 (pdf. 31MB)

Public Exhibition Panels #4 (pdf. 868KB)

Lindfield Library Precinct - Historical Archaeological Assessment (pdf. 7MB)

Lindfield Library - Archaeological Monitoring Report (pdf. 4MB)

Lindfield Local Centre - Transport Network Model Study - Report 2013/14 (pdf. 8MB)

Lindfield Local Centre - Appendices A - E (pdf. 3MB)

Lindfield Local Centre - Appendices F - O (pdf. 9MB)

Lindfield Local Centre - Transport Network Model Study - Supplementary Report 2015/16 (pdf. 4MB)

Lindfield Local Centre - Preferred Traffic Scheme Plan (pdf. 213KB)

Lindfield Library Precinct Major Project Webpage

Registering for appearance

If you wish to register to speak at the hearing, you must register either by phoning 9424 0890 by 4:30pm Friday 3 June 2016 or registering with Council's officer at the Council Chambers between 4:30pm and 4:55pm on the day of the Public Hearing.

Providing feedback

Mark your comments with the reference number S11011 and include your contact details.  Send your comments to:

  • Online: Use the 'Submit a comment direct to Council' form on the top right of this page (note: maximum of 300 words).
  • By email: kmc@kmc.nsw.gov.au.
  • By mail: Chairperson, Public Hearing on Land Reclassifications, Ku-ring-gai Council, Locked Bag 1006 Gordon, NSW 2072.

Comments must be received by 5pm Friday 3 June 2016.  Late submissions will be accepted at the discretion of the Chairperson.

Submissions to the Hearing are public documents.

Contact us

Phone: Urban Planning Team on 9424 0860.

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