Council is currently inviting feedback on a planning proposal to amend the Waverley Local Environmental Plan 2012 to introduce a design excellence clause, correct the description of several heritage items, make minor policy amendments and housekeeping changes.

What is the Waverley Local Environmental Plan 2012?

The Waverley Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP) applies to the whole local government area and came into effect in October 2012. The LEP identifies the type of development that can proceed in certain areas and the relevant development standards that prescribe the maximum height and floor space.

What amendments are proposed?

The planning proposal, which has been prepared by Council officers, seeks to:

(a) Introduce a new design excellence clause to improve the sustainability, functionality, amenity and aesthetic appearance of buildings.

(b) Give additional consideration to view loss in the objectives of Clause 4.3 – Height of buildings.

(c) Amend Clause 4.3 – Height of buildings objective (1)(d) to replace the word ‘existing’ with ‘desired future’.

(d) Amend Clause 4.4 – Floor Space Ratio objective (1)(c) to replace the word ‘existing’ with ‘desired future’.

(e) Give additional consideration to view loss in the objectives of Clause 5.6 – Architectural roof features.

(f) Amend the objectives of the B1 Neighbourhood Centre zone to ensure any proposed non-residential use or building is of the small-scale intensity envisaged under the centres hierarchy.

(g) Amend Schedule 5 – Environmental Heritage (and associated heritage maps) as follows:

i. Remove 21 Brown Street, Bronte, from Schedule 5 as a development application was approved for the demolition of the item.

ii. Update the property address for 16–26 Mill Hill Road, Bondi Junction, to 16 Mill Hill Road, Bondi Junction.

iii. Switch the heritage map identifiers for items at 252–254 Bronte Road, Waverley, and 245–277 Bronte Road, Waverley.

iv. Update the property address for 32–34 Wallangra Road, Dover Heights, to 34 Wallangra Road, Dover Heights.

How can I have my say?

You can view all of the documentation relating to the planning proposal from Wednesday 30 March until Friday 29 April 2016 online at the Waverley Council website or at the following locations:

  • Waverley Customer Service Centre
    55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction
    Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
    (public holidays excepted)
  • Waverley Library
    32 - 48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction.
    Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 9pm
    Saturday: 9:30am – 3pm
    Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
    (public holidays excepted)

To have your say on the proposal:

· complete the online submission form below

· email your submission to

· post your written submission to:

Mr Arthur Kyron, General Manager,

Waverley Council

PO Box 9, Bondi Junction, NSW 1355

All submissions must be in writing and be received by 5pm on Friday 29 April 2016.

Please note that the comments submitted will form part of Council’s public record and as such can be made available public viewing on request.

What happens next?

Following exhibition, Council will consider all comments received and take one of the following actions:

1. Proceed with the planning proposal as exhibited.

2. Make amendments to the planning proposal.

3. Not proceed with the planning proposal.

If Council decides to proceed, the planning proposal will be submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment for finalisation. The amended LEP will become effective when it is published on the NSW Government Gazette website.

More information

For more information about the proposal, please contact Ben Gresham, Acting Senior Strategic Planner, on 9083 8139 or via email at

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.