Council has embarked on an important strategic planning project that will shape the future of Waverley.
The project involves the development of a new strategic plan
- the Waverley Local Strategic Planning Statement (WLSPS) complete
- a Community Participation Plan complete and;
- the comprehensive review of the Waverley Local Environmental Plan 2012 (WLEP) current
- and Waverley Development Control Plan 2012 (WDCP) 2022
And now, we will finalise the new Local Environmental Plan.
The overall review has been staged over four years, between July 2018 - July 2022 and has had a number of opportunities for the community to provide feedback along the way.
In addition to the WLSPS, a number of other strategies were prepared by Council to inform the review, including:
These strategies were on public exhibition from 25 March - 10 May 2020.
Council is exhibiting a planning proposal seeking to establish the new Waverley Local Environmental Plan 2022. This document will replace the existing Waverley Local Environmental Plan 2012 and implement some:
- Planning Priorities and Actions of the Waverley Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS);
- Key recommendations from the Bondi Junction Urban Design Review Update 2020 (BJUDR Update), Our Liveable Place Centres Strategy (OLP) and the Future Proofing Residential Development to Climate Change study.
See all the related documents here.
What is changing between the 2012 and the proposed 2022 LEP?
The proposed Waverley LEP 2022 provides minor updates to the 2012 LEP. The majority of the strategies and studies undertaken to inform the new LEP found that the existing already implements many of the requirements of the Greater Sydney Region Plan. Therefore the Waverley LEP does not need widespread planning change to meet the desired future vision. In fact, many of the proposed changes aim to provide greater protections for the existing character of the area. Most properties across Waverley will not be noticeably impacted. The existing maximum building height and floor space ratio controls for all properties will remain the same, and only some information on the Land Reservation Acquisition, Land Use Zone and Active Street Frontages maps is proposed to change.
How do I find out if my property is affected?
To find out if your property is subject to any mapping changes, for example, a new land use zone, an active street frontage, or a land acquisition, please refer to Council’s online mapping tool, Discover or the document library.
The existing maximum building height and floor space ratio controls for all properties will remain the same, and only some information on the Land Reservation Acquisition, Land Use Zone and Active Street Frontages maps is proposed to change.
How does the new LEP relate to other NSW Government reforms?
As part of this project, Council is required to ‘give effect’ to the Greater Sydney Region Plan (the Region Plan) and the Eastern City District Plan (the District Plan) that have been prepared by the Greater Sydney Commission.
How to have your say
To comment, please submit your feedback by 11.59pm, 23 January 2022, through one of the following methods: