Draft Waverley Local Environmental Plan 2022

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Background

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

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.

The proposal

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:

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.

More information on what is changing.

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.

More information on affected properties.

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.

More information on the NSW Government reforms.

How to have your say

Once you have read the LEP 2022 or looked at the mapping tool please feel free to provide any feedback

To comment, please submit your feedback by 11.59pm, 23 January 2022, through one of the following methods:

Background

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

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.

The proposal

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:

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.

More information on what is changing.

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.

More information on affected properties.

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.

More information on the NSW Government reforms.

How to have your say

Once you have read the LEP 2022 or looked at the mapping tool please feel free to provide any feedback

To comment, please submit your feedback by 11.59pm, 23 January 2022, through one of the following methods:

Consultation has concluded
  • Community Participation Plan

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    In March 2018, amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) introduced new requirements to increase the opportunity for community participation in environmental planning processes and decisions. As part of these requirements, Council must prepare and adopt a Community Participation Plan (CPP) by 1 December 2019.

    The draft Waverley CPP seeks to make community participation in local planning matters clearer for the Waverley community. It does this by outlining in one place how and when the community can participate in various statutory planning processes and decisions.

    Find out more here.
  • Background

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    Legislative requirement to undertake the Planning in Waverley project

    As part of the recent changes to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act), this planning project is required to satisfy the legislative requirement under Section 3.8 of the EP&A Act that all councils in the Greater Sydney Region ‘give effect to’ (deliver) the objectives and priorities identified in the Region Plan and District Plan. This requires that Councils:

    • Review their strategic planning framework including a review of the existing local environmental plan (LEP) against the relevant District Plan; and
    • Undertake necessary studies and strategies and prepare a Local Strategic Planning Statement which will guide the update of the LEP.

    Waverley Council currently has one comprehensive LEP, the Waverley Local Environmental Plan 2012 that applies to the entire local government area (LGA).


  • Local Strategic Planning Statement

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    As part of this project, Council must develop new Environmental Planning Instrument called a Waverley Local Strategic Planning Statement (WLSPS). Council developed a draft WLSPS and placed it on public exhibition over July and August for community comment. You can find the draft WLSPS and a summary document in the document library.

    The WLSPS sets out:

    • the 20-year vision for land use in the local area
    • the special characteristics which contribute to local identity
    • shared community values to be maintained and enhanced
    • how growth and change will be managed into the future.

    The WLSPS shows how Waverley’s vision will deliver on the priorities of the Regional and District plans, based on local characteristics and opportunities, and the priorities in the Waverley Community Strategic Plan (CSP).

    In practice, the WLSPS will be used to guide the comprehensive review of the WLEP and the WDCP.


  • Waverley Village Centres Strategy

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    Waverleys villages and local centres are much-loved places that contribute significant heritage and character to our local area. They provide valuable services and employment to not only Waverley’s community, but to the Greater Sydney and international community as well.

    Development of the Village Centre Strategy will be informed by a comprehensive policy and strategy review as well as a detailed urban design review of the local and neighbourhood centres within the LGA. The Strategy will encourage planning for sustainable, healthy, active and liveable communities as future development progresses.

    The strategy will address sustainability, built form, accessibility, character and public domain in all nineteen of our centres (excluding Bondi Junction).

    Find out more here.
  • Local Housing Discussion Paper

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    The development of a Housing Strategy is a specific requirement in the implementation of District Plans. Council must consider short and medium-term housing supply and longer-term capacity for housing. In addition to the Housing Strategy, Council plans to develop an Affordable Housing Strategy.

    To inform these Strategies, Council prepared a Local Housing Discussion Paper and consulted with the community via an online survey.

    Find out more here.