How do I prepare a Planning Proposal?
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment provides a guide to explain the process.
Applicants are encouraged to meet with Council’s Strategic Planning Unit before starting their application.
Planning Proposals must consider Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement, as well as State planning policies and directions.
How do I lodge a Planning Proposal?
Proposals are lodged on the NSW Planning Portal. When your application has been received, Council will send you an invoice for the payment of fees.
Current Applications and Status
The following Planning Proposals are in progress:
147 Garnet Road, Kareela
Land owner initiated Planning Proposal for 147 Garnet Rd, Kareela that would allow for Sylvanvale’s headquarters at the site to be rezoned to allow residential flats.
Proceeds from the sale would facilitate construction of supported accommodation for people with disabilities at other locations in Sutherland Shire.
The Planning Proposal also presents the opportunity to better protect the environmental qualities of the site and ensure they are maintained into the future.
This Planning Proposal aims to:
- Rezone the site from SP2 Infrastructure to R2 Low Density Residential
- Apply a Floor Space Ratio (FSR) of 0.55:1
- Amend the Height of Buildings limit set for the site from 12 metres to 8.5 metres
- Apply a Landscaped Area requirement set at 50% of the site area
- Include the site on the Terrestrial Biodiversity Map, making it subject to Clause 6.5 Environmentally sensitive land—terrestrial biodiversity
- Add an Additional Permitted Use provision to Schedule 1 of the plan which allows development of Residential flat buildings on this site with:
- A maximum Building Height of 16 metres
- A maximum Floor Space Ratio of 0.7:1
- A 50% Landscaped Area requirement.
In addition, the Sutherland Shire Development Control Plan 2015 will be amended to include site specific provisions appropriate to the future development.
29 May 2020
On public exhibition between 7 September 2022 and 5 October 2022. To make a submission and review the documentation visit the exhibition page on Join the Conversation.
Referral of the planning proposal for a gateway determination was considered by Council at the meeting of 26 July 2021. Council could not assemble a quorum to determine the matter, so delegated the decision to the Sutherland Shire Local Planning Panel.
The panel considered the planning proposal at its meeting of 5 October 2021 and they have resolved to submit an amended planning proposal for a gateway determination. The panel also determined that a site specific DCP should be placed on exhibition concurrently with the exhibition of the planning proposal.
As part of the Gateway process, the Department of Planning and Environment required further changes prior to exhibition.
PLN025-21 Planning Proposal - 147 Garnet Road, Kareela
Local Planning Panel Meeting - 5 October 2021 - Agenda and Minutes
42A Railway Crescent, Jannali
Council initiated Planning Proposal to rezone and amend the floor space ratio applying to Council’s car park at Jannali, and add a Local Provision to exclude the floor space required to provide a 200 space commuter car park, provided by or on behalf of Transport for NSW, from the calculation of gross floor area.
Planning Proposal - PDF - 1650 KB
Planning proposal is currently under assessment.
13 Endeavour Rd, Caringbah
This Planning Proposal is a land owner initiated proposal to amend Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2015 (SSLEP2015) to allow for the additional uses of 'tourist and visitor accommodation', 'pub', 'function centre', and 'shops', and to facilitate an increased maximum height from 16m to 50m.
Application Form - PDF - 24 KB
Planning Proposal - PDF - 7549 KB
Appendix A - Survey Plan - PDF - 13209 KB
Appendix B - Urban Design Report <NOT SAVED IN SQUIZ< FILE TO BIG AFTER RESIZING _STILL 70 MB>
Appendix C - Landscape Masterplan - PDF - 19738 KB
Appendix D - Transport Assessment - PDF - 19738 KB
Appendix E - Retail Demand and Impact Assessment - PDF - 2220 KB
Appendix F - Economic Benefits Assessment - PDF - 2013 KB
Appendix G - Remedial Action Plan - PDF - 14700 KB
Appendix H - Ecology Assessment - PDF - 6317 KB
Appendix I - Civil Concept and Impact Assessment - PDF - 1262 KB
Appendix J - Supplementary Traffic Information - PDF - 2205 KB
Appendix K - Site Specific LEP - PDF - 75 KB
Appendix L - Site Specific Development Control Plan - PDF - 2007 KB
Appendix M - UST Environmental Assessment - PDF - 6695 KB
Appendix N - Response to RFI Letter - PDF - 229 KB
Appendix O - Height Diagram and Section - PDF - 1501 KB
Appendix P - Solandra Solar Study - PDF - 1841 KB
Appendix Q - Landscape Detail Endeavour Estate (Eastern Boundary) - PDF - 2861 KB
6 October 2020
Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code and SSLEP2015
Council initiated planning proposal to amend the Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code to harmonise it with the character and built form of the Sutherland Shire.
A Gateway Determination has not yet been issued for this planning proposal. Some elements of the planning proposal were incorporated into the Low Rise Housing Diversity Code when it commenced in Sutherland Shire in July 2020.
Past Planning Proposals
The following proposals have been completed or rejected by Council, withdrawn by the applicant or refused Gateway approval by the Department of Planning.
Past Applications and Status
101-151 Port Hacking Road, Sylvania
Land owner initiated Planning Proposal to increase the development potential of the Frank Vickery Village seniors housing and aged care facility at 101-151 Port Hacking Road, Sylvania. The Planning Proposal is seeking to rezone the land from low density residential to high density residential; allow additional uses on the site including retail, medical and recreation facilities; lift the building height limit to 26.5m; increase the floor space ratio from 0.55:1 to 1.26:1; and reduce the required landscaped area on the site from 35% to 30%.
Application Form - PDF - 1940 KB
Planning Proposal - PDF - 6465 KB
Appendix A - Urban Design Report - PDF - 28595 KB
Appendix B - Survey Plan - PDF - 9716 KB
Appendix C - Visual Impact Assessment - PDF - 7423 KB
Appendix D - LEP Maps - PDF - 10258 KB
Appendix E - Arboricultural Impact Assessment - PDF - 6661 KB
Appendix F - Ecological Constraints Report - PDF - 10059 KB
Appendix G - Economic Impact Assessment - PDF - 2586 KB
Appendix H - Social Impact Assessment - PDF - 2596 KB
Appendix I - Heritage Impact Assessment - PDF - 2736 KB
Appendix J - Traffic Impact Assessment - PDF - 5800 KB
Appendix K - Strategic Community Engagement Report - PDF - 2199 KB
Appendix L - Infrastructure Services Report - PDF - 2585 KB
Appendix M - Civil Investigation Report - PDF - 12056 KB
Appendix N - Access Review %asset_summary_7548Appendix N - Access Review%
Appendix O - Site Specific - PDF - 905 KB
Appendix P - Urban Design - Peer Review Letter - PDF - 126 KB
25 November 2020
Gazetted 15/07/2022 as Amendment 24 to the Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2015.
Was exhibited from 6 October to 5 November 2021.
Council resolved to proceed with minor amendments to the planning proposal at its meeting on 28 March 2022.
Agenda of Shire Strategic Planning Committee - Monday, 7 March 2022 (nsw.gov.au)
Minutes of Shire Strategic Planning Committee - Monday, 7 March 2022 (nsw.gov.au)
Minutes of Council Meeting - Monday, 28 March 2022 (nsw.gov.au)
Frank Vickery Village - Exhibition of Planning Proposal and Site Specific Development Control Plan | Join the Conversation - Sutherland Shire Council (nsw.gov.au)
Land Exchange 5 Preston Avenue Engadine 2019
Council initiated planning proposal to facilitate a land swap to enlarge the Engadine Town Park and regularise the shape of the adjacent car park site.
Land swap completed. LEP amendments have proceeded as part of the Refresh of SSLEP2015.
Sutherland Shire LEP 2015 Refresh
Council initiated planning proposal to make changes to the LEP to align with the Sutherland Shire Local Strategic Planning Statement.
Gazetted on 29/04/2022 as Amendment 23 to the Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2015.
Was exhibited from 1 June to 28 July 2021.
Council resolved to proceed with minor amendments to the planning proposal at its meeting on 25 October 2021.
138-144 Cronulla Street, Cronulla
138-144 Cronulla Street, Cronulla - Planning Proposal - PDF - 3587 KB
138-144 Cronulla Street, Cronulla - Signed Application Form - PDF - 4372 KB
Appendix 1 - Conceptual Plans - PDF - 51110 KB
Appendix 2 - Traffic Impact Assessment - PDF - 919 KB
Appendix 3 - Economic Impact Assessment - PDF - 645 KB
Appendix 4 - Urban Design Report - PDF - 28677 KB
Appendix 5 - Heritage Impact Statement - PDF - 4803 KB
Appendix 6 - Geotechnical Report - PDF - 6142 KB
Appendix 7 - Survey Plan - PDF - 525 KB
27 April 2020
Minor Amendments: Heritage Items 2019
Council initiated planning proposal to correct a number of minor heritage issues in the Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2015.
10-14 Merton Street, Sutherland
Privately initiated Planning Proposal seeking to amend the height limit from 20m to 36m and the floor space ratio (FSR) from 1.5:1 to 3:1.
23 December 2014
Refused by Council.
State Rezoning Review concluded on 28 May 2020. The Sydney South Planning Panel determined not to forward the Planning Proposal for a Gateway Determination.
Minor Amendments: Clauses, Zoning and Development Standards 2018
Council initiated planning proposal to correct a number of minor mapping and drafting issues in the Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2015.
Minor Amendments: Exempt and Complying Development 2018
Council initiated planning proposal to correct a number of drafting issues in the local Exempt and Complying Development provisions for zone E4 Environmental Living in Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2015.
Landscaped Area - Existing Non-Compliances 2019
Council initiated planning proposal to improve the flexibility of the landscaped area development standard to more efficiently consider sites with existing deficiencies in landscaping.
Planning Proposal to Heritage List 65 Hotham Road, Gymea
Council initiated planning proposal to list the house at 65 Hotham Road, Gymea as a local heritage item in SSLEP2015.
Wattlebird Reserve Extension
Council initiated planning proposal to rezone and reclassify land for the purpose of extending Wattlebird Reserve.
138-142 Cronulla Street, Cronulla
Privately initiated Planning Proposal to facilitate a hotel in Cronulla. It seeks to amend the Floor Space Ratio from 2:1 to 3.75:1 and amend the height limit from 25metres to 50metres. It also proposes a Voluntary Planning Agreement for the provision of public toilets.
REVISED 138-142 Cronulla Street, Cronulla - Letter of offer VPA & Planning Proposal - PDF - 3783 KB
138-142 Cronulla Street, Cronulla - Architectural Plans - PDF - 15460 KB
REVISED Appendix 1 - PDF - 22605 KB
REVISED Appendix 2 - PDF - 5152 KB
REVISED Appendix 11 - PDF - 31918 KB
Superseded 138-142 Cronulla Street, Cronulla - Letter of offer VPA & Planning Proposal <CAN NOT BE UPLOADED AS IT'S ALREADY COMPRESSED BUT STILL 60 MB>
Superseded Appendix 1 - PDF - 38213 KB
17 October 2019
Refused by Council 24 February 2020
Amendment to SSLEP2015 to introduce minimum lot size requirements for Dual occupancy and Multi dwelling housing in specific zones.
Amendment to SSLEP2015 to introduce minimum lot size requirements for Dual occupancy and Multi dwelling housing in specific zones.
Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2015 Amendment No.14 made on 1 February 2019. This amendment applies to development applications lodged from this date.
130-142 Parraweena Road, Miranda
Privately initiated Planning Proposal seeking a site specific enabling clause to permit a supermarket, cafe and liquor store.
27 October 2016
Refused at full Council meeting on 21/08/2017.
SSLEP2015 Amendment 4 (Housekeeping)
Council initiated housekeeping amendment seeking to amend both LEP document and Maps. Includes errors and anomalies identified in initial use of the plan.
Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2015 Amendment No.4 on 28th July 2017
SSLEP2015 Amendment 9 ('Other Policy Matters', exhibited as Amendment 7)
The Planning Proposal seeks to address outstanding issues from the finalisation of SSLEP2015 which required public exhibition, resolve other issues which were previously raised in submissions to SSLEP2015 and respond to issues which have been identified since the Plan came into force. Amendment 9 includes a number of rezonings, policy amendments and changes to the Heritage Schedule including the removal of items consistent with the Sutherland Shire Community Based Heritage Review.
This Amendment was made as Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2015 Amendment No. 9 on 4th August 2017.
87-97 Willarong Road, Caringbah
Privately initiated Planning Proposal seeking rezoning from R2 Low Density Residential to R4 High Density Residential. The Proposal also seeks an increase in the maximum height and density to 16m and 1.2:1 respectively.
3 Jun 2015
Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan Amendment No. 7 on the 17th of March 2017.
SSLEP2015 Amendment 10 (Exhibited as '99R Acacia Road and 42 Auburn Street, Sutherland')
Planning Proposal seeking to permit a land exchange between Sutherland Shire Council and Bupa Care Services Pty Ltd. The land exchange will facilitate future expansion of the Bupa Aged Care facility at 42 Auburn Street, Sutherland. The land exchange requires reclassification and rezoning of land.
18 July 016
SSLEP2015 Amendment 11 (Exhibited as 'LEP Amendment 1A and 1-13 Atkinson Road, Taren Point')
This Council initiated amendment contains the rezoning of land at 1A and 1-13 Atkinson Road, Taren Point from RE1 Public Recreation to B7 Business Park.
Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2015 Amendment No. 11 on 4th August 2017.
Block bound by Flora St, Acacia Road and President Ave including Fauna Place, Kirrawee
Privately initiated Planning Proposal seeking an increase in maximum FSR ranging from 3:1 to 3.7:1 with maximum heights ranging from 30m to 42m.
27 November 2015
A formal decision to refuse the proposal was taken by the full Council at the Meeting on 15 May 2017.