Planning Proposals

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:

Kurnell Planning Proposal

This Planning Proposal seeks to amend the Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2015 (SSLEP2015) to create a new suburban community at 251, 278, 280-282 and 260R Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell.

For further information, please visit the dedicated webpage for this Planning Proposal here.

9 January 2024

Preliminary assessment

A report will be presented to the elected Council following the completion of the preliminary assessment.

Port Hacking Road, Sylvania

Council initiated planning proposal in relation to 78 Port Hacking Road, Sylvania to amend Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan (SSLEP2015) by:

  • Rezoning the site from SP2 Classified Road to R2 Low Density Residential
  • Applying a floor space ratio (FSR) of 0.55:1 to the site
  • Applying a maximum building height of 8.5m to the site
  • Applying a minimum landscaped area of 35% to the site

N/A

Submitted to Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure

544-550 Box Road, Jannali

7 December 2023

The applicant has submitted a rezoning review to the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure.

N/A

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The following proposals have been completed or rejected by Council, withdrawn by the applicant or refused Gateway approval by the Department of Planning.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

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.

N/A

This planning proposal has been superseded by State Government reforms.

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

The application has been determined.

This was on public exhibition between 7 September 2022 and 5 October 2022. Consultation has concluded however you can review the documentation by visiting the exhibition page on Join the Conversation.

Council considered the application on 26 June 2023 and resolved for the Planning Proposal to be made.

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

Appendix A - Traffic Assessment - PDF - 756 KB

N/A

Application has been determined.

N/A

13 Endeavour Rd, Caringbah

6 October 2020

Application has been withdrawn.

N/A

101-151 Port Hacking Road, Sylvania

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.

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.

N/A

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.

N/A

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.

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.

N/A

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.

N/A

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.

N/A

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.

N/A

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.

N/A

Wattlebird Reserve Extension

Council initiated planning proposal to rezone and reclassify  land for the purpose of extending Wattlebird Reserve.

N/A

138-142 Cronulla Street, Cronulla

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.

N/A

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.

On 19/04/2018 Council was formally advised that the Sydney South Planning Panel had considered the proposal through a Rezoning Review and determined that it should not proceed to a Gateway Determination. Further information on this decision is available from the SSPP website.

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.

N/A

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.

N/A

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.

Now gazetted.

3 Jun 2015

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.

N/A

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.