Military Road Corridor Planning Study - Stage 1

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Submissions close 22 June 2020 (extended)

Council resolved at its meeting held of 23 March 2020 (held 6 April 2020) to place the draft Future Directions report on public exhibition. This is the third and final document of the draft Military Road Corridor Planning Study - Stage 1. View a copy of the report here.


Interactive Summary Map - draft Future Directions Report (refer to the Draft Future Direction report for full details)

Watch the presentation - provides an overview of the report, public benefits and keys sites (refer to the Draft Future Direction Report for full details)


Guiding change

The draft Future Directions Report (available in the document library) is an ongoing planning strategy to review existing planning controls along Military Road, to meet the current needs of the community and explore ways to guide and change future development and job growth in the area.

Stage 1 of the planning study focuses on Neutral Bay town centre. The boundary for this stage of the study is highlighted on the map with stage 2 located on either side of the town centre.


A growing town centre with a village feel

Neutral Bay town centre is a vibrant local centre with a valued village atmosphere. The centre is well connected to both Sydney and North Sydney CBDs, as well as the Northern Beaches, and has become a popular area for people to live, work and visit.

However, increasing pressures on public domain and community facilities could threaten to affect the vibrancy and diversity of the area. There is an increasing need for space for future jobs growth as well as new community facilities and open space areas.

This report aims to guide increasing development pressure in the area and ensure that future development meets the needs and expectations of the community.

Community benefits

A 2018 engagement survey identified the need for a range of new and improved community facilities within Neutral Bay.

Four key sites have been identified to potentially deliver on this demand. This would be achieved through in-kind contributions, where Council negotiates with landowners to deliver community benefits when assessing planning proposals. This is particularly valuable when evaluating planning proposals in the vicinity of existing community facilities.

These in-kind contributions not only provide funding and construction for new public facilities but also deliver community facilities in an area that is limited by space.

Next Steps

At the end of the exhibition period a report will be prepared for Council’s consideration accounting for submissions made and any resulting amendments to the Planning Study.

HAVE YOUR SAY - Submissions close 8 June 2020

Use the online submission form (below) or alternatively, send submissions to:

Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

Mail - General Manager
North Sydney Council
PO Box 12
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

For further information, contact Tomas van der Meer of Council’s Strategic Planning Department on 9936 8100 or use the question and answer (Q&A) tab below.

Submissions close 22 June 2020 (extended)

Council resolved at its meeting held of 23 March 2020 (held 6 April 2020) to place the draft Future Directions report on public exhibition. This is the third and final document of the draft Military Road Corridor Planning Study - Stage 1. View a copy of the report here.


Interactive Summary Map - draft Future Directions Report (refer to the Draft Future Direction report for full details)

Watch the presentation - provides an overview of the report, public benefits and keys sites (refer to the Draft Future Direction Report for full details)


Guiding change

The draft Future Directions Report (available in the document library) is an ongoing planning strategy to review existing planning controls along Military Road, to meet the current needs of the community and explore ways to guide and change future development and job growth in the area.

Stage 1 of the planning study focuses on Neutral Bay town centre. The boundary for this stage of the study is highlighted on the map with stage 2 located on either side of the town centre.


A growing town centre with a village feel

Neutral Bay town centre is a vibrant local centre with a valued village atmosphere. The centre is well connected to both Sydney and North Sydney CBDs, as well as the Northern Beaches, and has become a popular area for people to live, work and visit.

However, increasing pressures on public domain and community facilities could threaten to affect the vibrancy and diversity of the area. There is an increasing need for space for future jobs growth as well as new community facilities and open space areas.

This report aims to guide increasing development pressure in the area and ensure that future development meets the needs and expectations of the community.

Community benefits

A 2018 engagement survey identified the need for a range of new and improved community facilities within Neutral Bay.

Four key sites have been identified to potentially deliver on this demand. This would be achieved through in-kind contributions, where Council negotiates with landowners to deliver community benefits when assessing planning proposals. This is particularly valuable when evaluating planning proposals in the vicinity of existing community facilities.

These in-kind contributions not only provide funding and construction for new public facilities but also deliver community facilities in an area that is limited by space.

Next Steps

At the end of the exhibition period a report will be prepared for Council’s consideration accounting for submissions made and any resulting amendments to the Planning Study.

HAVE YOUR SAY - Submissions close 8 June 2020

Use the online submission form (below) or alternatively, send submissions to:

Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

Mail - General Manager
North Sydney Council
PO Box 12
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

For further information, contact Tomas van der Meer of Council’s Strategic Planning Department on 9936 8100 or use the question and answer (Q&A) tab below.

  • Exhibition of Objectives & Ideas Paper and Analysis Paper - completed September 2019

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    8 months ago

    Two discussion papers that form part of a broader planning study were exhibited from 8 August - 9 September 2019:

    • Objectives & Ideas Paper - discusses what could happen in the centre based on various growth options.
    • Analysis Paper - presents the policy context, background research and an impact assessment ofthe growth options

    Feedback was sought via the following:

    • Survey - online or hard copy.
    • Drop in sessions were held on 17 August (Northside Produce Market) and 24 August (Neutral Bay Town Centre)

    Two discussion papers that form part of a broader planning study were exhibited from 8 August - 9 September 2019:

    • Objectives & Ideas Paper - discusses what could happen in the centre based on various growth options.
    • Analysis Paper - presents the policy context, background research and an impact assessment ofthe growth options

    Feedback was sought via the following:

    • Survey - online or hard copy.
    • Drop in sessions were held on 17 August (Northside Produce Market) and 24 August (Neutral Bay Town Centre)
  • Prelimary Community Consultation - completed August 2018

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    10 months ago

    The first round of community engagement was completed in August 2018. The outcomes of this engagement process gave Council a better understanding of the local values, opportunities, constraints and aspirations for Neutral Bay and Cremorne. It has also helped inform the desired future character and outcomes for the locality. To find out more refer to Engagement Outcomes Summary in the Document Library.

    Feedback was sought via the following:

    • Survey - online or hard copy. Participants had a chance to win one of the five $50 shopping vouchers or one of five eco bags (Terms and Conditions in Document Library)
    • Favourite...

    The first round of community engagement was completed in August 2018. The outcomes of this engagement process gave Council a better understanding of the local values, opportunities, constraints and aspirations for Neutral Bay and Cremorne. It has also helped inform the desired future character and outcomes for the locality. To find out more refer to Engagement Outcomes Summary in the Document Library.

    Feedback was sought via the following:

    • Survey - online or hard copy. Participants had a chance to win one of the five $50 shopping vouchers or one of five eco bags (Terms and Conditions in Document Library)
    • Favourite place - an online map (see map tab) allowed participants to highlight their favourite spot in the Neutral Bay Town Centre
    • Drop in sessions were held on 9, 10 and 11 August 2018 in the Neutral Bay Town Centre.