Our Place Inner West - Local Strategic Planning Statement

Council is leading a positive shift towards sustainable urban living through the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). This document will guide land use in the Inner West over the next 20 years.

Sustainable and coordinated land use will support more renewable energy, local waste reduction, shared transport and local business. The LSPS will also guide the alignment of population growth and infrastructure.



How was the statement developed?

We have built on evidence-based studies created with community input and neighbourhood surveys to link Inner West community values and priorities with Greater Sydney Commission plans to manage future challenges.

The LSPS will act as a link between the NSW Government's Regional and District plans, and the finer-grained planning undertaken by Council at a local level to ensure consistency in strategic planning approaches.


What is being proposed?

The draft consists of Council’s vision and a set of planning priorities, objectives and actions under six themes

  • Ecological sustainability
  • Unique, liveable, networked neighbourhoods
  • Sustainable transport
  • Creative communities and strong economy
  • Caring, happy, healthy communities
  • Progressive local leadership


View the draft documents:


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Have your say

Your input will help guide land use, new development and how we live and work in the Inner West.


Public exhibition closes Sunday 27 October 2019.


If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9392 5167.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9392 5167.


What happens after the exhibition period closes?

After the exhibition period closes, Council will consider the submissions and make any amendments to the LSPS as required. The LSPS will then be considered at a meeting of Council for submission to the State Government for support.

The Department of Planning Industry and Environment and the Greater Sydney Commission will review the LSPS to ensure that matters raised during exhibition have been addressed and that the LSPS, as amended, is consistent with the Regional Plan and the Eastern City District Plan.

The LSPS is required to be finalised and in place by 31 March 2020.

The Local Strategic Planning Statement will then guide Council’s Land Use Planning Framework; our consolidated Local Environmental Plan, draft Development Control Plan and consolidated Developer Contributions Plan.

Council is leading a positive shift towards sustainable urban living through the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). This document will guide land use in the Inner West over the next 20 years.

Sustainable and coordinated land use will support more renewable energy, local waste reduction, shared transport and local business. The LSPS will also guide the alignment of population growth and infrastructure.



How was the statement developed?

We have built on evidence-based studies created with community input and neighbourhood surveys to link Inner West community values and priorities with Greater Sydney Commission plans to manage future challenges.

The LSPS will act as a link between the NSW Government's Regional and District plans, and the finer-grained planning undertaken by Council at a local level to ensure consistency in strategic planning approaches.


What is being proposed?

The draft consists of Council’s vision and a set of planning priorities, objectives and actions under six themes

  • Ecological sustainability
  • Unique, liveable, networked neighbourhoods
  • Sustainable transport
  • Creative communities and strong economy
  • Caring, happy, healthy communities
  • Progressive local leadership


View the draft documents:


In hard copy at:


Have your say

Your input will help guide land use, new development and how we live and work in the Inner West.


Public exhibition closes Sunday 27 October 2019.


If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9392 5167.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9392 5167.


What happens after the exhibition period closes?

After the exhibition period closes, Council will consider the submissions and make any amendments to the LSPS as required. The LSPS will then be considered at a meeting of Council for submission to the State Government for support.

The Department of Planning Industry and Environment and the Greater Sydney Commission will review the LSPS to ensure that matters raised during exhibition have been addressed and that the LSPS, as amended, is consistent with the Regional Plan and the Eastern City District Plan.

The LSPS is required to be finalised and in place by 31 March 2020.

The Local Strategic Planning Statement will then guide Council’s Land Use Planning Framework; our consolidated Local Environmental Plan, draft Development Control Plan and consolidated Developer Contributions Plan.

Our Place Inner West - LSPS survey (19/SF331)

Tells us your thoughts on the draft Our Place Inner West - Local Strategic Planning Statement. 


Local Strategic Planning Statement

The Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) is a document to guide land use planning and development within the Inner West LGA to 2036. This LSPS has been informed by community values and priorities and state government plans. It builds on the outcomes of the outcomes of community engagement on evidence based housing and transport studies and strategies prepared for Council, and on the recreation, draft employment and retail lands and climate + renewables strategies. This work has identified some new approaches to managing issues impacting the Inner West - supporting and facilitating more innovative and collaborative ways that will assist us to achieve planning outcomes that respect and enhance the Inner West’s social, cultural, environmental and economic values.

Vision

The Local Strategic Planning Statement outlines a vision for land use planning to 2036:

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To what extent do you agree with the vision?

Climate change mitigation

The LSPS has a greater focus on reducing greenhouse emissions with a multi-faceted approach across all aspects of planning. This includes: • Working with state government to increase environmental standards across the state, • Targeting carbon neutral outcomes for Council’s own assets • Investing in active transport infrastructure to make it easier and more comfortable for people to walk or cycle • Requiring development sites that gain increased development potential through a new LEP to meet stretch environmental targets.

To what extent do you agree with this multifaceted approach to reducing greenhouse emissions?

Resilience

The LSPS has a focus on creating a more sustainable environment, lifestyle and community, which can support itself and its surroundings. Existing urban and natural hazards which affect our community, environment and infrastructure present more familiar challenges, while climate change will result in additional hazards and stresses, such as increased flooding, urban heat island effect, and interruptions to, or failure of, infrastructure.

To what extent do you agree with Council's proposed approach to improving resilience
To what extent do you agree with Council's proposed approach to improving resilience Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither/Don't know Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree
Avoid growth in areas subject to urban and natural hazards including but not limited to aircraft noise, flooding, sea level rise
Increase the urban forest
Encourage Inner West self-sufficiency for water, energy and waste management

The Blue/Green Grid

The LSPS proposes to establish and link ‘blue and green infrastructure’ through the Inner West and to neighbouring councils. This concept is called the Blue/Green Grid. Blue infrastructure relates to water, including waterways, wetlands and water management and treatment systems. Green infrastructure relates to vegetation and green space, including parks, gardens, private and street trees and landscaping.

Blue and Green Grid map

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The map shows indicative routes to be developed over the life of the LSPS. While not all the functions below will result from each route, the grid will:

• Connect pedestrian and cyclists to centres, transport hubs, open space and schools, • Provide and connect habitats for flora and fauna, • Increase the urban forest and provide water in the landscape, creating pleasant environments for people and reducing the impacts of urban heat • Naturalise creek banks for healthier waterways.

To what extent do you agree with the concept for the Blue/Green Grid?

Improving liveability

As the Inner West continues to grow, we need to ensure that our planning continues to support the elements that make our neighbourhoods sustainable, connected, liveable and valued by our community. Maintaining and improving liveability requires that new housing is supported by infrastructure and services that meet the needs of the community with measures to improve accessibility, affordability and the overall environmental performance of new buildings and precincts.

To what extent do you agree with Council's proposed approach to improving liveability?
To what extent do you agree with Council's proposed approach to improving liveability? Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither/Don't know Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree
That land will not be rezoned land until infrastructure (such as transport infrastructure) is provided
Dwelling growth is contingent on emission reductions and/or affordable and housing for people with a disability

Local leadership

Part of Council’s role is to collaborate with neighbouring councils, state agencies and advocacy groups to deliver and be part of visionary and integrated planning outcomes that are reflective of the community’s views and aspirations. Such collaboration will be particularly important for the three major growth and transformation areas which are located either entirely or partly within the Inner West Local Government Area.

Structure Plan

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To what extent do you agree with the proposed objectives for the three major growth and transformation areas as shown on the Structure Plan?
To what extent do you agree with the proposed objectives for the three major growth and transformation areas as shown on the Structure Plan? Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither/Don't know Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree
The Camperdown – Ultimo Collaboration Area is an internationally competitive health, education, research and innovation area.
Incremental redevelopment of the Parramatta Road Corridor delivers a high quality, multi-use corridor with excellent transport and amenity, and balanced growth of housing and jobs.
The Bays Precinct is a world class example of the transformation from an industrial area to a stunning waterfront, climate positive destination that attracts the jobs of the future and delivers public places, promenades, workplaces and housing to support a healthy and vibrant community.

Any other comments

This might include for instance: • Any gaps or matters missing from the LSPS? • How the LSPS will affect the quality of life of the next generation? • Particular components that you strongly support or oppose, not discussed above.

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