Where did this planning proposal originate?

The proponent (initiator) of this planning proposal is Angus Development Pty Ltd. 


What is the background to this planning proposal?

On 27 July 2016, Council received the planning proposal from the proponent. Council undertook assessment of the planning proposal and referred the planning proposal for consideration by the former Marrickville Council’s Architectural Excellence Panel (AEP). On 29 August 2016 Council requested additional information and on 12 October 2016 forwarded AEP’s advice to the proponent to consider.

In June 2017, Council received an amended planning proposal from the proponent which responds to the issues as raised by Council and AEP’s recommendations.

On 25 July 2017, the former Administrator at Council meeting resolved to defer the consideration of this proposal until the final Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy was adopted.

On 14 August 2017, the proponent lodged a Rezoning Review Application with the DPE as Council failed to indicate its support 90 days after the proponent submitted a planning proposal.

On 12 October 2017, the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel recommended the planning proposal to be considered through the Gateway process. The Panel invited Council to be the Planning Proposal Authority for the proposal.

On 21 November 2017, it was resolved at Council meeting that Council accepts the role as the Planning Proposal Authority and to submit the proponent’s planning proposal to DPE for Gateway Determination.

On 2 November 2018, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) issued Gateway Determination for the planning proposal. However, it was determined not to delegate plan making functions to Council (the authority to make the LEP amendment).

On 22 October 2019, DPIE endorsed Council to proceed with the exhibition of the planning proposal. 

What is a rezoning review?

A rezoning review may be requested by an applicant if a council has not supported, or made a decision within 90 days, on a planning proposal, or has not submitted a planning proposal for a Gateway determination within a reasonable time after indicating its support. These reviews are carried out by the relevant independent Planning Panel. 

What is Council’s role in the planning proposal?

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPI&E) issued a Gateway determination for this planning proposal, on 2 November 2018, requiring community engagement for the proposed LEP amendments. This means the DPI&E has assessed the planning proposal and decided it has sufficient merit to proceed to public exhibition.

Council is the Planning Proposal Authority (PPA). This means it is the body appointed to administer this planning proposal through the LEP making process. However, as part of the Gateway determination, Council was not given ‘delegation to make this plan’ by the DPIE. That means that Council does not have the authority to be the final decision making body for this planning proposal.

Council, as the PPA, is now engaging the community in accordance with the requirements specified for the planning proposal under the Gateway determination.

What happens after community consultation?

Following exhibition period the Elected Council will consider the submissions and decide whether it will recommend that the Minister of Planning should make the proposed LEP amendment.

The final decision to make the plan rests with the Minister for Planning.  When the final decision is made, and the amendment is approved, the change is gazetted (published on the NSW legislation website).