Planning Proposals

A Planning Proposal is a document that seeks to amend Council's planning controls.

Such planning controls are contained in our Local Environmental Plan (LEP) which aims to manage urban growth and the impact of new development. They include matters such as zoning restrictions, heritage controls, height limits and other controls.

The preparation of a Planning Proposal is the first step in the process of amending an LEP.

Council is ultimately responsible for Planning Proposals and must be satisfied with their content. All planning proposals should be prepared in accordance with the NSW Govt Dept of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) guide: Guide to Preparing Planning Proposals.

If Council is of the opinion that the proposed amendment to the LEP can be supported, the proposal will be forwarded to the DPIE for the next step in the process, being a gateway determination. Should gateway determination be issued by the DPIE, Planning Proposals are then publicly exhibited to seek community and stakeholder input.


Information session - Planning Proposals

This 2020 video below explains what a PP is, and read the Q&A summary (128KB).




Pre Planning Proposal Meeting (fees apply)

We strongly recommended that a meeting be held with our Strategic Planning staff prior to lodgement of all Planning Proposals.

Such meetings give potential applicants the opportunity to clarify planning issues and processes. The pre-application service is available to ALL applicants and ALL meetings attract a fee (see form below). Similarly, fees also apply to pre-DA meetings.

The appropriate staff will attend meetings as required and Minutes of the meeting will be prepared and referred to the applicant. Please contact Council (ph 9936 8100) before lodging your meeting request to determine the appropriate level of service required.

Pre Application meeting form (120KB)

Planning Proposal form (320KB) (incl. fees)


Planning Proposals

View the current proposals below.

(Please click the link, Agree, and click the link again.)

Proposals go through an internal Council assessment process before being referred to the DPE, before public consultation occurs, and for this reason, you may see other Planning Proposals in this tracking software that have not yet been notified in your local area.


Planning Proposals - lodged

PP 5/20 - 52 Alfred Street, Milsons Point

PP 2/20 - 1A Little Alfred St, North Sydney

PP 6/20 - 45 McLaren Street, North Sydney

PP 7/20 - Fiveways Triangle Site, Crows Nest


Planning Proposals - reported to Council

PP 3/18 - 50-56 Atchison St, St Leonards

PP 6/19 - 27-57 Falcon St, Crows Nest


Planning Proposals - subject to Rezoning Review

PP 3/20 – 20-22 Atchison Street, St Leonards

PP 2/19 - 275 Alfred St North, North Sydney


Planning Proposals - on exhibition



Planning Proposals - exhibition closed

PP 3/19 - 173 Walker St, North Sydney

PP 7/19 - North Sydney LEP Review 2019  


Planning Proposals - current and archived

Submitted in 2020

Submitted in 2019

Submitted in 2018

Submitted in 2017

Submitted in 2016

Submitted in 2015