Randwick Draft LEP 2012

This consultation has concluded.

Note: This public exhibition and consultation has now closed.

Randwick Council at its ordinary meeting of 22 May 2012 resolved to forward the draft Randwick Local Environmental Plan (draft LEP), as amended by the resolutions of that meeting, to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure for legal drafting and finalisation. The Plan comes into effect once the Minister approves the LEP and it then replaces the Randwick LEP 1998 (Consolidation). For further information on the status of the draft LEP including report, draft plan, maps and supporting information on the post-exhibition of the draft LEP can be seen on Council's website.

The draft Randwick LEP 2012 was exhibited in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. It was placed on exhibition for 40 days from 21 February to 2 April and Council received and reviewed approximately 3,500 submissions.

Council distributed brochures to the City's 55,000 households and advertised in the local newspaper. Council held 5 drop-in sessions during the exhibition period to give residents the chance to speak directly to staff. It also created this special website to provide all relevant information and provide an on-line submissions capability.

The library on this site has copies of all written submissions on the draft Randwick LEP.

A Local Environment Plan(LEP) is the main legal document that controls how land is used and developed in a local government area. It determines what can be built, where it can be built and what activities can occur on the land.

Note: This public exhibition and consultation has now closed.

Randwick Council at its ordinary meeting of 22 May 2012 resolved to forward the draft Randwick Local Environmental Plan (draft LEP), as amended by the resolutions of that meeting, to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure for legal drafting and finalisation. The Plan comes into effect once the Minister approves the LEP and it then replaces the Randwick LEP 1998 (Consolidation). For further information on the status of the draft LEP including report, draft plan, maps and supporting information on the post-exhibition of the draft LEP can be seen on Council's website.

The draft Randwick LEP 2012 was exhibited in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. It was placed on exhibition for 40 days from 21 February to 2 April and Council received and reviewed approximately 3,500 submissions.

Council distributed brochures to the City's 55,000 households and advertised in the local newspaper. Council held 5 drop-in sessions during the exhibition period to give residents the chance to speak directly to staff. It also created this special website to provide all relevant information and provide an on-line submissions capability.

The library on this site has copies of all written submissions on the draft Randwick LEP.

A Local Environment Plan(LEP) is the main legal document that controls how land is used and developed in a local government area. It determines what can be built, where it can be built and what activities can occur on the land.

This consultation has concluded.
  • Maroubra Beach heights capped at 16m

    about 5 years ago

    Planning controls for Maroubra Beach will restrict future development to a maximum of 16 metres following a decision by Randwick City Council last night, 22 May 2012.

    Councillors adopted the draft Randwick Environmental Plan (LEP) following a six-hour Council meeting in the Randwick Town Hall attended by hundreds of local residents.

    The LEP is Council’s main legal document that controls how land is used, what can be built, where it can be built and what activities can occur on the land.


    Planning controls for Maroubra Beach will restrict future development to a maximum of 16 metres following a... Continue reading

    Planning controls for Maroubra Beach will restrict future development to a maximum of 16 metres following a decision by Randwick City Council last night, 22 May 2012.

    Councillors adopted the draft Randwick Environmental Plan (LEP) following a six-hour Council meeting in the Randwick Town Hall attended by hundreds of local residents.

    The LEP is Council’s main legal document that controls how land is used, what can be built, where it can be built and what activities can occur on the land.


    Planning controls for Maroubra Beach will restrict future development to a maximum of 16 metres following a decision by Randwick City Council last night, 22 May 2012.

    Councillors adopted the draft Randwick Environmental Plan (LEP) following a six-hour Council meeting in the Randwick Town Hall attended by hundreds of local residents.

    The LEP is Council’s main legal document that controls how land is used, what can be built, where it can be built and what activities can occur on the land.

    The height restrictions apply to the Maroubra Beach Commercial Centre bounded by Fenton Avenue, McKeon Street, Marine Parade and Mons Avenue which includes the SEALS club.

    Randwick Mayor Scott Nash said the decision was a responsible one and showed that Council had listened to the concerns of the community.

    “The 16m height limit is lower than the 22m height limit originally proposed in the Maroubra Beach Urban Design Study – which was publicly exhibited in 2011,” Mayor Nash said.

    The study was developed with three years of detailed community consultation with local residents, property owners, business operators, the Maroubra Beach Precinct Committee and the Maroubra Chamber of Commerce.

    “This is democracy in action. Council developed a plan in close consultation with the community, residents have voiced their concern about some parts of that plan, namely the heights, and we’ve listened and scaled parts back.

    “Importantly there remains substantial public benefit in the Urban Design Study. Firstly the height limits (at 16m) are staggered and there is also proposed to be a substantial amount of new public open space – including a wind-sheltered sun-drenched public square on McKeon Street,” Mayor Nash said.

    The draft LEP will now be forwarded to the Minister for Planning for gazettal.

  • Council rezoning retains market gardens

    about 5 years ago

    Randwick City Council last night voted to rezone a parcel of land, known as the Chinese Market Gardens, from residential 2(b) to RU4, primary production, which will see the market gardens continue to operate on the site.

    This rezoning, as part of Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP), recognised and endorsed the current use of the land, and will now be submitted to the State Minister for Planning for gazettal.

    However, Council also noted that the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park (ESMP) had lodged a planning proposal seeking to make cemetery use permissible over part of the market gardens site.... Continue reading

    Randwick City Council last night voted to rezone a parcel of land, known as the Chinese Market Gardens, from residential 2(b) to RU4, primary production, which will see the market gardens continue to operate on the site.

    This rezoning, as part of Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP), recognised and endorsed the current use of the land, and will now be submitted to the State Minister for Planning for gazettal.

    However, Council also noted that the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park (ESMP) had lodged a planning proposal seeking to make cemetery use permissible over part of the market gardens site. This planning proposal will be assessed by Council officers in due course, and any change in the use of the site would require future rezoning which would require a separate community consultation process.

    Randwick Mayor Councillor Scott Nash also noted


    Randwick City Council last night voted to rezone a parcel of land, known as the Chinese Market Gardens, from residential 2(b) to RU4, primary production, which will see the market gardens continue to operate on the site.

    This rezoning, as part of Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP), recognised and endorsed the current use of the land, and will now be submitted to the State Minister for Planning for gazettal.

    However, Council also noted that the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park (ESMP) had lodged a planning proposal seeking to make cemetery use permissible over part of the market gardens site. This planning proposal will be assessed by Council officers in due course, and any change in the use of the site would require future rezoning which would require a separate community consultation process.

    Randwick Mayor Councillor Scott Nash also noted that any future expansion of the cemetery onto lands currently occupied by the market gardens would be subject to a rigorous assessment of all relevant planning and heritage issues, environmental assessment under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and the owner of the market gardens site (the Department of Lands) agreeing to the rezoning. A Development Application would then be required for any design and development on the site, and the community would be closely involved in this process.

    Randwick Mayor Councillor Scott Nash noted at the meeting last night that Council had widely consulted the community on the LEP, and on the market gardens site in particular.

    “Input from residents and ratepayers on these important issues informs Council’s planning decisions and future directions for our City. As always, we have welcomed the interest in and comments on this issue. Thanks to our extensive consultation process, all residents and ratepayers ofRandwickCityhad many opportunities to have their say,” he said.

    The consultation process extended way beyond Council’s statutory obligations and included:

    • The discussion papers and draft LEP being on public exhibition for 439 days
    • Discussion papers and public meetings; and
    • Opportunities for residents to speak with planners about the issues in detail.
  • Local Environment Plan comment closes.

    over 5 years ago
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    The opportunity to comment on Randwick Council's draft Local Environment Plan closed on 2 April. The draft LEP documents can still be accessed from the library opposite.

    Thank you for your participation. We received 115 formal submissions from this site with visitors downloading 5,779 documents associated with the draft Local Environment Plan from this online consultation.

    The opportunity to comment on Randwick Council's draft Local Environment Plan closed on 2 April. The draft LEP documents can still be accessed from the library opposite.

    Thank you for your participation. We received 115 formal submissions from this site with visitors downloading 5,779 documents associated with the draft Local Environment Plan from this online consultation.