Planning for our future

We are working on our Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) that will set out a coordinated vision for how places in Sutherland Shire are planned and managed in the future. This Statement outlines a clear connection between State and Local government policies, priorities and responsibilities. Our community is unique, yet we are part of Greater Sydney and our Local Strategic Planning Statement must align with the NSW Government South District and Greater Sydney Region Plans.

But we want to hear from you about planning for our long-term vision for the Sutherland Shire. The information on this page aims to help our community understand changes to the way we will manage planning in Sutherland Shire and more broadly across Sydney.

These changes respond to the way our community is evolving and reflect our priorities set out in Community Strategic Plan and the actions tasked to us in the South District Plan. The South District includes Sutherland Shire and is one of five districts that make up ‘Greater Sydney’.

The next step is establishing a ‘local strategic planning statement’ which is our road map for planning in our area over the next 20 years.

Reaching a vision to guide future growth will involve broad community engagement. We have already started talking with some community groups about planning in their local areas. We now want to hear from as many people as possible.

Sutherland Shire Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) 2019

Last year, the State Government introduced new legislation requiring councils to prepare local strategic planning statements (LSPS) with the purpose to communicate:

  • the 20 year vision for land use in the local area
  • the special characteristics which contribute to local identity
  • shared community values to be maintained and enhanced
  • how growth and change will be managed into the future.

The statements will shape how the development controls in the local environmental plan (LEP) evolve over time to meet the community’s needs.

The Local Strategic Planning Statement will:

  • show how actions in the Sydney South District Plan will be implemented in Sutherland Shire
  • bring together the land use and planning priorities for the local government area and explain how they will be achieved
  • indicate any future changes to planning controls or studies which may be needed to implement actions, such as for housing, employment or environmental issues
  • incorporate and summarise land use objectives and priorities identified in Council’s Community Strategic Plan
  • look at matters on a local government area wide scale, by specific locality, or by themes.


Exhibition Period

The exhibition period for the DRAFT LSPS is open from Wednesday 11 September to Friday 25 October 2019. Drop-in information sessions, a 2-day Community Expo and workshops will be hosted over this period; see below for details.


Drop-in Information Sessions

Monday 16 September, 10am-12pm - Menai Marketplace - COMPLETED

Tuesday 17 September, 10am-12pm - Southgate Shopping Centre - COMPLETED

Thursday 19 September, 10am-12pm - Cronulla Mall, near the Post Office - POSTPONED

Wednesday 25 September, 10am-12pm - Cronulla Mall, near the Post Office - COMPLETED

Monday 23 September, 3pm-6pm - Sutherland Entertainment Centre (Community Expo) - COMPLETED

Tuesday 24 September, 3pm-6pm - Sutherland Entertainment Centre (Community Expo) - COMPLETED

Thursday 26 September, 6pm-7pm - Sutherland Shire Council - Council Chambers, 4-20 Eton Street, Sutherland - COMPLETED


Workshops (by registration)

Session 1 : Monday 23 September, 6pm - 8pm - COMPLETED

Session 2 : Monday 14 October, 4pm - 5:30pm or 6pm - 7:30pm, or Tuesday 15 October 6pm - 7:30pm


You can also provide feedback through the online survey below.


For more information

If you would like to discuss this proposal, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Unit on 9710 0800 or email ssc@ssc.nsw.gov.au.


We are working on our Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) that will set out a coordinated vision for how places in Sutherland Shire are planned and managed in the future. This Statement outlines a clear connection between State and Local government policies, priorities and responsibilities. Our community is unique, yet we are part of Greater Sydney and our Local Strategic Planning Statement must align with the NSW Government South District and Greater Sydney Region Plans.

But we want to hear from you about planning for our long-term vision for the Sutherland Shire. The information on this page aims to help our community understand changes to the way we will manage planning in Sutherland Shire and more broadly across Sydney.

These changes respond to the way our community is evolving and reflect our priorities set out in Community Strategic Plan and the actions tasked to us in the South District Plan. The South District includes Sutherland Shire and is one of five districts that make up ‘Greater Sydney’.

The next step is establishing a ‘local strategic planning statement’ which is our road map for planning in our area over the next 20 years.

Reaching a vision to guide future growth will involve broad community engagement. We have already started talking with some community groups about planning in their local areas. We now want to hear from as many people as possible.

Sutherland Shire Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) 2019

Last year, the State Government introduced new legislation requiring councils to prepare local strategic planning statements (LSPS) with the purpose to communicate:

  • the 20 year vision for land use in the local area
  • the special characteristics which contribute to local identity
  • shared community values to be maintained and enhanced
  • how growth and change will be managed into the future.

The statements will shape how the development controls in the local environmental plan (LEP) evolve over time to meet the community’s needs.

The Local Strategic Planning Statement will:

  • show how actions in the Sydney South District Plan will be implemented in Sutherland Shire
  • bring together the land use and planning priorities for the local government area and explain how they will be achieved
  • indicate any future changes to planning controls or studies which may be needed to implement actions, such as for housing, employment or environmental issues
  • incorporate and summarise land use objectives and priorities identified in Council’s Community Strategic Plan
  • look at matters on a local government area wide scale, by specific locality, or by themes.


Exhibition Period

The exhibition period for the DRAFT LSPS is open from Wednesday 11 September to Friday 25 October 2019. Drop-in information sessions, a 2-day Community Expo and workshops will be hosted over this period; see below for details.


Drop-in Information Sessions

Monday 16 September, 10am-12pm - Menai Marketplace - COMPLETED

Tuesday 17 September, 10am-12pm - Southgate Shopping Centre - COMPLETED

Thursday 19 September, 10am-12pm - Cronulla Mall, near the Post Office - POSTPONED

Wednesday 25 September, 10am-12pm - Cronulla Mall, near the Post Office - COMPLETED

Monday 23 September, 3pm-6pm - Sutherland Entertainment Centre (Community Expo) - COMPLETED

Tuesday 24 September, 3pm-6pm - Sutherland Entertainment Centre (Community Expo) - COMPLETED

Thursday 26 September, 6pm-7pm - Sutherland Shire Council - Council Chambers, 4-20 Eton Street, Sutherland - COMPLETED


Workshops (by registration)

Session 1 : Monday 23 September, 6pm - 8pm - COMPLETED

Session 2 : Monday 14 October, 4pm - 5:30pm or 6pm - 7:30pm, or Tuesday 15 October 6pm - 7:30pm


You can also provide feedback through the online survey below.


For more information

If you would like to discuss this proposal, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Unit on 9710 0800 or email ssc@ssc.nsw.gov.au.


LSPS Survey

Please review the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement before answering the questions. Download the full document HERE or a two page Summary of Key Themes and Priorities HERE

Our Strategic Planning Team would appreciate your thoughts about each of the Key Priorities within the following four Themes:

1.  Infrastructure and Collaboration

2.  Liveability

3.  Productivity

4.  Sustainability

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INFRASTRUCTURE AND COLLABORATION

To what extent do you agree with the following Key Priorities of the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement: *
To what extent do you agree with the following Key Priorities of the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
1. Align Planning to Existing Infrastructure - Consider the capacity of existing infrastructure, committed improvements and forecast demand from the existing and anticipated population through land use planning.
2. Realise the F6 - Expedite the delivery of the F6 Motorway and provide integrated transport options such as a safe cycling and walking route and a bus priority lane within the corridor to improve road capacity across Sutherland Shire.
3. Miranda to Kogarah Mass Transit Link - Collaborate with the State Government to plan for the new Miranda to Kogarah Mass Transit Link to ensure it provides the greatest benefit to Sutherland Shire.
4. Collaborative Partnerships - Improve collaboration with key agencies and stakeholders to ensure the community’s best interests are considered during local area changes.

LIVEABILITY

To what extent do you agree with the following Key Priorities of the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement: *
To what extent do you agree with the following Key Priorities of the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
5. Respect Local Character - Manage change by considering the defining qualities and characteristics of local areas in managing their growth and development.
6. Open Space and Sporting Needs - Better understand how open spaces and sports facilities are used, what are the community’s future needs, and optimise the use and management of existing assets to meet this challenge.
7. Community Connections - Strengthen community connections by providing a range of facilities and support for community activities and services to bring people together.
8. Housing Choice - Provide our community with housing choice by making available opportunities for a range of housing sizes and types within each community
9. Attractive Public Places - Create attractive public places that are welcoming, safe, distinctive and enjoyable for our residents and visitors.

PRODUCTIVITY

To what extent do you agree with the following Key Priorities of the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement: *
To what extent do you agree with the following Key Priorities of the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
10. Grow Strategic Centre Jobs - Attract more employment-generating businesses to Sutherland-Kirrawee and Miranda business precincts.
11. Grow Caringbah Medical Precinct - Collaborate with health services stakeholders and look for opportunities to improve employment in the medical sector in the Caringbah Medical Precinct.
12. ANSTO Innovation Precinct - Support employment growth at ANSTO Innovation Precinct to allow for more highly skilled local employment opportunities.
13. Grow Industrial and Urban Services Jobs - Maintain our industrial land and investigate opportunities to grow local employment in industrial and urban services.
14. Connected Transport Networks - Prioritise connected transport networks to provide convenient transport options to schools, open space, centres and employment and reduce reliance on private car transport.
15. Grow Tourism - Support opportunities to grow tourism and encourage more overnight visitors, extend visitor stays and invest in tourism assets to enhance visitor experiences.

SUSTAINABILITY

To what extent do you agree with the following Key Priorities of the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement: *
To what extent do you agree with the following Key Priorities of the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement: Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
16. Waterways and Beaches Quality - Improve the quality of our waterways and beaches by ensuring the planning framework and public works protect waterways, foreshores and beaches.
17. Aboriginal Heritage, Natural Habitats and Landscapes - Protect natural habitats and landscapes by ensuring the planning framework protects urban bushland, biodiversity, Aboriginal heritage and scenic landscapes.
18. Urban Tree Canopy - Increase Sutherland Shire’s urban tree canopy to preserve biodiversity, streetscape, and character and reduce the impacts of urban heat.
19. Green Grid Connections - Establish a network of green connections between open spaces, natural areas, waterways and urban places to encourage healthy living.
20. Improve Efficiency - Explore new approaches to improve energy, water and waste efficiencies to improve the resilience of Sutherland Shire.
21. Manage Risks From Hazards - Manage risks to life and property by limiting the density of development in high risk areas.
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