Ensuring safety from bushfire and protecting significant biodiversity are at the heart of a renewed vision for Ingleside as a modest new village nested in a bushland escarpment on Sydney’s northern beaches.
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the draft Ingleside Place Strategy was now on exhibition and the result of collaboration with several agencies.
“We’ve been working closely with Northern Beaches Council, NSW Police, Rural Fire Service and the community to get the planning right for this beautiful part of Sydney,” Mr Stokes said.
“We’ve listened to concerns raised by the Rural Fire Service about bushfires and we’ve put the safety of residents and homes at the centre of this new plan.
“We want to enable Ingleside to grow while protecting its natural beauty for current and future residents.”
Mr Stokes said the plan significantly reduces the maximum number of new homes proposed to 980 and includes creating new safety measures and evacuation plans.
“The right infrastructure is also key to support our planned renewal of the area, with upgraded roads, more parks and sports fields, a neighbourhood centre, water management plans and environmental conservation,” he said.
“This critical infrastructure will require a small number of land acquisitions within the precinct, and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is working with Northern Beaches Council to ensure this is kept to a minimum.”
The draft Ingleside Precinct Place Strategy will be open for public comment until 6 July, 2021. For more information and to have your say visit: planning.nsw.gov.au/ingleside