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In late 2019 the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces announced a new approach to precinct planning in NSW. Ingleside will remain a state led rezoning precinct.

What happens next?

We will work closely with Northern Beaches Council in finalising planning for the area, taking into account the extreme bushfire risk.


Detailed evacuation modelling is currently being undertaken which will help inform future planning for the area. The evacuation study will determine whether any further development could safely exist in the area.


The bushfire evacuation modelling is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020, with the results released soon after.


These results will be reviewed by emergency management advisors and we will work with Northern Beaches Council and the community to address recommendations of the study.

Previous consultation and feedback

The draft Land Use and Infrastructure Strategy was available for consultation from December 2016 until 28 February 2017. Thank you to everyone who put in a submission and attended our community drop in sessions.


A brief overview of the key issues raised in submissions and our responses to them can be viewed below. View all the submissions received.


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We listened to the concerns raised about bushfire safety for Ingleside, and after preparing a Bushfire Risk Assessment and working with the Northern Beaches Council and Rural Fire Service NSW, a decision was reached to withdraw the proposed draft Land Use and Infrastructure Strategy for the area.


As confirmed by recent bushfire emergencies in NSW, the safety of life and assets needs to be put at the heart of our planning processes, and we are looking at ways to improve bushfire resilience for current residents.

We will continue to work on the bushfire evacuation modelling to determine whether any further development could safely exist in the area.

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Page last updated: 18/03/2020