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Planning for the Ingleside Precinct has been underway since mid-2013.


A draft Land Use and Infrastructure Plan was exhibited from December 2016 until 28 February 2017. 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 not to proceed with the proposed draft Land Use and Infrastructure Strategy for the area.


We are working closely with Northern Beaches Council, the Rural Fire Service and the community to ensure the features and character that people love about Ingleside will be enhanced, while creating new homes, new opportunities for social connections and services and new supporting infrastructure.


Ingleside Place Strategy

The draft place strategy envisages a bushfire safe community with up to 980 new dwellings, a new neighbourhood centre  as well as welcoming public areas and attractive green spaces for people to relax and enjoy the outdoors.


We welcome your comments on the draft Ingleside Place Strategy, which is on public exhibition until Tuesday 6 July 2021.


See the strategy and have your say

The new plans have significantly reduced the size of the precinct in previous plans in response to concerns about bushfire safety.


The draft Ingleside Place Strategy aims to provide:

  • Up to 980 new dwellings with a mix of dwelling types including houses on larger lots, low rise apartments and townhouses;
  • A local community hub and shopping centre;
  • Attractive and welcoming public areas that positively contribute to Ingleside’s character;
  • Public open spaces including attractive streetscapes;
  • Better pedestrian and cycling connections; 
  • Enhanced ecosystems and green spaces for people to relax outdoors;
  • A model resilient, sustainable and low-carbon community; and
  • New development only in areas that allow for effective and safe evacuation in the event of a bushfire.


See a map of the precinct and give us your feedback.


Key moves:

The draft place strategy has been formed around three key moves:


Building a model resilient community

Planning for Ingleside focuses on reducing or mitigating risk and vulnerability to natural hazards. The draft place strategy does this by building evacuation capacity into designs for the area and avoiding increased density in the areas of greatest risk. 



The draft place strategy for Ingleside seeks to protect the environment and preserve natural and biophysical assets.


Building on natural assets to create a place for people

The draft place strategy sets a vision where any future development should aim to maintain Ingleside’s semi-rural and bushland character and build on these special qualities.


The structure plan focuses on appropriately placed and scaled development intermingled with open space and local street connections, as well as a community heart that most residents can walk to.


To find out more detail on each of the key moves you can read the draft place strategy and have your say via the Planning Portal


Have your say

You can have your say on the draft place strategy by lodging a formal submission online or by mail to: 

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Draft Ingleside Place Strategy Submission

Locked Bag 5022

Parramatta NSW 2124


Want to know more? 

You can find out more about the draft place strategy by; 


Bushfire Evacuation Study

The previous Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan  for Ingleside was exhibited from December 2016 to February 2017. The plan envisaged 3,400 dwellings, biodiversity conservation and associated water-related services and urban amenities.


Key issues raised in submissions included traffic, public transport, bushfire safety, conservation of the natural environment, density controls and acquisition of land for environmental conservation.


Based on concerns about bushfire safety, the department commissioned the Ingleside Bushfire Evacuation Study – Traffic Assessment to assess the potential impact of bushfires and review bushfire evacuation safety and strategy for the precinct.


The study found that due to significant levels of bushfire risk the Ingleside Precinct should be revised to include only land to the south of Mona Vale Road with a reduced cap of 800-1,000 new dwellings (previously 1,600). 


On the north side of Mona Vale Road, the existing large-lot rural residential character will remain.


View the Ingleside Bushfire Evacuation Study

What happens next?

All feedback and submissions will be carefully considered during finalisation of the place strategy. 


We will prepare a submissions report that collates all of your feedback and explains how it has affected the final place strategy. 


Once the place strategy is finalised, new planning controls will be introduced in Northern Beaches Council’s Local Environmental Plan to enable development applications to be progressed.. 


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Page last updated: 15/06/2021