Luna Park located at Milsons Point, Sydney, has been a recreation and amusement attraction for Sydney residents and visitors since 1935. Many Sydney residents have strong associations with Luna Park and its landmark location on Sydney Harbour together with its recognisable character give it an iconic status.
Historically, rides and amusements have been moved in and out of and around Luna Park to cater for periods of increased patronage and to ensure the latest attractions are available to its visitors. The policy changes will allow these practices to continue.
The NSW Government has introduced a simpler approval pathway for low impact rides and amusements at Luna Park. This has enabled the installation of new rides and amusements or the modification, replacement or relocation of rides and amusements at Luna Park as exempt or complying development.
These new pathways allow Luna Park to continue to function in a manner consistent with its historical operation. Noise, lighting, safety and heritage requirements will be maintained and specific provisions will be introduced to ensure there are no unreasonable impacts to neighbouring properties.
In response to this feedback from the community, additional changes have been made:
Exempt development has minimal impact and does not require development approval.
Complying development is a streamlined approval process for development that meets specific criteria. Complying development can be determined by a council or accredited certifier. When a proposed development is not exempt or able to be approved as complying development, a Development Application (DA) is required to be lodged to the appropriate consent authority.
Director, Planning Frameworks
Department of Planning and Environment
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Page last updated: 10/12/2018