What is on exhibition?

    A planning proposal is on exhibition with the objective to explain the intended effect of an amendment to Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014 (Woollahra LEP 2014). An LEP is a legal instrument that zones land and includes standards and controls to regulate the use and nature of development and the management of land. An LEP can also address matters of heritage conservation.

    The amendment to the Woollahra LEP 2014 involves the listing of the Sewage Pumping Station (SPS 46), including interiors and moveable heritage, and sandstone gate posts and metal gates, as a heritage item. Heritage listing will provide ongoing protection and recognition of the heritage significance of the item.

    What is a Local Environmental Plan (LEP)?

    An LEP or ‘local environmental plan’ is Council’s main legal document for controlling development and guiding planning decisions made by Council to ensure that growth and development occurs in a planned and coordinated manner consistent with Council and community expectations and needs.

    An LEP contains land use zones which establish where residential, commercial, recreation and other uses can occur. It has development controls for buildings and land, including controls for height, floor space, subdivision and lot size. An LEP also provides protection for trees, heritage items, heritage conservation areas and environmentally sensitive areas.

    An LEP is made by Council in consultation with the community, and approved by the Minister for Planning, according to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

    An LEP is reviewed every 7 to 10 years to ensure that the LEP is forward looking and suitably addresses current and emerging planning issues.

    A copy of the Woollahra LEP 2014 can be found here: Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014

    Who will be affected by the proposed changes?

    The draft amendment affects the current land owner (Sydney Water), Woollahra Council who manage Percival Park, and surrounding home owners who may wish to undertake development in the vicinity of the proposed heritage item.

    How can I share my views on this planning proposal?

    It’s easy to have your say. Login or register for YourSay Woollahra and make a submission through the submission form. Once you have registered for YourSay, you are able to take part in any open project.

    Alternatively, you can send an email referencing ‘SC5174 Submissions’ to records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au.

    Written submissions may be lodged between Monday 29 June 2020 – Friday 14 August 2020. All submission must be received before the exhibition closes at 4.30pm on Friday 14 August 2020.

    What happens to my submission?

    Your input will help inform Council decision making and shape the future of Woollahra. All submissions received during public exhibition will be reviewed and reported to the Environmental Planning Committee and to a Council meeting.


    The supply of personal information is voluntary. If personal information is not provided, Council may be limited in dealing with a submission. Submissions, summaries of submissions, and/or names and addresses of people making submissions may be included in publicly available reports to Council or Committee Meetings.

    Please note that, in accordance with section 18(1)(b) of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW), you are advised that all submissions received by Council in relation to any matter will be placed on the appropriate Council file and may be disclosed to Councillors, Council Officers, consultants to Council or members of the public.

    Pursuant to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) the Council may be obliged to allow inspection of its documents, including any submissions you may make.