Planning proposal for 168 Norton Street, Leichhardt

Have your say on a planning proposal for a mixed use, seniors housing development with affordable housing and the associated Draft DCP Amendments.

Council resolved at its meeting on the 28 February 2017 (C0217 Item 3) to publicly exhibit a Planning Proposal to help provide self-contained seniors housing (44 units) at 168 Norton Street, Leichhardt. The aim is to help seniors and people with a disability to live independently in their own homes. The development will be managed by Uniting Care.

Specifically the Planning Proposal seeks to amend Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP 2013) as follows:

Have your say on a planning proposal for a mixed use, seniors housing development with affordable housing and the associated Draft DCP Amendments.

Council resolved at its meeting on the 28 February 2017 (C0217 Item 3) to publicly exhibit a Planning Proposal to help provide self-contained seniors housing (44 units) at 168 Norton Street, Leichhardt. The aim is to help seniors and people with a disability to live independently in their own homes. The development will be managed by Uniting Care.

Specifically the Planning Proposal seeks to amend Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP 2013) as follows:

  • increase the maximum floor space ratio for the site from 1.5:1 to 3:1
  • introduce a maximum height of buildings control
  • require the increased development capacity of the site to be only available for a seniors housing development with 15% of dwellings to be ‘affordable places’ under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004

Council also proposes to amend Leichhardt Development Control Plan (DCP) 2013 with site specific controls to guide the redevelopment of the site, including built form, street frontage heights and setbacks provisions.

View the information

Download the planning proposal and other related documents here

Hard copies of these documents are also available at:

  • Council’s Administrative Centre: 7-15 Wetherill Street Leichhardt
  • Leichhardt Library: Piazza Level, Italian Forum, 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt

Have your say

  • using the online form below
  • by mail - addressed to Interim General Manager, Inner West Council, PO Box 45, Leichhardt NSW 2040.

Submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday 21 June 2017

What happens next

After the exhibition closes, your feedback will be reported to Council which will determine whether or not to progress the planning proposal to the final stages of the process which leads to amending the Leichhardt LEP 2013. Anyone who makes a submission will be contacted to advise of the Council meeting.

Enquiries

Please contact Gunika Singh, Strategic Planner on 9367 9236 or gunika.singh@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

  • Council considers planning proposal

    2 months ago

    Council considered a report about the planning proposal for 168 Norton Street, Leichhardt, at a meeting on 25 July 2017. The report included the community's feedback and Council officers recommendations. At the meeting Council determined to:

    1. Complete the drafting of a voluntary planning agreement in consultation with the Proponent and exhibit the Agreement in accordance with the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979;
    2. Subject to Resolution 1, amend the Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan 2013 at 168 Norton Street as detailed in the exhibited Planning Proposal;
    3. Liaise with the Parliamentary Counsel's Office and the Department of Planning and Environment to draft... Continue reading

    Council considered a report about the planning proposal for 168 Norton Street, Leichhardt, at a meeting on 25 July 2017. The report included the community's feedback and Council officers recommendations. At the meeting Council determined to:

    1. Complete the drafting of a voluntary planning agreement in consultation with the Proponent and exhibit the Agreement in accordance with the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979;
    2. Subject to Resolution 1, amend the Leichhardt Local Environmental Plan 2013 at 168 Norton Street as detailed in the exhibited Planning Proposal;
    3. Liaise with the Parliamentary Counsel's Office and the Department of Planning and Environment to draft and finalise the LEP amendment;
    4. Following the completion of the above, request the Department of Planning and Environment to notify the Plan; and
    5. Delegate the adoption of the revised draft Development Control Plan for 168 Norton Street as detailed in this report to the General Manager.