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Planning Proposals and Master Plans

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Planning Proposals and Master Plans


Planning Proposals typically seek to amend Local Environmental Plans (LEP’s) to allow different uses (rezoning) or to increase development potential (increasing height and floor space limits). Amending an LEP is one of the most difficult planning outcomes to achieve because it involves both State and Local Government and you have no right of appeal to the Land and Environment Court.

It requires very sound application of the planning principles that form the basis the NSW Environmental Planning and Act 1979 and the Planning Strategies that apply to the land. It also requires good negotiation skills and a knowledge of the key players in the process.

We have these skills and have been successful in having the following land upzoned through the preparation of detailed and convincing Planning Proposal submissions:

  • A large vacant industrial site in Rozelle to allow mixed use development;
  • Rural land in Cessnock to allow an integrated tourist/residential development for up to 1364 dwellings;
  • We have recently prepared Planning Proposals for more than 5 sites in Chatswood and assessed 4 Planning Proposals for North Sydney Council. The preparation of a Master Plan usually forms part of a large scale rezoning.

We assist urban design and other experts in ensuring that Master Plans will be consistent with the proposed zoning and will achieve the appropriate planning outcomes. They set out the basic parameters by which future development can be assessed and approved. We have been involved with the following significant Master Plans:

  • The Master Plan for the Sydney Olympic site at Homebush;
  • The Master Plan for Fox Studios at Moore Park;
  • The Master Plan for the Anvil Creek tourism/ residential development in the Hunter Valley;
  • The Master Plan for Callan Park at Rozelle.

Do you need help with Planning Proposals and Master Plans?



Contact the Ingham Planning team for help and advice on your next project.

Our high quality advice and knowledge of the system and its key players means that we will give your Planning Proposal or Master Plan every chance of success.