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Ingleside Rezoning News


Safety is the number one priority when planning for our communities

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 to withdraw the proposed draft Land Use and Infrastructure Strategy for the area. 

The draft Land Use and Infrastructure Strategy was released in December 2016 for community consultation in conjunction with the Northern Beaches Council. Following consultation, we further investigated the safety of the plan by engaging an independent consultant to produce a Bushfire Risk Assessment. The conclusion of the Assessment was that the proposed plan may have exposed new residents to unacceptable bushfire risks.

As the safety of life and assets is at the heart of our planning processes, we are looking at ways to improve bushfire resilience for current residents.

We are now carrying out a detailed bushfire evacuation model. This model, along with community consultation will help to inform whether any further development could safely exist in the area. 

The findings of this work are expected to be released in the first half of 2019.  

Ingleside Update march2018

Sydney Country Living continues to see in the early months of 2018, good demand for Ingleside residential and acreage properties, particularly among our developer clients. 2017 sales evidence from over the 1,200 rural properties scattered across the suburbs of Duffy’s Forest, Terrey Hills, Mona Vale, Ingleside, Belrose, Oxford Falls & Warriewood Valley demonstrated a strong increase in values and volumes.

Ingleside re-zoning remains a key focus for owners and buyers with an announcement expected in early-mid 2018. Delivery of infrastructure upgrades remains a priority and a condition for re-zoning. Rezoning should result in 3,500 new residential dwellings, expected to be delivered across 10 years.

At the end of February, Rob Stokes announced that the State Government, through Roads and Maritime have now called for tenders for the upgrade of Mona Vale Road (East). The road works will result in a dual carriageway of two lanes each way between Manor Road Ingleside and Foley Street Mona Vale.

The upgrade of Mona Vale Rd (West) is also currently being planned and delivery of this infrastructure upgrade is expected to follow-on from the Mona Vale Rd (East).

Ingleside and Northern Beach residents are benefitting from the State Government’s B-Line services from the City to Newport and the imminent opening of the new Northern Beaches Hospital. The State has also announced that planning is now underway for its major project the Beaches Link, which through an underground tunnel will eliminate the frustrations of the Spit Bridge and Military Road.

Reflecting the increasing demand for acreage properties, the Valuer General has published its 2017 land valuation showing a 16.3% increase in land value. Two notable properties with 20% increase in land value were a 2ha property with a Bayview address and a 1900m2 rural property located in Ingleside.

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Ingleside Update - March 2018

The release of the plans for the redevelopment of mona Vale Rd (West) was recently released, see http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/projects/sydney-north/mona-vale-road/mvr-project-update-2018-03.pdf, please make sure you view the video at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-north/mona-vale-road/mvrwest/index.html.

The re-zoning of Ingleside is dependent upon the provision of infrastructure and the Council’s decision on a special infrastructure levy. NSW Planning, see http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/Priority-Growth-Areas-and-Precincts/Ingleside, highlight that in early 2018 the final Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan is to be released. Sydney Water has advised that north Ingleside requires additional facilities and those facilities are 3 years away.


The current proposed Ingleside re-zoning map can be found at http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/Priority-Growth-Areas-and-Precincts/Ingleside/~/media/BD72102F3A244852A69376B76213F084.ashx

Update - May 2018

Northern Beaches Update

In March 2018, the NSW Government as part of its planning for 2056, adopted the Greater Sydney Region Plan and its accompanying Northern Sydney District Plan. Sydney’s plan creates three connected city zones; Eastern Harbour, Central River and Western Parkland.

For the northern beaches community the Northern Sydney District Plan foreshadows;

• Building of the Western Harbour Tunnel and the Beaches Link, delivering a crucial fourth corridor to the Northern Beaches,
• The creation of the new strategic centre of Frenchs Forest, centred around the new northern Beaches Hospital, focusing on urban renewal, jobs and health and education infrastructure,
• The Ingleside land release, with its predicted 3,400 dwellings,
• The maintenance of the rural lands, centred on Terrey Hills, Duffys Forest and Oxford Falls,
• Investigation for dedicated bus corridors for Mona Vale to Macquarie University and Dee Why to Chatswood

That plan also foresees that the demographics of the northern beaches should see the population increase by 13% to nearly 300,000 by 2036. That population is likely to age, with over 4% of the population in 2036 aged over 85, and these changes should witness a substantial increase in the number of single-person households.

News about planning for the Frenchs Forest Precinct is expected in late 2018 with a focus on lifting job numbers to over 12,000 by 2036 and the integrated delivery around the hospital of mixed residential solutions including affordable housing and commercial and educational facilities. News about the Ingleside land release is also expected in 2018.

With the Greater Sydney Region plan now adopted, Councils are required to make an assessment that their local environmental plan is in tandem.

To download or view the full district plan click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nFg0dgRLCVr-xGK6xXgYt-Xy9UX5JB4G/view

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