Ingleside is located in the Northern Beaches Local Government Area. It comprises of approximately 700 hectares of land between Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Garigal National Park and Ingleside Chase Reserve.
The precinct planning for Ingleside is being led by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (formerly Department of Planning and Environment) in collaboration with Council and Landcom (formerly UrbanGrowth NSW). The vision for the precinct - a connected, liveable and sustainable community that embraces and respects its landscape setting - was developed with stakeholders and the project partners. More recently, identified bush fire risks have meant the precinct planning process needed to explore this issue further.
For updates on the Ingleside Precinct, see the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's website. You can also register for project updates.
The Ingleside precinct planning project formally began in July 2013, led by the Department, in collaboration with Pittwater Council (now part of Northern Beaches Council) and Landcom (formerly UrbanGrowth NSW). A Draft Land Use and Infrastructure Strategy and Draft Structure Plan were released in December 2016 for community consultation.
In 2018, in response to community submissions and to comply with the newly-released Planning for Bush fire Protection 2018, a Bush Fire Risk Assessment was completed which highlighted bush fire concerns. This has resulted in a delay of the project, essential to ensure that appropriate planning outcomes are achieved at Ingleside.
On 13 November 2018, the then Planning Minister announced that following an extensive review of the bush fire risk in the Ingleside Precinct, the Draft Structure Plan required significant revisions and was withdrawn as a result.
A detailed bush fire evacuation study is now underway, which will help to inform future planning for Ingleside.
Find out more
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is the lead agency for this project. Further enquiries can be made on 1300 305 695 or online.
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