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review of the bush fire risk in the Ingleside Precinct, the Draft Structure Plan required significant revisions and was withdrawn as a result.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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Ingleside is located in the centre portion of the Northern Beaches, west of Warriewood and comprises approximately 700ha of land.

Precinct planning process

The documents that guide the precinct planning process and other background documents

Ingleside FAQs

Frequently asked questions relating to the latest developments in the Ingleside Precinct planning process

Consultant reports

View the technical consultants reports commissioned for the Draft Structure Plan. This plan has now been withdrawn.

Presentations to meetings

Future presentations will be added when the outcomes of the current investigations are known. NSW DPI&E is the lead agency for this project.

Ingleside Community Reference Group

This group will ensure two-way communication with NSW Planning & Environment, Council and landowners, interested groups and the broader community.

Community consultation

We have held various engagement sessions to develop and gain feedback on the draft report and offered web-based solutions help voice opinions.

Project Control Group

This group meets to provide and discuss strategic directions for the precinct planning process, making and reporting on major decisions.