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See the frequently asked questions relating to the latest developments in the Ingleside Precinct planning process. For further information, contact the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on 1300 305 695 or via an online enquiry.

Ingleside FAQs

Why has the Draft Structure Plan (2016) for the Ingleside Precinct been withdrawn?

As a precinct planning or any land rezoning process progresses, both technical studies and consultation with key stakeholders is undertaken to develop and test the land use plan. This provides a strong evidence base to ensure appropriate land uses are proposed based on a wide variety of factors. This provides the checks and balances to deliver good decision making. Read further information

In the case of Ingleside, studies have highlighted significant concerns in regard to bushfire risk. It has been determined this risk is sufficient to review the development capacity of Ingleside, and that the previously exhibited Draft Structure Plan is not appropriate.

When will more details be available about the outcomes of the bushfire evacuation study?

This bushfire evacuation study is complex and will take some time to complete but it is essential bushfire risks are addressed in the planning of the Ingleside precinct. It is expected the study will be completed in the latter part of 2019. If development capacity is identified, an appropriate future planning pathway will be developed.

Will the Ingleside Precinct rezoning progress?

The detailed bushfire evacuation study currently being undertaken will help inform future planning for the area.

If the Bushfire Evacuation Study gives the OK for some development in the Ingleside Precinct, what densities will be allowed?

The detailed bushfire evacuation modelling currently being undertaken will identify if and where any further development could occur and the density of the development. The feasibility of that development will also need to be assessed.

Will the Draft Structure Plan have a legal effect on what I can do on my property?

On 25 January 2019, the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) formally advised Council there will be no amendments to the Growth Centre SEPP, which would have been where the Draft Structure Plan would have taken legal effect. The exhibited Draft Structure Plan (2016) for Ingleside, referenced in the exhibited draft SEPP amendment, has been withdrawn and therefore, no longer applies to the land.

This also means land identified in the exhibited Draft Ingleside Structure Plan for environmental conservation and water management will not go ahead or acquired by the state government. Planning Certificates (previously Section 149 (2) Certificates) issued by Council will no longer identify land in Ingleside as being subject to the Growth Centre SEPP amendment and the exhibited Draft Structure Plan. 

Will the outcome of the Ingleside Bushfire Evacuation Study mean new rules for developing land?

It is too early to determine how the Ingleside Bushfire Evacuation Study will impact proposed or existing land zoning and if any new rules for development will occur. The Ingleside Bushfire Evacuation Study is a complex project and is expected to be completed in late 2019.

How and when will infrastructure such as new roads, sportsfields, community facilities, bicycle paths etc for the Ingleside area be delivered/constructed if no or limited development occurs?

The Ingleside Bushfire Evacuation Study will determine if any future development is possible in the Ingleside precinct. New infrastructure will be assessed based on the level of development that is appropriate for Ingleside.

When will the roads be upgraded?

Currently, the roads in Ingleside are of a rural road standard.  The upgrading of the road network, with the exception of Mona Vale Road, is dependent on development activity.

For those areas where there is no additional development, the current rural road standards will apply.

When will Mona Vale Road be upgraded?

The Mona Vale Road upgrade is being delivered by the NSW Roads and Maritime Services in three stages.

  • Stage 1 comprising the intersections improvements at Mona Vale Road and Ponderosa Parade has been completed.
  • Stage 2 of the Mona Vale Road East upgrade is between Manor Road and Foley Street which commenced in January 2019 and is expected to be complete by 2022.
  • Stage 3 is the Mona Vale Road West upgrade between McCarrs Creek Road and Powderworks Road.

The NSW Government made funding commitments for the Mona Vale Road upgrade. For more information on the Mona Vale Road project refer to Roads and Maritime Services.

Will the new school be constructed in light of the exhibited draft Ingleside Structure Plan not going ahead?

The decision to plan and construct new schools is made by the Department of Education and is dependent on the future demand and capacities in surrounding schools.