Ingleside is located in the Northern Beaches Local Government Area. It comprises approximately 700 hectares of land between Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Garigal National Park and Ingleside Chase Reserve.
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE), formerly the Department of Planning and Environment, leads the Ingleside precinct planning.
The Ingleside precinct planning project formally began in July 2013. At the time, it was led by the Department of Planning and Environment, in collaboration with the former Pittwater Council and Landcom (previously UrbanGrowth, NSW).
In 2018, in response to community submissions and complying with the Planning for Bush fire Protection 2018, a Bush Fire Risk Assessment identified bush fire concerns. The assessment, while delaying the project, was essential to ensure appropriate planning outcomes are achieved for the precinct.
In November 2018, The NSW Government announced that the draft structure plan was withdrawn as it required significant revisions to respond and reflect the identified bush fire risk.
On 25th May the NSW Government released a draft Ingleside Place Strategy for community feedback. The plan significantly reduces the maximum number of new homes proposed due to bushfire risk and includes new safety measures and evacuation plans. The plan is on public exhibition until 6 July, 2021. For more information and to have your say visit DPIE website.