Local Strategic Planning Statement
In March 2018, the Greater Sydney Commission released ‘The Greater Sydney Region Plan - A Metropolis of Three Cities’ and District Plans for each of Greater Sydney’s five districts. Randwick City Council is included within the Eastern City District Plan. These plans require councils to prepare a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS).
The LSPS is a statutory document to implement actions from the Regional and District Plans at a local level, and it will inform a review and update of the Randwick Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP) and Development Control Plan 2013 (DCP).
The LSPS outlines our future vision for planning across Randwick City and sets the direction around where we live, work, play and how we move around while also recognising and preserving Randwick City’s values and special characteristics.
Alongside the LSPS, the Regional and District Plans require all councils to prepare a housing strategy to guide short, medium, and long-term housing growth in response to projected population growth.
The housing strategy links our vision for housing with the housing objectives and targets of the Regional and District Plans. The actions of the strategy will inform an update to Council’s planning controls for residential development.
In March and April 2019, Council undertook a comprehensive community consultation program branded Vision 2040: Shaping Randwick’s Future, to inform the preparation of a draft LSPS and draft Housing Strategy.
The draft LSPS and draft housing strategy were on exhibition from 1 October to 5 November 2019, view the Your Say page here. Council received more than 500 submissions in response.
A number of changes have been made to the draft LSPS and Housing Strategy following exhibition. The outcomes of the consultation was reported at Council’s Ordinary meeting on 25 February 2020. Council resolved at this meeting to endorse the draft LSPS and Housing Strategy for finalisation. The Council report and attachments can be viewed here.
Following endorsement of the LSPS, Council referred the LSPS to the GSC for their ‘assurance’. On 25 March 2020, Council received a letter from the GSC assurance panel, outlining its support of the Randwick City Council’s draft LSPS as being consistent with the Greater Sydney Regional Plan and Eastern City District Plan.
On 26 March 2020, the General Manager ‘made’ the LSPS under section 3.9 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. As legislated, the Randwick LSPS has been published on the NSW Planning Portal.
The Housing Strategy was approved by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on 23 June 2021 after being endorsed by Council in February 2020.
Council has prepared a Planning Proposal to update Randwick Local Environmental Plan 2012 in accordance with the policy approach of the State Government’s Standard Instrument LEP, which encourages Councils to undertake a comprehensive update of planning instruments to ensure they are in line with the strategic directions and planning priorities of the Greater Sydney Region Plan (A Metropolis for Three Cities), Eastern City District Plan and Randwick Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS).The Draft Planning Proposal was endorsed for public exhibition later this year at the Extraordinary Council meeting on June 1 2021.
The Planning Proposal was submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for Gateway Determination on 30 June 2020. The draft Planning Proposal and supporting material may be viewed here.