Planning Strategy 2016-2036 - Have Your Say on Our Future Willoughby

Consultation has concluded

PLEASE NOTE: This planning consultation closed on 17 March 2017.

Sydney is growing and Willoughby is growing. Willoughby Council needs to plan for this growth through strategic planning. The planning is guided by the community as well as by State strategic priorities and objectives.

Council recently provided a range of opportunities for the community to have a say on a range of these key planning strategy documents between 4th February until 5pm, Friday 17 March 2017. A public feedback report of the findings will be available in May 2017.

There are four streams of strategic planning underway, which will culminate in the Willoughby Planning Strategy. Each stream has a different focus in order to provide a complete plan for Willoughby’s future.

  1. Chatswood CBD – Council’s Draft Planning and Urban Design Strategy
  2. Local Centres in Willoughby
  3. Industrial Lands
  4. Housing in Willoughby

Further details can be found in the associated planning documents on the right hand side of this screen.

The surveys included an open question for further comment or suggestions or the option to email a submission to email@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au Council also provided a range of opportunities for the community to have their say by attending a Drop-In Session to view the plans and talk to specialist planning staff; or to attend a Roundtable to discuss the proposals in more detail.

After the publication of the independent Submissions Report, Council intends to finalise the Chatswood CBD Planning Strategy and issue draft Strategies on Housing, Local Centres and Industrial Lands for further community and stakeholder comment later this year.

Please keep your eye on the Council Website for further information as it emerges in coming months.


PLEASE NOTE: This planning consultation closed on 17 March 2017.

Sydney is growing and Willoughby is growing. Willoughby Council needs to plan for this growth through strategic planning. The planning is guided by the community as well as by State strategic priorities and objectives.

Council recently provided a range of opportunities for the community to have a say on a range of these key planning strategy documents between 4th February until 5pm, Friday 17 March 2017. A public feedback report of the findings will be available in May 2017.

There are four streams of strategic planning underway, which will culminate in the Willoughby Planning Strategy. Each stream has a different focus in order to provide a complete plan for Willoughby’s future.

  1. Chatswood CBD – Council’s Draft Planning and Urban Design Strategy
  2. Local Centres in Willoughby
  3. Industrial Lands
  4. Housing in Willoughby

Further details can be found in the associated planning documents on the right hand side of this screen.

The surveys included an open question for further comment or suggestions or the option to email a submission to email@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au Council also provided a range of opportunities for the community to have their say by attending a Drop-In Session to view the plans and talk to specialist planning staff; or to attend a Roundtable to discuss the proposals in more detail.

After the publication of the independent Submissions Report, Council intends to finalise the Chatswood CBD Planning Strategy and issue draft Strategies on Housing, Local Centres and Industrial Lands for further community and stakeholder comment later this year.

Please keep your eye on the Council Website for further information as it emerges in coming months.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Chatswood CBD Survey - Draft Planning and Urban Design Strategy

    Council’s draft Chatswood CBD Planning and Urban Design Strategy, was on exhibition for community consultation until 17 March 2017.

    The draft Strategy puts forward recommendations relating to planning controls and the design of buildings and public spaces that seek to position Chatswood for the opportunities with growth and the arrival of the Sydney Metro Rail.

    It promotes new office employment in the core of Chatswood, in preference to residential towers, and seeks to enhance the centre’s amenity and design to strengthen its diverse and vibrant character.


    Council’s draft Chatswood CBD Planning and Urban Design Strategy, was on exhibition for community consultation until 17 March 2017.

    The draft Strategy puts forward recommendations relating to planning controls and the design of buildings and public spaces that seek to position Chatswood for the opportunities with growth and the arrival of the Sydney Metro Rail.

    It promotes new office employment in the core of Chatswood, in preference to residential towers, and seeks to enhance the centre’s amenity and design to strengthen its diverse and vibrant character.


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    Local Commercial Centres Survey

    Consultation closed on Friday 17 March 2017

    Our local centres are important to our community life. They give us a strong sense of place and local character, and service our local needs. As our population grows and changes, our local centres need to respond by providing improved local shops and services, increased public transport, and enhanced amenity in our streets and public areas.

    Through a Position Statement, which examines our various local centres, we propose a suite of principles to guide future growth and change in these locations.

    Consultation closed on Friday 17 March 2017

    Our local centres are important to our community life. They give us a strong sense of place and local character, and service our local needs. As our population grows and changes, our local centres need to respond by providing improved local shops and services, increased public transport, and enhanced amenity in our streets and public areas.

    Through a Position Statement, which examines our various local centres, we propose a suite of principles to guide future growth and change in these locations.

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    Housing in Willoughby Survey

    The consultation period closed on 17 March 2017, 

    The population of Willoughby is expected to increase by 18 per cent in the next 20 years to more than 89,000 people. Household size is expected to fall with an increasing number of singles and over 70s. To cater for these changes, a new supply of different housing types will be required in Willoughby. We need to plan for these changes and consider the best locations for new housing.

    Council has prepared a Position Statement on Housing in Willoughby to provide background information and some principles for addressing this future growth.

    The consultation period closed on 17 March 2017, 

    The population of Willoughby is expected to increase by 18 per cent in the next 20 years to more than 89,000 people. Household size is expected to fall with an increasing number of singles and over 70s. To cater for these changes, a new supply of different housing types will be required in Willoughby. We need to plan for these changes and consider the best locations for new housing.

    Council has prepared a Position Statement on Housing in Willoughby to provide background information and some principles for addressing this future growth.

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    Industrial Lands Survey

    Consultation closed on 17th March 2017. 

    Willoughby’s industrial lands, in Artarmon and East Chatswood, play an important role in providing and sustaining diverse employment opportunities. They are regularly the subject of proposals for other uses such as retailing and residential.

    Council proposed that these changes should be resisted and industrial lands protected to provide local employment and services.

    A Position Statement outlining the current situation in relation to Willoughby’s Industrial lands, together with suggested principles for the future, is available for community comment.

    Consultation closed on 17th March 2017. 

    Willoughby’s industrial lands, in Artarmon and East Chatswood, play an important role in providing and sustaining diverse employment opportunities. They are regularly the subject of proposals for other uses such as retailing and residential.

    Council proposed that these changes should be resisted and industrial lands protected to provide local employment and services.

    A Position Statement outlining the current situation in relation to Willoughby’s Industrial lands, together with suggested principles for the future, is available for community comment.

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