Next Step in Planning Strategies for Willoughby Local Village Centres & Housing

REGISTRATIONS OPEN [See below]

We want to plan for future housing needs and position local centres for growth and change over the next 20 years. Revitalisation may include changing the rules for development, so we are inviting your feedback on our Local Centre and Housing Draft Planning Strategies.

So far we’ve received around 2000 responses to help us develop strategies for our housing and local centres.

You told us there is a need for revitalisation of village centres, without a loss of character, heritage or scale. There’s also concern about parking.

We want to continue the conversation with you. Ratepayers will have received a flyer with the recent rates notices.

From 5 February to [extended date] Tuesday 30 April 2019, you will be invited to:

Don't miss out on attending one of the community engagement events below to hear about what is being proposed to revitalise your Local Centre and Have Your Say!

REGISTER NOW for a DESIGN ROUNDTABLE EVENT: By clicking on the event link below or in the 'Key Dates' and completing a simple reservation form. Be quick! Numbers are limited.

IMPORTANT: All of these events will be held Council Chambers, 31 Victor St, Chatswood

Or

CALL INTO A DROP-IN SESSION at the following locations to have a look at the new draft Local Centres Strategy for your local shopping precinct area

ARTARMON Drop in Session

  • When: Sat 9 Feb, 10.30 -11.30am
  • Where: Artarmon Library 139 Artarmon Rd, Artarmon

NORTHBRIDGE Drop-in Session

  • When: Sat 23 Feb 10am-12.00pm
  • Where: Former Baby Health Centre ; 11 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge

EAST CHATSWOOD / HIGH ST Drop-in

  • When: Sat 2 March 10am-12.00pm
  • Where: Uniting Church 10/12 Clanwilliam St, North Willoughby

NAREMBURN Drop -in

  • When: Sat 9 March 10am-12.00pm
  • Where: Naremburn Community Centre, 7-8 Central St, Naremburn

CASTLECRAG Drop-in

  • When: Sat 23 March 10.00-12.00pm
  • Where: Quadrangle Shopping Village 100 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag

PENSHURST/ WILLOUGHBY SOUTH Combined Drop-in

  • When: Sat 30 March 10am-12.00pm
  • Where: Uniting Church 10/12 Clanwilliam St, North Willoughby

WEST CHATSWOOD Drop-in

  • When: Sat 6 April 10-12.00pm
  • Where: West Chatswood Library 565 Mowbray Rd W, Lane Cove North

Background Information

The previous consultation phase for Willoughby's Local Centres closed on Monday 5 February 2018.

The community’s ideas about what worked well and what would benefit from a change has helped us to draft a Housing Strategy and Local Centres Strategy for this round of consultation over the coming months.

The Draft Local Centres Strategy covers eight centres:

  • Artarmon
  • Northbridge
  • East Chatswood
  • Penshurst St
  • High St
  • Castlecrag
  • Naremburn
  • Willoughby South (recently added)
  • And tests ideas for a new centre in West Chatswood

Draft Local Centres Strategy

  • The health and vitality of Willoughby’s local centres are critical for the local economy and the amenity of residents.
  • The Draft Local Centres Strategy continues the examination of eight local centres for housing and jobs growth across Willoughby.
  • The potential for a new centre in West Chatswood will be explored.
  • Principles adopted for this work aim to:
    • Reinforce the importance of local centres as meeting places and for shopping and socialising.
    • Enhance local character and public amenity.
    • Stimulate economic investment.

Draft Housing Strategy

  • The Greater Sydney Commission’s North District Plan sets Willoughby’s five year housing target to 2021 at 1,250 dwellings.
  • Population forecasts indicate we will need between 6,000 - 6,700 additional dwellings by 2036.
  • One focus is to ensure our existing medium and high density residential zones achieve their potential.
  • Another focus is increasing housing in a new mixed use zone in Chatswood CBD.
  • A third focus is examining the potential for housing and employment in local centres.

For further information you can speak with one of the staff from Council’s Strategic Planning Team on 02 9777 1000 or email to email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

REGISTRATIONS OPEN [See below]

We want to plan for future housing needs and position local centres for growth and change over the next 20 years. Revitalisation may include changing the rules for development, so we are inviting your feedback on our Local Centre and Housing Draft Planning Strategies.

So far we’ve received around 2000 responses to help us develop strategies for our housing and local centres.

You told us there is a need for revitalisation of village centres, without a loss of character, heritage or scale. There’s also concern about parking.

We want to continue the conversation with you. Ratepayers will have received a flyer with the recent rates notices.

From 5 February to [extended date] Tuesday 30 April 2019, you will be invited to:

Don't miss out on attending one of the community engagement events below to hear about what is being proposed to revitalise your Local Centre and Have Your Say!

REGISTER NOW for a DESIGN ROUNDTABLE EVENT: By clicking on the event link below or in the 'Key Dates' and completing a simple reservation form. Be quick! Numbers are limited.

IMPORTANT: All of these events will be held Council Chambers, 31 Victor St, Chatswood

Or

CALL INTO A DROP-IN SESSION at the following locations to have a look at the new draft Local Centres Strategy for your local shopping precinct area

ARTARMON Drop in Session

  • When: Sat 9 Feb, 10.30 -11.30am
  • Where: Artarmon Library 139 Artarmon Rd, Artarmon

NORTHBRIDGE Drop-in Session

  • When: Sat 23 Feb 10am-12.00pm
  • Where: Former Baby Health Centre ; 11 Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge

EAST CHATSWOOD / HIGH ST Drop-in

  • When: Sat 2 March 10am-12.00pm
  • Where: Uniting Church 10/12 Clanwilliam St, North Willoughby

NAREMBURN Drop -in

  • When: Sat 9 March 10am-12.00pm
  • Where: Naremburn Community Centre, 7-8 Central St, Naremburn

CASTLECRAG Drop-in

  • When: Sat 23 March 10.00-12.00pm
  • Where: Quadrangle Shopping Village 100 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag

PENSHURST/ WILLOUGHBY SOUTH Combined Drop-in

  • When: Sat 30 March 10am-12.00pm
  • Where: Uniting Church 10/12 Clanwilliam St, North Willoughby

WEST CHATSWOOD Drop-in

  • When: Sat 6 April 10-12.00pm
  • Where: West Chatswood Library 565 Mowbray Rd W, Lane Cove North

Background Information

The previous consultation phase for Willoughby's Local Centres closed on Monday 5 February 2018.

The community’s ideas about what worked well and what would benefit from a change has helped us to draft a Housing Strategy and Local Centres Strategy for this round of consultation over the coming months.

The Draft Local Centres Strategy covers eight centres:

  • Artarmon
  • Northbridge
  • East Chatswood
  • Penshurst St
  • High St
  • Castlecrag
  • Naremburn
  • Willoughby South (recently added)
  • And tests ideas for a new centre in West Chatswood

Draft Local Centres Strategy

  • The health and vitality of Willoughby’s local centres are critical for the local economy and the amenity of residents.
  • The Draft Local Centres Strategy continues the examination of eight local centres for housing and jobs growth across Willoughby.
  • The potential for a new centre in West Chatswood will be explored.
  • Principles adopted for this work aim to:
    • Reinforce the importance of local centres as meeting places and for shopping and socialising.
    • Enhance local character and public amenity.
    • Stimulate economic investment.

Draft Housing Strategy

  • The Greater Sydney Commission’s North District Plan sets Willoughby’s five year housing target to 2021 at 1,250 dwellings.
  • Population forecasts indicate we will need between 6,000 - 6,700 additional dwellings by 2036.
  • One focus is to ensure our existing medium and high density residential zones achieve their potential.
  • Another focus is increasing housing in a new mixed use zone in Chatswood CBD.
  • A third focus is examining the potential for housing and employment in local centres.

For further information you can speak with one of the staff from Council’s Strategic Planning Team on 02 9777 1000 or email to email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au