Following extensive community consultation, we have adopted our new Local Strategic Planning Statement, which captures the future land use and character of our area through the community’s eyes.

We have also finalised the first planning proposal to amend Council’s Local Environmental Plan, which starts the process of implementing the community’s vision for the area. This is the first of many proposals as we work towards a new Local Environmental Plan (LEP).

The planning proposal made a suite of changes to the Canada Bay LEP to:

  • Increase the range of apartment sizes
  • Increase affordable housing by introducing an Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme
  • Ensure boarding houses are consistent with local character and provide adequate amenity
  • Manage and mitigate the impact of aircraft noise
  • Protect land of high biodiversity value by amending the Biodiversity maps
  • Strengthen objectives for Height of Building and Floor Space Ratio controls
  • Ensure operational Sydney Water sites are appropriately zoned
  • Correct errors and inconsistencies that exist in the LEP.


The planning proposal was exhibited for 8 weeks from 1 June to 27 July 2020. The exhibition is now closed.

Council received 54 submissions from members of the community and Government agencies.

On 18 August 2020, Council endorsed the planning proposal, with some changes that addressed issues raised in the submissions, for forwarding to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

To see the report on the submissions, click here.


The planning proposal is now with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to make the changes to the planning controls.

To download and print the planning proposal that was sent to the Department for finalisation, click here.