Proposal on the future of Frenchs Forest from NSW Planning

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Posted December 2010

The  NSW Department of Planning is seeking input from the public on its proposal “to rezone an area of Frenchs Forest to support the emergence of a specialised centre focused on the Northern Beaches Hospital and to accommodate expected growth in the region.”

As part of the proposal, the Department has published a State Significant Site Study which outlines the overall nature and form of the propsoed new centre.

The public can view and make submissions on the plans for Frenchs Forest until February 7, 2011. The proposal can be viewed at Warringah Council chambers, Forestville library, Warringah Mall library, NSW Department of Planning Information Centre at 23-33 Bridge St, Sydney, and online at the Department of Planning website.

According to the proposal, the Frenchs Forest precinct would cover about 2.5km – from Ellis Rd and Warringah Rd (Beacon Hill) in the east to Forestway shopping centre in the west, and could provide up to 17,000 new jobs, 1300 homes, plus substantial additional retail areas.

The site, which now includes a business park and low-density housing, would be overhauled to cater for the proposal. To handle extra traffic, Warringah Rd would be treated as an urban street, which would be achieved through grade separation of Forest Way and Wakehurst Parkway intersections. But the ultimate vision is to direct regional thoroughfare traffic into a tunnel under Warringah Rd, allowing the street to become an east-west pedestrian, cycle and vehicular connection to the centre.

Download the NSW Government planning documents by visiting the NSW Department of Planning website.

Immediate construction of the Northern Beaches Hospital is a key element of SHOROC’s Shaping Our Future strategy.

ØLead the establishment of proposed North Metro Council of Mayors and provide secretariat during establishment phase
ØWork with NSW Govt to strengthen regional governance model as part of  local government and planning reform
ØTransition SHOROC to new model as appropriate, ensuring that existing partnership with MPs maintained
ØAdequately resource organisation and support staff through professional development
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ØStrengthen partnership of the Board with NSW &  Commonwealth MPs
ØRepresent region on inter-governmental working parties
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ØPartner with the NSW Govt in development of regional plans and policies including updated Regional Action Plan, Subregional delivery plan
ØReport on ‘health of the region’ bi-annually
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