The Review Explained
How was the Review carried out?
The review was managed by Pittwater Council and the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure.
Independent consultants have provided expert advice on traffic and transport, urban design, hydrology (water management and flooding) and economic feasibility.
As both the Council and the NSW Government own land in the area, an independent probity advisor was commissioned to oversee the review and ensure it remained both transparent and impartial.
The Review took into account the NSW Metropolitan Plan for Sydney 2036, and the Draft North East Subregional Strategy. Pittwater Council’s strategic documents were considered, including the Pittwater Local Planning Strategy and other planning documents specifically to Warriewood Valley, including the Warriewood Valley Planning Framework 2010.
The Warriewood Valley Strategic Review examined:
- The potential for increasing the height and density standards and other requirements that currently apply to Warriewood Valley
- The demand on existing infrastructure and need for future infrastructure
- The possibility of a retail/commercial precinct incorporating open space and a mix of residential and commercial development in the Southern Buffer area
Once the review is complete, its findings will be used to determine the most appropriate form of residential development for undeveloped land in Warriewood Valley. As well, the review may suggest an option (or options) for the future development of the Southern Buffer area.
Updated: 15 Nov 2012