I am advised:
On 7 September 2018, Lane Cove Council requested that former Minister for
Planning, Minister Roberts agree to a moratorium on residential planning
proposals within the LGA until 1 July 2020 or until the completion of the St
Leonards and Crows Nest Planned Precinct.
On 16 November 2018, the former Minister requested the Greater Sydney
Commission (GSC) provide advice following Council's request for a
On 14 December 2018, the GSC responded to the former Minister advising that
Council is currently working with the GSC on it's LEP Review and Draft Local
Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS), which will guide the extent of development
and the implications and requirements this has on infrastructure and where and
what levels of housing are able to be achieved in the Lane Cove LGA.
The GSC confirmed that it would be able to provide a more detailed response
to the Minister's request for advice once Council's LEP Health Check (Phase 2
Assurance) had been completed and its Draft LSPS had commenced exhibition.
Council's LEP Health Check was completed in March⁄April 2019. Its
Draft LSPS is yet to be exhibited but is required to commence exhibition prior
to 31 October 2019.
Council has also yet to publicly exhibit its Draft Housing Strategy. The
strategy will establish Council's vision for providing housing in the LGA over
the next 10-20 years and will help to inform the priorities and actions of its
Until Council's Draft LSPS and Housing Strategy have been exhibited, and the
GSC has subsequently provided its advice, I am unable to appropriately consider
Lane Cove Council' request for a moratorium on planning proposals.