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Primrose, Peter to the Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women representing the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces
  1. Does the Government support the call by Lane Cove Council for a moratorium on residential planning proposals in its council area?
    1. If so, for what reasons?
Answer -

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 moratorium.

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 LSPS.

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.

Question asked on 26 July 2019 (session 57-1) and published in Questions & Answers Paper No. 58
Answer received on 16 August 2019 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 73