DPIE amended the proposal rejected by Hills Council last November to:
reduce areas of land to be zoned R4 high-density and R3 medium-density residential;
increase areas of land to be zoned E2 environmental protection;
remove a proposed RE1 Public Recreation zone (and associated synthetic grass playing field);
include additional local provisions to allow recreation and selected other uses consistent with the objectives of the E2 zone (these provisions only apply to E2 areas previously proposed as R4 and RE1); and
ensure asset protection zones (APZs) do not require clearing or management of critically endangered ecological communities.
Some of the E2 area may be dedicated to Cumberland State Forest, via a Voluntary Planning Agreement between Mirvac and DPIE, but this was not a condition of rezoning. Mirvac has said this will happen 'prior to the issue of the Occupation Certificate for the final stage of the proposed development' (Construction work is estimated to take at least 5 years)
For more information click on the following links: (the first 3 are extracted from the finalisation report)
Amendments to exhibited zoning map shows the changes to the proposal that was rejected by Hills Council last November
Revised LEP zoning map see conditions below
New E2 areas with additional permitted uses
Complete Finalisation Report published by DPIE
The Hills Local Environmental Plan 2019 Current version for 18 June 2020, site specific conditions for 55 Coonara Ave.
7.15 Development at 55 Coonara Avenue, West Pennant Hills
(1) This clause applies to land at 55 Coonara Avenue, West Pennant Hills, being Lot 61, DP 737386 (the subject land).
(2) Development consent may be granted to a single development application for development on the subject land in Zone R3 Medium Density Residential or Zone R4 High Density Residential that is both of the following—
(a) the subdivision of land into 2 or more lots,
(b) the erection of a dwelling house, an attached dwelling or a semi-detached dwelling on each lot resulting from the subdivision, if the size of each lot is equal to or greater than—
(i) for the erection of a dwelling house—180 square metres, or
(ii) for the erection of an attached dwelling or a semi-detached dwelling—86 square metres.
(3) Development consent must not be granted to development on the subject land unless the building setback of any building resulting from the development is equal to, or greater than, 11 metres from Coonara Avenue, West Pennant Hills.
(4) Clause 7.7 (other than clause 7.7(4)(g)) extends to development on the subject land involving the erection of a new building, or external alterations to an existing building, of any height.
(5) Development consent must not be granted to development on the subject land unless the consent authority is satisfied that the development—
(a) is designed to maximise the use of water permeable surfaces on the land having regard to the soil characteristics affecting on-site infiltration of water, and
(b) includes, if practicable, on-site stormwater retention for use as an alternative supply to mains water, groundwater or river water, and
(c) avoids any significant adverse impacts of stormwater runoff on adjoining properties, native bushland and receiving waters, or if that impact cannot be reasonably avoided, minimises and mitigates the impact.
(6) Development consent must not be granted to development that results in more than 600 dwellings on the subject land.