Planning Proposal for 17-19 Smith Street, East Chatswood - APPROVED (view details)

On exhibition: 21 May 2014 - 02 July 2014

The Department of Planning and Environment approved the proposal for a supermarket and liquor store at 17 Smith St, East Chatswood, on 22 July 2016.

View the notification
See the media release from the Department of Planning and Environment


The delegate for the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure has issued a Gateway Determination which requires that the planning proposal for the above site be placed on exhibition.

Site Map for Planning Proposal for 17-19 Smith Street East Chatswood
The applicant for the planning proposal is Rennew Constructions Pty Ltd.  The planning proposal has been prepared by The Planning Group (TPG) on behalf of Fabcot Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Woolworths Ltd.

The planning proposal is for a full line (3,900sqm) supermarket and liquor store and associated car parking. The concept also includes a “click and collect” on line retail function involving a freight and logistics component as well as traditional face to face retailing.

The site is zoned Light Industrial IN2 under Willoughby Local Environmental Plan 2012 (WLEP 2012) which does not permit a supermarket or liquor store as proposed.  The planning proposal requests to amend the WLEP 2012 by adding this land use as a permitted use only for this site, 17-19 Smith St, East Chatswood.

The planning proposal seeks the following amendment to Willoughby Local Environmental Plan 2012:

  • amend schedule 1 by adding “supermarket and liquor store” to be permitted with development consent for land in the East Chatswood industrial area at 17-19 Smith St, East Chatswood.

The planning proposal will be on public exhibition from Wednesday 21 May 2014 until Wednesday 2 July 2014. A public meeting to discuss the proposal will be held between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday 4 June 2014 at the Council Chambers, Level 6, 31 Victor St, Chatswood.

The exhibition material comprises the following:

Additional Traffic Reports

Additional Land Use and Economic Reports

 Council Officer's Reports

Gateway Determination

 Contamination Land Reports

Hard copies of the exhibition material may be viewed at Council’s Administration Building 31 Victor Street Chatswood between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm weekdays.

If you would like to make a submission on the planning proposal, your submission should be addressed in writing to:

The General Manager
Willoughby City Council
PO Box 57
Chatswood NSW 2057

You can also e-mail your submission to email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au.


The closing date for submissions was 5pm, Wednesday 2 July 2014.

Prior to making a submission, read Council’s pdf format Privacy Statement (91.21 KB) and Disclosure of Political Donations & Expenditures.

Make sure you include your name, address and contact details.

A detailed report on submissions will be reported to Council after the completion of the formal exhibition period.

If you would like to discuss the planning proposal, contact Strategic Planning on 9777 1000.