Willoughby Draft Planning Strategy

Our Future Willoughby - Have Your Say

Sydney is growing and Willoughby is growing. Willoughby Council needs to plan for this growth through strategic planning. This planning will be guided by the community as well as by State strategic priorities and objectives.

There are four streams of strategic planning underway, which will culminate in the Willoughby Planning Strategy. Each stream has a different focus in order to provide a complete plan for Willoughby’s future.

The four streams are discussed in the following documents:

Have Your Say

The documents can be viewed and feedback can be provided through our Have Your Say portal until 5pm, Friday, 17 March 2017.

To be involved, visit a Drop-In Session to view the documents and talk to specialist planning staff. To be a part of a larger discussion, attend a Roundtable where you can discuss proposals in detail.  

Willoughby City and Chatswood CBD Breakfast Roundtable

Tue 14 Feb, 7am Civic Pavilion, The Concourse
409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Session booked out.

Roundtable Discussion: Commercial Centres & Housing*

Date & Location Focus
Fri 17 Feb, 7.30pm-9.30pm Artarmon
Artarmon Library Book Now
Wed 22 Feb, 6pm-8pm Northbridge
Northbridge Library Book Now
Thu 23 Feb, 11am-1.30pm Chatswood CBD
Dougherty Centre Book Now
Thu 23 Feb, 6pm-8pm Victoria Ave / Penshurst St
High St Willoughby
Mowbray Rd / Penshurst St
Uniting Church, Clanwilliam St Book Now
Tue 7 Mar, 6pm-8pm Naremburn
Naremburn Community Centre Book Now

Roundtable Discussion: Industrial Areas*

Date & Location Focus
Thu 9 Mar, 5pm-6pm Artarmon Industrial Stakeholders Meeting
SBS, Herbert St, Artarmon Book Now
Tue 14 Mar, 5pm-6pm East Chatswood Industrial Stakeholders Meeting
Council Depot, 27 Gibbes St, Chatswood Book Now

Drop-In Sessions

Date & Location Focus
Sat 4 Feb, 9am-5pm All areas
Chinese New Year - Market Stall, Chatswood Mall View Details
Sat 11 Feb, 11am-1pm Chatswood CBD
Dougherty Centre View Details
Sat 18 Feb, 10.15am-11.45am Artarmon
Artarmon Library View Details
Sat 18 Feb, 2pm-4pm Northbridge
Northbridge Library View Details
Sat 25 Feb, 10am-12pm Victoria Ave / Penshurst St
High St Willoughby
Mowbray Rd / Penshurst St
Uniting Church, Clanwilliam St View Details
Sat 4 Mar, 10am-12pm Castlecrag
Castlecrag Library View Details
Sat 4 Mar, 2pm-4pm Naremburn
Naremburn Community Centre View Details
Wed 8 Mar, 2pm-4pm Chatswood
Dougherty Community Centre View Details
Sat 11 Mar, 10am-12pm West Mowbray Rd
West Chatswood Community Facility View Details

*Places are limited. Please RSVP by selecting the individual events above.

Planning Documents

Chatswood CBD - Council's Draft Planning And Urban Design Strategy

Council's draft Chatswood CBD Planning and Urban Design Strategy, is on exhibition until 17 March 2017.

The draft Strategy puts forward recommendations relating to planning controls and the design of buildings and public spaces that seek to position Chatswood for the opportunities with growth and the arrival of the Sydney Metro Rail.

It promotes new office employment in the core of Chatswood, in preference to residential towers, and seeks to enhance the centre's amenity and design to strengthen its diverse and vibrant character.

Housing in Willoughby - Position Statement

The population of Willoughby is expected to increase by 18 per cent in the next 20 years to more than 89,000 people. Household size is expected to fall with an increasing number of singles and over 70s. To cater for these changes, a new supply of different housing types will be required in Willoughby. We need to plan for these changes and consider the best locations for new housing.

Council has prepared a Position Statement on Housing in Willoughby to provide background information and some principles for addressing this future growth.

Local Centres in Willoughby - Position Statement

Our local centres are important to our community life. They give us a strong sense of place and local character, and service our local needs. As our population grows and changes, our local centres need to respond by providing improved local shops and services, increased public transport, and enhanced amenity in our streets and public areas.

Through a Position Statement, which examines our various local centres, we propose a suite of principles to guide future growth and change in these locations.

Industrial Lands in Willoughby - Position Statement

Willoughby's industrial lands play an important role in providing and sustain diverse of employment opportunities. They are regularly the subject of proposals for other uses such as retailing and residential.

Council proposed that these changes should be resisted and industrial lands protected to provide local employment and services.

A Position Statement outlining the current situation in relation to Willoughby's Industrial lands, together with suggested principles for the future, is available for community comment.