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Submissions now closed.

Send your submission NOW. (Submissions close 17 Sep 2013 at 11:59 PM)

Details of the Draft LEP can be found on council's website.

Here we go again. Revised Plan exhibited

A revised Plan has now been placed on exhibition. While there are a number of changes it was not the overwhelming objections from the community that Mayor Johns listened to. Instead he has made even more PRO-DEVELOPMENT and environmentally destructive changes to this outrageous piece of legislation.

Concerned ratepayers will now have to make a new submission if we are to have any chance of SAVING OUR SHIRE.

Save Our Shire is pulling together community concerns in a list of dot points that you can consider including in your new submission. We will also shortly have an online submission form as we did last time around.

Watch this space... or check our Facebook page for news.

Our Shire is under threat

Sutherland Shire Council is preparing a new Local Environment Plan. This document determines what can be built where in the Shire.

The new plan will affect EVERY DWELLING in our Shire.

In our "town centres", council is suggesting much higher and many more blocks of residential flats. There are proposals to drastically increase the extent of "centres" to create huge "Hurstville-like" mini-cities.

In our "residential zones", increases in Floor Space Ratio (the size of the house) and decreases in Landscaping (the amount of yard) mean that the character of our Shire will change from a green leafy area to a mass of tiled roofs. Even areas that might expect to be "safe" from change, formerly 2E2 (environmentally sensitive) zones, will not be protected and will allow for houses that are 25% larger than the existing permissible size.

This LEP will bring about huge changes in our Shire. Just 15 of these changes that will affect our quality of life, our environment and the values of our properties, are listed here.

No genuine consultation

While other Councils in Sydney have insisted that their residents have a reasonable amount of time to consider the proposed changes (90 days in many cases), our Council has chosen to place the new LEP on exhibition for ONLY 45 DAYS!! (18 March to 1 May) This is the ONLY time you will have to express your opinion. (And yes, the period includes Easter and School Holidays.)

What can you do?


Council sells out Shire residents!?

Urban Activation Precinct proposals.

Council is under pressure to justify not consulting residents in any way before handing over two large areas of Sutherland Shire to the State Government for high rise flat developments in the State Governments new Urban Activation Precincts. If the areas are accepted, State Government will appoint a planning team and Council will lose all control. Don't let your councillors get away with giving away control of YOUR Shire.

Proposed Loftus-Sutherland-Kirrawee UAP

Proposed Miranda-Caringbah UAP

Read the full report on the Loftus-Sutherland-Kirrawee proposal here.



Huge changes under Council LEP

State Governmnt to take control _ UAPs



Make a submission

Submissions are required by Wednesday 01 May 2013. You are invited to comment in the following ways.

By post

Quote the refrence "LP/03/252376" when making a written submission.

Post your submission to: Environmental Planning Unit, Sutherland Shire Council, Locked Bag 17, Sutherland 1499

By e-mail

Send your submissions to Make the subject of your email
'Draft Sutherland Shire Local Environment Plan 2013'


Submissions can be made directly on Sutherland Shire Council's website.



You can email ALL councillors at once by sending your email to
and asking that your message be distributed to all councillors.
POSTAL ADDRESS for Councillors is Locked Bag 17, Sutherland NSW 2232
If you are unsure about which Ward you are in, use councils website finder

Ward A
Clr Kevin Schreiber
Phone 02 9540 3186
Clr Carol Provan
Phone 02 9527 640
Clr Scott Williams

Phone 9523 476
Ward B
Clr Phil Blight
Phone 02 9531 148
Clr Kent Johns (Mayor)
Phone 02 9710 0360
Clr Tracy Cook
Mobile 0409 761 781
Ward C
Clr Hassan Awada
Mobile 0417286315
Clr Tom Croucher
Mobile 0408862765
Clr Peter Scaysbrook
Mobile 0408 982 972
Ward D
Clr Carmelo Pesce
Mobile 0408 975 716
Clr Diedree SteinwallClr
Phone 9548 6180
Clr Bruce Walton
Phone 02 9532 0602
Ward E
Clr John Riad
Mobile 0408 919 760
Clr Steve Simpson
Mobile 0414 193 699
Clr Peter Towell
Mobile 0434 327 756


CRONULLA: Mr Mark Speakman,, ph (02) 9526 8377
MIRANDA: The Hon. Graham Annesley,, ph (02) 9525 6378
HEATHCOTE: Mr Lee Evans,, ph (02) 9548 0144
MENAI: Ms Melanie Gibbons,, ph (02) 9825 3653





About SOS

Save Our Shire is a group of Sutherland Shire residents concerned about excessive rezoning proposals in Sutherland Shire Council's new LEP. It includes representatives from Precinct Residents Associations across the Shire and Sutherland Shire Environment Centre.

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