Abbotsford Planning Proposal & Draft Planning Agreement

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Abbotsford Planning Proposal & Draft Planning Agreement

Closes: 23/11/2017 4:00pm

Council invites your comments on a planning proposal and accompanying draft planning agreement.

This change requires an amendment to the Wollondilly Local Environmental Plan 2011 (WLEP 2011), which is the principal legislation that controls development and land use for the Wollondilly Shire local government area.

Location of Proposal

The planning proposal affects land at 15 Fairleys Road, Picton (Part Lot 1 in DP 1086066)

Objective of Planning Proposal

The planning proposal seeks to amend the Wollondilly Local Environmental Plan 2011 by rezoning the land from its current rural zone to enable development of the site for rural residential style housing, while safeguarding items of historical interest across the site and facilitating the environmental management of sensitive land.

It seeks to do this by amending provisions within the Wollondilly Local Environmental Plan 2011 relating to land zoning, the height of buildings, lot size and heritage as they apply to the site.

Draft Planning Agreement

Also on exhibition is a Draft Planning Agreement proposes a number of a number of community benefits should the development proceed, including the stabilisation of the state significant heritage listed “Abbotsford” Homestead and a contribution towards the implementation of works associated with the Picton Town Centre Transport Master Plan when finalised. It also includes the realignment of Abbotsford Rd to make it safer which would be provided in lieu of the Section 94 Development Contributions that would otherwise be paid.

Where can I view the documents?

The exhibition documents can be downloaded below.

Alternatively, you can view the documents at:

• Council’s Customer Service Centre at 62 Menangle Street, Picton between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday


Have your say until 23 November 2017

We’re interested in your feedback on the Planning Proposal & Draft Planning Agreement.

Written submissions should quote TRIM 6497 and can be submitted:

By Email:

By Post:

General Manager
c/- Strategic Planning
Wollondilly Shire Council
PO Box 21

In person: Hand delivered to Council’s offices at 62-64 Menangle Street, Picton

A note about privacy

Any submission you make is open to public scrutiny. Council is required to release written comments or submissions under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 [GIPAA]. The Act imposes obligations on us to place submissions on Council’s website and submissions may be used in Council reports or court proceedings. In this regard, your comments should be restricted to the proposed development.

More Information

Contact Carolyn Whitten from Council’s Strategic Planning team by phone 02) 4677 9551 or by email

The Minister for Planning has not delegated the making of this plan to Wollondilly Shire Council.



Abbotsford Planning Proposal

Appendix D - Gateway determination

Appendix E - Council's Report and Minutes from 12 December 2011

Appendix F -Councils Report and Minutes from 17 August 2015

Appendix G - Wollondilly Transportation Model - Traffic Impact

Appendix H - Traffic & Transportation Study

Appendix I - Geotechnical Study

Appendix J - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment

Appendix K - Flood Assessment Report

Appendix L - Agricultural Land Capability Study

Appendix M - Onsite Wastewater Feasibility and Water Quality Study

Appendix N - Site Specific Urban Salinity Study

Appendix O - Potential Impacts of Mine Subsidence

Appendix P - Curtilage Study

Appendix Q - Biodiversity Study

Appendix R - Contaminated Land Study

Appendix S - Bushfire Risk Assessment

Appendix T - Socio Economic Assessment Report

Appendix U - State & Regional Context Assessment Report

Appendix V - State & Local Infrastructure Assessment Report

Appendix W - Cumulative Impact Assessment Report

Appendix X - Visual Impact Assessment Report

Appendix Y - Draft Schedule of Required Stabilisation Works

Draft Planning Agreement