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Building and Development

Constant monitoring by the Society

The committee keeps a watching brief on all development applications ensuring their compatibility with Planning guidelines and their impact on the Darling Point environment.

All reports are filed electronically in the database.

Submissions are prepared and submitted to the appropriate authority.

Observing that current DA’s are compatible with Council’s site specific DCP for Darling Point. Objecting if they are not compatible. Every DA impacts on surrounding properties, streetscape, loss of light, bulk and noise issues.

IHAP and WLPP

In 2018 a new development application system came into force called IHAP (Independent Hearing Application Panel).  The local branch is the WLPP (Woollahra Local Planning Panel).  All developments with a value of and above $5 million to $30 million will be automatically referred to the WLPP. All developments above $30 million will be referred to the Regional Development Panel. There are 5 panels for Woollahra, each comprising 4 members who meet twice a month: one community representative and two experts with qualifications in planning, heritage, law and transport, the Chair has the casting vote.

Most routine development applications  will continue to be determined by Council staff.

New article We cannot satisfy everybody’: Plans revealed for historic tennis venue published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 9th February 2020.  Written by Andrew Taylor

At full meeting on Monday 10 February 2019 Woollahra Municipal Council voted to approve the Voluntary Planning Policy with 7 votes against 7 in favor and the Mayor having the casting vote voted in favor. So the motion was passed 8 to 7 in favor of the Voluntary Planning Agreement Policy with all the Liberal Councillors voting in favor.

Please click the link  to download the Woollahra Council Ordinary Meeting Minutes 10 February 2020

Shovel ready projects to override development refusal by Councils under new planning laws, Dated 4 May 2020 - Sourced from various sources.

Please click the link to the document below:

 

Shovel ready projects

The Woollahara Municipal Council has released a Draft Delivery Program 2018-2022 and Operational Plan 2020-21.

 

The link to the Council website review and submission page is below:

Draft Delivery Program 2018-2022 and Operational Plan 2020-21 Council page

The Hon Gabrielle Upton MP has announced that applications are open for the $14 million Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.  Crown land managers and Community Groups are eligible to apply.

The link to the PDF media release is below:

Hon Gabrielle Upton MP Media Release - 4th June 2020

Weigall Sports Complex, Sydney Grammar School, Neild Avenue, Rushcutters Bay

Exhibition of State Significant Development Application on Wednesday 9 December 2020

The link to the PDF media release is below:

Wiegall Sports Complex, Sydney Grammar School development information - 18th June 2020

Weigall Sports Complex, Sydney Grammar School, Neild Avenue, Rushcutters Bay Update provided by Cr Harriet Price 18th December 2020

The link to the PDF media release is below:

Wiegall Sports Complex, Sydney Grammar School development information - 18th December 2020

Knox Plaza, Double Bay planned development

Knox Plaza has been allocated funding for development and upgrades.  The funding is allocated under the NSW Government’s Public Spaces Legacy Program.

Please download and review the information in the PDF document listed below:

Yoursay and local newspaper articles coving the Edgeclif Centre development

Knox Plaza before and the upgrade

Edgecliff Centre Future Development

The Woollahra Municipal Council has released the planned development of the Edgecliff Centre.  The plan was listed on the Yoursay website and local newspapers.  

The link to the PDF document is listed below:

Yoursay and local newspaper articles coving the Edgeclif Centre development

Edgecliff Centre Future Development - Update 20/06/2021

A news article ‘We don’t want a Chatswood’: Critics attack plan for tall towers in Edgecliff. written by Andrew Taylor in The Age covering the Edgecliff Station development.

The article covers community, Local and State Government responses and proposals.

The link to The Age news article document is listed below:

‘We don’t want a Chatswood’: Critics attack plan for tall towers in Edgecliff, written by Andrew Taylor in The Age on 20th June 2021

Edgecliff Centre Future Development - 21/06/2021 Meeting Postponed 

The Draft Edgecliff Centre Planning and Urban Design Strategy Pop-up meeting, planned for the 21st June 2021 in Rushcutters Bay Park has been postponed.

 

You now have to Register for Council draft strategy webinar 25 June 2021 from 12.00 to 1 pm click on:

https://yoursay.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/edgecliff

The webinar will take place on Friday 25 June 2021, 12.00 – 1:00pm with Council staff presenting key elements of the draft strategy. After this date, a video recording of the presentation will also be made available on Your Say Woollahra.

The link to Woollahra Municipal Council email release is listed below:

21/06/2021 - Woollahra Municipal Council email to residents

49 New Beach Road Darling Point - DA 465/2017/4

The 49 New Beach Road Darling Point - DA 465/2017/4 planned development released for review, please open the PDF document below:

49 New Beach Road Darling Point - DA 465/2017/4

Edgecliff Centre upgrade Woollahra Municipal Council consultation period until 8th July 2021

The Edgecliff Centre upgrade Woollahra Municipal Council consultation period until 8th July 2021.

The consultation contact information is listed on the PDF below:

Edgecliff Centre upgrade Woollahra Municipal Council consultation information

Edgecliff Centre upgrade Woollahra Municipal Council consultation period until 3rd September 2021

The Edgecliff Centre upgrade Woollahra Municipal Council consultation period until 3rd September 2021.

The consultation contact information is listed on the PDF below:

Edgecliff Centre upgrade Woollahra Municipal Council consultation information

Ascham School - DA 330/2021/1 released for review

The proposed redevelopment of the Fiona Junior Campus of Ascham has been released to the Municipality for review.

The information is listed on the PDF below:

Ascham School - DA 330/2021/1

Edgecliff Centre Commercial Development submissions are due prior to the 17th September 2021

The Edgecliff Centre Commercial Development submissions, are due prior to the 17th September 2021 at 4:30 pm,

The Woollahra Municipal Council contact information is listed on the PDF below:

Edgecliff Centre upgrade Woollahra Municipal Council Development submission information PDF

The Darling Point Society Inc extension of deliveration for the Edgecliff Centre Commercial Development - 09/11/2021

Due to the confines of the pandemic and under the pressure of a deadline of 17th September, The Darling Point Society and significant other planning and architectural professionals and many affected parties, held an online symposium this week in an attempt to come up with a meaningful submission to Council of our highly concerning thoughts regarding the ECC Draft Strategy.

The letter is saved in PDF format below:

Darling Point Society Inc request for extension of deliveration into the Edgecliff Centre upgrade Woollahra Municipal Council Development - PDF

Draft Edgecliff Centre submission deferral request - Council meeting 13th September 202

The Woollahra Municipal Council meeting decided to Defer submissions until 30th September 2021.

 

The latest Council meeting scheduled is the 27th September 2021 and the motion is to be voted on that date.

The submissions provided by multiple local groups are listed below in PDF format:

Darling Point Society submission - 13/09/2021

Double Bay Residents Association submission - 13/09/2021

Paddington Society submission - 13/09/2021

Vaucluse West Residents Association submission - 13/09/2021

The Darling Point Society Inc Draft Edgecliff Centre submission to Council (Correspondence) - 17th September 2021

The Darling Point Society has submitted an amendment regarding the Draft Woollahra DCP 2015 (Amendment 19) Neighbourhood Heritage Conservation Areas Provisions.NO: SC6313.

 

Please view the submission in PDF format below:

Darling Point Society submission to Council (Correspondence) - 13/09/2021

The Hakoah Club, White City $7.5 million grant to upgrade their sports facilities

The Hakoah Club has been granted a $7.5 million dollar grant to upgrade the existing sports facilities.

 

Please view the media release in PDF format below:

Hakoah Club $7.5 million dollar sports facilities upgrade grant - 14/09/2021

Darling Point Society and Paddington Society - Edgecliff Commercial Centre submission - 30th September 2021

The Darling Point Society Inc and Paddington Society have submitted detailed SC6270 submissions to Woollahra Municipal Council, outlining concerns regarding the Edgecliff Commercial Centre proposal.

Related documents and submissions:

Darling Point Society submission to Council - 30/09/2021

Paddington Society submission to Council - 30/09/2021

Submission guidelines fpr Council  submission- 30/09/2021

Environmental Planning Committee - 18 October 2021 - Post exhibition report Draft Housing Strategy, Draft Affordable Housing Policy and Character Discussion Paper

Woollahra Council will be holding this Committee meeting remotely using conferencing technology.  

Members of the public are invited to watch the meeting live (via Council’s website) and/or register to address the Committee.

For more information, download the PDF file listed below:

Enviromental Planning Committee 18th October meeting information

Max Hereford heritage submission to the WMC - "Radical Thoughts about Edgecliff"

Darling Point Society Inc' s Committee member Max Hereford BA (Hons) M. Philosophy has put forward a heritage submission to the Woollahra Municipal Council, with regards to future developments in the Darling Point area.

The link to the submission, titled Radical Thoughts about Edgecliff can be opened below in PDF format:

Heritage Submission to the WMC by Max Hereford - 18th October 2021

SAY NO to high rise in Edgecliff From Residents First - 24th October 2021

Residents First, has voiced it's opposition to the Edgecliff Centre and high rise development. This update relates to the Edgecliff Centre Upgrade.

The link to the submission, information package can be opened below in PDF format:

Residents First No High Rise Development - 24th October 2021

Vaucluse Residents Association, No High Rise in Edgecliff, 25th October 2021 DLHS submission - 25th October 2021

The Vaucluse Residents Association has prepared a submission for the Draft Local Housing Strategy Woollahra Municipal Council Committee Meeting.

 

The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 pm, 25th October 2021

Related documents and submissions:

Vaucluse Residents Association letter to Council - 25/10/2021

DA for Late Correspondence re. R2, Item No 14.1 and Item No 16.5 - 25/10/2021

Question without notice covering housing targets - 25/10/2021

Draft Local Housing Strategy Meeting agenda - 25/10/2021

Woollahra Local Housing Strategy 2021 correspondence regarding 25th October 2021 Zoom meeting - 29th October 2021

The Woollahra Municipal Council Strategic Planner has responded, regarding the meeting conclusion on the Draft Woollahra Local Housing Strategy 2021,Draft Woollahra Affordable Housing Policy 2021 and Local Character Discussion Paper.

Related documents in PDF format:

Correspondence from the Woollahra Municipal Council Strategic Planner, in PDF format

Draft Woollahra Affordable Housing Policy - August 2021

Woollahra Municipal Council Housing Strategy Report 2021

Public exhibition - Discussion Paper Local Character in Woollahra - August 2021

Protecting the 150 year old Camphor Laurel Tree - DA 408/2021

The DA 408/2021 proposal at 41 Etham Avenue is threatening the 150 year old historic Camphor Laurel tree at 39 Etham Avenue. The tree is located in the rear of the property and is owned by the Curl family.

Related documents and links:

The Darling Point Society Inc submission to Council - 29/10/2021

Woollahra Municipal Council link to DA status

Overdevelopment in Woollahra LGA, from Luisa Elsing of Residents First - 1st November 2021

Luisa Elsing from Residents First has sent a letter to The Hon Gabrielle Upton, regarding the Edgcliff Centre and Over development of the Woollahra LGA.

Related documents and links:

Overdevelopment in Woollahra LGA by Luisa Elsing - 01102021

Correspondence with WMC regarding - DA 2/2017/2 80-94 & 90 New South Head Road & Mona Road Edgecliff - 5th November 2021

The Darling Point Society has opposed the development fruitlessly since 2017 and with building work commencing by end of year residents are faced with imminent traffic chaos and lack of parking combined with deprivation of light by the new 7 storeys tower.

Related documents and links:

3rd letter of objection to Woollahra Council - 05/11/2021

Correspondence with WMC regarding 1 - 9 Mona Road & 90 New South Head Road Edgecliff - 25th November 2021

The Darling Point Society Inc has submitted an objection to the development at 1-9 Mona Road/90 New South Head Road.

Related documents and links:

Letter of objection to Woollahra Council - 25/11/2021

Draft Cross Street Precinct Plan and Urban Design Strategy - 12th December 2021

The Draft Cross Street Precinct Plan and Urban Design Plan has been updated. The Double Bay Residents Group has provided the new information.

Related documents and links:

Late Corresponence Motion 16.2 

Cross Street Development and Urban Design Strategy update 12122021

Notification of Delegation of Approval from WMC regarding 1 - 9 Mona Road & 90 New South Head Road Edgecliff - 14th December 2021

The Woollahra Municipal Council has released a Notification of Delegated Approval - DA2017/2/3 - 1-9 Mona Rd & 90 New South Head Road.

Related documents and links:

Notice of Delegation of Approval - 14/12/2021

Vaucluse West Residents Association has released a Draft Cross Street Planning Strategy

The Vaucluse West Residents Association has released a Draft Cross Street Planning Strategy, and submitted the document to council.

Related documents and links:

Vaucluse West Residents Association -  Draft Cross Street Planning Strategy part 1 - 25012022

Vaucluse West Residents Association -  Draft Cross Street Planning Strategy part 2 - 25012022

Exhibition: Heritage listing of 'Cardy's Building', 133 New South Head Rd and 549 Glenmore Rd

The Woollahra Municipal Council has invited comment on the planning proposal, seeking to list Cadry's Building, 133 New South Head Rd and the early Victorian sandstone cottage at 549 Glenmore Rd for Heritage Listing. This in accordance with Schedule 5 of the Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014.

 

The exhibition period is from the 6th April to 20th May 2022. Select Heritage listing 133 New South Head Road and 549 Glenmore Road, when responding the the public exhibition.

Related documents and links:

Exhibition: Heritage listing of 'Cardy's Building', 133 New South Head Rd and 549 Glenmore Rd - 15042022

12 storey Proposal 136 -148 New South Head Road Edgecliff - Review Friday 22 April

The Woollahra Local Planning Panel will be considering a Planning Proposal for a new 12 storey residential/commercial development at 136 -148 New South Head Road, Edgecliff on Friday 22 April at 1 pm. You may want to send in Late Correspondence or register to speak.

The exhibition period is from the 6th April to 20th May 2022. Select Heritage listing 133 New South Head Road and 549 Glenmore Road, when responding the the public exhibition.

The online WLPP meeting discussing the DA is scheduled for the 22nd April.  The Online Meteing link has been listed below.

Related documents and links:

Woollahra Local Planning Panel agenda - 22/04/2022

WLLP Online Meeting Link - 22/04/2022

41 Etham Avenue Darling Point - Review Thursday 21 April

The Woollahra Local Planning Panel will be considering a Planning Proposal for a development at 41 Etham Avenue Darling Point on Thursday 21 April.

The Online Meeting link and Agenda PDF file has been made available below.

Related documents and links:

Woollahra Local Planning Panel agenda - 21/04/2022

WLLP Online Meeting Link - 21/04/2022

12 storey Proposal 136 -148 New South Head Road Edgecliff - Review Friday 22 April

The Woollahra Local Planning Panel will be considering a Planning Proposal for a new 12 storey residential/commercial development at 136 -148 New South Head Road, Edgecliff on Friday 22 April at 1 pm. You may want to send in Late Correspondence or register to speak.

The exhibition period is from the 6th April to 20th May 2022. Select Heritage listing 133 New South Head Road and 549 Glenmore Road, when responding the the public exhibition.

The online WLPP meeting discussing the DA is scheduled for the 22nd April.  The Online Meeting link has been listed below.

Related documents and links:

Woollahra Local Planning Panel agenda - 22/04/2022

WLLP Online Meeting Link - 22/04/2022

12 storey Proposal 136 -148 New South Head Road Edgecliff - Review Friday 22 April - Update

The Woollahra Local Planning Panel have considered a Planning Proposal for a new 12 storey residential/commercial development at 136 -148 New South Head Road.

The Ordinary Meeting has concluded on the 22nd April 2022.

 

The Meeting notes are listed below.

Related documents and links:

Woollahra Local Planning Panel Meeting Notes - 22/04/2022

Notification of Determination - 41 Etham Avenue - DA 408/2021/1

The Woollahra Municipal Council have rejected the proposed DA, at 41 Etham Avenue, Darling Point.

The correspondence confirming the above information is listed below.

Related documents and links:

Notification of Determination 41 Etham Avenue DA408/2021/1 - 29/04/2022

41 Etham Avenue Darling Point DA refused by council going to Land and Environment Court - DA 408/2021/1

The DA was refused at this WLPP meeting held on 21st April 2022. The proceedings were recorded and are available on Council's website for six months.

The news article confirming the above information is listed below.

Related documents and links:

41 Etham Avenue Darling Point DA refused by council going to Land and Environment Court DA408/2021/1 - 16/06/2022

Planning proposal for 136-148 New South Head Road, Edgecliff to increase the building height from 14.5m to 46m and the floor space ratio from 1.5:1 to 5:1

The Environmental Planning Committee (EP) will consider a report on a planning proposal for 136-148 New South Head Road, Edgecliff to increase the building height from 14.5m to 46m and the floor space ratio from 1.5:1 to 5:1.

The Meeting has been scheduled for the 4th July 2022.

The meeting link and Council medial release is listed below.

Related documents and links:

Environmental Planning Committee media release - 30/06/2022

Youtube link to meeting

DA 94/2022/1 - 66 New Beach Road Darling Point - 22/123239

The Woollahra Local Planning Panel has considered a Planning Proposal development at 66 New Beach Road, Darling Point.

The Development Application was rejected. 

The Meeting notes are listed below.

Related documents and links:

WLPP meeting agenda - 07/07/2022

Notification of WLPP - PUBLIC Meeting - DA2017/2/2 - 1 Mona Rd & 9 Mona Rd Darling Point

The report on this development application will be considered at the public meeting of the Woollahra Local Planning Panel (WLPP) being held via conferencing technology on Thursday 21 July 2022.

The Meeting is being held by Zoom at 1:00 PM, Thursday 21st July 2022, with the agenda available 6 days prior to the meeting:

Related documents and links:

Meeting agenda and link - 16/07/2022

Woollahra Municipal Council media release - 16/07/2022

DA59/2022/1 - 41 Carlotta Road, Double Bay - 22/123127

The Woollahra Local Planning Panel has considered a Planning Proposal development at 41 Carlotta Road, Double Bay.

The Development Application was rejected. 

The Meeting notes are listed below.

Related documents and links:

WLPP meeting agenda - 07/07/2022

Woollahra Council Update - Exhibition of proposed DCP excavation amendments and Notification of 7.12

The public exhibition of the proposed DCP excavation amendments and Notification of Woollahra Develpoment Contribution Plan 2022 (7.12).

The exhibition will run until the 19th August 2022.

Related documents and links:

Woollahra Municipal Council media release - 16/07/2022

3 Etham Avenue - DA 2022 256 1

A new development proposal for 3 Etham Avenue, Darling Point affects the heritage significance of the buidling and site.

Comments are due by the 28th July 2022 to Council.

Documents, sourced from Woollahra Municipal Council website:

Architectural drawings of the proposed development

Statement of Heritage Impact

12 storey Proposal 136 -148 New South Head Road Edgecliff - 25/07/2022 Planning meeting - Update

The Woollahra Local Planning Panel has considered a Planning Proposal for a new 12 storey residential/commercial development at 136 -148 New South Head Road.

The Ordinary Meeting concluded on the 25st July 2022.

The Meeting notes are listed below.

Related documents and links:

Darling Point Society Media Release  - 25/07/2022

12 storey Proposal 136 -148 New South Head Road Edgecliff - 25/07/2022 Planning meeting - Update

The Woollahra Environmental Planning Committee has considered a Planning Proposal for a new 12 storey residential/commercial development at 136 -148 New South Head Road.

The Ordinary Meeting concluded on the 25st July 2022.

The Meeting notes are listed below.

Related documents and links:

Darling Point Society Media Release  - 25/07/2022

136 -148 New South Head Road Edgecliff - 25/08/2022 Planning meeting - Update

The developer has lodged a request for review of the planning proposal, which will be considered by the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel on 18 August 2022.

 

Please visit the links below for more information on the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel and the Planning Portal Meeting link for the 18th August 2022.

The Meeting link and information on the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel is available below:

Related documents and links:

Woollahra Municipal Council Media Release  - 09/08/2022

Information on the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel - 09/08/2022

NSW Planning Portal Meeting Link - 09/08/2022

41 Etham Avenue Darling Point - Land and Environment Court Ruling 25/09/2022

The amended development application for 41 Etham Avenue has been passed by the Land & Environment Court.

 

The Founder and Life Member of the Darling Point Society Inc, Barbara Rooke, has submitted a letter outlining the hugely amended plans and the significant conditions imposed in the Land & Environment Court’s decision.

Please find listed below, the amendments proposed and resident's media release:

Related documents and links:

Letter written to The Darling point Society Inc by the previous president - 25/09/2022

252 - 254 New South Head Road, Double Bay Environment Planning Committee Meeting  05/09/2022

The Environment Planning Committee Meeting has completed.  Refer to R2 - Planning Proposal for 252-254 New South Head Road, Double Bay - Page 451.

Please find the online and downloadble information, from the meeting

Related documents and links:

EP-Agenda-5-Sep-2022-Item-R1-Attachment-8 - 05/09/2022

EP-Agenda-5-Sep-2022-Items-D1,-R1-to-R2 - 05/09/2022

EP-Agenda-5-Sep-2022-Items-R3-to-R7 - 05/09/2022

Meeting Audio Link

YouTube Link

1 New Beach Road, Darling Point and 55 Bay Street, Double Bay Woollahra Local Planning Panel Meeting  06/10/2022

The Woollahara Local Planning Panel meeting, for the 6th October 2022 has been scheduled.

 

Refer to:

D1 - DA40/2021/3 - 55 Bay Street Double Bay - 22/185677 - Page 7
D2 - DA259/2016/2 - 1 New Beach Road, Darling Point - 22/189194 - Page 91

Meeting YouTube Link

YouTube Link

68 Darling Point Road, Darling Point

DA277/2022/1 meeting 13th December 2022

The Woollahra Municipal Council has scheduled a meeting, covering the DA277/2022/1, 68 Darling Point Road, Darling Point "Temporary use for events" application.

 

Please register before 12 noon Monday 12th December 2022 to address the WLPP.  Email records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au for more information and registration.

Please download and review the information in the PDF document listed below:

Electronic agenda - 13/12/2022

Public agenda - 13/12/2022

Meeting Link - 13/12/2022

136-148 Darling Point Road, Darling Point

Proposed

The 12 storey development at 136 - 148 New South Head Road, Edgecliff has been proposed.

Please download and review the information in the PDF document listed below:

Appendix-C-Planning-Proposal-Urban-Design-Report - 01/04/2023

Rezoning Review Report Attachment E - Planning Proposal draft LEP and DCP provisions  - 01/04/2023

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