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