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