Planning proposal request for 203-233 New South Head Road, Edgecliff


On 8 December 2020, Council receipted lodgement of a request for planning proposal for 203-233 New South Head Road, Edgecliff (Lot 203 DP 1113922 and Lot 5 DP 243380).

The request for a planning proposal seeks to amend the Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014 to:

  • Increase the maximum Height of Buildings standard from part 6 metres / part 26 metres to reduced level (RL) 195 metres Australian Height Datum (AHD).
  • Increase the maximum Floor Space Ratio (FSR) standard from 2.5:1 to 9:1.
  • Introduce a minimum non-residential FSR of 3:1.

The applicant provided an indicative development concept for a 45 storey mixed use building comprising commercial, office, retail, medical / well-being, and residential uses which could be facilitated by the proposed amendment.

Initial Assessment

An initial assessment of the request for a planning proposal will be reported to the Environmental Planning Committee on 1 February 2021 with a recommendation that it not be supported. On 22 February 2021, Council adopted the EPC’s recommendation, resolved not to support the request for preparation of a planning proposal and informed the applicant of its decision.

Rezoning Review Request

The applicant applied for a rezoning review which was considered by the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel on Thursday 9 September 2021. Council staff presented information to the Panel regarding the draft Edgecliff Commercial Centre Strategy to provide additional context in which to consider the proposal's strategic and site specific merit.

The Panel determined that the proposal should not be submitted for a gateway determination. Whilst the Panel considered that the proposal has strategic and site specific merit, this was not sufficient to warrant approval for Gateway given the scale of the height and floor space ratio sought for the site.

The Panel's Record of Decision and Letter to Council Advising of the Panel Decision are at the following links and outline the Panel's full reasons for its decision.


Planning proposal request and supplementary information

The applicant submitted the following information to support the request for a planning proposal:

Pre-application consultation advice