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Planning proposal for 42-58 Old South Head Road, Vaucluse

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The objective of the planning proposal is to allow redevelopment of the site for medium density residential development, including residential flat buildings, to a maximum height of 10.5 metres (3 storeys) and a maximum floor space ratio (FSR) of 1:1.

To enable this objective the planning proposal seeks to amend Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014, in the following manner:

  • amend the zoning of the site from R2 Low Density Residential to R3 Medium Density Residential;
  • increase the maximum building height control of the site from 9.5m to 10.5m; and
  • apply an FSR control of 1:1 to the site (no FSR control currently applies).

Council has been authorised to use its delegation to exercise the functions of the Greater Sydney Commission under section 59 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to make the LEP.


On 12 February 2018, Urban Planning Committee (UPC) considered the post-exhibition report including annexures.

On 26 February 2018, the Council considered the recommendation of the UPC and resolved:

THAT the planning proposal for 42-58 Old South Head Road, Vaucluse to amend Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014 as exhibited, be deferred to a future meeting of the Urban Planning Committee for the following reasons:

  • To allow consideration of late objections (i.e. specifically to allow staff to gain access to three properties at 21, 23 and 29 Captain Pipers Road, Vaucluse).
  • Facilitate 3D modelling to provide the Urban Planning Committee a more visual presentation of the full potential of the development site (i.e. capacity not a design).

Public Exhibition Material

Public exhibition of the planning proposal was held from Wednesday 18 October to Friday 17 November 2017. The planning proposal and supporting material are provided below:

Part 1 – Planning proposal and Council business papers

Part 2 – Applicant planning proposal request

Part 3 – Gateway determination and authorisation

Part 4 – Relevant planning controls


For more information contact Council’s Strategic Planners on 02 9391 7087.

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