North Sydney Council is preparing a planning study for the area to the north of the North Sydney CBD.
Before beginning the study, Council would like to hear from local stakeholders to inform this work.
The purpose of this study is to carefully assess and manage development pressure that may arise from the arrival of the Metro rail station in 2024 that will be located on the corner of McLaren and Miller Streets, North Sydney.
Council has already received ad-hoc proposals that seek to increase height and density on specific sites in the general precinct. The preparation of a consultative planning study is the best way to identify and preserve the valued characteristics of the precinct while managing future development aspirations.
The Northern CBD Planning Study seeks to:
- Identify and retain the urban values of the precinct, including its heritage and character and balance these with any identified growth within the precinct.
- Explore whether the northern CBD area can accommodate managed development growth and to ensure that ad-hoc Planning Proposals are avoided.
- Identify possible improvements in the public domain, including pedestrian links, wayfinding, public open space and improved public domain amenity consistent with the broad objectives and directions identified in the draft North Sydney CBD Public Domain Strategy (2018).
- Explore possibilities to achieve public benefit within or on the periphery of the precinct because of and linked to any redevelopment that may be identified.
Have Your Say
Council is keen to hear what the community values about the precinct to help inform the preparation of the Planning Study.
Residents, workers and visitors can go online to the “Have Your Say”
The site includes a short survey which will be available to be filled in from Thursday 11 July 2019 until Thursday 8 August 2019.
On the Web
The web address to here: www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/northerncbd
Alternatively, a hardcopy of the survey can be picked up from Council’s Customer Service Centre.
Background to the planning study
North Sydney Council accepted Accelerated LEP Review Grant Funding from the Department of Planning to align the North Sydney LEP with the Greater Sydney Commission’s North District Plan on 29 October 2018. The Northern CBD Planning Study was identified as one study to be funded from the Accelerated LEP Review Grant. An overview of the principles of this study was reported to Council and endorsed at a Council meeting on 25 March 2019.
If you would like to discuss the Northern CBD Planning Study, please contact Jeffrey Cooke, Senior Strategic Planner - Urban Design, on 9936 8100.
North Sydney Council Minutes - 28 May 2018 (554KB)
North Sydney Council Minutes - 29 October 2018 (621KB)
North Sydney Council Minutes - 19 November 2018 (554KB)
North Sydney Council Minutes - 25 March 2019 - Principles of the Study (395KB)
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