Ward Street Precinct Masterplan


On 5 December 2016, Council resolved to exhibit the draft Ward Street Precinct Masterplan. The Ward Street Precinct is a mix of commercial, mixed use and residential developments at the northern end of the CBD. The precinct is bound by McLaren Street to the north, Berry Street to the south, Miller Street to the west and includes a number of properties on the eastern side of Walker Street, south of Hampden Street.

The draft Masterplan aims to significantly improve the public domain offering of the CBD and carefully plan for its urban renewal.

There are a number of catalysts for the draft Masterplan:

  • The return of the Ward Street carpark to Council control in 2020
  • The planned Victoria Cross Metro Station
  • Strong private development interest
  • The activation of the North Sydney CBD and implementation of the directions set out by the North Sydney Centre Review.

The draft Masterplan proposes to replace the Ward Street carpark with a major new community facility and a 1450 square metre public plaza that is connected by active, pedestrian focussed laneways. New planning controls are also proposed for a number of opportunity sites within the precinct.

The draft Masterplan is being exhibited to encourage discussion on the future of the precinct for further refinement of the plan. There is presently no detailed design or development application seeking to implement the draft Masterplan.


Masterplan brochure (5MB) (summary brochure)

Project context document (20MB)

Ward Street Precinct Masterplan (28MB)

Traffic and Parking advice (2MB)

Design Excellence Panel minutes (107KB)

Council report of 5 December 2016 (679KB)

Public domain Masterplan (4MB)

Montage - Berry Street interface (4MB)

Montage - NOC Square (792KB)



More Information

If you would like to discuss the draft Masterplan, please contact Scott Williamson, Senior Strategic Planner, on 9936 8100.