Development Application: 65 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo

Decision Maker: Local Planning Panel

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


The Panel refused consent for Development Application No. D/2018/335.

Reasons for Decision

The Panel refused the application for the following reasons:

(A)      The proposal does not comply with the provisions of Clause 4.3 - Height of Buildings within Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012, and does not satisfy the criteria within Clause 4.6 justifying the proposed variation to the height development standard;

(B)      The proposal results in unacceptable view loss impacts to surrounding residential properties, as prescribed in 4.3 (1)(c) of the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and part of Sydney Development Control Plan 2012.

(C)      The proposal does not comply with the provisions of Clause 6.21 - Design Excellence as the proposal is not considered to be appropriate to the building location and has a detrimental impact on view corridors.

(D)      The proposal is inconsistent with the Height of Buildings control and as such is not in the public interest, pursuant to Clause 4.15 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Carried unanimously.



The following people addressed the meeting of the Local Planning Panel on Item 4 – Mr Mark Hardwick (neighbour), Mr Michael Harrison (Architectus) – on behalf of the applicant, and Mr Bruce Eels (Eels Trelease) – on behalf of the applicant.


Report author: Meg Fox

Publication date: 10/10/2018

Date of decision: 10/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 10/10/2018 - Local Planning Panel

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