Development Application: 311-315 Sussex Street and 317 Sussex Street, Sydney

Decision Maker: Local Planning Panel

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


Mr Carter left the meeting prior to consideration and determination of this matter as per his declaration of a pecuniary conflict of interest in this item.

The Panel:

(A)      Upheld the variation requested to the height of buildings development standard in accordance with Clause 4.6 'Exceptions to development standards' of Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012; and

(B)      Granted consent to Development Application No. D/2018/686 subject to the conditions set out in Attachment A to the subject report.

Reasons for Recommendation

The Panel approved the application for the following reasons:

(A)      The proposal satisfies the objects of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

(B)      The proposal generally satisfies the objectives and provisions of Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Sydney Development Control Plan 2012.

(C)      The proposal would provide a high level of amenity to the boarding house and residential apartments and would not unreasonably impact on the amenity of neighbouring properties.

(D)      The requested variation to the height of buildings development standard is upheld because the consent authority is satisfied that the applicant's written request has adequately addressed the matters required to be addressed by Clause 4.6 of Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and the proposed development would be in the public interest because it is consistent with the objectives of the height development standard and the B8 Metropolitan Centre zone.

Carried unanimously.



The following people addressed the meeting of the Local Planning Panel on Item 5 – Ms Elizabeth Carpenter (FJMT Architects – on behalf of the applicant).

Report author: Reinah Urqueza

Publication date: 05/12/2018

Date of decision: 05/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Local Planning Panel

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