Development Application: 208-218 Riley Street, Surry Hills - D/2018/1451

Decision Maker: Local Planning Panel

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


For the convenience of members of the public speaking on or in attendance for Item 4 – Development Application; 208-218 Riley Street, Surry Hills - D/2018/1451 and D/2018/1305 and Item 5 – Development Application; 208-218 Riley Street, Surry Hills - D/2018/1305, and to assist with deliberations, Items 4 and 5 were addressed at the same time.

The Panel granted consent to Development Application No. D/2018/1451 subject to the conditions set out in Attachment A to the subject report, subject to the following amendments (additions shown in bold italics and deleted text shown in strikethrough):

That Condition 22 be added and the remaining conditions renumbered accordingly.

(22)      AWNING

The awning above the restaurant is to be effectively extended to the south by one bay . Amended plans are to be submitted to the Director City Planning, Development and Transport for approval prior to the issue of any Construction Certificate.


(a)        The Construction Traffic Management Plan submitted during the assessment of the application has not been approved by this consent.

(b)        A Construction Traffic Management Plan must be submitted to and approved by Council’s Area Planning Manager/Area Planning Coordinator Director City Planning, Development and Transport prior to the issue of any Construction Certificate. The CTMP must be prepared in accordance with Council’s requirements, located at – traffic-management/construction-traffic-managementplans

and in consultation with the Transport for NSW Sydney Coordination Office.

(c)        The CTMP must not permit vehicles parking on Lower Campbell Street that will inhibit vehicular ingress and egress from neighbouring properties.

(d)        The development must be undertaken in accordance with the CTMP approved under (b) above.

Reasons for Decision

The application was approved for the following reasons:

(A)        The development is permissible in the B4 – Mixed Use zone and consistent with the zone objectives.

(B)        The development achieves a high standard of architectural design, materials and landscaping, contributing positively to the public domain with a contemporary and distinct choice of brick to reference the character of the surrounding area. The development will improve the presentation of the ground floor facade of the existing Cambridge Hotel and be complemented by public art, to be confirmed prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate. The development achieves the principles of ecologically sustainable development and has an acceptable environmental impact with regard to the amenity of the surrounding area and future occupants. The development therefore exhibits design excellence in accordance with Clause 6.21 of the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and consent may be granted.

(C)       The development is consistent with the concept approval granted under D/2016/1177.

(D)       Subject to conditions, construction impacts can be managed to mitigate impacts on the amenity of neighbouring properties.

(E)        For the reasons above, the development is in the public interest.

(F)        Condition 22 was added to require the extension of the awning on the Riley Street frontage. The amendment seeks to achieve compliance with Clause 3.2.4(3) of the Sydney Development Control Plan 2012.

(G)       Condition 35 was amended to require the Construction Traffic Management Plan to be submitted to Council’s Director City Planning, Development and Transport for approval. This was considered appropriate given the Director was present at the meeting and heard concerns raised by submitters in relation to the impact of construction works on neighbouring properties.

Carried unanimously.


Mr Matt Sherman (resident), Mr Raz Szpalinski (resident), Mr Todd McAllistair (resident – on behalf of residents of The Darlington), Mr Tony Sheldon (resident) and Mr Tim Blythe (Urbis – on behalf of applicant).


Report author: David M Zabell

Publication date: 17/07/2019

Date of decision: 17/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 17/07/2019 - Local Planning Panel

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