Proposal Details

Proposal Lodged with DP&E

Gateway Determination issued


Post exhibition


LEP Decision

Title Central Sydney Planning Proposal
Summary The planning proposal seeks to amend the Sydney Local Environment Plan 2012 as follows:
o Amend the objectives of the B8 Metropolitan Centre zone;
o Amend the additional floor space provisions under clause 6.4 Accommodation
Floor Space of the Sydney LEP 2012 to:
o remove ‘residential accommodation and serviced apartments’ from
receiving additional floor space for all areas;
o increase the additional floor space awarded for Area 3 (Western Edge)
by 0.5:1; and
o include office premises, business premises or retail premises in Area 4
(Chinatown and Haymarket).
o Amend the objectives of the RE1 Public Recreation zone which will apply to
the entire Local Government Area (LGA) to protect sun access to public land;
o Add a new design excellence ‘plus’ process which would allow for up to 50%
additional floor space to be awarded for development with a site area greater
than 2000m2, where it demonstrates design excellence in an identified tower
cluster area;
o Amend the height of building objectives to exclude sharing of views in Central
o Amend the building height map to increase height for some sites along Central
Sydney’s western edge from 80 metres (m) to 110m;
o Include sun access controls for Future Town Hall Square and remove controls
for Chifley Square;
o Amend all other existing sun access planes to ensure greater protection for
public places, through refining the calculation and extent of sun access
o Amend clause 6.16 Erection of tall buildings of the Sydney LEP 2012 to
require a minimum site area for tall buildings (over 55m) to 1,000m2 along
with requiring a set of performance criteria to be met. In addition, buildings
which seek an FSR greater than 8:1 will also be required to meet the
performance criteria;
o Add new provisions regarding the minimum ecological sustainable
development (ESD) performance of commercial development to achieve best
practice NABERS Energy with a Commitment Agreement;
o Include new provisions to require residential development accessing Design
Excellence bonuses to be subject to higher BASIX Targets; and
o Include new provisions to retain significant views from public places including
Martin Place, Observatory Hill and views towards Central Station Clock Tower.
Stage Post Exhibition
Number PP_2020_SYDNE_002_00


Submission Stage
Date Review Commenced 25-02-2020
Relevant Planning Authority (PPA) Sydney, Council of the City of
Local Government Area Covered Sydney

Gateway Stage
Date of Determination 11-03-2020
Gateway Decision Proceed subject to conditions
Link to PPA Web Site

LEP Assessment Stage
Date returned to Department for assessment
(Planning Proposal returned to Department of Planning for assessment and drafting of LEP)

Local Environmental Plan Stage
Date of Publication N/A
Publish Decision N/A
Link to LEP Document N/A

DPE Contact
Name Director, Eastern District (City of Sydney)
Phone 1300 305 695

Council Contact Detail
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Phone N/A
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