Ian Stephenson, Planning Convenor, Glebe Society Bulletin 4/2021, June 2021
Development Proposal reference number D/2021/493: 17-31 Cowper St, Glebe; Applicant: NSW Land and Housing Corporation
Our April Bulletin article High Rise for Glebe’s St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area reported on Sydney City Council’s spot rezoning of two low-rise properties in the St Phillip’s Heritage Conservation Area in order to allow two eight-storey apartment towers to be erected.
Sydney City Council have now received a development application (DA) from the NSW Land and Corporation for the demolition of existing buildings and the construction of mixed-use development comprising 70 apartments, 5 dwelling houses and two commercial tenancies.
Estimated Cost: $30,906,517
Closing Date for comments: 23 June
This link will take you to the details:
The application is on public exhibition up to and including 23 June 2021. During this time, you are welcome to make a submission on the proposal. You can make a submission by emailing: email@example.com, or if you would like to speak to a Council planning officer, please call Lotti Wilkinson on 9265 9333 or Bill Mackay, Manager Planning Assessment.
The Glebe Society supports the provision of additional public housing in Glebe but deplores the method by which it is being done. It should be provided through sensitive low-rise infill which respects the urban fabric of Glebe, has better amenity for public housing tenants and does not create a suburb of two residents – private in low rise and public tenants in high rise.
The Glebe Society supports the provision of additional public housing in Glebe but deplores the method by which it is being done.
The DA has very serious implications for both the urban and social fabric of Glebe and undoes almost 50 years of good public policy. It is the precursor of more to come. Members and residents are encouraged to make submissions.