By Ian Stephenson, Convenor, Planning Subcommittee, from Bulletin 8 of 2023, October

On 11 May, the Society made a submission concerning a development application (DA) for 181 St Johns Road.  You can read the submission here: On 15 September, City of Sydney Council refused the DA.  The notice of determination is here:

The DA for 181 St Johns Road, which has been rejected by Council, sought to replace a beautiful free-standing mid-Victorian house (left) – a Contributory item in the Hereford-Forest Lodge Heritage Conservation Area –  with a pair of conjoined three-storey houses (right) that would compromise the heritage significance of the Heritage Conservation Area.