by Brian Fuller, Heritage Subcommittee convenor

The Management Committee recently resolved that there are benefits to members if they are informed of the submissions made by the Society in relation to Development Applications (DA) that are considered to have an impact on the Heritage Conservation Areas, the streetscape, the public domain or the local amenity.

The Committee acknowledges that residents and developers do want to undertake additions and renovations to their properties that are conducive to 21st-century life. Sometimes however, they or their consultants are not aware of – or appear to downgrade the importance of – compliance with the well-considered Planning Controls that serve to protect and enhance the values of the Heritage Conservation Areas that we all enjoy and cherish.

The Committee gives due consideration to the merits of making each submission, before approval is given to lodge it.

In each Bulletin, we will publish a link to all submissions lodged with the City of Sydney during the previous period. Members will be able to access the submission via a link that appears with the property address. The link will also be available on the website.

We will also provide the DA number for those wishing to undertake further research into the Development Application documentation.

Screenshot of the City of Sydney DA Tracker (

While this advice is provided after the submission has been made, and therefore after the closing date, all those wishing to undertake a more proactive interest can register their details with the City of Sydney to receive direct notification of all DAs in your nominated area. This will enable you to make your own submission before the closing date.

Access to all DA documentation is via the City of Sydney’s DA Tracker. The DA Tracker is easier to use if you know the precise property address and or the DA number.

The Glebe Society submissions lodged over the last month were:

83 Derwent St Glebe (D/2022/65)

4 Short St Forest Lodge (D/2022/130)

8 Short St Forest Lodge (D/2022/129)

287 Broadway Glebe (D/2022/168)