By Ian Stephenson, Planning Subcommittee Convenor, Bulletin 02/2024, April

Development in Ferry Road, Glebe (Image: T Hesketh)


The Society has recently made the following presentations to planning authorities:

  • 82 Wentworth Park Road, Glebe

To the City Of Sydney Local Planning Panel Committee on 13 December 2023. The application was approved. See the article in this Bulletin.

  • 20 and 22 Forest Street, Forest Lodge

Land and Environment Court conciliation conference regarding the proposed demolition of two Contributory houses in the Hereford and Forest Lodge Heritage Conservation Area.

Submissions to City of Sydney Council

  • 335-341 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, D/2023/1142

The proposal included replacing a glazed shop front with a roller shutter door. Pleasingly, the application was amended to delete the roller shutter and have glazed concertina doors instead (view our submission at D/2023/1142),

  • 6 Forest Street, Forest Lodge, D/2024/96 
20 and 22 Forest St, Forest Lodge (Image Virginia Simpson-Young)

Application to add an attic and change the windows and doors on the front elevation of 6 Forest Street and to erect a new three-storey addition on the site of the garage which adjoins the house located in the Hereford and Forest Lodge Heritage Conservation Area (view our submission at D/2024/96).

  • 43 Toxteth Road, Glebe, D/2022/673/A 

Section 4.56 modification to a development consent granted by the NSW Land and Environment Court. Proposed amendments involve the reinstatement of the external wall and roof of the western rear wing, and a change in roof material for the addition (view our submission at D/2022/673/A).

  • 274-276 Glebe Point Road, Glebe (former Wesley Lodge), D/2019/1470/B 

Section 4.55(2) modification of consent to replace approved planter boxes with privacy screens, relocate fire booster cabinet with associated tree removals, changes to store rooms and south-western wall of substation, reduction in solar panels and extension to roof plant area (view our submission at D/2019/1470/B).

Determinations – City of Sydney

  • 181 St Johns Road, Glebe
181 St Johns Road in May 2023, (Image: V Simpson-Young)

The application for the demolition of an early cottage at 181 St Johns Road Glebe, was rejected by the Local Planning Panel on 13 December 2024. The reasons are set out in the notice of determination which can be accessed using the City of Sydney DA tracker.

  • 56A Allen Street, Glebe, D/2023/790

The DA for demolition of rear garage and utility room and construction of two new unit dwellings was refused. The reasons are set out in the notice of determination which can be accessed using the City of Sydney DA tracker.

Submissions to State Government

Diverse and Well-Located Homes SEPP, Planning NSW, on 23 February 2024. This SEPP allows for six-storey buildings in much of Glebe and four-storey buildings in the rest. It represents the most serious threat to Glebe’s heritage and identity in the last four decades and is not the best way of increasing the supply of housing in a mature, high density suburb.

The Crown Lands Act review, on 19 March, 2024.