And working for better solutions

And working for better solutions

Quality development

Since 2008, around $9.4 billion worth of quality development has been determined by the City – transforming housing preferences and employment practices.

Through the central Sydney Planning Committee we are managing large urban renewal projects, including Green Square, Harold Park, Epsom Park, Ashmore, and the northern city centre.

At the same time, we are preparing for residential population growth, predicted to increase by an additional 35,000 by 2016.

We pursue design excellence in a number of ways, including a competitive design process for buildings higher than 55 metres in central Sydney, or 25 metres elsewhere.

Our design advisory panel is made up of leaders in their field helping the City continually improve the quality of private development and our own projects.

The panel provides high-level advice to the City’s planning and design staff when reviewing major development applications.

Quality buildings we’ve secured through these processes include:

1 Bligh Street (architects: Inglehoven Architects and Architectus)

This development has received national and international awards. It set benchmarks in innovation and environmental design, many of which are a first in Australia.

8 Chifley Square (architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners)

This commercial office building includes 21 levels connected by a series of adaptable two and three-storey vertical ‘villages’ that have wide-ranging sustainable features.

Liberty Place (architects: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp)

The historic Legion House has been transformed into a 6-star building with the highest sustainable credentials and a beautiful new paved urban square between Castlereagh Street and Pitt Street.

The Hyde (architects: WOHA)

Initiatives include vertical planters, a gas-fired co-generation plant, external sun shading and water harvesting and reuse.

Lumiere and Fraser Suites (architects: Foster + Partners)

This development was the subject of an international competition and includes new retail frontages with two setback towers ‘floating’ above the podium.

Last updated: Monday, 14 October 2013