Draft DCP amendment and planning proposal for sites in Waterloo and Alexandria

Planning controls 

The City of Sydney is amending the planning controls for Waterloo Park in Green Square and for 18 Huntley Street, Alexandria.

The changes include amendments to both the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and the Sydney Development Control Plan.

Waterloo Park in Green Square

The Waterloo Park precinct is bounded by McEvoy, George, Bourke and Young streets, Waterloo. The planning proposal will amend the zoning of the precinct from R1 general residential to B4 mixed uses to recognise current non-residential uses. It will also amend the height controls for some sites to address a mismatch with floor-space ratios.

The draft amendment to the Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 includes changes to the built form provisions and locality statement for the Waterloo Park precinct. This will reflect the proposed change in zoning and height control.

18 Huntley Street, Alexandria

The draft amendment to the Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 also amends the built form provisions for 18 Huntley Street, Alexandria to allow for a proposed realignment of the stormwater easement affecting the site.

Exhibition details

The draft plans and proposed amendments were open for public comment and submissions closed on 24 June 2014.

We are considering the submissions received and the outcomes will be reported to Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee.

If the draft amendment to the Sydney LEP 2012 is approved, Council is authorised to exercise the functions of the Minister for Planning to make the amendment. 

Note: Draft Sydney DCP 2012 maps

Due to an error in the draft building street frontage height in storeys map, sheet 17 (Waterloo Park Precinct), you can download an erratum sheet which outlines the known error in the draft map where street frontage height should read 'Add 4' rather than 'Add 6'. 


For more information about the draft planning controls, please contact:

Bryce Weedon
Student Planner02 9246 7727

Last updated: Thursday, 26 June 2014