Draft planning controls for Darlinghurst Road

Draft planning controls for Darlinghurst Road


Following public consultation, Council approved a DCP for Darlinghurst Road. The changes came into effect on 29 April 2019

From 25 June to 22 July, we asked for your feedback on the future character of Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross. We asked you how you want the area to look and feel over the next 5, 10 or 20 years.

Our consultation included a community workshop, online survey, pop-up events and written submissions. 

Feedback has helped inform proposed changes to planning controls for Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross and we invite your feedback on the proposal. 

The changes are designed to protect the area’s significant social, cultural and historical value and maintain a mix of retail, commercial and residential uses.

They include general planning controls for Darlinghurst Road that set out a minimum amount of non-residential floor space and reflect the desired street character. An updated locality statement and design principles will also apply to Darlinghurst Road.

Site specific controls for the Bourbon and Beefsteak site, between Fitzroy Gardens and Roslyn Street, will guide the architectural design of new development to ensure the height and form of buildings respect neighbours and protect sunlight. 

The proposed changes are part of a draft development control plan.

We will consider all submissions and report the results to Council.

Addendum 26 September 2018: Proposed heritage items will be exhibited at a later date after a gateway determination has been received from NSW Planning and Environment. Please note, the following documents were erroneously placed on this webpage and have been removed, subject to further consultation at a later stage:

  • planning proposal
  • planning proposal – proposed heritage items, Potts Point
  • draft heritage inventories. 

The closing date for this consultation has been extended from 23 October to 29 October 2018.

Addendum 30 October 2018: The closing date for this consultation has been extended from 29 October to 8 November 2018.

How to give your feedback

You can view the draft plan and give your feedback by completing an online form.

Printed copies are available for inspection at our customer service centres: 

Town Hall
Level 2, Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street, Sydney
Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Kings Cross
50-52 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross
Monday to Friday: 10am to 4.30pm
Saturday: 9am to midday

Consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 8 November 2018.  

Please note, your feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period.  

If you have any enquiries about this consultation, please email sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Sydney officer listed in contacts.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service  on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.


Key dates

Public consultation period
19 September to 8 November 2018 


Anna Kaskanlian

02 9265 9333

Last updated: Friday, 10 May 2019