Proposed changes to planning controls for 225–279 Broadway, Glebe

Proposed changes to planning controls for 225–279 Broadway, Glebe


Council approved this amendment to the Sydney DCP 2012 and LEP 2012.

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We invite your feedback on proposed changes to the planning controls for 225–279 Broadway, Glebe.

The changes will:

  • increase maximum heights to enable 4 to 6 storey buildings
  • use a floor-space ratio bonus to encourage development of student accommodation and non-residential uses
  • set minimum sustainability targets for new development on the site
  • list 255 Broadway, Glebe as a heritage item.

Building heights

Maximum building heights will increase from 18 metres to various specific RLs (height above sea level) ranging from RL 28.3 metres to RL 40 metres (equivalent to four to six storeys).

Floor-space ratio

The changes include a new site-specific clause, allowing the floor-space ratio to exceed the maximum of 2:1 by up to:

  • 1.6:1 for development for a commercial premises, educational establishment, entertainment premises, health services facility, hotel or motel accommodation, information and education facility or light industry
  • 1:1 for development that is for boarding houses used as student accommodation.

Sustainability targets

The site-specific clause will require the development to achieve a NABERS energy rating of 5.5 stars for commercial office development and 4.5 stars for hotel development, and consider the activation of Grose Street.


The building at 255 Broadway will be listed as a heritage item under schedule 5 of the Sydney Local Environment Plan 2012.

The documents on public exhibition include a planning proposal to amend the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and a draft development control plan. 

After the exhibition period, we will consider all submissions and report the results to Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee.

If the Council approves this planning proposal after public exhibition, it can amend the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 on behalf of the Greater Sydney Commission.

How you can give feedback

You can view the proposal and give your feedback by completing our feedback form.

Complete our feedback form

Printed copies will be available at:

Town Hall
Level 2, Town Hall House
456 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Monday–Friday: 8am–6pm
Public holidays: Closed

186 Glebe Point Road (Corner Wigram Road)
Glebe NSW 2037

Monday–Friday: 10am–4.30pm
Public holidays: Closed

Consultation closes at 5pm on Tuesday 6 November 2018.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.

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
9 October to 6 November 2018


Jarrod Booth
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Friday, 29 November 2019