June 2015

Quarter 4 2014/15: Highlights

  • The average net time to determine applications (DAs & S96 modifications) to date (end Q4) was 74 days
  • The value of DAs determined in Quarter 4 – $976 million (2013–14: $1,691m)
  • Applications $30 million and over approved in Quarter 4 were:
    • 18 O’Dea Avenue, Waterloo – $136m
    • 137–151 Clarence Street, Sydney – $107m
    • 71–79 Macquarie Street, Sydney – $106m
    • 128–150 Ross Street, Forest Lodge – $104m
    • 286–296 Sussex Street, Sydney – $76m
    • 33–37 Mentmore Street, Rosebery – $35m
    • 64–79 Sussex Street, Sydney – $30m
    • 12–20 Mandible Street, Alexandria – $30m
    • Detail of applications over $15m under ‘Determined’ heading below.
  • The value of DAs lodged in Quarter 4 was $1,616 million (2013–14: $1,259m)
  • The number of DAs lodged in Quarter 4 was 476 (2013–14: 483)
  • Applications $50 million and over lodged in Quarter 4 were:
    • 1 Alfred Street, Sydney – $289m
    • 58–60 Martin Place, Sydney – $258m
    • 52 O’Dea Avenue, Waterloo – $110m
    • 105–115 Portman Street, Zetland – $101m
    • 15–17 Lachlan Street, Waterloo – $101m
    • 67–77 Epsom Road, Erskineville – $87m
    • 1A Coulson Street, Erskineville – $82m
    • 148–160 King Street, Sydney – $61m
    • 65 Craigend Street, Darlinghurst – $51m
    • Detail of applications over $30m under ‘Lodged’ heading below.
  • 94% of applications in Quarter 4 were
    approved (DAs and modifications)

Development applications requiring notification can be viewed online during the exhibition period. Notices of Determination and planners reports can be found via the development applications search facility or in the agendas of Council meetings. Brief descriptions of developments are supplied here, full descriptions are available on the City’s website.


Figure 1 – Average number of net days for determination of DAs cumulative for the financial years by month

Figure 1- Average number of net days for determination of DAs cumulative for the financial years by month

                               2013/14                                 2014/15

Please note: The figures in the graph above represent number of days.

Table 1 – Number & value of applications determined in Quarter 4

2014/15 2013/14 2012/13
DA – value $967m $1,691m $387m
DA – number 468 420 432
Modifications (s96) 235  257 274
Footway use 100 83 108

Applications approved over $15 million – Quarter 4

DA Number Address Brief description Val $m
D/2014/1837 18 O'Dea Avenue, Waterloo Mixed-use development of four buildings, ranging in height from 8 to 21 storeys proposes 331 residential apartments, ground floor retail $136
D/2014/1575 137-151 Clarence Street, Sydney Stage 2 DA for construction of a 20-storey commercial office $107
D/2014/301 71-79 Macquarie Street, Sydney Erection of 20 storey mixed use development comprises of 109 residential/serviced apartments and public domain improvement works $106
D/2015/282 128-150 Ross Street, Forest Lodge Stage 2 DA for Precinct 5 at Harold Park for construction of 2 residential flat buildings (2-8 storeys) containing a total of 232 apartments $104
D/2014/755 286-296 Sussex Street, Sydney Stage 1 DA for concept approval of a 80 metre building envelope for a mixed use development, accommodating hotel and residential land uses $76
D/2014/1231 33-37 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery Construction of 4 x 6 storey residential flat buildings with118 units, associated landscaping and drainage works $35
D/2014/1597 65-79 Sussex Street, Sydney Construction of a seven storey hotel building, known as the ‘Quest Hotel’ comprising of 143 hotel rooms including hotel lobby and retail spaces $30
D/2014/1761 12-20 Mandible Street, Alexandria Construction, fitout and use of new building as a private art storage facility, including ancillary offices $30
D/2014/1265 50-86 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery Construction of multi dwelling housing including a common basement and 51 x 3 bedroom townhouse style dwellings above $18
D/2014/1506 119-127 Kippax Street, Surry Hills Adaptive reuse of existing building comprising 45 apartments, lower level non-residential uses and a rooftop addition $18
D/2014/1307 273-275 Sussex Street, Sydney Construction of a new 14 storey mixed use development consisting of retail, commercial uses and a three level child care centre from ground level to level 3, and 37 residential units on levels 4 to 13 $16
D/2014/764 262-266 Castlereagh Street, Sydney Construction of a new 18 storey hotel known as the Hyde Park Inn, including 92 hotel suites, 1 ground floor retail premises, internal connections to the existing hotel and a basement level comprising of building services. $16


Figure  2 – Total value of DAs lodged – comparison by year

Figure 2 - Total value of DAs lodged - comparison by year

Please note: The figures in the graph above represent billion$.

Table 2 – Quarter 4 number of lodged applications

2014/15 2013/14 2012/13
Modifications (s96) 278 257 265
Footway use 98 80 98

Applications lodged over $30 million – Quarter 4

DA Number Address Brief description Val $m
D/2015/882 1 Alfred Street, Sydney Construction of a new mixed use building (Tower A) of 57 storeys, including 184 residential apartments. Amendments include excising Tower B $289
D/2015/509 58-60 Martin Place, Sydney Construction of a 33-storey commercial office building accommodating 2,168sqm retail floor space and 42,431sqm of commercial floor space $258
D/2015/670 52 O'Dea Avenue, Waterloo Mixed use development with 2 x 8 storey buildings, 1 x 21 storey building, 25 non-residential tenancies and public domain works $110
D/2015/733 105-115 Portman Street, Zetland Construction of a mixed use development with a scale of 11 storeys. The proposal includes ground floor retail uses and 256 apartments $101
D/2015/570 15-17 Lachlan Street, Waterloo Construction of a mixed use development comprising six buildings, ranging in height from four to eight storeys, 226 residential units, ground floor retail tenancies $101
D/2015/624 67-77 Epsom Road, Rosebery Construction of a part 6 and part 13 storey mixed use buildings containing 267 residential units, 49 services apartment and retail $87
D/2015/865 1A Coulson Street, Erskineville Construction of a 5 part 8 level residential flat building and a 4 level residential flat building with 172 apartments $82
D/2015/750 148-160 King Street, Sydney Stage 1 DA for a 26 storey tower comprising residential accommodation above lower level retail/commercial development $61
D/2015/565 65 Craigend Street, Darlinghurst Stage 1 DA for redevelopment of the site for use as a vehicular sales
and hire premises, a 5-storey (18m) building envelope
D/2015/688 105-115 Portman Street, Zetland New 16 storey mixed use development containing 139 residential units with ground floor retail $41
D/2015/601 65-79 Sussex Street, Sydney Construction of an eight storey development for hotel comprising 163 rooms, including; hotel lobby, restaurant, retail and licensed bar $36
D/2015/661 410 Pitt Street, Haymarket Stage 1 proposal for the building envelope of a new 33 storey accommodation hotel at 410 Pitt Street, Haymarket $36
D/2015/562 16-20/1A Coulson Street, Erskineville Demolition of existing warehouse and construction of residential flat building containing of 93 residential apartments with basement parking for 70 cars, landscaping and public domain works including pedestrian walkway and pocket park. $34


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The Director
Planning, Development and Transport


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