Specialist Planner, Strategic Planning & Urban Design
The proposed planning controls will allow for greater building heights and floor space in redevelopments if heritage is protected and new space for creative and cultural activities is provided.
Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee approved the amended proposals in April 2022. The planning controls were finalised and came into force on 2 December 2022.
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These proposed planning controls will apply to the Oxford Street cultural and creative precinct between Hyde Park in Darlinghurst and Greens Road in Paddington.
In 2020 we consulted our communities on ways to revitalise Oxford Street while recognising its cultural and community significance.
The proposed controls allow for greater height and floor space. They protect heritage items, public spaces and local character. They also create more space for creative and cultural activities.
The new planning controls:
This consultation includes a planning proposal to amend the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012, and a draft development control plan to amend the Sydney Development Control Plan 2012.
We’re also asking for feedback on increased heights for buildings facing Taylor Square. Find out more about the options for Taylor Square.
Oxford Street cultural and creative precinct
We will consider and report your feedback on the planning proposal to Council in early 2022.
We will work with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to publish the new planning controls by mid-2022.
Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 5 November 2021.
There are 3 ways you can be involved and provide us with your feedback:
Register online or email [email protected]ey.nsw.gov.au if you would like to attend an information session.
Email your feedback to [email protected] or post to:
Senior Project Officer
Strategic Engagement and Community Relations
City of Sydney
Town Hall House, Level 7, 456 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000
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 contribution.