Danks Street South Planning Proposal

At its 10 December 2018 meeting, the City of Sydney Council approved the Danks Street South Planning Proposal for gazettal. Mecone congratulates the proponent, Dahua and the consultancy team including Touchstone Partners (Development Managers) and Mako Architecture (Project Architects) on this great result. Mecone has worked closely with the project team to ensure the approval of the Danks Street South Planning Proposal, which includes amendment to controls within the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 to deliver a new neighbourhood on the fringe of Green Square.  The Planning Proposal includes site-specific controls that will see future Development Applications deliver;

  • 2 x new public parks totalling over 5,400m2 in public spaces for recreation and community events;
  • 1,400m2 public square, activated by Commercial uses;
  • Delivery of approximately $20,900,000 of affordable housing;
  • Retention of existing Sydney Water heritage items;
  • New local streets, including shared zones and through site links;
  • Over 1,275 new dwellings closer to public transport, cycleway, community infrastructure and local goods and services; and
  • Service infrastructure.

Mecone, Touchstone Partners and Mako Architecture have worked closely with Dahua (largest landowner in the precinct), to develop a Site Specific Development Control Plan specifically for their site. This has also included preparing a Design Excellence Strategy, Public Art Strategy and negotiating a Voluntary Planning Agreement with the City of Sydney.

The adoption of the Site Specific Development Control Plan ensures that Dahua is able to progress straight to a detailed Development Application, without the need to first prepare a Concept (Stage 1) Development Application for the relevant building envelopes.

Article written by Michael Hanisch.

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