74 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill


The redevelopment of the site was approved for a new 180 room student accommodation development including partial demolition of an existing building and construction of a 3-4 storey, student accommodation building designed by Bates Smart. The development includes the partial retention of an existing building that was previously the Western Suburbs District Ambulance Station established in 1924.

The approved development will exceed sustainability expectations through adopting leading practices and initiatives to reduce energy and water consumption and generate electricity through renewable resources. Each of the student rooms will have ensuite and kitchenette facilities.

The development also includes significant communal facilities including:

  • Ground level spaces including a staff office and reception area, student study areas and communal living rooms totalling approximately 230m2 of common area;
  • Lower ground level spaces including communal laundry, waste room, communal areas and media room totalling approximately 155m2 of common area;
  • Expansive landscaped courtyard which provides over 580m2 of open space; and
  • Bicycle storage area with capacity for 52 bicycles.

Scope of Works

Mecone provided a number of urban planning services in relation to the project which included the following:

  • Undertaking pre-lodgement discussions with Council on behalf of Iglu;
  • Preparing a Statement of Environmental Effects to support the development application;
  • Preparing three Clause 4.6 variation statements to vary requirements of the Local Environmental Plan and SEPP;
  • Successful lodgement and planning coordination through the DA Assessment process with Council; and
  • Presentation to the Sydney East Planning Panel at two separate meetings to obtain approval.

Project Facts

Client: Iglu

LGAs: Inner West Council

Size: 180 Room Student Accommodation

Value: $30.4M

Sector: Residential | Student Accommodation

Service: Statutory Planning

Team Members

Image courtesy of Bates Smart

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