York and George, Sydney


Mecone achieved development approval within four months for one of the most prominent and exciting new projects in Sydney CBD which is set to become a benchmark development.

Mecone lodged an application for this mixed-use tower including flagship retail at the lower levels with 199 residential apartments across 32 storeys. The application was subject to a competitive design process with multiple architects.

The development provides a unique transition between the modern aesthetics of the George Street façade and the heritage significance of York Street and contributes to the urban fabric of the locality by opening up a previously underutilised and rarely seen heritage courtyard.

Scope of Works

Mecone was engaged to provide planning and project management services for Stage 2 Development Application Lodgement.

  • Due diligence studies and preliminary planning advice;
  • Liaison with Council;
  • Preparation of a detailed Statement of Environmental Effects to support the Stage 2 Development Application;
  • Coordination of the consultancy team for the Development Application;
  • Lodgement of the application and management of the DA process; and
  • Ongoing planning support post approval including assistance with satisfaction of conditions, and Section 96 modifications with respect to improved retail services and Heritage Flood Space requirements

Project Facts

Client: Fife Capital

LGAs: City of Sydney

Size: 199 Residential Units | 2,763m2 Commercial office space | 4,946m2 Retail space

Value: $110M

Sector: Mixed Use –Residential, Commercial and Retail

Services: Development Application

Team Members

Image courtesy of John Wardle Architects

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