Draft Cross Street Precinct Planning & Urban Design Strategy

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Photomontage showing indicative development along Cross Street, Double Bay


Have your say on the future of development in the Cross Street Precinct


Council is exhibiting the Draft Cross Street Precinct Planning and Urban Design Strategy (Draft Strategy) and we invite your comments.

The Draft Strategy provides a comprehensive planning and urban design framework to guide the future development of the Cross Street Precinct as a vibrant and connected place in the heart of Double Bay.

Significantly, the Draft Strategy reaffirms Council’s commitment to maintaining the existing planning controls and vision for the future of the surrounding Double Bay Centre area as a stylish bayside village.

The Draft Strategy applies to ‘review sites’ on the southern side of Cross Street, between Knox Lane and Bay Street, Double Bay (refer to the map below). The Draft Strategy provides a proactive planning approach that will help to integrate the review sites with recently completed development in the Cross Street Precinct.



In summary, the Draft Strategy recommends permitting six-storey development on the review sites in the Cross Street Precinct, with two levels of non-residential use and four levels of residential apartments above. This is accompanied by requirements for street level activation, building setbacks, a diverse unit mix and design excellence to facilitate a vibrant street that maintains the village character of Double Bay.

The Draft Strategy seeks to ensure that future development improves the liveability and economic function of the Precinct, creating a great place for people to live, work and visit.

The Draft Strategy is supported by the Double Bay Transport Study 2021 and the Draft Cross Street Precinct Community Impact Statement. These supporting documents identify the potential traffic and community impacts arising from the recommendations of the Draft Strategy.

The Draft Strategy is on public exhibition from Wednesday 17 November 2021 until 4.30pm on Friday 17 December 2021.

Your participation is essential to ensure that the Draft Strategy reflects the aspirations and values of our whole community. The feedback we receive during public exhibition will be reported to Council before it makes a decision about proceeding with the Draft Strategy.

The public exhibition of the Draft Strategy is the first step in planning for the future of the Cross Street Precinct. There will be future opportunities to provide your feedback on any draft planning controls for the Cross Street Precinct.


Key objectives of the Draft Strategy

  1. To facilitate development of an integrated streetscape consistent with the desired future character of Double Bay.
  2. To encourage more non-residential floor space to provide employment and economic opportunities.
  3. To promote a fine-grain and human-scale built form that demonstrates design excellence.
  4. To maximise active frontages at street level to create a distinctive place identity.
  5. To facilitate enhanced pedestrian connectivity and opportunities for active transport.
  6. To encourage a mix of uses that foster an economically and socially diverse community.
  7. To promote a residential unit mix that provides live/work opportunities and more affordable price points.
  8. To enhance the Precinct’s village atmosphere and sense of community connection.
  9. To facilitate built form designs that incorporate sustainability principles.
  10. To assist the delivery of the Woollahra Local Strategic Planning Statement 2020 and Woollahra Local Housing Strategy 2021.

You can find everything you need to know about the exhibition on this page, including FAQs and links to supplementary information.

You can also visit Council’s customer service area and the Woollahra Library (in Double Bay) to read hard copies of the Draft Strategy and supporting documents, subject to the latest health orders in relation to COVID-19.


Have your say

It’s easy to have your say by:

  • Filling in the short survey at the bottom of this page. You can also attach a written submission to the survey
  • Emailing records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au, quoting reference SC6552 Submission.

All submissions must be received by 4.30pm on Friday 17 December 2021.

When making a submission by email or letter, please provide your contact details, preferably an email address, so we can keep you up-to-date on this project.

To stay up-to-date on this project register for Your Say Woollahra. It’s free and easy to get started.


PRIVACY NOTE:

The supply of personal information is voluntary. If personal information is not provided, Council may be limited in dealing with a submission. Submissions, summaries of submissions, and/or names and addresses of people making submissions may be included in publicly available reports to Council or Committee Meetings.

Please note that, in accordance with section 18(1)(b) of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW), you are advised that all submissions received by Council in relation to any matter will be placed on the appropriate Council file and may be disclosed to Councillors, Council Officers, consultants to Council or members of the public.

Pursuant to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) the Council may be obliged to allow inspection of its documents, including any submissions you may make.


Have your say on the future of development in the Cross Street Precinct


Council is exhibiting the Draft Cross Street Precinct Planning and Urban Design Strategy (Draft Strategy) and we invite your comments.

The Draft Strategy provides a comprehensive planning and urban design framework to guide the future development of the Cross Street Precinct as a vibrant and connected place in the heart of Double Bay.

Significantly, the Draft Strategy reaffirms Council’s commitment to maintaining the existing planning controls and vision for the future of the surrounding Double Bay Centre area as a stylish bayside village.

The Draft Strategy applies to ‘review sites’ on the southern side of Cross Street, between Knox Lane and Bay Street, Double Bay (refer to the map below). The Draft Strategy provides a proactive planning approach that will help to integrate the review sites with recently completed development in the Cross Street Precinct.



In summary, the Draft Strategy recommends permitting six-storey development on the review sites in the Cross Street Precinct, with two levels of non-residential use and four levels of residential apartments above. This is accompanied by requirements for street level activation, building setbacks, a diverse unit mix and design excellence to facilitate a vibrant street that maintains the village character of Double Bay.

The Draft Strategy seeks to ensure that future development improves the liveability and economic function of the Precinct, creating a great place for people to live, work and visit.

The Draft Strategy is supported by the Double Bay Transport Study 2021 and the Draft Cross Street Precinct Community Impact Statement. These supporting documents identify the potential traffic and community impacts arising from the recommendations of the Draft Strategy.

The Draft Strategy is on public exhibition from Wednesday 17 November 2021 until 4.30pm on Friday 17 December 2021.

Your participation is essential to ensure that the Draft Strategy reflects the aspirations and values of our whole community. The feedback we receive during public exhibition will be reported to Council before it makes a decision about proceeding with the Draft Strategy.

The public exhibition of the Draft Strategy is the first step in planning for the future of the Cross Street Precinct. There will be future opportunities to provide your feedback on any draft planning controls for the Cross Street Precinct.


Key objectives of the Draft Strategy

  1. To facilitate development of an integrated streetscape consistent with the desired future character of Double Bay.
  2. To encourage more non-residential floor space to provide employment and economic opportunities.
  3. To promote a fine-grain and human-scale built form that demonstrates design excellence.
  4. To maximise active frontages at street level to create a distinctive place identity.
  5. To facilitate enhanced pedestrian connectivity and opportunities for active transport.
  6. To encourage a mix of uses that foster an economically and socially diverse community.
  7. To promote a residential unit mix that provides live/work opportunities and more affordable price points.
  8. To enhance the Precinct’s village atmosphere and sense of community connection.
  9. To facilitate built form designs that incorporate sustainability principles.
  10. To assist the delivery of the Woollahra Local Strategic Planning Statement 2020 and Woollahra Local Housing Strategy 2021.

You can find everything you need to know about the exhibition on this page, including FAQs and links to supplementary information.

You can also visit Council’s customer service area and the Woollahra Library (in Double Bay) to read hard copies of the Draft Strategy and supporting documents, subject to the latest health orders in relation to COVID-19.


Have your say

It’s easy to have your say by:

  • Filling in the short survey at the bottom of this page. You can also attach a written submission to the survey
  • Emailing records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au, quoting reference SC6552 Submission.

All submissions must be received by 4.30pm on Friday 17 December 2021.

When making a submission by email or letter, please provide your contact details, preferably an email address, so we can keep you up-to-date on this project.

To stay up-to-date on this project register for Your Say Woollahra. It’s free and easy to get started.


PRIVACY NOTE:

The supply of personal information is voluntary. If personal information is not provided, Council may be limited in dealing with a submission. Submissions, summaries of submissions, and/or names and addresses of people making submissions may be included in publicly available reports to Council or Committee Meetings.

Please note that, in accordance with section 18(1)(b) of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW), you are advised that all submissions received by Council in relation to any matter will be placed on the appropriate Council file and may be disclosed to Councillors, Council Officers, consultants to Council or members of the public.

Pursuant to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) the Council may be obliged to allow inspection of its documents, including any submissions you may make.

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