At its meeting of 27 March 2023, Council resolved to proceed with a planning proposal to list four (4) items in the Double Bay Centre as local heritage items in Schedule 5 and on the Heritage Map of the Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014 (Woollahra LEP 2014).

You can read the full Council resolution here.

Heritage listing aims to provide ongoing protection and recognition of the heritage significance of these sites.

The public exhibition period to gather feedback on this planning proposal ran from Wednesday 16 August 2023 to Friday 15 September 2023. Your participation and feedback has been taken into account when preparing Council's planning controls to ensure they reflect the views of the whole community.

If you would like further information on the planning proposal, wee invite you to read the following draft documents.

You can find everything you need to know about the exhibition on this page, including redacted copies of submissions, FAQs and links to important documents.

About the planning proposal

The purpose of this planning proposal is to explain the intended effect of an amendment to the Woollahra LEP 2014. An LEP is a legal instrument that zones land and includes standards and controls to regulate the use and nature of development and the management of land. An LEP can also address matters of heritage conservation.

The amendment to the Woollahra LEP 2014 involves the listing of four (4) local heritage items in Schedule 5 of the Woollahra LEP 2014 and the associated heritage mapping. The properties of the local heritage items are listed below:

  • Shopping building and arcade at 21-25 Knox Street, Double Bay (Lot 1, DP 208922).
  • Cooper's Corner at 475-479 New South Head Road, Double Bay (Lot 1 DP 13051).
  • Royal Oak Hotel at 28 Bay Street, Double Bay (Lot 1 DP 60445).
  • Former In Shoppe Building at 45A Bay Street, Double Bay (Lot 1 DP 208325)

A detailed description of the heritage significance of each item is included in the supporting documents to the planning proposal, the Double Bay Centre Heritage Review heritage study and associated heritage inventory sheets.

Council has been authorised to use its delegation under section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to approve the LEP. The Department of Planning and Environment has classified this planning proposal as 'basic' as described in the Local Environmental Plan Making Guidelines (Department of Planning and Environment, 2022).