Local heritage listing of seven pubs in Paddington and amendments to the Woollahra DCP 2015 for pubs in the Paddington Heritage Conservation Area

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Planning proposal for the local heritage listing of seven pubs in Paddington

At its meeting of 23 November 2020, Council approved the planning proposal to list the below seven Paddington pubs as local heritage items in Schedule 5 of the Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014.

You can read the full Council resolution here.

Following Council's resolution, the amendment was published by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on 23 December 2020. Woollahra LEP 2014 (Amendment No. 18) came into force on the day it was notified. You can view the amendment on the NSW Legislation website.

The objective of this planning proposal is to amend the Woollahra LEP 2014 to list the following seven Paddington pubs as local heritage items. Heritage listing will provide ongoing protection and recognition of the heritage significance of these buildings and their interiors.

  • Bellevue Hotel at 157-159 Hargrave Street, Paddington [Lot 11 DP 1124608]
  • Grand National Hotel at 33 Elizabeth Street (161 Underwood Street), Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 902766]
  • Imperial Hotel at 252 Oxford Street, Paddington [Lot 3 in DP 51538]
  • London Tavern Hotel at 85 Underwood Street, Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 391 and Lot 1 in DP 1001328]
  • The Paddington (formerly Paddington Arms Hotel) at 384 Oxford Street, Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 68955]
  • Paddington Inn Hotel at 338 Oxford Street, Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 85869]
  • Unicorn Hotel at 102-106 Oxford Street, Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 84534]

Thank you to everyone who made a submission on this planning proposal. The public exhibition period has closed, but you can still read the exhibition documents on this page.

The public exhibition was open to submissions from Wednesday 26 August to Friday 2 October 2020.


Draft Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Amendment No. 12) for the provisions for pubs in the Paddington Heritage Conservation Area

At its meeting of 22 February 2021, Council approved the Draft Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Amendment No. 12) to enhance the provision for pubs in the Paddington Heritage Conservation Area, after considering a report on submissions received during the public exhibition period.

The amendment came into effect on 12 April 2021 and may be viewed on Council's website.

You can read the full Council resolution here.

These amendments seek to retain significant features of pub buildings in the event of a change of use and/or substantial alterations and additions. The Draft Woollahra DCP 2015 (Amendment No. 12) applies to all land within the Paddington Heritage Conservation area, as identified in the Woollahra LEP 2014 (see map below).

The objectives of Draft Woollahra DCP 2015 (Amendment No. 12) are to:

  1. Ensure pub buildings are protected and retained regardless of any change of use;
  2. Ensure significant fabric of pub buildings is retained;
  3. Ensure the protection of moveable heritage in pub buildings;
  4. Retain the diversity of building types in Paddington, including pub buildings; and
  5. Support the continued role and presence of pub buildings in Paddington.

Paddington Heritage Conservation Area

Thank you to everyone who made a submission on this planning proposal and draft development control plan. The exhibition period is now closed and submissions are being reviewed by the Strategic Planning team. All exhibition documents are still available to view on this page.

The public exhibition was open from Wednesday 26 August 2020 to Friday 2 October 2020.

To stay up-to-date with Council’s consultations, please register for Your Say Woollahra.

Planning proposal for the local heritage listing of seven pubs in Paddington

At its meeting of 23 November 2020, Council approved the planning proposal to list the below seven Paddington pubs as local heritage items in Schedule 5 of the Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014.

You can read the full Council resolution here.

Following Council's resolution, the amendment was published by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on 23 December 2020. Woollahra LEP 2014 (Amendment No. 18) came into force on the day it was notified. You can view the amendment on the NSW Legislation website.

The objective of this planning proposal is to amend the Woollahra LEP 2014 to list the following seven Paddington pubs as local heritage items. Heritage listing will provide ongoing protection and recognition of the heritage significance of these buildings and their interiors.

  • Bellevue Hotel at 157-159 Hargrave Street, Paddington [Lot 11 DP 1124608]
  • Grand National Hotel at 33 Elizabeth Street (161 Underwood Street), Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 902766]
  • Imperial Hotel at 252 Oxford Street, Paddington [Lot 3 in DP 51538]
  • London Tavern Hotel at 85 Underwood Street, Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 391 and Lot 1 in DP 1001328]
  • The Paddington (formerly Paddington Arms Hotel) at 384 Oxford Street, Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 68955]
  • Paddington Inn Hotel at 338 Oxford Street, Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 85869]
  • Unicorn Hotel at 102-106 Oxford Street, Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 84534]

Thank you to everyone who made a submission on this planning proposal. The public exhibition period has closed, but you can still read the exhibition documents on this page.

The public exhibition was open to submissions from Wednesday 26 August to Friday 2 October 2020.


Draft Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Amendment No. 12) for the provisions for pubs in the Paddington Heritage Conservation Area

At its meeting of 22 February 2021, Council approved the Draft Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Amendment No. 12) to enhance the provision for pubs in the Paddington Heritage Conservation Area, after considering a report on submissions received during the public exhibition period.

The amendment came into effect on 12 April 2021 and may be viewed on Council's website.

You can read the full Council resolution here.

These amendments seek to retain significant features of pub buildings in the event of a change of use and/or substantial alterations and additions. The Draft Woollahra DCP 2015 (Amendment No. 12) applies to all land within the Paddington Heritage Conservation area, as identified in the Woollahra LEP 2014 (see map below).

The objectives of Draft Woollahra DCP 2015 (Amendment No. 12) are to:

  1. Ensure pub buildings are protected and retained regardless of any change of use;
  2. Ensure significant fabric of pub buildings is retained;
  3. Ensure the protection of moveable heritage in pub buildings;
  4. Retain the diversity of building types in Paddington, including pub buildings; and
  5. Support the continued role and presence of pub buildings in Paddington.

Paddington Heritage Conservation Area

Thank you to everyone who made a submission on this planning proposal and draft development control plan. The exhibition period is now closed and submissions are being reviewed by the Strategic Planning team. All exhibition documents are still available to view on this page.

The public exhibition was open from Wednesday 26 August 2020 to Friday 2 October 2020.

To stay up-to-date with Council’s consultations, please register for Your Say Woollahra.

Consultation has concluded
  • Finalisation and Commencement of DCP Amendments

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    At its meeting of 22 February 2021, Council approved the Woollahra Development Control Plan (DCP) 2015 (Amendment 12) after considering a report on submissions received during public exhibition.

    The approved amendment seeks to retain significant features of pub buildings in the event of a change of use and/or substantial alterations and additions.

    The amendment applies to all land within the Paddington Heritage Conservation Area.

    The amendment will come into effect on 12 April 2021 and may be viewed on Council’s website from that date.

  • Council Decision

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    On 22 February 2021, Council approved the Draft Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Amendment No. 12).

    Council will now finalise the amendment and provide further notification about when the changes will come into effect.

    Read the full Council resolution here.

  • Environmental Planning Committee

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    A report on the submissions made during the public exhibition of the Draft Woollahra Development Control Plan 2015 (Amendment No. 12) will be considered by Council's Environmental Planning Committee (EP) on Monday 1 February 2021, commencing at 6.00pm.

    In line with current safety measures, Woollahra Council will be holding this Committee meeting remotely using conferencing technology.

    This meeting is open to the public and interested parties may address the Committee.

    • To register to address the meeting or listen to the livestream (register by Monday 1 February 2021, 12.00pm)
      Email your name, mobile number and the item you are interested in to records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or by contacting the Governance team on (02) 9391 7001
      Once registered, we will provide you with a link, phone number and code to enable you to join the meeting. This will be emailed to you on the day of the meeting.
      There is a limit of 3 minutes per speaker and each speaker must register individually.
    • To submit late written correspondence (submit by Monday 1 February 2021, 12.00pm)
      Email your submission to records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

    The Committee's Agenda, including reports, is available to view on Council's website.

  • Finalisation & Commencement of LEP Amendment

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    The Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014 (Amendment No. 18) was notified on 23 December 2020.

    The amendment to list the following seven pubs in Paddington as a local heritage items in the Woollahra LEP 2014 came into force on the day it was notified:

    • Bellevue Hotel at 157-159 Hargrave Street, Paddington [Lot 11 DP 1124608]
    • Grand National Hotel at 33 Elizabeth Street (161 Underwood Street), Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 902766]
    • Imperial Hotel at 252 Oxford Street, Paddington [Lot 3 in DP 51538]
    • London Tavern Hotel at 85 Underwood Street, Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 391 and Lot 1 in DP 1001328]
    • The Paddington (formerly Paddington Arms Hotel) at 384 Oxford Street, Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 68955]
    • Paddington Inn Hotel at 338 Oxford Street, Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 85869]
    • Unicorn Hotel at 102-106 Oxford Street, Paddington [Lot 1 in DP 84534]

    You can view the amendment on the NSW Legislation website.

  • Council Decision

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    On 23 November 2020, Council resolved to proceed with the preparation of a draft local environmental plan to amend Schedule 5 of Woollahra LEP 2014 to list the seven Paddington pubs as local heritage items.

    Read the full Council resolution here.

  • Environmental Planning Committee

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    A report on the submissions made during the public exhibition of the planning proposal will be considered by Council’s Environmental Planning Committee (EP) on Monday 2 November 2020, commencing at 6.00pm.

    In line with current safety measures, Woollahra Council will be holding this Committee meeting remotely using conferencing technology.

    This meeting is open to the public and interested parties may address the Committee.

    • To register to address the meeting (register by Monday 2 November 2020, 12.00pm)
      Email your name, mobile number and the item you are interested in to records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au(External link) or by contacting the Governance team on (02) 9391 7001
      Once registered, we will provide you with a link, phone number and code to enable you to join the meeting. This will be emailed to you on the day of the meeting.
      There is a limit of 3 minutes per speaker and each speaker must register individually.
    • To submit late written correspondence (submit by Monday 2 November 2020, 12.00pm)
      Email your submission to records@woollahra.nsw.gov.au(External link)


    The Committee’s Agenda, including reports, available on Council’s website three days prior to the meeting (after 3 pm).

  • Public Exhibition Period Completed

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    Submissions are now closed.

    The pubic exhibition period ran from Wednesday 26 August 2020 to Friday 2 October 2020. Council's Strategic Planners are now reviewing submissions received and preparing a report for the Environmental Planning Committee.