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State Significant Development

Determination

Sydney Metro Victoria Cross OSD - Stage 2

North Sydney

Current Status: Determination

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  3. Exhibition
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  5. Response to Submissions
  6. Assessment
  7. Recommendation
  8. Determination

Construction and use of an over station development above the approved Victoria Cross Metro Station comprising a 40 storey office tower and 2 storeys of rooftop plant.

Attachments & Resources

Request for SEARs (1)

Request for SEARs - Final Update

SEARs (1)

Issued SEARs

EIS (35)

Appendix_G_Subdivision_Plan
Appendix_A_SEARs
Appendix_I_Clause_4.6_Variation_Height_of_Building
Appendix_E_Urban_Design_Report
Appendix_K_Ecologically_Sustainable_Development_Report
Sydney Metro Victoria Cross_Environmental Impact Statement
Appendix_C_Site_Survey
Appendix_HH_Design Review Panel Endorsement Minutes v2
Appendix_GG_Heritage_Interpretation_Report
Appendix_FF_Rail Corridor Impact
Appendix_EE_Retail_Strategy_Report (V2)
Appendix_DD_Reflectivity_Assessment
Appendix_L_Heritage_Impact_Assessment
Appendix_CC_Endorsed_Design_Excellence_Strategy
Appendix_J_Clause_4.6_Miller_Street_Special_Area_Setback
Appendix_BB_Pre_Consultation_Report
Appendix_H_BDAR_Waiver
Appendix_AA_CPTED_Assessment
Appendix_Z_Structural_Assessment
Appendix_D_Architetural Drawings
Appendix_Y_Aeronautical_Impact_Assessment
Appendix_B_Quantity_Surveyors_Cost_Report
Appendix_X_Infrastructure_Services_Utilities_Report
Appendix_W_Construction_and_Site_Management_Plan
Appendix_V_View_and_Visual_Impact_Assessment
Appendix_U_Draft_Green_Travel_Plan
Appendix_T_Traffic_Transport_Impact_Assessment
Appendix_S_Acoustic_Impact_Assessment
Appendix_R_Waste_Management_Plan
Appendix_Q_Stormwater_Management_Plan
Appendix_P_Fire_Safety_Fire Engineering_Report (V2)
Appendix_O_DDA_Accessibility_Assessment
Appendix_N_BCA_Assessment
Appendix_M_Wind_Impact_Assessment
Appendix_F_Landscape_Architecture_Plans_and_Report

Response to Submissions (12)

Traffic and Green Travel Plan Addendum
Request RTS_05122019_051259
Appendix I - Modified Detailed Architectural Plans
Appendix E - Revised Subdivsion Plans
Appendix D - Revised Consultation Report
Appendix G - Presentation Minutes DRP
Appendix F - Visual Impact 221 Miller Street
Appendix C - Public Domain Design Report
Appendix B - Transport Impact Statement
Appendix A - Supplementary Design Report
Appendix H - Modified Building Envelope Plans
Response to Submissions_Final For ReLodgement

Agency Advice (7)

TfNSW comments
TfNSW comments (updated)
Sydney Metro comment
CASA comments
Hertiage NSW comments
EESG comments
North Sydney Council submission

Determination (4)

Departments Assessment Report
Notice Of Decision
Development Consent
Approved Plans

Approved Documents

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Note: Only documents approved by the Department after November 2019 will be published above. Any documents approved before this time can be viewed on the Applicant's website.

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Inspections

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Submissions

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Name Withheld
Object
NORTH SYDNEY , New South Wales
Message
Building size is too big. It should be smaller. It should be slimmer. It is blocking the sun lights.
Name Withheld
Object
North Sydney , New South Wales
Message
Objection to Victoria Cross OSD – SSD 8874 Mod 1 and SSD 10294 and DA350/19

1. This Modification Application contains the same major issues as its predecessor which have still not been properly addressed.
2. Any reference to Sydney Metro is irrelevant to the planning and design issues of the tower building and should be seen as such.

The major issues which have not been properly addressed include:

- Massive bulk and scale, especially the Miller Street frontage
- Greatly excessive height which is unnecessary and purely profit-driven
- Built heritage is greatly disrespected. Heritage items are not “in the vicinity” as per the Urbis Report, they are RIGHT NEXT DOOR
- Car parking for 150 cars is unsustainable on such a busy traffic corner as Berry and Miller Streets
- Major view losses to all new apartments within 221 Miller Street “The Miller” have not been considered and need to be individually addressed.
- Major overshadowing to 65 Berry Street will obliterate natural light from Noon until dusk every day
- Morning solar loss to Miller Street cannot be understated
- Population forecasts identified in the Greater Sydney Region Plan (2018) are pie-in-the-sky
- Surrounding existing high rise built form is a reason not to add more high rise rather than to claim a positive contribution
- Miller Street Special Area setback should be continued for the full block up to Berry Street as a once in a lifetime opportunity
- Urban Design Drivers in the Urbis Report are overly simplistic as is the claim that the design responds sympathetically to the exiting character of neighbouring properties
ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AUTHORITY
Comment
Sydney , New South Wales
Message
Please see attached document:
Attachments
Name Withheld
Support
LAMBTON , New South Wales
Message
I support this project as it suits the existing character of North Sydney.

North Sydney is essentially an extension of Sydney CBD, and this site with its direct connection to high frequency public transport is the perfect place for a large office tower.
HERITAGE COUNCIL OF NSW
Comment
Parramatta , New South Wales
Message
See attached
Attachments
Name Withheld
Object
NORTH SYDNEY , New South Wales
Message
I object to:
- the height and bulk of the building.
The proposal seeks to increase the approval already given for 40 storeys to 42 storeys. No real justification is given. The building will be approximately twice as high as other high density buildings in the area and will adversely dominate the heritage MLC building next to it.
- the lack of planning for pedestrian and traffic impacts.
The building allows for 161 car parking space. It is inconceivable how offices on top of a railway station, with multiple bus stops near by, require so many car parking spaces and this appears to contradict the rationale behind building new metro stations which is surely to decrease car use. As this is a State Government project the government should be looking for ways to encourage the building's occupants to dispense with vehicles and use the Government transport system.
Also the project lacks sufficient consideration of the impact on pedestrian traffic in the immediate area. The Traffic Study recognises that North Sydney centre generates high pedestrian volumes, particularly in the peak commuter periods. The North Sydney Centre Traffic and Pedestrian Study (Arup, September 2014) identified insufficient footpath width in some locations and constrained crossing locations (including small splitter islands at signalised crossings) often result in congestion. As a frequent pedestrian in North Sydney, I have observed that the traffic light timing gives preference to traffic over pedestrians.
However it assumes pedestrians can choose either side of Miller Street to walk on, this seems illogical as both railway station entries (Victoria Cross and the North Sydney station) are on the same side of Miller Street.
Moreover it does not even assess the impact of pedestrians waiting at road crossings and bus stops (p.49) and says this will be considered later. This is not adequate as it is known to be high volume, as above, and there is limited footpath space at crossings and elsewhere. It should be considered now when the design and placement of entries and exits are being finalised.
OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE
Comment
PARRAMATTA , New South Wales
Message
EES has reviewed the relevant documentation and advise that there is no further comments at this stage.
Waverton Precinct
Comment
WAVERTON , New South Wales
Message
Waverton Precinct does not support this proposal. Details and reasons are in the Attached document
Attachments
Name Withheld
Object
LAVENDER BAY , New South Wales
Message
I object to the size and bulk of the proposal as it will overwhelm the local area. The lower north shore does not need more retail tenancies as several shop vacancies already exist in the area from Mosman to North Sydney and significant retail opportunities exist in Chatswood. The height of the building is excessive.
Name Withheld
Object
NORTH SYDNEY , New South Wales
Message
Comments are attached
Attachments
Wollstonecraft Precinct
Object
Wollstonecraft , New South Wales
Message
Refer to attachment
Attachments
Name Withheld
Object
North Sydney ,
Message
Attachments
IOF Custodian Pty Ltd ATF Miller Street North Sydney
Comment
Sydney , New South Wales
Message
See attached.
Attachments
North Sydney Council
Object
NORTH SYDNEY , New South Wales
Message
please see attachments
Attachments
Jeremy Dawkins
Object
North Sydney ,
Message
It is made by me personally, not by the Committee for North Sydney.
Attachments
ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES DIVISION
Object
PARRAMATTA , New South Wales
Message
Additional information is requested prior to determination
Attachments
Sydney Metro
Comment
Sydney ,
Message
Attachments
TRANSPORT FOR NSW
Comment
Chippendale , New South Wales
Message
Hi James
Thank you for the opportunity of reviewing the proposal. Please find attached our submission.
kind regards,
Billy
Attachments
Sydney Water
Comment
Parramatta , New South Wales
Message
Please be advised that the Growth Planning team will not be making a submission for this development as Sydney Water have already issued the requirements to obtain a Section 73 certificate under case number 178583 directly to the developer (see above attached letter). Note sections 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 which cover the requirements for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater servicing in more detail.
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Project Details

Application Number
SSD-10294
Assessment Type
State Significant Development
Development Type
Residential & Commercial
Local Government Areas
North Sydney
Decision
Approved
Determination Date
Decider
Minister

Contact Planner

Name
James Groundwater