Double Bay Under Threat - STOP 6 STOREY DEVELOPMENT
Earlier this year, Woollahra Council published a new draft planning strategy which would permit six-storey buildings throughout Double Bay’s commercial centre. This would be a 50% increase in the current height limit, resulting in destruction of Double Bay’s low-rise village charm and character. The Council surveyed residents and other stakeholders, inviting them to comment on the strategy before the end of May 2022.
DBRA distributed the attached flyer widely, recommending that residents who opposed the draft strategy should email and objection to the Council.
You can read DBRA’s detailed submission here.
You can also read a presentation to DBRA members at the Association’s AGM in April. Read document.
To date we have received no information about the results of the survey and the comments received by the Council. We have been told to expect it by the end of the year.
We will keep members informed of any news we receive. Meanwhile, residents have no idea what is happening with the draft planning strategy and are faced with the likelihood that the Council will permit six-storey buildings throughout the Double Bay centre, destroying its low-rise village character.
The illustration below shows the impact of six-storey buildings on Knox Street.