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Planning Proposal Nicholson Street

Consultation is now closed.

Consultation ran from Friday 25 June 2021 to Friday 6 August 2021


Chris Pelcz - Strategic Planner

Phone: (02) 9911 3516​

Email: ​


Council is exhibiting a Planning Proposal which we have received for a new commercial office building at 46-52 Nicholson Street and 59-67 Christie Street, St Leonards.

The proposed Local Environmental Plan amendments for the site seek to increase the building height to RL 175.2 metres and the floor space ratio to 15:1. This would potentially allow for a future commercial office building of 26 storeys.

This consultation is in accordance with the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 & Regulation 2000 and the associated Gateway Determination. The Planning Minister has delegated authority of his proposal to Council as the local plan-making authority.

The site is located at 46-52 Nicholson Street and 59-67 Christie Street, St Leonards (see figure below).

Planning Proposal Area​:


The site-specific Planning Proposal seeks to:

  • Retain the B3 Commercial Core zoning;
  • Increase the maximum floor space ratio from 4.5:1 to 15:1; and
  • Increase the maximum building height from 25 metres to RL 175.2 metres (AHD).

Background Documents                                                      

Revised Planning Proposal                                                

Revised Appendices:

Request for Gateway Determination (Jan 2021)                    

Council's Urban Design Analysis                                           

Council Report – 7 December 2020                                       

Council Addendum Report – 7 December 2020                    

Council Resolution – 7 December 2020                                

Report to Local Planning Panel – 17 December 2020           

Local Planning Panel Advice – 17 December 2020