Darlinghurst Road DA

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Kings Cross must continue to be a diverse and vibrant hub and my submission opposed the proposal to demolish multiple buildings consisting of the Bourbon and Empire hotels, a pharmacy, a medical centre, commercial space and serviced apartments into a uniform block of 83 apartments with two smaller licensed venues and a retail space. The beautiful Bourbon Victorian façade would be lost and a six storey bland wall would occupy the site. The proposal breaches a number of heritage and height controls, neighbouring apartments would lose light and views and over 100 new cars would be introduced to the already congested area. 

Last week I attended the community meeting and heard your concerns about how this development risks changing the character of our Cross. My submission is HERE. Comment closes 24 January HERE.

This proposal must be determined by an appointed Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) not the City of Sydney, following legislation passed last year that I opposed in Parliament.