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What is included in the Crows Nest Over Station Development concept application?

 Sydney Metro have submitted a Concept State Significant Development Application seeking consent for the broad concept for an Over Station Development above the Crows Nest Metro Station.


Within the concept application, Sydney Metro are seeking approval for:

  • maximum building envelopes with building heights for:
    • Site A up to approximately 27-storey for residential uses
    • Site B up to approximately 17-storey for hotel and conference facilities
    • Site C up to approximately 8-storey for commercial premises
  • a maximum Gross Floor Area of 55,400m² for the over station development, including 37,500m² for residential uses (Site A), 15,200m² for hotel or commercial uses (Site B) and 2,700m² of other commercial uses (Site C)
  • social infrastructure (i.e. community facilities) on either Site A or Site C
  • maximum of 150 car parking spaces
  • indicative signage zones

The concept proposal does not seek approval for any construction work.


A separate proposal to rezone the Crows Nest Metro site was also on exhibition until 8 February 2019. This proposal, prepared by the Department, seeks to amend the existing planning controls in the North Sydney Local Environmental Plan for building height, floor space ratio and minimum non-residential floor space ratio that apply to the Metro sites.


To find out more please visit the St Leonards and Crows Nest Rezoning webpage


How does this development relate to the wider Sydney Metro project?

The development will be above the previously approved Crows Nest metro station and have direct access to the station. 


Crows Nest is one of six new stations for the Sydney Metro ‘City & Southwest’, which extends new metro rail from Chatswood, under Sydney Harbour, through the Sydney CBD to Bankstown.


What happens next?

Now exhibition has closed, the Department will soon publish all submissions received and ask Sydney Metro to address any issues raised by the community, council and government agencies.


Sydney Metro will prepare a formal Response to Submissions (RTS) report, which we will make publicly available.


The Department will then assess the project, which includes consideration of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), all submissions and community feedback, and the RTS.


The Department will make a recommendation to the Minister for Planning for his determination.


Where can I find more information?

To find out more about Crows Nest Over Station Development you can:

Page last updated: 18/11/2019