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A concept State Significant Development (SSD)

application first sets the parameters for acceptable size, height, and use of the proposed building. If a concept application is approved, the applicant will then seek consent for detailed designs and construction/physical work.


The next stage would involve a new application to be lodged, exhibited, and assessed separately to the concept application.

Within the Concept Proposal, Sydney Metro are seeking approval for:


  • a building envelope including street-wall and setbacks
  • a maximum building height of 168 metres providing approximately 42 storeys for the high-rise portion and 13 storeys (55 metres) for the lower-rise eastern portion
  • a maximum gross floor area of 60,000m2
  • basement car parking for a maximum of 150 spaces.

Sydney Metro (under Transport for NSW) is seeking the concept SSD approval for the Over Station Development.

The Victoria Cross Over Station Development is a part of the Victoria Cross integrated station development. The station itself if one of six new stations to be built as part of the ‘Stage 2: City and Southwest’ section of the Sydney Metro project. The project extends new metro rail from Chatswood, under Sydney Harbour, through the Sydney CBD, and beyond.

Now the concept SSD application is approved, a detailed SSD application, or applications, will be required for the detailed design and construction of the Over Station Development.


These applications will be subject to design excellence requirements to ensure the highest standards of urban, architectural and environmental design outcomes, which may include a new design review process. Once submitted, these applications will be exhibited and assessed by the Department.

To find out more about Victoria Cross station you can:

  • visit the Sydney Metro website
  • visit our Major Projects website
  • visit a NSW Service Centre
  • call our Information Centre on 1300 305 695. If English isn’t your first language and you require an interpreter, please call 131 450. Ask for an interpreter in your language and then request to be connected to our Information Centre on 1300 305 695

Page last updated: 26/02/2019