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Revised plans for SCEGGS redevelopment released

  • Date: 20.11.2019
  • Type: Departmental Media Release
  • Author: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has released SCEGGS’s revised design for its proposed Darlinghurst school site.


The proposed development has undergone changes following submissions from the community during a public exhibition of the Environmental Impact Statement earlier this year. The changes include: 


  • Amendments to external façade design of Wilkinson House; additional justification of proposed design and the use of natural materials.
  • Modifying the building envelope of the multi-purpose building to fit within the size and shape of the existing buildings; relocation of driveway entrance to allow retention of street tree; increased setback from Bourke Street at the upper levels; removal of a blade wall against Bourke Street terraces and clarification the child care centre will be reduced from 90 children to 45 children.
  • Administration Building and Barham House: Reduced height of parapet to match adjacent Chapel Building gutter level; and roof plant set back 6.7m from eastern façade. 


“Community input is essential to help us make a thorough and rigorous assessment and ensure potential impacts are fully considered,” said David Gainsford, the department’s Executive Director for Infrastructure Assessments.


“The Department will now consider the revised proposal, along with feedback from the community and other government agencies and councils, and make a recommendation to the Independent Planning Commission for determination.” 


Further information on the revised SCEGGS Darlinghurst Concept Proposal and Stage 1 application can be found on the Planning Portal website.


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