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St Leonards and Crows Nest

Priority growth areas and precincts

With a new Sydney Metro station opening in Crows Nest in 2024, there is an exciting opportunity to rejuvenate St Leonards and Crows Nest.

The St Leonards and Crows Nest - Planning Package offers new jobs, open space, infrastructure and homes to St Leonards and Crows Nest.

The Crows Nest Sydney Metro Station site will be key in bringing new businesses and employment opportunities to the area.

Crows Nest has been identified as an accelerated precinct under the Transport Oriented Development (TOD) program. Please visit the TOD web page for more information on this program.

Telstra Exchange site state-led rezoning

An Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE), draft Design Guide and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been placed on public exhibition until Monday 26 February 2024.

These documents relate to the proposed state-led rezoning and State Significant Development (SSD) of the Telstra Exchange site located at 524-542 Pacific Highway, St Leonards.

This proposed rezoning and SSD assessment will be progressed concurrently with the accelerated rezoning of Crows Nest under the TOD program.

For more information and to have your say on the proposed state-led rezoning (EIE and Design Guide), please visit the draft plans and policies section of the NSW Planning Portal.

For more information and to have your say on the SSD application (EIS), please visit the Major Projects section of the NSW Planning Portal.
 

Woman reading on a bench in St Leonards, North Sydney, NSW. Credit: NSW Department of Planning and Environment / Adam Hollingworth

How we are planning for St Leonards and Crows Nest.

Mother with her child walking down the street in St Leonards, North Sydney, NSW. Credit: NSW Department of Planning and Environment / Adam Hollingworth

The outcomes of Lane Cove Councils planning proposal for St Leonards South.

Artist's impression of Crows Nest over station development concept proposal.

How we are working with Sydney Metro to develop the area surrounding Crows Nest Metro Station.

Graveyard. St Thomas Rest Park off West St, St Leonards, North Sydney, NSW. Credit: NSW Department of Planning and Environment / Adam Hollingworth

A SIC has been proposed for St Leonards Crows Nest to help fund infrastructure.