St Leonards South (aka East Greenwich) Developments Are Coming

    The St Leonards South Developments are now a reality with four Development Applications being lodged.


    The following Development Applications have been lodged:

    Top Spring – 21 – Canberra Ave and 16-32 Holdsworth Ave – 329 units. Approved by the North Sydney Planning Panel despite numerous objections on a range of issues. Read more here.

    The Audrey – Hyecorp.  13 – 19 Canberra Ave – 84 units. Subject to Sydney North Planning Panel consideration on 22 June (Deferred from May). Read more here.

    3 Holdsworth Ave  10- 12 Marshall Ave – 104 units. The DA hearing by Sydney North Planning Panel has been rescheduled for 22 June.

    Greaton St Leonards Pty Ltd- DA60/2022

    Areas 18, 19, and 20 in the St Leonards South precinct are bordered by River Rd, Berry Rd and Holdsworth Ave for 245 units across five buildings.

    This development will extend to River Road (a fact few people are aware of).

    DA 60/2022

    A developer is seeking consent for the development of land at 22-34 Berry Road, 21-31 Holdsworth Avenue and 42-46 River Road, St Leonards South (the site) for the purposes of 5 multi-storey residential flats buildings and associated works.

    The Development will cost $138,059,712, including GST. Therefore, the Development Application must be assessed by The Sydney North Planning Panel.

    The site has a total area of 8,758m2 and comprises properties at 22-34 Berry Road, 21-31 Holdsworth Avenue and 42-46 River Road, St Leonards.

    The developer is seeking consent for the construction and use of five (5) residential flat buildings (ranging in height from 3 to 9 storeys) totalling 22,770m2 GFA (2.6:1 FSR) and includes:

      • 245 residential apartments (82 x 1 bedroom (33%), 114 x 2 bedroom (47%) and 49 x 3 bedroom (20%).
      • 2,411m2 of communal open space (28% of the site area) including a central north-south ‘green spine’ including swimming pool (with kids paddle pool, water lounge, steppingstone crossing and water cascade) with an area of 2,189m2
      • A 4-storey + mezzanine basement with a total of 418 car parking spaces and motorcycle and bicycle parking.
      • A single egress/ingress point provides vehicular access from Holdsworth Avenue.
      • Tree removal and replacement planting.
      • A 9m wide ‘public’ east-west through-site link connecting Holdsworth Avenue and Berry Road; and
      • Associated landscape works.

    Greenwich Community Associations (GCA) Concerns

    The GCA is analysing the proposal for conformity with the LEP and DCP and will be making a submission as appropriate to Lane Cove Council. Submissions are due by 6 July 2022

    The GCA has an ongoing concern that St Leonards South’s DAs are seeking to contravene the community’s understanding of the setbacks and height of buildings detailed in the Council’s Develop Control Plan for the Precinct. The GCA believe this has been the case with the three initial DAs lodged and is also the case with the new DA.

    Traffic Impacts

    Access to and from the building will be via Holdsworth Avenue, with cars entering Holdsworth Av from River Road. River Road is already busy, and the extra vehicles plus the expanded Greenwich Hospital will create traffic issues.

    HammondCare has concept approval for a new 150-bed hospital building, respite care facility, two seniors living buildings and 329 car parking spaces on the 3.4-hectare River Road site.

    Have Your Say

    If you would like to make a comment on this proposal, you can submit your comments up until 6 July 2022 by email with the subject line DA60/2022 to [email protected].  


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