Heritage floor space amendments - Sydney Local Environment Plan 2012

The City of Sydney invites feedback on our proposal to change the heritage floor space controls and an alternative Heritage Floor Space Allocation Scheme. This proposal affects property in central Sydney and is a response to the current shortage of available Heritage Floor Space and the need to increase long-term supply.

The scheme offers heritage building owners an incentive to conserve and maintain their central Sydney property­­ by potentially awarding transferable heritage floor space. This can be sold to a developer with an approved development application that requires an allocation of heritage floor space, as a condition of using certain types of additional floor space.

The proposed changes to the heritage floor space controls include:

  • Reopening applications for heritage floor space awards to owners of buildings awarded heritage floor space more than 25 years ago;
  • Allowing heritage floor space allocation requirements to be met after a development consent but before works begin;
  • Options to defer allocating heritage floor space to a specified time or replacing it with an alternative arrangement; and
  • Ensuring a developer using the ‘accommodation floor space’ clause only needs to obtain heritage floor space for allocation if the building height is greater than 55 metres.

Have your say below on both documents until 6pm on Monday 8 February 2016.

Submissions marked ‘X001004 – Heritage Floor Space amendments to Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012’ can be sent to:

Chief Executive Officer,
Attention: Glenda Goldberg, Senior Planner
GPO Box 1591, Sydney NSW 2001

Submissions can also be emailed to ggoldberg@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au


The City of Sydney invites feedback on our proposal to change the heritage floor space controls and an alternative Heritage Floor Space Allocation Scheme. This proposal affects property in central Sydney and is a response to the current shortage of available Heritage Floor Space and the need to increase long-term supply.

The scheme offers heritage building owners an incentive to conserve and maintain their central Sydney property­­ by potentially awarding transferable heritage floor space. This can be sold to a developer with an approved development application that requires an allocation of heritage floor space, as a condition of using certain types of additional floor space.

The proposed changes to the heritage floor space controls include:

  • Reopening applications for heritage floor space awards to owners of buildings awarded heritage floor space more than 25 years ago;
  • Allowing heritage floor space allocation requirements to be met after a development consent but before works begin;
  • Options to defer allocating heritage floor space to a specified time or replacing it with an alternative arrangement; and
  • Ensuring a developer using the ‘accommodation floor space’ clause only needs to obtain heritage floor space for allocation if the building height is greater than 55 metres.

Have your say below on both documents until 6pm on Monday 8 February 2016.

Submissions marked ‘X001004 – Heritage Floor Space amendments to Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012’ can be sent to:

Chief Executive Officer,
Attention: Glenda Goldberg, Senior Planner
GPO Box 1591, Sydney NSW 2001

Submissions can also be emailed to ggoldberg@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au