Apartments, hotels and more; Sydney's planning week in review

Apartments, hotels and more; Sydney's planning week in review
Apartments, hotels and more; Sydney's planning week in review

The past week has churned out a handful of noteworthy development applications across Sydney.

Apartments, a new Veriu hotel in the heart of Sydney and hundreds of affordable housing dwellings are now part of the wider array of projects across Sydney seeking development approval. With a combined construction value in the hundreds of millions, five new applications are outlined below.

Veriu Downtown

Apartments, hotels and more; Sydney's planning week in review
Image: Mostaghim & Associates

Rapidly expanding hotel chain Veriu will gain another Sydney footprint, this time at 323-325 George Street.

Entity Henaford Pty Lyd is backing the $30 build that would see 99 hotel rooms added within a 17 storey tower. Design practice Mostaghim & Associates created the tower in waiting; it includes dual retail levels fronting George Street, a ground floor cafe and rooftop bar/terrace for guests, with both accessed via Wynyard Lane.

In addition to developing Veriu branded hotels across Sydney, the chain also has a presence in both Melbourne and Brisbane via the purchase of Punthill Apartment Hotel Group.

55 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction

Apartments, hotels and more; Sydney's planning week in review
Image: Koichi Takada Architects

Unveiled this week is another prime residential tower for Bondi Junction.

55 Grafton Street is in line to receive a Koichi Takada Architects-designed building encompassing 106 apartments. The 21 storey tower which features an articulated facade includes 8 studio, 28 single, 48 double and 22 triple bedroom apartments. 

Application details show the tower is expected to cost $58.5 million to deliver, and includes a combined residential and commercial gross floor area of 12,420 square metres. Coonara Developments Pty Ltd is backing the application, with the tower to replace an 8 storey commercial office building.

16 Chapman Avenue, Castle Hill 

Apartments, hotels and more; Sydney's planning week in review
Image: PTW Architects

Burwood-based developer CG Group lodged a sizeable application with Hills Shire Council earlier this month, only to have a stop the clock status applied days later.

Sought is a permit allowing for the delivery of 266 apartments over three separate buildings. Spanning in excess of 11,000 square metres, the sizeable site's transformation was ceded to PTW Architects who have also included a very substantial 431 car spaces and 120 bicycle bays.

As submitted the apartment mix consists of 55 single, 159 double and 52 triple bedroom apartments.

678-682 Kingsway, Miranda

Apartments, hotels and more; Sydney's planning week in review
Image: TURNER

A new and substantially larger development application is looking to replace a previous proposal slated for 678-682 Kingsway.

TURNER has conceived the dual building design on behalf of Murdoch Projects and Altis Property Partners. 114 affordable rental housing units are included within the newest applications which looks to capitalise upon an expanded development plot relative to the initial application.

Adjacent to Westfield Miranda and associated transport links, the build is expected to be valued in excess of $44 million.

23-29 Harvey Avenue, Moorebank 

Apartments, hotels and more; Sydney's planning week in review
Image: Pagano Architects

58 additional affordable rental housing units are also earmarked for Moorebank.

Lodged with Liverpool City Council little more than a week ago, the development application is also subject to a stop the clock action. Ultimately though approval is sought for a Pagano Architects-designed complex that covers 23-29 Harvey Avenue.

The $19 million build is intended for a private individual. Moorebank's Harvey Avenue is increasingly transitioning to medium density development, as evidenced by additional developments earmarked for 19-21 and 31 Harvey Avenue.

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