Draft Ward Street Precinct Masterplan - Stage 2

Consultation has concluded


UPDATE FEBRUARY 2019

Council at its meeting held 25 February 2019 resolved:

1. THAT the Stage 2 Ward Street Precinct Masterplan be deferred.
2. THAT the Stage 2 Ward Street Precinct Masterplan be referred to Council’s Strategic Planners for further consideration and review of 45 McLaren Street and reduction of the 57 storey proposal at Site B.

View the report in the document library.

From car park to destination precinct...

The Council-owned car park in Ward Street is set to spark change.

Currently leased by Wilson Parking, it returns to Council in 2020, and sits in the heart of the Ward Street Precinct.

The precinct will increasingly become a CBD focal point. It is next door to the new Victoria Cross Metro station and subject to renewed development interest. The Ward Street precinct is currently a mix of commercial, mixed use and residential developments at the northern end of the North Sydney CBD. The precinct is bound by McLaren Street to the north, Berry Street to the south, Miller Street to the west and Walker Street to the east.

The Ward Street Masterplan was drafted to meet emerging demands. It is proposed to incorporate new premium grade office spaces, a community cultural hub and new city branch library, while channelling pedestrians from the Metro through new public squares, active laneways, a new eat street and other public spaces.

Council owns 20 per cent of the land in the precinct and the Masterplan’s development depends on negotiations and partnerships between Council and stakeholders.

It has two options: Miller Street Square (Masterplan Option 01) and Central Square (Masterplan Option 02). The first has a public square set on Miller Street; the second has a ‘centrally’ located square (see document library).

The draft masterplan was exhibited to encourage discussion on the options developed ahead of further refinement of the plan.

Council sought your feedback in areas such as;

  • Your preferred masterplan option (i.e. Masterplan Option 01, Masterplan Option 02)
  • Types of uses that you would like to see in the 'cultural hub' - see FAQs
  • The look and feel of the public spaces
  • What sort of activities you would like to see in the public squares

HAVE YOUR SAY - feedback closed 5pm, Monday 8 October 2018.

For more information regarding the masterplan contact Jennifer Lawley, Strategic Planning Department on 9936 8100.


UPDATE FEBRUARY 2019

Council at its meeting held 25 February 2019 resolved:

1. THAT the Stage 2 Ward Street Precinct Masterplan be deferred.
2. THAT the Stage 2 Ward Street Precinct Masterplan be referred to Council’s Strategic Planners for further consideration and review of 45 McLaren Street and reduction of the 57 storey proposal at Site B.

View the report in the document library.

From car park to destination precinct...

The Council-owned car park in Ward Street is set to spark change.

Currently leased by Wilson Parking, it returns to Council in 2020, and sits in the heart of the Ward Street Precinct.

The precinct will increasingly become a CBD focal point. It is next door to the new Victoria Cross Metro station and subject to renewed development interest. The Ward Street precinct is currently a mix of commercial, mixed use and residential developments at the northern end of the North Sydney CBD. The precinct is bound by McLaren Street to the north, Berry Street to the south, Miller Street to the west and Walker Street to the east.

The Ward Street Masterplan was drafted to meet emerging demands. It is proposed to incorporate new premium grade office spaces, a community cultural hub and new city branch library, while channelling pedestrians from the Metro through new public squares, active laneways, a new eat street and other public spaces.

Council owns 20 per cent of the land in the precinct and the Masterplan’s development depends on negotiations and partnerships between Council and stakeholders.

It has two options: Miller Street Square (Masterplan Option 01) and Central Square (Masterplan Option 02). The first has a public square set on Miller Street; the second has a ‘centrally’ located square (see document library).

The draft masterplan was exhibited to encourage discussion on the options developed ahead of further refinement of the plan.

Council sought your feedback in areas such as;

  • Your preferred masterplan option (i.e. Masterplan Option 01, Masterplan Option 02)
  • Types of uses that you would like to see in the 'cultural hub' - see FAQs
  • The look and feel of the public spaces
  • What sort of activities you would like to see in the public squares

HAVE YOUR SAY - feedback closed 5pm, Monday 8 October 2018.

For more information regarding the masterplan contact Jennifer Lawley, Strategic Planning Department on 9936 8100.

Submission Form-Ward Street Precinct Masterplan

Consultation has concluded