City of Sydney
Darlinghurst Road Kings Cross Urban Design Study Engagement
Kings Cross is an internationally renowned precinct with a long and rich history, and unique cultural identity and character. Its famed Darlinghurst Road and the wider area are in a transition phase, with increased interest in redevelopment due to its changing amenity, decreased late-night activity, access to public transport and proximity to the Sydney CBD.
In 2017, a Development Application was received by Council for the ‘Bourbon’ site located at 18-28 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross. This proposal was unpopular amongst residents and business owners. In response to increased development interest and activity along Sydney’s Darlinghurst Road, the City of Sydney Council reviewed parts of the planning framework that guides local character and development.
As part of this review, Council engaged Cred to collaboratively engage with local residents and landowners to better understand their views and concerns around the character, built form and experience of Darlinghurst Road, to inform the future character statement and planning controls of the area. This included ideas about what makes Darlinghurst Road special, what needs to be protected and the types of activities and land uses the community think are appropriate.