DETAILED STATE SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION (CURRENT STAGE)
A Detailed State Significant Development Application and associated Environmental Impact Statement is currently being prepared for lodgement to the Department of Planning and Environment. Community consultation is an important part of the planning process. Feedback on the design of Powerhouse Ultimo is currently being sought to inform the planning process for the project.
There are many ways you can learn more about the project and provide feedback. For further information and to sign up for project and construction updates, visit Infrastructure NSW.
Complete our online survey now by following this link. The survey will remain open until Friday 10 March 2023.
There will be a series of community information pop-up sessions throughout the consultation process, giving members of the community an opportunity to learn about the project and meet the project team.
|Join us in person at any of the following sessions, held at the Powerhouse Ultimo (500 Harris Street, Ultimo):
- Thursday 23 February: 5–7pm
- Saturday 25 February: 10am – 1pm
- Thursday 2 March: 5–7pm
- Saturday 4 March: 10am – 6pm (Paddy’s Markets Haymarket, 9–13 Hay Street, Haymarket)
|The following virtual sessions are available online if you cannot make the in-person sessions:
- Tuesday 28 February: 4–5pm
- Wednesday 1 March: 12pm – 1pm
Registration for virtual sessions is essential so that you can receive dial-in details. Please register here at least one hour before the session.
For more information:
Phone: 1800 962 221
CONCEPT STATE SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION
A Concept State Significant Development Application (SSDA) was submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) for the renewal of Powerhouse Ultimo in June 2022. The Concept SSDA was prepared to establish the design guidelines, principles and development controls for the future detailed design, construction and operation of buildings and public domain spaces that will be separately detailed and assessed at the next stage of the project.
The Concept SSDA was on exhibition for public comment from 21 June – 21 July 2022 and submissions are now being assessed by the DPE. The application, which includes the Environmental Impact Statement, Urban Design Report, Draft Conservation Management Plan and supporting Technical Reports, remain available to view online on the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Major Projects Portal.
POWERHOUSE ULTIMO DESIGN EXCELLENCE COMPETITION
On Monday 25 July 2022, the NSW Government launched an Expression of Interest for the future national Design Competition for the Powerhouse Ultimo Renewal. On Thursday 8 September 2022, five design teams were shortlisted and invited to participate in the Design Competition, which commenced in September 2022.
On Monday 12 December 2022, the design created by Architectus, Durbach Block Jaggers Architects, Tyrrell Studio, Youssofzay + Hart, Akira Isogawa, Yerrabingin, Finding Infinity and Arup was announced as the winner of the Design Competition.
The winning concept from the Competition will inform a second detailed State Significant Development Application, providing further opportunities for community consultation. Learn more.
Powerhouse Ultimo remains open. Sign up to our newsletter for the latest updates and read more in the media release.
The Powerhouse is undertaking significant transformation through the renewal of Powerhouse Ultimo, the creation of Powerhouse Parramatta, expansion of Powerhouse Castle Hill and the digitisation of the Powerhouse collection.