DETAILED STATE SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION (CURRENT STAGE)
The project is progressing through a staged planning process.
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 to inform the design and planning application was held from 17 February until 10 March 2023. This included an online survey, community information sessions and webinars.
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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.
On 23 February 2023, the NSW Minister for Planning granted consent for the first stage Concept SSDA.
The application materials, which included the Environmental Impact Statement, Urban Design Report, 2022 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.
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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.