What has been described as the most comprehensive urban planning overhaul in over 40 years is now underway. Since 1971 there has been a 300-metre height restriction on skyscrapers in central Sydney. Under the new draft, the City of Sydney will allow towers to be built up to 330-metres tall. This is 24-storeys taller than the Chifley Tower, Sydney’s current tallest building.
At the close of 2019 the state government announced its in-principle support for the strategy, emphasizing the potential for investment and growth. The draft strategy and planning proposal are expected to be on exhibition in early 2020.
Current Sydney’s skyline:
Bates Smart’s vision of Sydney’s skyline by 2050 (Credit: Bates Smart)
In the current Sydney skyline, landmark buildings such as the MLC Centre and 1 Bligh Street are iconic features and give a glimpse into the future of central Sydney. Safetyline Jalousie looks forward to being at the forefront of these new developments. Check out Safetyline Jalousie’s case study on 1 Bligh Street to learn why performance louvres should be incorporated into high rise buildings.