38 Hall Street Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Demolition of buildings, amalgamation of two lots & construction of a 4 storey shoptop housing building with two levels of basement, ground floor retail and residential units above PAN-237025

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 3 months ago. It was received by them about 12 hours earlier.

(Source: Waverley Council, reference DA-271/2022)

21 Comments

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  1. Nicolette Boaz commented

    If Council doesn’t fight this Waverley risks killing the goose that lays the golden egg. People like Bondi because of its village feel . Four stories creates massive over shadowing and a giant wind tunnel in this tiny street. This is simply developer greed and shouldn’t be allowed.

  2. Deborah Prosser commented

    I totally agree Nicolette… there are so many countries that would never let this happen.. that keep the atmosphere of a place as iconic as Bondi… it’s beyond foolish .. and stops what people come to be part of… let alone ruins it for long term residents as myself… stop it please .. and if the mayor can’t stop the state govt/ land and environment court/ then let’s move passed these .. get Allegra Spender to fight this rampant development for us.

  3. L Hynes commented

    I agree totally with Nicolette Boez and Deborah Prosser. This sort of development should not be allowed , it sets a precedent for rampant overdevelopment and destruction of the neighbourhood. There is no benefit to the community. This needs to be stopped.

  4. Mia commented

    Hall Street is an iconic street in Bondi. By demolishing existing buildings it becomes just another street in Sydney, leads to overdevelopment, which Waverly Council seems to be a fan of . What is the benefit of this development to the Bondi community...or is it just more development fees in the council coffers . It seems literally every lot in Hall Street is getting demolished and rebuilt upwards by developers

  5. Robert Wilson commented

    As a lifetime resident of Bondi, I have witnessed many changes to the area. But the amount of overdevelopment currently occurring along Hall Street in particular can only be described as greed on an industrial scale. This narrow street obviously has developers salivating at profits which can be made if their redevelopment can be approved, especially if they can bypass the height restrictions in the Waverley LEP and obtain approval from the Land and Environment Court.

  6. Ana Strophe commented

    I strongly object to this development. It will destroy the iconic village character of Hall St, make it less pedestrian friendly and produce unwanted overshadowing of its surroundings. The old world charm of Hall St will be completely lost if this development goes ahead: it is simply too large and out of scale with the rest of the street and lacks any architectural merit whatsoever.

  7. Cr Ludovico Fabiano commented

    Hi all,
    FYI From The Community Participation Plan 2019
    https://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/172168/Final_Community_Participation_Plan_-_Amendment_2.pdf
    Have your say!
    How the community can participate in planning processes and decisions.
    • Make a formal submission on Council-led proposals or local development applications by: going online to the Waverley Have Your Say webpage or Development Application
    Tracker, or by writing to The General Manager of Waverley Council, or
    by emailing info@waverley.com.au or dasubmissions@waverley.nsw.gov.au.
    • Visit the Customer Service Centre located at 55 Spring Street Bondi Junction, between 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, to access public exhibition documents.
    • Connect directly with Council staff working on a proposal, policy, plan or project. Contact details are typically available on the Waverley Have Your Say and Development Application Tracker webpages.
    • Advocate for local issues on State-led proposals or development applications by:
    going online to the DPIE Have Your Say webpage or Major Projects webpage; or
    by writing to the Minister for Planning, the Planning Secretary or DPIE staff.

  8. Nicolette Boaz commented

    If Council doesn’t fight this Waverley risks killing the goose that lays the golden egg. People like Bondi because of its village feel . Four stories creates massive over shadowing and a giant wind tunnel in this tiny street. This is simply developer greed and shouldn’t be allowed.

  9. Nicholas Black commented

    I don’t understand the concern. Hall Street has numerous examples of buildings taller than what is proposed.

    Increasing density on a commercial street is good for Bondi and good for the community.

    The proposal looks rational, considered and compared to recent developments, well detailed.

    We need to promote buildings and development on Hall St, or that density will be pushed into residential streets which is a poor outcome for all.

    Bondi is a city beach, it’s what makes it unique.

  10. Nicholas Black commented

    I don’t understand the concern. Hall Street has numerous examples of buildings taller than what is proposed.

    Increasing density on a commercial street is good for Bondi and good for the community.

    The proposal looks rational, considered and compared to recent developments, well detailed.

    We need to promote buildings and development on Hall St, or that density will be pushed into residential streets which is a poor outcome for all.

    Bondi is a city beach, it’s what makes it unique.

  11. Adrian Findlay commented

    Gross overdevelopment, destruction of the Bondi Village, removal of trees, mass commercial creep, loss of amenity/overshadowing/privacy.

    This is yet another proposed development on Hall Street that exceeds all planning controls and brings zero benefit to the community. This DA is not sympathetic to the area, nor to residents, and should not be allowed. I have made a few points below - Copy/paste/add your own comments and submit objections to dasubmissions@waverley.nsw.gov.au. Residents need to band together and preserve the unique Bondi Village, and its residents. Stop this ridiculous push by developers (many, who, needless to say, do not live in the area) ruining our homes and lives with zero regard for anyone but themselves.

    1) Gross overdevelopment - This DA exceeds height and setback controls put in place by Waverley Council to protect the Bondi Beach village and its residents. The sheer size of the development will dwarf surrounding residential buildings, destroy the unique and world-famous Bondi Village, and Hall Street will become a dark wind tunnel. Planning controls are in place to protect Bondi. They are laws that must be complied with, by all, including developers.

    2) Trees affected - the DA proposes to remove a number of trees, but it is the impact (severe pruning and incursion into the structural root zones and protection zones) to the magnificent native trees lining Consett Avenue that is most concerning. The DA will remove green space/trees, wildlife corridors and habitats, shade, and it does not meet the required planting controls put in place by Waverley Council (16% site planting is proposed vs a requirement of 30%). Anyone who cares about preserving our natural environment must object to this DA.

    3) The DA proposes to push commercial activities in to a residential, tree lined, one-way street. The DA proposes to have our of hours commercial waste pickup and commercial delivery drop offs on Consett Avenue (a residential street). The DA proposes to install a power substation on Consett Avenue with a '6m blast zone' impacting trees and heritage properties. The DA proposes to have shop fronts and commercial space abutting residential. The DA proposes to install car lifts, noise exhaust fans, and air conditioning units along residential areas. This type of commercial creep has been rejected by Waverley Council and the Land & Environment Court in the past.

    4) Loss of amenity (noise, privacy, sunlight). It is proposed that commercial plant and machinery, that exceed noise limits by more than two times, be installed along residential properties (includes a power substation, car lifts, exhaust fans etc). The building will severely overshadow surrounding residents’ homes and trees that require sunlight to grow. The DA will have a severe impact on residents’ privacy with proposed balconies, living spaces, and bedrooms overlooking neighbouring properties.

    5) Construction - The DA proposes to carry out all construction works alongside residential homes. Any construction needs to follow best practices and be located on commercial streets (Hall Street) - we cannot have our homes, roads, and footpaths shake/crack and even collapse (as seen on Curlewis Street). We cannot live and work from home with poor construction methodologies ruining our livelihood and right to a peaceful environment. We cannot have construction trucks and workers blocking our roads and driveways.

    6) Impact on the Bondi Village - This DA will ruin what is a unique and amazing street. Car parking is at its limit, public transport is stretched, the area cannot continue to operate with such severe overdevelopment.

    Together we can preserve our unique built and natural environment. Together we can ensure new developments are sympathetic to the Bondi Village. Together we can ensure new developments don’t detract from residents’ amenity and right to a peaceful home. Take control of what happens to our home and Village from the developer’s hands and put the control in our hands. Submit your objections to dasubmissions@waverley.nsw.gov.au and share with family, friends, neighbours. Thanks Bondi Community. Adrian

  12. Anne commented

    This is another example of gross overdevelopment in the Bondi Village area and must be rejected on all fronts. The impact this development will have on the Bondi Village, community and its' residents, and natural environment is unacceptable. I note the following article printed in the SMH yesterday in which Randwick Council is taking a stand against overdevelopment in order to protect the Coogee Village and its' residents. Waverley Council needs to protect residents in a similar fashion and ensure development adds value to the area and is sympathetic to the area.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/massive-overdevelopment-fight-over-coogee-bay-hotel-redevelopment-heads-to-court-20220728-p5b59o.html

  13. Rich Stevenson commented

    This is a joke - overdevelopment in Bondi has to stop. I object to this. More trees ruined, massive overdevelopment, the killing of Hall Street, worse car parking and traffic - all for one developer. What about the hundreds of residents? We vote for Council to represent and protect the community. Not one developer.

  14. Vicki commented

    I support the above objections

  15. A Murray commented

    I don't think we need four storeys either. Having lived in Bondi around 15 years now, the change I've witnessed in the area has been mostly positive, but if we overdevelop Bondi, I think we'll come to regret it. Let's try to maintain our integrity.

  16. Peter Owen commented

    We need much more development in Bondi Beach and this looks like a good addition!
    So many people want to live in our beautiful suburb and we should be building as much housing as possible so we can share our great community with all that want to live here.
    The people who complain about this development, and others like this, claiming that Bondi will lose it's village feel are so entitled it's ridiculous.
    We live by possibly the most famous beach in the world, we should be building more public infrastructure (hurry up and build that train station!) and more housing so that as many people as possible can enjoy the place we all enjoy so much!
    The only disappointing thing about this proposal is that it doesn't contain enough units, we should be able to build 5 storeys high by default, literally just across the road is a 7 storey building at 63 hall street which is probably the nicest looking building in the area, why not build more like it?

  17. Deborah Prosser commented

    Because Peter it stops light and sea breezes to all those people that live here already

  18. Adrian commented

    Objections close today .

    Waverley Council Strategic Plan 2022 - 2032 boasts of a strong "community consultation" plan and commitment. There has been ZERO signage on the building, minimal mail outs to residents, minimal time to respond (3 weeks) for a $12.6M development. Waverley planning department refuses to respond to residents despite attempts to contact them. The public perception is that there is zero transparency, zero equality, zero fairness.

    Gross overdevelopment, destruction of the Bondi Village, removal of trees, mass commercial creep, loss of amenity/overshadowing/privacy.

    This is yet another proposed development on Hall Street that exceeds all planning controls and brings zero benefit to the community. This DA is not sympathetic to the area, nor to residents, and should not be allowed. I have made a few points below - Copy/paste/add your own comments and submit objections to dasubmissions@waverley.nsw.gov.au. Residents need to band together and preserve the unique Bondi Village, and its residents. Stop this ridiculous push by developers (many, who, needless to say, do not live in the area) ruining our homes and lives with zero regard for anyone but themselves.

    1) Gross overdevelopment - This DA exceeds height and setback controls put in place by Waverley Council to protect the Bondi Beach village and its residents. The sheer size of the development will dwarf surrounding residential buildings, destroy the unique and world-famous Bondi Village, and Hall Street will become a dark wind tunnel. Planning controls are in place to protect Bondi. They are laws that must be complied with, by all, including developers.

    2) Trees affected - the DA proposes to remove a number of trees, but it is the impact (severe pruning and incursion into the structural root zones and protection zones) to the magnificent native trees lining Consett Avenue that is most concerning. The DA will remove green space/trees, wildlife corridors and habitats, shade, and it does not meet the required planting controls put in place by Waverley Council (16% site planting is proposed vs a requirement of 30%). Anyone who cares about preserving our natural environment must object to this DA.

    3) The DA proposes to push commercial activities in to a residential, tree lined, one-way street. The DA proposes to have our of hours commercial waste pickup and commercial delivery drop offs on Consett Avenue (a residential street). The DA proposes to install a power substation on Consett Avenue with a '6m blast zone' impacting trees and heritage properties. The DA proposes to have shop fronts and commercial space abutting residential. The DA proposes to install car lifts, noise exhaust fans, and air conditioning units along residential areas. This type of commercial creep has been rejected by Waverley Council and the Land & Environment Court in the past.

    4) Loss of amenity (noise, privacy, sunlight). It is proposed that commercial plant and machinery, that exceed noise limits by more than two times, be installed along residential properties (includes a power substation, car lifts, exhaust fans etc). The building will severely overshadow surrounding residents’ homes and trees that require sunlight to grow. The DA will have a severe impact on residents’ privacy with proposed balconies, living spaces, and bedrooms overlooking neighbouring properties.

    5) Construction - The DA proposes to carry out all construction works alongside residential homes. Any construction needs to follow best practices and be located on commercial streets (Hall Street) - we cannot have our homes, roads, and footpaths shake/crack and even collapse (as seen on Curlewis Street). We cannot live and work from home with poor construction methodologies ruining our livelihood and right to a peaceful environment. We cannot have construction trucks and workers blocking our roads and driveways.

    6) Impact on the Bondi Village - This DA will ruin what is a unique and amazing street. Car parking is at its limit, public transport isGross overdevelopment, destruction of the Bondi Village, removal of trees, mass commercial creep, loss of amenity/overshadowing/privacy.

    This is yet another proposed development on Hall Street that exceeds all planning controls and brings zero benefit to the community. This DA is not sympathetic to the area, nor to residents, and should not be allowed. I have made a few points below - Copy/paste/add your own comments and submit objections to dasubmissions@waverley.nsw.gov.au. Residents need to band together and preserve the unique Bondi Village, and its residents. Stop this ridiculous push by developers (many, who, needless to say, do not live in the area) ruining our homes and lives with zero regard for anyone but themselves.

    1) Gross overdevelopment - This DA exceeds height and setback controls put in place by Waverley Council to protect the Bondi Beach village and its residents. The sheer size of the development will dwarf surrounding residential buildings, destroy the unique and world-famous Bondi Village, and Hall Street will become a dark wind tunnel. Planning controls are in place to protect Bondi. They are laws that must be complied with, by all, including developers.

    2) Trees affected - the DA proposes to remove a number of trees, but it is the impact (severe pruning and incursion into the structural root zones and protection zones) to the magnificent native trees lining Consett Avenue that is most concerning. The DA will remove green space/trees, wildlife corridors and habitats, shade, and it does not meet the required planting controls put in place by Waverley Council (16% site planting is proposed vs a requirement of 30%). Anyone who cares about preserving our natural environment must object to this DA.

    3) The DA proposes to push commercial activities in to a residential, tree lined, one-way street. The DA proposes to have our of hours commercial waste pickup and commercial delivery drop offs on Consett Avenue (a residential street). The DA proposes to install a power substation on Consett Avenue with a '6m blast zone' impacting trees and heritage properties. The DA proposes to have shop fronts and commercial space abutting residential. The DA proposes to install car lifts, noise exhaust fans, and air conditioning units along residential areas. This type of commercial creep has been rejected by Waverley Council and the Land & Environment Court in the past.

    4) Loss of amenity (noise, privacy, sunlight). It is proposed that commercial plant and machinery, that exceed noise limits by more than two times, be installed along residential properties (includes a power substation, car lifts, exhaust fans etc). The building will severely overshadow surrounding residents’ homes and trees that require sunlight to grow. The DA will have a severe impact on residents’ privacy with proposed balconies, living spaces, and bedrooms overlooking neighbouring properties.

    5) Construction - The DA proposes to carry out all construction works alongside residential homes. Any construction needs to follow best practices and be located on commercial streets (Hall Street) - we cannot have our homes, roads, and footpaths shake/crack and even collapse (as seen on Curlewis Street). We cannot live and work from home with poor construction methodologies ruining our livelihood and right to a peaceful environment. We cannot have construction trucks and workers blocking our roads and driveways.

    6) Impact on the Bondi Village - This DA will ruin what is a unique and amazing street. Car parking is at its limit, public transport isGross overdevelopment, destruction of the Bondi Village, removal of trees, mass commercial creep, loss of amenity/overshadowing/privacy.

    This is yet another proposed development on Hall Street that exceeds all planning controls and brings zero benefit to the community. This DA is not sympathetic to the area, nor to residents, and should not be allowed. I have made a few points below - Copy/paste/add your own comments and submit objections to dasubmissions@waverley.nsw.gov.au. Residents need to band together and preserve the unique Bondi Village, and its residents. Stop this ridiculous push by developers (many, who, needless to say, do not live in the area) ruining our homes and lives with zero regard for anyone but themselves.

    1) Gross overdevelopment - This DA exceeds height and setback controls put in place by Waverley Council to protect the Bondi Beach village and its residents. The sheer size of the development will dwarf surrounding residential buildings, destroy the unique and world-famous Bondi Village, and Hall Street will become a dark wind tunnel. Planning controls are in place to protect Bondi. They are laws that must be complied with, by all, including developers.

    2) Trees affected - the DA proposes to remove a number of trees, but it is the impact (severe pruning and incursion into the structural root zones and protection zones) to the magnificent native trees lining Consett Avenue that is most concerning. The DA will remove green space/trees, wildlife corridors and habitats, shade, and it does not meet the required planting controls put in place by Waverley Council (16% site planting is proposed vs a requirement of 30%). Anyone who cares about preserving our natural environment must object to this DA.

    3) The DA proposes to push commercial activities in to a residential, tree lined, one-way street. The DA proposes to have our of hours commercial waste pickup and commercial delivery drop offs on Consett Avenue (a residential street). The DA proposes to install a power substation on Consett Avenue with a '6m blast zone' impacting trees and heritage properties. The DA proposes to have shop fronts and commercial space abutting residential. The DA proposes to install car lifts, noise exhaust fans, and air conditioning units along residential areas. This type of commercial creep has been rejected by Waverley Council and the Land & Environment Court in the past.

    4) Loss of amenity (noise, privacy, sunlight). It is proposed that commercial plant and machinery, that exceed noise limits by more than two times, be installed along residential properties (includes a power substation, car lifts, exhaust fans etc). The building will severely overshadow surrounding residents’ homes and trees that require sunlight to grow. The DA will have a severe impact on residents’ privacy with proposed balconies, living spaces, and bedrooms overlooking neighbouring properties.

    5) Construction - The DA proposes to carry out all construction works alongside residential homes. Any construction needs to follow best practices and be located on commercial streets (Hall Street) - we cannot have our homes, roads, and footpaths shake/crack and even collapse (as seen on Curlewis Street). We cannot live and work from home with poor construction methodologies ruining our livelihood and right to a peaceful environment. We cannot have construction trucks and workers blocking our roads and driveways.

    6) Impact on the Bondi Village - This DA will ruin what is a unique and amazing street. Car parking is at its limit, public transport is stretched, the area cannot continue to operate with such severe overdevelopment.

    Together we can preserve our unique built and natural environment. Together we can ensure new developments are sympathetic to the Bondi Village. Together we can ensure new developments don’t detract from residents’ amenity and right to a peaceful home. Take control of what happens to our home and Village from the developer’s hands and put the control in our hands. Submit your objections to dasubmissions@waverley.nsw.gov.au and share with family, friends, neighbours. Thanks Bondi Community. Adrian

  19. M Friedman commented

    Adrian....I concur with your comments regarding the development in Hall Street. I only wish we could have received as much support and been successful enough to stop the destruction and horrid development now taking place on the corner O'Brien & Wellington Streets. This impact on Bondi is irreversible. As you say, take control of what happens to our homes and village from the developers' hands and give it to the residents!!! Waverley Council please listen up!!!

  20. Deborah Prosser commented

    Because Peter it stops light and sea breezes to all those people that live here already

  21. Mr who cares commented

    Waverly council
    Cannot and will not pay any attention
    To your concerns.

    Period

    Why even bother
    They like your complaints,.are a
    Wast of time.
    Why not chopp down all tree's
    Kill of all fauna
    Developers run Wild
    Then Waverly council will have
    Archived there goal.

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