A Modification Application was lodged with City of Sydney Council and is currently on public exhibition until Monday 7 September 2020.

Key Proposed changes

  • Reduce residential apartments from 157 to 122
  • Include the boutique hotel within the approved envelope
  • Hotel would provide approximately 100 rooms over four levels
  • Hotel access from entry lobby to Baptist Street
  • Rooftop pool
  • 24-hour management overseeing hotel operations
  • Reduction of balcony sizes on Marriott Street
  • Reduction in car spaces on the site

View artist’s impressions of existing approval and proposed modification.

You can view the Development Application including detailed plans and assessments, and make formal submissions, at City of Sydney until Monday 7 September 2020.

Contact us with questions about what is proposed or the current approval.



Start of on-site work is expected to commence by early 2021.  An update will be provided when timing is confirmed.

As we progress closer to the intended start date we will be in touch with site neighbours about the community liaison and communications leading up to and during construction.

Ahead of the start of any work on site we will also provide the wider community with information about what to expect during construction, both on this website and by a community newsletter.

The Surry Hills Shopping Village will be temporarily closed during the construction period. To assist local shoppers during this time, TOGA will provide a community shuttle bus that will run every two hours to and from the Coles supermarket, located on Crystal Street in Waterloo.

Once construction is complete, local shoppers will be able to enjoy shopping in a community precinct that will include a full line Coles supermarket, fresh food market and dining precinct.

We are committed to keeping you informed, information and updates will continue to be available on this website to keep the local community informed and provide the opportunity to contact the project team with any questions or share feedback.



In 2016 TOGA prepared a proposal for the redevelopment of the Surry Hills Shopping Village, which was submitted to Council.

Council endorsed the proposal and prepared a Planning Proposal which was submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) for Gateway Review. Gateway Review is a state government process which reviews the merits of the Planning Proposal. The DPE determined Council’s Planning Proposal had merit and could proceed through the next steps of planning review.

Upon Gateway Determination, Council put the Planning Proposal on public exhibition for comment. The public exhibition closed on 4 September 2017 and Council reviewed all submissions.

The final Planning Proposal, including any required amendments in response to public submissions, was forwarded to the DPE where the amended Local Environment Plan (LEP) was drafted for the Planning Minister’s approval. With the Planning Minister’s approval, the amended LEP becomes law and is published on the NSW Legislation website.

The final proposed design for the site was developed by, local architects SJB and Architect Prineas in collaboration with Redfern landscape architectural firm, Aspect Studios. The team were winners of an architectural competition conducted by TOGA under City of Sydney’s Design Excellence Strategy in early 2018.

The development application for Surry Hills Shopping Village site was lodged with City of Sydney Council in November 2018 and placed on exhibition for comment.