Regent Street, Kogarah is focus for high-rise development

An artist impression of the development proposed for 80 - 84 Regent Street, Kogarah.

An artist impression of the development proposed for 80 - 84 Regent Street, Kogarah.

Regent Street, Kogarah continues to be the focus of high-rise development with the lodgement of an application to build a $20 million, 11-storey block with 61 apartments.

The development application is for an amalgamated site of three cottages at  80 - 84 Regent Street, Kogarah with a combined area of 1358 square-metres.

The site is situated within the Kogarah North Precinct, zoned R4 High Density.

The 37.3 metre high development exceeds the 33-metre maximum building height permitted under the Kogarah LEP due to the lift overrun and stairs to a rooftop communal open space.

The developer said the habitable part of the building complies with the 33m height limit.

It will have three levels of basement parking to accommodation 69 car parking spaces and 28 bike parking spaces.

“The proposed development is compatible with the existing built form and future built form of the neighbouring sites which are zoned for high density residential development,” the Statement of Environmental Effects states.

“The surrounding site is currently in a state of transition with various sites that have recently been redeveloped.”

Recent approvals have been granted for similar developments in the immediate area.

These include 70 - 78 Regent Street for an 11-storey building immediately adjoining the site to the west, and an application at 21-35 Princes Highway to the east of the site for a 10 storey building with a height of 35.5m.

A number of other applications are currently before Georges River Council for similar height building in the immediate area.

These include a 10-storey 36m high residential flat building at 2-10 Stanley Street; a 13 to 15 storey building at 71-79 Regent Street; a 12-storey building at 58-68 Regent Street; a 10-storey building at 11 Stanley Street and 28-36 Victoria Street; and an 11 storey building at 12-24 Stanley Street.

The DA is currently with Georges River Council