Flinders Street, Wollongong mixed use proposal refused

An artist's impression of the proposal planned for 27 Flinders Street (left), showing feature elements in red outline. Pictures: Nordon Jago Architects, supplied
An artist's impression of the proposal planned for 27 Flinders Street (left), showing feature elements in red outline. Pictures: Nordon Jago Architects, supplied

A proposal for a mixed use development on Flinders Street, Wollongong was knocked back last week.

The six-storey proposal was among the agenda items heard at last Wednesday’s Wollongong Local Planning Panel meeting. 

The development application for 27 Flinders Street entailed the demolition of existing structures and the construction of a mixed use development consisting of two commercial tenancies, and 36 apartments over basement parking for 50 cars.

The residential units proposed comprised of 12 one-bedroom (including four adaptable), 21 two-bedroom and three, three-bedroom units.

Last week, the panel was addressed by members of the public who expressed concerns regarding car parking and impacts on amenity to adjoining buildings. 

The panel determined to refuse the DA. They cited reasons for this decision as including that the proposed development would have “unacceptable impact” on adjoining residential premises, in addition to breaching building height limits.