The Village, Balgowlah

  • Sector: Mixed Use and Residential Development
  • Project: Town Centre redevelopment
  • Client: Stockland
  • DFP Services: Statement of Environmental Effects, Community Consultation, Council negotiation, Expert Evidence

DFP was engaged by Stockland to assist in the redevelopment of the former Totem Shopping Centre at Balgowlah and successfully obtained approval through Manly Council for the mixed use retail, commercial and residential development.

The Village Balgowlah comprises a shopping centre and basement car parking located below a podium comprising a plaza flanked with retail and commercial uses and eight residential buildings ranging from 2 to 8 storeys.  The development includes 16,000m2 of retail floorspace and 234 apartments.

DFP prepared staged development applications for the project, with the Stage 1 DA the product of extensive consultation with Manly Council, Precinct Committee, community representatives and immediate neighbours.  DFP prepared multiple development applications for the various stages of the development as well as many subsequent DAs including the Masonic Club and gym, various major tenancy occupancy DAs (including Coles) and Section 96 modifications to the approved development and conditions of consent.

DFP also assisted Stockland in strategies for a number of Land and Environment Court appeals against various conditions of consent and stratum and strata subdivision.

The Village Balgowlah won a commendation in the 2010 Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter Awards and was a finalist in the Property Council of Australia 2010 Innovation and Excellence Awards.