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Community consultation and development application

The State Significant Development Application for the expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales has been lodged with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, and is now on public exhibition for review and feedback.

The Development Application is available on the Department’s website at

Copies of the application are available at:

  • NSW Department of Planning and Environment office (320 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000)
  • City of Sydney Council office (Town Hall House, Level 2, 456 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000)
  • NSW Service Centres

The Development Application is available for viewing at the Gallery on lower level 1 near the Gallery cafe, as well as a model of the new building.

You can make a written submission about the Development Application to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment by email or post. All submissions will be considered as part of the Department’s assessment of the Development Application and will contribute to the creation of a landmark addition to one of Sydney’s most beautiful cultural precincts.

Information sessions

The Sydney Modern Project team will be holding a series of community information sessions at the Gallery to help answer any questions and provide further information about the project.

Open to all members of the public, these are free sessions with no booking required, where you can drop by the Sydney Modern Project display on lower level 1 near the Gallery cafe and speak to members of the project team on:

  • Wednesday 22 November 2017, 6–7pm
  • Wednesday 29 November 2017, 6–7pm
  • Saturday 2 December 2017, 12–2pm

Consultation continues to be an important part of the expansion and transformation of the Gallery into one of the world’s great art museums. Since May 2015, the Gallery together with SANAA has been evolving the design of the new building through consultation and engagement with a broad range of stakeholders, including the Gallery community, Project partners including the Royal Botanic Gardens and Roads and Maritime Services, neighbours, Indigenous communities, regional partners, art and community groups, and visitors to the Gallery.

We would like to continue to hear your views about the project, both as part of the formal public exhibition of the State Significant Development Application, and into the future.