Site Documents

6th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2010
Ratings for Metropolitan Markets

3d file & PDF of Site model that I'm making
this is the 1:250 site model (i'll upload the 1:500 one once I get some sleep)
The pdfs show a plan & some very crude renders of the site model
Surry_Hills_Site_MODEL 1_250 VERSION.dwg
Surry_Hills_Site_MODEL 1_250.pdf
Surry_Hills_Site_MODEL 1_250 VERSION split.pdf
Surry_Hills_Site_MODEL 1_250 VERSION A4 (1).pdf

Surry Hills Map

Info from RP Data
RP Data Surry Hills site_zoom out.pdf
RP Data Surry Hills site_zoom in.pdf
More from RP Data - House prices etc.
Suburb-Profile_Surry Hills_RP data.pdf

Surry Hills CAD file - AutoCAD format
Surry Hills Site Plan.dwg

To get the Boundary dimensions and limited contours
go to the Department of Lands Spatial Information Exchange site.
Heres also a pdf
week3 site.pdf

In 2005, the City of Sydney engaged the consultants AJ+C to undertake an urban design study for Surry Hills. The study involved:

  • surveying the existing built form of the study area (including building heights and floor space ratios (FSR’s)
  • assessing the urban character of the area
  • recommending appropriate height, FSR, site coverage controls and development controls, neighbourhood and desired character strategies, and a strategic structure plan.

A copy of the urban design study report is available for download:

History of Surry Hills:

2006 Census Statistics:
2006 Census QuickStats _ Surry Hills.pdf

Line Map adapted from Sydney City Council vegetation map of Surry Hills - good for mappings
Photo of Council sign from Frog Hollow site with details of the history of the Riley Street Slum
Close up of the 1888 "Large Scale Street Maps of Sydney" showing the site and its first recorded use as F. Lassetters & Co. Workshops.
Paragraph about the history of the site and map of site from
Diagram of the proposed Energy Asutralia Sydney CityGrid Project which involves the construction of a Sub-transmision Switching Station (STSS)

* I found a comprehensive report on the demographics of South Sydney.

‘City of South Sydney – Profile and Trends’

* And also a planning strategy for South Sydney.

‘A vision for the city of South Sydney’


Note that these reports were produced in 1995.

Other documents regarding this strategy such has framework and implementation suggestions can be found at

under the 'Strategy for a Sustainable City of South Sydney' section.

Existing Site Conditions

Photograph: Existing Site conditions.pdf