Sydenham Station Creative Hub Planning Proposal

Council’s vision for the Sydenham Creative Hub is a vibrant entertainment and employment precinct where live music venues, small bars, restaurants and cafés thrive alongside traditional and creative industries.


Proposed changes to the current planning controls for the precinct aim to further the vision. The draft planning proposal on public exhibition outlines these amendments.


Where is the Sydenham Station Creative Hub?

The planning proposal covers an area of 20 hectares and is bounded by Fitzroy Street, Saywell Street, Garden Street, Railway Parade, Marrickville Road and Sydney Street. See the map.


Key feature of the planning proposal on public exhibition

  • retaining the existing IN1 General Industrial zone whilst expanding the range of permissible uses to include restaurants or cafes, small bars and business premises and office premises, but only where the consent authority is satisfied that the business premises and/or office premises will be used for a creative purpose such as media, advertising, fine arts and craft, design, film and television,music, publishing, performing arts, cultural heritage institutions or other related purposes.
by amending the Marrickville Local Environmental Plan (MLEP) and Marrickville Development Control Plan (MDCP) 2011.



View the information

Download the planning proposal and attachments here

Read FAQ's on this project here

Hard copy information is also available at

  • Petersham Service Centre, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham
  • Marrickville Library, Cnr Marrickville Rd and Petersham Rd, Marrickville


Submissions closed at 5pm on Friday 14 July 2017.

Any queries? use the Q and A form below and we will respond on this site or via email


What happens next?

After the exhibition closed, your feedback is being compiled into a community engagement report which will be published here shortly. The CE report will be considered by Council as part of a larger report prepared by council officers. Council will determine whether or not to progress the planning proposal to the final stages of the process which leads to amending the Marrickville LEP 2011. You will be advised in writing of the Council meeting if you make a submission.

Council’s vision for the Sydenham Creative Hub is a vibrant entertainment and employment precinct where live music venues, small bars, restaurants and cafés thrive alongside traditional and creative industries.


Proposed changes to the current planning controls for the precinct aim to further the vision. The draft planning proposal on public exhibition outlines these amendments.


Where is the Sydenham Station Creative Hub?

The planning proposal covers an area of 20 hectares and is bounded by Fitzroy Street, Saywell Street, Garden Street, Railway Parade, Marrickville Road and Sydney Street. See the map.


Key feature of the planning proposal on public exhibition

  • retaining the existing IN1 General Industrial zone whilst expanding the range of permissible uses to include restaurants or cafes, small bars and business premises and office premises, but only where the consent authority is satisfied that the business premises and/or office premises will be used for a creative purpose such as media, advertising, fine arts and craft, design, film and television,music, publishing, performing arts, cultural heritage institutions or other related purposes.
by amending the Marrickville Local Environmental Plan (MLEP) and Marrickville Development Control Plan (MDCP) 2011.



View the information

Download the planning proposal and attachments here

Read FAQ's on this project here

Hard copy information is also available at

  • Petersham Service Centre, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham
  • Marrickville Library, Cnr Marrickville Rd and Petersham Rd, Marrickville


Submissions closed at 5pm on Friday 14 July 2017.

Any queries? use the Q and A form below and we will respond on this site or via email


What happens next?

After the exhibition closed, your feedback is being compiled into a community engagement report which will be published here shortly. The CE report will be considered by Council as part of a larger report prepared by council officers. Council will determine whether or not to progress the planning proposal to the final stages of the process which leads to amending the Marrickville LEP 2011. You will be advised in writing of the Council meeting if you make a submission.

Submission form Sydenham Station Creative Hub Planning Proposal 17/SF473

Please have your say here

CLOSED: This engagement has concluded. Thank you to everyone who made a submission.