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Sydenham to Bankstown urban renewal corridor

Background

The State Government first exhibited the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy in October 2015. The strategy aims to create more housing, jobs and infrastructure around the eleven train stations on the Sydenham to Bankstown line including Dulwich Hill, Marrickville and Sydenham. The State Government is building a high-frequency metro train service on this line. Under the plan, land up to 800 metres from the stations could be rezoned to allow medium and high density development. Find out more about initial draft strategy

The Government received more than 1,800 submissions in response to the public exhibition. Over developmentContinue reading

Background

The State Government first exhibited the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy in October 2015. The strategy aims to create more housing, jobs and infrastructure around the eleven train stations on the Sydenham to Bankstown line including Dulwich Hill, Marrickville and Sydenham. The State Government is building a high-frequency metro train service on this line. Under the plan, land up to 800 metres from the stations could be rezoned to allow medium and high density development. Find out more about initial draft strategy

The Government received more than 1,800 submissions in response to the public exhibition. Over development - particularly in Dulwich Hill - was the subject of many of those submissions.

What's happening now?

The State Government has released its second set of plans for the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor. There has been no significant reduction in Dulwich Hill in the revised strategy. In total, the revised draft Strategy has increased the number of new dwellings in the inner west by 2,500 to 8,500. That is:

  • Marrickville Station Precinct: 6,000 new homes
  • Dulwich Hill Station Precinct: 2,000 new homes
  • Sydenham Station Precinct: 500 new homes

Read Council's media release about the revised Strategy

Have your say

You can see the plans, maps and make a submission by visiting the NSW Department of Planning & Environment website

The last day to make a submission is 3 September 2017

  • Council's submission on the revised draft strategy

    23 days ago

    A report and draft submission on the revised draft Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy was considered at the 12 October 2017 Council Meeting, where it was resolved:

    • for the officers to reconsider various aspects that were not considered to be in tune with community expectations;
    • Council establish a working group to deal with issues arising from the State Government's Metro Project and the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor;
    • Council invite local community action groups to provide their submissions to Council for inclusion in Council’s submission; and
    • the final submission to be presented back to the 24 October... Continue reading

    A report and draft submission on the revised draft Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy was considered at the 12 October 2017 Council Meeting, where it was resolved:

    • for the officers to reconsider various aspects that were not considered to be in tune with community expectations;
    • Council establish a working group to deal with issues arising from the State Government's Metro Project and the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor;
    • Council invite local community action groups to provide their submissions to Council for inclusion in Council’s submission; and
    • the final submission to be presented back to the 24 October 2017 Council Meeting.
    Read the Council report (go to page 260) and minutes (go to page 9) from the meeting

    A report and revised draft submission was then considered at the 24 October 2017 Council Meeting, where it was resolved to incorporate additional matters and amend aspects in the final submission and also to attach submissions from community groups.

    Read the Council report (go to page 525), minutes (go to page 7) and the final submission and attachments that was sent to the Department of Planning and Environment.

  • Public meeting attracts hundreds of concerned residents

    4 months ago
    Public meeting 10 8 17

    Around 350 people attended the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Growth Corridor Public meeting on Thursday 10 August 2017 at Marrickville Town Hall. Residents heard about the extent and impact of development that this strategy would allow including:
    • an increase of 8,500 homes in Marrickville, Sydenham and Dulwich Hill
    • loss of heritage and character by rezoning streets to allow multi-storey dwellings
    • increased pressure on infrastructure, schools, services and open spaces

    Speakers on the night were:

    • Richard Pearson - Administrator, Inner West Council
    • John Warburton - Deputy General Manager Community and Engagement, Inner West Council
    • ... Continue reading

    Around 350 people attended the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Growth Corridor Public meeting on Thursday 10 August 2017 at Marrickville Town Hall. Residents heard about the extent and impact of development that this strategy would allow including:

    • an increase of 8,500 homes in Marrickville, Sydenham and Dulwich Hill
    • loss of heritage and character by rezoning streets to allow multi-storey dwellings
    • increased pressure on infrastructure, schools, services and open spaces

    Speakers on the night were:

    • Richard Pearson - Administrator, Inner West Council
    • John Warburton - Deputy General Manager Community and Engagement, Inner West Council
    • Jo Haylen MP
    • Mary O’Sullivan - Save Dully
    • Peter Olive - Sydenham to Bankstown Alliance
    • Kelsie Dadd - Save Marrickville South
  • Department of Planning and Environment releases submissions and new maps

    over 1 year ago

    The Department of Planning & Environment has posted submissions on the strategy and a summary of issues raised on its website. Also on the site are new precinct maps that are easier to understand and in which errors related to precinct boundaries and depictions of current land use have been corrected.

    The next steps in the project are:

    Community Design Workshops: The Department will host a series of community design workshops and will invite representatives from councils and community groups to work with planners from the Department to improve the plans for each station precinct. The purpose of the... Continue reading

    The Department of Planning & Environment has posted submissions on the strategy and a summary of issues raised on its website. Also on the site are new precinct maps that are easier to understand and in which errors related to precinct boundaries and depictions of current land use have been corrected.

    The next steps in the project are:

    Community Design Workshops: The Department will host a series of community design workshops and will invite representatives from councils and community groups to work with planners from the Department to improve the plans for each station precinct. The purpose of the workshops is to further understand the issues raised in the exhibition to inform the finalisation of the Strategy.

    Review of the Strategy: Following the analysis of key issues raised through both the exhibition and the workshops, the Strategy will be reviewed. Where significant issues are identified these will be further investigated and where required, amendments will be made to the Strategy.

    Exhibition of Amended Strategy: The amended Strategy will be re-exhibited alongside a response to all submissions received. This will allow the community and stakeholders to review how the issues raised have been addressed and provide an opportunity for further comment prior to finalisation.

    Finalisation of the Corridor Strategy: Following the exhibition of the Amended Strategy, the Department will make a recommendation to the Minister for Planning, and once the Strategy is finalised, a Section 117 local planning direction will be issued. This planning direction will require future planning proposals to be consistent with the Strategy.


  • Thank you to everyone who attended Council's Town Hall meeting on 25 November

    about 2 years ago
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    Almost four hundred people packed into Marrickville Town Hall to voice their concerns about the State Government’s Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy.

    The State Government’s Strategy would see major changes to planning and rezoning along 13km of the Bankstown rail line, from Bankstown to Sydenham, and covering 11 stations including Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, and Sydenham.

    Marrickville Councillor and Member for Summer Hill Jo Haylen said the Strategy was creating a "developer-driven paradise" that will destroy the character of our suburbs. “These plans go too high and reach too far into our suburbs," she said.

    She added, “there is... Continue reading

    Almost four hundred people packed into Marrickville Town Hall to voice their concerns about the State Government’s Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy.

    The State Government’s Strategy would see major changes to planning and rezoning along 13km of the Bankstown rail line, from Bankstown to Sydenham, and covering 11 stations including Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, and Sydenham.

    Marrickville Councillor and Member for Summer Hill Jo Haylen said the Strategy was creating a "developer-driven paradise" that will destroy the character of our suburbs. “These plans go too high and reach too far into our suburbs," she said.

    She added, “there is nothing in these plans about affordable housing."

    Marrickville Councillor Melissa Brooks said the Strategy will put enormous pressure on existing infrastructure. She urged residents to make a submission to the State Government’s NSW Planning.

    Comments from community members included:

    • we're not against development, as long as it's done well
    • the proposed rezoning will destroy neighbourhood character and community
    • we're concerned that sewerage and stormwater infrastructure won't cope and Cooks River will suffer
    • parking will become a nightmare
    • there will be no room for families
    • where are the young families supposed to live?

    After the meeting, the Mayor of Marrickville Sam Iskandar said the meeting sent a strong message to the State Government.