Carrington Road Planning Proposal public meeting

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Inner West Council is holding a public meeting about the Carrington Road Planning Proposal a Marrickville Town Hall on Thursday 19 October at 7:30pm.

The Proposal aims to rezone 7.8 hectares of land in Carrington Road Marrickville from industrial to high density residential.

Mayor of Inner West Council Darcy Byrne said proposal by multinational developer MIRVAC that would destroy the Carrington Road creative and industrial precinct.

“The scale of this overdevelopment is enormous. It would allow for approximately 2,600 new residential units in buildings of up to 35 storeys,” he said.

“This would completely eliminate all industrial premises on the site – leading to the loss of around 1,400 jobs and the eviction of 148 businesses.”

“It is crucial that we protect and retain key industrial land and promote creative industries. This proposal does exactly the opposite.

“The ridiculous scale of this development shows what the Government’s Sydenham to Bankstown strategy is really about – giving developers the green light while destroying existing suburbs and industries.”

Inner West Council has written to MIRVAC making it clear that the current proposal is unacceptable.

Council’s objections to the Carrington Road Planning Proposal include:

  • Loss of important industrial land which supports 223 businesses and 1,800 jobs
  • Threat to the many creative industries which have made their home in the precinct
  • Traffic and transport impacts
  • Risk of flood prone land
  • Heritage and local character area impacts
  • Sydney Airport height limits
  • Lack of open space, recreational facilities and local community infrastructure
  • Lack of affordable housing
  • Environmental and sustainability impacts 

Local representatives Jo Haylen MP and Anthony Albanese MP will attend.

Wollongong University academic Chris Gibson, lead author of Made in Marrickville: Urban Cultural Policy and the Changing Dynamics of Cultural Production, has stated that government planners need to understand what’s lost when places such as Carrington Road precinct are rezoned to make way for apartments.

Find link to the study here:

For more information on the proposal, view

For a copy of the letter from Council to the proponent, please go to

Journalists interested in attending the meeting are asked to RSVP to Council on 9392 5334.

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