Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal
Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy
The NSW State Government exhibited the initial draft Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy (Strategy) in October 2015 and a revised draft Strategy in June 2017.
The aim is to create more housing, jobs and infrastructure around eleven train stations on the Sydenham to Bankstown line (including Sydenham, Marrickville and Dulwich Hill) and make this area a high-frequency metro train service under the Sydney Metro Southwest project.
As a result, land up to 800 metres from the stations could be rezoned to allow medium and high density development.
The following additional dwellings and jobs are projected for the Sydenham, Marrickville and Dulwich Hill Precincts (located within the Inner West local government area) by 2036:
- Sydenham Station Precinct: 500 additional dwellings and 711 jobs
- Marrickville Station Precinct: 6,000 additional dwellings and 555 jobs
- Dulwich Hill Station Precinct: 2,000 additional dwellings and 275 jobs
Information and access to the Strategy, Precinct Plans and other supporting documents can be view by visiting the Planning and Environment Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor web page.
A report and draft submission on the revised draft Strategy was considered at the 12 October 2017 Council Meeting. Council decided that:
- Council officers should 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 12 October Sydenham to Bankstown Council Report - Item 2 and Sydenham to Bankstown Minutes - Item 2 here
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 24 October Sydenham to Bankstown Council Report - Item 2 and 24 October Sydenham to Bankstown Council Meeting Minutes - Item 21 and the Final Submissions and Attachments that were sent to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE).
Sydenham to Bankstown Working Group
Council has established a Sydenham to Bankstown Working Group. The group consists of two councillors and 10 nominated members of the community, including representatives from Save Marrickville South; Save Dully; Marrickville Resident Action Group; and the Sydenham to Bankstown Alliance community groups, which have submitted concerns about these State Government initiatives.
More information including meeting minutes and agendas on the Sydenham to Bankstown Working Group webpage
Find out more about the Sydney Metro project on our Sydney Metro webpage
Greater Sydney Commission Plans
On 22 October 2017, the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) released Our Greater Sydney 2056: A metropolis of three cities, also known as ‘the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan’ (Region Plan), replacing A Plan for Growing Sydney that was previously exhibited in 2014 by the DPE. Also five revised draft district plans were released replacing the first draft district plans prepared by the GSC, released in November 2016.
The previous Central District Plan that included Inner West Council local government area has been renamed Eastern City District Plan (District Plan).
A report on the Region Plan and District Plan was considered at the 12 December 2017 Council Meeting. Read the 12 December 2017 Council Meeting Report – Item 1 and 12 December 2017 Council Meeting Minutes
Read the Final Submission sent to the GSC on the GSC web site (View by Officer Name – David Milliken)