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.

Council's Submission

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.

Action Items from the Working Group Meetings

26 July 2018

Meeting minutes and actions will be posted here shortly.

21 June 2018

Community Organisations Represented:
Save Dully

Save Marrickville South
Sydenham to Bankstown Alliance

Marrickville Residents Action Group

Other Attendees:
Councillors – Clr Colin Hesse (Co-Chair); Clr Lucille McKenna
Council Staff – David Birds, Group Manager Strategic Planning; Peter Failes, Urban Design Planner

Apologies:
Clr Mark Drury (Co-Chair)
Gill Dawson, Manager Strategy and Policy

Action Items:
Action Item 1.Council request Sydney Metro provide an extension to the exhibition period of the Sydney Metro-Sydenham to Bankstown Upgrade Preferred Infrastructure Report for an additional two months.
Action Item 2.Council investigate the acceptability and location of displaying an extra banner prepared by Save Marrickville South on a Council owned fence in a suitable location highly visible from an adjoining major roadway.

22 March 2018

Community Organisations Represented:
Save Dully

Save Marrickville South
Sydenham to Bankstown Alliance

Marrickville Residents Action Group

Other Attendees:
Councillors – Clr Mark Drury (Co-Chair); Clr Colin Hesse (Co-Chair)
Council Staff – David Birds, Group Manager Strategic Planning; Gill Dawson, Manager Strategy and Policy; Peter Failes, Urban Design Planner

Action Items:
Action Item 1.Clr Mark Drury to put the finalised proposal for a Threatened Icons Project to Council as a notice of motion, co-sponsored by Clr Colin Hesse.
Action Item 2.Working Group members to approach Roads and Maritime Services regarding their submissions and positions on Sydney Metro City and Southwest Sydenham to Bankstown Environmental Impact Statement September 2017; and on the revised draft Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy June 2017.
 

15 February 2018 Meeting

Community Organisations Represented:
Save Dully
Save Marrickville South
Sydenham to Bankstown Alliance
Marrickville Residents Action Group
Other Attendees:
Councillors – Clr Mark Drury (Chair); Clr Colin Hesse
Council Staff – David Birds, Group Manager Strategic Planning; Peter Failes, Urban Design Planner
Apologies:
Gill Dawson, Manager Strategy and Policy
Action Items:
Action Item 1.Save Dully to prepare an initial draft of a communication project brief.
Action Item 2.Strategic Planning staff to contact IWC Library and the Marrickville Heritage Society regarding availability of resources the Working Group could use, such as photographs that are iconic images of the Inner West Council within the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor.
Action Item 3.Strategic Planning staff to contact organiser of Marrickville Medal photography competition regarding possibility to use images in media campaign narrative about the threat from development on local character. 
Action Item 4.Strategic Planning staff to approach the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) if they do want to meet with the Working Group – if DPE want to meet, Working Group is broadly supportive, however requests there be a clear agenda.
Action Item 5.Sydenham to Bankstown Alliance to discuss with IWC transport planner about the justification of Sydney Metro (and transformation of the Bankstown Line to a metro line) on the grounds that it would enable untangling of the City Circle and efficiencies of the Sydney Trains network and the alternative options that were investigated.
Action Item 6.Strategic Planning staff to distribute the Local Character Circular issued by the DPE on 16 January 2018. 

21 December 2017 Meeting

Community Organisations Represented:
Save Dully
Save Marrickville South
Sydenham to Bankstown Alliance
Marrickville Residents Action Group

Other Attendees:
Councillors – Clr Mark Drury (Chair)
Council Staff – David Birds, Group Manager Strategic Planning; Gill Dawson Strategy & Policy Manager; Peter Failes, Urban Design Planner

Apologies:
Clr Colin Hesse
Karen Campbell

Action Items:
Action Item 1. Consider Sydenham-Bankstown site visit for Councillors.
Update: Actioning of item to be considered after and in reference to Strategy Submissions Report (and any new direction for the completion of the Strategy), expected to be released soon from DPE.
Action Item 2. Consider preparation of maps & photos for local icon/displays, including slide show on Council website.
Update: See below
Action Item 3. Consider development of media strategy in consultation with new Group Manager Communications and Engagement & Events.
Update:Save Dully to prepare an initial draft of a communication project brief.
Laura Stevens (Group Manager) apologised for 15 February 2018 meeting but looks forward to attending next meeting to talk about this item. Action Item 4. Memo to Mayor & General Manager to seek funding for making of banners and erection on Council properties such as town halls, Council depot and other vantage points along the corridor.
Update: Action completed – Propose delete Mayoral minute approved funding for 2 banners. Council provided assistance notifying community of Save Marrickville Rally on the 24 February 2018.
Action Item 5. Group to meet out of session to discuss possible messaging for banners.
Update: Action completed – Propose delete Group provided update to IWC Strategy and Policy Section in December.
Action Item 6. Investigate cost of smart pole flags.
Update: Action completed – Propose delete Investigation of cost discussed at 15 February 2018 meeting.
Action Item 7. Add links to Sydney Metro, IWC submission on Sydney Metro and Greater Sydney Plans to Sydenham to Bankstown web page.
Update: Action completed – Propose delete Website updated to include links

Other information:
Public Rally Flyer tabled – Fix NSW Transport –Saturday, 17 February 2018 @ 2pm

Priority Precincts – community groups meeting 18 January 2018 

16 November 2017 Meeting

Community Organisations Represented:
Save Dully
Save Marrickville South
Sydenham to Bankstown Alliance
Marrickville Residents Action Group

Other Attendees:
Councillors – Clr Mark Drury (Chaired the meeting)
Council Staff – Gill Dawson, Acting Group Manager Strategic Planning; Peter Failes, Urban Design Planner; Simon Lowe, Strategic Transport Planner

Apologies:
Clr Colin Hesse

Action Items:
Action Item 1. Council consider a media campaign in relation to the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy.
Update: Laura Stevens, new Group Manager Communications and Engagement & Events (who commenced January 2018) to attend 15 March Working Group meeting to consider media campaign.
Action Item 2. Council considers focussing on the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy in Council newsletters.
Update: Sydenham – Bankstown Working Group Actions raised with the Communications and Engagement & Events. Consider in conjunction with media campaign. 
Action Item 3. A meeting be sought with Maria Atkinson AM, District Commissioner – Eastern Sydney, to discuss the impact of the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy on employment lands within the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor.
Update:Letter from Mayor sent. 
Action Item 4. Staff to investigate and report back to the Working Group the following suggestions:

  • Use of Billboards for messaging;
  • A Made in Marrickville festival
  • Street Rally

Update: Action Completed – Propose delete. Costs for billboards provided to Group. Noted. No further action required.
Requirements and costs of staging a festival provided to Group. Advice received from Group that a festival is not supported by local businesses. No further action required.
Group Members to raise potential street rally with Councillors 

Further information

Sydney Metro

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)

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