Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor

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 Department of Planning and Environment.

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

Next Meeting - 21 December 2017

The actions from the next meeting will be posted here when available

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

Clr Colin Hesse

Action Items:
Action Item 1. Council consider a media campaign in relation to the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy.
Action Item 2. Council considers focussing on the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy in Council newsletters.
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.
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


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