Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor public meeting

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Residents are urged to attend a public meeting to hear what local community action groups and Council’s concerns are with the State Government’s revised plans to add 8,500 new dwellings along the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor.

Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson said he was disappointed that the second set of plans for major changes to planning and rezoning along 13km of the Bankstown rail line had failed to reduce the number of new dwellings proposed for the area.

“When the Government released the strategy in 2015 more than 1,800 responded with overdevelopment – particularly in Dulwich Hill – the subject of many of those submissions’” Mr Pearson said.

“Now it seems the Government is planning even more development without a comprehensive infrastructure plan to deal with the increased population.

“There has been no significant reduction in Dulwich Hill in the revised strategy with 2,000 new homes proposed.

“In total, the revised draft Strategy has increased the number of new dwellings in the inner west by 2,500 to 8,500.

“Total dwellings have increased by 50% in the Marrickville Station Precinct (6,000 new homes proposed) and 500% around the Sydenham Station Precinct (500 new homes proposed).

“Under the plan, some existing low-rise streets would be rezoned from predominantly single storey homes to unit blocks up to eight storeys high in Dulwich Hill and Sydenham and up to 12 in Marrickville.

“It’s important that local residents have an opportunity to find out exactly what is being proposed for our area, to hear what local community action groups and Council concerns are and to talk to Inner West Council planning staff.

“If residents are not able to attend the meeting I’d encourage them to go to Council’s website to learn more about the plan and to find out how they can make a submission to the NSW Government before the 3 September deadline.”

COME TO A PUBLIC MEETING

When: Thursday 10 August from 6.30 - 8.00 pm Where: Marrickville Town Hall - 303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville What: Hear what local community action groups and Council's concerns are about the revised draft plan. You will also have an opportunity to speak to Inner West Council planning staff from 8 - 8.30pm

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