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The Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy provides a planned approach to growth, with infrastructure delivery and development co-ordinated along the corridor.


The Strategy plans for new homes and jobs over the next 20 years and builds on the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project.


There are 11 station precincts within the corridor. They are already great places to live, and each has its own unique qualities. This Strategy will enhance the precincts by: valuing neighbourhood character, renewing town centres, providing improved open spaces and community services and facilities.


Exhibition on the revised draft Strategy closed on 3 September. We are now considering the community submissions and working on the Final Strategy. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.


Planned Precinct

Belmore was announced as a Planned Precinct by the NSW Government as part of a housing affordability package on 1 June 2017. Planning for these Precincts is coordinated by state and local governments to help ensure infrastructure such as schools, parks, community facilities, public transport and road upgrades is delivered to support community needs.


Master planning for this Precinct will start shortly and will:

  • build on the precinct plans developed as part of the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy
  • involve more detailed studies and community consultation
  • result in rezoning of the precinct.


How we're planning for Belmore

Infographic: 1 Strategic Planning: Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy exhibited and being finalised (we are here in the process)Infographic: 2 Project establishment - DEP, Canterbury Bankstown Council and state agencies work in collboration to carry out additional planning studies
Infographic: 3 Precinct Planning - DPE evaluates reports and prepares exhibition material for the precinctInfographic: 4 Exhibition - The precinct plan is exhibited and the community is encouraged to have its say on the plan
Infographic: 5 Finalisation - The final report is prepared and a recommendation is made to the Minister for Planning based on community feedbackInfographic: 6 Determination - Rezonining determination is made by the Minister

Our vision for Belmore is

  • Burwood Road will continue to be a vibrant popular eat street.
  • Belmore Sportsground will be better connected to the station via a potential new linear park along the rail corridor. Open space around the sportsground will be upgraded.
  • New apartment development will deliver improved streetscapes, new pedestrian connections and more green and urban open space.
  • Belmore Station will be connected to neighbouring Campsie and Lakemba Station Precincts via improved streets and shared pedestrian/cycle paths.


What’s changed

This map shows the key changes that have been made to the Belmore Station Precinct Plan as a result of your feedback.


Click to enlarge.



The following key actions will be delivered in the next 12 months:

Action Description
Design of GreenWay South West The Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) is preparing a concept landscape master plan for a shared pedestrian and cycle link and linear park should surplus rail land become available.
Public Domain and Station Access Plan Sydney Metro will prepare a Public Domain and Station Access Plan for improved station design, accessibility and interchange with other modes of transport. The new metro station at Belmore will provide improved pedestrian and bicycle access.
Finalisation of the Strategy and Local Planning Direction DP&E will finalise the Strategy including a local planning direction (a Section 9.1 Direction) to guide future development.
Special Infrastructure Contribution DP&E is preparing a draft Special Infrastructure Contribution plan (SIC) to identify the regional infrastructure improvements required to support growth in the Corridor. The SIC levy will fund a range of community, transport and open space infrastructure.
Planning for Schools The Department of Education will identify locations for new or expanded schools within the corridor based on the growth proposed in the Strategy.
Precinct Support Scheme Funding DP&E will provide funding to Councils through the Precinct Support Scheme to improve amenity and infrastructure within the Corridor.
Canterbury Road Review A review of planning controls along Canterbury Road has commenced and is expected to be concluded this year.
Priority precinct Rezoning Belmore Station Precinct has been identified as a Priority Precinct. DP&E will work with Council to determine areas in the precinct to be prioritised for rezoning.

Next steps

We will use community feedback to produce the final Strategy. Once finalised, we will continue to work with stakeholders to deliver the Strategy and plans over the coming years including master planning and rezoning of Belmore.


Previous feedback

We released the initial draft Strategy and precinct plans in October 2015. Over the past 18 months we’ve also been talking and listening to community feedback to develop the revised draft strategy. You told us:

  • Protecting Belmore’s ‘family orientated’ character and local heritage is important to you.
  • Increased housing diversity in the Belmore Station Precinct will help people stay in the area as their housing needs change.
  • You support some development and increased heights near the railway station.
  • Traffic congestion and insufficient parking is a concern and should be considered.
  • You would like to see more services and infrastructure to support growth.
  • Good design of new apartment development is important.


More detailed information on your feedback can be found in the Belmore Station Precinct Plan.

Page last updated: 04/07/2019