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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.


A community information session was held at Hurlstone Park on 22/08/2017. A description of this event can be viewed at the link below:
Media release


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.


Our vision for Hurlstone Park is:

  • Retain existing valued neighbourhood character.
  • Protect additional heritage conservation areas.
  • Improved streetscape along Crinan Street and station forecourt to reinvigorate the shopping area while retaining and enhancing its village-like character.
  • Improved public and active transport connections as a result of shared pedestrian/cycle paths and parks along the rail line.
  • Encourage appropriate development for the surrounding low density neighbourhood character.


What’s changed

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


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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 Hurlstone Park 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.
Heritage Conservation Canterbury Bankstown Council will finalise a planning proposal to protect newly identified heritage conservation areas across the Hurlstone Park Station Precinct.

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.


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:

  • Hurlstone Park’s unique and fine-grain character and ‘village feel’ is important to you and needs to be preserved including in Duntroon Street and Hopetoun Street.
  • New development needs to be better integrated with the surrounding lower density areas.
  • Canterbury Road is preferred for new development.
  • Including new open space in developments and protecting biodiversity is important to you.
  • Good design of residential apartments is important.

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

Page last updated: 13/12/2019