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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 Marrickville on 19/08/2017. 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 Marrickville is:

  • A diverse and vibrant community focussed around a reinvigorated Illawarra Road.
  • A new station forecourt plaza that will be a central meeting point of the Marrickville Station Precinct with a range of active uses.
  • Future development along Carrington Road will deliver improved connections and new open space to support residents of the Marrickville Station Precinct.
  • Valued neighbourhood areas are retained.
  • Improve the quality of the public areas with new footpaths, street trees and street lighting to create a great place to live and work.
  • A potential new park along the rail line could provide a new and interesting place for leisure and recreation.


What’s changed

This map shows the key changes that have been made to the Marrickville 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 Marrickville 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
Inner West Council will prepare a planning proposal to protect newly identified heritage conservation areas along Silver Lane and Gladstone Street within the Marrickville Precinct.
Open Space
Plans for improved connections to existing open space will be included in proposals to rezone existing industrial land along Carrington Road and Myrtle Street. Large sites subject of planning proposals will also be required to deliver new public open space within their sites.

Have your say now

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.

Click here to see the timeline on the summary page.


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 that:

  • Heritage and Federation streetscapes need to be preserved and more streets retained for low density housing.
  • Growth on industrial and under-utilised land is generally supported such as Myrtle Street and Carrington Road. 
  • A pedestrian and cycle corridor along the railway line with connections to the station, Cooks River, open space areas, Sydenham and Tempe is supported.
  • Environmental issues need to be considered including addressing local drainage, stormwater and flooding impacts.
  • Good design of new apartment development is important.

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

Page last updated: 15/10/2019