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About the planning process

The NSW Government in June 2018 announced that it will no longer be pursuing the Sydenham to Bankstown urban renewal strategy, and that Inner West Council would have the lead on strategic planning. This followed a major community backlash against this strategy, both in Dulwich Hill and other suburbs.

Inner West Council is now progressing an updated local environmental plan (LEP) for the entire council area, including Dulwich Hill. This LEP will define land-use zoning, building heights and density, heritage and environmental protection and many other matters, for all land parcels in the council area.

Below is a summary of the chronology of planning in Dulwich Hil in recent years, and upcoming expected milestones:

  • October 2015: Initial Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor strategy released

  • June 2017: Revised Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor strategy released

  • July 2018: NSW Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts announces that he will no longer pursue the strategy and instead hand planning controls to Inner West Council

  • July 2019: Expected release of Inner West Council Local Strategic Planning Statement (which defines the LEP strategy) for consultation

  • Late 2019 or early 2020: Expected release of draft LEP maps

Save Dully has an ongoing concern that the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor continues to be referenced as a major urban renewal corridor in NSW Government strategies, and this will wrongly influence the LEP process. For more information, please read our Unfinished Business in the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor document.























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