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Save Dully calls for time extension for exhibition of Dulwich Hill development plans 

As many residents have seen, plans have been announced by Inner West Council which could lead to the rezoning of many low-density residential and some commercial streets in Dulwich Hill to allow higher-density development. 

Impacted streets include: 

  • New Canterbury Rd 

  • Hercules St 

  • Terrace Rd 

  • Consett St 

  • Loftus St 

  • Ewart St 

  • Ness Avenue 

  • Balfour St 

  • Tennyson St 

  • Riverside Crescent 

  • Wardell Rd 

  • Dudley St 

  • Beford Crescent 

  • Keith St 

  • Wicks Avenue (Marrickville West) 

  • Dibble Avenue (Marrickville West) 

  • Pilgrim Avenue (Marrickville West)




Before and after of corner of Ewart St and Wardell Rd, Dulwich Hill

Proposed new apartment heights range from four to eight storeys. 

A new ‘low carbon precinct’ is proposed for new buildings. Measures to reduce carbon emissions include significant limits on new private car parking and other measures to such as minimum standards for bicycle parking and electric vehicle charging areas.  


New heritage conservation areas are also proposed at: 

  • The area bounded by Hampstead Rd, Windsor Rd and Old Canterbury Rd 

  • Properties on Abergeldie St and Union St 

  • Some properties on Gelding St 

  • Some properties on The Parade 


Similar plans have been announced for Marrickville and North Ashfield. 


Save Dully believes that the Dulwich Hill rezonings, if successful, will usher in just under 700 new apartments and lead to significant change across the suburb. As such, the plans deserve the closest scrutiny. 


The Save Dully committee met on Sunday and agreed that that Council has set aside an inadequate amount of time for residents to study the hundreds of pages of material which has been released.

In addition, many people were still not aware that their home or area was proposed for change. This is because the Council has opted to send out generic postcards to households, rather than writing directly to residents.

As such, we’re calling for: 

  • A one-month extension to the current exhibition period, to give people more time to participate in the planning process 

  • Letters to be sent to all people where increased growth or heritage conservation is being proposed – these letters need to explain how the changes may impact the households they are addressed to. 


For further information on the plans, go to

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