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Unfinished business in the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor

9 February 2019

While the demise of the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Strategy in July 2018 was a major community victory, more work needs to be done to save historic suburbs along the corridor from excessive development and poor transport outcomes.

Given this, Save Dully has come together with Save Marrickville and the Sydenham to Bankstown Alliance to outline a number of important decisions that need to be made to complete ‘unfinished business’ in the Sydenham to Bankstown corridor.

The report 'Unfinished Business in the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor' makes four requests of the NSW Government:

  • Remove the former urban strategy for the Department of Planning's website

  • Remove Sydenham to Bankstown as a major urban renewal corridor in strategic plans

  • Stop any developer-led rezoning reviews in corridor suburbs which rely on strategic plans

  • Don't sign the contract for the Sydenham to Bankstown Metro before the 2019 State election

On 11 January, 2019, the Sydenham to Bankstown Alliance received a response from the Department of Planning to the requests made in this document. 

As of this date, the strategy is still located on the Department's website and there has been no obvious change in policy in government on the other issues mentioned in the document. Save Dully will continue to advocate for the requests made in the document.

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