Cumberland Town Centres

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South Street Granville

Following consideration by Council and the Local Planning Panel in 2021, the above Planning Proposals were submitted to the NSW Department of Planning Infrastructure and Environment (DPIE) in mid to late 2021.  In its assessment of these proposals the Department determined that further technical reports are needed in order to understand the impact of the proposals on their surrounding areas.

  • Woodville Road Corridor
  • Granville Town Centre and surrounds
  • Specific sites in Merrylands and Guildford
  • Specific sites in Auburn and Lidcombe

Accordingly Council staff are in the process of seeking the required additional information and reviewing the proposals.

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If you have any questions about this project, please contact:

Planning Team
City Strategy
P: (02) 8757 9000
E: council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

Specific sites in Auburn and Lidcombe

Following consideration by Council and the Local Planning Panel in 2021, the planning proposal for targeted sites in Auburn and Lidcombe were submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in mid to late 2021. In its assessment of these proposals the Department determined that further technical reports were needed in order to understand the impact of the proposals on their surrounding areas. Council staff are in the process of seeking the required additional information and reviewing the proposal for Auburn.

Following consideration of the requirements outlined by the Department, and acknowledging the recent planning work for Lidcombe Town Centre that was included through the Cumberland LEP, the sites identified in Lidcombe will no longer be pursued.

Specific sites in Merrylands and Guildford

Following consideration by Council and the Local Planning Panel in 2021, the planning proposal for targeted sites in Merrylands, Guildford and Victor Brazier Park were submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in mid to late 2021. In its assessment of these proposals the Department determined that further technical reports were needed in order to understand the impact of the proposals on their surrounding areas, except for Victor Brazier Park. Council staff are in the process of seeking the required additional information and reviewing the proposal for Merrylands.

The relevant stakeholders in Guildford will be contacted by Council to discuss alternate planning pathways.

Granville Town Centre and Surrounds

Following consideration by Council and the Local Planning Panel in 2021, the planning proposal for the Granville Town Centre and surrounds were submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in mid to late 2021. In its assessment of this proposal the Department determined that further technical reports were needed in order to understand the impact of the proposals on their surrounding areas.

Accordingly, Council staff are in the process of seeking the required additional information and reviewing the proposal.

Woodville Road Corridor

The Woodville Road Corridor Planning Proposal is currently being updated by Council staff in accordance with a new Local Environmental Plan Making Guideline adopted by the NSW Department of Planning Infrastructure and Environment in 2021. This work will require additional supporting technical information.

Please refer to the NSW Planning Portal for further information regarding the new process and new guidelines.