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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.

We will keep you updated on the status of these projects via this page. If you want to be notified of future updates, make sure you use the red 'Follow' button at the top of the page.


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

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

Woodville Road Corridor Planning Proposal Update

Additional planning work and technical studies have been undertaken to inform an amended Woodville Road Corridor Planning Proposal. This amended Planning Proposal will be discussed at the Ordinary Council meeting of 20 March 2024 at the Council Chambers in Merrylands, located at 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands NSW 2160. The Council Meeting will commence at 6.30pm, and will be held at the Council Chambers, 16 Memorial Ave, Merrylands. The meeting will be live streamed on Council’s website from 6.30pm.

Council Meeting agenda and business papers are available via Council’s website for viewing and can be found on Council’s website.

Specific sites in Merrylands and Guildford update

In 2021, the planning proposal for targeted sites in Merrylands, Guildford, and Victor Brazier Park underwent evaluation by the Council and the Local Planning Panel. These proposals were subsequently submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in mid to late 2021.

During their assessment, the Department identified the need for additional technical reports to assess the proposals' impact on their respective surroundings, except for Victor Brazier Park. In response to the Department’s determination, Council has resolved the following:

On the 16 August 2023, Council resolved to proceed with an amended planning proposal for the Burnett Street Neighbourhood Centre based on findings from the Local Shops Study. Furthermore, Council has approved draft amendments to the Cumberland Development Control Plan for Merrylands Town Centre and the Merrylands Town Centre Public Domain Plan, which will proceed to public exhibition, subject to minor amendments.

Following consideration of the requirements outlined by the Department and acknowledging the recent planning work for Merrylands Centre, the other sites identified in Merrylands and Guildford will no longer be pursued.

Any landowner-initiated planning proposals may be received for properties within the area, which would be assessed and reported to Council in accordance with statutory and policy requirements. For further information on how to lodge a planning proposal to Council, see our Planning Proposals page.

Victor Brazier Park

The planning proposal for Victor Brazier Park will not proceed, based on advice received from the Department of Planning and Environment.