Lidcombe Public Domain Plan

Remembrance Park Lidcombe

August 2023 update:

The Lidcombe Public Domain Plan was adopted by Council at the meeting on 2 August 2023. The minutes of the meeting can be viewed on the Council website.

April 2023 update:

Consultation has closed on feedback for the Lidcombe Public Domain Plan, and submissions are now being reviewed. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback.

March 2023 consultation:

Council invites you to have your say on planning for the future of Lidcombe Town Centre.

The Lidcombe Town Centre Public Domain Plan has been prepared by Cumberland City Council to guide the delivery of consistently high-quality public realm to promote the revitalisation of Lidcombe Town Centre.

The Lidcombe Town Centre has been identified in the Cumberland 2030: Our Local Strategic Planning Statement as a Principal Local Centre that provides land use opportunities for housing and jobs, as well as services and facilities to meet the needs of the broader community.

We are seeking your feedback to understand the key priorities, aspirations and values of the local community. 

The first stage of the Plan will focus on the Joseph Street Precinct. Please view the Joseph Street Precinct project page for more information. 

Vision and Design Principles


Lidcombe Town Centre is a vibrant and desirable destination to live, work and visit. Supported by high quality, clean and green streets and open spaces, with safe and walkable connections, and a thriving business culture that supports a vibrant day and night-time street life.

Design Principles:

There are four key design principles 

1. Celebration of Place

Lidcombe as a distinctive place will retain and enhance its cultural heritage and provide a high-quality public realm with attractive open spaces for promoting social interaction and a variety of activity.

2. Well connected

Promote healthy living with good walking and cycling permeability throughout the town centre, supported by fit for purpose infrastructure.

3. Clean and Green

Improve our resilience to environmental shocks and stresses by enhancing the streetscapes to include tree canopy and green cover to assist in mitigating urban heat and stormwater runoff.

4. Equitable

Foster communities that are healthy, resilient and socially connected. Ensure continuous accessible paths of travel and circulation spaces and appropriate facilities for all-abilities and ages.

For details on how these design principles will be implemented, see the Lidcombe Publid Domain Plan in the document library.

Lidcombe Town Centre Precincts

There are four identified precincts within Lidcombe Town Centre, each with a distinctive character. The following section outlines the character, public domain attributes and public domain  elements for each precinct.

John Street Precinct

John St Precinct is located on the northern side of the railway line centred on John Street, a vibrant street supporting retail and business. Other streets within this Precinct include Church Street, Mary Street, Ann Street and Board Street.

Joseph Street Precinct

Joseph Street Precinct is an attractive and vibrant area centred on Joseph St located immediately south of the railway line. Other streets in this Precinct include Bridge Street, Taylor Street and Tooheys Lane. For more information, visit the Joseph Street Precinct project page

Remembrance Park Precinct

Remembrance Park Precinct is centred on Remembrance Park, the largest park within the Town Centre. Other streets within this Precinct include Vaughan Street, Kerrs Road, James Street. and south Joseph Street.

Friend Park Precinct

Friend Park Precinct is located on the south-east of the town centre and includes Railway Street, Mark Street, David Place, Marsden Street, Davey Street and Raphael Street.

Feedback sessions:

During the consultation period, a number of drop in sessions and pop up stalls were held. This allowed the community to obtain more information and ask questions.

  • Saturday 11 March, 10am - 12pm - Pop up stall, Corner Bridge & Joseph Streets Lidcombe
  • Thursday 16 March, 1pm - 3pm - Pop up stall, Corner Bridge & Joseph Streets Lidcombe
  • Friday 16 March 8:30am - 4:30pm - Engagement with local Businesses
  • Tuesday 28 March, 5pm - 7.30pm - Community Drop-in session, Lidcombe Community Hall
  • Thursday 30 March, 10:30am - 12:30pm - Pop up stall, John Street Lidcombe
  • Thursday 30 March, 6pm - 7pm - Webinar, Online event
  • Saturday 1 April, 9am - 11am - Pop up stall, Remembrance Park Lidcombe

Have your say

During the community consultation period, the community were encouraged to submit comments on the proposed plan by completing online feedback. The consultation period ran from Thursday 9 March to Thursday 6 April 2023 - NOTE: submissions have now closed.

And don't forget to check out the Joseph Street Precinct Plan, which is currently also open for feedback.

Related Projects

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this work or the consultation materials, please feel free to reach out:

Frances Hamilton
Senior Landscape Architect
P: (02) 8757 9928 

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