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.
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.
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.
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.