Merrylands Road and McFarlane Street Merrylands - Planning Proposal

We want your feedback!

July 2022 update:

Consultation has closed on the Planning Proposal for land at 239 and 245 Merrylands Road and 52 McFarlane Street located within the Merrylands Town Centre, and submissions are now being reviewed. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

June 2022 consultation:

Council invites you to have your say on a Planning Proposal to amend the Cumberland Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2021 to increase existing principal development controls applying to approved Buildings D and E (refer site below) for land at 239 and 245 Merrylands Road and 52 McFarlane Street located within the Merrylands Town Centre.

The proponent for this proposal request is Merrylands Investment Co Pty Ltd and the land subject to the request is zoned B4 Mixed Use.

On 31 July 2021, Council resolved to prepare and submit a proposal for Gateway Determination. A Gateway Determination was issued for the proposal on 4 March 2022.  Council also resolved to prepare a Voluntary Planning Agreement which Council is currently negotiating and would be reported and exhibited later.

The main intended outcome of this proposal request is to facilitate and create a better transition of building heights within this part of the street block that applies to a broader precinct containing a range of buildings with land uses and represent a good urban design outcome. This is sought to be achieved via the following amendments to the Cumberland LEP 2021:

  • Increase the maximum building height from 55m (16 storeys) to 64m (19 storeys) for Building D.
  • Increase the maximum building height from 77m (23 Storeys) to 84m (25 storeys) for Building E.
  • Increase the Floor Space Ratio from 5.5:1 to 7:1 for proposed Buildings D and E (reduced from 7.5:1)

A Development Application (DA) has also been approved for the precinct (DA 2020/0220) by the Sydney Central Planning Panel, to facilitate the construction of five mixed use buildings (A to E) with retail and commercial tenancies, a childcare facility and 776 residential apartments over 4 levels of basement parking with associated stormwater, public domain and landscaping improvement works.      

The proposal request and supporting documentation is on exhibition online from Wednesday 15 June 2022 to Thursday 14 July 2022 to allow for consultation with the community as per Gateway issued. During this time, we encourage you to view the exhibition material in the document library on this page and have your say. Please include Ref: PP2021/0001 on all submissions.

During this community consultation period, the residents are encouraged to submit their comments on the proposal. Please include Ref: PP2021/0001 on all submissions. Submissions are due by Thursday 14 July 2022.

To Make A Submission on the Proposal:

Submissions concerning the above proposal are to be made by Thursday 14 July 2022.

There are three ways you can lodge a submission:

  1. Complete an online submission below.
  2. Email it to
  3. Post it to The General Manager, Cumberland City Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160.

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

Harinee De Silva
Senior Strategic Planner 
P: (02) 8757 9949

Join the conversation and have your say!