Merrylands Town Centre - Draft Development Control Plan

Have your say on the proposed amendments to Part F2-8 Merrylands Station and McFarlane Street Precinct and Part F2-9 Merrylands Station Precinct of the Cumberland Development Control Plan.

December 2023 Update

Consultation on the Merrylands Town Centre Draft Development Control Plan has closed, and submissions are now being reviewed. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback.

November 2023 Consultation

About the proposal

Merrylands Town Centre is considered one of Cumberland’s key town centres, providing diverse housing options, jobs and a strong commercial precinct.

Minor changes have been identified to the Cumberland Development Control Plan for sites in Merrylands under the following chapters:

  • Part F2-8 Merrylands Station and Mcfarlane Street Precinct  
  • Part F2-9 Merrylands Station Precinct (East)

The proposed amendments will ensure consistency with Council’s position on the closure of Finns Lane, Merrylands, and planning controls for the area east of Merrylands Station. See the map below, or to view a larger version, see the Image Gallery.

Map of proposed changes to Merrylands Development Control Plan

Now we want your feedback

Council values the opinions and suggestions of the community and would appreciate your input on the Draft Amendments to Cumberland Development Control Plan for Merrylands Town Centre.

During this community consultation period, residents are encouraged to view or download a copy of the Business Site-Specific Development Control Plans for review from the document library on this page.

The documents are also available in hardcopy form at:

  • Auburn Customer Service Centre, 1 Susan Street, Auburn.
  • Merrylands Customer Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands.

The consultation period runs from Monday 6 November 2023 to Wednesday 6 December 2023. During this community consultation period, residents are encouraged to submit their comments on the proposal. Anyone who wishes to provide feedback on the proposal must do so in writing by 5pm Wednesday 6 December 2023.

Find out more information

There will be a pop up stall for those interested in finding out more information about the Merrylands Town Centre Draft Development Control Plan on Friday 17 November September 2023.

Find out more here.

To Make A Submission on the Proposal:

Submissions concerning the above proposal are to be made by 5pm Wednesday 6 December 2023.

There are three ways you can lodge a submission:

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

Any questions?

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

Janine Saab
Executive Strategic Planner
P: (02) 8757 9000

Join the conversation and have your say!