Plans for the future shape of Marrickville now public
Is the future of Marrickville four and five storey flat buildings dominating our shopping strips?
You can now judge for yourself as the draft Local Environment Plan (LEP) for Marrickville Council is now public as it will go to next Tuesday’s Council meeting for debate and decision.
The Local Environment Plan controls zoning, height limits and floor space ratio.
Under pressure from the state government to squeeze more 4,100 more dwellings into the Marrickville area, the draft LEP has some considerable increases in height and density in a number of centres, including Lewisham, Dulwich Hill, Petersham and Marrickville.
The draft LEP is now a public document and you can see the maps here.
Marrickville Council will debate, amend and vote on the LEP at this Tuesday’s meeting. It will then be sent to the Department of Planning for approval to exhibit. After that a formal public consultation period will begin.
The Greens have some serious concerns about the draft LEP. We believe it is allowing too much height and too much density in our shopping strips in the form of flat buildings. Heritage protection is also stripped back from the current draft heritage areas. It has the potential to change the character of our neighbourhood centres to resemble Kogarah or Rockdale.
Illawarra Road may end up a tunnel between five top seven storey flat buildings all the way from the Woollies on Renwick Street Marrickville to Marrickville Road. The precinct around Petersham station could present block after block of flat buildings, while Dulwich Hill shops and Dulwich Hill station undergo an extreme make over that makes them higher and denser.
The Greens will move a series of amendments to the draft LEP to ensure the integrity of the Inner West is not compromised by overdevelopment.
The Greens urge local residents to have a look at the plans and to let councillors know what they think either by email, or by coming to the meeting.
You can apply to speak at a meeting here. The meeting starts at 6.30pm Tuesday 1 September at the Marrickville Council chambers, 2 Fisher Street Petersham.
by Councillor Max Phillips