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Public Hearing Planning Proposal – Merrylands Station & McFarlane Street Precinct, Merrylands

Cumberland Council has prepared a Planning Proposal to amend Holroyd Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013 for the Merrylands Station & McFarlane Street Precinct within the Merrylands City Centre.

In accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Council conducted a Public Hearing in relation to this Planning Proposal.

The Merrylands Station & McFarlane Street Precinct includes land in the core of the Merrylands Centre bounded by McFarlane Street, Merrylands Road, Treves Street and the railway corridor.

The objective of the Planning Proposal is to provide greater flexibility in which to deliver the current floor space potential for developable sites within the Merrylands City Centre. The planning controls proposed to be amended are the maximum building height and the maximum floor space ratio (FSR). The Planning Proposal also includes a Land Reservation Acquisition Map and amendments to the land use zoning to facilitate the extension of Main Lane, road widening on McFarlane Street and the expansion of the new proposed Merrylands Square through to Merrylands Road. Design excellence provisions are also introduced to encourage new developments to contribute to the urban and public domain character.

In order to support the amendments proposed for Holroyd LEP 2013, amendments are also being proposed to Holroyd Development Control Plan (DCP) 2013 in the form of Precinct Development Controls that provide more detailed planning controls for the Merrylands Centre.

If you require further information about this Planning Proposal, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning section on 02 8757 9000 or visit the Council Administration Building at 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday to speak to an officer in person.