The State Government has walked back plans for mass rezoning along the Sydenham to Bankstown line, with rezoning powers to be handed back to the local community and local councils.
This is a tremendous win for local residents, resident community groups including Save Dully and Save Marrickville, and for Labor-led councils that have opposed the plans.
The decision also takes a wrecking ball to plans by Mirvac for up to 35 storey apartments along Carrington Road, Marrickville.
Rather than the mass rezoning proposed by the Government, communities will instead be asked to absorb growth figures as spelled out by the Greater Sydney Commission, with responsibility for any rezoning in the hands of elected councils.
Quotes from Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill
"This is a huge win for our community and I am proud to have stood shoulder to shoulder with locals opposing these plans since their inception over 3 years ago.
"The Government has wasted valuable time and resources, which should have been spent planning for affordable housing and improved education and health services.
"It was clear from the very beginning that this was the wrong plan for our suburbs. Together, we've won the argument that people should always come before profit when it comes to planning."