For three long years residents in Marrickville and Dulwich Hill have lived with the threat of mass rezoning of their suburbs as the Government sought to add an extra 100,000 people along the Sydenham‑to‑Bankstown corridor. Residents have put up with years of uncertainty while developers have been allowed to run loose, treating these suburbs like their own property paradise. Throughout that time, local residents, led by community groups such as Save Dully and Save Marrickville, have stood firm against the plans. These local groups have spent thousands of hours researching, informing neighbours, translating information for non-English speakers, hosting meetings, organising rallies and town hall meetings, lobbying successive Ministers, and even building a Lego model of what our suburbs would look like if the plans went ahead. As a result of their efforts, the planning Minister has finally listened and junked plans for mass rezoning. This decision signals the death of the 35-storey development that Mirvac had planned for Carrington Road, Marrickville. I congratulate Save Dully, Save Marrickville and all those fighting for the future of our suburbs. Because of them, our future looks a lot brighter.