Planning Proposal - Heritage listing of 389 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

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Council officers have prepared a planning proposal seeking amendment of Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 (MLEP 2011) to list the former Church of Christ at 389 Illawarra Road, Marrickville (‘the site’) as an item of environmental heritage. The planning proposal is supported by an expert heritage assessment which has established that the church meets the NSW heritage assessment criteria for local heritage significance and recommends the property be heritage listed.



At its meeting on 23 June 2020, Council resolved to endorse the planning proposal and submit it to the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment for Gateway determination. A Gateway

Council officers have prepared a planning proposal seeking amendment of Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 (MLEP 2011) to list the former Church of Christ at 389 Illawarra Road, Marrickville (‘the site’) as an item of environmental heritage. The planning proposal is supported by an expert heritage assessment which has established that the church meets the NSW heritage assessment criteria for local heritage significance and recommends the property be heritage listed.



At its meeting on 23 June 2020, Council resolved to endorse the planning proposal and submit it to the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment for Gateway determination. A Gateway determination, allowing public exhibition of the planning proposal to proceed, was issued on 28 July 2020.

The heritage listing of the property will ensure that the heritage significance of the property is conserved.


What is the purpose of this planning proposal?

To list 389 Illawarra Road, Marrickville as an item of local heritage significance under Marrickville Local Environmental Plan 2011 (MLEP 2011).


View the planning documents


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Have your say

Give us your feedback by completing the submission form

Submissions close 5pm on Friday 4 September 2020


What happens next?

After the exhibition closes, your feedback will be reported to Council which will determine whether or not to progress the amendment to MLEP 2011. Anyone who makes a submission will be contacted to advise of the Council meeting.


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  • Decided by Council

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    16 Nov 2020

    At its meeting on 10 November 2020, Council considered community feedback report for this Planning Proposal and decided to:

    • Note the heritage significance of the site in accordance with the independent heritage report, but does not proceed with the planning proposal in its current form; and
    • Receive a report with advice, following discussions with Churches of Christ Property Trust and Nightingale Housing, on the possibilities for how the proposed affordable housing project can proceed with incorporation of heritage elements of the existing structure, noting that this approach has been previously been successful at Leichhardt Council. Council should seek to partner with the landowner on this affordable housing project, noting that Council has funds set aside for such projects in its Affordable Housing Fund.


    For more information read item 4 in Council report and view meeting minutes.

  • What we heard

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    05 Nov 2020

    Did you provide feedback on this Planning Proposal? Read the Engagement Outcomes Report pdf to find out what we heard. Thank you to everyone who viewed the documents and shared their feedback. The proposal will be considered by Council at its meeting on 10 November 2020.

    Visit Council's meeting page for further details.