Protecting Heritage – Planning Proposal (former Marrickville LGA)



The protection and preservation of the area’s heritage is of great importance to the local community. Council has identified a number of significant heritage items and new or expanded Heritage Conservation Areas following the completion of a series of studies by independent heritage experts.

Items as diverse as the iconic ‘I have a dream’ mural in Newtown, electricity substations, a Quarry Master’s residence, WW1 widows’ housing, a Victorian Italianate style villa, a Federation Arts and Crafts style house, a sandstone stonemason’s cottage, Victorian-era corner shops, a Federation warehouse and a post box are included.

Council proposes to apply planning controls


The protection and preservation of the area’s heritage is of great importance to the local community. Council has identified a number of significant heritage items and new or expanded Heritage Conservation Areas following the completion of a series of studies by independent heritage experts.

Items as diverse as the iconic ‘I have a dream’ mural in Newtown, electricity substations, a Quarry Master’s residence, WW1 widows’ housing, a Victorian Italianate style villa, a Federation Arts and Crafts style house, a sandstone stonemason’s cottage, Victorian-era corner shops, a Federation warehouse and a post box are included.

Council proposes to apply planning controls to protect these heritage items and areas. Council is proposing to make amendments to the Marrickville Local Environmental Plan (MLEP) 2011 and Development Control Plan (MDCP) 2011 which:


  • Include 75 additional Heritage Items
  • Include 2 new Heritage Conservation Areas
  • Amend the existing listing of 1 Heritage Item
  • Expand 3 existing Heritage Conservation Areas
  • Rectify identified minor errors, anomalies and/or omissions within Part 1 and Part 2 of Schedule 5 (Environmental Heritage) and/or MLEP Heritage Map
  • Amend MDCP 2011 to include additional maps showing period and contributory buildings within commercial centres


What are heritage listings?

New South Wales has two main types of heritage listings known as heritage items and conservation areas. Heritage listings flag that a place or object has heritage significance.

Heritage listings are significant locally, state-wide, Australia-wide and/or world-wide. Locally significant heritage places are listed on local council Local Environmental Plans (LEP). A listing on the LEP does not mean development is necessarily limited or cannot occur, but means any changes should respect the existing built environment and any identified heritage significance.

Read more from the Heritage Council of NSW


How do I find out if my property is heritage listed?

Council has written to all owners of properties impacted by the current proposal. Each proposed new heritage item has an individual heritage inventory sheet available to view in the Document Library. Maps showing the existing and proposed heritage areas are also included.

For information about other heritage items or conservation areas, please visit Council’s Heritage and Conservation page (Marrickville LGA only)

What information is available to view?

The public exhibition material includes:



Independent Heritage Studies


Development Control Plan (MDCP) 2011 chapters


How do I make a submission?

Please click on the submission form below by 25 August 2016. Submissions will be included in the Council report but your name, address and email will not be published.

What happens next?

All submissions will be acknowledged individually and included in a report to Council. Everyone who provides an email address in their submission will be notified when the meeting at which the report will be considered is scheduled.

More information

For enquiries please contact Suzannah Byers, Strategic Town Planner- Marrickville. Ph. 9335 2116




  • Council adopts Heritage Review recommendations

    almost 2 years ago

    Council considered a report at its 28 February 2017 meeting (go to page 20) and resolved that the matter be deferred for further consultation. This was undertaken and a further report about the Heritage Review was considered at a meeting on 26 April where Council resolved to:

    Adopt the recommendations contained within the 28 February 2017 report with the following amendments:

    • delete 30 Carrington Road, Marrickville, from the planning proposal
    • defer 149 Unwins Bridge Road, Tempe, from the planning proposal
    • delete 294 Livingstone Road Marrickville from the planning proposal
    • delete 51 Frederick Street St Peters from...

    Council considered a report at its 28 February 2017 meeting (go to page 20) and resolved that the matter be deferred for further consultation. This was undertaken and a further report about the Heritage Review was considered at a meeting on 26 April where Council resolved to:

    Adopt the recommendations contained within the 28 February 2017 report with the following amendments:

    • delete 30 Carrington Road, Marrickville, from the planning proposal
    • defer 149 Unwins Bridge Road, Tempe, from the planning proposal
    • delete 294 Livingstone Road Marrickville from the planning proposal
    • delete 51 Frederick Street St Peters from the planning proposal
    • delete 389 Illawarra Road Marrickville (Church of Christ) from the planning proposal
    • delete 545 Princes Highway and 2 Samuel Street Tempe from the planning, and
    • any further consideration of these items be carried out as part of a future heritage study.