The group and what we stand for

Save Marrickville is a group of residents taking positive action to ensure that the growth of our suburb is planned properly for our community, the environment and future residents.

  • We want sympathetic well designed development and density with proper transition zones.
    Not over development or imposing high rise.

  • We would like planning control to be given back to council and the community.

  • We feel it is critical that our heritage and local character are preserved.

  • Marrickville’s industrial land should be preserved.

  • Infrastructure needs to be planned first before rezoning.

  • Affordable housing quotas must be in place.

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Rezoning of Victoria Road passed by NSW Department of Planning

The rezoning of Victoria Road was passed by the Department of Planning on Friday 1 December 2017, with no extra input from the Inner West Council.

Plans have now been lodged with council to develop 1-9 Rich Street Marrickville DA201700558.

Lodge your comment on the development application DA201700558 here

Rezoning of Industrial Land will take jobs from Marrickville.

Meeting with Planning NSW 14 Dec 2017

The report from Save Marrickville who met with Planning NSW on 14 Dec 2017 to discuss the rezoning of Marrickville.

Minutes of the community meeting on 30 Nov 2017

Minutes of the community meeting on Thursday 30 November at Ferncourt Public School. Thank you to all who attended and contributed!

Contact your politicians

Dear Save Marrickville/ Marrickville residents

As part of a campaign to stop the overdevelopment of Marrickville and other parts of Sydney, please send the following message by email, mail or phone one or more of key people we have identified. They are three key Liberal MPs, the Planning Minister and Premier, see their contact details after the drafted message. 
Thanks very much for doing your bit.

Save Marrickville Working Group  



I ask the NSW government to return control of local planning decisions to our local governments, which have greater understanding of local communities and their needs than the NSW Department of Planning.

The residents of Sydney want good planning for our city’s future, and to develop the best possible city and neighbourhoods for ourselves and future generations. This will not happen while the Berejiklian government pushes overdevelopment and high rise, where it dramatically changes whole suburbs and does not plan for schools, parks, traffic or parking. We are specifically concerned about the NSW Priority Precincts and Growth Areas strategy that is being rammed though by the NSW government.

We are hoping that our Minister for Planning and Premier will change the way that planning is done in Sydney, which at the moment helps developers but not the people who live here.

Can you please talk to your state government colleagues about this. Thank you.



Please send to, or phone one or more of:

The Hon. Robert Stokes, MP

Member for Pittwater, Minister for Education

1725 Pittwater Rd Mona vale 2103

Ph 9999 3599


The Hon. Victor Dominello, MP

Member for Ryde, Minister for Finance

Suite 202, Gr Flr, 5-9 Devlin St Ryde 2112

Ph 9808 3288


Mr John Sidoti, MP

Member for Drummoyne, Parliamentary Secretary to Cabinet

128 Great North Rd, Five Dock 2046

Ph 9713 2999


The Hon. Anthony Roberts, MP

Minister for Planning

GPO Box 5341 Sydney 2001

Ph 8574 5600


The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian


GPO Box 5341 Sydney 2001

Ph 8574 5000

Community meeting 30 Nov 2017

Save Marrickville public meeting launches campaign to stop high rise

Over 100 Marrickville residents have launched the Save Marrickville group’s campaign to stop high rise and over-development, at a vocal meeting at Ferncourt Public School on 30 November 2017.

This campaign launch follows on from an earlier Inner West Council meeting at Marrickville Town Hall where 500 people heard about plans by Mirvac for 35 storey high rise in the Carrington precinct, and NSW government plans for high density apartments across Marrickville.

“Save Marrickville residents will campaign throughout 2018, by talking to the government and politicians, and through the media, our website, placards on houses, public events, the 500 local people on our email list, and by publicising the importance of industrial land for making things in Marrickville,” said spokesperson Paul Mortimer.

“The residents want local Council to have control of planning, not the NSW Berejiklian government and its ‘planned precincts’, which impose massive development without parks, schools or parking.”

Local Councillors Mark Drury (Labor) and Colin Hesse and Louise Steer (Greens) were at the meeting. Councillor Drury was representing Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne and local MPs Anthony Albanese and Jo Haylen, who have condemned government plans for Marrickville. Liberal MPs have recently spoken out against developments in areas such as Drummoyne and Ryde, and the Greater Sydney Commission has said industrial lands in the area should be preserved.

“The residents agreed to campaign for a good built environment for the Marrickville community, and to preserve local heritage, industrial land and employment,” said Paul Mortimer.

“The Planning Minister Anthony Roberts is expected to announce the amended precinct plans for Sydenham to Bankstown in the new year. Marrickville residents put in the highest number of submissions on precinct plans, but the Minister has not yet agreed to meet with Save Marrickville.”

Media contacts:

Paul Mortimer 0435 240 844 

Kelsie Dadd 0428 406 929

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How to get in touch

We'd like to hear from you. Please email

Media please contact Paul Mortimer on 0435 240 844

Get active! Let your voice be heard.

  • Become informed by talking to us, reading this website and joining our Facebook group
  • Send emails to, or phone politicians
  • Help build the Lego model
  • Volunteer to help the Save Marrickville group at the Addison Road market stall or by spreading the word via social media ... Insta Ninja's we need you!
  • Buy a corflute sign (or two) and place it prominently at your place.
    They are $10 each CASH ONLY, collect at Addison Road market or email us and we'll save one for you to pick up ; )



Victoria Road development

A vote on the Victoria Road development was deferred at the Inner West Council meeting on 21 November 2017.

The defer motion was proposed by Clr Victor Macri of Marrickville Ward and seconded by Clr Julie Passas of Ashfield Ward who believe that only the old Marrickville Council fully understand the issue. There has been no briefing of the newly elected members of the Inner West Council.

The issue is considered urgent because the Dept of Planning could approve the development without any input from council and that could happen in the next week.

It seems that Victor Macri and Sam Iskandar are not opposed to the development.


What is the Carrington Road planning proposal?

Mirvac’s planning proposal is for 7.8 hectares of land on the east side of Carrington Rd. As the planning proposal is commercial in confidence we have not seen the proposal, however the Inner West Councils’s response to Mirvac’s proposal is public.

The planning proposal is a request to rezone the land. It is currently IN1 which does not allow residential development. If the rezoning is approved the development moves into the development application stage.

The proposal is for towers of residential apartments reaching heights of 105m. The council notes that this could mean buildings up to 35 storeys. This flood prone land is currently home to manufacturing, creative and auto businesses employing  approximately 1800 people.

What can you do? First, attend the community meeting on 30 November at 7pm.