The newly-adopted DCP for Parramatta North is far from a done deal.
Our Local Community candidate Michelle Garrard plans to move a rescission motion at the first meeting of the incoming Parramatta Council if she is elected as a councillor in September.
“We must ensure the democratically-elected councillors are fully aware of the implications of fast-tracking the DCP on the North Parramatta heritage precinct," she said. “We believe it is imperative that the national heritage listing for the former Female Factory Precinct should inform any future development control changes.”
Federal Parramatta MP Julie Owens added: “Decisions about the future of Parramatta should not be made by a council administrator appointed by an extremely unpopular and out of control state government.”
Council administrator Amanda Chadwick said the new DCP will have to be reviewed if the national heritage status is granted. She was unsure whether it can be rescinded. “A new council could resolve to amend the DCP to remove the latest Parramatta North addition,” Ms Chadwick said. “The authority to do this would require a statutory process, including public consultation. Amending the DCP would not change the state government rezoning of the site.”