A report on this matter will be considered at the next Council meeting, to be held at 6pm on Tuesday, 16 May 2023.

The Council Agenda can be viewed online from 5pm Thursday, 11 May 2023 on Council's website www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au/council/about-council/council-meetings

Project Background

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment announced Sydney Metro West in 2016 and construction started in 2020. Three stations will be located within the City of Canada Bay in the suburbs of North Strathfield, Five Dock and Concord/Burwood North. Please visit Sydney Metro webpage for more information on the project.

It is envisaged that the Sydney Metro West station precincts will become the centre of communities with new places for people to live, work, shop and play.

Initial consultation was undertaken by Council in November and December 2020 to understand the communities aspirations for each station location. The outcomes of this consultation are included in the Engagement Summary Report.

Public Exhibition

Based on what we heard, we have prepared draft Local Character Statements and a draft Planning Study.

Draft Local Character Statements

Local Character Statements describe how the precincts could change in the future, while retaining their unique character.

A draft local character statement has been prepared for each of the three areas of Five Dock, North Strathfield and Concord/Burwood North. You can read and/or download them here:

Draft Planning Study

A draft Planning Study has also been prepared that provides a technical analysis of the land use planning constraints and opportunities for each station precinct.

It should be noted that in relation to the Sydney Metro West: draft Five Dock Local Character Statement, Council has property holdings within the Local Character Statement boundaries, and transparency and probity principles will be applied accordingly.

Have your say

You are invited to review the draft Local Character Statement and provide your feedback by:

  1. Completing a short survey (see below)
  2. Making a formal submission via the methods below:
  • Email:


  • Mail:

Attn: General Manager,
City of Canada Bay
Locked Bag 1470

Please reference 'Sydney Metro West Station Precincts – Local Character Statements' when making a submission.

Complete the survey below