Urban Design Studies

As part of the Fairfield LEP review process, Council will be preparing a Local Strategic Planning Statement setting out the 20-year vision for land-use in the local area, the special character and values that are to be preserved and how change will be managed into the future.

Work on a number of Urban Design Studies is part of the planning process. The centres subject to urban design study work include:


• Fairfield City Centre (sites less than 2,500m2)
• Cabramatta Town Centre
• Smithfield Town Centre and surrounding area
• Canley Vale, Carramar and Yennora centres and surrounding area.


The studies, when complete, will guide future planning proposals and development applications that maximise the unique characteristics, opportunities, amenity and vibrancy that the centre can offer.


The Urban Design Studies will complement three centre based studies that were adopted by Council in March 2018 for:


• Fairfield City Centre (sites 2,500m2 or greater in area)
• Fairfield Heights Town Centre
• Villawood Town Centre


Work on the studies began in April 2019. Some targeted consultation has already occurred with landowners with large landholdings and community groups including a number of public schools, providing the design team with an understanding of local aspirations and experiences within the centres.

It is anticipated that the draft studies will be available for public comment late in 2020. All submissions received during the consultation period will be reviewed and reported to Council before a final decision is made.