Development Updates

As part of our ongoing commitment to keep our local community up-to-date we wanted to let you know the latest news on our Smidmore Street development site.

On Monday 18 November Marrickville Metro will be removing and replacing eight Lemon Scented Gum Trees and two Narrow Leaf Mint Trees from the southern side of Smidmore Street. Due to numerous factors, including the age and health of the trees and the impacts associated with construction, the NSW Department of Planning determined that removing the 10 trees and replacing them with 20 new trees would be the safest option and, in the best, long-term interests of the community.

By late 2020, we will be re-planting 20 new, mature trees in their place. Including 11 Spotted Gum Trees, 5 Water Gum Trees, 2 Kauri Pine Trees, 2 Weeping Lilly Pilly Trees; increasing the total tree population on Smidmore Street by 100%. We will also be introducing a further 3,000 new plants in our landscaping works.
The Lemon Scented Gum Trees and Narrow Leaf Mint Trees will be logged, milled, seasoned and donated back to local community projects.
Tree removal works will take place on Smidmore Street from Monday 18th November to Wednesday 20th November. Noisy work will be conducted between the hours of approximately 7pm – 1am.
For further information please let us know.

March 2019 update

Demolition works have commenced, 6 days a week from 7am – 5.30pm. We expect this work to take several weeks to be completed.

Given the nature of the work, noise is to be expected, however please be assured that we are committed to always maintaining compliance within local council guidelines and minimising disruption wherever possible.

For more information and regular updates, we invite you to join the Marrickville Metro Resident’s Group Facebook page.

The Marrickville Metro expansion will add a total of approximately 16,000 square metres in two stages. The existing centre is approximately 23,000 square metres.

Stage 1A works at the Victoria Road entry garden were completed in early 2017 and include:
  • Landscaping
  • Facade works
  • Family play space
  • Community garden
  • Outdoor seating

Stage 1B will be built on the opposite side of Smidmore Street, where there is currently an industrial building. This stage will comprise:
  • A new, two level retail building of approximately 10,000 square metres
  • An additional supermarket, mini major, food market and additional specialty retail stores
  • Two new levels of car parking above the retail building
  • An additional loading dock, away from residential areas
  • Improved public transport for public buses, community buses and taxis.
  • The updated Operational Managment Plan can be accessed by clicking here.

Stage 2 will be built above the existing centre and will be approximately 6,000 square metres. This stage will:
  • Be set well back from residential areas along Victoria Road, Murray Street and Bourne Street and has been designed to minimise overshadowing and protect residents’ privacy
  • Provision for an additional discount department store, additional specialty retail and car parking above the retail building