Mill St at Hurlstone Park
Hurlstone Park’s low-density character and historic homes were under significant threat by the 2015 urban renewal plans.
Currently, nearly 60 per cent of dwellings in the suburb are separate homes. Like other suburbs on the Bankstown line, Hurlstone Park began to be developed following the completion of the railway line in the mid-1890s. This gives the area a distinctive Federation housing feel.
After a strong community campaign, much of the suburb is now proposed to be a heritage conservation area are left as a single dwelling zone in the 2017 urban renewal plans.
Submissions to the 2015 urban renewal plan emphasised the family feel of the area, its strong multi-cultural nature and anger that the western edge of the suburb has been incorporated into the Canterbury high-rise precinct.