Have your say on a new Forensic Pathology and Coroner’s Court in Lidcombe

A proposal by Health Infrastructure for a new Forensic Pathology and Coroner’s Court building at Weeroona Road in Lidcombe is on exhibition for community consultation.

The Department of Planning and Environment is keen to hear the community’s views on the proposal which seeks to construct a three storey forensic pathology and Coroner’s court building with:

 identification and waiting rooms, mortuary and laboratories and body transfer facilities on the ground floor
 conference rooms, court registry, administration rooms and offices on the first floor
 courtrooms, court waiting areas, interview rooms and the Coroner’s office on the second floor
 public access via Main Avenue and a separate secure access for staff and deliveries via Weeroona Road
 188 car parking spaces for around 71 public cars and 117 staff cars
 landscaping, security fencing, utilities and infrastructure connections.

A spokesperson for the Department of Planning and Environment said the local community always has an opportunity to share their views.

“Community consultation is an integral part of the planning process and the applicant will have to respond to the feedback we receive,” the spokesperson said.

“This feedback is taken into consideration as part of the assessment.

“It’s easy to participate by going online and we encourage everyone to take a look and have their say.”

To make a submission or view the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), visit www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au.

Submissions can be made until Friday, 19 August 2016.

Written submissions can also be made to:

Department of Planning and Environment
Attn: Director – Social and Other Infrastructure Assessments
GPO Box 39
Sydney NSW 2001

The application and EIS are also available to view in person at:

 Department of Planning and Environment, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney
 Cumberland Council, Administration Building, 16 Memorial Avenue,Merrylands
 Lidcombe Library, Bridge Street, Lidcombe

Department of Planning and Environment media contact: (02) 9228 6128