Balmain Leagues Club Redevelopment

Mecone worked on the site-specific DCP amendment and DA for the Balmain Leagues Club site, which will include a new Club location, supermarket, town plaza, commercial spaces and residential apartments.

  • Client

    Heworth Group

  • LGAS

    Inner West

  • Size

    162 residential units, 2500sqm supermarket, 3000sqm club spac, 1200sqm commercial space, 2940sqm of public open space (plaza)

  • Value

    Approx. 140m

  • Sector

    Mixed Use

  • Services

    Urban Planning

  • Office


  • Team

    Ben Hendriks, Jennifer Nguyen, Jordan Faeghi, Lauren Manias, Winston Yang

  • Completed


  • Photography

    Scott Carver

About the project

The Balmain Leagues Club site has been sitting vacant since 2009 when it was initially considered as part of the CBD Metro that was subsequently cancelled. Mecone was brought on to the project in 2017 when the site’s ownership changed, with Heworth Group purchasing the site. Mecone was engaged to manage a site-specific DCP amendment, and a subsequent DA that would be capable of delivering the critical uses and amenity required by the site including:

  • A new Club location for the Balmain/ Wests League Club;
  • A retail supermarket;
  • A new town plaza and ancillary retail uses to support the existing Darling Street precinct;
  • Additional commercial uses including co-working areas; and
  • Approximately 160 high-quality residential apartments Mecone worked with the project team to negotiate and resolve the requirements of NSW Government Agencies, Council and the public. The site-specific DCP amendment was approved by Council in June 2019, approved by the with Sydney East Planning Panel in September 2020.

Architects: Scott Carver