LARGE swathes of Earlwood, Bardwell Park, Campsie and Canterbury are on the NSW Government list of 'Priority Precincts', in which rezoning will be accelerated to fast-track new housing.
The 15 precincts are designed to provide higher density housing close to public transport, shops and services.
Former Canterbury deputy mayor, Barbara Coorey, a vocal opponent of priority precincts, says they will destroy the character and heritage of Sydney's Inner West.
Ms Coorey said she was disappointed that Earlwood, Bardwell Park and Turella were added to the list of precinct zones without any community consultation.
"It is clear that the circles now drawn within 400m and 800m of the Bardwell Park and Turrella railway stations, means the same fate as for the suburbs of Lakemba, Belmore, Campsie and Canterbury - up zoning and high rise apartment blocks," she said.