A NSW LABOR GOVERNMENT WILL CANCEL THE LIBERALS UNWANTED OVER-DEVELOPMENT IN ST LEONARDS AND CROWS NEST

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Labor Candidate for Lane Cove Andrew Zbik welcomes the announcement by NSW Labor Leader Michael Daley MP and NSW Shadow Minister for Planning Tania Mihailuk MP that a NSW Labor Government would immediately scrap all remaining Planned Precincts.

This would include the contentious St Leonards and Crows Nest Planned Precinct that is being rushed by the NSW Liberal Government against the wishes of the local community that covers the Lane Cove, North Sydney and Willoughby Local Government Areas (refer to the St Leonards and Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plan). 

The St Leonards and Crows Nest Planned Precinct requires that the Lane Cove and North Sydney Councils take the brunt of the 7,500 new dwelling target - whilst the in the Premier’s electorate of Willoughby, the Local Government Area gets almost no new housing target in the plan.

The housing targets set by the Greater Sydney Commission that the NSW Liberal Government used to justify the developments are problematic. The below table shows how current housing targets have no consistency across different Local Government Areas: 

Local Government Area 2021 Housing Target set by Greater Sydney Commission Rank by Population Size(Out of 33 Sydney Metro LGA’s)

Rank by Housing Target Relative to Current Population

(Out of 33 Sydney Metro LGA’s)

Rank by Housing Target per Square Kilometre

(Out of 33 Sydney Metro LGA’s)

Lane Cove 1,900

31st 

(37,350 residents)

8th

(or 22 residents for each new dwelling)

9th

(or 173 new dwellings per square kilometre)

North Sydney 3,000

24th 

(72,150 residents)

11th

(or 26 residents for each new dwelling)

3rd

(or 275 new dwellings per square kilometre)

Willoughby 1,250

23rd 

(75,450 residents)

25th

(or 63 residents for each new dwelling)

18th

(or 54 new dwellings per square kilometre)


There are many other Council areas in Sydney with larger populations and geographic area that have a comparatively lower housing target than Lane Cove and North Sydney. 

Local residents, the Lane Cove Council and the North Sydney Council’s plea for a planning moratorium on new residential Planning Proposals whilst the Liberal State Government has had this Planned Precinct underway has been ignored by Anthony Roberts MP, Member for Lane Cove and NSW Planning Minister. 

The demands being made on Lane Cove and North Sydney by the NSW Liberal Government are not fair and a NSW Labor Government will redress the potential damage that such over-development would have by reviewing housing targets across the Sydney metro area.

Labor supports residents.

 

Quotes attributable to Andrew Zbik - Labor Candidate for Lane Cove

“As a Local Councillor and Labor State Election Candidate, this announcement is a very important step towards creating fairness and certainty in our planning system again.”

“The residents of St Leonards, Greenwich and Crows Nest have been very clear in their feedback, they understand development will take place in this area. However, they are against the concentrated and unfair gross over-development that includes towers as tall as 40-60 stories.”

“All they are asking for is to have input into the early stages of planning. That new dwelling housing targets are fair and not to be dictated to by the Liberal State Government about what plan will be implemented in the area.”

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    • Andrew Zbik
      published this page in Media Releases 2019-01-22 13:01:35 +1100