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12 Mar, Speech by Cr Irene Doutney at City of Sydney Council

posted 13 Mar 2012, 04:29 by Friends of Erskineville   [ updated 14 Mar 2012, 05:14 by Friends of Erskineville ]
“Before I make my comments I would like to acknowledge all the work that has been done by staff and councillors to get the City Plan to where it is t
oday. I also attended some of the City Plan meetings and it is with regret that I find myself in opposition to the LEP as it comes before us tonight.
I have grave concerns about parts of the LEP, in particular those to do with our heritage and conservation villages. I believe that the number of large developments including Harold Park, the Ashmore Estate, Green Square, the City and the renewal of Redfern and Waterloo should absorb the mass of development and meet the Metropolitan Strategy target numbers without having to upzone the villages that surround them.

We need to protect our villages as they are the soul of the City and with a balanced approach we can let new development happen in these renewal sites while protecting the conservation and residential villages.

Read Irene's complete speech here