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Main presentation video of the public meeting

posted 24 Feb 2012, 14:11 by Friends of Erskineville   [ updated 27 Feb 2012, 05:02 ]

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Erskineville Town Hall was filled to capacity and overflowing on February 22, 2012 -- as over 200 residents came together at a meeting convened by the Friends of Erskineville (FOE) Residents' Association to discuss the City of Sydney Draft Control Plan for the Ashmore Estate in Erskineville.

At the start of the meeting it was made clear that FOE is not against development and progress, but is against development that:
  • has not been properly thought through;
  • ignores the situation on the ground with problems such as public transport infrastructure;
  • fails to co-ordinate with other statutory authorities over which the city has no control such as the RTA and Sydney Water;
  • has the ability to create precincts which can rapidly become the slums of tomorrow; and in general impinges on the well-being and rights of residents.