Community response to rampant development: GSC

over-developmentThe Total Environment Centre is coordinating input to the Greater Sydney Commission from community groups, including Hunters Hill Trust.   6 areas of common interest and major concern about the rampant development in Sydney have been defined:

  1. Loss of local character
  2. Heritage protection
  3. Loss of biodiversity
  4. Urban tree cover
  5. Waterway health
  6. Loss of open space.

environment-protection-8691205Experts, community groups and advocates are spelling out what action is needed now for each of these issues.  Draft strategies to protect heritage include:

  • Across Greater Sydney, heritage listed items and Heritage Conservation Areas should be protected from demolition and inappropriate development
  • District Plans should actively seek to identify, recognize and protect heritage items and Heritage Conservation Areas from demolition and/or inappropriate development
  • Development objectives should strive to protect and enhance the individual heritage values of localities within the overall area
  • Development objectives should aim to create and maintain locally distinctive urban characters in new development zones.

The issues and suggested strategies for all 6 concerns are set out in the Summary of the Environment Panel’s Draft Report to GSC.

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  1. Posted October 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    2 Viret Street is in a “residential low density area in a conservation zone” & if the building proposed in this DA goes ahead huge old trees, a natural rock cliff & an Aboriginal cave will be destroyed & an excessive sized, high building appearing as a 6 storey building from the Lane Cove river. No conservation here! A previous DA was found to be totally inconsistent with many Council regulations & this one is similar. Submissions close by 5 November.

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