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Hurstville City Council rejects overdevelopment in the suburbs

Posted 29 July 2011 by (Hurstville News)

Hurstville City Council last (Wednesday) night formally resolved to seek urgent approval from the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DoPI) to publicly exhibit the draft Hurstville Local Environment Plan (Hurstville City Centre) 2010 in an effort to stop the NSW Government’s push to introduce high-rise developments in the local suburbs.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Philip Sansom said multi-storey dwellings do not belong in low density residential areas.

“There is a long-term plan in place to meet the housing target outlined in the draft South Subregional Strategy which does not impact on the suburbs,” he said.

“Council can adequately meet the target of an additional 4100 dwellings by 2031 through new dwellings earmarked in the draft Hurstville Local Environmental Plan (Hurstville City Centre) 2010.

“The first step in this process is for DoPI to allow Council to publicly exhibit the draft Hurstville Local Environmental Plan (Hurstville City Centre) 2010.”

Member for Oatley, Cr Mark Coure MP, who addressed last night’s meeting, expressed his support for Council’s draft Hurstville Local Environmental Plan (Hurstville City Centre) 2010.

“I have had a strong stance against inappropriate overdevelopment since coming to public office on Kogarah City Council in 2004”, he said.

“I fully support Council’s draft Hurstville Local Environmental Plan (Hurstville City Centre) 2010 to confine additional development to Hurstville CBD only.”

Mayor Sansom said ideally Council would like to publicly exhibit the draft Hurstville Local Environment Plan (Hurstville City Centre) 2010 and the draft Hurstville Local Environment Plan 2011 at the same time.

“That way Council can clearly demonstrate to the community its plans to centralise high-rise dwellings in Hurstville CBD and leave the suburbs alone,” he said.

“It’s a win for both local business and the community.

“Council needs to continue to safeguard the amenity of residential suburbs for the long-term future of our great city.”

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