City of Sydney Councillors continue to receive briefings from Urban Growth NSW on their major re-development projects including Central to Eveleigh, the Parramatta Rd Redevelopment (Westconnex) and the Bays Precinct. I remain concerned about the level of genuine community engagement in these projects. Although Council will be readily consulted throughout the process we will ultimately be sidelined when it comes to decision making.
The focus of all of these projects is to significantly increase housing density through new developments. Sydney may need more housing but if Barangaroo is our benchmark for these types of projects then we are set to see developer profits maximised at the expense of community needs.
If any members of the community have any concerns or comments on these projects please get in touch with my office.