How Meriton moves will benefit them from increasing Building Costs

CAAN Photo: Meriton ‘Destination’ Macquarie Park; further development underway for a 63 storey tower

DESPITE increasing building costs Triguboff remains upbeat about the apartment market … why wouldn’t he? The * Gatekeepers in Australia remain exempt from Anti-money laundering laws … with the Australian Housing Market opening up to Singapore, Malaysia, India …

THE latest from Meriton … it has lodged plans for a 30 storey apartment tower comprising 211 apartments above six levels of basement parking in Oxford Street EPPING close to the business area and Metro station. It will rise above its neighbours of 15 and 22 storeys.

Following the scandal of the Opal Tower, the Mascot Towers and the release of reports concerning the thousands of defective developments there was buyer resistance.

But with the housing boom a large cohort were priced out of detached housing, and had to resort to apartments reducing supply.

For those developers remaining in the market aside from Meriton, and following all the bad press, they are concentrating on smaller-scale, high-quality projects.

However MERITON is maintaining its high-rise developments to capture not only overseas investors (buyers), local investors, and the growing rental market for Australians locked out …

Storey upon storey Meriton makes a motza!

Did Harry lead the way through the Urban Taskforce for high immigration to boost sales in the  apartment market?  Cough … cough …

Harry has said:

“China has more than 1 billion people, and they love Australia. I think they love Australia as much as we love Australia. So there will always be enough of them that will buy.”

“The problem with Australians is they are very slow. They ask their lawyer, they ask their financial adviser, they ask their family, they ask everybody. The Chinese don’t ask anybody, they come off the plane, buy their unit and go.”

IN fact many stayed having gained a Permanent Resident Visa with benefits …

From early 2022 MERITON has experienced 50% of its sales from returning investors with a 10% growth in its rental market over the past 12 months to grow even more with the return of students and migrants …

MEANWHILE Meriton has massive projects currently proceeding in Macquarie Park (two), Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta (66 STOREYS)  and …. in the Gold Coast Queensland … Melbourne …

WITH international borders opening increases the competition and prices of these dwellings for Australians especially when competing with ‘hot money’ …

Triguboff said he expected unit prices to rise considerably in 2022 as construction costs continue to surge across the country and international borders reopen to migrants and students, placing pressure on the already low supply of apartments.

With Meriton occupying a large share of the apartment market it takes a proportionate large slice of the imported fittings and fixtures locking out other builders and clients …

Triguboff said: “at the same time the demand for units from owner occupiers and tenants, while already very strong, will be boosted by the return of international students and workers, so we can expect the prices to go up considerably.”

A win/win for Meriton Property Services which offers up to 90% of the contract purchase price … AND offers a low cost mortgage loan whether a resident or non-resident, investor or owner!

SO that the real question is

What has happened so that Meriton has won more than anyone else?

IT would appear this can be revealed from the disclosed political donations for the most recent elections in NSW and the Nation …

MERITON Properties Pty Ltd donated $260,000 to the Liberal Party of Australia and $10,000 to the NSW Division of the Liberal Party of Australia AND $5,000 to the CDP (Fred Nile Group) … which party is well-known for doing deals with the Libs …

COMPARE that to a mere $10,000 to the Australian Labor Party (NSW Branch) and $50,000 to the ALP (Queensland).

WHAT this means is NOT GOOD FOR US … that Meriton holds more sway with this Government like that indicated previously:

“Then I will bring in more migrants”.
Harry Triguboff in the AFR in response to a question about oversupply of apartments.

http://www.afr.com/real-estate/phil-lowe-he-worries-me-a-bit-says-triguboff-20161019-gs5vg8

AND our Taxes are stretched further to fund an ever increasing demand for infrastructure lagging behind the population growth … and services (Health and Education especially) … since 2013 low wages growth from increased competition of Visa workers … our Families locked out of Home Ownership … facing life-long tenancy … with the loss of Australian communities, urban bushlands, heritage, and quality of life!

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Meriton Unveils 30-Storey Tower for Sydney’s West

https://www.theurbandeveloper.com/articles/meriton-oxford-street-epping-development-application?utm_source=TUD+-+Daily+Briefing&utm_campaign=67ee52923f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_08_11_01_49_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_982c36d415-67ee52923f-195692726

The Liables maintain the Sell-Off of Aussie Real Estate

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‘Hot Money’ pushes up House Prices …

As Michael West correctly points out what is behind the sky high property prices is money laundering ….

“Launder your Money through Australian Real Estate”

The 14-year govt dither on money-laundering reforms puts pressure on property prices. Minister responsible now Karen Andrews: no response #auspol #AML

https://youtu.be/03cAijFkfoo via YouTube

As these ‘investors’ are lured and enticed by the prospect of a Permanent Resident Visa!

… This is apart from low interest rates, government grants, and tax benefits for property investors from negative gearing and capital gains tax … together they are all pushing up house prices!

With the first wave from China that began in the late 1990s during the Howard Government enticing the Middle Class Chinese to invest in our education and real estate to gain ‘Flexible Citizenship’ which led to a housing boom in the early 2000s peaking in 2004 … as Refugees were scapegoated …

And so it continued again peaking in 2015 with the high-rise Precincts across Sydney to forever change our low-rise bushland suburbs ..

Then in 2021 the Singaporeans eclipsed the Chinese with $20Bn investment in our real estate

Business Insider:

NEXT … the Malaysians are targeted too! 

“Where is the Best Place to Buy Land in Australia”? 

The East Pilbara in Western Australia, Broken Hill second, Melbourne for property development …https://malaysiandigest.com/where-is-the-best-place-to-buy-land-in-australia/

AND … SINGAPORE Again!

“Singapore REITs double their Overseas Investment to US$12BIL”

‘ … deep liquidity pools in overseas markets like the U.K., U.S. and Australia, as well as more alluring freehold and longer lease terms will maintain the draw of markets abroad, said Natarajan. “We expect this trend of overseas acquisitions to continue.” ‘

https://www.nst.com.my/property/2022/01/763655/singapore-reits-double-their-overseas-investment-us12bil

WHAT Enticements would lead Middle Kingdom Buyers away from EVERGRANDE to Flock Aussie Housing Market?

PREDICTION that cashed-up Chinese buyers to again swarm our housing market because they can … when the border opens up …. with China’s Evergrande and other developers collapsing as oversupply hits

IT’s obvious, isn’t it, why “the Australian gatekeepers” are exempt from anti-money laundering laws in Australia?

SO that there are no investigations into where the money is coming from … how it was earned?  Was it appropriately taxed?

HOW come students earning Visa Worker rates can afford $2M homes? Then gain Permanent Residency and follow up with a ‘Family Visa’ ….

 BECAUSE if these AML laws were implemented and enforced the market share for high-rise precincts would evaporate because a whole Cohort of Australians are already locked out …. priced out …

MEANWHILE Our Community rights have gone … deve-lopers can buy up the house next door … the one behind and on the other side and soon the block is demolished, and those stranded have lost their ‘home value’ and their amenity …  Our Heritage …. Our Urban Bushlands … and Our Communities with the ‘take-over’ …

WHY wouldn’t these foreign buyers be lured here through access to the Chinese website (Juwai) for buyers of overseas property, which takes advertising from international property marketers, including developers and agents, and their Onshore Proxies here in Australia?

AND with investment in an apartment they too can gain permanent residency, and Taxpayer benefits of our public education and Medicare!  Then with a Family Visa a win/win … for their extended family!!

The Financial Times data has revealed that thirty seven per cent (37%) of 1.4 plus Billion Chinese People own more than one home!

Think about the consequences of this … as outlined above, and that this overdevelopment has obviously contributed to global warming with China the largest emitter of CO2 … because concrete, steel and glass emit CO2 in their manufacture and ongoing use …

AND more want to come here … to buy up Australian homes despite having homes in China … as our families are locked out by low wages … and this foreign money laundering competitionto further increase Australia’s CO2 emissions …

READ MORE!

Cashed-up Chinese buyers swarm Australia’s housing market as the collapse of Evergrande looms

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10377347/Chinese-buyers-swarm-Australias-housing-market-collapse-Evergrande-looms.html#newcomment

Sol Lew his CEO … and Fashion Empire Premier Investments Polity …

Catching up on reports in the AFR and The Oz on what Old Sol Lew, the billionaire retailer and his chief executive Richard Murray have been up to!

With a piece in the AFR, ‘PM and JobKeeper saved Australia: Lew’

They have announced the support of “Premier Investments” Sol’s Fast Fashion Empire behind the Sc.mmo  Guvmnt being re-elected alleging that this guvmnt saved Australia … and that Premier Investments despite the Covid Pandemic is on target for a great Christmas

We had a wander around a major shopping centre in Sydney, and discovered that all his outlets were scattered throughout! Pyjama shop, Peter Alexander, Smiggle with its fast plastic toys, Just Jeans, Jay Jays, Portmans, Dotti and Jacqui E! Clothing pushed out in sweat shops overseas and made to fall apart, and marketed to many on low wages …

In “The War on Waste” Craig Reucassel revealed that:

-waste is growing close to twice the rate of our population

FASHION is one of the fastest growing waste problems in Australia

-Australians are spending more than $5 Billion on fast fashion a year!!

-more than half a million tons of textile and leather ends up in landfill

6,000 kilos of fashion; discarded clothes are piled up;  it takes ten minutes to throw out this pile in Australia

IT may be a good idea to shop other than at Peter Alexander, Smiggle, Just Jeans, Jay Jays, Portmans, Dotti and Jacqui E … instead hang out for the sales of other Australian brands …

Sol and Richie spoke to media following an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce lunch in Melbourne back in early December where Josh Frydenberg announced changes to digital wallets and the ‘Buy now Pay later’ sector which is growing with so many … no doubt … on low wages …

The chairman of  ‘Premier Investments’ threw his weight behind the Federal Coalition contrary to most business houses appearing to be publicly political neutral.

It is reported that Lew employs 9000 people in 900 stores… are they Australian or largely Visa workers? 

Back in May 2021 Lew vowed to repay $15.6M of almost $87M … $ Eighty Seven Million … in payments following public pressure from Labor’s attacks over JobKeeper.

Premier’s new CEO Richard Murray who was previously the Chief Executive of JB Hi-Fi and publicly supported the Coalition.  Murray revealed that he had things in common with Lew … that family is important … they love retail, and Carlton … ‘ … and we support the Liberal Party. I think the federal government’s done an amazing job getting us through the Pandemic.’

And in ‘The Australian’ report ‘Premier Investments Chief Richard Murray’s political call’

He urged voters to return the Coalition in 2022!

DESPITE this Sc.mmo government having spent $2.8B of our money favouring Coalition seats – three (3) times more TAXPAYER money than on Labor-held seats.

And running a near $100 billion deficit and gross government debt on its way to $1 trillion.

AND SO MUCH MORE!

HOW many Australians lost their businesses … lost their jobs … with so much Liberal largesse for BIG Business?

In 2019 the miracle for Sc.mmo was the $4.1M from a single donor, the Wakils (property tycoon), one of the largest amounts in political history, dwarfing that of Malcolm Turnbull’s $1.75M in 2016!

This was second only to the $83.3M donated by Mineralogy Pty Ltd to Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party

What now from Solomon Lew?  One would have thought a more worthy cause would be CANCER RESEARCH … Support for our public hospitals dealing with the Pandemic … public schools … public transport  … and doing the Public Good … rather than supporting the Liberal Coalition through ‘Fashion Waste’ sold to a whole Cohort of Australians getting by on a pittance …

EXPECT the print media and the television media to be saturated with slogans and b.s. media blitz for the Libs

Commentators now get Why 4 out of 5 First Home Buyers are locked out of most of Sydney and Melbourne!

They noted the following:

Over the last forty years I have known large numbers of migrants who have told me the same story. Told by Immigration that their skills were in short supply, and that they would walk into high paying jobs.

*When they got here they found that these jobs did not exist.

CAAN: It would appear “the Squattocracy,” the political and social power of squatters who had become rich exploiting illegally occupied Crown land have moved into this realm

The voters, our fellow Australians are to blame!  Through pure greed mums and dads, grandma and grandpa – the ones that voted this government back in knowing that Labor had good policies.

So please for all the people that returned this do-nothing (but damaging) government back in, and worry about their kids save your BS crocodile tears, and vote for what’s best for your kids and country.

We have had our time in the sun – this is pure greed and will leave our kids in servitude without a balanced life.

And for a lot of young people never able to have a home of their own

-Average income workers can’t afford to buy the roof over their head, and face a retirement in poverty.  Thank you Liberal Party!!

And a big thanks to ex-PM John  “no-one ever complained to me about their house going up in value” Howard!

CAAN:  Yes, it was in the late 1990s that the Howard Government introduced the TAX Benefits of NEGATIVE GEARING and CAPITAL GAINS that meant housing became an investment rather than shelter for everyone.

There was an opportunity at the 2019 Election for Voters to grandfather their investment properties (to retain them) and to invest in ‘new homes’ if they so wished!  Negative Gearing was not being removed!

This would have led to more homes being built, and more jobs for the construction consortia; a Win/Win however they believed the scaremongering …. Lies of the Lib Coalition …

SO now we have this frightening predicament …

What happens when salaries for the middle class are kept down, down, down like a bad Coles jingle, and all the wealth is held by the top 20% of upper management and executives who have no compunction about feeding themselves, so long as those below them are kept on the GIG Economy?

CAAN:  The Australian Unions are doing a lot of work, and are very active on social media … it’s time that Everyone (and our Youth) got with the strengthUNITED we stand … divided we fall as is evident! 

*Union fees are 100% tax deductible, which means you can reduce how much you pay in *tax if you’re a UNION MEMBER … hey hey!

And when the immigration gate gets thrown open again it will get worse.
Young Australians will have them to contend with along with established home owners seeking investment properties and overseas buyers.
When is government of any persuasion going to DO SOMETHING?

CAAN:  Why do you suppose this is so?  The solution was on offer back in 2019, so who voted for this? There was a call from Labor to cut temporary migration numbersprior to the Pandemic there were 2.3 MILLION Visa Holders in Australia of which 1.6 MILLION were Visa workers … (prior to this being introduced by the Howard Government in the late 1990s we had permanent migration of 70,000 per annum.)

WHO benefits … hehe ?

READ MORE!

https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/four-out-of-five-first-home-buyers-locked-out-of-most-of-sydney-and-melbourne-20211210-p59gni.html

The Greenfield Housing Code … Do you remember that? And now a ‘New Tax’!!

THIS CODE with lots as tiny as 200M2 x 6M wide was introduced by NSW INC when Anthony Roberts was Planning Minister …

A third of the size of traditional land lots in Australia … obviously better with more freedom than an apartment … but still very expensive for buyers …

NOW … are you aware that Greenfield landowners are to be hit with VALUE CAPTURE? This cost is being taken away from deve-lopers and dumped on landowners! As if deve-lopers don’t make enough …

READ MORE!

Local contributions and land value contributions’

https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Infrastructure/Infrastructure-Funding/Improving-the-infrastructure-contributions-system/Local-contributions-and-land-value-contributions?fbclid=IwAR18xAQXakx09tecVKRr4VCVDvNGmSVxyn2qeEsyJmXKXIIGVKS-XBxgKNI

It’s a value capture they want to introduce now for landowners; not developers.

AND it is up to 20% of the Valuer General valuation NOW but the planning minister can change it at any time without consultation . Who knows how high it can go?

WHO in the government tried to slip it in? .. In the budget papers? …

NOW they have come back and are trying to push it through. Hardly anyone knows about it … this is what NSW INC do in the lead-up to CHRISTMAS!

AND submissions have to be written!

There needs to be a BACKLASH as the Real Estate Institute said this will push up the prices of land and houses.

THIS is what they are trying to push through:

https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Infrastructure/Infrastructure-Funding/Improving-the-infrastructure-contributions-system/Local-contributions-and-land-value-contributions?fbclid=IwAR3ml0ynjSctluz-d6WySGQxmJIPCs5ZAfxUhL3Kul5hwXHevMgV8-wM4j8

New Regulations for Infrastructure Contributions Released for Public Consultation’ | Lindsay Taylor Lawyers

Public consultation is now open for new instruments relating to infrastructure contributions reforms. Find out more from the experts.

lindsaytaylorlawyers.com.au*

This is an explanation by a solicitor about the tax but it will AFFECT SUBURBIA not just rural areas. *

This section is disturbing as the NSW Government can also push up the price of up to 20% at any time, and they don’t even have to let people know!

Clause 32 will allow more types of amendments to be made to contributions plans without re-exhibition, including changes to the cost of public amenities and public services and local infrastructure contribution rates set out in the plan as a result of adjustments made in accordance with proposed Division 1B.

ONE of the reasons it was also knocked back in the inquiry … BECAUSE of the powers the Planning Minister will have!

NOW they are trying to push it through again!

HOW good’s this a matter of a few weeks before Christmas … THIS is what they (NSW INC) do!

URGENTLY WRITE YOUR SUBMISSION AND SHARE THIS TO LET OTHERS KNOW!

Even a few lines may well suffice!

AND ensure others know so you can each contribute!

PLEASE SHARE!

AUSSIE House Prices have Risen for 14 Months now … But for how much Longer?

WHAT of the cost to our Society? With a whole Cohort locked out … others taking on debt of $1.4M … what then?

WHO really benefits by these huge price rises? 

IT is not the VENDORS who heaven forbid are not subjected to the same jump in prices that they have gained

WHO benefits … it’s the real estate agent … $30,000 plus COMMISSION on each house sale to be pumped up more when the sale escalates beyond the Reserve …

AND with a number of sales each week …

IT’s not just interest rates … government grants … ‘Hot Money’ … but Agents pushing up house prices

AND the rise in interest rates locks out the aspiring First Home Buyer with minimum deposit … not the investor …

CoreLogic’s head of residential research Australia, Eliza Owen noted big bank and other analyst forecasts of national housing price declines in 2023 due to increased interest rates …

HOWEVER … we may not have to wait until 2023 … SQM’s Louis Christopher report “Housing Boom and Bust” midway through 2022!

Read more!

https://bit.ly/3CYUSCS

Australian house prices rise for 14th month in a row

READ MORE!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-01/house-prices-corelogic-november-2021/100663944

An Uphill Battle for the Southern Highlands with NSW INC onside with Deve-lopers  … unless …

Related … the LIBERAL COALITON has introduced its religious discrimination bill yet have no conviction to instigate a Federal Integrity Commission!

WHY is this so?

The 7th Commandment:  Thou shalt not steal.

The 10th Commandment:  Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods

The Prime Minister has strong personal ties to the Federal development lobby group the Property Council of Australia … having written their policy before entering politics!

IT would appear that development is all about riding roughshod over thy neighbours … it is even happening in the Southern Highlands! Revealed in this SMH report:

Developers hiding in plain sight: Battle for the future of Southern Highlands

“Karingal” built by the locally renowned Alf Stephens in 1927.  “Karingal” occupied more than 3000 square metres close to the centre of Moss Vale

AND long into the 12 month settlement the vendors learnt of the buyer’s plans included a subdivision and 8 townhouses cheek by jowl with the original home.  And that the buyer worked for an international property developer!

Planning law changes have long been underway in NSW in concert with the Federal Liberal Coalition policies of high immigration to feed the need for development … pushing up house prices … and creating another market for alleged ‘affordable housing’ without placing ‘undue demand’ for more infrastructure …

These deve-lopers benefit from having it both ways having conspicuously moved into the Southern Highlands alongside SydneySiders moving in during the Pandemic.

The area was projected to grow by a mere 5 per cent between 2016 and 2041. Now forecasted for a 27 per cent population growth by 2041. Not that long ago elderly people remained in their family homes … what is it with so many people now falling into line with ‘retirement villages’ and ‘community housing’ and the negative fine print … paving the way for developers?

A 109 hectare Burradoo property sold for almost $50M with buyer plans to redevelop this rural land into residential.

The first 80 blocks of property south of Moss Vale sold in under 3 hours for $40M …

This influx of SydneySiders has led to subdividing large town blocks. And just like Sydney suburbs Bowral with its $2 – $2.5M homes are now threatened with deve-lopers buying up neighbouring homes to build apartments. 

Some life-long locals have taken objection to these high profile Sydney buyers exerting authority in local politics.  Yet other high profile SydneySiders who have said “ … it’s not saying ‘no development’, it’s saying, Just do it well.” 

Are they naïve, or is it again about what’s in it for them?  Afterall deve-lopers are about covering every spot of land …

Sadly it is up to NSW INC whether it extends the heritage order on ‘Karingal’ …

IT has now come to light that the original buyer of ‘Karingal’ sold his option to a former business partner a month before the property exchanged!  And has denied Mr Manning’s account of what happened!  And has declined to comment further! 

There seems to be a pattern here … with nasty politics and excessive desire, or inordinate love, for wealth, status and power.

READ MORE! 

Developers hiding in plain sight: Battle for the future of Southern Highlands

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/developers-hiding-in-plain-sight-battle-for-the-future-of-southern-highlands-20211124-p59bo7.html

Alicia Barry Interview with Louis Christopher SQM Housing Boom and Bust Report

THE FOLLOWING was discussed in this interview:

“NAB chief executive Ross McEwan has also called for more action from APRA, and when you have

someone in that position to call for further tightening, generally speaking, it’s already in the planning

stage.

“Put it this way, if the Australian housing market does not slow down by mid-2022, APRA will keep intervening until it does. We cannot afford another year of 20 per cent plus gains across the national housing market.”

https://www.afr.com/property/residential/housing-boom-poised-to-end-in-2022-but-not-in-brisbane-20211124-p59blj

Key Points …

-a lot of money spinning around the economy; a lot into housing pushing up prices

-Sydney and Melbourne significantly over-valued;  the most over-valued ever seen!

.with significant risks

-the financial regulators: the RBA and APRA acted in early November

-and will step in again to avoid a hard landing in our housing market

the risks are the massive gaps between prices and income  *

-in Sydney only 15 suburbs with a median house price under $1M; extraordinarily over-valued

if this market continues to rise anor 20% in 2022; likely we will have a hard landing

-likely regulators will step in again until the evidence is there the market is slowing down

inflation at 3%;  thought to rise another half a percent  to 3.5%

-regulators to focus on investors through multiple steps

-with house prices out of control it will force a hard landing that affects the rest of the economy

.expect regulators will target the rate of growth

.less owner buyers in the market

FHBs not seen since mid year

investors now taking up the larger proportion of the buying activity

a typical phenomenon we see towards the end of a housing cycle

2022 expect an increase in demand for units; because they are more affordable

-international borders opening to overseas students and migrants who traditionally invest in units

-with lockdowns assumed to be over many will return to the big cities from the regions seeking more amenity in the cities

-6 to 8 months after the downturn started a good call for FHBs

-SQM not in a position to tell people when they should buy their home

-belief that the market will soften next year; not going to crash

-that the regulators will stop the crash if they can

CAAN: Sadly with our borders opening up for migrants and international students this will increase competition once again for Australian home buyers! And in the jobs market maintaining low wages!

ASK WHO IS ON YOUR SIDE?

WATCH!

A Relic from the C5th … Who says Gladys’ Halo has not slipped?

THE ‘Court of Public Opinion’ … where does it come from? From Polls conducted by RESOLVE.  And influence from Sydney Morning Herald articles like this perhaps based on ‘Resolve’s’ Polls … “Berejiklian’s halo has not slipped, survey shows”

WHO are Resolve? 

Resolve Research, a company with strong links to the LIBERAL PARTY; founded by Mr Reed, a director of CT Group formerly Crosby Textor

Further described as a political strategy firm, a lobbying firm, providing political consultancy. And social research, corporate strategy and political polling services (for the Liberal Party) FFS!

ASK …

Where was the poll conducted?

Was it in her electorate alone?

Was it conducted with Liberal Party members?

What is the size of the sample?

Will we ever know?

‘Much of the court of public opinion thinks she simply has bad taste in boyfriends, rather than being corrupt.’

Who buys this? 

Gladys had a five year affair with Maguire … at least. She would have been in her mid 40s when this began … not a naïve young woman …

Following her high school education she spent several years studying at the campuses of the University of Sydney and NSW … well known for sex scandal ridden colleges.  At the very least Gladys would be aware!

At 23, Gladys joined the Liberal Party in 1993, and progressed to become President of the NSW Young Liberals  … Campaign Director for the State seat of Willoughby in 1999  … and worked for the Commonwealth Bank as general manager ….

ASIDE from this SMH report based on the Resolve Survey, her alleged popularity would appear to be somewhat contrary to her government record of running roughshod over much of Sydney’s communities … and this is what her ‘hardworking persona’ has meant for these communities!

Her beau Daryl engaged with developers including Chinese-owned ‘Country Garden’ that led the way for the high density high-rise precincts across Sydney with the North Ryde ‘Ryde Garden’ despite community-wide objection …

-the latest … the demolition of WILLOW GROVE!

-Heritage Windsor and the Windsor Bridge demolition to make way for sandmining (for concrete for more high-rise development)

.another community in the Hawkesbury to be impacted by the Richmond Bridge Project

raising the Warragamba Dam Wall (for overdevelopment)

Appin and the only chlamydia free Koala Colony threatened with extinction due to mass development and fencing to contain them

-widespread negative impact of WestConnex and NorthConnex across a huge swathe of Sydney; residents subject to compulsory acquisition of homes and businesses at below market ratescracking in their homes;  now privatised toll roads; costing Western Sydney residents some $6,000 per annum

Sydney light rail bill passes $3 billion; known as the ‘Light Fail’

-the Sydney Metro owned by MTR Hong Kong Consortium; closing much of our public heavy rail network

high rise high density precincts robbing low rise communities of their amenity; services all full-up!

-the heavy policing of the 12 LGAs with High Covid numbers

Gladys alleged ‘hardworking public servant persona’ put to good use to bury her major error with the ‘Ruby Princess’ when almost 2,700 passengers – some coughing and spluttering – were allowed to leave the ship at Sydney Harbour, catching trains, buses and even overseas flights to get home that led to the spread of Covid across the country!

Three days ago … ‘the leaked email revealing how Gladys Berejiklian split Sydney in TWO – forcing the west into a draconian curfew with soldiers on the streets while the east and north roamed free’

Her government ignored Dr Kerry Chant’s advice to apply the same rules across Sydney

Dr Chant told Brad Hazzard to use consistent restrictions

READ MORE!

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/berejiklian-s-halo-has-not-slipped-survey-shows-20211124-p59bop.html#comments