MINTO 56 Km from Sydney CBD and it’s too far from the train station … who’da thought?
Residents want ‘overdevelopment’ halted in sleepy suburb
Residents of a sleepy Minto street have declared they “don’t want” the creep of overdevelopment infringing on their homes.
People living on Francis St and other nearby streets are concerned a proposal to construct 23 townhouses on the street will lead to a nightmare traffic scenario and the death of quiet suburban living in the area.
The proposal at 12 Francis St would see four existing buildings demolished and replaced by the 23 townhouses.
At a meeting with Macquarie Fields state Labor MP Anoulack Chanthivong residents from Francis St and surrounding homes expressed their frustrations that the proposed development would create traffic gridlock in the suburb and ruin the suburban feel of the neighbourhood.
Long-time resident Michael Delmage said he was worried that if the development went ahead it would create havoc for residents leaving for work.
“There is only one road for us in and out onto Minto Rd and it’s already a nightmare in the mornings,” he said.
“This is just irresponsible, everyone here bought here because it is a quiet suburb. We’re worried that if this goes ahead it will set a precedent.”
Mr Chanthivong said the high density development was too far from the train station to be justified.
A development application for the proposal is currently being reviewed by Campbelltown Council staff.