The sleepy unspoilt rural village of Menangle must feel it is ‘under siege’ by Chinese deve-loper Dahua with its plans for 3400 dwellings plus a proposal for another 1850 dwellings …. including high-rise towers!
NOW MIRVAC has a major subdivision endorsed for the transformation of the iconic Rotolactor site for another 350 homes … a minute’s drive from Dahua!
THIS is despite the NSW DROUGHT!
IN September 2019 the Cataract Dam which supplies the Wollondilly Shire … its water supply was so low it was not considered suitable to drink!
In October 2019 Warragamba Dam’s storage had fallen below 50 per cent!
*The Desalination Plant does not supply the Wollondilly Shire! *
MEANWHILE overdevelopment is underway across Macarthur too … across Greater Sydney!
Menangle transformation edges closer despite council opposition
The transformation of rural Menangle edges closer by the day with ‘independent planning experts’ endorsing a major subdivision on the site of the iconic Rotolactor.
Daniel McGookin, Macarthur Chronicle
November 7, 2019
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A birds-eye view of the Menangle Rotolactor
The transformation of rural Menangle continues to edge closer with a major subdivision receiving the green light by the Wollondilly Local Planning Panel today.
The 40ha home of the iconic Menangle Rotolactor and Creamery, bordering Menangle Rd, Station St and the Nepean River, has been subdivided into five lots despite opposition from Wollondilly Council and the community. Bulk earthworks and the demolition of three sheds were also approved.
Deputy mayor Matthew Gould’s pleas for the planning experts to defer the decision after recent changes to development controls in Menangle were unsuccessful.
“I know there is significant concerns from the councillors around this table about the wisdom of putting residential land within a one in 100 flood zone,” Mr Gould said at a recent council meeting. “That is not going to end with anyone involved.”
Developer Mirvac, currently working on a masterplanned community in Gledswood Hills, has already lodged plans for 97 residential lots on the site, ranging in size from 500sq m to 800sq m. About 350 homes are expected on the site in total.
The iconic Rotolactor and Creamery site is one step closer to being revitalised into a tourist mecca with a new neighbourhood centre zoning.
Ambitious plans lodged to council would see the derelict buildings be restored, complete with a boutique brewery and distillery, museum, hotel, restaurant and function centre.
The approved subdivision is only a minute drive from the site being flagged by Chinese-based developer Dahua Group for bold plans in Menangle Park which include eight-storey apartment towers and 5000 dwellings.