Photo: Walker Corporation executive chairman Lang Walker (right) supporting the region’s bid for an A-League team last year.
IS anyone surprised by this? Afterall prior to this Australia was hijacked by the lobby group, the PCA with the policy writer annointed …
DESPITE the Appin precinct being marked down as a long-term plan earmarked for 15,000 homes, including high-density living Walker Corporation has called on the NSW Government to green light the mass development of Appin in the near future!
Key Points …
–the community has been vocal in its opposition to mass development in the area
–no strategy or overall plan for all of the area
Greater Macarthur 2040: Walker Corporation says developer timetables should be considered in release of growth precincts
Walker Corporation, one of the biggest developers in southwest Sydney, has called on the government to take into account developer’s timetables when releasing growth precincts.
Daniel McGookin, Macarthur Chronicle
December 16, 2019
One of the biggest developers in Sydney’s southwest, Walker Corporation, has called on the State Government to green light the mass development of Appin in the near future.
The Appin precinct is earmarked for 15,000 homes, including high-density living, but is marked down as a long-term plan. Wollondilly Council has also been strong in its position of no development in Appin until at least 2036.
In a submission made to the draft Greater Macarthur 2040 Interim Plan, Walker Corporation says the programs of developers should play a role in deciding when the precinct is developed.
“The final Interim Plan should therefore permit flexible staging of delivery of all the growth centre’s land release precincts in response to market and construction conditions (and) the programs of land owners and developers,” the submission stated.
The submission continues to say if development in the precinct took place in the near future, it would place “downward pressure” on property prices due to the improved supply of housing type and supply, and it would also fund the early construction of a major road linking the Hume Highway to Appin.
The developer also called for the abolishment of a mixed employment and housing zoning in the precinct, telling the government if the employment zoning was pursued there wouldn’t be enough funding for the major link road to the Hume Highway.
Walker Corporation recently withdrew plans to rezone a 525ha site known as Appin Vale, which would have had the potential to deliver 4000 homes.
The community has been vocal in its opposition to mass development in the area.
Appin resident Sue Gay said fears of mass development had horrified members of the community.
“There is no strategy or overall plan for all of the area,” she said. “Where are they going to get the water from?
“It is criminal what they are doing to us. Do it in an aligned approach and think about the people that live here.”
The developer recently won approval to develop the first stage of its South East Wilton project, which includes 696 lots.