Artist impressions of a 316-home development proposed next to the Lane Cove river, which was rejected by council.
LET’s create an Uproar!
EVERYONE … let’s do something!
LANE COVE WEST … DEVELOPER BYPASSES COUNCIL REJECTION
THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY … is not over yet … but the Property Mafia have been flat out pushing their projects …
DITTO … Ramsgate, Cherrybrook, Castle Hill, Gosford, across the Central Coast …
Community Action Alliance for NSW (CAAN) has a look at this article in the Daily Telegraph: ‘Lane Cove West development: developer bypasses council rejection of 316 home high-rise tower plan’ …
The location is alongside Harry’s ‘ARISE’ Precinct at 166 Epping Road, Lane Cove West.
A LITTLE HISTORY concerning ‘ARISE’ …
There was much community anger emanating from local Lane Cove and Ryde area community and environment groups about the Meriton High-rise Precinct proposal for 130 Epping Road, Lane Cove West.
However, shortly before the project was ‘pushed through’ … a local protest meeting was held, and a Lane Cove Environment female Campaigner, a member of the network, took centre stage promoting the development for the benefit of a ‘Child Care Centre‘ … WT * do you suppose was going on here? Whose side was she on?
We were gobsmacked!
Was she on the payroll?
Does Harry get what he wants?
The community were supposed to trade off their concerns for:
-the Sydney Harbour Water catchment
-the ecology, the biodiversity
-the beauty of this area of the Lane Cove National Park … for a Child Care Centre?
SEARCH CAAN WEBSITE for more about Meriton Child Care Centres and government subsidy …
CONCERNS were raised at the time that the Meriton Project would open the door for more overdevelopment … on the low-rise side of Epping Road!
NOW … here it is … the Lane Cove developer, EPIC DONCASTER, is set to override the council’s decision and seek the NSW Planning Department’s approval of plans for a massive residential and hotel precinct.
WHO are Epic Doncaster? CAAN has since been advised that …
‘The property was purchased by Epic Doncaster, an investment vehicle owned by Malaysia’s 35th richest person, Ong Leong Huat …’
“We expect offshore investors will continue to be strong buyers of North Shore property, particularly as yields in the Sydney CBD become tighter,” Ong says………
A multimillion $ proposal was submitted to NSW Planning in the lead-up to Christmas on 19 December as part of a rezoning review for:
-2 mixed-use towers from 14 to 21 storeys
TO ensure the employment generating capacity of the land is retained, the proposal provides for the maintenance and expansion of the existing commercial floor space on the site.
HOW will this project contribute significantly to the ‘local economy’ – as alleged by the developer – both during construction and from the influx of new residents and workers when it is well-known that most workers on these projects are foreign visa workers and the ‘new residents’ are foreign buyers?
Despite the high population growth for high density development in Sydney our retail sector is dying!
LANE COVE Councillors were not to be hoodwinked by this planning proposal arguing it did not preserve and manage industrial and urban services land because:
–the proposal was not consistent with community priorities and actions for housing supply and retention of commercial land
-the site is not identified as a strategic precinct; nor in an appropriate area for housing
*“The Lane Cove West employment lands are specifically identified in the Draft Lane Cove Local Strategic Planning Statement to be protected and managed for industrial and commercial land uses.” *
AND what appears to be at the core of the Council’s objection:
–these sites have a long history of manufacturing located on the edge of the Lane Cove River
–remediation costs for redevelopment would be significant
-it is highly unlikely that there will be any significant redevelopment without a zoning change
HENCE the developer approach to the Planning Department for a rezoning review on 19 December …
THE Property Mafia persist despite much of Australia’s bushland being destroyed by fire due to overheating (cl.m.te ch.nge). Overheating is a consequence of greenhouse gases … emissions from H2O, CO2, CH4, N2O AND O3 …
HIGH-RISE residential developments emit CO2 both in their construction and ongoing use … they increase emissions … built from concrete, glass, steel … And high use of power to pump water, and for lighting … and air-conditioning!
SOME 200,000 high-rise developments have been built in recent times … to serve an ‘Overseas Demand’ with the consequence of ‘cooking’ our environment with more heat islands …
The growing greenhouse gas emissions have horrific consequences for Australia’s bushfire season and this proposed development is on the edge of the Lane Cove National Park!
Read this article from the Daily Telegraph from which we wrote our report!
Lane Cove West development: developer bypasses council rejection of 316 home high-rise tower plan
Jake McCallum, Urban Affairs Reporter, North Shore TimesSubscriber only|January 22, 2020 12:13pm
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