The Liberal Party voted down a 2017 Labor push to ban property developers from councils, but is considering putting in ban before September’s local government elections.
IT would seem obvious that their family members, business associates and political lobbyists should equally be banned!
PERHAPS this is now being floated by the Libs following World-wide media reports of … tottering towers … the Opal Tower … Mascot Towers … toxic sites … damp … mould … water ingress … cracks … defective wiring … combustible cladding and Towering Infernos … the buyer resistance with ‘new apartments’ 85% defective on completion …
STRATHFIELD has boulevardes of beautiful Australian Heritage Homes now threatened by the Berejiklian Grubment rezoning, and higher density of high-rise and medium-density of terraces … perhaps a step too far even for this government?
AND if this MOB are not banned from Councils … how will the Berejiklian Government even make their way out of this mess … this time?
Liberal mayor: ‘Brothel owners treated better than developers’
Strathfield Mayor and property developer Antoine Doueihi’s argument that brothel owners are being treated better than property developers within the Liberal Party has been slammed as “crass and illogical”.
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‘Strathfield Mayor and property developer Antoine Doueihi has blasted his party’s moves to ban property developers and real estate agents from running on local councils.
The 70-year-old — who recently completed a 24-unit development in Sutherland worth at least $15 million — said property developers are okay to be on councils “as long as they are not being bribed by someone”.
“So a brothel owner can sit on the local council but a property developer can’t,” he told The Sunday Telegraph.
“According to this idea, it doesn’t matter if he is a brothel owner. I don’t think this idea will survive in the high court.
“You can’t live without property developers; they build everyone’s home.”
*Mr Doueihi, who was endorsed by the NSW Liberal Party so sit on both Strathfield and Burwood councils, is still being investigated by the NSW Office of Local Government for not declaring his interest in at least 11 companies.
*The investigation into 20-year Liberal Party member has been running since December 2018 and relates to failures to declare property interests on his pecuniary interests register.‘
-Mr Doueihi said his decision not to contest the upcoming local government elections is because of “family reasons”; unrelated to the OLG investigation
-that it is not related to the party’s push from Don Harwin to ban property developers from running on councils
Strathfield Council Deputy Mayor Matthew Blackmore said:
“Property developers by nature are intimately involved with local councils for their daily business – brothel owners are not,” Mr Blackmore said.
“Brothel owners have also not been banned from making donations to political parties since 2009.”
-2013 Mr Doueihi was fined $43,000 by the L & E Court after pleading guilty to carrying out development without development consent
-four additional boarding house rooms were added to his Burwood Road, Burwood development; for a potential net extra income of $hundreds of thousands
-often seen with Liberal Party insider and lobbyist Joe Tannous but denies doing business with him
‘The Liberal Party voted down a 2017 Labor push to ban property developers from councils, but is considering putting in ban before September’s local government elections.
A senior Liberal told The Sunday Telegraph “information like the Antoine Doueihi matter will weigh heavily on the decision of the Liberal Party about whether to endorse candidates at the local government elections in September”.’
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