Related … the LIBERAL COALITON has introduced its religious discrimination bill yet have no conviction to instigate a Federal Integrity Commission!
WHY is this so?
The 7th Commandment: Thou shalt not steal.
The 10th Commandment: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods
The Prime Minister has strong personal ties to the Federal development lobby group the Property Council of Australia … having written their policy before entering politics!
IT would appear that development is all about riding roughshod over thy neighbours … it is even happening in the Southern Highlands! Revealed in this SMH report:
“Developers hiding in plain sight: Battle for the future of Southern Highlands“
“Karingal” built by the locally renowned Alf Stephens in 1927. “Karingal” occupied more than 3000 square metres close to the centre of Moss Vale …
AND long into the 12 month settlement the vendors learnt of the buyer’s plans included a subdivision and 8 townhouses cheek by jowl with the original home. And that the buyer worked for an international property developer!
Planning law changes have long been underway in NSW in concert with the Federal Liberal Coalition policies of high immigration to feed the need for development … pushing up house prices … and creating another market for alleged ‘affordable housing’ without placing ‘undue demand’ for more infrastructure …
These deve-lopers benefit from having it both ways having conspicuously moved into the Southern Highlands alongside SydneySiders moving in during the Pandemic.
The area was projected to grow by a mere 5 per cent between 2016 and 2041. Now forecasted for a 27 per cent population growth by 2041. Not that long ago elderly people remained in their family homes … what is it with so many people now falling into line with ‘retirement villages’ and ‘community housing’ and the negative fine print … paving the way for developers?
A 109 hectare Burradoo property sold for almost $50M with buyer plans to redevelop this rural land into residential.
The first 80 blocks of property south of Moss Vale sold in under 3 hours for $40M …
This influx of SydneySiders has led to subdividing large town blocks. And just like Sydney suburbs Bowral with its $2 – $2.5M homes are now threatened with deve-lopers buying up neighbouring homes to build apartments.
Some life-long locals have taken objection to these high profile Sydney buyers exerting authority in local politics. Yet other high profile SydneySiders who have said “ … it’s not saying ‘no development’, it’s saying, Just do it well.”
Are they naïve, or is it again about what’s in it for them? Afterall deve-lopers are about covering every spot of land …
Sadly it is up to NSW INC whether it extends the heritage order on ‘Karingal’ …
IT has now come to light that the original buyer of ‘Karingal’ sold his option to a former business partner a month before the property exchanged! And has denied Mr Manning’s account of what happened! And has declined to comment further!
There seems to be a pattern here … with nasty politics and excessive desire, or inordinate love, for wealth, status and power.
Developers hiding in plain sight: Battle for the future of Southern Highlands