David Coleman MP, Federal Member for Banks, has received overwhelming support
from the community for his opposition to Canterbury Bankstown Council’s radical new Development Plan for the area.
Council’s Plan proposes to radically change the existing zoning rules to make way for high density development in the suburbs of Padstow, Revesby, Panania, and East Hills.
These changes would lead to an increase in population of at least 26,000 in the area.
A petition and community survey conducted by Mr Coleman against Council’s Plan has so far received more than 2,000 responses from local residents who oppose the Plan.
“The community has completely rejected Council’s Development Plan,” Mr Coleman
said. “The scale of development that would occur under Council’s Plan is completely
inappropriate and would change the character of our area forever.”
For many years, Mr Coleman opposed Council’s previous Development Plan which
proposed similar changes to the zoning rules in the area. Mr Coleman’s opposition to the previous Development Plan received strong community support and the Plan was eventually withdrawn by Council in 2018.
“Council cannot continue to ignore the consistent opposition in our community to its
radical Development Plans,” Mr Coleman said.
“Council must listen to the community and withdraw its radical Plan now.”