David Coleman MP, Federal Member for Banks, is calling on Canterbury Bankstown Council to withdraw its radical new Development Plan for Revesby, Padstow, Panania, and East Hills.
Council’s new Development Plan proposes to change the existing zoning rules to make way for high density development. These changes would lead to an increase in population of at least 26,000 in the area.
“I will fight against Council’s new Development Plan as it is completely wrong for our community and would change the character of our area forever,” Mr Coleman said.
“These rezonings would see an additional 11,000 residents in Padstow, 7,000 in Revesby, and 4,000 in each of Panania and East Hills.”
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Mr Coleman’s opposition to the previous Development Plan received strong community support and the Plan was eventually withdrawn by Council in 2018.
“It is clear that Council has not learned from the mistakes of the old Development Plan. I will continue to fight against this appalling Plan,” Mr Coleman said.
“It is critical that the character of our area is preserved.”