Federal Member For Banks
Shadow Minister for Communications

TIME FOR STATE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE CLEAR STATEMENT ON FUTURE OF RIVERWOOD

David Coleman MP, Federal Member for Banks, is calling on the State Government to rule out making radical changes to the area in its new Riverwood Plan.

Since 2017, Mr Coleman has opposed the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment’s plan to build an additional 5,000 apartments in the Riverwood area.

“The Riverwood Plan would have seen the population of Riverwood increase from 1,600 today to 9,600. I opposed the Plan because a 500% increase in population is completely wrong for our community,” Mr Coleman said.

The 2017 State Government Riverwood Plan was withdrawn, and a new Riverwood Plan is expected to be released shortly.

“The State Government must rule out making any changes that will damage Riverwood and surrounding areas,” Mr Coleman said.

“The uncertainty in our community about the future of Riverwood has gone on for far too long. It is well past time for the State Government to make a clear commitment to preserving the character of Riverwood and not proceeding with radical changes.”