Federal Member For Banks
Shadow Minister for Communications


David Coleman, the Federal Member for Banks, has welcomed the announcement that the radical Riverwood Plan will not proceed. The State Government has now withdrawn the Riverwood Plan. 


Since 2017, Mr Coleman has strongly campaigned against the State Government’s proposed Riverwood Plan. The Plan would have seen an additional 2,900 dwellings in apartment blocks of up to 12 storeys. This would have led to an increase of at least 4,500 residents and a large increase in congestion on Belmore Road.  It also would have placed substantial pressure on local infrastructure. 


Over the years, Mr Coleman has held several community meetings in Riverwood to discuss this issue. “The strong attendance at community meetings I have held on the Riverwood Plan, and the large number of people who have signed my petitions, has helped to demonstrate the concerns of the community.”   


“I am very pleased that the State Government has listened to these concerns and withdrawn the Riverwood Plan. This is fantastic news for our community.  Thank you to the thousands of people who have been a part of our community campaign on this issue,” Mr Coleman said.