St Leonards targeted for large-scale development

The St Leonards community is being targeted by the Minns Labor Government for large-scale development.

An investigation published by the Sydney Morning Herald today confirmed that St Leonards is on a hit-list of 11 suburbs ‘that have been prioritised for state-led rezoning and could be ready for large-scale development by the middle of next year.’

Member for Willoughby Tim James slammed the Minns Government for this attack on our local community that will strain local services and infrastructure for generations to come.

“St Leonards already has some of the highest densities in the state and now the Labor Premier suddenly wants it to take even more.” Mr James said.

“We’ve seen no indication that the government will invest in vital infrastructure to accompany this increased development - instead they have cancelled major roads projects and refused to back new facilities such as the Gore Hill Indoor Sports Centre.”

“This is a completely inappropriate proposal made without community consultation or consent and one that I will fight to stop.”

“The government needs to stop telling our community to “get out of the way” and blindly accept improper development.”

“Labor must immediately rule out selling off so called ‘surplus land’ at Royal North Shore Hospital that is so essential to future proof expansion of the hospital.”

“Hospital land must not become high rise apartment blocks. It must be preserved for the future health needs of our area.” Mr James concluded.