A once in a generation decision by Council to expand open space at Blenheim Park has been thwarted by the Baird Government.
Mike Baird had the option of going with the Council model for Blenheim Park that would have seen 2,000 square metres added to the parkland for use by the community, but instead he chose to side with the developer who proposes a 16-storey residential tower comprising of 120 dwellings.
Let me repeat that.
Of the two options available, more open space or 16-storey residential, the Baird Government chose to side with the developer.
The developer's proposal will now go to the Joint Regional Planning Panel for review. This process allows for public input, and I will attend on behalf of the community.
In the meantime, please sign my petition below. It's important that we share this news far and wide to help protect our parks and open space un-necessary development.
We, the undersigned, oppose plans to rezone 86 Blenheim Road, 12A and 14 Epping Road North Ryde to High Density Residential.
We urge the Joint Regional Planning Panel to reject this proposal for the below primary reasons as outlined by the City of Ryde. These include but are not limited to:
- Bulk and Scale
- Site Context
- Lack of policy context; and
- Traffic Issues