Sydneysiders concerned about overdevelopment of the Sydney Harbour foreshore today welcomed the announcement of a review of the controversial Barangaroo development as a breakthrough opportunity to have their long-ignored voices heard regarding this $6 billion project.
Australians for Sustainable Development emerged from mediation with Lend Lease and the Barangaroo Development Authority satisfied that a review was an important step toward resolving community concerns and ensuring Sydney gets a better Barangaroo.
“AfSD welcomes the Planning Minister’s announcement today of a review of the controversial Barangaroo development. This is a positive step in the right direction to address community concerns,” AfSD spokesperson and Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney Cr Marcelle Hoff said.
Cr Hoff said community concerns include Lend Lease’s proposed overdevelopment of Sydney Harbour foreshore, loss of a cruise ship terminal from the CBD, and a hotel built out into the harbour, effectively subdividing Sydney Harbour.
“Let me stress, Australians for Sustainable Development are not against the development of Barangaroo. We are against poor development, secretive government processes and special deals.
“We want economic growth via the implementation of sustainable development solutions.
“We want transparency, good governance, and design excellence that meets the needs of the broader community, not just the desires of a select few,” said Cr Hoff.
There are now 12,000 people who have signed petitions asking for a government commitment to a Special Commission of Inquiry into Barangaroo.
AfSD will continue to collect signatures on petitions asking for a Special Commission of Inquiry into Barangaroo.
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