Forest in Danger - Proposed Rezoning of Sydney Forest for Development West Pennant Hills
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Mirvac has a development proposal in progress to rezone more than 28 hectares of heavily forested land adjoining the Cumberland State forest to allow for 400 apartments and 200 medium density houses. I am but one of the many residents who cannot stand by and just let this happen, as once this forest is gone it cannot be replaced. Please take the time to read the following information.
The proposed rezoning is to allow apartment dwellings on the entire site with no protective environmental zoning for the critically endangered Blue Gum High Forest or endangered Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest, that covers the majority of the site. It will destroy habitat of the protected Powerful Owls that are on the site.
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Objection to Mirvac development application for 55 Coonara Ave, West Pennant Hills NSW
I am opposed to the proposed amendment to the Hills LEP to allow for medium to high density development at 55 Coonara Ave, West Pennant Hills. It allows 400 apartments and 200 houses built by Mirvac on land currently zoned B7 business park.
A significant part of the site is covered in critically endangered Blue Gum High Forest and endangered Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest. Appallingly no protective environmental zoning has been proposed. Powerful Owls which are listed as vulnerable species are found on the site. The development would destroy their habitat.
The proposed development also lacks infrastructure and amenities, with most of the site a steep walk more than 800m from the new Cherrybrook station. An extra 600 dwellings will add to traffic gridlock on Castle Hill Rd, Highs Rd, Taylor St, Aiken Rd and Oakes Rd.
Most of this land should be rezoned as E2 environmental conservation with protection for mature trees on any part of the site used for residential. We want this beautiful forest protected not bulldozed for high-density apartments.
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