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With the Bankstown Airport and precinct set to expand over the next 20 years, City of Canterbury Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour said more planning must be done before it can properly take off.
The Bankstown Airport’s Draft Master Plan 2019 – on exhibition until Friday 25 January 2019 – and the Draft Major Development Plan for the South West Precinct – on exhibition until Friday 21 December 2018 – proposes to:
"We support the viable growth of the Bankstown Airport as an aviation hub and key transport gateway, but we have concerns with the plans as they currently stand," Mayor Asfour said.
"Our main concern revolves around the lack of community infrastructure to support the increased development, and how it will affect the adjoining residential community and environment.
"We are also concerned about a potential spike in retail development, which runs the very real prospect of taking business opportunities and jobs away from our local centres."
The issues Council will raise in its submissions on the plans, include:
Mayor Asfour said he was confident that with continued collaboration, the site would be key to transforming Canterbury-Bankstown and continue to be an important asset to the city.
"So far, I have had positive interactions with the new Bankstown Airport owners and management and have been happy with the collaborative approach to date. I look forward to continuing this relationship and discussing the future of the site,’ Mayor Asfour said.
To make your own submission, go to www.sydneymetroairports.com.au
12/02/2019 9:53 AM