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Hundreds of residents have had their say on the City of Canterbury Bankstown’s planning proposal, to prohibit multi-dwelling housing in low density residential areas in Bankstown.
More than 310 submissions were received, with around 90 per cent in favour of the plan to stop the NSW Government’s Medium Density Housing Code from:
Mayor Khal Asfour welcomed the community’s overwhelming support of Council’s action.
"They’re scared and we’re scared, and our concerns are justified," he said.
"The Government’s new Code, scheduled to be introduced on 1 July, will seriously impact the look and feel of our suburbs."
Council has requested a further deferral of the Code until it completes its new city-wide Local Environmental Plan, where a range of housing types will be considered in appropriate areas.
"Should that deferral not be granted, the Department of Planning will need to ensure our planning proposal amendments are approved before the Government’s Code kicks in on 1 July," Mayor Asfour said.
In a further bid to ensure consistent standards are applied to developments across Canterbury-Bankstown, Council has also made amendments to the Canterbury Development Control Plan, so it closely aligns with the Bankstown Development Control Plan. They include:
30/05/2019 12:12 PM