ANNE STANLEY MP
MEMBER FOR WERRIWA
COUNCILLOR NATHAN HAGARTY
LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL
11 October 2021
AEROTROPOLIS OPEN SPACE REDUCTION
Anne Stanley MP, Member for Werriwa, and Liverpool City Councillor Nathan Hagarty, have cautiously welcomed the changes to the open space zone in the Aerotropolis.
“These changes are a massive win for the community and for the individual landowners who were subject to uncertainty for too long.” Ms Stanley said.
“Following the State Government’s admission of failure with the original planning, I welcome these changes. However, it must not be forgotten that the concerns of the landowners should have been answered from day one.
“The landowners were not treated with due dignity and respect by this State Liberal Government and have suffered months on end without knowing what the future would hold for them.
“I am proud of everyone in my community who made a submission to the Independent Community Commissioner, and I commend the landowners on the work they have put in over the last two years.
“I hope that in the future, the needs of the community will come first.” Ms Stanley said.
Large reductions have been made to the Western Sydney Aerotropolis’ open space network and environment and recreation zone following substantial community backlash.
“I welcome the significant reduction in open space. The proposed amount of open space in the initial plans was simply unworkable.” Councillor Hagarty said.
“This is a sensible set of changes and will provide some welcome relief for landowners. I congratulate all the landowners on the hard work they have put in to get to this point.
“There is still plenty of work to be done to ensure the State Government follows through on this commitment. We also need timely and adequately funded land acquisitions. I will continue to support landowners in their struggle as I have done since day one.” Councillor Hagarty said.