The NSW Government has released a draft Master Plan for the precinct around White Bay Power Station. It is the first of eight redevelopment proposals for the whole Bays West precinct.
This weekend I held a public meeting to hear residents' feedback on this huge development proposal.
We had such a huge turnout with hundreds of residents attending. This sends a strong message that people in our local area care about the future of this site and want to see a world class renewal that focuses on public benefit.
I was grateful to hear feedback from residents on all aspects of the proposal. Residents raised a number of concerns including that:
- 22-storey towers will monster the heritage White Bay Power Station
- there isn't a clear plan about what the Power Station will be used for
- the project's own traffic studies reveal there will be traffic gridlock once it is built
- the proposal doesn't include a plan to use new green open space to promote biodiversity
As a result of our meeting and our template submission we were able to generate over 600 local submissions to the draft Master Plan. This is a fantastic result and I will continue to keep up the pressure on the government to listen to our community.
I am absolutely committed to ensuring a positive outcome for this special part of our community.
Sunday, 29 May 2022