Against Over Development

Most of us want to protect the things that make the Hawkesbury a special place to live. Most of us.

But finding a balance between job opportunities, housing affordability and the other things we value – things like our open spaces and semi-rural amenity – is hard.

I and my team completely oppose the kind of barely controlled, appallingly designed subdivisions that have eaten the areas on our doorstep, whole.

But we do support:

Granny Flats: A more reasonable policy for allowing acreage landowners to put secondary dwellings or detached dual occupancies on their land

Design excellence principles: A set of guidelines in our planning rules that make our built environment places we can be proud of – sustainable, connected and leafy

Infrastructure first: When we must build, we will demand that State and Federal governments do their bit and provide necessary infrastructure first – not a decade later

My posts about 'Development'

I’ve written and spoken more about the topic of development than any other thing during this term of Council.

Granny Flats: You deserve more choice | Hawkesbury City Council

The way Council treats granny flats and dual occupancies in our area is insane. Some types are allowed in built up areas, but not…

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Further delays to the Grose River Bridge should make you cranky

The Redbank project, and associated wrangling over the promised Grose River Bridge crossing goes all the way back to 2008. So if…

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Proposed McGraths Hill motel development knockback prompts litigation

Most residents are unaware of a proposal to build a large Motel on the site of the Millers Nursery Site at McGraths Hill. That's…

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Sending a strong message about inappropriate development at Kurrajong and Kurmond

At Council's meeting this week, I supported a motion to end the ‘Kurrajong-Kurmond investigation area’ process. I believe the…

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Hawkesbury’s Local Housing Strategy and the pressure for development

The suburbs of Vineyard, Oakville and Maraylya, sit adjacent to some very aggressive urban growth. The ‘North Western Growth…

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Straight talk about Development

I was with Garry Cotter being interviewed at Hawkesbury Radio and the subject turned to development in Sydney generally, and the…

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Is a Hindu temple appropriate for Pitt Town?

A number of residents have approached me about a development application which was lodged in late November for the construction…

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The Vineyard Development area

Recently I completed a trio of short videos that go together in covering issues relating to housing development. My desire is to…

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