Have Your Say! Before 31st March

Residents in Sydney have been given a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to have a say in planning their future. Without feedback, how can the Sydney Greater Commission know what we want? Don’t be complacent now, then complain later. Start the process by reading the Draft Plans and making a submission.

Unfortunately, the areas of Galston, Arcadia, Glenorie, Canoelands, Fiddletown, Berrilee, Dural, Middle Dural, Kenthurst, Annangrove, Maroota and Wisemans Ferry are split between the North District Draft Plan (Hornsby Shire Council residents) and the West Central District Plan (Hills Shire Council residents). This is probably not a good outcome for our area. Surely it would be better if all our rural areas were planned together. The rural areas are mentioned in the North District Draft Plan on page 143, and in slightly more detail in the West Central District Plan on page 157, even the Sustainability Priorities appear to be slightly different.

If you feel that our rural areas need to be considered in one District Plan, not split between two, then we urge you to make a submission, even if it’s just to make this point. We would suggest that all rural areas and villages be covered by the West Central District Plan, as this is where the majority of land lies. Do we really want different planning outcomes on each side of Old Northern Road like we have now?

You can make a submission via email to [email protected].
You can also make online submissions at
www.greater.sydney/have-your-say. There are 3 types of online submissions:

1. A quick submission – rate different questions asked on the survey and provide comments
2. An open submission – just enter your comments in the box provided and upload any attachments
3. A detailed submission – answer and rate detailed questions the Sydney Greater Commission has devised and provide comments where you think necessary. You would need a copy of the Draft Plan open in order to answer all the questions.

Both Draft plans can be printed/read at http://www. greater.sydney/my-district

Don’t forget this needs to be done by 31st March 2017.

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