Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hornsby Shire Housing Strategy to be reviewed?

HORNSBY State Liberal MP Matt Kean said "a number of issues" needed to be resolved in Hornsby Council's housing strategy before it could be approved by the new State Government.  Last week The Advocate reported that the council wanted the Coalition Government to defer the shire's housing strategy until a new proposal could be developed. The number of new homes needed in Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai municipalities by 2036 under the latest Sydney Metropolitan PIan was 29,000.

Hornsby Housing Strategy is the council's plan to meet the population target set by the previous Labor government in the metropolitan plan. Mr Kean, who was elected at last month's State Election, said he would request a meeting with Planning Minister Brad Hazzard about Hornsby's housing strategy.

"There are a number of issues that need to be addressed before the Director General can sign off on it, such as bushfire-prone areas and proposed density for suburbs north of Hornsby.  "I will work with council to make sure we get the right outcome." 

The strategy includes five, eight and 10-storey residential and mixed-use developments in Hornsby, Pennant Hills, Beecroft, Asquith, Berowra, Mt Colah, Waitara, Normanhurst and Thornleigh.

No comments:

Post a Comment