Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Beecroft Village To Be Turned Into Highrise!

According to a report in the Northern District Times, Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard gazetted the Hornsby Housing Strategy on Friday, allowing residential and mixed-use developments up to five storeys in height in Hornsby Shire Council including the Beecroft Shopping Village.

The BCCT had been given no warning of this despite frequent requests for information.  The last that Trust members were formally told was soon after the election when we were told that the issue was "on hold".

The article in NDT says the gazetting allows for a mix of townhouses, five-storey and eight to 10-storey residential and mixed use developments in 10 suburbs.
The Housing Strategy is part of the previous state government’s Metropolitan Strategy, which identified that Hornsby Shire must provide 11,000 dwellings by 2031.
Hornsby Mayor Nick Berman, Deputy Mayor Michael Hutchence and council staff met with Mr Hazzard to discuss the strategy.
“We forwarded all the submissions from residents about the Housing Strategy on to the minister,” Cr Berman said.
“Now that the state government has adopted this strategy, it must come good on its promises to improve the necessary support infrastructure and services such as roads, public transport, schools and hospitals for our growing population.” For more information go to or phone 9847 6760.

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