We have a vision for a city that is liveable, sustainable and diverse. This means investing in affordable housing, green space, community facilities, public transport and recreational facilities. It means embracing innovative design and sustainable technologies. It means engaging in meaningful consultation with communities.
By fast tracking development and scrapping good planning guidelines, developers will win over the needs of the community. The government's Urban Growth strategy is a threat to that vision. UrbanGrowth NSW has no targets for affordable housing, sustainability or open space. There are no guarantees that these new and expanded neighbourhoods will have the critical infrastructure they need such as schools, sporting fields, medical facilities or public transport.
Liberal Government Refuses to Listen to the Community on Moore Park Development
Today the NSW Liberal Government refused to listen to the community on the Moore Park development proposal. We need to protect our inner-city green spaces.
Sydney Should Not Have to Sacrifice Precious Green Space for Needed Development
Today I called on the Government to halt plans to develop Moore Park and allow the community consultation already under way to take its course. The Greens do not believe the community should be forced to sacrifice parkland and green spaces for needed development.
Australian Technology Park to be sold off to Mirvac
Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong has expressed disgust at the Government’s decision to forge ahead with the privatisation of the Australian Technology Park and Eveleigh Railyards site despite their important public and heritage value.
The Local Member has vowed to continue to work with the community to ensure that public access to the sites is not lost and that the living heritage and specialisation in innovation is maintained.
“This publically owned space should not be seen as a cash-cow for developers. We’ve seen this behaviour from successive NSW Governments, selling off valuable public assets with benefits going to their developer mates.
“This is an irreplaceable part of the historic fabric of Sydney’s inner city. Once it’s taken out of public hands we’ll lose it forever.
“It’s distressing to think that this innovation hub and heritage site could soon be branded with big, flashy ‘Comm Bank’ logos.
Protecting Heritage, Innovation and Living History in the Australian Technology Park
After it was announced that the Australian Technology Park sold off to Mirvac, our office worked hard together with the community to preserve the heritage, living history, innovation and inner-city green space at the ATP and Eveleigh Tram Sheds precinct.
We joined with community groups including REDWatch, the Alexandria Residents Action Group, and the Friends of Erskineville to ensure that these valuable inner city spaces were properly protected.Read more
Greens Oppose Privatisation of the Australian Technology Park
The Australian Technology Park is of great significance both for its heritage and ongoing contribution to the community in Sydney. The Greens want to keep this vital site in public hands.
Alice St Developer must respect council and community
Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong has criticised developer El Maha for their complete lack of respect for the local community and council when it comes to the proposed development at Alice St Newtown.
“The arrogance and lack of regard for the community which is being exhibited by this developer is staggering,” Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong said.Read more
Meeting at Marrickville Council on Alice St Development
Last Monday I met with Marrickville Councillor Victor Macri and a staff representative from the council to discuss the Alice St development and community opposition to the development.
Councillor Macri went through the DA process in detail from the Council's perspective. As we know, the DA to increase the height of the Alice St development to seven stories is now in front of the Land and Environment Court. Councillor Macri made assurances that the Council will do everything they can as part of that process to represent the interest of the community.Read more
Parramatta Road Urban Renewal Project: Planning Needs to be Integrated
The NSW Liberal Government has failed to consult properly with the community, and has failed to plan for massive population growth that will result from the Parramatta Road Urban Renewal Project.