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On the 5th of June 2021 a Resident Action Group was formed with a large group of residents outraged at a proposed DA which would have seen the destruction of Glenlee.  A further meeting was held on June 12th where over 100 people met with Councillors, Kevin Greene, and Colleen Symington, to share their concerns about:


  • The loss of a significant part of the history of Lugarno and the State of NSW: its Early Settler history and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage as listed by the National Trust


  • The destruction of a vital part of a forested foreshore corridor extending from Oatley Park through Lugarno to the Georges River National Park, home to a wide range of native wildlife including Swamp wallabies, Echidna, Powerful Owl, Eastern Osprey. Numerous endangered species forage and nest in its trees and their understory


  • The removal of over 200 trees, many of them 70-100 years old and including Blackbutt, Grey Gum, Angophora, Smooth-barked apple, Red Bloodwood and Sydney Peppermint. They provide the food and habitat for a wide range of wildlife and the hollows needed for roosting and breeding


  • The loss of natural vegetation that filters the stormwater from surrounding streets and protects the water entering the river. Any housing development would mean stormwater runoff will be collected on hard surfaces and enter the river without filtration. The water quality in the Coastal Environmental area would be significantly impacted


  • The peace and safety of 3 cul-de-sacs would be opened to service the development. These roads were never designed for through traffic. Jacaranda Avenue is only 2 cars wide and will never support the increased traffic without major congestion. Increased parking in already crowded, narrow streets


  • Overdevelopment of an already over-stretched infrastructure. There is one road in and out of the peninsula that is currently struggling to cope with traffic, especially at peak hour. In the event of an evacuation order during a bushfire, the increased population exiting through narrow, congested streets would add to the danger.

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