St George and Sutherland Leader (29 May 2020) published concerns of community groups concerns about proposed changes to foreshore controls contained in Georges River Council’s draft Local Environmental Plan. There are fears the proposed removal of more than 2300 properties from foreshore protection in the former Hurstville local government area will lead to increased density, a loss of trees and biodiversity and threaten water quality with pollution run-off.
A total of 1183 lots in Oatley will be removed from the foreshore protection zone, 253 lots in Mortdale, 282 in Peakhurst Heights, 114 in Peakhurst, 534 in Lugarno and 14 in Riverwood.
George’s River Council claims it must harmonise it’s controls along the Foreshore. That is moving to the lowest common denominator in environmental protection. So the outcome is to make the riverscape in the first photo more like that in the second
Local member for Oatley Mark Coure showed his support of resident’s concerns on the proposed LEP by an online petition and letter to residents.