Is Dural about to become the next Cherrybrook?
2016 is turning out to be the year developers make their move for residential sub-division in and around Dural. Reports on pages 30-33 show the local council's and the NSW State Government, are being lobbied by property developers to change the zoning on large parcels of land. Once rezoned, the developers can then build a range of low, medium and high density houses and apartments. . By far the biggest rezoning is the South Dural precinct (the area bounded by Old Northern Road, Hastings Road and New Line Road). This represents 240 hectares of land, and will consist of approximately 3000 dwellings. The next largest rezoning application relates to the properties along Old Northern Road towards Galston. These are noted with a suffix (1) in the list below. This rezoning application leaves around eight rural properties in the middle of the development, separating the "northern site" from the "southern site" See map on page 30. Reports on pages 30-33 give a brief description of what is proposed for each of the applications. Residents need to decide if this type of residential sub-division is what you want for Dural. If it is, then that's OK, but if its not, then you need to decide what to do to fight the developments. This is a strong Liberal seat. Liberals hold the balance of power in Hills and Hornsby Councils, State and Federal Governments. We have an election looming. What better time to write to your State and Federal members to express your views. You can also join Facebook and local residents groups or the local Dural Chamber of Chamber. As a paper, we can only suggest options. The decision is yours. You can also write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish your letters.