Have Your Say!

Be­fore 31st March

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Front Page -

Res­i­dents in Syd­ney have been given a 'once in a life­time' op­por­tu­nity to have a say in plan­ning their fu­ture. With­out feed­back, how can the Syd­ney Greater Com­mis­sion know what we want? Don't be com­pla­cent now, then com­plain later. Start the process by read­ing the Draft Plans and mak­ing a sub­mis­sion.

Un­for­tu­nately, the ar­eas of Gal­ston, Ar­ca­dia, Glenorie, Ca­noe­lands, Fid­dle­town, Ber­rilee, Du­ral, Mid­dle Du­ral, Ken­thurst, An­nan­grove, Ma­roota and Wise­mans Ferry are split be­tween the North Dis­trict Draft Plan (Hornsby Shire Coun­cil res­i­dents) and the West Cen­tral Dis­trict Plan (Hills Shire Coun­cil res­i­dents). This is prob­a­bly not a good out­come for our area. Surely it would be bet­ter if all our ru­ral ar­eas were planned to­gether. The ru­ral ar­eas are men­tioned in the North Dis­trict Draft Plan on page 143, and in slightly more de­tail in the West Cen­tral Dis­trict Plan on page 157, even the Sus­tain­abil­ity Pri­or­i­ties ap­pear to be slightly dif­fer­ent.

If you feel that our ru­ral ar­eas need to be con­sid­ered in one Dis­trict Plan, not split be­tween two, then we urge you to make a sub­mis­sion, even if it's just to make this point. We would sug­gest that all ru­ral ar­eas and vil­lages be cov­ered by the West Cen­tral Dis­trict Plan, as this is where the ma­jor­ity of land lies. Do we re­ally want dif­fer­ent plan­ning out­comes on each side of Old North­ern Road like we have now?

You can make a sub­mis­sion via email to en­gage­ment@gsc.nsw.gov.au.

You can also make on­line sub­mis­sions at

www.greater.syd­ney/have-your-say. There are 3 types of on­line sub­mis­sions:

1. A quick sub­mis­sion - rate dif­fer­ent ques­tions asked on the sur­vey and pro­vide com­ments

2. An open sub­mis­sion - just en­ter your com­ments in the box pro­vided and up­load any at­tach­ments

3. A de­tailed sub­mis­sion - an­swer and rate de­tailed ques­tions the Syd­ney Greater Com­mis­sion has de­vised and pro­vide com­ments where you think nec­es­sary. You would need a copy of the Draft Plan open in or­der to an­swer all the ques­tions.

Both Draft plans can be printed/read at http://www.greater.syd­ney/my-dis­trict

Don't for­get this needs to be done by 31st March 2017.

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