Stand­ing to­gether against pro­posal

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Marissa Ge­or­gopou­los

BLACK­TOWN Council’s plan­ning com­mit­tee is pre­sent­ing a united front to en­sure a pro­posed tran­si­tion group home at Plump­ton is not ap­proved.

The com­mit­tee voted unan­i­mously to knock back the de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion for the 54-bed home at its meet­ing last Wed­nes­day.

That rec­om­men­da­tion will go to the full council meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 26.

The DA, put for­ward by Elie Farah of Ef­fec­tive Build­ing and Con­struc­tion, has caused up­roar among res­i­dents, with more than 300 sign­ing a pe­ti­tion against the pro­posal.

The two-storey tran­si­tional home, planned for the cor­ner of Rooty Hill Rd North and Flora St, would in­clude a mul­tipur­pose hall and 20 park­ing spots.

Ward 5 Coun­cil­lor Brad Bunt­ing said the council was on its way to mak­ing the right de­ci­sion.

“I def­i­nitely do sup­port what the council’s done in re­gards to look­ing ex­ten­sively into the ap­pli­ca­tion and re­fus­ing it on a num­ber of grounds, in­clud­ing the safety of the res­i­dents in the area,” Cr Bunt­ing said.

He said Plump­ton was an older sub­urb be­com­ing “a new de­vel­op­ment area with lots of young fam­i­lies”, and the planned de­vel­op­ment “does not suit” the area.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the Plump­ton tran­si­tional home.

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