Not in back­yard of Gla­dys

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

GLA­DYS Bere­jik­lian has backed down on plans to su­per-size de­vel­op­ment in her elec­torate and de­vel­op­ers have de­scribed the move as “very dis­ap­point­ing”.

The draft precinct plan for St Leonards and Crows Nest, ob­tained ex­clu­sively by The Sun­day Tele­graph, shows the govern­ment will largely pre­serve the char­ac­ter of Crows Nest in res­i­den­tial ar­eas.

De­vel­op­ers are dis­ap­pointed, say­ing they were promised 50 storeys in some ar­eas but will in­stead get a max­i­mum of only 18. Much of the high-rise de­vel­op­ment will cen­tre along the Pa­cific High­way be­tween St Leonards and Crows Nest, an area al­ready rec­om­mended for de­vel­op­ment. Premier Bere­jik­lian (above) said the de­part­ment has lis­tened to feed­back on “what peo­ple who live, work and visit the area say makes St Leonards-Crows Nest unique”.

The de­ci­sion comes days af­ter she called for a mas­sive drop in im­mi­gra­tion so in­fra­struc­ture has time to catch up.

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