Not in backyard of Gladys
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.