Sydney Zoo nod
THE NSW Government has given developers of a new $28m zoo in Sydney’s western suburbs the green light to proceed.
Sydney Zoo will be located on 16.5 hectares of land within the Western Sydney Parklands, near Blacktown ( TD 15 Dec 15).
The attraction will feature up to 60 enclosures for about 200 animal species.
Nearby Featherdale Wildlife Park, which has welcomed 11.5m visitors over the past 43 years, was opposed to elements of the project, however it was rebuted by the NSW Government.
“The commission has found that the risk and severity of potential impacts to Featherdale and the socially beneficial programs that it offers do not warrant refusal of the Sydney Zoo project,” the NSW Planning Assessment Commission stated earlier this month.