Syd­ney Zoo nod

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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.

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