We write to make known our opposition to the damaging impacts on Airport Reserve at Milperra as outlined in the Bankstown Business Estate Major Development Plan Concept, July 2015 (as proposed by LEDA Holdings) which is now up for public comment. The Business Park itself is on land owned by Sydney Metro Airpostd, but the plan clearly earmarks damaging impacts on the adjacent Airport Reserve, which is state owned Crown land open space zoned for recreational purposes.
A lot of Bankstown Bushland Society’s concerns about indigenous trees could easily be dealt with by Bankstown City Council by incorporating this list of significant indigenous canopy species in its Tree Preservation Order.
Bankstown Bushland Society objects to the Plan for the Bankstown Business Estate on the Airport precinct on the grounds of its impacts on the public open space of Airport Reserve. It is clear from the Stakeholder Briefing Paper and Development Plan Concept that Airport Reserve is very much a part of the development plan, and that it is intended for it to accommodate a major new road entry into the development site, a 200 metre long slip lane giving access from the west, and a bus embayment.
We have received report that the RMF is intending to widen sections of Henry Lawson Drive in the vicinity of Panania, East Hills and Picnic Point. Is this true? We point out that the road reserves in the area of Deepwater Park, East Hills Park, Monash Reserve and Lambeth Park all contain rare bushland and native flora much valued by the people of Bankstown and the Georges River.