COUNCILLOR Ian Stromborg has vowed he will do everything in his power to fight Bankstown Airport’s plan to reactiveate a land-swap agreement with Bankstown City Council.
The LEDA Holdings/Sydney Metro Airports Business Park proposal aims to annexe Airport Reserve on Milperra Road for the new development site on adjoin airport land. If this happens it will destroy the ecological values of one of the last remaining examples of Cooks River Castlereagh Ironbark Forest left in Bankstown.
Bankstown Airport Limited and LEDA Holdings want to annexe Airport Reserve on Milperra Road for the new Business Park they are planning. If this happens it will destroy the ecological values of one of the last remaining examples of Cooks River Castlereagh Ironbark Forest left in Bankstown.
Developments at Bankstown Airport were “another example of the total disregard airport management have towards residents.” and would increase traffic in the area, according to a community group.
Yeramba Lagoon Picnic Point – Management Plan – 2000
The State Government should urgently investigate “a series of bushland management blunders in Bankstown” according to the Total Environment Centre. The Total Environment Centre director Mr Jeff Angel has said “we have numerous concerns about mismanagement of urban bushland in the Bankstown Local Government Area. The problems give grave cause to doubt Bankstown Council’s competency for urban bushland management.”
A spokeswoman for the Bankstown Bushland Society, Ms Pat Bell, said “the society is concerned that council’s recommendation to the Minister for Land and Water Conservation that the land swap is in the public interest, may have been based on inadequate information.”
Bankstown Council has decided to apply to the Minister for Land and Water Conservation for final approval to swap a portion of Airport Reserve with Bankstown Airport land adjacent to the Bankstown Basketball Stadium.
THE approval for a land exchange between Bankstown Council and Bankstown Airport Ltd at Tuesday night’s council meeting was rowdily condemned by residents.
Anti aircraft noise groups have demanded that the Federal Government abandon plans to build an airport at Badgerys Creek. A meeting of a 30 group alliance, including groups from the eastern suburbs, the North Shore, Bankstown and western Sydney, called for a renewed search for a site outside the Sydney area.