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.
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.
Neither LEDA nor Bankstown Airport Limited own any part of Airport Reserve, which is a vestige of the original County of Cumberland Planning Scheme Green Belt.
Further to our letter of 13-7-2012 re Airport Reserve, and your response to that of 11-9-2012, we again express our concerns over the development proposal of LEDA/Sydney Metro Airports which is currently up for public comment.
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.
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.