THE risk of flooding in areas immediately surrounding Bankstown Airport might have increased because of a large amount of landfill deposited on the airport site in recent years, according to two Bankstown councilors.
The deal, which dates back to 1999, saw council agreeing to swap a narrow section of land it managed for the State Government near the intersection of Milperra Road and Henry Lawson Drive for airport owned land near Bankstown Basketball stadium.
Cr Stromborg’s stance on issues that could see further expansion of Bankstown Airport is far too late and reeks of political grandstanding at its best. Our councillors have short memories after their verbal abuse towards three local residents, who addressed council’s proposal for a land swap agreement in April 1999.
I strongly oppose the expansion of Bankstown airport and I’m pleased that Crs Stromborg and Winterbottom are moving to have Bankstown Council rescind its previous recommendation to the Minister for Land and Water Conservation, as previously requested by many Bankstown residents, including myself.
A LAND-SWAP agreement between Bankstown City Council and Bankstown Airport “did nothing but aid and abet future development at the airport” , the council heard last week.
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.
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.
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.”