Crown land bid to rekindle debate

A MAJOR reconstruction of the Milperra Road and Henry Lawson Drive intersection will be a requirement of a proposal for a retail warehouse development planned for the south west corner of Bankstown Airport.
LEDA Design and Construction is seeking approvals for the bulk goods retail outlet on 40ha of land, which will include hardware and furniture stores, at the corner of Milperra Drive and Henry Lawson Drive.

FLOODING FURORE

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.

Council reneges on deal

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.

Community deserves explanation

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.

New entrance causes concern

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.

Land exchange is questioned

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.”