In a big win for those in the Oatley Electorate, Georges River Council has deferred the completion of the Draft Mortdale Town Centres Masterplan, allowing locals to properly express their concerns.
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, who has lobbied against the Masterplan since it went on public exhibition in July 2021, today welcomed the fantastic win for the community.
“Georges River Council has listened to the communities serious concerns about the plan and has extended the consultation period, which was set to end in June,” Mr Coure said.
“Georges River Council has also agreed to conduct a traffic study, which I have been pushing since last year. This will ensure that the impacts of increased vehicle usage, pedestrian movements are considered, as well as the lack of parking within Mortdale.”
“Whilst this deferral overall is a big win for the community, our community still has a long way to go in pushing back this masterplan. The people have spoken, and it is time for action.”
Council is set to seek updates from the Greater Sydney Commission of population projections for the LGA up to 2036, as well as review each planning proposal on a case-by-case basis, in order to determine the impact of the Master Plan.
“Whilst the Masterplan has not yet been endorsed by the Georges River Council, it is key that locals have their say and voice their concerns, in order to highlight the strong community opposition to the project,” Mr Coure said.
Once the draft Masterplan has been endorsed by Georges River Council, it will be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days. Georges River Council will conduct in-person community consultation during this period, as well as one-on-one telephone and meeting services by town planners.
“If you wish to voice your concerns surrounding the Mortdale Masterplan, please sign my petition and have your voice heard. I have already received well over 900 signatures,” Mr Coure said.
To sign the petition, please visit: https://forms.gle/KgyRumtsFX4YaRHi6
For more information, please visit: https://yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/mortdale-centre-master-plan